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U2 Announces Supporting Acts For 2009 Tour

Posted by Ace Staff on June 12th, 2009

The 2009 U2 360 Tour is only weeks away from kicking off and the excitement continues to build. The supporting acts for U2′s shows have now been announced for all dates. Snow Patrol will join U2 on the 1st portion of the European leg of the tour including shows in Spain, France and Germany.  Snow Patrol will rejoin the band for the 1st leg of the North American tour starting with the Chicago shows.  Muse will take over the supporting role starting with the 9/24 show at Giants Stadium while the Black Eyed Peas will finish up the tour with U2 in the Northwest U.S. shows. If you haven’t already secured your 2009 U2 tickets it is not too late. There are great deals available for all shows on the 2009 tour schedule.

Tool Plans Summer 2009 Trek

Posted by Ace Staff on June 8th, 2009

Prog-metal legends Tool are taking time off from other pursuits (including Maynard’s organic vineyard and winery) to go on a short summer tour. Only ten dates have been confirmed so far, but look for an announcement of the second leg of the tour soon! Tool’s latest album, 10,000 Days came out in 2006, and there is speculation that this new tour could be in support of a new release. 2009 Tool tour dates: July 18 – Denver, CO @ The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park July 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions July 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena July 22 – Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center July 24 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center July 25 – Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theater at Grand Prairie July 27 – Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Arena July 29 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum July 30 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center August 1 – Jersey City, NJ @ Liberty State Park (All Points West Music & Arts Festival) August 5 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre August 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Bank Pavilion August 9 Chicago, IL @ Grant Park (Lollapalooza) Tool tickets are available now!

Paul McCartney to Play Fenway This Summer?

Posted by Ace Staff on June 4th, 2009

Fourty-four years ago, The Beatles played their first show in America. Their iconic Shea Stadium performance helped usher in an era of bands playing huge sports arenas. Sir Paul McCartney announced that he will be returning to Flushing for two solo shows in July.  McCartney and company will appear at Citi Field on July 17th and 18th. Rumors of a possible Fenway Park engagement are gaining steam. The Sox are away from the Fens for the first week of August, leaving the grounds crew plenty of time to put the stadium into and out of concert mode. Sign up to be notified when Paul McCartney tickets are available!

Miley Cyrus to Play TD Banknorth Garden on Nov 9th

Posted by Ace Staff on June 3rd, 2009

Miley Cyrus will be going on another extensive North American tour this Fall. Starting on September 14th at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, Cyrus will start a 45-show trek across the lower 48. Supported by her older brother’s band Metro Station, the tour is hitting nearly every conceivable arena over the course of three months. Sign up to be notified as soon as Miley Cyrus tickets are available!

Bruce Springsteen to Play Two Dates at Comcast Center?

Posted by Ace Staff on May 28th, 2009

Rumors are circulating of a two-night stand in Mansfield for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Current speculation is that the shows would be in mid-to-late August, just after a proposed stop in Connecticut. Dates on this tour have been released slowly, so a confirmation may not be in the cards for a while. Sign up to be notified as soon as Bruce Springsteen tickets are available!

Coldplay Releases Free Live Album

Posted by Ace Staff on May 18th, 2009

British rock band Coldplay has released a free live album. Left Right Left Right Left will be available both as a download and distributed for free at their shows. “Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans — the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen,” the band said in a press release to fans. Tracklist: 1. Glass of Water 2. 42 3. Clocks 4. Strawberry Swing 5. The Hardest Part/Postcards From Far Away 6. Viva La Vida 7. Death Will Never Conquer 8. Fix You 9. Death And All His Friends Download the album here or buy Coldplay tickets and get the album on CD at the show!

