The Concert for Sandy Relief, 12-12-12, is jam-packed with a staggeringly incredible lineup. Madison Square Garden will play host to the performers on December 12 to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. (more)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be back on the road this spring, hitting 16 major venues across the U.S. before traveling overseas for an additional 32 concerts. The North American run will begin at the Philips Arena in Atlanta March 18th and conclude at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ May 2nd. (more)
Carmelo Anthony produced 31 points and 11 rebounds while Amare Stoudemire netted 18 to lead their New York Knicks past the Philadelphia 76ers 97-92 Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center. Andre Iguodala pulled the Sixers within one with his first 3-pointer of the game, setting the stage for Anthony to supply the final dagger from downtown in the remaining seconds to put the game out of reach.
The Knicks have now moved into the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference ahead of the 76ers and Indiana Pacers with a 40-38 regular season record. After losing six games in a row the Knicks have found their rhythm, defeating the Magic, Nets, Cavaliers and Raptors at home before edging the Sixers on the road.
“We’re keeping the momentum going, we’re keeping the streak going,” said Anthony. “We wanted to win. I don’t really care about six or seven.” New York is next set to matchup against the Nets and Pacers away before hosting the Chicago Bulls to mark their last home game Tuesday, April 12th. Their final regular season contest will take place in Boston the following day. Check here for the best New York Knicks regular season and playoff ticket deals.
Carmelo Anthony appeared to have an easy transition back to his hometown, contributing 27 points and 10 rebounds in his first game in New York Knicks uniform en route to a 114-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. “This was ordinary for him, and that’s the highest compliment of what he does. You drop him in any place, any playground, any place in the world and he’ll put up 27 points and 10 rebounds,” said Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni. “That’s what he does for a living.”
Earlier this week a blockbuster deal was completed that sent Anthony with Denver teammates Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman to New York for Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick. Billups had no problem controlling the tempo for the Knicks, netting 21 points while distributing eight assists. Toney Douglas came through for New York with 23 points from 10-of-12 shooting off the bench.
Both Anthony and Billups were embraced with standing ovations and loud cheers by Knicks fans all around, who have been starved of a good lineup for over a decade. “I never experienced anything like that before,” said Anthony. “That was a hell of a moment for the fans to react the way they did.” New York Knicks basketball is back! Purchase your tickets right here at Ace!
The New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets have agreed to a blockbuster three-team deal that will send Carmelo Anthony to join forces with Amar’e Stoudemire back east. The former Syracuse University star player publicly stated his desire to play for New York before starting his seventh regular season in Denver. The Knicks expect to sign Anthony to a three-year, $65 million extension in the process.
As a part of the deal, New York will send Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Nuggets in exchange for Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman. The Knicks have also reached agreement to ship Anthony Randolph, the expiring contract of Eddy Curry and $3 million to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Corey Brewer.
Denver coach George Karl will look to get his team refocused after a season so far packed with rumors and media headlines. “I’m glad it’s over. I’m glad it’s an opportunity to reinvent,” he said. “I think everybody handled it as classy as you could handle it. There’s some sadness to it, there always will be.” The Knicks will hope to have Carmelo in uniform Wednesday night when they host the Milwaukee Bucks. New York Knicks tickets are now available!
LCD Soundsystem will be performing its final gig ever on Saturday, April 2nd in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The band made the official announcement through their website in a statement: “We are retiring from the game. Gettin’ out, movin’ on. But for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours. Playing stuff we’ve never played before and going out with a bang, and we’d like you to be there.”
Before the release of their third studio album This Is Happening in May of 2010, frontman James Murphy expressed that their next set of concerts will likely be the last under the LCD name. “When I’m working on a record, it makes sense to think of it as the last you’ll ever do because then you make it good,” said Murphy in an interview with NME. Don’t miss your chance to witness LCD Soundsystem for their final show at Madison Square Garden. Tickets are now available!
Amar’e Stoudemire netted 24 points with a side of eight rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead his New York Knicks past the Miami Heat 93-88 yesterday at Madison Square Garden. The Heat seemed to be in control through the majority of the contest but New York kept chipping away in the fourth, setting the stage for Danilo Gallinari and Landry Fields to bury consecutive 3-points in the final two minutes.
Gallinari finished with 20 points and Fields added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks to defeat Miami for the first time this season. “It’s important for us mentally,” said Gallinari. “We lost two times against them and we wanted to get this win. Now we know we can beat them. It was an important win.”
Dwayne Wade (wearing his new-look goggles due to migraines) had 34 points and 16 rebounds but couldn’t find his rhythm in the fourth, missing his final seven shots. LeBron James contributed 24 points, 11 rebounds and five assists while James Jones followed up with 15 points and five rebounds, respectively. Miami is next set to welcome the Detroit Pistons tonight as the Knicks hit the road to matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.
Pop icon Prince just recently announced plans to return to the United States for a string of shows as part of his “Welcome 2 America” concert series. New York radio station WBLS said for the run to begin at the Izod Center for three nights starting December 14th before moving to the Madison Square Garden for a pair of performances on December 18th and 29th. Prince himself made the announcement last week during a press conference at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY.
“Welcome 2 America is best described as what we’ve all been waiting for,” he said. “I will serve as master of ceremonies for multiple nights of entertainment that will feature some of the best artists this country has to offer. Without giving too much away, anyone that has ever been to one of our concerts…they know what time it is. So you need to come early, you need to come often, because every time we play there’s always something new. No concert is ever the same.” Prince is currently touring in Europe with plans to return in early December. Check back for Prince concert updates!
The New York Knicks are making progress in their efforts to trade for All-Star small forward Carmelo Anthony. The seven-year veteran is currently signed to a deal with the Denver Nuggets that will expire after the 2010-2011 regular season. According to multiple sources, Anthony has made clear to the Nuggets front office that he won’t have any part in signing the three-year, $65 million contract extension they offered back in June. Following the collapse of a four-team trade that would send Melo to the New Jersey Nets, the Knicks are officially back in the bidding war. Their previous offers have revolved around packages that include Anthony Randolph, Eddy Curry and a first round draft pick from a third team.
The Chicago Bulls are also present in the discussion for Anthony despite just recently re-signing starting forward Joakim Noah. The Knicks were previously hoping to cash in on LeBron James, Chris Bosh or Dwayne Wade. Carmelo would certainly complete the playoff picture for New York knowing he’d be alongside Amare Stoudemire, who netted 39 points in yesterday’s victory over the Nets. Anthony averaged 28.2 points per game last season with the Nuggets.