Its a busy time for Summer Concerts in Boston. Check out some upcoming shows below for great deals on some of the Summer’s hottest shows.
Feist – July 8, 2008 – Bank of America Pavilion
Tickets for this show are starting at half of face value. Get great Box seats in Section 1 are only $39 each. 3rd row VIP tickets in Section 2 are only $55 each.
Buy Feist TicketsBon Jovi – July 9-10, 2008 – TD Banknorth Garden
Don’t miss two chances to see one of the most popular live shows of our time. Balcony tickets for these shows start at $49 each. Loge seats closer to the floor are only $72 each. For extra savings use referral code: ‘Jersey’ when you buy your Bon Jovi tickets online and get $25 off your order.
Bon Jovi TicketsDropkick Murphys & Mighty Mighty Bosstones – July 10, 2008 – Lelacheur Park
This will be a great double bill for fans of Boston based music. These two hometown favorites are set for a nice outdoor show this Thursday night. General Admission tickets are $35 each.
Dropkick Murphys TicketsWidespread Panic – July 10, 2008 – Bank of America Pavilion
In the mood for a jam band this Thursday night? Check out Widespread Panic. We have great tickets in the 6th row, dead center for only $65 each (face value is $130). These VIP seats include parking at the venue.
Widespread Panic TicketsJohn Mayer – July 12, 2008 – Comcast Center
Rumor has it that John Mayer will retire after this current tour. Better see him while you can. We have great tickets for this show starting at $85 each. For extra savings use referral code: ‘wonderland’ online and get $25 off your order.
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Actor-Comedian Eddie Murphy could be coming to a stand-up stage near you sometime in the not so distant future. Although nothing has been confirmed, Murphy has recently hinted at giving up Hollywood and returning to his roots in comedy. (more)
Tickets for the next round of Jack Johnson Tour dates are available now! After spending July in Europe, Johnson will return to the US on August 8th to play the Comcast Center (formerly Tweeter Center) in Mansfield, MA.
This “green” tour is encouraging concertgoers to carpool to the show, bring their own bottles of water to refill, and has offered free VIP parking to people who come in hybrid cars. Johnson’s backstage wish list is a far cry from some bands who ask for M&M’s without the green ones, or vodka with a scorpion in it. Johnson’s rider asks for water efficient showers, biodegradable trash bags, recycling containers, and a request that leftover food is donated to local food banks. Additionally, he requests for an “eco-crew” for the parking lot to check air pressure in tires and give fuel efficiency tips.
Catch Jack Johnson’s green tour in a city near you!
Aug. 3: Oro, Ontario (Burl’s Creek Park) Aug. 6: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center) Aug. 7: Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Center) Aug. 10: Jersey City, N.J. (All Points West Festival) Aug. 12: Raleigh, N.C. (Walnut Creek) Aug. 13: Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheatre) Aug. 15: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Sandstone Amphitheatre) Aug. 17: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks) Aug. 18: Salt Lake City (USANA Amphitheatre) Aug. 20: St. Helens, Ore. (Columbia Meadows) Aug. 21: Vancouver (Thunderbird Stadium) Aug. 22: George, Wash. (the Gorge) Aug. 24: San Francisco (Outside Lands Festival)
Many gossip sites are reporting rumors this week that John Mayer will retire soon. Mayer is apparently content with his current body of work and doesn’t see a need to make anymore music at this time. While a short retirement could be possible, many doubt that we’ve seen the last of John Mayer, especially given his age. Today’s music and concert industry is full of acts who were once considered retired but eventually returned to the scene. Recent reunion tours from the Police, and Van Halen are among the more successful of these tours.
If this is indeed the end for Mayer, make sure you check out the remaining dates of his current tour. At the very least it will be the last time you can catch John Mayer for the time being. We hope he enjoys his time off, much of which will likely be spent with his new gal pal, Jennifer Aniston.
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Almost four years have passed since Phish broke up but recent rumors have begun to spread about a possible reunion tour in the works. In an interview last week with Rolling Stone Magazine, Trey Anastasio dropped a few hints that there is a possibility that the band may be considering getting back together.
