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50 Cent at Boston House of Blues

Posted by Ace Staff on May 17th, 2010

Longtime rapper-producer 50 Cent is currently on the road to promote his latest studio album Black Magic. He is scheduled to play Detroit’s Chene Park on Saturday, May 29th before arriving at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago the following day. The House of Blues in Boston will open its doors for the 3X Platinum artist on Thursday, June 24th. Jay Electronica among other G-Unit artists will accompany 50 on stage during his time on tour. Black Magic is set to be released one month after Eminem’s Recovery drops in stores this June. 50 is most well known through hit tracks “In Da Club,” “21 Questions,” “Candy Shop” and “Disco Inferno.” He has also built his resume as an accomplished actor, starring in movies that include “Get Rich or Die Tryin,” “Righteous Kill” and “Before I Self Destruct.” Don’t miss your chance to witness 50 Cent live in concert! Tickets are now available right here at Ace!

This Week in Boston Shows (May 13-19)

Posted by Ace Staff on May 11th, 2010

On Thursday, May 13, electronica act Massive Attack will be at the House of Blues. Since 1988, the British music production duo has been bringing their distinctive sound to the forefront of the trip hop genre. They have collaborated with various artists, including Neneh Cherry, Madonna, David Bowie, Mos Def, and more. General admission tickets for the show are currently available for $75. Also on Thursday, country singer Alan Jackson performs at the Verizon Wireless Arena in New Hampshire. Jackson is one of the most popular country singers of his era, having more than 50 singles crack the Top 30 on the Billboard country charts. Jackson has been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year. Floor tickets for the NH show start at $59. Pearl Jam makes two visits to the New England area this week. They’ll be playing on Saturday, May 15th at the XL Center in Harford and on Monday, May 17th at Boston’s TD Garden. Since their debut album, Ten, was released in the early ‘90s, the band has been a constant presence in mainstream music. Many consider the band to be one of the most influential acts of the 1990s, and they are still churning out hits now. Tickets are available for both shows, starting at $125. The Saw Doctors will also be playing in Boston on Saturday at the House of Blues. The rock band has scored 18 top thirty singles in their home country of Ireland since 1986. They have a devoted cult following in Ireland, the UK, and the US. Mezzanine tickets for Saturday’s show start at $69. In Providence, you can catch the smash hit musical Jersey Boys at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Based on the lives and careers of The Four Season, the show has won numerous awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. Performances are scheduled all this weekend with tickets starting at $79. This is the last week that you can catch The Big Apple Circus at Boston City Hall Plaza. Matinee and evening performances will run from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets start at $75, and ringside seats are available for $95. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to these or any other events, please contact your dedicated account representative at 617-78-3333. Keep checking back here every week for updates in Boston’s concerts and shows!

This Week in Boston Shows (May 3-9)

Posted by Ace Staff on May 4th, 2010

This is a pretty quiet week for concerts, as most Bostonians have their eyes glued to the Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. The House of Blues, is still rocking though, and has a few shows lined up for this weekend. (more)

This Week in Boston Shows (April 26-May 2)

Posted by Ace Staff on April 26th, 2010

A few tickets are still available for Joe Bonamassa at The Wilbur Theatre on Wednesday, April 28th. Playing guitar since the age of 4, Bonamassa has collaborated with musical legends such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, and Eric Clapton. (more)

50 Cent Announces U.S. ‘Invitation’ Tour

Posted by Ace Staff on April 26th, 2010

Rapper, entrepreneur and producer Curtis Jackson, better known by stage name 50 Cent just recently announced plans to hit up venues in major U.S. cities this summer starting Friday, May 28th at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. He will conclude his run at the Atlantic City House of Blues June 25th after taking the stage at Boston’s very own House of Blues on Lansdowne street. Other cities expecting to play host to Jackson include Detroit, Chicago, New York City, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas and Atlanta. 50 Cent is working to support his upcoming studio album Black Magic. The mega-rapper has said for this particular project to be “more up-tempo, more dance” after finding inspiration while touring in Europe in 2009. Monica, Soulja Boy Tell’Em and Lloyd Banks will take part in select shows. 50 is best recognized through his 2003 and 2005 records Get Rich or Die Trying and The Massacre. Both albums went on to reach multi-platinum status, selling a combined twenty-six million copies worldwide. His most well known songs to date are “In Da Club,” “Disco Inferno,” “How We Do” and “Candy Shop.” Check the complete list of tour dates below. 50 Cent tickets are now available! 50 Cent Schedule and Tickets: May 28  Cleveland, OH  Wolstein Center  May 29  Detroit, MI  Chene Park  May 30  Chicago, IL  UIC Pavilion  June 1  Denver, CO  Fillmore Auditorium  June 3  San Francisco, CA  Warfield Theatre  June 4  Los Angeles, CA  Club Nokia  (more)

