U2′s new album is now out in the U.S. and the band is promoting it heavy this week and next. There are lots of exciting developments for U2 fans. U2 is of course playing the Letterman Show all this week but in addition the band has planned 3 intimate performances from March 9 thru March 11 in Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. U2 will play a small club show in L.A. on 3/9, a radio show in Chicago on 3/10 and a small club show in Boston on 3/11. It doesn’t appear that U2 tickets will be available for sale for any of these shows but all the details have yet to be revealed. Tickets for the U2 Boston show have been available to radio contest winners only so far. Five major radio stations in Boston are giving tickets away all this week. There is still no indication of where this U2 show will happen given that most of the likey choices are already booked including the Paradise, the House of Blues and the Orpheum Theatre. One rumor has U2 playing at the Showcase Live at Gillette Stadium.
In other U2 news, the band is set to release their 2009 Tour schedule on Monday 3/9. U2 has already revealed the tour to be a stadium tour. They will likely play two shows at New England’s Gillette Stadium later this year.
Its already expected to be a big week for U2, but on March 9th according to U2.com the band will release the details of their 2009 tour. The band’s latest album, ‘No Line on the Horizon’ is slated for international release on Monday 3/2 and U.S. release on Tuesday 3/3. Many were speculating that Monday would also bring surprise news of a U2 tour announcement. It has already been revealed that U2 will do a stadium tour in 2009. On Monday we may get some news about U2 tickets and 2009 U2 tour dates although the official word won’t come until March 9th at U2.com.
With a week to go before the release of U2′s latest album, ‘No Line On the Horizon’ anticipation amongst U2 fans is growing. The album got a five star review from Rolling Stone magazine senior editor, David Fricke in this week’s Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone also revealed that U2 will bring it’s 2009 tour outdoors. On recent tours U2 has stuck with arenas in North America. This time around expect to see them at your nearest football stadium. New Englanders should plan for a couple of U2 shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro while the New York, New Jersey crowd can expect some U2 shows at Giants Stadium. Bono and the gang chose stadiums so they could play to larger crowds. U2 is also planning a unique stage setup possibly built around a large general admission field section. More details are expected soon. As of right now no U2 tour dates have been set and no U2 tickets are on sale yet. Stay tuned for more info.
You can check listen to the new album in its entirety at http://www.myspace.com/u2 for free.
At one time a great opening act for bands like U2, the Kings of Leon have truly come into their own. The band has a full North American tour booked in support of its latest album, 2008′s, ‘Only By the Night’. The Kings of Leon had seen early success in Britain which eventually led to their success in their native U.S. The band snagged a Grammy in 2009 and have been selling out many of their 2009 tour dates. Kings of Leon tickets are now available for all stops on their 2009 tour. The tour kicks off in Boston on April 18 at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.
Jimmy Buffett has officially announced his ”Summerzcool 2009 Tour”. Buffett will continue his rigorous tour schedule hitting all his favorite stops in North America. Jimmy Buffett tickets are available for most shows now with all shows going onsale in the coming weeks. If history has taught us anything its that Jimmy Buffett tickets will sell out so get yours early. Buffett will be hitting his New England fan base a little earlier this year with shows on June 25 and June 27 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA.
Jimmy Buffett 2009 Tour Schedule
02.24.09 – Maui Arts and Cultural Center – Maui, HI
02.28.09 – Waikiki Shell – Honolulu, HI
04.16.09 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04.18.09 – Pizza Hut Park – Dallas, TX
04.21.09 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04.23.09 – TWC Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
04.25.09 – Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
05.14.09 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
05.16.09 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
05.19.09 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
05.21.09 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
06.18.09 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06.20.09 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06.23.09 – Post-Gazette Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
06.25.09 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06.27.09 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
08.06.09 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08.08.09 – Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08.11.09 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
08.13.09 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
08.15.09 – Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08.23.09 – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
08.26.09 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
08.29.09 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
09.03.09 – Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09.05.09 – Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
10.15.09 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, Ca
10.17.09 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10.21.09 – Key Arena At Seattle Center – Seattle, WA
10.24.09 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
11.19.09 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario
11.21.09 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Ct
11.24.09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, Ny
As most Red Sox fans already know, 2009 Boston Red Sox tickets are now available for all games in 2009 from Aceticket.com. As the largest and most well known ticket broker in the Boston area, Ace Ticket has the best selection of Red Sox tickets available anywhere. Even though we are still a couple of months away from Opening Day at Fenway Park, it is not too soon to plan your 2009 trips. As always Red Sox tickets will be one of the hottest selling items in the Boston event market. Red Sox ticket sales are already starting to break into the top seller spots for Ace Ticket sales in 2009.
If you are looking for the best deals on Red Sox tickets, make sure you check out the games that Ace has designated as Discount Games. These games have tickets starting under $40 each and include matchups with the Rays, Twins, Orioles and Indians.
2009 Red Sox Schedule Highlights:
Red Sox Opening Day 4/6/09
1st Red Sox vs Yankees Series Begins 4/24/09
Marathon Monday Game 4/20/09
Red Sox vs Mets Interleague Series Begins 5/22
2nd Red Sox vs Yankees Series Begins 6/9/09
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Always check our Red Sox discount games first.
Yankees games, opening day, weekend games and interleague matchups tend to have higher prices. If the date and matchup is not important to you, avoid those games.
April games tend to be cheaper than other dates.
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Green Monster Seats are very hard to come by and thus are often expensive.
Pavilion Club and Pavilion Box seats are some of the newest and nicest sections at Fenway Park. These sections are often available at or just above face value.
Tickets for The Phantom Gourmet’s wildly successful Food Festival are on sale now! Scheduled for September 26th, the yearly Food Festival is the biggest and best culinary event in Boston. This year, the event will be taking over the streets around Fenway and offering over 80 different foods to sample. Regular tickets are $40 in advance, and include admittance to the streets and parties in the clubs on Lansdowne Street (as well as all the food you can sample!). This is a 21+ event.
Ernie Boch Jr. will be hosting the VIP party again. $100 VIP tickets include admission to a private party at one of the Lansdowne Street clubs, live music, and catering by popular local restaurants!
Phantom Gourmet Food Festival tickets are on sale now!
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band will definitely be on tour in 2009 in support of the new album, ‘Working On a Dream’. The full scope of the 2009 tour is not known yet but some pieces are already in place including two shows at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden on April 21 and April 22.
2009 Bruce Springsteen & E. Street Band Schedule
Bruce Springsteen Apr 01, 2009 Wed 8:00 PM San Jose, CA Hp Pavilion
Bruce Springsteen Apr 21, 2009 Tue 8:00 PM Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
Bruce Springsteen Apr 22, 2009 Wed 8:00 PM Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
Bruce Springsteen May 05, 2009 Tue 7:30 PM Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Bruce Springsteen May 18, 2009 Mon 7:30 PM Washington, DC Verizon Center – DC
Bruce Springsteen May 19, 2009 Tue 7:30 PM Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Bruce Springsteen Jun 04, 2009 Thu 7:30 PM Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Stadion
Bruce Springsteen Jun 05, 2009 Fri 7:30 PM Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Stadion
Bruce Springsteen tickets will be available shortly.
Led Zeppelin’s manager Peter Mensch recently told the BBC that a Led Zeppelin reunion is imminent, pending the band finding an appropriate vocalist to take over for Robert Plant. When the band reunited to play at a benefit for long-time friend Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records, the rest of the band meshed. “They had a really good time rehearsing, the three of them, before Robert showed up” Mensch said. ““And they decided that if they could find a singer that they thought would fit their bill – whatever their bill was at this stage in their career – that they’d make a record and go on tour.” Plant’s replacement has not been announced, but Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy has been mentioned in passing.
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