As the weather starts to heat up in Boston, so has the 2008 Summer Concert venue list with some great new additions to an already exciting number of shows scheduled to hit town over the next few months. Tours that will be making local stops include Madonna, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and American Idols Live.
Madonna will be rolling into town on her Sticky and Sweet world tour that begins in Wales on Aug. 23rd. She will be hitting Boston on October 15th for an amazing night at the TD Banknorth Garden before she heads north to put on a few shows in Canada.
Tina Turner joins the list of iconic 80′s pop stars that will be making Boston a stop on their current tour. Turner’s act will be here for two nights on November 16th and 17th and many are already rushing to get tickets to what could be her last tour. Turner who performed with Beyonce at the 50th annual Grammy awards in February of ‘08 received great reviews from critics and decided to officially come out of retirement for this current tour.
Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway tour will rock out at the Garden on July 9th and 10th for two great shows that will feature a wide variety of songs from their older and newer collections and be considered a greatest hits compilation. The band has been touring now since 1985 and always puts on a wild show for their fans.
The biggest hype is around the American Idols Live concert that will be on August 9th at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The show will feature acts from the 2008 American Idol series including Jason Castro, Brooke White, Syesha Mercado, David Cook and the rest of the talented cast.
Make sure to check out ticket listings for all of these great shows while they are still available. The summer is upon us, so don’t miss the opportunity to see one of these great musical acts while they are in town!
A Bruce Springsteen show is not like any other concert you’ve been to, it’s an experience. For decades crowds have packed arenas, stadiums, parks and venues to see the Boss live and no matter what they might have paid for their tickets, always come away satisfied with the performance. Bruce Springsteen always puts together an amazing set that goes well into the night and unlike many other entertainers, there is never a time limit to a show with “The Boss”.
Springsteen’s current 2008 tour features 54 shows in 44 cities and 14 countries. The man will travel the globe to make sure all of his fans get a taste of his music. On average, a Bruce show will showcase 23-26 of his songs and last around 3 to 3 ½ hours long. He will mix in new music with classic favorites such as The Promised Land and Reason to Believe. During this current tour, Springsteen has ended each show with the widely popular hit song American Land.
The Boss will continue to tour in North America for the month of April before he journeys overseas in late May to resume the tour in Europe. Springsteen’s tour will head back to North America in July for three shows at Giants Stadium and one show at Gillette Stadium.
If you’ve been to a Springsteen show, you know that the first thought after its over is always, when is his next one? Hopefully for his fans, the Boss continues to tour for a very long time because he is truly one of the most entertaining performers of this generation.
Check out the schedule and grab some Bruce Springsteen tickets today.
Ever since their first tour in 1994, Dave Mathews Band has been selling out shows across the country year after year. Their live sound draws large crowds to huge venues and along the way, the band has even recorded a few live albums during their tour stops. The 2008 Dave Mathews Band tour looks to be another great show to add to your calendar, and to accommodate fan requests, the band is even adding a few new stops where they will be playing shows at as well.
One of the treats about this tour is going to be the band debuting songs from their newest album which has yet to be released. They are currently recording the tracks in the studio working with some artists including Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Alanis Morrissette. Former guitarist and good friend of the band Tim Reynolds will be playing on the album as well, making his first recording with DMB since the album “Before the Crowded Streets” was released in 1998.
There are 54 shows scheduled during the summer tour, and DMB will be making stops in 40 different cities. The tour kicks off on May 30 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA and wraps up with three shows at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA on Sept. 5, 6 and 7. Some of the cities along the way where DBM will rock out include Hartford, CT, Mansfield, MA and George, WA.
If you haven’t already, contact Ace Ticket today with any of your Dave Matthews ticket needs. Listed below are the tour dates and locations for the 2008 DBM summer tour!
Fri 5/30 – Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Sat 5/31 – Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Tue 6/3 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Wed 6/4 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Fri 6/6 – Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
Sat 6/7 – Busch Stadium – St Louis, MI
Mon 6/9 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Tue 6/10 – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
Fri 6/13 – New England Dodge Music Center – Hartford, CT
Sat 6/14 – New England Dodge Music Center – Hartford, CT
Tue 6/17 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
Wed 6/18 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON Canada
Fri 6/20 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Sat 6/21 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Tue 6/24 – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts – Mansfield, MA
Wed 6/25 – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts – Mansfield, MA
Fri 6/27 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
Sat 6/28 – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge – Bristow, VA
Tue 7/1 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
Wed 7/2 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
Fri 7/4 – Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park – Charleston, SC
Sat 7/5 – ROTHBURY – Rothbury, MI
Mon 7/7 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Wed 7/9 – Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
Fri 7/11 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Sat 7/12 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Sun 7/20 – Mile High Music Festival – Commerce City, CO
Tue 7/22 – Qwest Center – Omaha, NE
Fri 7/25 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Sat 7/26 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Tue 7/29 – Crew Stadium – Columbus, OH
Wed 7/30 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Fri 8/1 – Louisville Slugger Field – Louisville, KY
Sat 8/2 – AutoZone Park – Memphis, TN
Tue 8/5 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Thu 8/7 – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Sat 8/9 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre East – Troy, WI
Sun 8/10 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre East – Troy, WI
Wed 8/13 – AT&T Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, OK
Fri 8/15 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
Sat 8/16 – Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
Tue 8/19 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Wed 8/20 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Fri 8/22 – Coors Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
Sat 8/23 – Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Mon 8/25 – Raley Field – West Sacramento, CA
Wed 8/27 – USANA Amphitheatre – West Valley City, UT
Fri 8/29 – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Sat 8/30 – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Sun 8/31 – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Fri 9/5 – University of California, Berkeley – Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
Sat 9/6 – University of California, Berkeley – Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
Sun 9/7 – University of California, Berkeley – Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
The Bank of America Pavilion has a full schedule of concert venues this summer and tickets are now available through Ace Ticket for all of these shows. Check out the list of artists and bands coming through Boston and be sure to contact Ace with any of your concert ticket needs!
