Homepage, Sports - The Boston Red Sox have re-signed captain Jason Varitek. The 1-year $5mm deal includes player and club options for 2010, which include incentives that could bring the total value of the contract to a possible $12mm. With pitchers and catchers reporting next month, the Sox have solved their catching problem for the 2009 season.
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Concerts, Homepage - Paul McCartney will be headlining the 2009 Coachella Festival. McCartney is touring in support of his latest album “Electric Arguments”, and will be performing on the Festival’s first night. Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Full festival lineup:
Friday 4/18/09: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Beirut, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings, The Crystal Method, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, The Airborne Toxic Event, We Are Scientists, N.A.S.A., Patton & Rahzel, M. Ward, The Presets, The Hold Steady, A Place to Bury Strangers, Felix da Housecat, Buraka Som Sistema, Ryan Bingham, Bajofondo, Peanut Butter Wolf, Noah & the Whale, White Lies, The Bug, Alberta Cross, Los Campesinos!, Craze & Klever, Molotov, Switch, Gui Boratto, Steve Aoki, The Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs, The Courteeners, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights.
Saturday – 4/19/09: The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Mastodon, TRAV$DJ-AM, Henry Rollins, Crookers, Turbonegro, Hercules and Love Affair, Superchunk, Glasvegas, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the DBT’s, Amanda Palmer, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One (Live), Calexico, Liars, Bob Mould Band, Zane Lowe, Electric Touch, Blitzen Trapper, James Morrison, Drop the Lime, Glass Candy, Thenewno2, Gang Gang Dance, Billy Talent, Ida Maria, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Zizek, Cloud Cult, Tinariwen.
Sunday – 4/19/09: The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, Lupe Fiasco, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John, X, Antony & the Johnsons, Roni Size, Public Enemy, Jenny Lewis, Groove Armada, Paolo Nutini, Christopher Lawrence, Lykke Li, The Kills, Okkervil River, M.A.N.D.Y., Clipse, Sebastien Tellier, Fucked Up, Perry Farrell, The Horrors, Late of the Pier, K’naan, Junior Boys, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Supermayer, No Age, Vivian Girls, Shepard Fairey, Themselves, Gaslight Anthem, The Knux, Mexican Institute of Sound, The Night Marchers, Marshall Barnes.
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Sports - Eddie House shot 8-9 from beyond the arc to score a career high 28 points as the C’s handled the Sacramento Kings 119-100 last night in Boston. Point guard Rajon Rondo scored 24 points and dished out 28 assists. Glen Davis, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen scored 14, 14, and 12. Paul Pierce chipped in with eight points and eight assists in his
27 minutes played.
After the game Garnett made it a mission to promote Eddie House for the upcoming NBA All-Star events. “He needs to be in the 3-point contest,” he said. “That’s what this press conference is about: Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are here to say that we think Eddie House needs to be in the 3-point contest.” Garnett and Pierce aren’t the only people supporting House, knowing the crowd chanted his name whenever he touched the ball along with giving him a standing ovation when he left the court with 4 minutes left.
The C’s gave Sacramento their seventh straight loss as they continue a winning streak of their own. John Salmons and Jason Thompson led the Kings scoring 22 and 21 points, but their efforts weren’t enough to make it even a close game.
Boston’s next test will be January 30th against the Pistons in Detroit. The Pistons will be looking to end the streak with the Celtics hoping to keep rolling heading into the All-Star break.
Boston Celtics Tickets are available now for all games!
Homepage, Sports, Ticket Sales - 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
Red Sox Ticket Buying Tips:
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.
If you don’t see the quantity or ticket type you need, call us. We specialize in filling all your Red Sox ticket needs.
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.
Concerts - U2 fans who are sick of all the rumors about when they might see the band live can take some solace in knowing that the band has at least three confirmed performances on the horizon. U2 will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards Show on February 8th. It is not part of any U2 tour but its a live U2 performance nonetheless. You can also catch U2 perform at the Brit Awards on February 18th and Germany’s Echo Awards later that month. U2 will likely be performing their new single, ‘Get On Your Boots’ at all three awards shows.
No U2 tickets are available for any 2009 shows yet. A U2 tour announcement is expected soon.
General, Homepage, Ticket Sales - 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!
Concerts, Homepage - A source close to the Boston Globe has disclosed that the J. Geils band will christen the Boston House of Blues with a performance on February 19th. The Boston band has played a scant number of shows in the past decade, and this could be one of few gigs with the original lineup in nearly 15 years. The Geils band show will be followed up by the Gipsy Kings on February 20th, and BB King & Buddy Guy on February 22nd.
J. Geils Band tickets are available now!
Homepage, Sports - According to a source close to the Red Sox, Jason Varitek has until Friday to accept or reject Boston’s 1-year $5million contract. The deal reportedly has team and player options for 2010, and possibly includes performance bonuses. The deadline will give the Sox enough time to go after another catcher if Varitek declines; among the possibilities are the D’Backs’ Miguel Montero, or either Taylor Teagarden/Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the Rangers.
Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!
Concerts, Homepage, Ticket Sales - 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.
Concerts, Homepage - Will you get the new U2 album, ‘No Line On the Horizon’ before its early March release date? If you want to you’ll have to travel to the band’s hometown to do so. Their upcoming album scheduled for release on March 2 in Europe and March 3 in the U.S. will be released on February 27 in Ireland only. No details on how or why the album is getting an early release for U2′s homeland but U2 fans in Dublin won’t complain.
U2′s first single off the new album, “Get on Your Boots” has been met with mixed reviews. Some lovers, some haters and some right in the middle. Either way the sound is definitely not typical U2 and has certainly created a buzz around the rest of the album’s tracks.
Aside from occasional unfounded rumors, there has been no significant news regarding a 2009 U2 tour. We only know that a U2 tour is certainly inevitable. Stay tuned for info on U2 tickets as news becomes available.