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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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