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.
The National Celebrity Poker Tournament is making its way to the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on the 21st of October. Look for Patriots Alumni Tom Stephens, Tim Fox, and Steve King to be present. Mike Eruzione has accepted the invitation along with Willie May (voice of the Boston Celtics) and Dan Shaugnessy from the Boston Globe.
The tournament will feature a silent auction to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Boston. There will be a guaranteed winner per table and many additional prizes and giveaways. Drink samplings and a buffet will be accessible for all guests, so prepare to bring a big appetite!
Reserve your spot to play for just $400 right here at AceTicket.com! Tickets for spectators are also available for $125.
ALDS Game 2 is set for tonight at 9:37 PM at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Red Sox will try to even the series against the Angels with Josh Beckett on the hill leading the defense, before they head home to play at Fenway Park. Beckett over the years has experienced his fair share of MLB playoff baseball. In 2003 he led the Florida Marlins past the New York Yankees to win it all, holding a 1.10 ERA in his two World Series starts. In October of last season he struggled with an oblique injury, but for this year Beckett seems healthy and optimistic.
“He works really hard every day of the week,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “So when his day comes, he can go out and be ready to rise to the occasion. He doesn’t have to try to push a button. He’s prepared for what he’s supposed to do. Because of his talent, he put that together in a lot of big situations. He’s come up big.”
Don’t miss the Sox when they come back to Boston for a pair of battles at Fenway. America’s most beloved 37,000+ capacity ballpark is without a doubt most thrilling during MLB post-season play.
Fenway Game Times and Probable Pitchers:
Home Game 1 - Sunday, October 11th, 12:07 PM – Fenway Park
Scott Kazmir (Angels 10-9) vs. Clay Buchholz (Red Sox 7-4)
Home Game 2 - Monday, October 12th, 8:37 (7:30 if only game) - Fenway Park
If Necessary Joe Saunders (Angels 16-7) vs. Red Sox starter TBDBoston Red Sox ALDS tickets are available now!
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
The Los Angeles Dodgers have coasted into the playoffs this year as the NL West representatives and top National League team based on their regular season record at 96-67. Although they may be favored this post-season, don’t count out the NL Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Veteran players on the Cards know what it’s like to play in the big games, knowing the club has advanced to the World Series twice and the NLCS five different times since 2000.
Dodgers manager Joe Torre certainly believes in his team but also looks to their upcoming NLDS opponents as a great challenge ahead. “They beat us five of seven, but we played them close,” Torre said. “I have a lot of friends over there. A manager I played for (Red Schoendienst). Tony (LaRussa) and I are friends. They’re tough pitching-wise. And since they got Holliday, he’s really made a difference in the lineup. So did Mark DeRosa. You can’t give anything away. They’ll suck it up and take advantage of it. They are well-managed, disciplined.” With all of their pieces in place, the Dodgers will look to get past the point where they left off last season in the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Series Schedule and Probable Starting PitchersGame 1 – Wednesday, October 7th, 6:37 PM – Dodger Stadium
Randy Wolf (Dodgers 11-7) vs. Chris Carpenter (Cardinals 17-4)
Game 2 – Thursday, October 8th, 3:07 PM – Dodger Stadium
Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers 8-8) vs. Adam Wainwright (Cardinals 19-8)
Game 3 – Saturday, October 10th, 3:07 PM – Busch Stadium
Vincente Padilla (Dodgers 12-6) vs. Joel Pineiro (Cardinals 15-12)
Game 4 – Tuesday, October 13th, Time TBD – Busch Stadium If Necessary Starting Pitchers TBD
Game 5 – Wednesday, October 14th, Time TBD – Dodger Stadium If Necessary Starting Pitchers TBD
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies
The defending World Champion Philadelphia Phillies are back on top of the NL East Division with a 93-69 regular season record. Their first real October challenge will be the Colorado Rockies in the National League Division Series. Colorado is a team that has certainly been around a fair amount of post-season play themselves. In 2007 the Rockies created a memorable run that led them all the way to the World Series. Falling three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West this year, the Rockies were able to notch the Wild Card spot.
Both the Phillies and Rockies speaking from experience know the importance of starting off the right way to gain momentum. “It’s huge,” said Phillies slugger Ryan Howard. “You have to go out there and set the tone. It’s all about getting that first one.” The opening NLDS game will feature Colorado’s Ubaldo Jimenez and Phillies veteran Cliff Lee on the mound. Philadelphia has the advantage for 2009 heading into the series based on their 4-2 record verses the Rockies.
