Beach Boys, Chickenfoot, Avett Bros, Robin Williams, Marilyn Manson & More

One of the most anticipated tours comes to North America as The Beach Boys are touring together again for the first time in more than two decades. With an appearance on the Grammy Awards behind them, some festival dates scheduled, and a new album planned for release this year, the iconic group announces a new Chicago, Holmdel and Wantagh dates, and also come to New York City, Pittsburgh, Uncasville, White Plains, Las Vegas, Berkeley, Manchester, Camden, and more. Buy These Tickets

With the release of their 2011 sophomore album “Chickenfoot III,”Chickenfoot announces a U.S. national tour. The super-group, comprised of Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Kenny Aronoff, and Michael Anthony, hit the road starting in May, and once again have partnered with Feeding America to make donations to local food banks in each market they play. The band comes to Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Atlantic City, New York City, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, and more. Buy These Tickets

Sting visits Germany and the UK during February and March, and then on June 9th returns to the US for a show at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City. Buy These Tickets

REO Speedwagon & Styx, often accompanied by Ted Nugent, begin a 25+ city tour on May 1 in Hidalgo, continuing through a July 7 stop in Gilford, NH. Buy These Tickets

Counting Crows are embarking on a spring tour in support of their upcoming album “Underwater Sunshine” (or “What We Did On Our Summer Vacation”), which is due out April 10th. The alternative rock band is focusing on more intimate venues to capture the camaraderie they had while making the album. The tour includes two shows in their hometown of San Francisco, as well as a stop at SXSW in Austin. They will also appear in Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Los Angeles, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, Boston, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Nashville, and more. Buy These Tickets

Created by Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, Country Throwdown Tour announces its 2012 lineup. Included this year are Josh Thompson, Eric Paslay and Sunny Sweeney, with special guests Justin Moore and Rodney Atkins; with Gary Allen headlining. The only tour of its kind in the world of country music, Country Throwdown Tour 2012 brings together top-selling artists with talented, emerging singer-songwriters in a festival atmosphere where fans enjoy continous music on multiple stages all day long. The tour comes to Gulfport, Gilford, Bangor, Clarkston, Kettering, Anderson, Glen Allen, Danville, Sioux Falls, Rockford, and more. Buy These Tickets

For the first time ever Rob Zombie & Megadeth have partnered to co-headline a May U.S. tour. The tour starts in New Jersey and includes stops at music festivals Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. The tour comes on the heels of Megadeth’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival Gigantour, and will be the first time Rob Zombie has performed since last year’s “Hell on Earth” tour. The tour comes to Holmdel, Moosic, Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids, Columbus, La Crosse, Sioux City, and Valley Center. Buy These Tickets

Europe’s most successful live entertainment show, Apassionata: The Beginning is coming to North America for the first time. The show which features more than 40 horses and is seen by more than five million fans in over forty cities will make its North American debut with an eighteen month, sixty-six city arena tour. Due to the show’s remarkable and consistent success in Europe, producer-creator Peter Massine and his American producing partner Tanya Grubich were motivated to bring the experience and excitement of Apassionata to North America, which boasts the largest equine interest in the world. The theatrical sensation combines original music, scored specifically to work with the horses, with the finest equestrianship and exhilarating stunt riding. The event travels to Greenville, Louisville, Charlotte, Baltimore, Raleigh, Detroit, Toronto, and many more. Buy These Tickets

After a sold out run of performances in 2010, Madea returns to the stage with Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job. The musical, starring Tyler Perry, follows Madea as she is forced to find work, and it’s clear that she and her employer will never be the same after one day on the job. Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, playwright, and author, known for his films, stage work, and television shows such as “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” The play comes to Memphis, Chicago, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Buy These Tickets

North Carolina based rock band The Avett Brothers undertake a massive North America tour this spring. The prolific band, renowned for their high energy live shows and mix of eclectic musical styles, are known for playing upwards of 150 shows a year. They bring their electrifying shows and hard work ethic to Iowa City, Springfield, Whichita, Baton Rouge, Tulsa, Tupelo, Montreal, Morgantown, Albany, Providence, and more. Buy These Tickets

