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 Celtics, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Oklahoma Thunder, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.