Tool, Avicii, Coldplay, Wicked, Experience Hendrix, CONCACAF Soccer & More

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. Buy These Tickets

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. Buy These Tickets

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.Buy These Tickets

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.Buy These Tickets

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.Buy These Tickets

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. Buy These Tickets

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. Buy These Tickets

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. Buy These Tickets

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. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Creed,
Brad Paisley,
Bruce Springsteen,
Brandi Carlile,
Imagination Movers,
Keith Urban,
Sugarland,
Tony Bennett, and
Yanni.

Tom Petty, Tool, Coldplay, RHCP, Drake, Romeo Santos & More

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers announces their first round of dates for their 2012 tour. The band plans shows for both the U.S. and Europe, which will make it their first European tour in over 20 years. The legendary band has won numerous Grammy Awards, the 2006 Billboard Century Award, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. They are coming to Broomfield, North Little Rock, Albuquerque, Wichita, Estero, Orlando, Austin, Alpharetta, and more. Buy These Tickets

Coldplay shows no signs of slowing down as they travel around the world in support of their latest album “Mylo Xyloto.” U.S. engagements for the band takes them to Dallas, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Boston, Chicago, Saint Paul, and more.Buy These Tickets

Tool releases more dates for their U.S. and Canadian tour. The pivotal yet elusive progressive hard rock band has set dates for Reno, Las Vegas, Tucson, Albuquerque, Grand Prairie, Toledo, Toronto, London (Canada), Boston, Camden, Uncasville, and Duluth. Buy These Tickets

Drake postponed his fall tour to put more time into finishing his new album, “Take Care,” which debuted as the third highest selling album of 2011. Now he announces new dates for his “Club Paradise” tour, which will bring the platinum-selling rapper and actor to arenas and college campuses nationwide. The tour finds Drake in Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas, Miami, Gainesville, Nashville, Columbus, Columbia, Lexington, Tallahassee, New Orleans, Austin, Kansas City, and more. Buy These Tickets

Foster the People is making plans for an international tour featuring Australia, Asia, and Europe. In the meantime, they treat their U.S. fans to an announcement of a spring tour dates. The Los Angeles-based indie pop band is touring in support of their debut album “Torches,” nominated for a Grammy Award for best alternative music album. The tour travels to New York, Columbus, Grand Prairie, Austin, Alpharetta, Columbia, Montreal, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, and more. Buy These Tickets

Known as Latin America’s Bob Dylan, Ricardo Arjona rose to fame through his socially conscious music that combines traditional South American folk music with rock, hip-hop, and classical influences. Now the Guatemalan singer and songwriter announces a U.S. tour. He comes to New York, Miami, San Jose, and Los Angeles. Buy These Tickets

When Tool’s tour winds down, Tool singer Maynard James Keenan picks up with his side-project Puscifer. Puscifer’s live shows are known more as “musical theatre” than a typical rock concert. Keenan and company perform skits in-between songs that feature Keenan as characters “Major Douche and white-trash hero Billy D,” according to Philadelphia Weekly. Puscifer comes to Austin, Baton Rouge, Memphis, Nashville, Lousiville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Omaha, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and more. Buy These Tickets

Red Hot Chili Peppers announces even more tour dates for their U.S. tour, including an extra date at the Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The Peppers come to Sunrise, Tampa, Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia, Duluth, Greensboro, Memphis, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Dallas, and more. Buy These Tickets

Lead singer and chief composer for the bachata band Aventura,Romeo Santos leads his own solo tour in 2012. Part of one of the most successful tours last spring, including sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, Santos rides the success of his first solo album “Formula Vol. 1” with dates in New York, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, Fairfax, Rosemont, Houston, San Jose, Los Angeles, and more. Buy These Tickets

Australian pop vocal group Human Nature announces dates for a full U.S. tour. Riding an international wave of success from their interpretation of Motown hits on their album “Reach Out: The Motown Record,” Human Nature became the only Australian band to have a residency on the Las Vegas strip. They bring their act to Cleveland, Lousiville, Columbus, Inidanapolis, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Rosemont, Houston, Atlanta, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Furthur headed by Grateful Dead alumni Phil Lesh and Bob Weir is coming to New York City’s Beacon Theatre for the first time with eight shows in April. The improvisational jam band that performs mostly Grateful Dead material, covers, and originals, will also be in San Francisco, Boston, and Wallingford, in addition to their New York shows.Buy These Tickets

Houston rockers Blue October continue to tour after the success of their acoustic tour earlier this year. The band launches a second round of tour dates at the end of the year in their hometown of Houston, TX. They travel to Winnie, Biloxi, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Saint Petersburg, Baltimore, Huntington, York, Atlantic City, Milwaukee, and more. Buy These Tickets

Philadelphia’s annual Wing Bowl returns February 3rd, 2012. The annual chicken wing eating competition which traditionally precedes the Super Bowl, was founded in 1993 by Philadelphia talk-radio hosts Al Morganti and Angelo Cataldi and draws crowds of over 20,000 people. Next year’s event will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadephia. Buy These Tickets

Euro 2012 or The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, will pit sixteen nations against each other for the 14th European Championship. The field was determined by qualification rounds between 51 nations, and the final tournament will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine. The qualifying teams include Ukraine, Poland, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, England, Greece, France, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Ireland, and Portugal. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Soccer: Mexico vs. Venezuela,
Soccer: Mexico vs. Columbia,
Weird Al Yankovic,
Willie Nelson,
Avicii,
Dana Carvey,
The Fresh Beat Band,
The Cake Boss,
Kid Rock, and
Steve Martin.

