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Taylor Swift Announces U.S. Tour For 2020 — And It’s Only Hitting Two Cities

Taylor Swift has announced her only U.S. concert dates in 2020 and the tour is only hitting two cities. The tour dates are slated for July 25-26 at the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and for July 31-Aug. 1 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

The two two-day events have been christened Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East. Opening acts for the dates will be announced soon.

With Lover Fest West, Swift will make history, becoming the first woman in history to open an NFL stadium. The concerts will begin SoFi Stadium’s inaugural year of events, as the facility prepares to become the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers and to host Super Bowl LVI and the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

In August, Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s albums chart.

Tickets for Swift’s Lover Fests go on sale to the general public on Oct. 17, following Ticketmaster Verified Fan and Capital One presales.

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The Little Mermaid: An Immersive Live-to-Film Concert Experience Is Coming To The Hollywood Bowl On May 17 & 18

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live in Concert is coming to the Hollywood Bowl on May 17 and 18.

The event celebrates the film written and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with two evenings of music that include Glee’s Lea Michele as Ariel, Mrs. Doubtfire’s Harvey Fierstein as Ursula and Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong fame who has appeared in Disney films like Coco and the Cars trilogy, appearing as The Little Mermaid’s lobster-loving Chef Louis.  

The live show will also feature Peter Gallagher as King Triton, Leo Gallo as Prince Eric and Ken Page as Sebastian, taking place at the “Hollywood Fish Bowl Dive-In Theatre” with plans to remake the iconic venue into an ocean paradise. Music from the Oscar and Grammy-winning score, as well as Broadway’s The Little Mermaid, will be performed by a live orchestra led by conductor Michael Kosarin, followed by an encore from the film’s composer Alan Menken, whose credits include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas.

To recreate the feeling of an underwater night out at the “dive-in,” the evening will include “a full program of aquatically-themed previews of coming attractions, nostalgic animated snack bar commercials and the 1938 Silly Symphony cartoon ‘Merbabies’ featuring the world premiere of a live original score composed and performed by 17-year-old piano sensation Emily Bear,” according to a press release. “Audiences are also invited to participate in a Little Mermaid-themed costume contest and unique photo opportunities to get them in the spirit before the show starts.”

Award-winning creative studio Mousetrappe will utilize projection mapping technology to transforms the facade of the 19,000-capacity venue into an underwater paradise that comes alive with marine life and fauna. Little Mermaid Live is directed by Richard Kraft and produced by Laura Engel & Kraft, Columbia Artists’ Tim Fox and Alison Ahart Williams, and Live Nation’s Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva, in association with Disney Concerts.

Tickets go on sale Friday (April 5) at 10 a.m. PT. Presales are available for American Express card members. Click HERE to learn more and purchase tickets.

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Lineup Announced For Woodstock 50

Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair announced the official lineup of its three-day 50th anniversary celebration today, with more than 80 musical acts. Taking place on its 50th anniversary weekend, Aug. 16-18, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The most iconic music festival in American history is bringing peace, love and music back for a new generation of fans. Woodstock 50’s lineup reflects its mission –uniting people in a shared experience with great artists and encouraging active support of equality, inclusion and a shared sustainable future

Legacy acts, in addition to original Woodstock ’69 icons Santana and Dead & Company, include Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, David Crosby and Friends, John Fogerty, Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian and Melanie. 

Scheduled on Aug. 16, Friday: The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Run The Jewels, The Head and The Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Akon, Princess Nokia, Grandson, Fever 333, Larkin Poe, Dorothy, Flora Cash, Brian Cadd, Ninet Tayeb and more. 

Scheduled on Aug. 17, Saturday: Chance The Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko And Medicine For The People, India.Arie, Jade Bird, Rival Sons, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, SiR, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, Courtney Hadwin, Pearl, John-Robert, IAMDDB. and more. 

Scheduled on Aug. 18, Sunday: Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monáe, Young the Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and The Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius, Reignwolf, The Zombies, Pussy Riot, Cherry Glazerr, Leven Kali, The Marcus King Band, Victory, Hollis Brown, John Craigie, Amigo The Devil, Liz Brasher and more.

The entire lineup can be viewed here.

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Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life Is Coming To The Greek Theatre In Los Angeles On October 6

Are you ready for this? It’s Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life on October 6 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The entertainment icon hosts some of the biggest names in comedy, music and late night with appearances from Jerry Seinfeld, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, Zooey Deschanel, Kumail Nanjiani and Jerrod Carmichael among others.  Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers has assembled an MVP musical line up that Ferrell has dubbed Chad Smith’s Super Mega Funktastic Jam Rock All Stars, featuring Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brad Paisley and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

The show benefits Cancer for College which provides college scholarships to low-income, high-achieving cancer survivors. It’s really will be the best night of your life!

Order tickets HERE.

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Pearl Jam Boston Fenway Concert Poster by Tom Whalen

Posters and Toys will sell copies of Tom Whalen’s new Boston Fenway concert poster for Pearl Jam tomorrow Friday, September 14th at 2PM Central Time.

