Red Hot Chili Peppers to Cover Led Zeppelin for Super Bowl Halftime Show

The RHCP have been one of the best live shows for over 20 years.

 

The cat is out of the bag on what the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be playing during halftime of Sunday’s Huge Super-Important Mega Trademarked Football Game. It’s going to be a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused”, one of the greatest rock songs ever made. While Led Zeppelin may refuse to reunite for a tour (not a single tour since drummer John Bonham’s death in 1980), you can see “Dazed and Confused” live on the biggest stage in the world by one of the best bands of this era.

Even more interestingly, Flea has said there is a surprise involved. Could this be a collaboration with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones? If you like Zeppelin, you don’t want to miss this performance and game. Here’s the band playing “Dazed and Confused” live:

Kanye West to Headline X-Games in Austin

Kanye will be headlining the X-Games concert lineup

 

That’s right, folks. The X-Games isn’t just skateboarding, dirt bikes and BMX. The concert lineup for this summer’s games in Austin is out, and Kanye West is in the house. Yeezy leads a great lineup that includes Pretty Lights, The Flaming Lips, Gary Clark Jr., and much more. The Summer X-Games in Austin will be at the Circuit of the Americas and Austin360 Amphitheatre from June 5-8. Tickets for the Kanye show will be available later this week.

Here’s the full lineup of music performers:

  • Kanye West
  • Pretty Lights
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Mac Miller
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Bad Religion
  • Dillon Francis
  • Mayer Hawthorne
  • FMLYBND
  • Wavves
  • Cash Cash
  • Candyland

Katy Perrys Prismatic World Tour Arrives in June

Katy Perry

The Prismatic Tour will play 46 cities this summer.

The Artist-Formerly-Known-As-Katy-Hudson announced the North American leg of the Prismatic World Tour last week. This is her third world tour and first since 2011′s California Dreams Tour. North America is leg two of the tour, the first being a series of shows in Europe with electro-pop duo Icona Pop opening.

Miss Perry hits the shores of North America in June at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. She’s bringing along three opening acts, Capital Cities (June 22-August 7 shows), Kacey Musgraves (August 10-31 shows), and Tegan and Sara (September 9 – October 10 shows). The tour is currently scheduled to wrap up here in Texas at the Toyota Center on October 10th.

2014 Prismatic Tour Dates:

  • June 22 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
  • June 24 – Verizon Center – Washington, DC
  • June 27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • June 28 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
  • June 30 – Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL
  • July 2 – BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL
  • July 3 – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
  • July 9 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
  • July 11 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
  • July 15 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
  • July 16 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
  • July 18 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
  • July 22 – CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
  • July 24 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
  • Aug. 1 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
  • Aug. 4 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug. 7 – United Center – Chicago, IL
  • Aug. 10 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Aug. 11 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
  • Aug. 13 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
  • Aug. 14 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
  • Aug. 16 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
  • Aug. 17 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
  • Aug. 19 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
  • Aug. 20 – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE
  • Aug. 22 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
  • Aug. 23 – Fargodome – Fargo, ND
  • Aug. 26 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
  • Aug. 28 – Credit Union Centre – Saskatoon, SK
  • Aug. 29 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB
  • Aug. 31 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
  • Sept. 9 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
  • Sept. 12 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
  • Sept. 13 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
  • Sept. 16 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
  • Sept. 19 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept. 22 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
  • Sept. 25 – Jobing.com Arena - Glendale, AZ
  • Sept. 26 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
  • Sept. 29 – EnergySolutions Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sept. 30 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
  • Oct. 2 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
  • Oct. 5 – FedExForum – Memphis, TN
  • Oct. 6 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
  • Oct. 8 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA
  • Oct. 10 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX

Katycats (and their parents) can pick up their tickets on our Katy Perry page.