Grammy-nominated hip-hop star J. Cole, a member of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation family, announces the “Campus Consciousness Spring 2012/The Sideline Story Tour” in support of his gold-certified album “Cole World: The Sideline Story.” During the tour, Cole will also make his way to 17 college campuses with the hope of not only showcasing his music, but to highlight voter registration and plastic free initiatives. He will be joined by rappers Reverb and Big K.R.I.T. and comes to Charlotte, Lowell, Kingston, Babson Park, Waterville, Champaign, Dekalb, Lexington, Johnstown, Greensboro, and more. Buy These Tickets

Marilyn Manson unveils dates for a U.S. spring tour that will bring the shock-rocker to intimate theaters and clubs. The tour kicks off April 27th and includes a performance at the massive Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, on May 20th. Manson is touring in support of the band’s upcoming album, “Born Villain,” which is due out in May. Find the tour in Providence, Hampton, Huntington, Silver Spring, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, and more. Buy These Tickets

Academy Award-winning actor and multiple Grammy Award-winning performer, Robin Williams, known for his unparalleled imagination, repertoire of characters, free-associative monologues and astute social and political observations, joins Canada’s own David Steinberg for an evening of laughs at the River Rock Casino Resort. The legendary performer, who’s endless list of television and film credits include “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society,” “The Fisher King,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” and “Good Will Hunting,” comes to Richmond, Canada, June 8th and 9th. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Hank Williams Jr.,
Il Volo & Rosanna Riverso,
Florence and The Machine,
Wilco, and

Madonna, Dave Matthews, Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Manny Pacquiao, Ringo & More

After the Dave Matthews Band took an unprecedented touring hiatus in 2011, which meant a four-stop Caravan mini-tour, instead of the band’s typically packed summer schedule, the Grammy-winning group announced they will be embarking on a 39-stop tour across North America. Supporting the band on tour so far include the Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clarke Jr., Allen Stone, Edward Sharpe, and the Magnetic Zeros, Fitz and the Tantrums, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Blind Pilot, Lettuce, SOJA, Tower of Power, and more.The tour kicks off at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on May 18th in Woodlands, Texas, and travels to Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Hartford, Moosic, Bristow, Noblesville, Virginia Beach, and Camden among others.Buy These Tickets

The Beach Boys are capitalizing on their highly visible reunion at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, and are taking it on the road for a summer tour. The group has confirmed that all surviving members of the band will hit the road begining April 24th, in celebration of their 50-year anniversary. They come to Virginia Beach, Tucson, Atlanta, Raleigh, Tampa, Uncasville, White Plains, and many more, as well as being confirmed for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival lineup and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Buy These Tickets

Iron Maiden are back with a national North American tour, and the British metal vets will be joined by Alice Cooper and Coheed and Cambria. The “Maiden England World Tour” will resemble the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot during the “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour.” Singer Bruce Dickinson says, “Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England, including some songs we have not played live in a very, very long time, plus other favorites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually.” The tour roars through Charlotte, Atlanta, Camden, Wantagh, Newark, Montreal, Toronto, Darien Center, Auburn, Phoenix, Dallas, and more. Buy These Tickets

Howlin’ For Hubert: Eric Clapton is a musical celebration of the legacy of the late Hubert Sumlin and his musical influence on guitar players everywhere. The evening event is hosted at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on February 24th, and will benefit theJazz Foundation of America. The concert will feature performances by Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., James Cotton, Shemekia Copeland, Billy Flynn, Barrelhouse Chuck Goering, Buddy Guy, David Johansen, Steve Jordan, Danny Kortchmar, Dr. John, Keb Mo, Todd Mohr, Ivan Neville, Robert Randolph, Keith Richards, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, Larry Taylor, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and more. Buy These Tickets

Ringo Starr is touring in support of his latest album “Ringo 2012” and announces the line-up for his newest All Starr Band. The band now features Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Steve Lukather (Toto), and Richard Page (Mr. Mister) alongside saxophonist Mark Rivera and drummer Gregg Bissonette. The tour kicks off June 14th at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls and travels to Bethel, Uncasville, Boston, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and more with more dates to be announced. Buy These Tickets

NFL owners voted to bring next year’s Super Bowl XLVII back to the city of New Orleans. It will be the first time the championship game will be held there since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and damaged the Superdome. It will be the 10th time New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl, beating out Miami, which sought a record 11th Super Bowl, and 2008 host Glendale, Arizona. Tickets are available now. Buy These Tickets

