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