Series Schedule and Probable Starting PitchersGame 1 – Wednesday, October 7th, 2:37 PM – Citizens Bank Park
Cliff Lee (Phillies 14-13) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (Rockies 15-12)
Game 2 – Thursday, October 8th, 2:37 PM – Citizens Bank Park
Cole Hamels (Phillies 10-11) vs. Aaron Cook (Rockies 11-6)
Game 3 – Saturday, October 10th, 9:37 PM – Coors Field
If Necessary Starting Pitchers TBD
Game 4 – Sunday, October 11th, Time TBD – Coors Field If Necessary Starting Pitchers TBD
Game 5 – Tuesday, October 13, Time TBD – Citizens Bank Park If Necessary Starting Pitchers TBD
U2 opened up the North American leg of their 2009 tour this weekend in Chicago with shows on 9/12 and 9/13. The set lists from both shows were very similar to set lists from the earlier European dates. The band is still playing 7 tracks from their newest album with hits from their entire catalogue mixed in.
U2 will be in Foxboro, MA on Sunday 9/20 and Monday 9/21 at Gillette Stadium. U2 tickets are available for these and all 2009 tour dates.
U2 Set List 9/12/09
No Line On The Horizon
Get On Your Boots
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Stuck In A Moment (You Can’t Get Out Of)
City of Blinding Lights
I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (Remix)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Pride (In The Name of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender
Tonight’s Red Sox, Rays game didn’t get far. The weather forced a rain out and the game will start fresh on Sunday 9/13 at 12 noon. Sunday’s originally scheduled game at 1:35pm has been moved to 5pm. Tickets for 9/11 will be honored at the first game on Sunday at noon. Tickets for the 9/13 game at 1:35pm will be honored at the 5pm game on Sunday.
Red Sox tickets are still available for both games on Sunday.
Stand-up comedian Lewis Black is set to tear up the stage at the Wang Theatre Saturday at 8:00 pm, and we still have tickets starting at face value!! He just published his newest book called “Me of Little Faith,” and is in the midst of his “Let Them Eat Cake” nation-wide tour. After tomorrow’s show he has scheduled tour dates in various U.S. cities including Portland (OR), Red Bank (NJ), Oakland (CA), and Las Vegas (NV).
Black has been performing stand-up comedy since 1981. In 1990, a play that Black wrote titled “The Czar of Rock and Roll” debuted at Houston’s Alley Theater. Before each show Black would warm up the crowd with a comedy routine, gaining more confidence in his own material show by show. After a while he changed it up and began performing his own stand-up routines in television and film. Black makes regular appearances on The Daily Show aired on Comedy Central for a skit called “Back in Black.” His comedic style includes rants of mental breakdowns, politics, religion, ridiculing history and cultural trends.
Tickets for Lewis Black are available now!
Ace Ticket announced today the launch of its new television campaign starring the beloved Boston announcer and local celebrity Jerry Remy (aka “The RemDawg”). Earlier this week Jerry Remy announced his return to the booth via his official blog, asking readers “Do you think I would miss another series against The New York Yankees?” In true Remy form, Jerry was spirited and enthusiastic about coming back to announce Red Sox games. Remy brought that same enthusiasm with him to the set of Ace Ticket’s new commercial.
The commercial campaign for Ace Ticket will start running this Friday night on NESN’s broadcast of the Red Sox vs Yankees game. The timing couldn’t be better as Remy makes his return to the booth on the same night. The commercial, shot at Fenway Park aims to reinforce Ace Ticket as the Boston choice for consumers’ ticket needs.
Ace Ticket Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1979 in Boston, Massachusetts. Ace Ticket is the largest ticket reseller in the New England area, selling tickets to a variety of events both locally and nationally.
Country music Duo Brooks & Dunn have just announced that they will be parting ways after one final tour in 2010. A message from the group on their website states: “After 20 years of making music and riding this trail together, we have agreed as a duo that it’s time call it a day. This ride has been everything and more than we could ever have dreamed …. We owe it all to you, the fans. If you hear rumors, don’t believe them, it’s just time. We will release our #1′s and then some” on September 8th and come see you all one more time in 2010, with The Last Rodeo Tour (dates to be announced).” The group is currently touring at different state fairs while in the process of scheduling next year’s tour. They also have a few dates booked for early December at the Hilton Theatre in Las Vegas, NV.
Brooks & Dunn have won two Grammy Awards and three American Music Awards since their debut album “Brand New Man” was released. They had more than forty singles on the country music charts and twenty #1 hits. Brooks & Dunn will certainly be missed after almost twenty years in the country music scene.
Tickets for Brooks & Dunn are now available!