Elton John and Leon Russell will team up with Elvis Costello and John Mellencamp for three shows as part of the T-Bone Burnett’s traveling “Speaking Clock Revue” concert series. The four acts will first share the stage at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston, MA on Saturday October 16th. New York City’s Beacon Theatre will then welcome them in on Wednesday, October 20th before they travel west to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA Sunday, October 24th.
John and Russell have their own itinerary planned in light of their latest collaboration project “The Union.” The Beacon Theatre will play host to the duo when the album hits stores Tuesday, October 19th. They have also reserved dates at the Hollywood Palladium, Citizens Business Bank Arena and U.S. Airways Center from November 3-6. Check back for additional Elton John,Leon Russell tour updates. Tickets are now available!
CC Sabathia let up just three hits through eight innings for the New York Yankees to claim their 15th post-season berth in 16 years, outplaying the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 last night at Rogers Centre. Sabathia’s 21 wins ranks him among the elite pitchers in franchise history, tying Andy Pettitte’s 1996 and 2003 campaigns for the most by a Yankee since Ron Guidry went 22-6 in 1985. Derek Jeter has come alive these past few weeks, producing multiple hits in six of their last 14 contests.
Yankees managers Joe Girardi was proud of the organization after a hard fought regular season, but emphasized for the club to remain focused on the ultimate goal ahead. “I congratulated them and just told them this is the first step,” he said. “There’s a lot of work to be done. If the guys want to celebrate I’m all for it…We’ve been going at it since February 15, grinding and grinding and guys have been playing hard, a tough schedule in a tough division. Let them let loose a little bit. It’s nice.”
The Tampa Bay Rays clinched their playoff spot after a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. David Price collected his 19th win of the year, posting a 9-2 record at home this regular season. Rays manager Joe Maddon shared a similar outlook in regards to their upcoming post-season run. “I never had any doubt that this was a playoff team,” he stated at the on-field celebration. “I want it to be a World Series champ.” The Rays are currently a half game ahead of the Yankees in the AL East standings with five games remaining on the regular season schedule.
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!
Alternative rock group Weezer will arrive at the Orpheum Theatre on December 14th and 15th as part of their 2010 Memories tour. The band will showcase their most successful projects The Blue Album and Pinkerton to go along with their latest material in concert. The tour will kick off at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA November 26th and 27th. San Francisco’s Knob Hill Masonic Auditourium will then welcome them in for two nights on the 29th and 30th. New York City will play host to the group following their stint in Boston with dates to be determined.
Weezer just recently released their eighth studio record Hurley, which marks their sixth album to debut in the top 10. They also have plans to release Death to False Metal, which lead singer Rivers Cuomo described as “songs that didn’t make the first seven Weezer records because they were either too weird or too pop or too metal or too punk.” Don’t miss your chance to witness Weezer live at the Orpheum Theatre! Tickets are available now!
Yankees right-fielder Nick Swisher kicked off the festivities with a solo shot to right center as part of New York’s five-run first inning in yesterdays 8-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Bronx Bombers were held scoreless through most of the contest, but the Tampa could never quite make up the deficit. Derek Jeter doubled in the eighth to bring in Brett Gardner for the final score. Phil Hughes threw for six innings, letting up just three runs on four hits to earn his 17th win of the year.
“We haven’t accomplished anything yet, but I like what I’ve seen,” said Jeter. “Right now it seems like things are starting to click a little bit.” New York is currently 2 1/2 games ahead of the Rays in the AL East Division with 11 games remaining in on the regular season schedule. They are set to host the Rays for two more games before welcoming in the Boston Red Sox starting Friday, September 24th. “I think we all pretty much know what’s at stake,” said Swisher ater the game. “Take the Rays and us and line us up, and let’s see what happens…Getting kind of chilly out there, smells like playoff baseball.” Purchase your New York Yankees tickets with us at Ace!
Contemporary singer Michael Buble is currently preparing to take on 14 venues across the country starting November 23rd at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. The TD Garden in Boston, MA will welcome him in November 26th before he makes his way to New York City’s MSG the following day. The fall itinerary will conclude at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Buble has been touring all over in support of his 2009 studio project Crazy Love. Featuring the smash hit “Haven’t Met You Yet,” the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. He is planning to re-release the deluxe version entitled Crazy Love Hollywood Edition on Monday, October 25th. The revamped album will feature several bonus tracks including his latest single “Hollywood.” Find the best deals for Michael Buble tickets right here at Ace!