“When Phish broke up, I made some comment about how I’m not gonna go around playing ‘You Enjoy Myself’ for the rest of my life. And its so funny because Fish and Mike and Page have been talking to each other a lot lately and now – it’s not that I can’t believe that I said that, but its symbolic of how much I lost my mind or how much I lost my bearings or something. Because at this point in time I would give my left nut to play that song five times in a row everyday until I die. I certainly thought about that while I was in jail.” Anastasio said.
The interview with Rolling Stone took place on May 21st, the same day Anastasio got the good news that he would not be heading back to jail for possession of pain killers without a prescription but rather he was sentenced to probation after successfully completing a drug treatment program.
It’s unclear at this point if the talks are just that or if the band has a real intention of hitting the road to tour again. Regardless, the rumors have Phish fans getting excited in anticipation to see the band perform live on stage once again.
Update October 1, 2008
The Phish reunion is rumor no more. Phish will reunite for three concerts at the very least in 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. Phish announced shows for March 6-8.
Phish tickets are now available.
The Bank of America Pavilion has a full schedule of concert venues this summer and tickets are now available through Ace Ticket for all of these shows. Check out the list of artists and bands coming through Boston and be sure to contact Ace with any of your concert ticketing needs!
Highlights of Dates and Artists:
Ringo Starr – Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 7:30pm
The former drummer of the Beatles continues to make music as a solo artist and is touring to get the sound out of his new album “Liverpool 8” which was released in January 2008.
Devo with Tom Tom Club – Friday, Jun 27, 2008 at 7:30 PM
It’s been a long time since Devo’s hit single “Whip It” was released in 1980, but the band is still going strong. They hit the studios in 2007 to record a new album and will be touring this summer to promote its release.
Chicago with the Doobie Brothers – Tuesday, Jul 01, 2008 at 7:30pm
In 1994 Chicago was supposed to release an album called “Stone of Sisyphus” but it never happened. Well, that album is going to be released this year, and the band is touring with the Doobie Brother to rock out those tracks.
Feist – Tuesday, Jul 8, 2008Widespread Panic – Thursday, Jul 10, 2008 at 7:00pmJohn Mellencamp – Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 7:30pm – Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 at 7:30pm
Don’t miss this recent addition to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame as John Mellencamp performs twice at the Pavilion.
Mark Knopfler – Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at TBA
Ever since the 1995 break up of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler has excelled in his solo career. The purpose of his current world tour is to showcase and promote his 5th solo studio album titled “Kill to Get Crimson” which was released in September 2007.
Yes – Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM
In 1968, Yes formed and immediately became a popular English progressive rock band. To celebrate the groups 40th anniversary, they will be conducting a world tour in 2008 to commemorate all their years of success.
Crosby Stills and Nash – Friday, Jul 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM
The trio of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash have rocked been on the stage performing since 1968. Their folk/rock music is known for tight harmonies and creative lyrics and they continue to impress their audiences 40 years later.
Poison – Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Poison will kick off its 2008 Summer tour in style and Boston will be one of its featured stops. The band will play many songs from their most recent album “Poison’d!” which was released in 2007.
Jethro Tull – Monday, Aug 04, 2008 at 7:30 PM
After a busy year of touring in 2007, Jethro Tull somehow found time to hit the recording studio so they could cut some new tracks for an album yet to me named, which they plan on releasing this summer. The 2008 summer tour will most likely be to promote the new album.
Chick Corea with Stanley Clarke, Al Dimeola and Lenny White – Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 7:30pm
With great skills on the piano, Chick Corea headlines a great group of musicians including Stanley Clarke on bass, Al Dimeola on guitar and Lenny White on the drums.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers with Buddy Guy- Saturday, Aug 17, 2008 at 6:00pm
With Buddy Guy and George Thorogood rocking out on the guitar together with the Destroyers band backing them up, this show has potential to be legendary when it comes to blues rock and roll sound.
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals – Sunday, Sep 07, 2008 at 7:30 PM
After trying the solo act for a few years, Ryan Adams is back making music with a band. Together The Cardinals and Adams create an alternative country/rock sound that entertains all who listen.
Make sure to contact Ace Ticket today for seats to any of these great venues coming to Boston this summer!
