In NBA Playoff action the Miami Heat is feeling the loss of Chris Bosh as they fell to the Indiana Pacers in game two. The Oklahoma City Thunder dealt the Los Angeles Lakers a blowout loss in game one, setting the Lakers as distinct underdogs. The Spurs took game one from the Clippers and after knocking off the top-seeded Bulls in round one, the Philadelphia 76ers take a 1-1 series split in Boston as one of the biggest surprises of the postseason.
The NHL Hockey Conference Finals showcase four teams fighting for their place in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Los Angeles Kings enjoy a 2-0 series lead over the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Finals, while the New York Rangers fight to extend their series lead over the New Jersey Devils.
Music legend Elton John adds even more shows so more fans can get a chance to see him on his U.S. tour. The Rocket Man now comes to Jackson, Savannah, Wheeling, Huntsville, and Johnson City in addition to his ongoing dates in Las Vegas.
This year’s Coachella has just ended, but the Californian festival has already announced dates for 2013. The annual music and arts festival features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music as well as sculptural art. The festival spans two weekends in April at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.
Bruce Springsteen is returning to Boston’s Fenway Park. The last time Springsteen played Fenway was in 2003 which kicked off the start of the annual summer concerts at the ballpark. He makes his return August 14th, and you can also catch the legendary performer at Foxborough, Toronto, Moncton, Vernon, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, DC, East Rutherford, and New York.
Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez have added dates to their summer mega-tour with Wisin Y Yandel. The tour will feature individual hits as well as collaborative performances from all three artists, and now adds stops at Minneapolis and Uncasville. You can also catch the tour in Anaheim, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and more.
Counting Crows book the 2nd leg of their summer tour “The Outlaw Roadshow,” and add U.S. shows for July and August. Supporting their sixth studio album and first independent release “Underwater Sunshine,” the second leg kicks off July 17th in Brooklyn, New York. They also come to Hyannis, Cohasset, Camden, Pittsburgh, Lincoln, Kansas City, Morrison, Salt Lake City, Boise, Bend, and more.
Jane’s Addiction turns up the heat for the third leg of their North American “Theatre Of The Escapists” tour. The theatrical experience of the tour includes stellar sets that highlight material from Jane’s Addiction’s new album, “The Great Escape Artist,” plus classic songs that haven’t been played in more than 20 years, such as “I Would For You” and “Classic Girl.” The band comes to Jacksonville, Miami Beach, Raleigh, Charlotte, Knoxville, Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson, Cleveland, Syracuse, New Brunswick, Brooklyn, and more.
August 21st, Lynyrd Skynyrd will see the release of “Last of a Dying Breed,” their first album since 2009. The album was produced by veteran Bob Marlette, who has worked with the likes of Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper. Along with a new album comes a new tour, which will also introduce their new bass player, Johnny Colt, who was the original bass player for the Black Crowes, and has also played with Train and Rockstar Supernova. The band is joined on a few dates byThe Allman Brothers and the tour comes to Welch, Westbury, Monticello, Charlotte, Raleigh, Tower, Bethlehem, Bossier City, Orange Beach, Memphis, Stockton, and more.
The 2012 Greenbrier Classic, a PGA Tour golf tournament with a $6.1 million purse, features a Classic Concert Series and this year’s performers have just been announced. Located at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, July 4th to the 7th, this year’s performers include Toby Keith, Rod Stewart with special guest Lionel Richie, and Bon Jovi.
George Strait returns to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2013. One of the biggest events of its kind in the country, they’ve announced a killer line-up for next year, including legendary country star George Strait, who will make his first appearance at the festival since 2003. Also on the bill is Martina McBride and Randy Rogers Band among others. Join the performance March 17th, 2013 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Lamb Of God and Dethklok announce a co-headlining tour with special guest Gojira. It will be the “Metalocalypse” death metal band’s first non-animated tour since 2009. “Metalocalypse” is currently on its fourth season on Adult Swim. Lamb Of God and Gojira are also supporting new projects. Lamb’s seventh studio album, “Resolution,” was released earlier this year and Gojira’s fifth album, “L ‘Enfant Sauvage,” is due out in June. The tour comes to Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Milwaukee, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Saint Charles, Chicago, Plymouth, and more.
DreamWorks Animation and Global Creations, the companies behind the number 1 grossing tour of 2010, “Walking with Dinosaurs,” presents How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular. The show brings the story of DreamWorks’ 2010 film to life with the use of 23 dragons boasting wingspans of up to 46 feet and using state-of-the-art animatronic technology and large-scale cinematic projections, along with world-class circus artists and acrobats. The spectacular launches in North America June 27th and comes to Wilkes Barre, Worecester, Washington, DC, Chicago, Uniondale, East Rutherford, and London, Canada.