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.

The Coachella Lineup is HUGE

Most of us have heard the biggest news to come out of the Coachella announcement — Outkast is back. BUT, there’s a whole lineup behind them that makes your trip to Indio, CA., well worth it, even if you’re not an Outkast fan. The festival is two weekends long, and you can buy tickets to either weekend in April. Indio is located in the Coachella Valley , close to Joshua Tree and just on the edge of desert. It’s an experience every concert-goer should get to have at least once, and this year’s lineup packs a wallop. With festivals like Governors Ball and Austin City Limits in the fold, Coachella always finds a way to make its mark on the festival scene.

Here are some the big hitters of Coachella 2014:

  • Outkast
  • Muse
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Arcade Fire
  • Beck
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Lana Del Ray
  • Motorhead
  • Pharrell
  • Skrillex
  • Lorde
  • MGMT
  • Kid Cudi
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Ellie Goulding
  • the Replacements

Check out the rest of the lineup here.

Miley Cyrus: The Bangerz Tour

Miley’s muscular hydrostat will be dragging the rest of her around the country next spring for the “Bangerz Tour.” Now that name has some zazz. It’s a title insecure enough to grab you by the throat and scream, “Please pay attention to me!”

Cyrus teased the tour in a recent guest spot on Saturday Night Live. The tour hits 38 cities starting with Vancouver on February 14th. Lots of arena shows on tap in California, New York, Texas, and quite a few places in-between.

The Bangerz Tour:

  • Feb. 14 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb. 16 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb. 20 – Honda Center, Anaheim, California
  • Feb. 22 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Feb. 24 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
  • Feb. 25 – SAP Center, San José, California
  • Feb. 27 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mar. 1 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar. 4 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Mar. 6 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mar. 7 – Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
  • Mar. 9 – BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar. 10 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar. 12 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Mar. 13 – BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Mar. 15 – AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Mar. 16 – Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
  • Mar. 18 – New Orléans Arena, New Orléans, Louisiana
  • Mar. 20 – Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
  • Mar. 22 – AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
  • Mar. 24 – Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
  • Mar. 25 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar. 29 – Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar. 31 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr. 2 – TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr. 3 – IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Apr. 5 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr. 7 – Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Apr. 8 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Apr. 10 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Apr. 12 – The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • Apr. 13 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr. 15 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Apr. 16 – Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr. 18 – Bridgestone Arena Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Apr. 19 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr. 22 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr. 24 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

There’s very good chance that Uniondale won’t be the last you see of Miss Cyrus, as additional dates will likely be added in the months to come.

You can pick up tickets to the Bangerz Tour as well as her appearances in the slightly closer Jingle Ball Tour on our Miley Cyrus page.

Sting and Paul Simon – On Stage Together

Credit where due, the name of the tour pretty much sums up any post you could make about the news: “Paul Simon & Sting – On Stage Together.” What it lacks in zazz it more than makes up for in efficient communication of fact, which is apparently what audiences crave these days. It’s a title bold enough to stand up and say, “What else could you possibly want from me?”

For the uninitiated, Sting and Paul Simon are musical heavyweights rich in top 10 hit history. Personal history as well, as both men inhabited the same Manhattan address prior to hitting the big time. The genesis of this particular collaboration began with a benefit performance for the Robin Hood Foundation earlier this year. After playing a couple of songs together, they decided something a little larger might work.

That idea eventually became the 18 date tour that arrives next winter. The tour starts in Texas with shows in Houston and Dallas, and ends with shows in Florida.

  • Feb. 8 – Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
  • Feb. 9 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Feb. 11 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Feb. 15 – The Forum, Inglewood, California
  • Feb. 17 – SAP Center, San Jose, California
  • Feb. 19 – KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
  • Feb. 20 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb. 23 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb. 25 – United Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb. 26 – The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • Feb. 28 – Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
  • March 1 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • March 4 – Madison Square Garden Arena, New York, New York
  • March 7 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • March 9 – GIANT Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • March 13 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • March 15 – BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
  • March 16 – Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

You can pick up tickets on either our Paul Simon or Sting schedules.

Imagine Dragons Could Tour

Imagine Dragons recently announced the last leg of a world tour supporting the 2012 release of their debut album Night Visions. The quartet of Vegas alt rockers has been across The Pond on the current leg of the tour, but will be returning state-side this winter.

The new set of dates start in Boise and ends up in Denver, with a couple Texas shows local fans will likely be eager to attend.

  • February 8 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
  • February 10 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • February 11 – KeyArena At Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
  • February 13 – SAP Center At San Jose, San Jose, California
  • February 14 – The Forum, Inglewood, California
  • February 15 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California
  • February 17 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • February 20 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
  • February 21 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • February 24 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
  • February 26 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
  • February 28 – Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Virginia
  • March 1 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
  • March 3 – Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec,
  • March 4 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • March 6 – DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • March 7 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey
  • March 12 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • March 13 – Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
  • March 15 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

This is likely the last opportunity to catch them before they take a longer break from the road for some new music, so get your tickets today on our Imagine Dragons page.

Here’s Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” Muppet death matches and Lou Diamond Phillips, ’nuff said: