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Elton & Billy at Gillette? U2 at Fenway?

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

Concerts, Homepage - Rumors of a the Elton John & Billy Joel tour coming to Fenway have turned into a confirmation of the duo playing at Gillette Stadium. On Saturday, July 18th, the Face 2 Face tour will come to Foxborough. This leaves the Summer’s Fenway concert as a question mark – and opens up the possibility of the long-rumored U2 show at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. Elton John and Billy Joel tickets are available now, and you can sign up now to be notified as soon as U2 tickets are available.

Robert Horry Interested in Joining the Green

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

Sports - The Sacramento Bee is reporting that perpetual playoff weapon off the bench, Robert Horry, wants to return to pro ball this season. While he would love to rejoin the Spurs, his friendship with former Rockets teammate Sam Cassell also opens up the possibility of joining the Boston Celtics. Horry made light of a towel-throwing incident with current Boston GM Danny Ainge, joking that it would be all over the media within moments if he went to the C’s. The Celtics are still looking for veteran depth, especially given PJ Brown’s likely decision to retire. Boston Celtics tickets are available now.

2009 Red Sox Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

Homepage, Sports - With pitchers and catchers reporting tomorrow, and the first full team workout less than a week away, the Boston Red Sox have announced their list of non-roster invitees to spring training. Included in the list are knuckleballer Charlie Zink, pitching prospect Daniel Bard, slugger of the future Lars Anderson, and former Sox farmhand Chip Ambres. The first Sox spring training games are on February 25th. At 1:05 they will host Boston College, and at 7:05 they will play the Minnesota Twins at their practice facility. 2009 Red Sox Non-Roster Invitees: Pitchers: Daniel Bard, Fernando Cabrera, Enrique Gonzalez, Kris Johnson, Marcus McBeth, Dustin Richardson, Billy Traber and Charlie Zink. Catchers: Carlos Maldonado. Infielders: Lars Anderson, Jeff Bailey, Angel Chavez, Nick Green, Ivan Ochoa, Gil Velazquez. Outfielders: Chip Ambres, Zach Kaeges, Paul McAnulty and Josh Reddick. 2009 Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

Sharks Late Rally Downs Bruins

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

Homepage, Sports - The two top teams in the NHL met up at the TD Banknorth Garden on Tuesday night. The Eastern-conference-leading Boston Bruins had 85 points, and the Sharks topped the West with 79. Milan Lucic had two goals in the first period to give the B’s a 2-1 lead for most of the game. Unfortunately for Boston, their solid game would fall apart in the third period. Boston was 0-4 on the power play, and sloppy play late in the game led to a four-goal third period for the Shark, including a 9:48 goal by former Bruin Joe Thornton. Shark left winger Ryane Clone took home the first star, with an outstanding 3 assists (including the game tying and game winning goals). Boston’s left winger Lucic’s two goals got him the second star. The Boston Bruins embark on a six-game road trip starting with a game against the Devils in NJ on Friday, Feburary 13th. Boston Bruins tickets are available now!

Coldplay Announces Comcast Center Show

Posted by Ace Staff on February 10th, 2009

Concerts, Homepage - Fresh off of appearances on 60 Minutes and the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Coldplay have announced the first set of dates for their North American tour this Summer. They will appear at the Comcast Center in Mansfield MA on August 3rd. Still touring in support of “Viva La Vida” and the followup “Prospekt’s March EP”, the band is working on their next album and will liekly debut material on the tour. 7/10 – Ridgefield, WA – The Amphitheater at Clark County 7/11 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre 7/13 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre 7/16 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 7/18 – Carson, CA – Home Depot Center 7/21 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center 7/22 – Houston – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 7/24 – St Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre 7/25 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theater 7/2 – Toronto, ON – TBD 8/3 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center 8/6 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion 8/7 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/9 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre Coldplay Tickets are available now!

A-Rod Admits Performance Enhancing Drug Use

Posted by Ace Staff on February 9th, 2009

Homepage, Sports - After Sports Illustrated released a report accusing Alex Rodriguez of testing positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003, Rodriguez owned up to it in an emotional interview with Peter Gammons. “When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure, I felt like I had all the weight of the world on top of me and I needed to perform, and perform at a high level every day” Rodriguez told Gammons. He admitted to using performance enhancing drugs from 2001 through 2003, his entire tenure with the Texas Rangers, but said he had been clean since 2004.Alex Rodriguez is under contract with the New York Yankees until 2017.

