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Posts Tagged ‘Concerts’

Billy Joel to Play Shea Stadium This Summer

Posted by Ace Staff on February 15th, 2008

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.

The Police Announce 2008 North American Tour

Posted by Ace Staff on February 15th, 2008

The 2007 Police Reunion tour was such a success that the band has decided they want more. The Police, who sold out dozens of shows just last year, are returning to play areas they might have missed in ’07. The 2007 Police tour was Billboard’s top selling tour of the year selling over 2.5 million Police Tickets.  This year’s tour should is expected to be just as popular. Joining The Police throughout the tour will be Elvis Costello and the Imposters. The Police have announced that these shows will be their last in each city. Don’t miss your chance to see the reunited Police. It may not happen again. Check the full 2008 Police Tour Schedule below to find a show in a city near you. Police Tickets are now available for all shows. 2008 Police Tour Schedule 01 May Scotiabank Place, Ottawa 03 May HSBC Arena, Buffalo NY 04 May Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH 10 May Allstate Arena, Chicago IL  13 May Sprint Center, Kansas City MO 14 May Qwest Center, Omaha NE 16 May Amway Center, Orlando FL 17 May Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL (formerly Sound Advice) 20 May Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston TX 21 May Center, Dallas TX 23 May MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas NV 24 May Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix AZ  26 May Coors Amphitheatre, San Diego CA 27 May The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA 11 Jul Clark County Amphitheatre, Portland OR 12 Jul The Gorge, Seattle WA 14 Jul Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco CA 16 Jul Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord CA  17 Jul Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento CA 19 Jul USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City UT 21 Jul Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver CO 25 Jul Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee WI 26 Jul DTE Energy Music Center, Detroit MI 28 Jul Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh PA 29 Jul Wachovia Center, Philadelphia PA 31 Jul Tweeter Center, Boston MA 01 Aug Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga NY 03 Aug PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ  04 Aug Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY The Police just announced on May 7, 2008 that they will play their last show ever in New York City sometime in August of 2008. The concert proceeds will benefit MillionTreesNYC, an initiative to plant 1 million trees in NYC by 2017. The concert will bring the Police full circle. They kicked off their 1st American tour in 1978 at CBGB’s in New York.

Tom Petty to Play Tweeter Center

Posted by Ace Staff on February 12th, 2008

Due to overwhelming demand in New England, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have added a show at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield on June 14, 2008. This show will follow their first New England show at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden on June 13. Tickets for the first Tom Petty show sold extremely well prompting promoters to seek out another date in the area.  With a Tweeter Center show added, fans now have a choice of an outdoor pavilion Tom Petty show or a closed arena show.

2008 Tweeter Center Schedule Coming Together.

Posted by Ace Staff on February 7th, 2008

Don’t worry this winter weather will be over soon. When the Spring and Summer finally come around, they’ll be some great music to enjoy at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield. Already scheduled to play are Rush, REM, and Tim McGraw. Concert dates are also in the works for Rod Stewart, Radiohead, Dave Matthews, and Jack Johnson. Rumors are also swirling about the possibility of another Police concert, this time at the Tweeter Center. Once dates are finalized, tickets will be available online at Stay tuned here for more info as shows are announced for the Tweeter Center and all Boston area venues. Updated Tweeter Center Schedule: (updated on 3/16/08) Kanye West – May 15, 2008 Eric Clapton – June 4. 2008 Tim McGraw – June 7, 2008 R.E.M. w/Modest Mouse – June 13, 2008 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – June 14, 2008 Rush – June 15, 2008 Dave Matthews Band – June 24, 2008 Dave Matthews Band – June 25, 2008 Steve Miller Band – July 19, 2008 Vans Warped Tour – July 23, 2008 The Police w/Elvis Costello – July 31, 2008 Jack Johnson – August 6, 2008 Rod Stewart – August 15, 2008 Jimmy Buffett – September 4, 2008 Jimmy Buffett – September 6, 2008

Giants Stun Patriots – Tom Petty Rocks Halftime!

Posted by Ace Staff on February 3rd, 2008

Super Bowl XLII was one for the ages. The New York Giants shocked the world and the New England Patriots by winning the game 17-14 on a last minute drive by Eli Manning. Eli sealed the game with a touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with under a minute to play. The Giants were huge underdogs but never seemed fazed by the 18-0 Patriots. Eli Manning won the Super Bowl MVP one year after his brother Peyton won the same honor. This year’s Haltime Show was quite a treat as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers performed a great set of hits such as Free Fallin, Running Down a Dream and American Girl. Tom Petty tickets are set to go onsale on Monday 2/4 for several dates throughout North America for 2008. Among the shows onsale will be their 6/13 show at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden.

