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New Tour from Neil Diamond and the MyCityRocks Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the special Holiday Ticket Gift Guide issue of Tix That Rock from the MyCityRocks Ticket Exchange. We wish all our readers in the United States a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

From the Radio City Rockettes to How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Lady Gaga to Jeff Dunham, football to championship boxing, everything is covered in this edition of our Holiday Guide.

Tickets make a fantastic holiday gift, and with the holiday season upon us there are tons of holiday performances, concert tours, festivals, theatre, and sporting events to choose from below. If you are trying to find the very best seats to a concert, theatre or sporting event, or looking for tickets to an event that is already sold out at the box office, the MyCityRocks Ticket Exchange nearly always has tickets available, so that you and the people you care about never suffer the disappointment of not getting great seats to an event that you want to see.

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Tix That Rock 11/18/2011: Rammstein, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson & More

Rammstein returns to the U.S. for an April-May tour. The German band, famous for their remarkable pyrotechnic performances and theatrics, travel to Tampa, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Uniondale, Worcester, Montreal, Cleveland, Rosemont, Auburn Hills, Minneapolis, and more. Buy These Tickets

Country music stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw embark on the “Brothers Of The Sun” tour, the first time the duo has toured together in over ten years. The tour comes to Tampa, Atlanta, Arlington, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Kenny Chesney

New Kids On The Block bring in the New Year in the heart of Times Square with a special New Year’s performance at Roseland Ballroom December 31st. The 80’s boy band will be joined by legendary group Boyz II Men and other special guests. Buy These Tickets

Kelly Clarkson kicks off her first major North American headlining tour since 2009. The pop rock singer is touring in support of her fifth studio album, “Stronger,” which was released in October on RCA Records and includes the hit single “Mr. Know It All.” Clarkson will be in Wallingford, Philadelphia, Lowell, New York City, Mashantucket, Atlantic City, Albany, Verona, Boston and more. Buy These Tickets

Musician Jeff Mangum, vocalist and guitarist of the band Neutral Milk Hotel, announces his 2012 tour. The songwriter comes to New Haven, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Athens. Buy These Tickets

The legendary Prince adds a new date to his “Welcome 2 America” tour. He is now scheduled to perform at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington, December 19th. Buy These Tickets

American rock band Jack’s Mannequin lines up a 2012 tour in support of their latest release “People and Things.” The band performs at Saint Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Cincinnati, and more. Buy These Tickets

Dropkick Murphy’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Tour launches February 22nd in Toronto. The Irish-American punk rock band comes to Toronto, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Huntington, and more. Buy These Tickets

The “Rhinestone Cowboy” Glen Campbell is calling it quits. The American country music singer and guitarist with over 50 years in the industry, more than 70 albums to his name, and 45 million records sold, announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He embarks on his farewell tour later this month in support of his final studio album “Ghost On The Canvas.” He plays Nashville, Wausau, Huntington, French Lick, Mescalero, New York City, Worcester, Houston, Bossier City, and more. Buy These Tickets

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa co-star in the upcoming buddy movie “Mac And Devin Go To High School.” In support of the film, they are also launching a six-date “High School” tour featuring music from the movie’s soundtrack. The tour comes to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Buy These Tickets

“New age” Greek composer Yanni announces a spring 2012 North American tour. Having over 35 platinum and gold albums and selling over 20 million copies worldwide, the renowned self-taught pianist begins his tour in West Palm Beach, and travels to Miami, Naples, Louisville, Saint Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta and more. Buy These Tickets


Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
The Fresh Beat Band,
Gabriel Iglesias,
Celtic Woman,
Mythbusters Live,
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds,
Ron White, and
Lady Antebellum.

Radiohead, Il Divo, Roger Waters, Creed, Hedley, Frankie Valli & More

Radiohead embarks on their first major U.S. tour since 2008. In support of their latest album “The King of Limbs,” the tour begins in February 2012 and travels to Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Saint Louis, Kansas City, Broomfield, and Glendale. Buy These Tickets

The multinational operatic pop vocal quartet Il Divo announces their fourth worldwide tour. The group, created by reality TV star and music executive Simon Cowell, begins the North American leg of their tour in May. Promoting their fifth album, “Wicked Game,” they are coming to Windsor, Toronto, Kanata, Montreal, Halifax, New York, Boston, Newark, Providence, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Orlando, Tampa, Austin, and more. Buy These Tickets

