Archive for the ‘Music Festivals’ Category

paul-mccartney-fenway-parkPaul McCartney has just announced that he will be performing at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on July 9th, 2013!  This will be one of the biggest concerts of the summer, guaranteed.  Right now, they are claiming that this concert will be dubbed a “one night only” so make sure you get your tickets, this may be your only chance to see Paul McCartney at Fenway this time around.

Tickets are currently available for all sections of Fenway Park and more are being added daily!  Check out the tickets for sale by going here: Fenway Park Paul McCartney Concert Tickets

Of course, Paul McCartney is most well known for being a member of the biggest band in music history, the Beatles, but he has also established himself as one of the top solo musicians of all time.  McCartney has produced countless platinum albums and he is a sensation in all parts of the world.  Seeing Paul McCartney live in concert is going to be a huge score for any music fan.

Fenway Park has several concerts this summer but this one by far is going to be the biggest show of the year in Boston.  Other concerts at Fenway Park include Jason Aldean as well as Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z.  I’m telling you, do not miss this concert!

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Boletos PrimaA new website has just been launched for customers primarily speaking Spanish.  The site, BoletosPrima.com (Premium Tickets), was conceptualized and developed in 2012 and officially launched in February, 2013.  The site focuses on concert events including Latin singers and bands but also has tickets for non-Latin events such as Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and more.

BoletosPrima.com is built with Spanish language to make the ticket selection and ticket purchase process easier for customers that do not speak Spanish.  The venue map with a list of tickets is fully in Spanish as well as the checkout, order confirmation and receipt.  As of now, there are not many ticket websites that offer this and customers must rely on the browser to translate the text for them.

Customer support is also offered in Spanish, however, temporarily, the caller must hit a number to prompt a Spanish speaking operator to assist with orders, event information and purchasing options.  A new customer support phone number can be expected soon and will be answered only in Spanish.

Boletos Prima offers customers a 100% Ticket Guarantee which protects customers from fraudulent tickets, cancelled events, wrong seats, and late delivery.  (Details)

With a vast knowledge of the ticket industry, top ranking events and cutting edge technology, BoletosPrima.com is on pace to be a top-rated Spanish ticket site very quickly.  Thousands of pages are already indexed with a major search engine and traffic is growing daily.  Recent efforts have been made to promote the site via social networking.  The Boletos Prima Twitter account is set up and users can expect frequent updates via Twitter in Spanish.  A Boletos Prima Facebook page has also been created which will include news and updates in Spanish as well.  A Boletos Prima Google + page has been created and will be further developed for users that currently take advantage of Google +.

Some of the top Latin acts that are on sale right now include, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Marc Anthony, Gipsy Kings, Thalia, Romeo Santos, Vicente Fernandez and more.  There are also some important key tours that are rumored to be unleashed soon that will draw mass Latin appeal including Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez and Pitbull.  Boletos Prima has a page dedicated to the top Latin artists that we can’t live without.  Their music has sold millions and can be recognized on any continent.  Singers and bands such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Daddy Yankee, Pitbull, Mana, Gloria Estefan, Gipsy Kings, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Santana, Marco Antonio Solis, Prince Royce, Shakira, Romeo Santos, Vicente Fernandez and much, much more.

Check out Boletos Prima today and see what they have to offer in the way of concert tickets whether it’s Latin music or not!

 

Dave Grohl cares about his fans!  Dave Grohl recently stopped in mid song at a concert when he noticed two fans fighting (or perhaps one starting to fight) and called the fan out.  He got the fan’s attention and then told him to leave.  Obviously if you watch the video below, you’ll see that Grohl had a little bit more to say than leave…

Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters care about their fans and want them to have a good time at the concert and enjoy the music, not fight.  Grohl’s message was clear and ensured that the fan left the show before he continued.

This morning, I was looking for a version of the performance by Jack Black and Casey Abrams to listen to and I came across a great site called MP3Skull.com. The site is great.  There are tons of versions of each song, a massive song selection and an option to download the song you’re looking for.  If you’re looking for a place to find mp3s or listen to music, check it out.

Fans of Jim Morrison met on Sunday in the cemetery Pere Lachaise in Paris, 40 years after the death of lead singer of The Doors, though the majority of those present not old enough to have closely followed the career of the idol.

T-shirts Morrison and The Doors, fans gathered around the tomb of the legendary singer who died in Paris on July 3, 1971.

The grave covered with pictures, poems, flowers, candles and other objects are protected by barriers. With incense, many visitors stay long periods in silence in front of the tomb.

Many people arrive and leave in a heavy flow. The visitors are part of several different generations, but most have less than 40 years. David Martin, the Italian who went to cemitário with several friends from the region of Treviso, near Venice, talked about his relationship with the singer.

– I spent half my life thinking about Jim Morrison. He is more than just a singer. We had come when he turned 30 years [Morrison’s death] and back to 50.

Vanni della Zanna, which proudly displays a black shirt with the face of the idol and the dates “03/07/1971 – 03/07/2011” which he built for the occasion, also talks about the idol.

Jim Morrison did not go out of style. Not his music or his lyrics or messages. All Morrison is current.

Beside, Fabio Marcon, also in northern Italy, explains that caused them to The Doors’ passion for music. “Both he formed a group called The Shaman’s Blues, whose repertoire is the same as the American band of Morrison.

Antoine Thomas and Corentin Naveau are Epernay, a little less than 150 km from Paris. Claim to be “outdated as his own generation.” Corentin stressed the importance of music of the door.

