Halcyon North American Days

Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon Days Tour kicked off last fall, but she’s been crisscrossing the globe ever since. This spring she’ll be stretching her running legs in North America with 26 shows. Elena Jane’s mix of folk and electronica will first be heard in The Garden on March 12th. Okay, it’s not “The Garden” The Garden, but still, the Theatre is not a bad gig.

She’ll be in central Texas later in March, including a show at the Austin Music Hall on the 22nd. Shows in Houston and Dallas follow the Austin gig. She’ll be in the States through her May 8th show in Cincinnati before heading north for two final Canadian shows in Ontario. After that, it’s a long plane ride to Australia for her, and you, too, if you want to see her in concert after that.

2014 Halcyon Days North American Tour Dates:

  • March 12 – Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • March 13 – Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • March 14 – Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • March 16 – Echostage, Washington, DC
  • March 17 – Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
  • March 20 – Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
  • March 21 – BUKU Music & Art Project, New Orleans, LA
  • March 22 – Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
  • March 24 – Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
  • March 25 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
  • April 09 – The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
  • April 11 – Coachella, Indio, CA
  • April 12 – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Pool, Las Vegas, NV
  • April 18 – Coachella, Indio, CA
  • April 19 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
  • April 22 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
  • April 23 – Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
  • April 24 – Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • April 26 – MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
  • April 27 – Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB
  • April 29 – Revolution Center, Garden City, ID
  • May 01 – The Great Salt Air, Magna, UT
  • May 02 – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
  • May 07 – Horseshoe Cincinnati, The Shoe, Cincinnati, OH
  • May 08 – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Promenade Ballroom, Windsor, ON
  • May 09 – Kool Haus, Toronto, ON

Tickets for the North American leg of the Halcyon Days Tour are available on our Ellie Goulding page.

Well, finally someone I don’t have to work too hard to find a suitable video for. This is “Goodness Gracious,” the latest single from Halcyon Days. Simple “friends night out” in SolCal sorta vid, with various wholesome activities performed, some including self illuminated footwear. I also think this is a really great song, but don’t let that get out on the Internet or anything.

The Week in TicketCity Search – William of Joel and the Gardens of Madison Square

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 3rd
1 - Bruno Mars
2 2 Super Bowl
3 3 One Direction
4 1 Katy Perry
5 - Mötley Crüe
6 4 WWE
7 - Billy Joel
8 5 Luke Bryan
9 - Jason Aldean
10 6 George Strait

Bruno Mars returns big this week, winning over the very event that gave him something of a bump. Fresh off the Super Bowl halftime show, the second leg of the Moonshine Jungle Tour is red hot. He didn’t even get paid for that gig (which wasn’t a big deal, no one ever does). Those last-minute Super Bowl searches last week weren’t able to secure the top spot from its very own halftime star. Yet again in 3rd, One Direction bides their time.

Katy slips to #4 thanks to the run on Bruno, and Mötley Crüe rounds out the top 5. They’re hitting the countdown for what promises to the last time, at least if you believe the press releases. Mötley Crüe embarks on “The Final Tour” this summer, after which they will officially retire. Forever. Or at least as long as they can make a living from solo projects. Their umlauts will be retired in a separate ceremony.

The WWE slips to #6, while one William Martin Joel returns to #7 this week. His spring touring dates are the most he’s done in quite some time. Once they’re done, Joel fans will have the opportunity to see him once a month at Madison Square Garden “indefinitely”. Kind of like a Vegas residency, just not in Vegas, and with a lot fewer shows, and possibly in a way that suggests his entire career up to that point is not a setup for the punchline that is “Vegas Residency.”

Rounding out the top ten are three dudes in cowboy hats.

Tough week for a video. Just posted Bruno, and I think I’ve already found the least-objectionable Mötley Crüe video and posted it with the tour announcement. So more Joel on tap. How ’bout getting your Friday off to hi-energy start with “Piano Man”!

