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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!

300_billyjoel_2015The Piano Man will be returning to Fenway Park in Boston on July 16th, 2015! Billy Joel made the exciting announcement on Thursday that he would be returning to the historic ballpark making him the first artist to perform two years in a row.

Last year fans snatched up tickets for the amazing show within seconds, and there is no doubt this year will be the same way. Fans can secure Billy Joel Tickets here for the show in July 16th: http://www.fenwayticketking.com/billy-joel-fenway-park-tickets.html

And Red Sox front office couldn’t agree more:

“How awesome is it that as we dig out of a New England blizzard, we can turn our thoughts to ‘The Piano Man’ playing again on a summer night at Fenway Park?” Red Sox executive vice president Sam Kennedy said.

Billy Joel fans will now have a second chance to hear “Boston State of Mind”, “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”, “Only The Good Die Young” and so many more! Get tickets today before its too late!

If 2007 was the year of Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, 2008 might be the year of the Jonas Brothers.

At least the teen pop-rock act seems to have all the pieces in place for a breakthrough of “Montana-mental” proportions.

The career of the Jonas Brothers kicks into high gear this summer with a run of headlining shows at outdoor amphitheaters, including a stop at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Thursday.

The tour comes on the heels of the June debut of the first Jonas Brothers movie, “Camp Rock,” on the Disney Channel. Meanwhile, the same channel continues to air the reality show mini-episodes, “Living the Dream,” which follow brothers Nick, 15, Kevin, 20, and Joe, 18, on tour.

Next comes the release of their new CD, “A Little Bit Longer,” scheduled to hit stores Aug. 12. And plans also call for filming to begin this fall on a new Disney Channel series, “J.O.N.A.S,” which will feature the brothers playing spies in an action comedy. Beyond that, there’s talk of a book and a 3-D concert movie.

Kevin Jonas says the group relishes its mushrooming success and exposure, despite its challenges.

“It’s really crazy,” he said in a recent interview. “But it’s a lot of fun. We’re enjoying every minute of what we do. The schedule we keep is demanding, but it’s definitely an amazing experience. We really enjoy going on the road as much we are able to.”

The Jonas Brothers’ momentum began to build when they landed the opening slot on last fall’s monumental Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour. Those arena shows sold out in minutes, and the unprecedented demand for tickets allowed resellers to fetch upward of $3,000 for some seats.

Originally signed by Columbia Records, the Jonas Brothers’ 2006 debut CD, “It’s About Time,” was in the works for nearly thee years before it was released. In fact, it originally was going to be a solo project for Nick Jonas, who had performed in several Broadway musicals.

But when songs written by all three brothers were submitted for the CD, Columbia shifted gears and decided to turn the Nick Jonas solo album into a group project.

“It’s About Time” made only a modest commercial impact, and before making their self-titled second CD, the group split with Columbia and signed with Disney’s Hollywood Records. That second CD has sold more than a million copies since its release in August 2007.

The Jonas Brothers are a different kind of teen act — more like Hanson than ‘N Sync or the Backstreet Boys.

Like the Hansons, the Jonas Brothers co-write most of their songs. They also play instruments on their CDs and on stage, with Kevin on guitar, Joe on keyboard and guitar, and Nick playing keyboards, guitar and drums.

Kevin Jonas said this might be one reason they are succeeding at a time when, with the exception of Cyrus, the teen pop scene has fallen out of the spotlight.

“I think for us, since we’re there from the beginning with the writing of the songs through the production, it just becomes a different experience,” he said. “This music really is us. It’s not like a manufactured version.”

The Jonas Brothers’ sound, too, is a bit different than many of the hugely successful teen pop acts of days past. Where ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys leaned toward an urban-influenced dance-pop sound, the Jonas Brothers have more of a power pop sound.

For “A Little Bit Longer,” the brothers even hinted that the new songs are influenced by the likes of Elvis Costello, the Beatles, the Animals and the Rascals.

They emphasize, though, that “A Little Bit Longer” won’t be a major departure from their second CD.

“It’s definitely not a completely different change by any means,” Joe Jonas said. “But this record was definitely inspired by some of the artists we look up to, like some Prince and Elvis Costello influences and a little piece of funk (getting) into some songs.”

Kevin Jonas said fans who see the current tour will get a good sampling of the new material.

“We’re excited about it,” he said. “It’s a whole new production and, of course, it’s going to be outside in amphitheaters, and so it will have a summer vibe, and we can’t wait for everyone to come out.”

Rod Stewart, who is keeping himself busy with tour dates around the world, recently announced a North American jaunt that covers the US, Canada and Mexico.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to play a handful of Mexican arenas beginning later this month, followed by a couple of shows in South America. His itinerary then skips to late July, when he’ll kick off an 18-city tour that traverses the US, stops in two Canadian provinces and ends with a concert in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bryan Adams will open several shows on the outing, which rolls out July 30 at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles. North American dates are listed below and those overseas can be found at Stewart’s website.

This time around, the rock icon is expected to play hits from his more than four-decade career. Stewart, who cultivated a new and growing audience with his “Great American Songbook” series, returned to his rock-and-roll roots with his latest chart-topping album, 2006’s “Still the Same … Great Rock Classics of Our Time.” The set, which marks the singer’s first rock record in more than eight years, features covers of ’60s and ’70s classics originally performed by Bob Dylan (“If Not For You”), Van Morrison (“Crazy Love”) and Bob Seger (the title song), among others.

The four-part “Great American Songbook” collection was released between 2002 and 2005, and has sold 15 million copies worldwide, according to Stewart’s bio. The corresponding tour, dubbed “From Maggie May to the Great American Songbook,” sold out for three consecutive years and made the Grammy winner one of the top-grossing musical artists in the world.

Country singer Kenny Chesney received a whopping eleven nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including Entertainer of the Year for the fourth consecutive time.

Kenny Chesney’s star is shining bright at the Academy of Country Music Awards this year. He is leading the nominations, with nods for Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, as well as Song and Video of the Year for “Don’t Blink.”

He received another two nominations in the Album of the Year category for singing and producing “Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates;” two more for single Record of the Year for singing and producing “Don’t Blink;” and another two for singing and producing “Shiftwork” in the Vocal Event of the Year category.

Should the 39-year-old singer-songwriter receive the entertainer of the year title, it would be his fourth consecutive win.

Chesney’s “Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates” was released in September 2007 to great success, both critically and commercially. It made its debut on the Billboard 200 at No. 3.

Second-best at Tuesday’s nomination announcement was Rodney Atkins, who received six nods of his own, including for Top Male Vocalist, Song and Video of the Year for “Watching You” and Album of the Year for “If You’re Going through Hell.”

Brad Paisley, Big & Rich and Sugarland each received four nominations.

Paisley is vying with Chesney and Atkins in the Top Male Vocalist category and has also been nominated for Entertainer of the Year. His “5th Gear” earned him an Album of the Year nod, while “Online” received a nomination for Video of the Year.

Big & Rich and Sugarland are competing against each other in all four nominated categories: Top Vocal Duo, Single Record, Song and Video of the Year.

The nominations were announced Tuesday morning by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood on CBS’ Early Show via satellite from Nashville. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite entertainer in the respective category, for the first time ever.

The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards take place in Las Vegas on May 18. It airs live on CBS.