Maynard James Keenan and Tool continue to add dates to their 2012 national tour. Since touring is such a rare occurrence for the elusive band, on-sale dates have sold out in moments. Even with the additional shows, it seems the band is having trouble meeting demand, so don’t be surprised if even more shows are announced in the near future. The enigmatic prog-rock band added dates in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Charlotte, and more.
The Fresh Beat Band has also felt pressure to roll out additional dates for their 15-week nationwide concert tour. Demand for the popular preschool-oriented pop band is so great that they’ve added second shows in several cities including Saint Paul, Hershey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Dallas, and Buffalo.
Not one to be outdone, Coldplay also joins the list of bands needing to expand their tour schedule to meet demand. Touring in support of their latest release “Mylo Xyloto,” the British rockers have added shows in Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, East Rutherford, Chicago, and more.
Swedish producer, DJ, and remixer Avicii is doing his part to raise awareness about hunger issues in the U.S. with his “House For Hunger” tour. Avicii, along with At Night Management and executive producer Arash “Ash” Pournouri will donate $1 million to the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America. The donation will provide around 8 million meals to those in need. Avicii points out that nearly 16% of Americans struggle with hunger issues, including a shocking 25% of all children in the U.S. The tour comes to Reno, Kansas City, Kingston, Rochester, Austin, Houston, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Hanover, and more.
What began as a 1997 best-selling compilation album of Jimi Hendrix’s best known music, “Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix,”has culminated into a music festival of sorts with the Experience Hendrix 2012 Tribute Tour. The tour unites musical greats such as Jonny Lang, Robby Krieger of The Doors, Buddy Guy, Living Colour, Dweezil Zappa, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, and more, all on one stage to celebrate the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. The three week tour allows audiences to witness unique musical collaborations among the performing acts, as they pay homage to the man Rolling Stone anointed “The Greatest Guitarist of All Time.” The tour comes to Greensboro, Knoxville, Nashville, Atlanta, North Charleston, Saint Augustine, Houston, Hollywood (Florida), Thackerville, and Austin.
Wicked, the popular Broadway hit musical, takes its award-winning pageantry on a U.S. tour. The musical, based on the Gregory Maguire novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,” tells the story of the two witches of the Land of Oz: Elphaba, the Wicked With of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and their unlikely friendship. The original production received ten Tony Award nominations, winning three; six Drama Desk Awards, and received a Grammy Award. It has gone on to gain aLaurence Olivier Award and six Helpman Awards internationally. In October of this year, Wicked became the 14th longest-running Broadway show in history. The Broadway production brings its charms to Detroit, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Austin, El Paso, Tempe, Birmingham, Norfolk, Portland, Denver, Dayton, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Honolulu, and more.
CONCACAF announced that one of the dates for its 2012 Men’s Olympic qualifying tournament (Soccer) will be in Carson, CA, on March 23rd. The eight-nation tournament consists of two four-team groups with the top two finishers of each group advancing to the semifinals. The two semifinal winners will not only advance to the tournament final but also earn their spot in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The eight qualifying teams for the tournament are Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, and the United States in Group A; with Honduras, Panama, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago in Group B.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as New Orleans Jazz Fest releases the line-up of next year’s performers. Slated to perform are The Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, The Beach Boys, Ani DiFranco, Jill+Scott, My Morning Jacket, the Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Florence & the Machine, Bon Iver, Herbie Hancock, Al Green, Yolanda Adams, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, and many more. The festival is April 27th to March 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held April 14th in Cleveland, Ohio. Inductees performing at next year’s ceremony are Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro, The Small Faces, and Beastie Boys. Other 2012 inductees include Freddie King, Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd, and Glyn Johns.
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