Bruno of Mars Returns to the Moonshine Jungle

Technically, Bruno Mars announced the second North American leg of the Moonshine Jungle Tour back in the middle of January. At the time there wasn’t much of a splash, but a couple of weeks (and a Super Bowl half-time show) later, and there’s quite a bit more buzz. This is not to say the first leg of the Moonshine Jungle Tour was a failure, though. It ranked 23 on the top tours of 2013, and sold out almost every show. Now it appears Bruno will have a pretty solid chance to place higher on the 2014 list.

The second leg brings Bruno to over 40 dates in the US and Canada. He’ll be joined by Aloe Blacc for most of them. Pharrell Williams will perform at select dates. No word on whether they were able to book his hat from Grammys. Bruno heads home to start things off, with shows at the Blasidell Arena in Honolulu. The tour is currently scheduled to wrap up in August at Englewood’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.

2014 Moonshine Jungle Tour Dates:

  • April 18 – Blasidell Arena, Honolulu, HI
  • April 19 – Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI
  • May 27 – Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA
  • May 28 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
  • May 31 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 1 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 4 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
  • June 6 – FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
  • June 7 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • June 10 – Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, AR
  • June 11 – BJCC Arena, Birmingham, AL
  • June 13 – Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
  • June 14 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • June 17 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
  • June 18 – The Palace at Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  • June 20 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago Heights, IL
  • June 21 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
  • June 23 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
  • June 25 – Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
  • June 27 – US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
  • June 28 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • June 30 – First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
  • July 2 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • July 9 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
  • July 11 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
  • July 12 – Hershey Park Pavilion, Hershey, PA
  • July 14 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • July 15 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • July 17 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • July 18 – Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
  • July 20 – Times Union Center, Albany, NY
  • July 23 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
  • July 24 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • July 26 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Aug. 2 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Aug. 3 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK
  • Aug. 5 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • Aug. 9 – The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA
  • Aug. 11 – Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
  • Aug. 14 – Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, Stateline, NV
  • Aug. 15 – SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Aug. 17 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO

Tickets for leg two of the Moonshine Jungle Tour are available on our Bruno Mars page.

Here’s “When I Was Your Man”, the last #1 hit from the Moonshine Jungle album. Bruno has a thing for ‘retro’, which pops up in the video for “Treasure” as well. I’m not against retro, I just wish the stuff he sees as retro didn’t date from my childhood…

The Week in TicketCity Search – Cups and Bowls Battle for the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 27th
1 4 Katy Perry
2 9 Super Bowl
3 3 One Direction
4 8 WWE
5 1 Luke Bryan
6 10 George Strait
7 5 NY Knicks
8 - Monster Jam
9 - X Games
10 - Miley Cyrus

Big shuffle this week that puts Katy Perry in the top spot. She’s still a long way off from her summer Prismatic Tour, but excitement is building. By the time she hits North American shores, she’ll have to be less warmly dressed than football fans at MetLife Stadium this weekend. The Super Bowl couldn’t quite top Miss Perry, but lands in second place. We’ll see if this weekend’s searches can secure it a top spot next week. 1D once more ends up in 3rd place. If history is any guide they’ll be striking out for the top spot again in no time.

The WWE reaches the 4th spot as the journey down the Road to Wrestlemania begins in earnest. Luke Bryan tumbles from the top this week and lands in fifth place, followed by George Strait, who rebounds from his rough patch at #10 last week.

This week’s newcomers round out the countdown. ‘Tis the season for large vehicles and even larger tires. The Monster Jam is upon us, and fans have ample opportunity to see their favorites in action at arenas all over the country.

Coming to Austin for 2014, the Summer X-Games will be at the Circuit of the Americas this June. Featuring the usual selection of “extreme” sports, the Austin X-Games will also offer a large slate of musical performers. Headliners at the track’s Austin360 Amphitheater include Kanye West and the Flaming Lips.