– The current music tends to use more easy to get to Morrison. We have nostalgia for a time we do not know.

Forty years after finding Jim Morrison died in a bathtub in Paris, the causes of death of the “Lizard King” is still a mystery.

Condemned in the U.S. for “indecency,” the singer went into exile in Paris during the spring of 1971, breaking with his band. Along with Pamela Courson in Paris intended to devote himself to poetry.

After another season of record attendance and fast ticket sales, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will undergo one notable change when it returns in 2012.

The 13th annual Coachella will once again take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. But rather than occupying the club grounds for just three days in April, the 2012 event will be there for two back-to-back weekends: April 13-15 and April 20-22.

Festival promoter Goldenvoice made the announcement this morning, May 31, on the official Coachella Web site. But the expanded 2012 schedule wasn’t the only surprise organizers had in store.

Rather than planning six days of unique music, Coachella organizers hope to make the back-to-back weekends as similar as possible. As Goldenvoice’s statement explained, “We will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends. That means same lineup, same art, same place, different people.”

Advance sales for 2012 weekend passes begin this Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m. (PST), and will continue through Friday, June 10, at 10 p.m. (PST). Passes must be used for the dates indicated and will not be interchangeable from one weekend to the next, though festival-goers will be permitted to place separate ticket orders for each weekend.

The base price for three-day passes remains $269, plus applicable fees. Any ticket inventory remaining after the June advance sale will be made available after the lineup is announced (typically sometime in mid-January). Passes will then be mailed in early March 2012, according to Coachella FAQs.

This June sale will be the only opportunity for those wishing to take part in the Coachella Payment Plan. The layaway-style program allows buyers to make scheduled payments toward their ticket orders, starting with 10% down and followed by eight equal, monthly payments.

Despite the lengthy delay between the start of ticket sales and the unveiling of artist lineups, Coachella has not had a problem with its advance sales. Demand for passes has increased over the years, as Coachella has gained a reputation for booking high-profile and eclectic acts.

The 2011 lineup featured Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and Kanye West, while Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz headlined in 2010.

According to festival organizers, Coachella 2011 sold out in a record six days. The ensuing three-day event, April 15-17, had reported daily attendance levels of 90,000 people, with even more disappointed fans shut out and unable to secure weekend tickets.

With all indications pointing toward another banner year, Coachella organizers decided to ameliorate any potential ticket shortages by added a second, identical weekend in 2012.

“We know many of you were unable to attend this year’s festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated,” Goldenvoice’s statement read in part, adding, “We also know some of you purchased through non legitimate sources and were inconvenienced, gouged or totally scammed. We hope that these changes will give everyone the opportunity to purchase directly from Coachella.com.”

Even before Coachella 2011 took place, organizers were discussing potential ticketing changes for 2012.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett discussed the possibility of making Coachella tickets nontransferable to alleviate concerns of ticket security and availability. However, Tollett also recognized the potential challenges and negative impact that limited transferability could have on the greater Coachella community.

“There is something hard about [nontransferable tickets],” Tollett told the LA Times in 2011. “Some people will buy two or four tickets, or maybe even six, and they do plan to take their friends. They may not know which friends. They just know they’re going and they’re hoping they have a girlfriend in three months. So if you make everyone put the name on the ticket, it changes the flexibility.”

Details about the transferability of tickets and other security measures for Coachella 2012 have not yet been revealed.

This past year, the festival experimented with RFID-secured wristbands, which were void if removed or tampered with. Coachella staff also combated the influx of counterfeits on the market by publishing photographs of fake wristbands with tips on how to identify possible scams.
(from ticketnews.com)

Lil’ Wayne’s I am Still Music tour was very popular.  Lil Wayne has since released a large-scale tour and the tour begins on July 13th in Hartford, Connecticut.

Before the tour however, Lil Wayne is scheduled to appear at Hot 97 Summer Jam in New Jersey as well as Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.  The tour consists of a mixture of smaller, outdoor venues, large arenas and everything in between.

The tour starts in the eastern USA, loops into the southern part of the country, the mid west, the west coast and there are also a few stops in Canada.  To purchase Lil Wayne concert tickets, go here: Lil Wayne Concert Tickets

Here is the tentative schedule for Lil’ Wayne:

Wed 07/13/11 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
Fri 07/15/11 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sat 07/16/11 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 07/17/11 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
Tue 07/19/11 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
Wed 07/20/11 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri 07/22/11 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sat 07/23/11 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Sun 07/24/11 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue 07/26/11 – Hershey, PA – The Star Pavilion At Hersheypark Stadium
Wed 07/27/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Fri 07/29/11 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sat 07/30/11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Tue 08/02/11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
Wed 08/03/11 – Tampa, FL – 1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Fri 08/05/11 – Pelham, AL – Verizon Wireless Center Birmingham
Sat 08/06/11 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Sun 08/07/11 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 08/09/11 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Wed 08/10/11 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater
Fri 08/12/11 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 08/13/11 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 08/14/11 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Tue 08/16/11 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
Wed 08/17/11 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Fri 08/19/11 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sat 08/20/11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 08/21/11 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amph.
Tue 08/23/11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Thu 08/25/11 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Fri 08/26/11 – Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 08/27/11 – Devore, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Tue 08/30/11 – Englewood, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Wed 08/31/11 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque
Fri 09/02/11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat 09/03/11 – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sun 09/04/11 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Wed 09/07/11 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center Omaha
Fri 09/09/11 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Sat 09/10/11 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sun 09/11/11 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tue 11/29/11 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome