Tickets are selling at a dizzying rate for Justin Bieber’s upcoming “Believe Tour.” In support of his new studio album “Believe” in stores June 19th, the fall tour launches in August and extends into 2013. The tour brings Justin to the biggest arenas in the country and he is joined by special guest Carly Rae Jepsen. The “Believe Tour” comes to Glendale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Fresno, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Rosemont, and many, many more.
Peter Gabriel announces a fall tour through North America featuring performances of his classic 1986 album, “So” from start to finish. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album that brought you “Red Rain,” “Sledgehammer,” and “In Your Eyes,” the tour launches in September and will feature members of the original “So” touring band. The tour also coincides with a re-issue of the album as a special edition 3-CD set and a super box deluxe set. The tour comes to Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Wantagh, Boston, Auburn Hills, Chicago, Morrison, San Jose, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara.
NBA Playoff action sees if the Miami Heat can send off the Indiana Pacers to reach the Eastern Conference finals despite losing two team members to suspensions due to flagrant fouls. The Boston Celtics is locked 3-3 with the Philadephia 76ers and face a series-deciding game 7 in Boston. Meanwhile the Oklahoma City Thunder are already set to battle the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.
In NHL Playoff action the Los Angeles Kings conquered the West in five games over the Phoenix Coyotes to reach the Stanley Cup Finals. They await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals, where the New Jersey Devils have taken a 3-2 series lead over the New York Rangers.
Academy Award-winning actress Barbra Streisand has added a second Brooklyn concert date. The legendary performer will offer her first public performance in her hometown of Brooklyn October 11th at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn’s new 19,000-seat sports and entertainment venue. Because the event sold-out so quickly, an encore performance has been added for October 13th. The shows are being billed as simply “Back to Brooklyn.”
It seems Bruce Springsteen is also having no trouble selling out dates for his “Wrecking Ball” tour and has been forced to add another date at Boston’s Fenway Park. The August shows will mark the first time The Boss & E Street have rocked the stadium since they became the first rock act to headline the stadium in 2003. Other tour dates include Foxborough, Toronto, Moncton, Vernon, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, DC, East Rutherford, and New York City.
Roger Waters has extended his latest tour with a final show in Quebec City where Waters will erect the biggest “Wall” in the history of the tour. Measuring more than 820 feet, “The Wall” in Quebec City will be more than two-times as large as the previous one and will mark only the second time the work has been performed outdoors and on this scale. Waters is also coming to Winnipeg, Chcago, Lousiville, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Buffalo, Toronto, Kanata, Montreal, Albany, and more.
Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival reveals its lineups, giving you such combination of acts as Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse,Eric Church, and Charred Walls of the Damned. The east coast festival in Atlantic City’s Bader Field June 23rd and 24th will also feature two headlining performances by Metallica, with the band performing “The Black” Album in its entirety Saturday night and closing with a complete performance of “Ride The Lightning” on Sunday. Other notable performers included in the lineup are Avenged Sevenfold, A Place To Bury Strangers, Sepultura, The Black Dahlia Murder, and many more. In addition to the festival, Metallica is also performing shows in San Francisco, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
The Carnival of Madness tour kicks off this summer July 31st, and features a killer lineup that includes Evanescence, Chevelle,Halestorm, and New Medicine. The tour hits Springfield, Columbus, Atlantic City, Chester, Boston, Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, Gulfport, Belton, Laredo, Midland, El Paso, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Clarkston, Bridgeview, Pittsburgh, Holmdel, Uncasville, and more.
This year marks the return of the United States Grand Prix as the F1 event returns to the States after a five year absence. Enjoy the thrill and excitement of premium F1 racing from the availability of a 24 person luxury suite for one of the most anticipated events of the racing season.
UFC on Fuel 4 will officially return to San Jose on the heels of the finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. The July 11th event at HP Pavilion will feature a headlining five-round bout between Mark Munoz and undefeated Chris Weidman and will be aired on Fuel TV. Other fights confirmed for the card include Brandon Vera vs. James Te Huna, Jon Fitch vs. Aaron Simpson, Karlos Vemola vs. Francis Carmont, TJ Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee, and Paul Taylor vs. Anthony Njokuani.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club is preparing for this year’s Wimbledon which will pit the top 100 male and female tennis players in the world against each other for grass court dominance. Included in the draw is defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic, along with legends in the game, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. On the women’s side are sports superstars Maria Sharapova, Serena and Venus Williams and women’s world number one Victoria Azarenka. Tennis action kicks off June 24th in London.
The Belmont Stakes is a Thoroughbred horse race held this year June 9th at Belmont Park Raceway in Elmont, New York. The 1.5-mile horse race, open to three year old Thoroughbreds, is the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown, following the Kentucky Derby, and the Preakness Stakes. This year trainer Nick Zito’s Thoroughbred I’ll Have Another is pulling for a Triple Crown bid and aiming to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner.
Austin City Limits reveals their 2012 lineup, which includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Jack White, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Florence & The Machine, and The Avett Brothers. The October festival held in Austin’s Zilker Park will also include sets by Avicii, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Thievery Corporation, The Roots, Bassnectar, The Shins, Gotye, Andrew Bird, Metric, and many, many more.
Political punk rock band Rise Against releases dates for the 2012 tour. Frontman Tim McIlrath spoke about the balancing act of creating a show that’s different than their last tour but has the right mix of hits, classic songs for the older fans, and personal favorites. The band hits the road with openers A Day to Remember and come to Montreal, Ottawa, Chicago, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Houston, Corpus Christi, Denver, Flagstaff, Tempe, Anaheim, Las Vegas, Reno, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton.
Mindless Behavior announce their summer “The #1 Girl Tour.” Calling it their biggest U.S. headlining tour to date, they hope to replicate the success of their sold-out U.K. tour. The tour kicks off July 5th and comes to Richmond, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Raleigh, Baltimore, New York City, Portsmouth, Lousiville, Nashville, Southaven, Saint Louis, Detroit, and Chicago.