Panic at the Disco – Panic will be out touring to help promote their second album which will be released on March 25, 2008 titled “Pretty. Odd.” The pop punk band’s music features elements including dance, rock, electronica, and pop all in one unique sound.
Cyndi Lauper w/ The B-52′s and Rosie O’Donnell w/ Tegan & Sara – The True Colors tour will help Cyndi Lauper release some new material for her upcoming album “Bring You To The Brink.” Many other acts will join the tour including the B-52′s new wave rock sound, and Rosie O’Donnell for comedic flavor.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Ever since the album “Raising Sand” was released in October of 2007, Plant and Krauss have been tearing it up on the US Charts and have set out on tour to share their sound with fans. Plant was formerly in the band Led Zeppelin while Krauss had done solo work as a bluegrass recording artist.
Stevie Nicks – She made a name for herself with Fleetwood Mac but has since embraced an amazing solo career. Nicks tour will feature classics as well as new music that she’s eager to release to her fans.
Steely Dan – Playing shows will never get old for the members of Steely Dan who have been playing together since the early 1970′s. This tour comes as somewhat of a surprise to fans, as many thought the band may only release new music from the studio.
Ringo Starr – The former drummer of the Beatles continues to make music as a solo artist and is touring to get the sound out of his new album “Liverpool 8″ which was released in January 2008.
Devo with Tom Tom Club – It’s been a long time since Devo’s hit single “Whip It” was released in 1980, but the band is still going strong. They hit the studios in 2007 to record a new album and will be touring this summer to promote its release.
Chicago w/ the Doobie Brothers – In 1994 Chicago was supposed to release an album called “Stone of Sisyphus” but it never happened. Well, that album is going to be released this year, and the band is touring with the Doobie Brother to rock out those tracks.
Mark Knopfler – Ever since the 1995 break up of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler has excelled in his solo career. The purpose of his current world tour is to showcase and promote his 5th solo studio album titled “Kill to Get Crimson” which was released in September 2007.
Yes – In 1968, Yes formed and immediately became a popular English progressive rock band. To celebrate the groups 40th anniversary, they will be conducting a world tour in 2008 to commemorate all their years of success.
Crosby Stills and Nash – The trio of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash have rocked been on the stage performing since 1968. Their folk/rock music is know for tight harmonies and creative lyrics and they continue to impress their audiences 40 years later.
Poison – Poison will kick off its 2008 Summer tour in style and Boston will be one of its featured stops. The band will play many songs from their most recent album “Poison’d!” which was released in 2007.
Jethro Tull – After a busy year of touring in 2007, Jethro Tull somehow found time to hit the recording studio so they could cut some new tracks for an album yet to me named, which they plan on releasing this summer. The 2008 summer tour will most likely be to promote the new album.
Chick Corea w/ Stanley Clarke and Al Dimeola w/ Lenny White – With great skills on the piano, Chick Corea headlines a great group of musicians including Stanley Clarke on bass, Al Dimeola on guitar and Lenny White on the drums.
Buddy Guy and George Thorogood and the Destroyers – With Buddy Guy and George Thorogood rocking out on the guitar together with the Destroyers band backing them up, this show has potential to be legendary when it comes to blues rock and roll sound.
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals – After trying the solo act for a few years, Ryan Adams is back making music with a band. Together The Cardinals and Adams create an alternative country/rock sound that entertains all who listen.
Full List of Dates and Artists:
Honda Civic Tour: Panic at the Disco- Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:00 PM
True Colors: Cyndi Lauper with The B-52′s and Rosie O’Donnell with Tegan and Sara -
Saturday, May 31, 2008 at TBA
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Stevie Nicks – Sunday, Jun 22, 2008 at TBA
Steely Dan – Monday, Jun 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Ringo Starr – Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at TBA
Devo with Tom Tom Club – Friday, Jun 27, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Chicago with the Doobie Brothers – Tuesday, Jul 01, 2008 at TBA
Mark Knopfler – Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at TBA
Yes – Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Crosby Stills and Nash – Friday, Jul 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Poison – Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Jethro Tull – Monday, Aug 04, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Chick Corea with Stanley Clarke and Al Dimeola with Lenny White – Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at TBA
Buddy Guy and George Thorogood and the Destroyers – Saturday, Aug 16, 2008 at TBA
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals – Sunday, Sep 07, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Make sure to contact Ace Ticket today for seats to any of these great venues coming to Boston this summer!
Alicia Keys is one of the most successful R&B recording artists in the world, and is currently strutting her stuff on the “As I Am” UK tour. Don’t be worried though, you will have a chance to see her very soon because her US tour kicks off in about a month in Hampton, VA on April 19th, 2008.
Keys has enjoyed a lot of recent success especially with her smash hit single “No One” which has gone double platinum, selling over 2 million copies worldwide. This track helped her earn two 2008 Grammy awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Make sure to check out Alicia Keys in a city near you. Tour dates listed below! Alicia Keys Tickets are availalble now.
2008 Alicia Keys Tour
Sat-Apr-19 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
Sun-Apr-20 Philadelphia Liacouras Center
Tue-Apr-22 Pittsburgh Peterson Events Center
Thu-Apr-24 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Sat-Apr-26 Columbus, OH Value City Arena at Schottenstein Ctr
Sun-Apr-27 St Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Wed-Apr-30 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Thu-May-01 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Mon-May-05 Los Angeles, CA TBA
Wed-May-07 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
Fri-May-09 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena
Sat-May-10 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
Mon-May-12 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Wed-May-14 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sun-May-18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Thu-May-22 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
Sat-May-24 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Sun-May-25 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Wed-May-28 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Fri-May-30 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Sat-May-31 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
Tue-Jun-03 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Thu-Jun-05 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at Cleveland State
Fri-Jun-06 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Sun-Jun-08 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed-Jun-11 Boston, MA TD Bank North Garden
Fri-Jun-13 Washington D.C. Verizon Center
Sun-Jun-15 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Tue-Jun-17 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Wed-Jun-18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Jimmy Buffett has to be one of the most consistent touring acts around these days. With no signs of slowing down, Buffett will be on the road all summer long in 2008. A number of shows are already onsale for Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band. One of the highlights of the tour will be Buffett’s return to the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. Buffett will play two shows at the venue on 9/4 and 9/6. Many fans were disappointed when Buffett moved his New England show to Gillette Stadium last year. No worries now that the shows are back at the Tweeter Center.
Check out Jimmy Buffett’s 2008 tour schedule and buy Jimmy Buffett tickets now.
Legendary singer/songwriter/guitar player, Eric Clapton has announced a Summer tour with limited show dates. The ten show tour will kick off in Tampa on May 3, 2008 and also includes a stop at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield on June 4, 2008. View the full Eric Clapton tour schedule below. Eric Clapton tickets are now available.
2008 Eric Clapton Tour Schedule
03-May Tampa FL Ford Amphitheatre
05-May Hollywood FL Hard Rock Live
27-May Toronto ON Molson Amphitheatre
28-May Montreal QC Bell Centre
31-May Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center
04-Jun Mansfield MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
22-May Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
05-Jun Wantaugh NY Nikon @ Jones Beatch Theater
30-May Noblesville IN Verizon Wireless Center
02-Jun Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Rap superstar Kanye West will be on the road in the Spring of 2008. Kanye’s 2008 Glow in the Dark Tour will kick off on 4/16 in Seattle. Other stops include the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA on 5/15 and Madison Square Garden on 5/13 in New York. See the full tour schedule below. The tour will also feature Rihanna. Kanye West tickets are now available for most shows on the tour.
2008 Kanye West Glow in the Dark Tour
· 4/16 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
· 4/18 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
· 4/19 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
· 4/20 – San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
· 4/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
· 4/25 – * Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
· 4/26 – * Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
· 4/27 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
· 4/29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
· 4/30 – Austin, TX @ Frank Irwin Center
· 5/1 – Dallas, TX @ SuperPages.com Center
· 5/2 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
· 5/4 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinette Arena
· 5/5 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
· 5/6 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
· 5/8 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
· 5/9 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
· 5/10 – Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
· 5/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
· 5/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
· 5/15 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
· 5/16 – Hartford, CT @ North East Dodge Music Center
· 5/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehana Bank Center
· 5/18 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
· 5/20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
· 5/21 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Centre
· 5/22 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
· 5/23 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
· 5/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
· 5/27 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
· 5/29 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Palace
· 5/30 – Calgary, AB @ Saddledome
This summer on July 16, Billy Joel will make “The Last Play at Shea” in a final concert at Shea Stadium in New York. Mark your calendars because this is a show that you will not want to miss.
Earlier this week, the Mets organization announced that The ‘Piano Man’ will sing and play the night after baseball’s All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. “It’s an honor to help throw Shea the ultimate concert farewell party,” said Joel, 58. “As a sports fan and a music lover, I will always have a place for Shea Stadium in my heart. I thank the Mets for giving me and my fans a chance to rock Shea Stadium one last time for the ages.”
Only occasionally has the stadium has been used as a concert venue, most notably, when the Beatles played there in 1965 and 1966. Other Shea headliners have included Elton John, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Police. Joel has never played there before.
The new stadium will be named Citi Field and is to open for the Mets 2009 season.