Green Day Announces World Tour

Posted by Ace Staff on May 15th, 2009

Green Day will embark on a world tour this Summer to promote their 8th studio album, “21st Century Breakdown”.  The album gets released worldwide on May 15, 2009.  Green Day’s 2009 tour will open on July 3rd at Seattle’s Key Arena. The tour includes stops in Boston on July 20 and New York on July 27. See the full Green Day Tour schedule below.  Get great Green Day tickets now. Green Day 2009 U.S. Tour Dates May. 18, 2009 New York City, NY Bowery Ballroom  Jul. 03, 2009 Seattle, WA Key Arena  Jul. 04, 2009 Vancouver, BC GM Place   Jul. 06, 2009 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place  Jul. 07, 2009 Saskatoon, SAS Credit Union Centre Jul. 09, 2009 Winnipeg, MAN MTS Centre  Jul. 10, 2009 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome  Jul. 11, 2009 Minneapolis, MN Target Center  Jul. 13, 2009 Chicago, IL United Center  Jul. 14, 2009 Detriot, MI Palace of Auburn Hills  Jul. 16, 2009 Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum  Jul. 17, 2009 Ottawa, ONT Scotiabank  Jul. 18, 2009 Montreal, QUE Bell Centre  Jul. 20, 2009 Boston, MA TD Bank  Jul. 21, 2009 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum Jul. 22, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena  Jul. 24, 2009 Hartford, CT XL Center  Jul. 25, 2009 Albany, NY Times Union Center Jul. 27, 2009 New York, NY Madison Square Garden  Jul. 29, 2009 Washington, DC Verizon Center  Jul. 31, 2009 Nashville, TN Somet Center  Aug. 01, 2009 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center  Aug. 03, 2009 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum Aug. 04, 2009 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena  Aug. 05, 2009 Orlando, FL Amway Arena  Aug. 07, 2009 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena  Aug. 08, 2009 Houston, TX Toyota Center  Aug. 09, 2009 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center  Aug. 11, 2009 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center  Aug. 12, 2009 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center  Aug. 13, 2009 Omaha, NE Quest   Aug. 15, 2009 Denver, CO Pepsi Center  Aug. 16, 2009 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena Aug. 18, 2009 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion  Aug. 20, 2009 San Diego, CA Cox Arena  Aug. 21, 2009 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Aug. 22, 2009 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Arena  Aug. 24, 2009 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena  Aug. 25, 2009 Los Angeles, CA Forum

Live Nation to Sell Boston Venues

Posted by Ace Staff on May 6th, 2009

Live Nation Inc will be selling the Opera House, the Orpheum, and the Paradise.  A group including Don Law and David Mugar are purchasing the venues for $22.5 million. (more)

U2 Releases 2nd Single, Magnificent

Posted by Ace Staff on May 5th, 2009

U2 released its’ second single off the widely successful ‘No Line on the Horizon’ album. The song ‘Magnificent’ is just that.  U2 fans can expect ‘Magnificent’ to be an instant concert favorite when U2 hits the road this Summer.  Some lucky U2 fans already saw the song performed live when U2 played three somewhat secret promotional shows this past March. If you missed out you can still watch video from the show at Boston’s Somerville Theatre at U2.com. If you still haven’t picked up your 2009 U2 tickets its not too late. The band will be playing to sold out crowds all Summer and Fall. Aceticket.com still has great deals for U2 tickets in a city near you.

Deftones Play Festivals in Europe, US Tour to Follow

Posted by Ace Staff on May 4th, 2009

Sacramento, CA rockers the Deftones have scheduled a number of Euopean festival dates for the Summer, including appearances at Reading and Leeds. The band’s hiatus was recently extended due to the absence of bassist Chi Cheng, who is still in a coma since being involved in a car accident in November of 2008. The band is prepping a new album entitled “Eros”, due to drop in October. They have enlisted the help of Sergio Vega of Quicksand to fill in for Cheng, and are working with longtime production partner Terry Date. North American Deftones dates are rumored to be starting some time in August, so stay tuned for an official announcement. Sign up to be notified as soon as Deftones tickets are available!