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David Cook

Attention college ladies: David Cook is newly single and coming your way.

Starting next month, the champ will be visit 30+ cities to promote his self-titled debut album. Cook’s travels will primarily take him to a list of campuses, though a few casinos will also be hit along the way.

“There’s something inherently nostalgic about playing college shows. So many amazing acts used to do it, so it’s nice to be able to bring that ideal back, in some small way,” the 26-year-old said.

The tour will kick off on February 13th at Florida State University and conclude on April 25th in Tulsa. You can check David’s full schedule after the jump.

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Gallery: David Cook Hits the College Circuit


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Unable to snag a ride on the New Kids on the Block concert cruise? Then this may be your next best option. Due to high demand, the five gents have added 16 spring stops to their current tour.

New Kids on the Block

  • 3/07: Hidalgo, TX - Borderfest
  • 3/09: Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
  • 3/10: Bossier City, LA - Century Tel Center
  • 3/12: Ft. Myers, FL - Germain Arena
  • 3/13: Orlando, FL - Amway Arena
  • 3/16: Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
  • 3/17: Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
  • 3/19: Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
  • 3/20: Hershey, PA - Giant Center
  • 3/22: Erie, PA - Erie Civic Center
  • 3/25: Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
  • 3/26: Syracuse, NY - OnCenter
  • 3/28: Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino
  • 3/29: London, ON - John Labbatt Center
  • 3/30: Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Arena
  • 3/31: Manchester, NH - Verizon Arena

Tickets for most locations will go on sale Saturday, January 24th.

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Gallery: Additional Tour Dates for NKOTB


New Kids on the Block

Are you one of the few who can afford a vacation this year? If so, maybe a trip on the high seas with NKOTB is in your future.

Although they’re still in the middle of their concert tour, the five members of - Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jonathan Knight and Jordan Knight - are planning to bring their act to a cruise ship later this year. (I can hear Simon Cowell laughing now.)

Those who have May 15-18 currently free on their calendars can board the ship traveling between Fort Lauderdale, FL and the Bahamas. According to the band’s website, passengers can expect “live shows, meet/greets, photo ops, memorabilia and more.”

Tickets for the journey went on sale today. For more information, you can click here.

 

Read More | People

Gallery: New Kids on the Block Hits the Cruise Ships


Phish

The new year will not only be about change…it’ll apparently be about reuniting.

So far we’ve already learned about reunion tours for Fleetwood Mac and the Grateful Dead. Now we can add Phish to that growing list.

Although the group split (or took an extended hiatus) back in 2004, the band’s four members will be collaborating once again for eight engagements later this summer. After a three-day stint in March, Phish will resume their tour starting June 4 in New York. (Tickets go on sale January 30th.)

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Gallery: Phish Schedules Reunion Engagements


Okkervil River

played Brooklyn’s newest bar The Bell House on Tuesday.  Playing to a sold out crowd, they played most songs from their last two outstanding albums The Stage Names and The Stage Ins

Will Sheff and band were in fine form this night.  Songs such as “Black Sheep Boy and “For Real” are blistering live.  I love the pairing of these two songs which is how it also appears on their album Black Sheep Boy.  “Black Sheep Boy” starts off with just Will and guitar, but then it goes into “For Real” which is dark, loud, and wonderful. 

The scariest moment might have been a drunken fan that barreled through the front of the stage and started dancing wildly.  Thankfully, he was taken away by security after one song.  It was a bit of a frightening moment in otherwise a fantastic show.

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Grateful Dead

Although is still weeks away from officially taking office, the President-elect can take partial credit for accomplishing one task: getting the Grateful Dead back on the road again.

Speculation about a possible tour began brewing last year after the bandmates reunited for February’s “Deadheads For Obama ‘08” concert in San Francisco. That performance was followed up several months later by another fundraising appearance at October’s “Change Rocks” concert/rally in Pennsylvania.

In a statement, guitarist/singer Bob Weir said the crew had some “unfinished business” to take care of. Bob added, “Everybody has a whole new bag of tricks; we have the body of material we worked up over the years and we have a mind meld going on here and it would be a sin to let that just wither and die.”

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Gallery: Grateful Dead Hit the Road this Spring


Madonna

Clearly the economic woes have not been felt by all.

In 2009, Madonna earned over $280 million in ticket sales worldwide. (That’s enough to pay several divorce settlements.) The success of the Sticky & Sweet tour made the singer the best solo draw of all time. (She beat the previous record set by herself in 2006.) The 50-year-old also became the top concert attraction in North America this year.

Here are the Top Ten North American tours of 2008:

  1. Madonna ($105 million)
  2. Celine Dion ($94 million)
  3. The Eagles ($73.4 million)
  4. Kenny Chesney ($72.2 million)
  5. Bon Jovi ($70.4 million)
  6. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band ($69.3 million)
  7. Neil Diamond ($59.8 million)
  8. Rascal Flatts ($55.8 million)
  9. The Police ($48 million)
  10. Tina Turner ($47.7 million)

Read More | E! Online

Gallery: The Hot Concert Tours of 2008


U2

Next spring, U2 will show us all what they’ve been working on since dismantling a bomb.

Although the group had originally planned to complete its next project by the end of 2008, their 12th studio album is now scheduled for a March 3 release. (No Line on the Horizon will be available internationally on March 2.) The band’s desire to add more tracks is the reason for the delay.

“I met with the guys in U2, and they say to me, ‘You know what? This album needs two more songs, and it will be exactly what we have in mind.’ I go there and I listen, and I agreed with them,” Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine stated.

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Gallery: U2 Set to Release New Album



Last night, Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour took a slippery turn.

During her Rio de Janeiro stop, the 50-year-old fell on the wet stage while performing her song “She’s Not Me.” But, like any experienced professional, she didn’t let the weather keep her down. She continued singing while still on the floor.

You can see the mishap at approximately the :35 second mark. ( then picks herself up and kisses a “Like a Virgin” model of herself at approximately the 1:00 point.)

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Gallery: Madonna Takes a Spill in Brazil


Fleetwood Mac

Five years after packing up their equipment, Fleetwood Mac is ready to hit the stadiums once again.

Beginning in Spring 2009, four of the group’s main band members - Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie - will kick off their Unleashed tour. The reunion is their first since wrapping up their Say You Will concert gigs back in 2005.

At this time, only 15 locales have been announced for the month of March. (More dates will be added later.) Tickets for the current stops will go on sale starting December 15. American Express Cardmembers will have early access to most of the cities beginning December 8th through Ticketmaster.

Click to continue reading Fleetwood Mac Hits the Road in 2009

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Gallery: Fleetwood Mac Hits the Road in 2009


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