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indexFans have patently waited and this time it paid off! The Rolling Stones have announced their 15 city Zip Code Tour kicking off on May 24th in San Diego. The announcement comes after it was cancelled once to fans disappointment.

The name of the Stones tour focuses around the 1971 classic album cover “Sticky Fingers” which the band expects to reissue in deluxe format on May 26th.

“We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer,” Mick Jagger said in a statement. “We are looking forward to being back onstage and playing your favorite songs.” The singer added in a promo video for the tour, “People say, ‘How come you’re still doing this?’ but I can’t believe I did this when I was 20.”

Rolling Stones tickets are expected to go onsale April 13th to the general public for all US shows while Quebec goes on sale on April 11th. Fans can find tickets at this site: Rolling Stones Tickets now or wait until Ticket Master has their onsale, however it is highly recommended to purchase tickets early due to high demand.

rsz_pearljamwideuseportraitcolor_creditdannyclinch-770x470Pearl Jam continues their trek across the glob supporting their latest album Lightning Bolt. On Monday Pearl Jam announced plans to tour South America in the fall:

Pearl Jam Fall 2015 Tour Dates
Nov 04: Santiago, CL- Estadio Nacional
Nov 11: Porto Alegre, BR- Arena de Gremio
Nov 14: Sao Paulo, BR- Estadio de Morumbi
Nov 17: Brasilia, BR- Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
Nov 20: Belo Horizonte, BR- Estadio Mineirao
Nov 22: Rio de Janeri, BR- Estadio Maracana
Nov 28: Mexico City, MX- Foro Sol Stadium

This isn’t the end of the announcements just yet. Before the ink dries on the tour posters, rumors have already been swirling about North American 2015 Tour dates. With South American only kicking off on November 4th, that leaves the summer free for tour dates and some speculate Pearl Jam could be filling those dates with North American stops. Pearl Jam Tickets for these events would go onsale immediately following the announcement which might be in the next few weeks.

Here’s to hoping for another Pearl Jam stadium tour for this summer!

1400228168b6b742_lSo far, not many concerts have been announced for summer 2015 in Boston.  However, a few big shows were recently announced.

Taylor Swift will be performing at Gillette Stadium for 2 shows on July 24th and July 25th.  These shows are located at Gillette Stadium which is south of Boston in Foxborough, MA.

It was recently announced that James Taylor will host a concert at Fenway Park in Boston on August 6th.  He will be joined by his All Star Band and Bonnie Raitt will be the opening act.

One Directioners know that the English pop/rock boy band, One Direction, will be headlining at Gillette Stadium on September 12th in Foxborough.

Also coming to Gillette Stadium is Kenny Chesney, a country music mega-star!  He will be hitting the stage August 28th and 29th.

Other shows coming to Boston… Bette Midler (6/12), Barry Manilow (6/16), Nickelback (8/18), 5 Seconds of Summer (8/28) and the Who (10/29).  More concerts will be added within the next few months.

james-taylor-4e4bf4300cd25The tickets for James Taylor at face value are listed between $50 and $140 (excluding fees and shipping).  The price for pre-sale and public on sale tickets are the same, there is no discount for the pre-sale.

The pre-sale tickets have sold out for James Taylor at Fenway Park on August 6th, 2015 and the general, public on sale will likely sell out within minutes as well.  At that point, tickets among ticket resale sites will likely range from $110 and up depending on the seat types.

Concert Information:

James Taylor and His All Star Band Featuring Bonnie Raitt
Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215
August 6th, 2015
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
Concert Begins: 6:30 PM

372897p1People have been asking for the past few weeks about how to get VIP tickets for One Direction.  Well, that all depends on what you consider VIP tickets!  Ticket Master has vip ticket packages available on their website that include floor tickets to the concert.  However, other ticket resale sites are listing vip packages that include an event ticket and some include a pre-concert party, limo service, souvenirs, early access to the concert, food and drinks and more.

The vip packages vary by venue.  To find out which One Direction VIP Packages are available at the concert nearest you, please go here [1D Tour Schedule] and select the concert you want to attend.  Then look at the bottom of the ticket list and you’ll see VIP Packages, premium packages, VIP tickets for the show and so on.

Make sure to read the description and ensure that you understand which packages include tickets, where the tickets are seated and what the package includes.