Coldplay, NBA, College Bowls, UFC, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More

The NBA Season returns just in time for the holidays. With a new collective bargaining agreement expected to be ratified by December 9th, officials are working to complete a 66-game regular season schedule starting on Christmas day. All of your favorite teams will be in back in action including the HeatKnicksLakersCeltics, and more. Buy These Tickets

The 2012 BCS bowls feature the best in collegiate football, including electrifying offenses, superstar quarterbacks, and an epic rematch between LSU and Alabama that will decide the national championship. From December 17th to January 28th, you can attend bowl games in Albuquerque, Boise, New Orleans, St. Petersburg, San Diego, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Shreveport, Detroit, Dallas, and more. Buy These Tickets

Looking to rule the world once again, Coldplay announce 2012 North America tour dates, starting in Edmonton on April 17. They will visit Calgary, Vancouver, Portland, Seattel, San Jose, and Los Angeles, before heading to the UK in late May. Then on June 22, they return to the US, visiting Dallas, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, East Rutherford, Chicago, and ending up in Saint Paul on August 11. Viva la vida! Buy These Tickets

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppersannounce more 2012 North American tour dates. The iconic rock band comes to New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, North Little Rock, Memphis, and more. Buy These Tickets

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team faces Venezuela in an international friendly as they continue preparations to qualify for the2014 FIFA World Cup. The U.S. hosts Venezuela on January 21st at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Buy These Tickets

Upcoming UFC action includes UFC 140: Jon Jones vs Lyoto Machida in Toronto on December 10, UFC 141 Allstair Overeem vs Brock Lesnar in Las Vegas on December 30, UFC on FX in Nashville on January 20, UFC on Fox: Phil Davis vs Rashad Evan in Chicago on January 28, and UFC 143: Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit in Las Vegas on February 4. Buy These Tickets

Lil Wayne announces that he is teaming up with Eminem for a 2012 international tour. In addition, the multi-platinum rapper is performing one last end-of-the-year show at Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK, December 29th. His latest album “Carter IV” was the second biggest-selling album of 2011, behind Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way,’ and was certified double platinum by the RIAA. Buy These Tickets

Tool announces their 2012 tour season will consist of a limited amount of concerts in the U.S. and Canada. They have released details for several early dates, including shows in Tucson and Albuquerque. The progressive hard-rock band’s current line-up consists of Maynard James Keenan (vocals), Adam Jones (guitar), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums). Buy These Tickets

The Black Keys have been making a flurry of media appearances lately, including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Colbert Report,” and “Late Show With David Letterman,” all in support of their latest album “El Camino.” Produced by the band in collaboration with Gnarls Barkley counterpart Danger Mouse, “El Camino” is the group’s first album to be recorded in their new hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Their 2012 tour takes them to Cincinnati, Detroit, Columbus, Portland, Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Montreal, Toronto, Indianapolis, and more. Buy These Tickets

Motley Crue takes over Vegas. The hard-partying self-proclaimed “most notorious band in history” invades Sin City with a 2012 residency that drummer Tommy Lee calls, “a match made in heaven.” As a result of not having to move from city to city, the stage production values have risen to new heights for the Vegas run. Expect the shows to be bigger, more interactive, with a more unique fan-driven concert experience. The residency runs from February 3rd to the 19th. Buy These Tickets

Chicago-based singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Bird released his latest album “Break It Yourself” earlier this year. The follow-up to 2009’s critically-acclaimed “Noble Beast” was completely produced by the multi-instrumentalist and recorded entirely in his barn in Western Illinois. Andrew is supporting the release with a full U.S. tour that takes him to Honolulu, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Columbus, Saint Louis, Kansas City, Seattle, Portland, and more. Bird encourages the recording of his shows for non-profit sharing. Buy These Tickets

Evanescence is adding more dates to their 2012 tour in support of their latest self-titled album. Singer Amy Lee says to expect a lot of new material on this tour as well as the more “heavy-energy side” of the band. Evanescence comes to Clemson, Atlanta, Tampa, Hollywood, Orlando, Biloxi, and more. Buy These Tickets

Comedian Demetri Martin announces his first ever Canadian tour. The “Telling Jokes in Cold Places 2012 Tour” will take Demetri to six Canadian cities during the coldest time of the year, before continuing with a U.S. run of dates. Martin’s show will consist of brand new jokes, his signature drawings, and a healthy dose of guitar playing. The tour comes to Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. Buy These Tickets

Blues guitar great Joe Bonamassa is currently on an extended U.S. National tour. Supporting his eleventh studio release “Dust Bowl,” Bonamassa plays Bakersfield, Oakland, Yakima, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Beverly Hills, Fresno, Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Wichita, Des Moines, Indianapolis, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney,
Willie Nelson,
Avicii,
Boz Scaggs,
Celtic Woman,
Yanni,
Kid Rock, and
Bob Seger.