2010 Michael Buble U.S. Tour Dates:
November 23 Hershey, PA GIANT Center
November 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
November 26 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
November 27 Boston, MA TD Garden (more)
Dave Matthews Band just recently scheduled a handful of fall tour dates before the start of their planned hiatus in 2011. The November string of shows will kick off at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY Tuesday, November 2nd. Boston’s TD Garden and New York City’s Madison Square Garden will each play host to the group for two nights soon after. Their run will conclude at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA Saturday, November 20th. Supporting acts on tour will include the Punch Brothers (November 5-6), the John Butler Trio (November 9-13), and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (November 16-20).
Dave Matthews has been clear on his decision to take a year off for some time now. In May the band came out with a statement that read: “As we feel the excitement building for this summer, we wanted to let everyone know that after twenty years of consecutive touring, Dave Matthews Band will be taking 2011 off. We feel lucky that our tours are a part of so many people’s lives, and wanted to give everyone as much notice as possible. We’re excited to make this summer one of our best tours yet, and look forward to returning to the road in 2012.”
The group was last seen in the national spotlight performing at the NFL Kickoff concert in New Orleans on September 9th. Their summer itinerary ends tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, MN. Purchase your Dave Matthews Band tickets with us at AceTicket.com!
Dave Matthews Band Fall Schedule:
November 2 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
November 3 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 5 Albany, NY Times Union Center
November 6 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
November 9 10 Boston, MA TD Garden
November 12 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
November 17 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
November 19 20 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Reig Brignac entered the lineup to fill in for the ejected Carl Crawford in the ninth inning, leaving the rookie infielder to produce a walk-off solo shot in the 11th to lift the Tampa Bay Rays past the New York Yankees 1-0 last night at Tropicana Field. Crawford couldn’t help but grin when his replacement stepped up after he struggled from the plate for the Rays to recapture the AL East lead. “I’m glad he got the opportunity,” he said. “I don’t think I would have done that.”
CC Sabathia and David price made it so both sides were scoreless through eight innings, letting up just five hits collectively before their relievers took over in extras. The Yankees have lost their last seven of eight with two games left in Tampa before they travel to Camden Yards to face the Baltimore Orioles. “Both of them were tremendous,” said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. “We’ve got to bounce back. We’ve had three tough losses on this road trip, really tough losses. But this is a team with a lot of character, and we’ll bounce back.” Yankees vs. Rays tickets are now available!
All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis made an interception and broke up two passes yesterday in his first practice since holding out through all of New York Jets training camp. After a number of meetings over the past 36 days, the Jets and Revis finally agreed on a four-year deal worth $46 million. Revis was thrilled to be back on the field with his teammates, saying “I didn’t know how my they were going to accept me because I haven’t been here for a month. I had butterflies, but after they started chanting my name a little bit, it was a good feeling.”
The Jets are scheduled to begin their regular season campaign at the New Meadowlands Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, September 13th at 7:00 PM. Ravens fullback LeRon McClain shared his excitement for Revis’s return, saying “there won’t be any excuses now.” New York head coach Rex Ryan then found the nearest media outlet to respond: “I don’t know what’s wrong with LeRon. He said something about there’s no excuses…He must have us confused with somebody else. I don’t think we make any excuses. Last year, we didn’t have our starting 11 guys on defense for a single game and yet we led the league.” Jets vs. Ravens tickets are now available!
Eli Manning and Tom Brady each led their respective units downfield for first quarter touchdowns as the New York Giants went on to defeat the New England Patriots 20-17 in yesterday’s week 4 preseason showdown at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The fourth block also featured a pair of drives between backup QBs Brian Hoyer and Rhett Bomar. Hoyer was first to strike with 4:55 left in regulation when he hit Darnell Jenkins deep for New England to claim the 17-12 advantage. Bomar then connected with Duke Calhoun with under two minutes remaining to solidify the victory for New York.
“It felt great,” said Bomar after completing 11 of 24 passes for 171 yards. “You always want to end the preseason on a good note. It was good to end it like that…I went out there and played and not everything was perfect. But I made some plays and whatever happens, happens.”
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick seems optimistic looking forward despite the recent back-to-back preseason losses. “I think we’re ready to go,” he said. “I think everybody is ready to start the season next week, and we’ll get on it right away. We’re on to Cincinnati.” The Giants will open their regular season campaign against the Carolina Panthers next Sunday as the Patriots play host to the Bengals in Foxboro. New England Patriots tickets are now available!