Although not the super-fight most boxing fans were waiting for, championship boxing returns with Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley. World-renown boxing superstar Manny Pacquio meets undefeated light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley June 9th, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout is expected to be a tightly contested battle of Pacquiao’s speed versus Bradley’s power and iron jaw. Buy These Tickets

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Miguel Cotto comes to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 5th. Mayweather, who delayed his jail sentence to remain available for his contractual obligation to fight May 5th, was yet again unable to set up the mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao. Instead, Mayweather (42-0, 26 KO) will face Cotto (37-2, 30 KO) for Cotto’sWBA Super Welterweight title. It will be Mayweather’s second career fight at super welterweight. This fight marks Mayweather’s eighth consecutive fight in Las Vegas and sixth consecutive at the MGM Grand. It will also be his second career fight on Cinco de Mayo, following a 2007 victory over Oscar De La Hoya. Cotto will be fighting at the MGM Grand for the eighth time, and third in the last three years. Buy These Tickets

UFC 145: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans comes to Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The main event is a clash between former friends Rashad Evans and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Due to the close relationships between the two camps, Jones’ coach Greg Jackson said he is unsure if he would corner Jones against Evans due to Jackson’s personal connection with Evans. The animosity between the two men has grown ever since Jones became light heavyweight champion, and although Jones admits to missing their friendship, he says it’s all business when they step into the octagon come on April 21st.Buy These Tickets

Due to overwhelming demand, legendary singer/songwriter and piano man, Elton John has added dates to his North America outings, including Grande Prairie, Red Deer, and Lethbridge. Buy These Tickets

It seems that after her half-time performance at the Super Bowl, demand for Madonna’supcoming tour has been overwhelming as she was this week’s top seller. The material girl brings her brand of provocative pop to the Bronx, Kanata, Toronto, Atlantic City, Chicago, Washington, DC, Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Kevin Hart quit his job as a shoe salesman to began performing full time at such clubs as The Boston Comedy Club and Caroline’s. In 2009 his one-hour comedy special “I’m a Grown Little Man” on Comedy Central was one of the highest rated specials for the network. Last year the feature film version of his comedy tour “Laugh At My Pain” was the most successful film in 2011 for limited release. He brings his “Laugh At My Pain” tour to Baltimore, Jackson, Louisville, Orlando, Corpus Christi, Seattle, Syracuse, Albuquerque, and more. Buy These Tickets

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Crosby Still & Nash bring their famous harmonies on the road once again with a short run of dates in California and Nevada. The tour comes to Friant, Rancho Mirage, San Luis Obispo, and Las Vegas. There’s also a charity connection as Crosby, Stills & Nash will donate one dollar of every ticket sold to various environmental, music education, and human rights charities and organizations. Buy These Tickets

After a very long hiatus, The Cranberries are back with a new album “Roses,” due out February 27th, a slew of television appearances including “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” ABC’s “The View,” and NPR News’ office, and now a new tour. The Irish rock band comes to New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Mashantucket, Washington, DC, Chicago, and more. Buy These Tickets

Yanni, the world’s most popular contemporary composer, continues to sell out stadiums on his worldwide tours. Now he brings his world-class orchestra and the music of his latest album “Truth of Touch,” to North America with a national tour. See the composer in Miami, Naples, Chicago, Prior Lake, Moline, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Atlanta, Cleveland, Providence, Augusta, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Slash announces his first batch of dates for his 2012 tour. In support of his forthcoming as yet, still untitled, sophomore solo album, the guitar legend will tour with singer Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The tour begins March 21st in Toronto and goes to Baltimore, Rockingham, Orlando, Biloxi, Boone, Minneapolis, Madison, Grand Rapids, Camden, and Albuquerque. Buy These Tickets

The United States men’s Olympic soccer team prepares to renew its rivalry vs. Mexico for the first time since 2005. Also known as The United States U-23 (under 23) men’s national soccer team, they meet Mexico at the FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on February 29th. Buy These Tickets

In other soccer news, the United States hosts an International Soccer Friendly versusBrazil. The match is May 30th at Fedex Field in Landover, Maryland. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
The Avett Brothers,
Country Throwdown,
New Edition,
Blink 182,
John Edward,
Dayglow: World’s Largest Paint Party,
Daryl Hall & John Oates,
Miranda Lambert, and
Trailer Park Boys.

