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Rolling Stones Tour Dates 2013The Rolling Stones’ ’50 and Counting’ shows in London and New York last year were some of their tightest shows in years. “There have been quite a few offers,” Mick Jagger said afterward, weighing a full tour. Added Keith Richards, “Really, all you’re going to have to do is wait for an announcement.”

The wait will be over soon. A concert business source confirms to Rolling Stone the band is planning 18 concerts in North America this year. Billboard also reported yesterday the band will play “fewer than 20” dates in North America, with Australian promoter Paul Dainty and Virgin music promoting the tour (the team also promoted the ’50 and Counting’ run). “May 2nd is the launch day,” says another source. “I’ve heard West Coast cities – L.A. And Seattle. But I think they’re going to do some back East as well.”

– RollingStone .com

Another news source says that the Rolling Stones are set to kick off their tour on May 2nd!

Here are some potential cities that the Rolling Stones may visit on their 2013 North American tour:

Full tour details are expected soon.  Keep checking here for tour dates and tickets: Rolling Stones Tickets

Reposted from ESPN
Junior middleweight titlist Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito, who are putting the finishing touches on a deal for a Dec. 3 rematch, will meet at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Top Rank president Todd duBoef told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

DuBoef said he was in New York and finalized the agreement with Garden officials.

“Everything is being finalized for the fight and when it is, we’ll be at Madison Square Garden,” duBoef said of the famed arena, which is undergoing a significant renovation. “Madison Square Garden is one of the most important arenas in the country and I like doing events here. Miguel has a big fan base here and we want those fans to see him again.”

When Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs) and Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs) met in 2008, they waged their memorable welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where Margarito’s Mexican fans were out in force. He came on strong in the fight’s second half to stop Cotto in the 11th round of a bloody battle, a win later tainted when Margarito was caught trying to enter the ring in his next fight, against Shane Mosley, wearing loaded hand wraps.

Many believe he got away with wearing illegal gloves in the fight with Cotto.

When they meet in the rematch, which will be on pay-per-view and for Cotto’s 154-pound belt, they’ll do it in front of Cotto’s passionate Puerto Rican fans.

Cotto has always drawn big crowds in New York — for the six fights he has headlined at Madison Square Garden and when he headlined at Yankee Stadium last June, when he stopped Yuri Foreman in the ninth round to win his title.

“When you look at the electricity of previous Miguel Cotto fights that have been at the Garden and the magnitude of this event, the Garden was the perfect place to do it,” duBoef said. “Both guys were open to it. It’s great to be back at a big venue in a big city to keep boxing at the forefront.

The MGM Grand was the other venue Top Rank had been looking at for Cotto-Margarito II.

Cotto is coming off a 12th-round knockout of former titlist Ricardo Mayorga on March 12.

Margarito took a beating in November in a fight for a vacant junior middleweight belt against pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao. Margarito has not fought since because he has been recovering from a broken orbital bone and cataract surgery in his right eye, injuries both suffered in the fight against Pacquiao.

Top Rank has not determined whether Showtime or HBO will handle the pay-per-view production and distribution of the fight.

Company chief Bob Arum has said the network he makes a deal with for Pacquiao’s third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 will have the rights to both bouts. A decision on that is expected before the end of July.

Dan Rafael is the boxing writer for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter @danrafaelespn.

