November 19- Of Monsters and Men- Iceland’s indie/folk band, Of Monsters and Men will be coming to the Orpheum Theatre. The performance will feature hits off their latest album, My Head Is an Animal, such as hit single “Little Talks.” The album debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and has topped the charts in Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Canada and America. Soley and Elle King will serve as opening acts for the show. (more)
The pop punk band, All Time Low, will be at the Paradise this Wednesday at 7PM. They will be supported by The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction and Hit the Lights as part of their “Rockshow at the End of the World” concert tour. The tour is in lieu of their most recent album, Don’t Panic, which was released on October 9 and includes their hit single, “Somewhere In Neverland.” (more)
The Celtics will open at home this Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets. The team’s preseason opener was in Turkey where they lost to Fenerbahce Ulker 97-91. The Celtics then beat Milano 105-75, however, evening out their record 1-1. They returned to Boston last Monday hopefully after bonding as a cohesive unit. After playing the New York Knicks in CT this past weekend, catch them at the TD Garden on Tuesday to see if they can make a mark in the preseason. (more)
War Horse begins its two-week run at Boston Opera House this Wednesday. The Tony Award Winning drama, based off the book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo, was adapted by Nick Stafford for the stage production. Despite the author’s hesitance, the play opened to huge success on Broadway in 2011. Show times are at 7:30PM Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8PM Fridays and Saturdays and 6:30PM on Sundays. (more)
Not that I mean to label any of these great artists but, to be completely honest their music leans more towards the art-rock category than anything else I’ve ever heard. And from what I’ve heard so far off the upcoming collaborative album that’s set to come out on Sept. 11, the combination of these two artists was meant to be. (more)
Major venues in the greater Boston area are lined up to host to a number of popular artists this summer. Ace Ticket has the best deals around between concert events at the Comcast Center, Bank of America Pavilion, TD Garden, Orpheum Theatre, Citi Peforming Arts Center – you name it. (more)
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!
For the first time in its history, Experience Hendrix, the concert tour that revisits the music and inspiration of Jimi Hendrix featuring an all-star lineup, will be re-launched within a single calendar year. The Experience Hendrix tour crisscrossed the US this past March for a string of sold-out concerts and will return with a new set of U.S. and Canadian dates this October and November.
Featured artists performing music associated with the legacy of Jimi Hendrix include some of the best known and highly regarded names in contemporary rock and blues including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Steve Vai, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Eric Johnson, Ernie Isley, Living Colour, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and The Slide Brothers- Chuck and Darick Campbell of Sacred Steel. In terms of format, the tour offers opportunity for performers and audiences to witness unique collaborations as well as the tour’s artists performing their favorite Hendrix signature songs. As has been the case with previous Experience Hendrix outings, special guests are expected to sit in at many of the dates, making the concerts all the more memorable. Past special guests have included Paul Rodgers, Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, and Robby Krieger.
Anchoring the tour is Billy Cox, the legendary bassist whose relationship with Jimi Hendrix and his music dates back to the early 1960s when the two met while serving in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. The two bonded over their love of music and would later work together backing R&B acts. They reunited when Cox was recruited to be part of the Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys as well as the original Jimi Hendrix Experience, performing at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight. “It’s always a great thrill and honor for me to play Jimi’s music for audiences now just as it was in the 1960s,” Cox notes. “The Experience Hendrix tours have shown how timeless this music really is.” This fall’s Experience Hendrix tour dates will be followed by a second wave of Hendrix releases through Legacy including the 4 CD + 1 DVD anthology set. The tour kicks off in Pittsburgh on October 26th and hits Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on November 7th. Although the exact lineup has been confirmed for several of the dates, the Boston performance’s lineup has not yet been revealed.