House of Blues Buys Lansdowne Street Clubs

Posted by Ace Staff on January 29th, 2008

One of Boston’s main entertainment entrepreneurs, Patrick Lyons, has decided to sell two of his clubs located on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park to the House of Blues Entertainment company name. The two clubs formerly known as Axis and Avalon are currently undergoing a $14-million dollar renovation, but will open as one new club under a new name and owner. (more)

New Kids on the Block Reunion!

Posted by Ace Staff on January 29th, 2008

Over the past week there have been multiple sources reporting that the early 90’s boy band, New Kids on The Block will be reuniting for one final tour. People Magazine came out with the initial reports, and a source told People that the group will be making the official announcement sometime over the next two weeks. The boy band, made up of Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Danny Wood, and Jonathan Knight were a phenomenon worldwide in the early 1990’s. The group sold more than 50 million albums around the world before calling it quits in 1994. Group members have declined to comment about whether or not the group is in fact reuniting, but the group’s official website,, is up and running again after a long hiatus. On Friday, April 4, 2008 the New Kids will be appearing on the Today show. This could be the big announcement NKOTB fans have been waiting for.  New Kids Update 4/4/08: The news is official. The News Kids on the Block will be back in action with a new album and tour. The band is slated to make their concert debut at the 2008 Kiss Concert at the Tweeter Center on May 18, 2008. Stayed tuned for more updates about the New Kids on The Block reuniting by visiting the Ace Ticket website today!

Tom Petty Announces 2008 Tour Plans

Posted by Ace Staff on January 25th, 2008

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have curbed their usually hectic touring schedule for the past two years. 2008 however is shaping up to be a big year for the group. A Summer tour is now in the works with dates set from May through August with dates covering most of North America. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tickets are set to go onsale a day after the band plays the Super Bowl XLII Halftime show. Demand for this tour is expected to be great especially on the heels of their Super Bowl appearance and the 2007 release of the Peter Bogdonovich directed documentary of the band, “Running Down A Dream”.  Dates that have been confirmed for the 2008 Tom Petty Tour are  listed below. Joining Tom Pettty & the Heartbreakers on this tour will be special guest Steve Winwood. Winwood is scheduled to open for the band throughout the tour. Ace Ticket already has Tom Petty tickets available for several stops on this 2008 tour. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 2008 Tour Schedule May 30- Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI May 31- The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI June 03- Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON June 05- Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA June 08- Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA June 10- Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA June 11- New England Dodge Music Center, Hartford, CT June 13- TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA June 14- Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA June 17- Madison Square Garden, New York, NY June 18- Prudential Center, Newark, NJ June 21- Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY June 22- Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH June 25- Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA July 02- United Center, Chicago, IL July 03- Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN July 08- Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH July 09- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Atlanta, GA **** July 11- Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC July 12- Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC July 15- BankAtlantic Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL July 16- St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL July 19- TBD, Denver, CO **** July 20- Quest Center Omaha, Omaha, NE July 22- Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO July 23- Target Center, Minneapolis, MN August 07- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO August 09- MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB August 11- Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, AB August 12- Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB August 15- The Gorge, George, WA August 16- The Gorge, George, WA August 20- Arena, Glendale, AZ **** August 22- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA August 23- TBD, San Francisco, CA **** August 26- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Selma, TX August 27- American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX August 29- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX

Rush Tickets Onsale This Week

Posted by Ace Staff on January 24th, 2008

Rush, the popular progressive rock band from Canada announced their plans to tour in 2008. The ‘Snakes and Arrows’ tour is rumored to be an extensive one. With dates pending in North America and South America, Rush should be busy for most of 2008. One of the stops on their 2008 tour will be the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. (more)

Dropkick Murphys Announce 2008 Boston Dates

Posted by Ace Staff on January 17th, 2008

One of Boston’s favorite local acts the Dropkick Murphys announced their annual St. Patrick’s Day concerts for 2008. The Dropkick Murphys will play 3 area shows from March 15-March 17. On March 15 the Dropkicks will play the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA. On March 16 they will play the Paradise Rock Club in Boston followed by the March 17, St. Patrick’s Day show also at Paradise. All 3 shows are General Admission. Dropkick Murphy’s tickets are now available for all 3 Boston area shows.