The summer is just starting to heat up and so are the names set to tour at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. Over the next four months all types of musical genres will hit the stage and rock large crowds of all ages. Make sure to check out the concert lineup and grab tickets to see your favorite artists while they are still available!
6/22 – Stevie Wonder – The man still knows how to rock.
6/24 & 6/25– Dave Mathews Band – DMB Summer 08’ tour hits the East Coast
6/28 & 6/30 – Pearl Jam – The group is ready to hit the stage and rock out.
7/12 – John Mayer – Acoustic rock with a sensual blend.
7/16 – Projekt Revolution Tour featuring Likin Park and Busta Rhymes – Going to be crazy!
7/18 – 311 with special guest Snoop Dogg – Two old school artists teaming up to put of a crazy live show.
7/19 – Steve Miller Band – They’re back on tour and ready to entertain.
7/22 – Stained with Three Doors Down and Hinder – Three great rock bands that put on amazing live shows.
7/23 – Warped Tour – It’s the warped tour, enough said!
7/26 – Rock the Bells International Festival – Many groups coming together to put on a full days worth of music and fun.
7/31 – The Police and Elvis Costello – If you missed them last year at Fenway, make sure you get out this summer because it may be their last tour!
8/2 – Maroon 5 with the Counting Crows – A great combination of modern rock.
8/3 – Boston and Styx – Classic rock at its finest!
8/5 – Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: Slipknot and Disturbed – Another all day even that will be fill of mosh-pits and mayhem.
8/6 – Jack Johnson – Another great acoustic artist that always performs well live.
8/7 – Jonas Brothers – Like OMG, they are back in Massachusetts!
8/8 – O.A.R – Ready to hit the stage and rock out for again.
8/13 – Radiohead – One of the most anticipated shows of the summer!
8/15 – Rod Stewart – Still puts on a great live show for lots of faithful fans.
8/16 – The Allman Brothers – These guys have been rockin’ for decades and its not about to stop.
8/17 – Toby Keith – A little country never hurt anyone, especially a great live performer.
8/19 – Journey – Don’t stop believing!
8/22 – Crue Fest featuring Motley Crue – An all day all night festival of hard rock.
8/23 – Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock – Two artists who certainly know how to put on a show team up to rock out.
9/4 & 9/6 – Jimmy Buffett – The parrot heads already have their calendars marked for this one.
9/13 – Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift – Two amazing country artists playing at the same show, it’s like two for the price of one!
The line up is set, the artists are booked and the only thing left for you to do is make sure you have your tickets to these great shows hitting the Comcast Center stage. Hurry before it’s too late!
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The fairytale story-like year for Jon Lester continues to roll on as the 24-year old left hander added another feat to his list of remarkable accomplishment by hurling a no-hitter in Boston’s 7-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals yesterday evening. What’s most amazing about this achievement is it probably ranks 3rd on his all-time list. (more)
As the weather starts to heat up in Boston, so has the 2008 Summer Concert venue list with some great new additions to an already exciting number of shows scheduled to hit town over the next few months. Tours that will be making local stops include Madonna, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and American Idols Live.
Madonna will be rolling into town on her Sticky and Sweet world tour that begins in Wales on Aug. 23rd. She will be hitting Boston on October 15th for an amazing night at the TD Banknorth Garden before she heads north to put on a few shows in Canada.
Tina Turner joins the list of iconic 80′s pop stars that will be making Boston a stop on their current tour. Turner’s act will be here for two nights on November 16th and 17th and many are already rushing to get tickets to what could be her last tour. Turner who performed with Beyonce at the 50th annual Grammy awards in February of ‘08 received great reviews from critics and decided to officially come out of retirement for this current tour.
Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway tour will rock out at the Garden on July 9th and 10th for two great shows that will feature a wide variety of songs from their older and newer collections and be considered a greatest hits compilation. The band has been touring now since 1985 and always puts on a wild show for their fans.
The biggest hype is around the American Idols Live concert that will be on August 9th at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The show will feature acts from the 2008 American Idol series including Jason Castro, Brooke White, Syesha Mercado, David Cook and the rest of the talented cast.
Make sure to check out ticket listings for all of these great shows while they are still available. The summer is upon us, so don’t miss the opportunity to see one of these great musical acts while they are in town!