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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)

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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The StrokesNew York City-based rock crew “The Strokes” are awaiting the release of their first album in five years.  To celebrate the effort — and launch a 2011 calendar filled with high-profile performances — the band has planned a blowout hometown concert.

The critically acclaimed rock quintet, fronted by Julian Casablancas, will headline an April Fool’s Day show at the 20,000-capacity Madison Square Garden Arena. The show is a much larger affair than The Strokes’ usual mid-sized club and theatre shows, and Rolling Stone marks it as the band’s biggest NYC event to date.

Tickets for the April1 concert go on sale to the public February 25. All levels of seating at the Garden have been priced at $54.50 (before fees) for the event, according to Ticketmaster.com.

Before the arena show in April, The Strokes will play to a much smaller, sold-out audience at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. That event, which also features Devendra Banhart and The Grogs, goes down March 12.

The Strokes itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 12 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
April 1 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
April 17 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
May 7 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
June 9 – 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival *

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