2011 – 2012 Montreal Canadiens Schedule:

NHL Preseason: Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Dallas Stars
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
9/20/2011
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Buffalo Sabres
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
9/21/2011
TBD
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NHL Preseason: Ottawa Senators Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Scotiabank Place (formerly Corel Centre)
Kanata, Canada
Friday
9/23/2011
7:30 PM
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NHL Preseason: Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Ottawa Senators
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
9/24/2011
TBD
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NHL Preseason: Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Boston Bruins
Halifax Metro Centre
Halifax, Canada
Sunday
9/25/2011
7:00 PM
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NHL Preseason: Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Boston Bruins
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Monday
9/26/2011
TBD
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NHL Preseason: Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Thursday
9/29/2011
TBD
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Colisee Pepsi
Quebec, Canada
Saturday
10/1/2011
7:00 PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Canada
Thursday
10/6/2011
7:00 PM
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Winnipeg Jets Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
MTS Centre
Winnipeg, Canada
Sunday
10/9/2011
4:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Calgary Flames
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Thursday
10/13/2011
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Colorado Avalanche
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
10/15/2011
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Buffalo Sabres
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
10/18/2011
7:30 PM
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Pittsburgh Penguins Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Consol Energy Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday
10/20/2011
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
10/22/2011
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Florida Panthers
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Monday
10/24/2011
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Philadelphia Flyers
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
10/26/2011
7:30 PM
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Boston Bruins Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
TD Garden (Fleet Center)
Boston, MA
Thursday
10/27/2011
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Boston Bruins
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
10/29/2011
7:00 PM
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Ottawa Senators Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Scotiabank Place (formerly Corel Centre)
Kanata, Canada
Friday
11/4/2011
7:30 PM
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New York Rangers Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
Saturday
11/5/2011
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Edmonton Oilers
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
11/8/2011
7:30 PM
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Phoenix Coyotes Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Jobing.com Arena (formerly Glendale Arena)
Glendale, AZ
Thursday
11/10/2011
7:00 PM
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Nashville Predators Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Bridgestone Arena (Formerly Sommet Center)
Nashville, TN
Saturday
11/12/2011
6:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Buffalo Sabres
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Monday
11/14/2011
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Carolina Hurricanes
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
11/16/2011
7:00 PM
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New York Islanders Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
Thursday
11/17/2011
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
New York Rangers
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
11/19/2011
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Boston Bruins
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Monday
11/21/2011
7:30 PM
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Carolina Hurricanes Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
RBC Center
Raleigh, NC
Wednesday
11/23/2011
7:00 PM
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Philadelphia Flyers Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Wells Fargo Center – PA (formerly Wachovia Center)
Philadelphia, PA
Friday
11/25/2011
1:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Pittsburgh Penguins
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
11/26/2011
7:00 PM
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Anaheim Ducks Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond)
Anaheim, CA
Wednesday
11/30/2011
7:00 PM
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San Jose Sharks Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
HP Pavilion
San Jose, CA
Thursday
12/1/2011
7:30 PM
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Los Angeles Kings Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday
12/3/2011
12:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
12/6/2011
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Vancouver Canucks
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Thursday
12/8/2011
7:30 PM
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New Jersey Devils Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Saturday
12/10/2011
3:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
New York Islanders
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
12/13/2011
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Philadelphia Flyers
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Thursday
12/15/2011
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
New Jersey Devils
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
12/17/2011
7:00 PM
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Boston Bruins Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
TD Garden (Fleet Center)
Boston, MA
Monday
12/19/2011
7:00 PM
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Chicago Blackhawks Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
United Center
Chicago, IL
Wednesday
12/21/2011
6:30 PM
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Winnipeg Jets Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
MTS Centre
Winnipeg, Canada
Thursday
12/22/2011
7:30 PM
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Ottawa Senators Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Scotiabank Place (formerly Corel Centre)
Kanata, Canada
Tuesday
12/27/2011
7:30 PM
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Tampa Bay Lightning Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
