Springsteen, Van Halen, RHCP, Elton John, Eddie Vedder, Shatner & More

Along with their show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band announces their North American “Wrecking Ball” tour. The tour runs March through May, with no word yet on who will replace Clarence Clemons on saxophone, who passed away in June. The tour is in support of their latest album “Wrecking Ball” which will be released March 6th on Columbia Records. The Boss comes to Atlanta, Greensboro, Tampa, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York City, Buffalo, Albany, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and more. Buy These Tickets

Eddie Vedder reveals that he will embark on a 13 city, U.S. solo tour, in support of his latest solo album “Ukulele Songs,” which was released last year along with the DVD “Water on the Road,” which featured footage from Vedder’s 2008 solo tour. Vedder is also a performer at this years New Orleans Jazz Fest and will also be in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Tulsa, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and more. Buy These Tickets

Decorated and legendary pianist, songwriter, and music man Elton John adds even more dates to his U.S. performances. Along with his Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Elton has added shows in Raleigh, Richmond, and Roanoke. Other stops include Chicago, Orlando, Estero, Springfield, and New York City. Buy These Tickets

Van Halen is releasing more of their North American tour itinerary during the next few weeks. They have already announced dates for various cities including Atlantic City, Atlanta, Charlotte, Tulsa, Tacoma, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton, and have added University Park and Manchester. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are touring in support of their latest album “A Different Kind of Truth.” Buy These Tickets

Trace Adkins announces a tour of intimate theatre engagements starting in March. Inspired by an appearance on last summer’s “Invitation Only” special on CMT, Adkins was eager to take that experience on the road. The “Songs & Stories Tour” begins in Des Moines, Iowa, on March 8th, and travels to Kansas City, Peoria, Milwaukee, Rochester, Grand Forks, Birmingham, Ashland, Toledo, Louisville, Spartanburg, and more. Buy These Tickets

Another New Orleans Jazz Fest performer, Florence And The Machine announces a new 15-city U.S. tour. Touring in support of its 2011 sophomore studio album, “Ceremonials,” the English indie pop band comes to Santa Barbara, Indio, Reno, Davis, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Atlantic City, and more. Buy These Tickets

Godsmack heads out on the two month “Mass Chaos” tour with fellow New Englanders, Staind. The tour was named by fans, and the band is also giving their fans an opportunity to design the tour poster. Joining them is Pennsylvania rock band Halestorm. The “Mass Chaos” tour comes to Augusta, Estero, New Orleans, Lafayette, Bossier City, Conroe, Belton, Beaumont, Laredo, Mesa, Corpus Christi, and many more. Buy These Tickets

With shows already sold out, Red Hot Chili Peppers add more North American shows to their upcoming “I’m With You World Tour.” The tour kick-off has been pushed back until March 29th due to lead singer Anthony Kiedis sustaining multiple foot injuries and needing surgery. The Peppers come to Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Glendale, Denver, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Detroit, and many more. Buy These Tickets

This year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest boasts a tremendous line-up this year, including some heavyweight performers like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Beach Boys’ 50th Anniversary Reunion, Zac Brown Band, Eagles, and Foo Fighters. Other artists include Bon Iver, Steel Pulse, Florence & The Machine, Ani DiFranco, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Jill Scott, Feist, Al Green, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, and The Neville Brothers. Not to mention appearances by Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Galactic, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Yolanda Adams, Dukes Of Dixieland, Pete Fountain, Tab Benoit, Bruce Hornsby, Herbie Hancock, and more! This astronomical musical event occurs April 27th to the 29th and May 3rd to the 6th at the Fairgrounds Racecourse in New Orleans.Buy These Tickets

Last year, Alison Krauss & Union Station played over 80 shows to over 300,000 fans throughout the world. This year they gear up to do it again with their “Paper Airplane” tour, in support of their 14th album release of the same name. Seamlessly bridging the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop, Alison comes to Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Charleston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Savannah, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Norfolk, Baltimore, Wallingford, Montclair, Columbia, Jackson, and more. Buy These Tickets

Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It is following up its Broadway run with a national tour. The one-man show, starring Star Trek icon William Shatner, revisits his phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon with his laugh-out-loud humor and signature storytelling. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you experience William Shatner like never before. The theatrical production comes to San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, and more. Buy These Tickets

Internationally renowned superstar Barry Manilow, best known for the hits “Could It Be Magic,” “Mandy,” and “Copacabana (At the Copa),” has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. He brings his lush, melodic musical style on tour and comes to Chicago, New York City, Omaha, Saint Louis, Moline, Detroit, Des Moines, Saint Paul, Green Bay, Los Angeles, and more. Buy These Tickets

After joining Kenny Chesney’s “Goin’ Coastal” tour, country music artist Billy Curringtonbreaks out on his own with his own headlining tour, starting in March. Currington will be joined on tour by David Nail and Kip Moore, and brings his hits “Let Me Down Easy” and “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” to Biloxi, Arlington, San Antonio, Kingston, Rama, Huntington, Knoxville, Lowell, Wallingford, Charlotte, and more. Buy These Tickets

Amnesty International is celebrating its 50th anniversary by bringing The Secret Policeman’s Ball across the pond to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall for its very first ever appearance in the United States. The Ball has a long and hilariously off-color history of using comedy and music to fight for free speech and human rights around the world. The fundraiser event started as three nights at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1976 and over the years involved Monty Python’s John Cleese and friends. Appearing at the March 4th event will be Coldplay, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, and Reggie Watts with more to be announced. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Hot Tuna,
Mac Miller,
Daughtry,
Creedence Clearwater Revisited,
Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt,
John Pinette,
Jason Aldean,
Glenn Beck,
James Taylor,
Drake,
Theory Of A Deadman,
Gwar,
Ingrid Michaelson, and
Joan Osborne.

Roger Waters, Elton John, Jay-z, Daughtry, Mana, Korn, Death Cab, 5FDP & More

Roger Waters reveals that the venue of his July 6th performance of “The Wall” in New York City is Yankee Stadium. Last year, Waters had the fifth highest-selling tour with a gross of over $103 million, and prepares for another 2012 outing. The arena and stadium tour comes to Houston, Austin, Tulsa, Denver, San Francisco, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Portland, Detroit, Chicago, New York City, and more.Buy These Tickets

Elton John, has booked additional dates to complement his residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The iconic artist has added shows in Augusta, North Charleston, Sunrise, Orlando, and Estero, along with his Las Vegas shows February 9th to the 18th and April 13th to the 19th. Buy These Tickets

On February 6thJay-Z comes to Carnegie Hall to headline the first ever hip-hop focused concert series there. The two-night event is a fundraising initiative to benefit New York City public schools, the result of a partnership between the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundationand United Way of New York City. The 13-time Grammy award winner says to expect a departure from his “Watch the Throne” tour that he just concluded with Kanye West. They are hopeful that the event will raise a sum in the millions of dollars for the two charitable organizations. Buy These Tickets

Led by former “American Idol” contestant Chris Daughtry, Daughtry, announces dates for their 2012 “Break the Spell Tour.” The Grammy nominated band has sold over seven million albums, played sold out concerts around the world in less than four years, and their self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history. Joining them on the road is Nashville-based pop rock group SafetySuit and singer-songwriter Mike Sanchez. For every ticket sold, the band is donating one dollar to the humanitarian organization Malaria No More. “Break the Spell” comes to San Antonio, Lake Charles, Champaign, Moline, Buffalo, Reading, Toronto, Cleveland, Atlanta, Little Rock, Nashville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Greensboro, and more. Buy These Tickets

With the release of their 2011 “Codes and Keys,” Death Cab for Cutiewere wanting to bring an orchestra on tour with them to more fully recreate the string-laden sound of their album. It seems that idea is now a reality with their one-of-a-kind tour featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra, the same small San Francisco-based orchestra that contributed all of the string arrangements on the album. The month-long North American tour will also feature indie rockers Youth Lagoon. “Codes and Keys” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and you can catch the tour in Denver, Omaha, Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Providence, Buffalo, Dallas, Austin, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Freeform electronic artist Bassnectar announces dates for the “Vava Voom” tour. After playing several major music festivals in 2011 including Bonnaroo, Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy, Camp Bisco, and Wakarusa, he will bring his unique blend of dubstep, breakbeat, and other IDM styles across the U.S. The tour comes to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Chicago, Burlington, Bonston, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Richmond, Tallahassee, Sacramento, and more. Buy These Tickets

Five Finger Death Punch and Soulfly are gearing up for a spring tour throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Californian heavy metal band is touring in support of their latest album “American Capitalist.” Soulfly features former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera and Ministry bassist Tony Campos and the tour travels to Las Vegas, Pomona, Fresno, Modesto, Redding, Portland, Yakima, Seattle, Vancouver, Dawson Creek, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, and more. Buy These Tickets

Korn unleashes the second leg of their “Path Of Totality Tour” next month. Named after their latest album “The Path Of Totality,” which debuted in the top 10 of Nielsen SoundScan’s top albums chart, the tour kicks off in Detroit and will feature Korn’s revamped sound as featured on their top five rock single “Narcissistic Cannibal.” Special guests on select dates include Kill The Noise and Korn’s own Jonathan Davis, who will debut his new DJ set as his alter ego J Devil. The nu metal group comes to Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Bernardino, San Francisco, and more. Buy These Tickets

Mana announces the second leg of their U.S. world tour. Hailing from Guadalajara, the group is touring in support of their eighth studio album, “Drama y Luz,” which has already snagged 2011 Latin Grammy Awards for best rock and best engineered album and is up for a 2012 award for best Latin pop, rock or urban album. Packing 17 shows into a little over five weeks, Mana comes to Hidalgo, Houston, Dallas, Laredo, New York City, Rosemont, Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, Denver, and more. Buy These Tickets

Keith Urban returns to the stage for the first time since vocal surgery, performing at the Grand Ole Opry on February 3rd. The New Zealand-born country superstar had a polyp removed from a vocal cord late last year and has been on vocal rest. Needing to reschedule the remaining dates of his 2011 tour, the last we heard from Urban was a song he recorded for the “CMA Country Christmas” television special in mid-November. Catch Urban this year in Nashville, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, Oshkosh, Cadott, Gilford, and Toronto. Buy These Tickets

Some of country music’s biggest stars are coming together in Las Vegas to celebrateLionel Richie and his contribution to the music industry. Artists like Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and more will gather for “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – A Lifetime of Hits.” The show will feature duets from Lionel Richie’s soon to be released album “Tuskegee,” as well as songs from his repertoire of over four decades of hits. The concert will also benefit the charity ACM Lifting Lives, which seeks to improve lives through the power of music. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
M83,
The Kooks,
Vince Gill,
Guster,
Social Distortion,
The Fray,
Cody Simpson, and
Rodrigo Y Gabriela.

Van Halen, NFL Playoffs, Nickelback, Snow Patrol, Bjork, Elton John & More

Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees Van Halen announced their return to the stage with a 2012 North American tour. Brothers Eddie and Alex, along with Eddie’s son Wolfgang on bass, and David Lee Roth will launch the long-anticipated tour in Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center February 18th. Their first new album with Diamond Dave since 1984, “A Different Kind Of Truth” will be released in February with the album’s first single and video “Tattoo” available now. The legendary band comes to Louisville, Auburn Hills, Indianapolis, Chicago, New York City, Uncasville, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Kanata, Atlantic City, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Tampa, and more. Buy These Tickets

Nickelback is going out on its first North American tour in nearly two years with BushSeether, and My Darkest Days. The Canadian rockers claim that the 39-date Live Nation-produced tour will be its “biggest, baddest, most over-the-top show yet.” Touring in support of their seventh studio album “Here And Now,” they travel to Moline, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Columbus, New York City, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Orlando, Sunrise, Edmonton, Calgary, Dallas, Houston, and more. Buy These Tickets

The NFL Playoffs kicked off last weekend with record-book wins by the Giants, Broncos, Saints, and Texans. This week finds the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Houston Texans, the New Orleans Saints in San Francisco against the 49ers, the Denver Broncos visiting the New England Patriots, and the New York Giants against the Green Bay Packers. It all culminates in the Super Bowl, February 5th in Indianapolis. Buy These Tickets

Alternative rock band Snow Patrol releases their sixth studio album, “Fallen Empires,” and announces a North American supporting tour starting in March. The band, which formed at Scotland’s University of Dundee, is bringing along British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran as a special guest. The tour starts on the heels of their European and UK tours and comes to Orlando, Miami Beach, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, and Los Angeles. Buy These Tickets

Rodrigo Y Gabriela announced a spring 2012 concert tour to support their latest album “Area 52.” The album contains nine of Rodrigo and Gabriela’s favorite songs re-arranged and recorded in Havana with legendary producer Peter Asher. The album was produced with a 13-piece Cuban orchestra, and this tour will be the first time the duo will tour with a backing band. The tour promises to be a showcase of the dynamic metal, latin, and jazz fusion, featured on the album in a live setting. They come to Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Upper Darby, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Miami Beach, and Austin. Buy These Tickets

One of the most iconic bands to emerge from the 1990s alternative rock movement, Jane’s Addiction, announces their new “Theatre of the Escapists” tour. Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Chris Chaney, and Stephen Perkins hit the road in support of their Rich Costey-produced album, “The Great Escape Artist.” The tour avoids stadium venues in lieu of more intimate theaters in order to “immerse the audience in a unique experience unlike any they have ever seen at a rock show,” according to Farrell. Expect musical and visual delights, new songs as well as classics, and more. The tour comes to Indianapolis, Saint Louis, Detroit, Columbus, Toronto, Albany, Portland, Huntington, Montclair, Waterbury, Richmond, Atlanta, Catoosa, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and more. Buy These Tickets

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo revealed the remaining entertainers for the 2012 season with music superstars including Kid Rock, John Legend, Miranda Lambert and Enrique Iglesias. Now in its 80th year, and enjoying record-breaking attendance last year, the Houston Rodeo kicks off February 28th and runs through March 18th at Reliant Park. Other performers include Alabama, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Big Time Rush, ZZ Top, Chris Young, and Reba McEntire. Buy These Tickets

Icelandic songstress Bjork has revealed designs for a three-year educational tour, inspired by her upcoming “multimedia” project, “Biophilia.” The album’s title refers to a love of all living things. She is mapping out a string of eight six-week residencies, with an elaborate stage show that features a “24-woman choir, giant Tesla coils and several large custom-built instruments that Bjork and her collaborators invented: a portable pipe organ, four 10-foot pendulums that play harp notes as they swing, a gramophone-like contraption called a “Sharpsichord” and another piece called a “gameleste,” which is a fusion of a celesta and a gamelan”. She has confirmed dates for shows in Corona and New York City. Buy These Tickets

Dibella Entertainment announced Sergio Martinez vs Matthew Macklin, March 17, 2012, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Recognized Middleweight Champ Sergio Martinez48-2-2 (27 KO) will take on Matthew Macklin 28-3 (19 KO) on St. Patrick’s day, as well as Ireland’s native Andy Lee fighting in the co-feature. Martinez burst onto the boxing scene when he stepped in as a late replacement for Kelly Pavlik to take on Paul Williams where he lost a very close decision. After knock outs in his last few fights, Martinez’s St. Patrick’s day face-off with Ireland’s Macklin is noted as one of this year’s most exciting fights.Buy These Tickets

Radiohead adds more west coasts dates to their U.S. national tour. In addition to headlining both weekends of Coachella, they’ve added more California dates and one in Seattle, before embarking on a European tour June 30th. They are coming to Houston, Dallas, Austin, Kansas City, Broomfield, Glendale, San Jose, Santa Barbara, and more. Buy These Tickets

The Emmy-award winning figure skating show Stars On Ice, produced by skating legendScott Hamilton, is preparing for a new season. With championship skaters including Olympic medalists Sasha Cohen, Ilia Kulik, Joannie Rochette, and Miki Ando, the touring production comes to Seattle, Wenatchee, Anaheim, San Jose, Rosemont, Portland, Hershey, Kanata, Oshawa, Hamilton, Toronto, and more. Buy These Tickets

Elton John, who is in the midst of writing his first book to raise money for his Aids Foundation, is expanding performance dates outside out his Las Vegas residency. In addition to his run of dates at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the legendary singer will also be in Sunrise, Florida, and Nimes, France. Buy These Tickets

Mr. “Margaritaville” himself Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band is back on the road again. The singer-songwriter, film producer, and businessman is coming to Miami, Jacksonville, North Charleston, Orlando, Birmingham, Tallahassee, North Little Rock, Louisville, and Tamp. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
The Fresh Beat Band,
Wanda Sykes,
Eric Church,
Elvis Costello,
Guster,
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Beethoven’s Last Night,
The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys,
Rise Against,
Trey Songz: Anticipation 2our, and
Drake.

Van Halen, BCS, Super Bowl, Monster Jam, Supercross, Tool, Creed & More

We are expecting a new Van Halen tour, with David Lee Roth rejoining the band, to be announced soon, quite possibly by the time you read this. As of this writing (Thursday evening), we only have ticket listings for a March 17 date in Toronto, but we think it is likely that the full tour will be up if you check our link on Friday. Buy These Tickets

The 2011 BCS Championship Game, sponsored by Allstate, features #2 Southeastern Conference West Division Runner-Up Alabamaagainst the #1 Southeastern Conference West Division ChampionsLSU. This is first time in the history of the BCS that not only will two teams from the same conference meet for the BCS National Championship, but they are also from the same division of the same conference. Catch the action at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA, January 9th. Buy These Tickets

Super Bowl XLVI is right around the corner as the playoffs kick into high gear this weekend. With a half-time show performance byMadonna, the entire weekend becomes an extravaganza as Super Bowl parties, events, and more are planned throughout the entire weekend for one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Playoff teams such as the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, and Denver Broncos fight for their chance to reach the championship game happening February 5th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Buy These Tickets

Creed, one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time with over 28 million albums sold, released more dates for their 2012 spring outing. What was initially an idea to play their albums “My Own Prison” and “Human Clay” in their entirety on back-to-back nights has now expanded into a full tour. The band, ranked by Billboard as the 18th best artist of the 2000s, is coming to Chicago, Upper Darby, New York City, Uncasville, Washington DC, Boston, Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, and Kansas City. Buy These Tickets

Tool, who has repeatedly added dates to meet the high demand for their latest tour, adds yet another date for their fans in Hampton, Virginia. The enigmatic band also plays Reno, Las Vegas, Tucson, Albuquerque, Grand Prairie, Toledo, Toronto, London, Boston, Camden, Uncasville, East Rutherford, Charlotte, Sunrise, Orlando, and Duluth. Buy These Tickets

Grammy nominated R&B singer Trey Songz is hitting the road again with the “Anticipation 2our” to build up “anticipation” for his upcoming album “Chapter V.” Def Jam artist Big Sean joins Songz on tour as the opening act, and they come to Cleveland, Louisville, Chicago, Saint Louis, Grand Prairie, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Oakland. Buy These Tickets

The AMA Supercross season is well underway. Supercross is the sport of off-road motorcycle racing on artificially-made dirt tracks consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. Although Supercross is derived from Motocross, supercross tracks are more technical, with a higher degree of difficulty, and while not as fast, have a higher risk of injury. AMA Supercross races are held all across the nation in cities like Anaheim, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Arlington, Atlanta, Saint Louis, Daytona Beach, Indianapolis, Toronto, Houston, New Orleans, Seattle, and more. Buy These Tickets

Monster jam events feature monster trucks facing off in stadium racing and freestyle competitions, where the trucks perform tricks and stunts to demonstrate driver skill and vehicle capability. This year’s Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam features shows all around the country with the World Finals coming to Las Vegas March 23rd and 24th. Catch the action in Columbus, Birmingham, Rochester, Evansville, Tulsa, Manchester (New Hamsphire), Rochester, Greensboro, Wichita, and many more. Buy These Tickets

American rock/blues band The Allman Brothers, who made “Rolling Stone” magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists list and 100 Greatest Guitarists list, announces a New York City string of dates at the world-famous Beacon Theatre. Starting of the heels of Greg Allman’s solo 2012 tour, the band’s NY residency takes place March 9th to March 25th, Buy These Tickets

The Austin Rodeo, announces the line-up of their 2012 event. Musical acts to grace the stage at the Travis County Expo Center, March 10th to March 25th, include Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Clay Walker, Demi Lovato, The Band Perry, Sara Evans, Josh Abbott Band, Glen Campbell, Gavin Degraw, Josh Turner, Bret Michaels, and more. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
The Fray,
Bill Cosby,
Kevin Hart,
The Magnetic Fields,
Diana Krall,
Don Rickles, and
Joan Rivers.

Lenny Kravitz, BCS Bowls, NBA, NHL Winter Classic, Tool & More

The NBA season is underway, with the undefeated Miami Heat already heavily favored to win the 2012 title. The defending champs, Dallas Mavericks, have yet to win a game at the start of regular season as they look to work newly acquired Lamar Odom into the line up. The Oklahoma Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers are also considered strong contenders for the title, and the surprise trade that sent superstar Chris Paul of the Hornets to join Blake Griffin with the Los Angeles Clippers, has added the Clippers into the discussion as well. Tickets are available for all your favorite teams like the Boston CelticsLA LakersLA ClippersOklahoma ThunderNew York KnicksDallas MavericksSan Antonio SpursChicago Bulls, and more. Buy These Tickets

Fresh off a mega-appearance on Simon Cowell’s “X-Factor,” Lenny Kravitz embarks on a U.S. national tour in support of his latest album “Black and White America.” The 47 year old musician is joined on select dates by Tony! Toni! Tone! front-man Raphael Saadiq, and says that despite getting older, still expect to see his shirt come off on stage, as he had to keep in excellent condition to shoot scenes for his latest music video “Push.” The singer-songwriter will also appear in the 2012 film “The Hunger Games,” and you can see him perform in Boston, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Oakland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Grand Prairie, Biloxi, and Miami Beach. Buy These Tickets

British musician and songwriter Roger Hodgson, best known as the former co-frontman and founding member of the progressive rock bandSupertramp, will return to the road for a round of U.S. shows in February. The nine-date U.S. mini-tour will include classics from Supertramp as well as his own solo work and is coming to Temecula, Chandler, Hinckley, Milwaukee, Hollywood (Florida), Fort Pierce, and Lincoln. Buy These Tickets

Tis the season for College Bowl Games culminating with the 2012 BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans, on January 9th. With 35 bowl games, some of the biggest match-ups to look out for are the BCS Title Game in New Orleans, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl. Buy These Tickets

The NHL Winter Classic is an annual event held by the National Hockey League (NHL) on New Year’s Day. The regular-season hockey game is played outdoors and this year features a matchup between division rivals the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers. It will be the 309th time the teams have met and is considered one of the most anticipated events of the year. For the second straight year, the Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed HBO Sports show “24/7” will chronicle the two teams as they prepare for their Winter Classic Showdown at Citizens Bank Park in Philly. Buy These Tickets

One of the highest grossing music festivals in the world, Ultra Music Fest, has announced the partial lineup for the world’s leading electronic and alternative music festival. The three-day event taking place in Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, unites such international acts as Carl Cox, Tiesto, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, David Guetta, Bassnectar, John Digweed, Tritonal, Pretty Lights, and many, many more. The festival is held March 23rd to the 25th. Buy These Tickets

Australian teenage heartthrob and pop star Cody Simpson announces dates for his 2012 headling U.S. and Canadian tour. “The Welcome to Paradise Tour” kicks off February 2nd in Boston on the heels of his “Coast to Coast” EP release and the debut of his music video “Angel.” The pop-phenom will be in Boston, Pottsville, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Clifton Park, Cleveland, and Pontiac. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Wayne Newton,
Rodney Carrington,
Avicii,
Pat Benatar,
Red Hot Chili Peppers, and
Chicago.