Miley Cyrus returns this week at #10. Outside of one appearance a couple weeks or so ago, she’s been absent since her Jingle Ball appearances. Even the Bangerz Tour announcement didn’t really result in much traction. Still, said Bangerz dates approach rapidly, with things starting off in Vancouver soon. I know you’re thinking… isn’t “modern Miley” a tad “racy”? Fear not, I have a secret weapon: Ryan Secrest. Turns out he told her to, and I may be paraphrasing, “tone that crap down” for the New Year’s show. So here is PG(ish) Miley from her appearance on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve:

The Crüe Went Down with the Ship

Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil Album Cover

The 80s, where girls just wanted a guy they could share eyeliner with.

It’s time for Mötley Crüe to cash in their umlauts. The band announced “The Final Tour” in LA, singing a “cessation of touring agreement” their publicist claims is legally binding. While the article I read didn’t mention it, I would not be surprised if they also announced they were retiring to sell prime ocean-front real estate in Nebraska.

Fellow metal rocker Alice Cooper will join them as special guest on the tour. Crüe fans will certainly not want for opportunities to bid their favorite band farewell. What is described as the “first leg” of the tour covers 67 dates in the US and Canada, kicking off in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena. Things wrap up in Vancouver at Rogers Arena, but not before hitting most major cities in the US. They’ll be grinding through Texas in July, including a stop in Austin at the Ceder Park Center. They’ll return again in October for a show at The Woodlands.

2014 Mötley Crüe “Final Tour” Schedule:

  • July 2 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
  • July 4 – Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
  • July 5 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
  • July 6 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • July 8 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
  • July 9 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – St. Louis, Maryland Heights, MO
  • July 11 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
  • July 12 – Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
  • July 13 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
  • July 15 – Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
  • July 16 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
  • July 18 – Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • July 19 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
  • July 21 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 22 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA
  • July 23 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  • July 25 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
  • July 26 – Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA
  • July 27 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
  • July 29 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, CA
  • July 30 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
  • Aug. 1 – Usana Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Aug. 2 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Aug. 3 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
  • Aug. 5 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
  • Aug. 6 – Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, IA
  • Aug. 8 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
  • Aug. 9 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
  • Aug. 10 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
  • Aug. 12 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Aug. 13 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
  • Aug. 15 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
  • Aug. 16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
  • Aug. 17 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
  • Aug. 19 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
  • Aug. 20 – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Aug. 22 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
  • Aug. 23 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • Aug. 24 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
  • Aug. 26 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Aug. 27 – Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA
  • Aug. 29 – Nikon Theater At Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
  • Aug. 30 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  • Aug. 31 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
  • Oct. 10 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oct. 11 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
  • Oct. 12 – CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, LA
  • Oct. 14 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
  • Oct. 15 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  • Oct. 17 – Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
  • Oct. 19 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
  • Oct. 21 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
  • Oct. 22 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  • Oct. 25 – Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Oct. 26 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Oct. 29 – War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, NY
  • Nov. 5 – Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
  • Nov. 6 – Landers Center, Southaven, MS
  • Nov. 9 – I Wireless Center, Moline, IL
  • Nov. 11 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
  • Nov. 12 – Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI
  • Nov. 13 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
  • Nov. 15 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  • Nov. 16 – Fargodome, Fargo, ND
  • Nov. 18 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
  • Nov. 19 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • Nov. 21 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

Tickets for the Final Tour are available on our Mötley Crüe page.

Upon reflection, I realize finding a Mötley Crüe video to post was going to be tricky. But, here’s a fairly tame selection called “Live Wire.” This is pretty much just the ole standby of a stage performance packaged as a video, for those times when “effort” is hard. I did review the entirety of the video for “Girls, Girls, Girls” and judged it less than acceptable for the consumption of our readership. In fact, I may have reviewed it a few times, in case I did not pick up any subtle artistic nuance in the first viewings.