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 Heat, Knicks, Lakers, Celtics, and more.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.