This Week in Boston Shows (April 19-26)

Posted by Ace Staff on April 20th, 2010

As we mentioned last week, singer-songwriter Elvis Costello will be performing at The Orpheum theatre tonight, Tuesday, April 20th. (more)

This Week in Boston Shows (March 31-April 4)

Posted by Ace Staff on March 31st, 2010

On Thursday, April 1st, the multi-talented Somali-Canadian artist Knaan will be at Boston’s House of Blues. The poet/rapper/musician is known for being dedicated to global change since leaving Somalia at the age of 13. He has been affiliated with many UN events, and also collaborated with artists such as Nelly Furtado, Mos Def, The Roots, and Pharoahe Monch. Co-headlining the show is Walewith special guest John Forte. General admission tickets are available for $59. Popular indie rock band Vampire Weekend will be performing at The Orpheum Theatre the same day. The band is touring in support of their second album Contra, which was released in January of 2010 and features popular singles “Cousins” and “Giving Up the Gun.”  Orchestra tickets for this concert start at $99. On Friday, April 2nd, stand-up comedian Doug Benson will be at The Wilbur Theatre at 7:30 PM. Benson is highly recognized through appearances on shows that include Comedy Central’s “The A-List” and “Two Drink Minimum.” He’s also been seen on HBO’s “Mr. Show” and currently hosts the popular comedy podcast “I Love Movies with Doug Benson.” Tickets for his Boston performance start at just $65. Southern rock/country band Drive By Truckers is set to play the House of Blues on Friday with Lucero. Drive By Truckers have been touring for over a decade, in turn helping them establish a large and dedicated fan base. Lucero also has a rapidly growing fan base, playing an average of 150-200 shows a year since 2001. Also due to appear is Langhorne Slim. General Admission tickets are being sold for $65. British buzz-band The XX has two shows lined up this weekend at the Paradise Rock Club in support of their album xx with lead single “Crystalised.” Presented by local radio station WFNX, the 6 PM show will feature Nosaj Thing as the opener and the 9 PM show will have JJ on the bill. A few GA tickets are still available for the 6 PM show at $55 each. On Saturday, April 3rd, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will visit Boston’s House of Blues. BRMC’s history has been marked with various line-up changes and hiatuses, but 2010 sees them back with a recently released studio album, Beat the Devils Tattoo. Alberta Cross is the opening act and GA tickets are available for $60. If you’re looking for comedy this weekend, Bruce Bruce will be at the Wilbur Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 PM.  Bruce has appeared on various shows on Comedy Central, MTV, and BET, as well as many films such as Larry the Cable Guy and Idlewild. Mezzanine tickets for the 7:30 PM show are available for $69. Since the weather is supposed to be beautiful in Boston, it’s a great time to take the family to the circus! The world famous Big Apple Circus has several performances scheduled at Boston’s City Hall Plaza this weekend: Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Mezzanine tickets are available starting at $75, and ringside seats start at just $95! To obtain tickets for any of the above events, please call 617-783-3333 and speak with your dedicated account rep.

This Week in Boston Shows (March 23-28)