St. Pete Times Forum
Tampa, FL
Thursday
12/29/2011
7:30 PM
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Florida Panthers Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Bank Atlantic Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saturday
12/31/2011
6:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Winnipeg Jets
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
1/4/2012
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
1/7/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
St. Louis Blues
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
1/10/2012
7:30 PM
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Boston Bruins Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
TD Garden (Fleet Center)
Boston, MA
Thursday
1/12/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Ottawa Senators
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
1/14/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
New York Rangers
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Sunday
1/15/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Washington Capitals
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
1/18/2012
7:30 PM
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Pittsburgh Penguins Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Consol Energy Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Friday
1/20/2012
7:00 PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Canada
Saturday
1/21/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Detroit Red Wings
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
1/25/2012
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Buffalo Sabres
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
1/31/2012
7:30 PM
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New Jersey Devils Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Thursday
2/2/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Washington Capitals
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
2/4/2012
2:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Winnipeg Jets
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Sunday
2/5/2012
2:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Pittsburgh Penguins
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
2/7/2012
7:30 PM
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New York Islanders Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
Thursday
2/9/2012
7:00 PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Canada
Saturday
2/11/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Carolina Hurricanes
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Monday
2/13/2012
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Boston Bruins
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
2/15/2012
7:30 PM
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Buffalo Sabres Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
HSBC Arena – NY
Buffalo, NY
Friday
2/17/2012
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
New Jersey Devils
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Sunday
2/19/2012
6:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Dallas Stars
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
2/21/2012
7:30 PM
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Washington Capitals Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Verizon Center – DC
Washington, DC
Friday
2/24/2012
7:00 PM
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Florida Panthers Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Bank Atlantic Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sunday
2/26/2012
5:00 PM
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Tampa Bay Lightning Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
St. Pete Times Forum
Tampa, FL
Tuesday
2/28/2012
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Minnesota Wild
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Thursday
3/1/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
3/3/2012
7:00 PM
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Calgary Flames Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Scotiabank Saddledome (Formerly Pengrowth Saddledome)
Calgary, Canada
Tuesday
3/6/2012
7:00 PM
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Edmonton Oilers Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Rexall Place
Edmonton, Canada
Thursday
3/8/2012
7:30 PM
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Vancouver Canucks Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Rogers Arena (formerly General Motors Place)
Vancouver, Canada
Saturday
3/10/2012
7:00 PM
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Buffalo Sabres Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
HSBC Arena – NY
Buffalo, NY
Monday
3/12/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Ottawa Senators
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
3/14/2012
7:30 PM
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Ottawa Senators Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Scotiabank Place (formerly Corel Centre)
Kanata, Canada
Friday
3/16/2012
7:30 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
New York Islanders
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
3/17/2012
7:00 PM
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Buffalo Sabres Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
HSBC Arena – NY
Buffalo, NY
Wednesday
3/21/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Ottawa Senators
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Friday
3/23/2012
7:30 PM
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Philadelphia Flyers Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Wells Fargo Center – PA (formerly Wachovia Center)
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday
3/24/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Florida Panthers
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Tuesday
3/27/2012
7:30 PM
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New York Rangers Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
Friday
3/30/2012
7:00 PM
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Washington Capitals Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
Verizon Center – DC
Washington, DC
Saturday
3/31/2012
7:00 PM
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Montreal Canadiens Vs.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Wednesday
4/4/2012
7:30 PM
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Carolina Hurricanes Vs.
Montreal Canadiens
RBC Center
Raleigh, NC
Thursday
4/5/2012
7:00 PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs
Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Saturday
4/7/2012
7:00 PM
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Carlos Santana is hitting the street later for the present year for a North American tour, but he won’t be the just follow the bill. Humorist George Lopez will go hand in hand with the fanciful guitarist on five nights of the 26-urban area trek, while Michael Franti & Spearhead are uncommon visitors for the remnant of the tour.

