On Thursday, May 20th, jazz guitarist Pat Metheny performs at the Orpheum Theatre. Metheny has been one of the most successful jazz musicians since the 1970s, accruing three gold albums and 17 Grammy Awards. In addition to his own Pat Metheny Group, he has worked with numerous jazz musicians such as Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, and Brad Mehldau. Orchestra tickets for the show at the Orpheum start at $95. In a very different type of entertainment on Thursday, Kowloon hosts the Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari Comedy Night. The $50 General Admission ticket includes a performance from some of the area’s funniest comedians, a live auction, a light Chinese Buffet and “the world’s first hot dog pu-pu platter.” On Sunday, The Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari is at Suffolk Downs in East Boston from 12 PM – 5 PM. Proceeds from the event benefit The Joey Fund and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. General admission tickets are available for $15.
Friday is an incredibly busy night in New England with just about every venue offering a stellar performance. The House of Blues will host Bo Burnham, a young comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, actor and Internet celebrity. Writing comedic and satirical songs with a politically incorrect slant, he gained popularity on YouTube before releasing his first EP on Comedy Central Records. In August of 2008, four days after his eighteenth birthday, he became the youngest person to record a Comedy Central special. Tickets start at $35. Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena also has a comedy night planned for Friday with Gabriel Iglesias taking the stage. Known for his impersonations and animated personality, Iglesias got his start on the Nickelodeon show All That. He has also been featured on Comedy Central specials, and films such as The Surfer King. Tickets start at $110.
The legendary Neil Young visits the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday. Young has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a solo artist and also as a member of Buffalo Springfield. His career has spanned 5 decades, and has included numerous accolades and awards. He consistently evolves and experiments with his sound, while staying true to his writing of simultaneously topical and classic songs. A few orchestra tickets remain for his performance in Worcester, starting at just $285. The summer concert season is getting underway at the Comcast Center, and on Friday night they’ll present Sugarland. The country duo broke out in 2004 and has had five #1 singles in the US. Jake Owen and Danny Gokey will join the band at this weekend in Mansfield, and tickets start at $59.
Also at the Comcast Center this weekend is the annual Kiss 108 Concert. The impressive 2010 lineup includes Adam Lambert, Ke$ha, Boys Like Girls, Orianthi, Kris Allen, Jason Derulo, New Boyz, Iyaz, and The Script. The show is all ages and benefits The Genesis Fund, a non-profit organization which aids children born with genetic diseases, birth defects, and mental retardation. Tickets start at $85, and pavilion seats are available starting at $175.
Popular country group Zac Brown Band is set to perform at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA Saturday, August 14th following their show at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. Their 2010 string of concerts will come to a close on Friday, August 20th at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Other venues scheduled to play host to the band include the Mud Island Amphitheatre, Verizon Wireless Music Center, Constellation Brands PAC and the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.
Zac Brown and Co. are still riding high off their 2008 studio album The Foundation. Their most recognized singles on the record include “Chicken Fried,” “Toes,” “Highway 20 Ride,” “Whatever It Is,” and “Free.” They just recently released their third live album Pass the Jar, which showcases a past performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Their latest single “Can’t You See” with Kid Rock is currently making its way up the Billboard country charts. Zac Brown Band tickets are now available!
Rock group Maroon 5 is set to return this summer with a string of 30 North American tour dates that will kick off at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, July 30th. Only 16 shows have been confirmed at major venues that include the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, and the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, NH. The band will feature popular music acts Guster, Owl City and Kris Allen on select dates.
Since coming together in 1994, Maroon 5 has released total of three studio albums. They are most recognized through popular tracks “Harder to Breathe,” “This Love,” “She Will Be Loved,” and “Makes Me Wonder.” Their fourth studio project Hands All Over is scheduled for release in September.
Frontman Adam Levine believes the group will stay intact for the next couple of years before disbanding, saying “eventually I want to focus on being a completely different person because I don’t know if I want to do this into my 40s and 50s and beyond.” The first single from the new album is expected to drop on June 28th. The best ticket deals for Maroon 5 are right here at AceTicket.com!
Check for confirmed 2010 tour dates belowJuly 30 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 31 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
August 1 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
August 4 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas will welcome ‘Camp Rock’ co-star Demi Novato on tour this summer starting July 27th at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, TX. The 45-date run will come to a close at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC on October 17th. The Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA will welcome them in August 25th two days before they hit the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. Other major cities to play host to the trio include Tulsa, Cleveland, Toronto, New Orleans, Atlanta, Orlando and Nashville.
The Brothers haven’t been on the road together since completing their string of 2009 concert dates. Over the past several months, youngest member Nick was able to launch his solo career with backing band The Administration. The Jonas’s have since reunited and teamed up with Demi Lovato to create ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.’ The movie will premier on the Disney Channel Friday, September 3rd at 8PM. Purchase your Jonas Brothers tickets here with us at AceTicket.com!
Jonas Brothers & Demi Lovato 2010 Schedule:
July 27 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
July 29 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
July 31 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 2 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
August 3 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
August 5 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center (more)
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is scheduled to begin his 2010 ‘Glam Nation’ tour Saturday, May 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The nationwide 12-date string of shows will come to a hault at the Bethlehem, PA Musikfest at Sands Riverplace Friday, August 13th. Lambert plans to hit up other major venues in New York City, Costa Mesa, Atlantic City, and Prior Lake along the way. He has also set aside time on May 22nd to appear at the KISS 108 FM Concert at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA.