Posted by Ace Staff on March 23rd, 2010

On Thursday, March 25th, Norah Jones will grace the stage of Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center (Wang Theatre). The daughter of well-known satirist Ravi Shankar, Jones has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist this past decade. She is currently touring in support of her fourth album, The Fall. Orchestra seats are available starting at $89 each. Another event on Thursday is Gabriel Iglesias at the Wilbur Theatre. The comedian who got his start on Nickelodeon’s “All That” will bring his comedic styling including impressions and animated story telling to the stage for two performances at 7:00 and 9:45 PM. Tickets start at $65. Boston’s House of Blues will host Spoon, Dearhunter, and The Strange Boys on Saturday, March 27th. Spoon returns to the area in support of their seventh studio album, Transference. The band has gained popularity over the past few years with songs such as “The Underdog” and “I Turn My Camera On,” being featured on many television, movie, and video game soundtracks. Stadium seats for this concert start at $69 and floor tickets are just $79. Also at the House of Blues this weekend is HIM, on Sunday, March 28th. The rock band from Helsinki was the first Finnish band to have a gold album in the United States with 2006′s Dark Light. Their most recent album, Heartkiller, was just released on March 3rd of this year, so for many New England area fans, the concert at House of Blues will be the first chance to hear the new songs live.  General admission tickets are $65. More Boston concert updates to come!

This Week in Boston, Feb 22-28

Posted by Ace Staff on February 22nd, 2010

Boston’s TD Garden is set to welcome a handful of major acts through the week of February 22nd. John Mayer is set to take the stage this Wednesday, February 24th with Michael Franti and Spearhead.  The Black Eyed Peas are still riding high off their 2009 The E.N.D album featuring smash hits “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Gotta Feeling” and “Meet Me Halfway.” Ludacris and LMFAO will arrive downtown to open for the group Friday night. Not only will the Garden play host to some of the top musical acts around. The Boston Celtics are scheduled to face the New York Knicks, marking the first of three home games on their schedule this week. At prices starting at $45, you can witness 3X dunk champion Nate Robinson take the floor in Celtics uniform to matchup against his former team. The contest will also showcase the return of Boston’s beloved Eddie House. LeBron James and the top seeded Cleveland Cavaliers will make their way to Boston on Thursday before the New Jersey Nets come in Saturday afternoon. Saturday will also bring in the NLL’s Washington Stealth as they prepare to square off against the Boston Blazers at 7:30 PM. The National Lacrosse League displays some of the most intense competition between the short playing field and fast paced indoor atmosphere. Lower level seats start at just $37. Looking to hear some great music in the Fenway area? The House of Blues in Boston is certainly the place for you with General Admission tickets priced at $65. The 2,500 capacity venue will play host to Umphrey’s McGee on Friday, February 26th. These pioneers of progressive rock are prepared to hit the Lansdowne area with Eric Krasno and Chapter 2. Guitar Legends of Rock and Blues will wrap the week at the HOB Sunday night. Talented musicians on the list include Jim Belushi, Joey Kramer & Brad Whitford (members of Aerosmith), Barry Goodreau (former member of the group Boston), Johnny A and the Uptown Horns, and James Montgomery Band featuring David Hull from the Joe Perry Project. The Lion King will continue its stunning run all week at the Boston Opera House With tickets starting at $89. The musical is filled with unique puppets and masks, leaving the audience to put their imagination to the test. The production is also being put on at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. Lastly, BC Eagles basketball is playing the Virginia Hokies Wednesday at the Conte Forum. Purchase $12 tickets right here to witness Division 1 basketball at its finest. Check back for weekly sports, concert and theatre updates with us at!

Spoon to Launch U.S. Tour

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2010

Austin, TX indie rock band Spoon will begin their 2010 North American tour in their hometown on Wednesday, March 17th before they take center stage at the Republic in New Orleans, LA the following day. New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Boston’s House of Blues will welcome the veteran rockers for shows on Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th. The group is comprised of members Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Rob Pope and Eric Harvey. Daniel and Eno were first introduced in 1993 as a part of The Alien Beats. Spoon then formed together in 1994, releasing their first studio album Telephono in ’96. Over the course of their 16-year existence, Spoon has recorded a total of seven albums. Their latest project Transference was released in January of 2010, selling 53,000 copies its first week in stores. Find the best deals for Spoon concert tickets right here with us at Ace! Complete List of 2010 Tour Dates: 03/17 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (NPR SXSW Showcase) 03/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic 03/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Soundstage 03/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle 03/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 03/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 03/24 – Richmond, VA @ The National 03/26 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall 03/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues 03/29 – Toronto, Ontario @ Sound Academy 03/30 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater 04/01 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom 04/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 04/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 04/05 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater 04/06 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater 04/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue 04/09 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater 04/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater 04/11 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Orpheum Theater 04/13 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater