Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez has been announced for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Many are crediting Mayweather for demanding such a risky fight against an elite, undefeated opponent. Alvarez is 42-0 with one draw and is coming off an outstanding performance against Austin Trout. Alvarez is not only one of the sport’s biggest draws, he’s one of its best fighters. Mayweather is the best fighter in the world but has chosen an opponent who is 13 years his junior, is a natural super welterweight and has fast yet heavy hands. Both fighters put their undefeated record on the line September 14th.
It’s finally here! This week The Eagles have released the DVD/Blu-rayrelease of their documentary “History of the Eagles,” and have expanded their tour routing to go along with it. The new leg of dates is set for September with shows in the U.S. and Canada. The new dates include Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Auburn Hills. The band also comes to Louisville, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Toronto, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Uncasville, Mansfield, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Bethel, Seattle, Lincoln, Denver, Wichita, Tulsa, Dallas, Memphis, Nashville, Rosemont, Moline, Kansas City, Salt Lake City and more.
If the Miami Heat were going to have an easy road to the finals thisNBA Playoffs, somebody forgot to tell the Indiana Pacers who just evened up the series 2-2. The series has featured masterful coaching adjustments, hard fouls, and grit and determination from both teams. The teams prepare for a crucial Game 5 in Miami, while San Antonioawaits the winner of the series, having swept the Memphis Grizzliesin four.
The Chicago Blackhawks are showing resiliency as well as dominance in their NHL Playoff run. They had to dig deep in the playoffs, pulling themselves out of a 3-1 deficit to the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference semifinals to take the series in seven games. They will now face the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in what looks to be another difficult series for a team seeking its second Stanley Cup in four seasons. In the Eastern Conference, Boston looks to overcome their demons as they face thePittsburgh Penguins, a team they haven’t beat once during the regular season.
Singer-songwriter Michael Buble announces his headlining tour dates for the fall of 2013. The tour kicks off in September and carries through until the end of November, performing 40 shows in a 12 week span. He is touring in support of his eighth studio album, “To Be Loved,” which was released on April 23 and reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. This is his first non-holiday studio album since 2009. Catch Buble as he comes to Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Sunrise, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Duluth, Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio and more.
Bon Jovi expands his “Because We Can – The Tour” once again as the band adds North America to its 2013 summer and fall plans. Touring in support of “What About Now,” the band promises a special experience as the stadium shows will feature “a different state-of-the-art stage production, emulating a larger-than-life classic 1959 Buick Electra.” The tour comes to Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Foxborough, Saratoga Springs, Darien Center, East Rutherford, Vancouver, Tacoma, Spokane, Fresno, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Dallas, Uncasville, Toronto, Montreal and more.
Famed British progressive rock group Moody Blues announces a fall lineup of shows and reveals details about its mammoth 17 disc box set coming next month. Called “Timeless Flight,” the hefty package contains 11 CDs containing digitally remastered album tracks, unreleased mixes and outtakes, and complete concert recordings. And that’s just the beginning. Scheduled to be released June 25, “Timeless Flight” includes three DVDs of rare television performances, promotional videos and a previously unreleased concert video, along with a 120-page hardback book with a new essay by Moody Blues tracker Mark Powell along with previously unreleased photos. The band is touring in support of the disc set and come to Austin, Louisville, Cincinnati, Mount Pleasant, Cleveland, Wabash, Elkhart, Milwaukee, Hammond, Peoria, Appleton, Des Moines, Onamia, Bismarck, Kansas City, Valley Center, Denver, Airway Heights, Seattle, Portland, Eugene, San Rafael, San Francisco, Reno, San Jose, Paso Robles, San Diego, Los Angeles and Palm Desert.
Northern Irish pop-rockers Two Door Cinema Club announced a massive North American tour in support of their latest release “Beacon.” The band will hit 20 venues in a little over a month and will be joined by St. Lucia for most of the tour, with Capital Cities, Peace andBad Veins joining them on select dates. Kicking off in October, tour comes to Upper Darby, Washington, DC, Boston, New York City, Rochester, Toronto, Cleveland, Pontiac, Denver, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland, San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville.
San Francisco-native and EDM globetrotter Kaskade recently announced the release of his new single “Atmosphere” and is following that up with what he’s calling a “Big Rooms – Small Tour.” After selling out venues worldwide with his 2012 “Freaks of Nature” tour, he wanted to touch on more intimate venues this time around with huge performances. The tour kicks off in September and comes to Miami, Brooklyn, Chicago and three nights in Los Angeles.
The International Champions Cup (or ICC) is an upcoming exhibition association soccer tournament that will be played from July 27th to August 7th. The tournament replaces theWorld Football Challenge and will be staged throughout Europe and the United States. Confirmed entrants to the tournament include the Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Madrid of Spain, Juventus and Inter Milan of Italy, along with Chelsea, Valencia, Everton and AC Milan. Matches come to San Francisco, Indianapolis, Glendale, Los Angeles, East Rutherford and Miami Gardens.
Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
The Naked And Famous,
P.O.D. & Flyleaf,
Passafire & Stick Figure,
Souls Of Mischief,
Rock Allegiance Tour: Volbeat HIM & All That Remains, and
We The Kings.