Lambert is continuing to ride off the success of his 2009 debut album For Your Entertainment. Debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200, the record went on to sell 198,000 copies its first week in stores. Singles “For Your Entertainment” and “What Do You Want From Me” have both received a great amount of radio airplay over the past several months. Find the best deals for Adam Lambert tickets when he arrives in your area!
Pop/punk band Paramore will be the top act in this year’s Honda Civic Tour, which is set to kick off at the Raleigh Boutique Amphitheater on Friday, July 23rd. A string of shows that will also feature indie duo Tegan and Sara is scheduled to make 29 stops in major cities that include Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix and Anaheim. The festival will hit the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA Wednesday, July 28th after stopping at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT.
Paramore is currently riding high off their latest studio album Brand New Eyes. Behind singles “Ignorance,” “Brick by Boring Brick” and “Careful,” the record went on to reach gold certification following its release in September of 2009. “We are so excited to be headlining the Honda Civic Tour and to hit all these great cities and see our fans across the country,” said Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams. “We have a killer lineup and can’t wait until July!” Don’t miss your chance to catch Paramore and Tegan and Sara at the 2010 Honda Civic Tour. Tickets are now available!
2010 Honda Civic Tour DatesJuly 23 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Boutique Amphitheater
July 24 Harrington, DE Delaware State Fair
July 27 Wallingford, CT The Oakdale Theatre
July 28 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
July 30 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
July 31 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion (more)
Veteran punk rock trio Green Day is scheduled to headline a handful of summer concerts in light of their successful run in 2009. Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool are still riding his off their eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown, featuring hit singles “Know Your Enemy” and “21 Guns.” They are set to kick off their 2010 string of shows at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ Tuesday, August 3rd.
The Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA will welcome the group Monday, August 16th just six days before they arrive at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Texas. The tour will conclude on Thursday, September 2nd at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA.
Green Day is highly recognized as one of the most influential bands to kick start the early 1990′s punk revival. Their best selling album Dookie produced the classic songs “Welcome to Paradise,” “Basket Case,” “She” and “When I Come Around.” Green Day tickets are now available right here with us at AceTicket.com!
2010 Green Day Tour Dates:
August 3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 5 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 9 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 11 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 12 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
August 14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center (more)
Attention all Parrotheads! Jimmy Buffett is scheduled to arrive in cities that include Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Cincinnati and Camden as part of his 2010 “Under the Big Top Tour.” The Margarita rocker is also set to take center stage at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA for two shows on Thursday, June 17th and Saturday, June 19th.
Buffett has successfully been hosting the best summer celebrations around for the past 40 years. He’s currently gearing up to perform at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville this Saturday. Expect to hear new material from his latest project “Buffet Hotel” along with the standard “Big 8″ lineup presented as always. Don’t miss your chance to take in the festivities as Jimmy Buffett comes to your area!
Dave Matthews Band just recently announced summer tour plans, scheduling performances in 49 different cities across the U.S. They’ll be set to open their 2010 string of concerts at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT May 28th and 29th. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center will welcome the group for two nights in early June before they play a pair of shows at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA starting June 7th. Major cities to host DMB include Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
Since coming together in 1991, the band has produced a total of seven studio albums, 25 live albums and 25 singles. They are riding high through the success of their 2009 studio album “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.” The project reflects on the life and loss of longtime friend and sax player LeRoi Moore, who tragically died in August of 2008 at the age of 46.
Featuring singles “Funny The Way It Is”, “Why I Am,” and “You and Me,” “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” went on to reach Platinum status and eventually claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200 charts. Look for DMB to entertain crowds all summer and late into September. Purchase your Dave Matthews Band tickets right here at AceTicket.com!
Complete List of 2010 Tour DatesMay 28 – 29 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
June 1 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre
June 2 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 4 – 5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 7 – 8 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
June 15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
June 16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 18 – 19 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 22 Columbus, OH Huntington Park
June 23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
June 30 – July 1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 3 – 4 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 9 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
July 10 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park At North Shore
July 13 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
July 14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
July 16 – 17 New York, NY Citi Field
July 20 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 23 Washington, DC Nationals Park
July 25 Louisville, KY HullabaLOU Music Festival
July 27 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
July 28 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
July 30 – 31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 14 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
August 17 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
August 20 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
August 21 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
August 25 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord
August 27 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 28 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 31 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
September 3 – 5 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
September 10 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 11 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
September 14 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
September 15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Great VIP tickets are available for three big Summer shows at the Comcast Center. The Rock the Bells Festival features scheduled performers Nas, Damian Marley, Big Boi, KRS One, TECH N9NE, Supernatural, Slum Village, and Pete Rock on July 18th. Alt-rock giants Nickelback will appear alongside Hinder, Papa Roach, and Saving Abel on July 24th. On August 18th, Creed will be bringing their much-anticipated reunion tour to Mansfield.
VIP tickets are available for all shows. These tickets feature great views close to the stage, a pass for the VIP parking lot, and access to the exclusive VIP tent area – short lines for food and drinks!
Tickets are available now for all upcoming shows at the Comcast Center!