We were lucky enough to catch Roger Waters‘ phantasmagorical “The Wall” concert the last time it came to Houston, and are thrilled to see him taking the show back out on the road again next May, with 34 cities currently on the tour around the United States and Canada. Get some good seats while you can! Buy These Tickets


Roger Waters 

Creed launches its “2 Nights Live” series, performing two nights each in select cities. Each night they will perform an album in its entirety, with 1997’s “My Own Prison” the first night, and 1999’s “Human Clay” the second night. Both nights will also include select songs from “Weathered” and “Full Circle.” The show comes to Chicago, Upper Darby, and New York in April 2012. Buy These Tickets

Canadian pop rock band Hedley is backing their fourth studio album “Storms” with a full Canadian tour. The tour begins February 10th and comes to Kelowna, Victoria, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Estevan, Sudbury, Kingston, and more. Buy These Tickets

Frontman of The Four Seasons Frankie Valli is heading back out on the road at the end of the month. The musical icon is coming to Verona, Columbus, Cleveland, Atlantic City, Morristown, Sarasota, and more, beginning November 26th. Buy These Tickets

American punk rock band Rise Against announces the first leg of their 2012 U.S. tour in support of their latest album “Endgame.” Joined by A Day To Remember, The Menzingers, and Glassjaw, the tour includes shows in San Antonio, New Orleans, Orlando, Columbia, Chicago, Poughkeepsie, Uniondale, and more. Buy These Tickets

RodeoHouston announces some of the performers providing the musical entertainment at next years Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Brad Paisley, Alabama, Zac Brown Band, and Big Time Rush are all slated to perform at the 2012 event, occurring February 28th to March 18th at Houston’s Reliant Stadium at Reliant Park. Buy These Tickets

American pop boy band Big Time Rush announces their very first U.S. headlining tour. The “Better With U Tour” kicks off February 17th in Las Vegas and comes to Universal City, San Jose, Sacramento, Denver, Rosemont, Detroit, Toronto, Albany, Fairfax, Boston, Houston, and more. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Celtic Woman,
The Flaming Lips,
The Fray,
Blue October,
Lewis Black,
REO Speedwagon,
Neil Diamond, and
Stuart McLean.

Roger Waters, Prince, Gaga, Elton, UFC, Buffett, Stevie Wonder, Gigantour & More

Legendary Elton John returns to Hawaii for a special two-night engagement January 6th and 7th. Performing his “Greatest Hits Live” concert at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena, the show features his number one chart hits and classic album tracks throughout his incredible five-decade career. Buy These Tickets

Roger Waters is bringing his highly successful “Wall Tour” back to America. Last year Waters revived the live versions of “The Wall” that Pink Floyd performed in 1980 and 1981, but now has re-envisioned the shows to be performed in outdoor arenas. Waters comes to Houston, Austin, Tulsa, Denver, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and more. Buy These Tickets

After wrapping up his critically acclaimed “Welcome 2 America” tour,Prince turns to Canada for his first national Canadian tour since 2002. “Welcome 2 Canada” begins in Toronto November 25th and continues to Halifax, Montreal, Kanata, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. Buy These Tickets

The UFC’s Super Bowl weekend, held in Las Vegas every year since 2004, is typically one of the year’s biggest events. 2012’s Super Bowl weekend includes UFC 143: Nick Diaz vs Georges St-Pierre. Nick Diaz, coming off a dominant win over B.J. Penn this past weekend at UFC 137, meets UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, rated the No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world by Yahoo! Sports Poll. UFC 143 is February 4th at Mandalay Bay – Events Center in Las Vegas. Buy These Tickets

This year’s Z100 Jingle Ball isn’t the only concert radio bash where you can find Lady Gaga. The pop super-star will also be headlining theKIIS-FM Jingle Ball, December 3rd, in Los Angeles. Other performers include David Guetta, Sean Paul, Gym Class Heroes, Big Time Rush, Taio Cruz, and Flo Rida. Buy These Tickets

Jimmy Buffett extends his “Welcome To Fin Land” tour with three dates starting late January, including shows in Miami, Jacksonville, and North Charleston. Buy These Tickets

Stevie Wonder performs at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, December 17th, for the 16th annual House Full of Toys. Proceeds from the charity event will be used to provide holiday gifts for low-income children in the Los Angeles area. Then on New Year’s Eve, Wonder will perform in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan. Buy These Tickets

Megadeth announces dates for Gigantour 2012. The American thrash metal legends will be joined on the road by British metal iconsMotorhead, Danish rockers Volbeat and Italian gothic metal rock band Lacuna Coil. The tour comes to Camden, Uncasville, New York, Lowell, Quebec City, Montreal, Kingston, Oshawa, Auburn Hills, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Saskatoon, Calgary, Kent, San Jose, Phoenix and many more. Buy These Tickets

The international sensation Celtic Woman continues their North American tour with stops in West Palm Beach, Hershey, Pittsburgh, Newport News, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Naperville, East Lansing, Atlanta, Denver, Greenville, Boston, New York City, and more. Buy These Tickets

George Jones, known by many in the industry as the greatest living country singer, may have turned 80 but he’s not finished touring anytime soon. He’s just announced 2012 tour dates that find him in Charlottesville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Wabash, Peoria, Mahnomen, Deadwood, Lancaster, Savannah, Myrtle Beach, and more. Buy These Tickets

Dierks Bentley takes to the road with the “Country and Cold Cans Tour.” Touring in support of his CMA and Grammy Award nominated country album of the year, “Up On The Ridge,” he’s joined by Jerrod Neimann and Eli Young Band. Find him in Kent, Danville, Springfield, San Jose, Nampa, Bozeman, Rapid City, Broomfield, Nashville, and more. Buy These Tickets

Female comedienne Sommore, deemed the “Queen of Comedy,” headlines the Royal Comedy Tour. Joined by Bruce Bruce, Tony Rock, Damon Williams, and Mark Curry, experience hard hitting, unapologetic, uncensored comedy as the tour comes to Bossier City, Grand Prairie, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Tampa, and more. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Rod Stewart,
Miranda Lambert,
Chris De Burgh,
Kid Rock,
Kenny Rogers,
Sergio Mendes,
Rob Thomas, and
The Civil Wars.

Z100 Jingle Jam, Widespread Panic, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton & More

New York radio station Z100 announces a killer line-up for their annual Z100 Jingle Ball holiday concert, including Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, LMFAO, Foster the People, Gym Class Heroes, David Guetta, and Hot Chelle Rae. Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Karmin, and Lamar Odom are set to appear as guest hosts. The special event takes place December 9th at Madison Square Garden. Buy These Tickets

Widespread Panic announces dates for their “Wood Tour” at the beginning of next year. The twelve-date, four-city acoustic tour might be your last chance to see the American jam band as it is rumored that the band may go on hiatus for the rest of the year. See them in Silver Spring, Atlanta, Denver, and Aspen. Buy These Tickets

Stevie Wonder performs alongside plenty of special guests at the 16th annual House Full of Toys charity event for children. It occurs December 17th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Past guests have included Eric Benet, Jonas Brothers, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Buy These Tickets

Lady Antebellum reveals tour dates for their “Own the Night 2012 World Tour” with guests Darius Rucker and Thompson Square. The tour starts January 27th in Tulsa and travels to Denver, Auburn Hills, Evansville, Rosemont, Minneapolis, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, and more. Buy These Tickets

American punk rock band NOFX launches a West Coast tour this December with Old Man Markley and an assortment of bands from the skate punk era. The tour makes stops in Las Vegas, Ventura, San Diego, Anaheim, West Hollywood, San Francisco, and Portland. Buy These Tickets

Reigning CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” Blake Shelton, after enjoying five consecutive No. 1 singles from his latest album “Red River Blue” is hitting the road with his “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012.” Catch him in Edmonton, Orlando, Thackerville, Toledo, Saint Louis, Lincoln, Rapid City, Columbus, Duluth, Fairfax, Seattle, and many more. Buy These Tickets

“American Idol” winner David Cook is on tour supporting his latest album “This Loud Morning.” The Houston-born singer-songwriter travels to Houston, Austin, Grand Prairie, Winston Salem, Cincinnati, Athens, Wilmington, Falls Church, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Clifton Park, Glenside, New York, and more. Buy These Tickets

30 Seconds to Mars wrap up their European tour by performing two select dates at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The “Mars 300 Celebration” December 6th and 7th mark the 300th and final show the band will play in support of their critically acclaimed third studio album “This Is War.” The 300th show will also set a Guinness World Record for the most shows played during a single album cycle, and the two Hammerstein shows will commemorate the occasion. Buy These Tickets

Cyndi Lauper is currently on tour in support of her eleventh studio album, “Memphis Blues.” She’ll be in Carmel, Aurora, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Denver, Los Angeles, and Reno, with a special benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Willie Nelson,
Florence and the Machine,
Kelly Clarkson,
Buddy Guy,
Elvis Costello,
Mike Epps,
Wu Tang Clan,
Devo, and
Zac Brown Band.