Since you’re probably a bit Roar’ed-out, here’s the latest single from the Prism album, “Unconditionally.” Rocking the Anna Karenina vibe with this one, with bonus owl and random slo-mo chair flipping. Towards the end an entirely different video from what I gather was a parallel universe attempts to intrude on our own reality. Either that or someone from the label said, “People dancing in period costumes ain’t gonna cut it! We need more effect shots!”

Image Credit: By Eva RinaldiUploaded by MyCanon (Katy Perry) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Dave Matthews Band 2014 Summer Tour

If the Dave Matthews Band isn’t touring the best venues in the country, it just ain’t summertime. The band has just announced a 42-date tour that kicks off on May 16 in Houston and ends on September 6 in Irvine, CA. The band always gives a crowd a fun show, which keeps the DMB fans coming back for more every time the band hits the road. We aren’t sure who will be opening up for them quite yet, but you can be sure they’ll bring some great acts with them wherever they go. The shows in George, WA., will be that of the “Caravan” variety and will feature some other bands that won’t be touring with them. Check out the full schedule below.

5/16 Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/17 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/21 Tulsa, OK – Bok Center
5/23 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5/24 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
5/30 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
5/31 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/6 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/7 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
6/10 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6/11 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
6/13 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
6/14 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
6/20 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
6/21 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
6/24 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
6/25 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/27 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/28 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/2 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater – Summerfest
7/4 Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/5 Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/9 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/11 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
7/12 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
7/15 Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
7/16 Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/18 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/19 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/22 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
7/23 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/25 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/26 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/22 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
8/23 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
8/24 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
8/26 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre 
8/29 George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/30 George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/31 George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
9/5 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/6 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

The Monumentour Tour Tour Announcement

Alt rock comeback kids Fall Out Boy and Paramore announced recently they are joining forces for a summer tour. The news of the tour escaped a bit early than either band planned, as the announcement video leaked a couple of days ago. Apparently their marketing team lacks the discipline of Mrs. Carter’s. Both bands are coming off successful #1 albums released after long breaks.

The 37 date, 30 city tour kicks off in Hartford at the recently re-branded Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. It will rolling through central Texas in early August, including a stop at the Austin360 Amphitheater. Currently it is scheduled to wrap up on the west coast at the Sleep Train Pavilion, where the name alone suggests the dizzy levels of excitement shows there must generate.

Monumentour Dates:

  • June 19 – Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
  • June 21 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
  • June 22 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
  • June 24 – Saratoga PAC – Saratoga Springs, NY
  • June 25 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
  • June 27 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
  • June 28 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
  • June 30 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH
  • July 2 – Darien Lake PAC – Buffalo, NY
  • July 3 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
  • July 6 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
  • July 8 – DTE Energy Music Thearer – Detroit, MI
  • July 9 – Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
  • July 11 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
  • July 12 – Bunbury Festival – Cincinnati, OH
  • July 13 – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – White Creeks, TN
  • July 18 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
  • July 19 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
  • July 22 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach, VA
  • July 23 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
  • July 25 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
  • July 26 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
  • July 27 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
  • July 29 – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC
  • July 30 – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
  • Aug. 1 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
  • Aug. 2 – Austin360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
  • Aug. 4 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX
  • Aug. 5 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
  • Aug. 7 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
  • Aug. 8 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug. 10 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Aug. 12 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
  • Aug. 13 – UCCU Center – Orem, UT
  • Aug. 15 – Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug. 16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
  • Aug. 17 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA

You can pick up Monumentour tickets on our Fall Out Boy page or our Paramore page.

Here’s Paramore’s “Still Into You,” their biggest hit from last year’s self-titled return album. I could have used a Fall Out Boy video, but given a choice between watching Hayley Williams for 3 minutes 41 seconds and not watching Hayley Williams for 3 minutes 41 seconds, I bravely choose the former. In my continuing tradition of pointing out interesting elements of the video in question, note half her hair is pink while the other half is orange-red. Also, for some reason there’s two dudes hanging around. I believe they are among the founding members of the “Please Never Go Solo, Hayley” Club.