Santana’s late summer Sound of Collective Consciousness Tour kicks off August 25 at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA, and wraps October 1 at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Gigs combine August 27 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC; September 14 at The Moody Theatre in Austin, TX; and September 30 at Fantasy Springs in Indio, CA.

A subsection of the tour, which combines the end demonstrate at the Hollywood Bowl, is named “Divine Rascals” and offers Lopez. The stand-up entertainer will in addition show up September 3-4 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO; September 24 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA; and September 25 at Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA.

Ticket deals start May 13 for Divine Rascals and the more substantial SOCC Tour, as per press discharges for both. Yet, ticket costs have not yet been uncovered on Santana’s official Web locale or his fan club Web locale, which will be hosting presales on a to-be-dead set date.

Final summer likewise emphasized Santana on tour with a conspicuous name. The Universal Tone Tour matched Santana with Steve Winwood for something greater than 20 North American shows. That wander was, obviously, likewise to Santana’s residency shows in Las Vegas.

Anyhow in 2011, Santana’s locates aren’t set solely on North America. From right on time June through July, the guitar slinger and his group will perform a few dozen dates on the Guitar Heaven European Tour.

Santana itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
August 25     Auburn, WA     White River Amphitheatre
August 26     Airway Heights, WA     Northern Quest Casino
August 27     Vancouver, BC     Rogers Arena
August 29     Calgary, AB     Scotiabank Saddledome
August 30     Edmonton, AB     Rexall Place
August 31     Saskatoon, SK     Credit Union Centre
September 3 – 4     Morrison, CO     Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
September 6     St. Louis, MO     Fabulous Fox Theatre
September 7     Tulsa, OK     BOK Center
September 9     Thackerville, OK     Winstar World Casino
September 10     The Woodlands, TX     The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 11     San Antonio, TX     AT&T Center
September 13     Hidalgo, TX     State Farm Arena
September 14     Austin, TX     Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
September 16     El Paso, TX     UTEP Don Haskins Center
September 17     Albuquerque, NM     Sandia Casino Amphitheater
September 18     Phoenix, AZ     Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
September 20     Tucson, AZ     Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
September 21     Chula Vista, CA     Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 23     Reno, NV     Reno Events Center
September 24     Mountain View, CA     Shoreline Amphitheatre *
September 25     Concord, CA     Sleep Train Pavilion *
September 27     Bakersfield, CA     Rabobank Arena
September 28     Santa Ynez, CA     Chumash Casino
September 30     Indio, CA     Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
October 1     Los Angeles, CA     Hollywood Bowl *

* with George Lopez

Being a sports fan in Boston right now has it’s advantages…

Boston Red Sox making a strong comeback and establishing themselves after a miserable start.

Boston Celtics sweeping the New York Knicks and putting them in their place.

Boston Bruins winning 3 straight games against the Montreal Canadiens.

The playoff schedule has worked out really nicely… Bruins game one night, Celtics the next, Bruins, Celtics, Bruins, Celtics, etc.  But if you had to choose one to watch (not both), what would you choose?  People in Chicago are dealing with the same thing… Blackhawks or Bulls.

Right now, the consensus is that the NHL Playoffs have proved to be more exciting than the NBA playoffs in cities where there are teams in both championship hunts.  At this point, I would watch Bruins and Canadiens over any Celtics match and I would choose the Blackhawks over the Bulls and Pacers.

What are your thoughts?  I am sure the NBA race will get better after the first round is completed.  The NHL has much better parity if you ask me.

This summer should be a great season for concerts. Many great bands, singers and artists have announced tours, some of which start soon. Taylor Swift may be one of the top tours this summer but she has some competition… Kenny Chesney, U2, Keith Urban, NKOTB & BSB, Jimmy Buffett, Josh Groban and many others will be taking the stage this summer.

I am interested to see if the Foo Fighters will add more USA dates. Also, it will be interesting to see if Nickelback goes back on tour.

As far as comedy, the biggest tour might be Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall. There hasn’t been much talk or rumors about other comedy tours. Maybe Jerry Seinfeld will add more dates as usual.

In a few weeks, American Idol will be nearing he series finale and they usually release an ‘American Idols Live’ tour which does well.

Even Charlie Sheen is touring. I am not too sure what he will be doing on his tour but he is the center of the entertainment world right now. I wouldn’t let anyone under 18 into those shows hana.

What concert are you most excited for this summer?

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