World Series, Springsteen, Bob Seger, Brad Paisley, Jay-z, Daniel Tosh & More

The St. Louis Cardinals, who were trailing 10 1/2 games in the wild-card race in August, have enjoyed a momentous post-season ride all the way to the World Series. There they face two-time American League champions the Texas Rangers in the best of seven series. Buy These Tickets

Bruce Springsteen is back. The man that Rolling Stone Magazinecalls one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” hits the road for select dates at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 3rd and 4th. Buy These Tickets

Country superstar Brad Paisley embarks on “The Camobunga! 2012 World Tour” with The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery. The tour, which Paisley describes as “a mind blowing blend of country, fiery ’60s surf guitar acrobatics, futuristic special effects, retro heart and soul, and mind altering liquid beverages,” will roll out in Grand Rapids and hit such cities as Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Kansas City, Wichita, Denver, Nampa, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Spokane, Las Cruces, and more. Buy These Tickets

Bob Seger kicks off his next North America tour in November with extended tour dates. He and his Silver Bullet Band are stopping in Ypsilanti, Columbus, Evansville, Orlando, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Uncasville, Worcester, New York, Philadelphia, and many more. Buy These Tickets

The Jay-Z and Kanye West “Watch The Throne” tour has added more dates, including multiple dates in New York and added shows for Chicago and Los Angeles. The extended tour is in support of the iconic duo’s collaborative album “Watch The Thrown,” which has been certified platinum. The pair is also coming to Atlanta, Greensboro, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York, Miami, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, and more. Buy These Tickets

To mark the 25th anniversary of his landmark “Graceland” album, which earned him a Grammy for album of the year, Paul Simon is going on tour with the very musicians who played on the record and toured with him in 1987, including South African vocal groupLadysmith Black Mambazo. He is coming to Berkeley, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Broomfield, Grand Prairie, Memphis, New Orleans, Cedar Park, Oklahoma City, and many more. Buy These Tickets

Funny man Mike Epps is bringing his comedy show to the road. Combining his talents as a singer, rapper, actor and comedian, his live show showcases what propelled him into such movies as “Next Friday” and “All About the Benjamins.” He will be in Macon, Tampa, Oakland, Savannah, Buffalo, Biloxi, Detroit, Huntsville, Oklahoma City, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Richmond, Seattle, and more. Buy These Tickets

Coming off the success of his wildly popular Comedy Central show “Tosh.0.” Daniel Tosh announces new tour dates for your chance to see him live. The fall comedy tour is making stops in North Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, Stateline, and numerous dates in Las Vegas. Buy These Tickets

Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor, Jacky Cheung, who has sold over 60 million records, is coming to Canada for a few select engagements. The international superstar, who is also nicknamed “God of Songs” is performing at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Buy These Tickets

World-renowned tenor and beloved Italian classical crossover artist,Andrea Bocelli announces a winter tour. Blind since the age of twelve, Bocelli has recorded thirteen solo albums and sold over 70 million copies. Find him in Columbus, Washington, Tampa, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Austin, and Sunrise. Buy These Tickets

Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Imagination Movers, and
Ron White.

Jay-Z and Kanye West team up for “The Throne Tour”

On the heels of their joint album release this August, Jay-Z and Kanye West will hit the road together starting September 22 in Detroit, followed by shows in Toronto, Montreal, East Rutherford, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Tacoma, Vancouver, San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Greensboro, Baltimore, and ending up in Boston on November 3.  See The Throne Tour: Jay-Z & Kanye West in the MyCityRocks Ticket Exchange.

Elton John adds 4 shows in Canada

Elton John has scheduled four new concerts in Canada for September 2011. He will be at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa on September 9, the WFCU Centre in Windsor on September 10, Centre 200 in Sydney, Canada on September 13, and the Credit Union Place in Summerside on Prince Edward Island on September 14. See Elton John Tickets in the MyCityRocks Ticket Exchange.

Judas Priest Epitaph Farewell Tour Begins October 12, 2011

Judas Priest begins its farewell tour in Europe in early June, visiting The Netherlands, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany and the UK. Then in October, the group makes its final North America run, visiting San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, Allen, Tucson, San Bernardino, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Salt Lake City, Broomfield, Hammond, Detroit, and finally East Rutherford on November 18. See Judas Priest Tickets in the MyCityRocks Ticket Exchange.