Pearl Jam – Fenway by Tom Whalen
18″ x 24″ Screenprint
Artist Edition of 300
$45

Pearl Jam – Fenway (Variant) by Tom Whalen
18″ x 24″ Screenprint
Edition of 100
$100

Order Link.

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Paul McCartney To Livestream Special New York Concert  On September 7, 2018 On YouTube

Over the last few days, Paul McCartney has been teasing fans and hinting at something coming this week in New York City. 

Yesterday he confirmed that he will be joining forces with YouTube Originals to livestream a secret concert via his channel this coming Friday September 7th to celebrate the release of his new album Egypt Station.

Fans will be able to tune in to watch Paul perform tracks from Egypt Station along with Beatles, Wings and solo classics from 8:00pm (ET). The venue is rumored to be Grand Central Station.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Is Getting A 25th Anniversary Concert At The Hollywood Bowl

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Danny Elfman singing live to film at a special two-night concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Elfman, who voiced and sang as the King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, in the Tim Burton-Henry Selick classic, will be joined by other original castmembers including Catherine O’Hara, who played Sally, and Ken Page, who performed Oogie Boogie, in what is being described as an immersive experience that includes live scenery projections, a live orchestra and guest artists.

The concert will take place October 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. This is the third time Nightmare is getting the live concert treatment at the Bowl. It first played to a sold-out crown over the 2015 Halloween weekend and then returned for three nights in 2016 due to overwhelming demand.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. via all Ticketmaster outlets, with a special American Express presale starting Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. and ending Sept. 7 at 10 p.m.

The concert is being produced by Laura Engel and Richard Kraft, Tim Fox and Alison Ahart Williams, as well as Live Nation/Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva Presents, in association with Disney Concerts.

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Brandi Carlile To Perform At The GRAMMY Museum On July 12, 2018

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY-nominated Brandi Carlile with her longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and conversation hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman on July 12, 2018.

The band is currently in the midst of an extensive nationwide tour in celebration of their breakthrough new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which debuted earlier this year at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, Rock Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart and Number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—a career high for the Seattle-based group. Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings, the album continues to receive overwhelming acclaim, including recent “Best Albums of 2018” coverage at Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard and more.

The new album follows last year’s Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child. The special project – featuring cover songs performed by Dolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price, Jim James and more along with a forward by Barack Obama – has raised nearly one million dollars to date.

Beloved by fans and critics alike, the band has performed sold-out concerts across the world, including shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Radio City Music Hall and the Ryman Auditorium and has appeared on various TV shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Conan and CBS This Morning.

Tickets go on sale June 21, 2018. Click HERE for more info.

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Chris Hardwick’s ID10T Festival

Chris Hardwick has decided to create and host a new music, comedy and comic book festival called ID10T. The festival will take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Silicon Valley, June 24-25.

With bands like Weezer, Ok Go, Car Seat Headrest, Girl Talk, and TV on the Radio on the music side and comedians like Demetri Martin, Michael Ian Black, Nikki Glaser, Garfunkel and Oates, and Michael Che on the comedy side, this event is going to be packed with a ton of talented people.

There will also be a Mad Decent dance tent featuring people like Madeon, Zeds Dead, and Troyboi to keep the party going.

Of course, what makes a great festival isn’t just great acts. It’s creating a holistic experience for guests, mixing the festival spirit with a bit of Comic-Con indebted convention fun. So not only is cosplay encouraged for ID10T, but you can expect to see exhibitors like Boom! Studios, Oni Press, Valiant Comics, and Insight Editions, among others. The event is also still accepting exhibitor applicants, so that list will definitely continue to grow.

ID10T will be a fantastic marriage of all the things you love about concerts, live comedy, with a dash of Comic-Con.

Click HERE for more information.

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Van Halen Announces North American Tour & Jimmy Kimmel Live! Appearance

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In celebration of a 2015 summer/fall North American tour, Van Halen will perform a special concert for “Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 30, 2015 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks Van Halen’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live!airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

Van Halen is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com, with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31. Fans who pre-order “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama”, “Runnin’ With The Devil”, “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher”.

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Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of “Van Halen” and “1984”, with remastered versions of “Diver Down”, “Women And Children First”, “Van Halen II” and “Fair Warning” due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, California. These albums are being released beginning March 31, with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

The tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 05 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Jul. 07 – Portland, OR – Amphitheater Northwest
Jul. 09 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Jul. 11 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul. 14 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul. 16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Jul. 20 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 – Kansas City, MO – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 24 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion –
Aug. 01 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 03 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Aug. 05 – London, ON – Western Fair District
Aug. 07 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 09 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 11 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Center
Aug. 13 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 23 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park
Aug. 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 27 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 29 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 31 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sep. 02 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 06 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Sep. 11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Sep. 13 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sep. 17 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sep. 21 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Sep. 23 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 25 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 30 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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