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A number of acts will be hitting the road this year. Here’s hoping one of them comes your way:

  • Aerosmith: The band will rock it out with ZZ Top later this summer. The tour begins June 10 in St. Louis.
  • Austin City Limits: You can expect a number of big names at this October festival. Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, Lily Allen, the Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys represent just a sampling.
  • Blazed and Confused Tour: Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley will be trekking the country together starting on July 10.
  • Bob Dylan: Beginning July 2, Willie Nelson and John Mellancamp will join the legendary folk singer during a 22-city tour of minor league baseball parks.
  • Green Day: After a three-year hiatus, the group will resume touring this year. The 38-city journey starts July 3 in Seattle.

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American Idol 8's Top 10

Wondering what an performance would look like on a concert stage? Curious to know if Megan Joy is still flapping her wings? Hoping to get up and close with hottie Kris Allen? Then it’s time to check your calendars.

Locations for the annual tour have just been announced. The 50-city event will bring the Top Ten finalists from Portland, OR all the way over to Manchester, NH. Sales for all engagements will begin Saturday, May 9.

For more information on the stops, click here.

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Who knew a smoker would have issues with smoking?

Attendees of Britney Spears’ concert in Vancouver, BC were rudely surprised last night when the singer left the stage dark for approximately 30 minutes. The interruption occurred only three songs into the headliner’s set.

According to the Vancouver Sun, concertgoers were left confused as to why the performance had stopped. After a mixture of chanting and boos, a voice on the loudspeaker said smoking in GM Place was to blame.

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During yesterday’s kickoff concert in in Edmonton, Alberta, (a.k.a. Sasha Fierce) paid tribute to her host country by honoring two famous Canadian artists.

While closing “If I Were a Boy,” Sasha Fierce segued into the gritty version of ’s “You Oughta Know.” (In the video above, you can see how she skillfully avoided saying the “F” word.)

Later in the show, the newlywed donned a wedding gown and sang Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel.” (You can view that clip after the jump.)

Here’s hoping she rocks out to Heart’s “Barracuda” when she crosses the border and stops in Seattle.

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Michael Jackson

For at least 50 nights in the upcoming year, will be seen in public without his hospital mask.

Just last week, the singer announced he would be hitting the stage once again for 10 shows at England’s O2 Arena. Days later, 40 additional dates were added.

Within a short period of time, every single ticket for Jackson’s 50 concerts were snatched up. Approximately 750,000 were sold today at a rate of 11 per second. In total, over 1 million seats were bought since an earlier presale.

Michael, who has not done a full concert since 2001, claims these perfomances will be his last in London. The first half of his run begins July 9 and goes through September. The gigs then resume next January with the finale on February 24.

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Sure, this video also touts the fact that is the new face of Candie’s, but what we are excited about is the brief sneak preview it offers of the performance we can expect during the Circus tour concerts. We’ve got the three ring thing going on, along with a bunch of acrobatics, from what we can see. Who’s going?

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MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice

Forget about Eminem and Dre. What’s the hottest pairing this month? Hammer and Ice.

Later this month, two of the biggest acts from the early 90’s will be teaming up for a one-night only concert. The event, titled “Hammer Pants and Ice” (I kid you not), will be the first time rappers Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer have shared the same stage since their glory days.

Needing a reason to break out your Hammer Pants? In the mood to “stop, collaborate and listen”? Well, then book your tickets to Orem, Utah. Tickets for the February 27th package deal start at just $32.50. (Those with a few extra bucks in their baggy pants can also purchase a Meet and Greet as well.)

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Lily Allen

A number of acts will be hitting the road this year. Here’s hoping one of them comes your way:

  • Lily Allen: The “Smile” singer will be hitting up this side of the pond starting in April.
  • The B-52’s: The group began a series of stops last week. The party continues through May.
  • Coldplay: The band will be spending part of their summer vacation in the US. Portland will be their first stop in July.
  • Flight of the Conchords: The New Zealand duo will kick off a North American tour this April.
  • Jennifer Hudson: The Dreamgirl and Robin Thicke will be touring together starting this spring.
  • Kings of Leon: The Grammy award winners will begin a set of North American stops on April 19.

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Death Cab for Cutie

A number of acts will be hitting the road this year. Here’s hoping one of them comes your way:

  • David Archuleta: The American Idol 7 finalist begins a 20-city tour in February.
  • Death Cab for Cutie: The group will begin a U.S. tour starting in April.
  • Madonna: More overseas stops have been added to the Sticky & Sweet tour.
  • Modest Mouse: The band will hit 12 cities beginning next month.
  • Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Bullet For My Valentine will all be part of the 27-city festival.
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Boss’ Super Bowl appearance will kick off a world tour.
  • Taylor Swift: She will headline the Fearless tour beginning this April.

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And you thought Paul McCartney’s appearance on the Colbert Report was cool.

Just days ago, the former Beatle officially became a part of this year’s Grammy lineup. Now the 66-year-old is scheduled to perform at his first US concert festival ever.

In addition to McCartney, nearly 130 more artists are slated to play at this spring’s Coachella event. Assuming she is able to make it into the country, Amy Winehouse is expected to make her first appearance on this side of the pond in three years. (Her recent Grammys performance was done via satellite.) Meanwhile, the other acts include The Killers, The Cure, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen, Public Enemy, The Tings Tings, My Bloody Valentine, Okkervil River, James Morrison, Lupe Fiasco, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand and Superchunk. (A full list can be found here.)

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