The Bruins are at home tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden before they begin a streak of away games the rest of the week. The team is coming off a 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. Before Saturday’s win, the Bruins have struggled with a 1-4 record over the past five games. (more)
Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour will make its way up to the New England area next summer, hitting up Worcester’s DCU Center May 16-17 and Boston’s TD Garden August 3-4.
Other East Coast cities taking part in the nation-wide tour include New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Washington DC, Orlando and Miami. (more)
Longtime progressive rock band Phish is scheduled to ring in the New Year at New York City’s Madison Square Garden with material for three different shows from December 30th to January 1st. The group will headline the DCU Center in Worcester, MA December 27th and 28th before they hit the Big Apple. Their website just recently announced this statement: “Not only will the New York City run include a three-set New Year’s Eve show, but for the first time in Phish History, the band will perform on January 1st.”
Phish is currently looking forward to their string of fall concert dates beginning at the Austin City Limits Festival October 8th. They also plan to make stops in northeastern areas that include Augusta, Utica, Providence, Amherst, Manchester and Atlantic City.
Trey Anastasio announced his desire to produce new material and set up additional shows in the near future. “I’m trying to write songs that work for both (Phish and TAB),” he said in a recent interview with Relix. “Or I’m actually thinking, after this run of Phish shows, of maybe doing a couple of very, very small sort of acoustic shows. And I was just thinking this morning that I’m trying to get songs that work in every context.” Check back for more Phish tour updates right here at Ace!
Old habits die hard for former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir as they announce a second leg to the fall tour of their band, Furthur. Beginning with a west coast run, Furthur has mapped out a 22-show tour expected to run from the weekend of September 16th in Oregon to the weekend of November 20 with a two night stint at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This tour follows the band’s critically acclaimed winter and summer tours, with several festival appearances in between. Lesh and Weir made their debut as Furthur just about a year ago in September 2009, after The Dead finished their reunion tour. In addition to the two veteran musicians, the current Furthur lineup features Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Joe Russo, Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson. Phil Lesh and Bob Weir had previously been touring as a two man band in RatDog since 1995 and have since put the act on hiatus to perform as part of Furthur.
The tour is somewhat of a revisit of the past: appearing at venues once played by Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead back in the ‘70s, Phil and Friends in the ‘90s, Ratdog in the 2000s and some combination of members from each. Red Rocks in Colorado in particular is a venue that holds most dear to Dead Heads as the Grateful Dead began performing there in ’78, with each of the members’ project band visiting the amphitheater throughout the last decade.
The additional tour dates are no shock to loyal Lesh and Weir devotees, as the band members have spent more time on the road and on stage throughout the years than wherever they call home. As two of the four members that played consistently as the Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1995, Lesh and Weir played more than 2,300 shows, putting on many shows per year for thirty years straight. The set lists from these shows was notably varied, playing over 500 different songs live throughout their career. Furthur has so far followed in the footsteps of its father band, with densely improvisational jam sessions over three-hour long live shows. Furthur will be in New England at the DCU Center in Worcester on November 19 before wrapping up the fall tour at Madison Square Garden.
Former American Idol winner and current country superstar Carrie Underwood is set to embark on her 2010 tour starting March 11th at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. The Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, ME will welcome her on March 15th before she travels to the Harbor Yard Arena in Bridgeport, CT the following day. The next week she’ll arrive at the DCU in Worcester, MA. Other major cities on her 45 set venue tour include Atlantic City, Indianapolis, Toledo, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Austin, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.
Underwood just recently released her third studio album “Play On” in November. The album pushed her over 10.7 million sales, making her the highest-selling American Idol alum in the U.S. The multi-platinum artist is best known for her chart topping singles “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats,” “So Small,” “All-American Girl,” and “Cowboy Casanova.” Don’t miss your chance to see Carrie Underwood when she’s touring around your area!
Complete list of 2010 U.S. Tour DatesCarrie Underwood tickets are now availableMarch 11 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
March 12 Albany, NY Times Union Center
March 13 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
March 15 Portland, ME Cumberland Co. Civic Center
March 16 Bridgeport, CT Arena At Harbor Yard
March 19 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
March 20 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand At Foxwoods
March 21 Worcester, MA DCU Center
March 23 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
March 24 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
March 26 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
March 27 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
March 29 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena At Casey Plaza
March 31 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
April 1 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
April 3 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
April 6 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
April 7 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
April 9 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
April 10 Rockford, IL Rockford MetroCentre
April 12 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Mem. Coliseum
April 13 Saginaw, MI Arena at Dow Event Center
April 14 East Lansing, MI Breslin Student Events Center
April 23 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 24 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena
April 25 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
April 27 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
April 28 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
May 1 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
May 2 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
May 4 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Ctr.
May 5 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
May 7 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
May 8 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
May 10 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Arena
May 12 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
May 13 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Arena
May 15 Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena
May 18 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
May 20 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
May 21 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
May 22 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
May 29 Everett, WA Comcast Arena At Everett
May 30 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Michael Buble will be hitting up the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on Friday March 19th at 8:00 PM. NYC’s Madison Square Garden is set to welcome him on Saturday, March 20th before he makes his way to Cleveland on the 23rd. The Canadian singer is currently touring through major cities in the U.S. to further promote his latest studio Album “Crazy Love.” The record since its release in October of 2009 has reached Platinum Status in Australia and the UK.
Buble first came on the scene with his 2003 self-titled album, which ranked at #1 on the 2004 Australian and New Zealand pop charts. Since then he’s sold over 20 million records worldwide. “Crazy Love” went on to sell 132,000 copies just three days after its release. Buble is best known for his singles “Everything,” “Home,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” and “Lost.” Check for Michael Buble tour dates right here at Ace!