Neil Diamond, Red Hot Chili Peppers, TSO, Kelly Clarkson, Moody Blues & More

Red Hot Chili Peppers have released details of their first U.S. tour since 2007. The North American tour is in support of their latest release “I’m With You.” The band comes to Tampa, Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia, Duluth, Greensboro, Memphis, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Buy These Tickets

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Neil Diamond is coming back to America when he begins his greatest hits tour in Sunrise, Florida at the Bank Atlantic Center on June 1. The tour runs across North America concluding in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 1. Buy These Tickets

Trans-Siberian Orchestra has added a March through May 2012 “Beethoven’s Last Night” tour. The concept album of the same name tells the fictional account of the last night of Ludwig van Beethoven’s life, including his struggles with the devil and his soul, his life’s work, and his unfinished tenth symphony. TSO announces that this will be the last opportunity to see the rock opera before the group releases their new album and corresponding tour in 2013. The tour begins March 3rd in Beaumont, Texas, and continues to Corpus Christi, Baton Rouge, Jackson, Tallahassee, Estero, Knoxville, Madison, Moline, Lexington, Tucson, Fresno, and more. Buy These Tickets

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is recognized as one of the largest livestock shows and rodeos in the country, and rated by theProfessional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as one of the top five in the nation. Spanning several weeks in February, the Rodeo averages over a million attendees and half a million dollars in award money to rodeo participants. 2012’s Rodeo features performances by Chris Young, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Daughtry, and more. Buy These Tickets

Kelly Clarkson announces dates for “The Strong Tour” 2012. The three month North American tour kicks off January 13th with dates in the U.S. and Canada. The tour is in support of her latest album “Stronger,” and travels to Philadelphia, Lowell, New York City, Albany, Verona, Manchester, Boston, Durham, Jacksonville, San Antonio, Austin, Biloxi, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Heavy metal band pioneers Deep Purple announces their first North American tour in four years. “The Songs That Built Rock” tour will be the first ever tour with a full symphony orchestra in each city. The line-up features classic members Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), Steve Morse (guitar), and Don Airey (keyboards). The band comes to Halifax, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Regina, Edmonton, Victoria, and more. Buy These Tickets

Classic prog-rock group The Moody Blues celebrates the 45th anniversary of their landmark album “Days of Future Past” with a two-month tour in March. “The Moody Blues: The Voyage Continues” launches in Florida, March 12th, and continues to Sarasota, Knoxville, Nashville, Atlanta, Durham, Salem, Pittsburgh, and more. Buy These Tickets

Jeff Mangum has announced a new leg of US and European tour dates. RollingStone.com recently proclaimed after a NYC show that “Jeff Mangum is back, and the music world is immeasurably richer for it,” while Spin.com said, “for two generations of listeners who grew up with Mangum’s intimate voice . . . this is the moment they’ve all been waiting for.” He comes to New Haven, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and more. Buy These Tickets

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series, will hit the road for the first time ever on a 50-city nationwide tour in February. “The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour” featuring Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) will perform the band’s hits from the first three seasons. The group’s pop hits teaches preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express themselves through movement and song. They come to Anaheim, Mesa, San Diego, Stockton, Oakland, Modesto, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and more. Buy These Tickets

French dance giants Justice announces a world tour beginning New Year’s Day. It will be the first time the duo will be in the U.S. in two years. In support of their recent album “Audio, Video, Disco,” the group will tour New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Oakland, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, and more. Buy These Tickets

Country crooner Jason Aldean plans for his “My Kinda Party Tour 2012” to hit North America January 20th. The Georgia native performs at Orlando, Jonesboro, Champaign, Green Bay, Saint Paul, Cedar Falls, Huntsville, Nashville, Baton Rouge, and more. Buy These Tickets

Californian rockers Flogging Molly continue to bring Irish celebration to a range of cities throughout the U.S. Catch them in Kansas City, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, New York City, Charlotte, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, and more. Buy These Tickets

Still looking for a holiday gift that really ROCKS? Tickets make a fantastic holiday gift, and with the season upon us there are tons of holiday performances, concert tours, festivals, theatre, and sporting events to choose from below. If you are trying to find the very best seats to a concert, theatre or sporting event, or looking for tickets to an event that is already sold out at the box office, the MyCityRocks Ticket Exchange nearly always has tickets available, so that you and the people you care about never suffer the disappointment of not getting great seats to an event that you want to see. Checkout the MyCityRocksHoliday Ticket Gift Guide and listing of Top Holiday/Christmas Shows for some ideas and suggestions.

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Jim Gaffigan,
Jann Arden,
Casting Crowns,
Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival,
Eric Church,
Ralphie May,
Straight No Chaser,
Merle Haggard,
Jackie Evancho, and
Slightly Stoopid.