Legendary singer/actress Barbra Streisand is confirmed to perform at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It was rumored that Streisand was going to play the brand-new 19,000-seat stadium and new home of the Brooklyn Nets and those rumors were confirmed by venue majority owner and developer Bruce Ratner who said, “it’s humbling and almost surreal to welcome one of the greatest entertainers of all-time [back to] Brooklyn…. This will be a night to remember.” Join Babs on her triumphant return to her hometown October 11th.
Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, novelist, and poet, Leonard Cohen announces dates for the U.S. and Canadian leg of his “Old Ideas World Tour.” Touring in support of his 12th studio album, “Old Ideas,” the tour kicks off in Austin, Texas, on Halloween day. AnAmerican Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, and a Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fameinductee, this legendary singer comes to Broomfield, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Portland, vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Rosemont, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto, Kanata, Boston, New York, and more.
As NBA Playoff action continues, the Miami Heat advance past theNew York Knicks to meet the Indiana Pacers in the next round. TheLos Angeles Lakers hold a 3-2 lead in the opening-round series against the Denver Nuggets, while the Clippers are battling injuries to both their stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin as they try to close out the series against the Memphis Grizzlies, while the Spurs andThunder have already advanced to the next round.
The NHL Hockey playoffs see the New York Rangers headed to a decisive game 7 against the Washington Capitals. Awaiting them in the Eastern Conference Finals is the New Jersey Devils, while thePhoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings have already earned their spot in the Western Conference Finals.
Ranchera music great Vicente Fernandez announces he will retire after final tours of Latin America, Spain and the U.S., ending a four decade career. The 71-year-old has sold tens of millions of records with dozens of hits including “Volver Volver” and “Hermoso Carino.” Fernandez comes to Ontario, Chula Vista, Phoenix, Denver, Hidalgo, Laredo, Rosemont, Houston, Dallas, and Universal City.
Josh Groban is hosting a special benefit show in June with proceeds to benefit his alma mater, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and his Find Your Light Foundation which he launched in 2011 to promote arts, education, and cultural awareness to children. The LACHSA was established in 1985 and combines college-preparatory academic instruction and conservatory-style training in visual and performing arts, including music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. The benefit, called “An Evening with Josh Groban,” is scheduled for June 28th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
July 21st brings UFC 149, a ten match fight card, featuring notable match-ups between UK superstar Michael Bisping and Tim Boetsch, Thiago Alves and Siyar Bahadurzada, Jose Aldo’s featherweight title defense against Erik Koch, and Heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, which will be “Minotauro” first fight in the Octagon since surgery to repair a broken arm. The event takes place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
English indie pop band Florence and the Machine announces 13 more dates for their third U.S. excursion of 2012. The tour will carry the band to U.S. audiences well into the fall as they support their 2011 sophomore studio album, “Ceremonials.” Catch the band as they come to Mansfield, Wantagh, Saratoga Springs, Camden, Columbia, Raleigh, Tampa, Sunrise, Kansas City, Chula Vista, Mountain View, Los Angeles, and Albuquerque.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates their 79th year of celebrating the holiday season with a spectacular show starring the world-famous Rockettes. The year’s national tour has included stops in Chicago, Nashville, Dallas, Saint Louis, and New York City.
A cappella maestros Straight No Chaser announces a fall tour. The “#SNClive Tour” was named as an homage to the viral media beginnings of the group, and enables fans to interact with each other and search for more info about the tour. The group is also heading into the studio this summer to record the follow up to their 2010’s “With a Twist.” The fall tour begins in October and comes to Burlington, Albany, Syracuse, Wilkes Barre, New Wilmington, Bloomington, Waukegan, Joliet, Rockford, Evansville, Springfield, Cherokee, Saint Louis, Conway, and more.
Norah Jones adds to her already busy 2012 schedule with more fall dates. After releasing her fifth studio album, “Little Broken Hearts,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen SoundScan chart, the songstress starts her fall tour in October which will bring her to Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Tulsa, Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans.
Live Nation presents The King’s Men, a gospel revival that unites gospel superstars Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, and Israel Houghton. The combined accolades of the stars on this tour includes Franklin’s nine Grammys, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards, eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, an American Music Award, and a Soul Train Award; Sapp’s seven Dove Awards and two BET Awards; McClurkin’s three Grammys as well as BET, Soul Train, and Dove awards; with Houghton’s six Doves, two Stellars, four Grammys, and a Soul Train Award. The 15 date tour comes to Phoenix, Universal City, Concord, Grand Prairie, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Norfolk, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and Brooklyn.
Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
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