Madonna, James Taylor, Andrea Bocelli, Mana, Elton John, Eddie Vedder & More

Madonna unleashes dates for her 2012 World Tour days after her half-time performance at The Super Bowl. Her upcoming album “MDNA” will be released on March 26th, with the album’s first single “Give Me All Your Luvin” already creating a stir with features by Nicki Minaj and infamous single-digit flipper M.I.A. The tour kicks off in Tel Aviv and comes to the U.S. to such cities as Boston, Bronx, Atlantic City, Chicago, Washington, DC, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and more.Buy These Tickets

With over 65 million in record sales, Italian tenor and operatic virtuoso,Andrea Bocelli embarks on his own 2012 tour. With tour dates in Austin, Orlando, Sunrise, San Jose, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, and Rosemont, the tour culminates in a special performance at theBarclays Center in Brooklyn. Buy These Tickets

Bon Iver follows up his stellar performance on last week’s “Saturday Night Live” with brand new U.S. tour dates. The indie folk band is touring in support of its self-titled sophomore album and will be joined on select dates by All Tiny Creatures. In addition to performing at theNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and headlining theSasquatch! Music Festival, the group also comes to Las Vegas, Davis, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Tucson. Buy These Tickets

After spending a few months in Europe, James Taylor returns to North America in June. The troubadour, who redefined folk rock in the 1970s, brings his honest brand of heart-felt music to Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Holmdel, Portland, Montreal, Manchester, Lenox, Atlantic City, Cleveland, Nashville, Memphis, Tulsa, and more. Buy These Tickets

Tickets are becoming available for Mana this week. The multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award winning Mexican pop rock band has emerged as the Latin rock world’s most celebrated and commercially successful act. They travel to Hidalgo, Houston, Dallas, Laredo, New York City, Rosemont, Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, Denver, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Three more dates have been announced for Elton John’s Spring tour of the U.S. They are Evansville, Kalamazoo, and Madison. You can also find him in Las Vegas, Augusta, North Charleston, Sunrise, Orlando, Estero, Roanoke, Raleigh, Richmond, and more. Buy These Tickets

Fun-loving country band Rascal Flatts announces a summer tour that includes Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, and Edens Edge. Starting on June 15th, “The American Band” tour kicks off on the heels of their current “Thaw Out Tour” and will be backing the release of their upcoming album “Changed,” in stores April 3rd. The tour comes to Hartford, Virginia Beach, Darien Center, Bangor, Dallas, Clarkston, Cincinnati, MAryland Heights, Tinley Park, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Daniel Tosh announces new dates for “The Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve.” Those dates include Milwaukee, Saint Louis, Kansas City, South Bend, and Chicago. Buy These Tickets

Famed Pearl Jam front-man Eddie Vedder announces new dates for his 13-city U.S. solo tour. This short run event comes to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, Tulsa, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Jacksonville, and more. Buy These Tickets

Guns N’ Roses adds Detroit to their U.S. run of dates. The band also has three shows in New York City and travel to Chicago, Detroit, Silver Spring, and Atlantic City. Buy These Tickets

Jimmy Buffett has also added new dates to his 2012 schedule for San Jose and San Diego. You can also catch Mr. Buffet when he comes to Birmingham, Tallahassee, North Little Rock, Louisville, and Tampa. Buy These Tickets

Nine-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt announces a new tour and album. Her upcoming album “Slipstream” will be released April 20th but is now available for presale. In support of the new project Raitt embarks on a two-month tour that kicks off May 1st in Newkirk and continues to Durant, Vinton, Atlanta, Nashville, Indianapolis, Saint Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Portland, Albany, Philadephia, New York City, and more. Buy These Tickets

Keith Urban returned to the stage last Friday night at The Grand Ole Opry after vocal cord surgery last November that forced him to cancel a slew of 2011 dates and could have potentially ended his career. An ethusiatic and upbeat Urban continues his return with theSan Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, as well as tour dates in Nashville, Baton Rought, Oshkosh, Cadott, St. John’s, Bangor, and Gilford. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
City and Colour,
Hot Tuna,
Kevin Hart,
Kevin James,
George Lopez, and
Dierks Bentley.

Super Bowl, The Eagles, GNR, Daniel Tosh, Jason Aldean, Bryan Adams & More

Here’s your last chance to score tickets for Super Bowl XLVI, as the New York Giants clash with the New England Patriots in Indianapolis. This weekend hosts a variety of Super Bowl events and parties, including Maxim Party and Tailgate, Rolling Stone Super Bowl Bacardi Bash, Super Bowl NFL Commissioner’s Ball, Super Bowl Playboy Party, Super Bowl XLVI NFL Player of the Year Gala, ESPN Super Bowl Next Party, and Leather & Laces Super Bowl Party…. we have sellers offering tickets to them all! Don’t miss your chance to be part of one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Buy These Tickets

As of when this newsletter issue went to press on Thursday evening, tickets are up for two new shows for The Eagles as they head back to Las Vegas on April 21 and Atlanta on May 4th. Check the link on Friday to see if more dates have been added. Buy These Tickets

Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses come to New York City to play several shows in more intimate venues during Fashion Week. Among those shows will be a stop at Webster Hall, where GNR played a MTV concert more than 20 years earlier when it was still called The Ritz, which resulted in one of their most popular concert bootlegs, “Live at the Ritz.” In addition to the NY shows you can also find Axl and friends on the road in Chicago, Silver Spring, and Atlantic City.Buy These Tickets

Comedian Daniel Tosh brings his acerbic wit and hip humor across the country on a national comedy tour. The host and star of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” leaves the confines of his show for “The Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve” which kicks off in April in Austin, Texas. Other stops include Richmond, Pensacola, Savannah, Indianapolis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Houston, Milwaukee, Kansas City, and New York City with more dates to be announced. Buy These Tickets

When Feist released her fourth studio album “Metals” late last year, the “New York Times” picked it as the No. 1 album of the year. Now she embarks on a spring tour in support of that album, starting in April with stops including Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and theNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. You can also see her in Nashville, Austin, Boston, Indianapolis, Asheville, Burlington, New York City, Phoenix, and more. Buy These Tickets

Bryan Adams announces a 20-city tour of his native Canada. Recently, Adams has toured with his critically acclaimed “Bare Bones” acoustic performances, but this tour will feature a full band as he performs coast-to-coast, playing versions of his hits like “Straight From The Heart,” “Run To You,” and “(Everything I Do) I Do For You.” He comes to Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Chicoutimi, Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, and more.Buy These Tickets

Grammy-nominated artist Jason Aldean was very hands on with the design of the final leg of his “My Kinda Party tour,” which set attendance records in Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Gearing up for a 2012 run, Aldean is very excited to bring a 360 degree experience to the tour as seating is all around the stage. Although he’s busy putting the final touches on his new CD, he will still be performing singles from his multi-platinum album “Party.” He comes to Oklahoma City, Jonesboro, Champaign, Green Bay, Saint Paul, Cedar Falls, Huntsville, Nashville, Tupelo, Houston, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Shinedown hopes that playing smaller venues for their first North American tour in support of their new album, “Amaryllis,” will leave fans hungrier for more to come. With the platinum success of 2008’s “The Sound of Madness” that vaulted the Floridian quartet into arenas and stadiums, Shinedown is opting to return to theaters for their 2012 “Avalanche Tour.” They will be joined on the road by Adelita’s Way, with New Medicine and Art Of Dying opening select dates. The tour comes to Anaheim, San Francisco, Reno, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Springfield, Indianapolis, Detroit, and more. Buy These Tickets

The Fray announces brand new U.S. tour dates in support of their third upcoming album, “Scars & Stories.” The album will be released February 7th on Epic Records and will include bonus tracks of covers from Bruce Springsteen to The Fugees. The tour launches in San Diego and travels to Reno, Oakland, Redding, Portland, Boise, Spokane, Vancouver, Seattle, New York City, Chicago, Asheville, Atlanta, and more. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Theory Of A Deadman,
Toby Keith,
The Avett Brothers,
Rascal Flatts,
Lady Antebellum,
Brad Paisley,
Lyle Lovett,
Bonnie Raitt,
Patrizio Buanne,
Odd Future,
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds,
Rusko, and
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.