Monthly Archive: December 2016

2016 Was A Rough Year for Musicians: A look back

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Ugh, it has been a year.  A horrible, no good, bad news bears kind of year.  There were a lot, a lot, of very talented, beloved musicians who died this year.  Notably, the biggest were David Bowie, Prince,  Glenn Frey, Meryl Haggard,  and just a few days ago, George Michael.  It’s been a tough year. Check out the full list...


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Black Stone Cherry Plans 2017 Kentucky Tour

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Rock fans take note, Southern rockers, Black Stone Cherry, just announced a big new North American tour.  This tour is in support of their newest album, “Kentucky” and will kick off on March 10 in Lexington, KY and will wrap up April 29 in Corbin, KY.  Other stops along the way include Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Grand Rapids, Pittsburgh and Columbus. ...


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Just Announced: 2017 Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come Tour

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It goes without saying that Tony Bennett is a vocal legend.  At 90, he still shows no signs of slowing down. At all.  He recently announced that he will be going on tour in 2017 in a tour dubbed the “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come.”  The tour will kick off on Feb. 19 in Durham,...


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Julianne and Derek Hough Dancing Their Way to 2017 Tour

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So, apparently Dancing with the Stars is a super big thing.  It has launched a lot of careers, including those of Julianne and Derek Hough.  Now the dancing and singing phenoms have announced a new North American tour in 2017.  This is their third tour and will include 48 cities.  The tour is dubbed the “Move Beyond” tour and will...


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Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey Teaming Up for An Epic 2017 Tour

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This one is big.  Huge.  R&B legend and pop song Goddess, Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey are teaming up for an epic 35-date North American tour in 2017.  Their tour is dubbed the “All the Hits Tour” and will kick off on March 15 in Baltimore, MD and will wrap up May 27 in Sunrise, FL.  The duo will also...


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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Plan 40th Anniversary Tour with Joe Walsh and Chris Stapleton

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This is one of the hottest concert announcements of 2016!  Veteran rock legend, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just announced an enormous 40th Anniversary tour in 2017.  This is a 35-date tour and will kick off in Oklahoma City on April 20 and will wrap up July 27 in Forest Hill, NY for back to back shows in Queens.  The...


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AFI Plans The Blood Tour in Support of Newest Album

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My 00’s emo-heart is swooning.  Emo-punk group AFI just announced a big new 2017 North American tour.  The new tour is dubbed The Blood Tour and will be in support of their newest self-titled album and will kick off on Jan. 20 in Los Angeles, CA and will wrap up Feb. 21 in San Diego, CA.  Some of other cities...


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Dead & Company Announces 2017 Summer Tour Dates

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It’s a summer tradition going back over 40 years.  The surviving members of the Grateful Dead plus John Mayer will be heading out on the road the summer of 2017 at the Dead & Company.  Bob Weir, Mickey Heart and Bill Kreutzmann will kick off their summer tour on May 27 in the Las Vegas, NV and will wrap up...


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Ticket Lodge Giving Away Hatchimal Pengula!

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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard exhaustively about this year’s hottest Christmas toy, the Hatchimal.  It’s this decade’s Furby.  It’s a cute little egg that hatches.  The owner has to care for the “baby” who turns into a toddler learning to walk and talk and then becomes a grown “pet.”  It’s wildly imaginative and cool.  30 years ago, did you...


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