Radiohead adds more dates for their U.S. national tour, including stops in Mansfield and Newark. Other stops include Washington, DC, Cincinnati, Manchester, Auburn Hills, Camden, Santa Barbara, and more.
Nickelback have recruited the services of U.K. rock vets Bush, South African rockers Seether, and newcomers and fellow Canadians My Darkest Days for a massive 39-date summer tour of North America. They are supporting their latest album “Here and Now” with what they say will be their “biggest, baddest, most over-the-top show yet,” and come to Moline, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Columbus, New York City, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harford, and more, starting in April.
Il Volo released their debut live CD along with a new batch of North American tour dates. The live CD and DVD, “Il Volo Takes Flight – Live From The Detroit Opera House,” was filmed on their first North American tour last year and features the three teenage tenors performing such Italian classics as “O Sole Mio” and “Un Amore Cosi Grande.” The Italian operatic pop group comes to Minneapolis, Saint Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Chicago, Rochester, Toronto, New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, and more.
Furthur announces plans for its 2012 summer tour, kicking off July 5th in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The band, created by The Grateful Dead alums Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, also come to Boston, Wallingford, Philadelphia, Columbia, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and more, with an eight night engagement at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
Yanni announces more dates for his massive 2012 North America tour. Supporting his most recent album, “Truth of Touch,” the self-taught pianist and composer follows the heels of his sold-out world tour with a tour through the U.S. and Canada. Catch the multi-platinum selling artist when he comes to Miami, Saint Louis, Boston, Montreal, Holmdel, Salt Lake City, Morrison, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and many more.
After last summer’s successful debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Canadian songstress Sarah Mclachlan announces that she will embark on a complete orchestra tour this summer. In each city McLachlan will work with a local symphony orchestra program, rotating players and arrangements nightly. The tour kicks off in June and comes to Toronto, Shelburne, Toledo, Nasville, Rochester, Atlanta, Columbia, Boston, Atlantic City, and more.
Multi-platinum, musical phenomenon, Celtic Thunder continues to pay homage to the musical culture of Ireland with a 2012 tour. The fall tour starts in Canada on September 5th and travels to St. John’s, Sydney, Halifax, Moncton, Windsor, Hershey, Boston, Westbury, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Salem, Bethlehem, and more.
Supporting their first studio album in nearly 12 years, Primus hits the road for their latest release “Green Naugahyde.” The tour starts in May and includes several festival stops, including Wakarusa and Houston’sFree Press Summer Fest. The band also makes stops in Columbia, Huntington, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Nashville, Flagstaff, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and more.
The BNP Paribas Open kicks off this week in Indian Wells. The tournament features the world’s top tennis players battling for the one million dollar championship prize. Among those included in the field are defending champ and the world’s number one Novak Djokovic, along with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, and women’s world number one Victoria Azarenka who is coming off a 17 match win-streak.
And once the action wraps up in Indian Wells, the ATP and WTA tours head out to Key Biscayne/Miami, Florida for the Sony Ericsson Open, which is expected to add Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters on the women’s side and see additional Federer, Nadal, Murray, and Djokovic battles on the men’s side.
The 2012 NCAA March Madness is now upon us. With 67 games of your favorite college hoops, collegiate teams battle for their place in the Final Four and onward to the National Championship in the New Orleans April 2nd. With games in Dayton, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Portland, Nashville, and more, the action kicks off March 13th.
The lineup for this year’s Rainforest Fund has been announced and includes performers Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, and a number of surprise guests. The Rainforest Fund was founded by Sting and his wife Trudie Styler to bring awareness to the destruction of the world’s rainforests. This year’s benefit is April 3rd at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Oprah Winfrey takes the stage in Canada for her Oprah’s Lifeclass Tour, her popular series that connects viewers with the lessons that guide her life. She will be joined on stage by hand-picked experts including life and business coach Tony Robbins, spiritualist Deepak Chopra, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and inspirational author Iyanla Vanzant. The series comes to Toronto April 16th for two shows.
Austin, Texas, hosts an all-star tribute to the Man in Black with the We Walk The Line Johnny Cash Benefit. Slated to perform are Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Amy Lee, Lucinda Williams, Brandi Carlile, Andy Grammer, Shooter Jennings, Rhett Miller, and more. Proceeds from the event go to Charley’s Fund to help find a cure for fatal children’s disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The event is April 20th at Moody Theater.
Tap into the wonderful 2012-2013 season of the New York Metropolitan Opera . With productions of “Carmen,” “Otello,” “The Tempest,” and more, enjoy magical performances at the world-renown Lincoln Center in New York City.
Cee-Lo Green launches his Las Vegas residency with “Cee-Lo Green Presents Loberace”. Described as “part dance party, part live intimate concert,” the show combines fantastical stage design and wardrobes, with showgirls and music from Prince to The Rolling Stones, and even Cee-Lo’s own hits. The residency begins August 29th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Coheed & Cambria,
String Cheese Incident,
Ghostland Observatory, and
Zappa Plays Zappa.