With two games left to play in the 2009 regular season, the defending champion Boston Celtics are ready to make their next run at an NBA title. They will either match up for the opening round against the Philadelphia 76ers or the Chicago Bulls. The Sixers are currently a 1/2 game ahead of the Bulls with a 40-40 record. Chicago has one game left against the Raptors, and Philly will be challenged by the Celtics and the #1 seeded Cleveland Cavaliers in their final two games.
The C’s have matched up against the Sixers very well this year, winning all three contests thus far. They went 2-1 against the Bulls, losing in Chicago last March. With home court advantage on their side, Boston should be able to handle either team in a series.
Kevin Garnett recently stated that he will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season. They are going to need him for the playoffs in round 2 when they run into the Cavs. After losing 76-107 last Sunday in Cleveland, Boston will be fired up to prove themselves as real contenders. If Garnett comes back healthy for the post-season and the rest of the C’s continue to play their game, the Celtics could be in the midst of possibly earning their second straight NBA championship.
Regardless of who they play, the Celtics are set to host game 1 of the 1st round this Saturday at the TD Banknorth Garden. Tip off will likely be 12:30 or 1:00 pm. Celtics Playoff tickets are now available.
The Boston Bruins will once again play the rival Montreal Canadiens in round 1 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This time however the Bruins will have the #1 seed and home ice advantage as the Canadiens just barely made the playoffs. The Canadiens ousted the Bruins in seven games in last year’s first round. The Bruins will be out for revenge when the two teams face off this Thursday, April 16 in game 1 at the TD Banknorth Garden. Bruins Playoff tickets are now available. Browse Bruins schedule and tickets below.
Bruins vs Canadiens Round 1 Playoff Schedule:
Bruins vs Canadiens Game 1 – Thursday 4/16/09
Bruins vs Canadiens Game 2 – Saturday 4/18/09
Canadiens vs Bruins Game 3 – Monday 4/20/09
Canadiens vs Bruins Game 4 – Wednesday 4/22/09
Bruins vs Canadiens Game 5 – Saturday 4/25/09
Canadiens vs Bruins Game 6 – Monday 4/27/09
Bruins vs Canadiens Game 7 – Wednesday 4/29/09
A win over potential the postseason opponent New York Rangers gave the Boston Bruins home ice advantage for the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Bruins will go into the postseason as the top team in the East, and are just one game behind NHL-best San Jose. The Bruins will make a run for the President’s Trophy in the next four games, traveling to Ottawa tonight, hosting Montreal at the Garden on Thursday April 9th, going to Buffalo on Saturday April 11th, and finishing the season with a road game against the Islanders on Sunday April 12th.
Boston Bruins Playoff Tickets are available now!
Given the strong possibility of heavy thunderstorms in Boston this afternoon, today’s Home Opener between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will be postponed until Tuesday, April 7 at 4:05 pm. The same tickets will be honored for Tuesday’s game, and no new tickets will be re-issued.
Red Sox tickets are still available for Tuesday’s home opener.
U2′s 2009 360 Tour is selling out at record pace. The band sold out three shows today in Boston, Chicago and New York. In response U2 is added shows in each of those cities, hitting Soldier Field in Chicago on September 13, Gillette Stadium in Boston area on September 21 and on September 25 they’ll play their 2nd night at Giants Stadium. U2 is expected to hold fan club pre-sales on Tuesday for the new dates.
Although the primary sales sold out for all U2 shows, U2 tickets are still available for all dates. Check out U2 tickets for shows in your area now.
According to a rumor printed in the Boston Globe and posted on numerouswebsites, Phish will follow up the pair of Dave Matthews shows with a gig of their own at America’s most beloved ballpark. The show has a tentative date of May 31st, and would take advantage of Fenway already being in “concert mode”. Neither the band or the Red Sox have confirmed the date, but it would be quite a kick-off for Phish’s first tour together in five years.
Phish Tickets are available now for their officially announced shows, or you can sign up to be notified when tickets to Phish at Fenway are available.
U2 played their “secret” Boston show tonight at the Somerville Theatre, dazzling the intimate local crowd with cuts from their new #1 album ‘No Line on the Horizon’. Performing “back where it all started, in Boston” Bono and the boys performed their news songs almost flawlessly opening up with “Get On Your Boots” followed by the instant classic and soon to be live favorite, “Magnificent”. After introducing the members of U2, Bono led the band into “Breathe”, another solid track from the new album. After some banter with the crowd Bono introduced radio friendly cut “I’ll Go Crazy, If I Don’t Crazy Tonight”. U2 ended the show with 2005′s hit single, “Vertigo”.
U2 then took questions from the audience, sharing experiences from past tours.
Thousands gathered throughout the day today in Davis Square in hopes of gaining entrance to the invite only U2 gig. Those lucky enough to attend won tickets on various radio contests over the past two weeks, or had some nice connections with the band and promoter. U2 arrived in the late afternoon and greeted many who had waited all day just to catch a glimpse of the band.
The rest of U2′s 2009 live performances promise to be less secretive as tour dates are now set. U2 will open their 2009 U2 360 Tour in Europe, followed by a stint in North America, including shows in Chicago, Boston (Gillette Stadium) and New York (Giants Stadium). U2 tickets for some European shows will be onsale this weekend with more shows going onsale in the coming weeks.
At long last the first portion of U2′s 2009 tour plans have been revealed. U2′s stadium tour entitled ‘U2: 360′ will kick off in Barcelona on June 30, 2009. U2 will spend the months of July and August touring Europe in cities like Dublin, Paris, Milan, Berlin, London and more. The U2 360 Tour will make its debut in the U.S. on 9/12/09 at Soldier Field in Chicago. So far there are only four announced North American dates including 9/20/09 at Gillette Stadium in MA. More shows will be added shortly.
U2 tickets will be available soon. The band announced plans for U2.com fan club members to get exclusive access via a presale. More info will be coming shortly.
The Dave Matthews Band will be back on the road this Summer, including two new shows just confirmed for Boston’s Fenway Park on May 29th and May 30th. Dave Matthews tickets are now available for most stops and the tour and will be available shortly for the Fenway shows. This marks the second time that DMB is heading to Fenway Park since the Red Sox started allowing concerts here in 2003 with Bruce Springsteen. Dave Matthews first played at Fenway in the Summer of 2006.
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, announced a series of ten shows at London’s 02 Arena in July. Jackson told the press that these would be that last shows he would ever perform. Jackson has not been on a tour since 1997, and has not headlined a major show since 2001, so expect demand to be through the roof. Sign up to be notified as soon as Michael Jackson tickets for the June shows in London are available.