Example of VIP Packages for Gillette Stadium on 9/12/15

1D-Hotel Package
1D Hotel Package includes: Two nights at a four star hotel near venue | Lower level ticket in sections 101 thru 114 or 127 thru 143 (Orders of three or more may be split) | Preshow party featuring food and drinks | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise | Detailed itinerary | Flexible check-in and check-out dates | Additional nights tickets and hotel upgrades may be obtainable upon request | Rate is based on two person occupancy | Delivery week of the event if not sooner

Emerald-Fan Package
Emerald Fan Package includes: Lower level ticket in sections 101 thru 114 or 127 thru 143 (Orders of three or more may be split) | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise

Silver-VIP Package
Silver VIP Package includes: Premium reserved lower level in sections 127 thru 131 or 110 thru 114 (orders of three or more may be split) | Seven hour limo service | Preshow party featuring food and drinks | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise | Detailed itinerary

Ruby-Deluxe Package
Ruby Deluxe Package includes: Premium reserved lower level ticket in sections 127 thru 131 or 110 thru 114 (orders of three or more may be split) | Preshow party featuring food and drinks | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise | Detailed itinerary

Gold-Fan Package
Gold Fan Package includes: Reserved floor ticket in sections A1 thru A6 or B2 thru B4 (orders of three or more may be split) | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise

Sapphire-Deluxe Package
Sapphire Deluxe Package includes: Reserved floor ticket in sections A1 thru A6 or B2 thru B4 (orders of three or more may be split) | Preshow party featuring food and drinks | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise | Detailed itinerary

Platinum Fan Package
Platinum Fan Package includes: Premium reserved floor ticket in sections A2 thru A5 or B3 (orders of three or more may be split) | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise

Diamond Deluxe Package
Diamond Deluxe Package includes: Premium reserved floor ticket in sections A2 thru A5 or B3 (orders of three or more may be split) | Preshow party featuring food and drinks | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise | Detailed itinerary

1D-VIP Package
1D VIP Package includes: Premium reserved floor ticket in sections A2 thru A5 or B3 (orders of three or more may be split) | Seven hour limo service | Preshow party featuring food and drinks | Specially designed VIP tour merchandise | Detailed itinerary

VIP Preshow Party
2 hour private preshow party located nearby the venue featuring appetizers – drinks -dessert – entertainment. Also includes a commemorative gift item. Does not include an event ticket.

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Photo Courtesy of FrontRowKing.com – Taylor Swift Red Tour 2013, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

The face value for the tickets (depending on the venue and date), are listed on Ticket Master for $65.50 – $129.50 (with taxes and fees, $79.80 – $145.15).  Most venues are football stadiums and include field seating, as well as upper and lower bowl seating along the sidelines and in the endzone, however, seating behind the stage in the endzone are not for sale.

The on sale date is set for Friday, November 14th at 10:00 AM.  The Pre Sale is scheduled to run from 11/7/14 through 11/13/14 (American Express and TaylorSwift.com) as well as 11/13/14 (Ticket Master).  The prices are the same for pre sale and general on sale.  Ticket Master only releases a portion of the tickets for pre-sale and keeps the remaining inventory for the general on sale date.

If you’re not able to purchase pre-sale Taylor Swift tickets and are not available to order them when they go on sale Friday morning, you can order some from a reseller.  There are already plenty of resale tickets available to purchase online. Example (Taylor Swift 1989 Tour tickets at Front Row King)

She has 2 concerts scheduled at Foxborough, Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium right outside of Boston.  Tickets on resale sites are ranging from $105 and up (source: Foxboro Ticket King: Taylor Swift Gillette Stadium).

2014 was a breakout year for Ariana Grande, however, 2015 looks to be a promising and very successful year for the emerging pop star.  Her 2015, “Honeymoon Tour” will be the biggest of her career.  With tour dates at large arenas across North America, this tour is a much anticipated one for all Ariana fans.

Her recent performances at MTV’s VMA and on shows such as America’s Got Talent, this peppy pop star is appearing all over the place.  From her days on the tv show, Victoroius, and guest spots on other shows such as Family Guy, Winx Club, Sam & Cat, Swindle, iCarly and others, the sky is the limit for Grande and she is definitely on the rise.

The Honeymoon Tour in 2015 will include concerts in Milwaukee, WI (BMO Harris Bradley Center), Rosemont, IL(Allstate Arena), Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena), Detroit, MI (Joe Louis Arena), Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre), Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Arena), New York, NY (Madison Square Garden), Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena), Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Center), San Jose, CA (SAP Center) and more.