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Dropkicks at Boston HOB

Posted by Ace Staff on November 30th, 2009

The House of Blues in Boston is set to host the Dropkick Murphys for six shows from March 13th to March 17th, 2010. The Dropkicks were the first to perform at the new state of the art concert venue last year in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Current members include Tim Brennan, James Lynch, Al Barr, Ken Casey, Matt Kelly, Scruffy Wallace and Jeff DaRosa. The Quincy natives first started playing together in 1996. From their six studio albums they’ve released popular singles “Tessie,” “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” and “The State of Massachusetts.” The band is widely heard in all Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots home games. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” is also the official song of Australian Rules Football (featured on the ad in Australia promoting the sport). The Dropkicks are rumored to release another album sometime in 2010. Check back here with us at Ace for any additional Dropkick Murphys information!

U2 Plans New Album

Posted by Ace Staff on November 20th, 2009

Rolling Stone Magazine interviewed U2 frontman Bono about the continuation of their widely popular ’360 Tour,’ along with future plans for the group in 2010. “We’ve been playing really well on the tour and getting better and better, and we need to distill whatever we have into some songs,” said Bono. “I would like to put out an album quickly, but we’re only going to do it if it’s great.” The New York Times, The Observer, and Canada Sun Media have all reported U2′s plans to release an album sometime next year. Bono confirmed to Rolling Stone that the album will be titled “Songs of Ascent.” Look for more U2 updates here on the AceTicket Blog! The band is set to appear at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on July 19th. U2 ’360 Tour’ tickets are now available!

Il Divo Live in Boston

Posted by Ace Staff on November 18th, 2009

The Citi Performing Arts Center – Wang Theater in Boston, MA is scheduled to welcome Il Divo to center stage Friday, December 18th at 8:00 PM. The international operatic pop group was formed by American Idol’s Simon Cowell. In 2004 they signed with Cowell’s record label Sysco Music. The group really hit the big time in the U.S. while on tour with the sensational Barbra Streisand in 2006. Il Divo and Streisand together ranked second for all tours that year, producing $92.5 million in gross sales. The group has released five studio albums in their short history together. Their debut self titled album reached 4X Platinum Status in the UK and 2X Platinum in the US. Il Divo’s 2005 “The Christmas Collection” became widely popular in the US and Canada. Their most well known songs to date include “Unbreak My Heart,” “I Believe in You,” “The Time of our Lives,” and “Without You.” Don’t miss Il Divo live in concert. Tickets are available now!

All Time Low at Boston House of Blues

Posted by Ace Staff on November 17th, 2009

Don’t miss All Time Low as they make their way to the House of Blues in Boston, MA Thursday December 3rd at 6:00 PM. The band is currently touring all over the U.S. to further promote their latest album “Nothing Personal.” They’ll be headlining venues in other major cities including Chicago, St Louis, Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia. Members Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Zack Merrick, and Rian Dawson first came together as a band in 2003. The Baltimore natives have released three studio albums to date. Their second project “So Wrong, It’s Right” sold over 14,000 units its first week in stores. “Nothing Personal” debuted at #4 and sold over 60,000 copies in a matter of days. Following their string of shows around the country All Time Low will embark on a UK tour starting around January of 2010. Purchase your All Time Low concert tickets right here with us at Ace!

TD Garden to Host Jay-Z

Posted by Ace Staff on November 16th, 2009

Veteran rapper and producer Jay-Z will be making his way to the TD Garden in Boston, MA on March 11th at 7:00 PM. His 2010 tour is in place to promote his new “Blue Print 3″ album. Since its release in September, the record has introduced chart topping singles “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)” and “Run This Town.” He performed his latest hit “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia Keys before Game 2 of the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium.   Jay-Z has been a major influence in hip-hop for the past two decades. Over the course of his career he’s released 11 studio albums and four collaboration albums, selling a total of $26 million copies in the U.S. alone. Jay, since becoming a successful rapper has built himself up as an established record executive, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, business man, and fashion designer. Don’t miss Jay-Z’s “Blue Print 3″ live tour! Tickets are now available!

Ace Ticket To Donate NKOTB Profits To Toys For Tots

Posted by Ace Staff on November 16th, 2009

On December 20, 2009 Boston’s own New Kids on the Block will be playing a show at the Boston House of Blues with all net ticket proceeds benefitting Toys for Tots. The band is also asking that attendees bring one unwrapped, non-violent toy to the concert for the 2009 Toys for Tots drive.Ace Ticket, a past contributor to the Toys For Tots drive (Ace has donated thousands of toys in past years), will mirror this effort by the New Kids, donating all of its net ticket profits for the 12/20 NKOTB show to Toys for Tots. Ace Ticket has set up some auctions on Ebay for this show. You can view them here: http://stores.ebay.com/1800MYSEATS.  All profits from the auction will go towards the charitable effort. If you wish you can also help out the cause when you order NKOTB tickets online or by phone from AceTicket.com.”I think that NKOTB made a classy move when they set up this show to benefit the local Toys for Tots chapter. Donnie and the guys never did forget their hometown and we’re proud to call them Bostonians”, said Ace Ticket CEO, Jim Holzman.

John Mayer 2010 Tour Dates

Posted by Ace Staff on November 16th, 2009

Popular singer-songwriter John Mayer is set to arrive at the TD Garden Wednesday, February 24th as part of his 2010 nation-wide tour. Before playing in Boston he is scheduled for shows in major cities including New York City, Las Vegas, San Diego, Nashville, and Washington DC. Look for his new album “Battle Studies” to be released in stores tomorrow!Mayor has stated the new album to have a totally different style compared to his previous works. “I approach music like a director doing a period piece,” said Mayer. “Where Continuum was R&B and Soul, Battle Studies was written with the timelessness of Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Neil Young in mind.The melodies and message are concise and from-the-gut with the efficiency of simplicity.”The 32 year old has been relevant in the music industry since promoting his 2001 debut album “Room for Squares.” Featuring the hit songs “No Such Thing” and “You’re Body Is a Wonderland, the album went on to reach 4X platinum status. His following two albums “Heavier Things” and “Continuum” reached multi-platinum success as well. Tickets to see John Mayer live are available now with us at AceTicket.com!

Complete Tour Schedule


2/8 Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum

2/9 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena

2/10 Nashville, TN Sommet Center

2/12 Auburn Hills , MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

2/13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

2/16 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place

2/17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

2/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun

2/20 Washington, DC Verizon Center

2/21 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center



2/24 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden


2/25
New York, NY Madison Square Garden

2/28 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

3/1 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

3/2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

3/4 Omaha, NE Qwest Center

3/5 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center

3/6 Houston, TX Toyota Center

3/8 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

3/9 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

3/10 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

3/12 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

3/13 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall

3/15 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex

3/16 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

3/17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

3/19 Memphis, TN Fed Ex Forum

3/20 St Louis, MO Scottrade Center

3/22 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

3/23 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

3/25 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

3/26 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion

3/30 Portland, OR Rose Garden

3/31 Seattle, WA KeyArena

4/1 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place

4/3 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome

4/4 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

4/6 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre

4/7 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

4/8 Fargo, ND FargoDome

4/10 Chicago, IL United Center


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Bosstones to Play House of Blues

Posted by Ace Staff on November 13th, 2009

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones scheduled three shows at the House of Blues in Boston, MA from Saturday, December 26th to Monday, December 28th. The string of performances will include songs from their new album “Pin Points and Gin Joints,” which is set to be released by the end of 2009. Originally formed in 1983, the Bosstones were eventually recognized as the leading contributors to the “ska-core” movement. In total the Boston natives have released seven full length albums, three EPs and one live album. Their 1997 record “Let’s Face It” to this day is their popular project, featuring the #1 single “The Impression That I Get.” After taking a temporary hiatus in 2003, the band reunited back home four years later at the Middle East Club. Don’t miss the Bosstones live in action when they perform old classics along with their most recent material at Boston’s very own House of Blues. Tickets are now available!

Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium

Posted by Ace Staff on November 12th, 2009

Country sensation Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on Sunday, June 6th. The rising star has tour dates set for major venues all over the country, including the Jingle Ball show at the Madison Square Garden Friday, December 11th. Last night at the CMA’s she took home four of the most prestigious awards including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. “Love Story,” her biggest #1 hit came from her 2008 “Fearless” album. Swift first gained popularity with her debut self-titled album in 2006. The record featured singles “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “Tim McGraw,” and “Picture to Burn.” Exceeding all expectations it went on to reach the #1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums and Canadian Country Albums Charts. Her “Fearless” album reached even new heights, selling 592,304 copies in its first week in stores. The 5x Platinum album introduced songs ”You Belong with Me,” “Love Story,” and ”White Horse.” Taylor Swift tickets are available here at AceTicket.com!

HOB Welcomes New Kids on the Block

Posted by Ace Staff on November 11th, 2009

Pop group New Kids on the Block is scheduled to headline a one night only event at the House of Blues in Boston Sunday, December 20th at 7:00 PM. The guys don’t have any immediate tour plans for now but are definitely excited about giving hometown fans a great show. NKOTB first arrived to the music scene in 1985 with the release of their debut self-titled album. From the late 1980′s and into the 90′s they sold over 70 million albums worldwide. They played a large role in paving the way for popular boy bands ‘NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. After releasing their comeback album “The Block” in 2008, they hit the road for a successful tour all over the U.S. Their first hit track “Summertime” off the album climbed to the #18 spot on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 charts. Contact Ace with any New Kids on the Block House of Blues ticket needs!