Celtics Fall to Late Spurs Rally

Posted by Ace Staff on February 9th, 2009

Sports -

With just 45 seconds to go in the 4th quarter of last night’s game, the Celtics held a one point lead. Boston’s costly mistakes and San Antonio’s stellar play led to 11 straight points to leave the game at a 105-99 final. Manu Ginobli’s steal off of Ray Allen’s inbound pass put the game out of reach.

“We’ve got a tough task in front of us, going on the road for the next couple of weeks, and we’ve got to make up some ground,” Celtics Captain Paul Pierce told Jimmy Golen of the AP. “We have our work cut out for us. This is a big road trip for us.”

The Celtics go to New Orleans to face the Hornets on February 11th.

Boston Celtics tickets are available now! 

Grammy Awards 2009 Wrap-Up

Posted by Ace Staff on February 9th, 2009

Concerts, Homepage -

Another year, another interesting list of Grammy Award Winners. The big winner of this year’s festivities was the collaboration between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand. Krauss and Plant won 5 Awards, including album of the year, record of the year, pop collaboration with vocals, country collaboration with vocals, and Americana/folk album.

 

Lil Wayne took home awards for best rap album, rap solo performance, rap group performance (for Swagga Like Us along with Jay-Z, Kanye West, and T.I.), and best rap song. Daft Punk won best dance song (for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger) and best album for Alive 2007.<br><br>

 

John Mayer took home solo pop vocal and rock vocal performance awards for “Say” and “Gravity”. Coldplaywon for rock album of the year, as well as song of the year and best vocal performance by a duo/group for “Viva La Vida”. Radiohead’s self-released, pay-what-you-want record In Rainbows was picked as best alternative album, and for best limited or special edition packaging. Bruce Springsteen’s “Girls in their Summer Clothes” won for best rock song. Metallica’s “My Apocalypse” won best metal performance. British singer-songwriter Adele won best new artist and best female pop performance.

 

Sugarland took home both best country performance by a duo/group and best country song. Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled album won for best R&B album. Coldplay opener Duffy’s Rockferry won for best pop vocal album. Kings of Leon single “Sex on Fire” won best rock performance. Estelle and Kanye West’s “American Boy” won for best rap/sung collaboration. Freak-out rockers The Mars Volta’s “Wax Simulacra” won for best hard rock performance. Carrie Underwood won best female country vocal performance for “Last Name”. Brad Paisley’s “Letter to Me” won for best male country vocal performance. Ne-Yo won for best R&B song and best R&B vocal solo. Mary J. Blige’s “Growing Pains” won the award for best contemporary R&B album. Alicia Keys’ “Superwoman” won for best female R&B vocal solo.

U2 Debuts New Video Online Today

Posted by Ace Staff on February 6th, 2009

Concerts, Homepage - U2 will debut its new video for “Get On Your Boots” today on U2.com.  The video for U2′s first single is directed by U2 veteran Alex Courtes.  Alex directed the U2 videos for “Vertigo” and “City of Blinding Lights”.  The video is expected to be visually stimulating with U2 playing in front of graphic art created by Courtes.  Check out U2.com for the video sometime today. As for U2 news related to U2 tickets, there is no new news. Once again, as soon as the 2009 U2 tour is announced we will have information on U2 tickets and U2 tour dates.

Flyers Out Sick; Bruins Capitalize

Posted by Ace Staff on February 5th, 2009

Homepage, Sports - Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards, forward Scottie Upshall, and defensemen Braydon Coburn all sat last night due to illness, only to watch the Bruins out-tough the rest of their squad 3-1 last night in Philadelphia.  Going into the third period the game was tied 1-1 until the Flyers collapsed giving up two goals to David Krejci and Dennis Wideman 35 seconds apart. Goalie stand out Tim Thomas made 14 of his 25 saves all in the first period.  Between Thomas and Manny Fernandez, the Bruins have allowed the fewest amount of goals this season out of any team at 114.   Following the game Wideman expressed the confidence he has in his squad. “As a team lately, we’ve come together and we’ve been playing quite well as a group defensively.” This is Boston’s third win in a row as they hold on to their #1 spot in the NHL league rankings.  The Bruins look to keep the win streak alive as they hit the road and head north to match up against the Ottawa senators tonight at 7:00 p.m. Boston Bruins tickets are available now!