Don’t Stop Going to Fleetwood Mac Tours

Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 33 city reunion tour this Fall. The band welcomes the return of Christine McVie to the line up after an absence of 16 years. She last toured with the band in 1998. This brings the lineup responsible for their most iconic albums to the stage.

The tour, titled “On With the Show”, will play 34 dates, kicking off at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The band will be hitting major arenas from coast to coast with a little Canada thrown in for good measure. Things are currently set to wrap up in sunny Ft. Lauderdale in December. That’s a pretty good time to be in Ft. Lauderdale.

Also a good time to play Texas, as shows in Houston and Dallas are in the middle of December.

2014 On With The Show Tour Schedule:

  • Sept. 30 – Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Oct. 2 – United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Oct. 6 – Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • Oct. 10 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Oct. 11 – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Oct. 14 – Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct. 15 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct. 18 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Oct. 19 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
  • Oct. 21 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Oct. 22 – The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • Oct. 26 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • Oct. 31 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Nov. 1 – XL Center, Hartford, CT
  • Nov. 10 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Nov. 12 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK
  • Nov. 14 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • Nov. 15 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
  • Nov. 18 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
  • Nov. 20 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  • Nov. 22 – Moda Center, Portland, OR
  • Nov. 24 – Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Nov. 25 – SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Nov. 28 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov. 29 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec. 2 – Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
  • Dec. 3 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
  • Dec. 10 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Dec. 12 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Dec. 14 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • Dec. 15 – Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Dec. 17 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Dec. 19 – BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The full tour schedule and tickets are available on our Fleetwood Mac page.

What I learned from this update is that Fleetwood Mac apparently doesn’t have an official YouTube channel. This is from something that might be Stevie Nicks’ channel, but I’m a little unsure of that. No matter, it works, and features a song with the recently returned Miss McVie on lead vocals, “Little Lies.” I like the video, even though it’s fairly basic, with the band on a farm, and some simple rotoscoped animation. I’m getting old, so videos where sequences last more than .3 seconds are easier for me to follow. The video captures the mood of the song pretty well, even if no one is really doing any large or small lying.

Monster Squared

The Monster Single Cover

The Monster Single Cover

When I first posted about the Monster Tour, there was not exactly a bonanza of information available. Well, now I’ve got more info than you can shake a burning map at. Not only have dates and venues been announced for the promised three cities, demand for the shows was so strong that additional shows were added.

Eminem and Rihanna will be playing 2 shows each at the Rose Bowl, MetLife Stadium, and Comerica Park this August. Sales in Detroit have been particularly strong for the home town hero.

2014 Monster Tour Schedule:

  • Aug. 7 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
  • Aug. 8 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
  • Aug. 16 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  • Aug. 17 –MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  • Aug. 23 – Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
  • Aug. 23 – Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

Pick up tickets for the Monster Tour on the Eminem schedule page.

Here’s the latest Rihanna video, “What Now” from the Unapologetic album. Speaking of unapologetic, I resent the implication that doing another post about the tour has anything to do with the need to carefully screen Rihanna videos for content. Besides, screening Eminem videos for content is the very definition of playing a losing game.

I’d say this is the one where the video budget ran out. Granted, there are worse ways to spend 4 minutes and 8 seconds than watching Rihanna lip sync in a plain white room, sometimes with the lights off. Arty use of stock footage at the end didn’t really do much to enhance the experience.

Backstreet’s Forward to ’14

Past week or so was quite the concert tour news bonanza. Having to pick one (it’s a rule I made up) for this post, I have gone the route of radio friendly pop. The Backstreet Boys announced a second North American leg for their In A World Like This Tour. The first leg covered North American back in late summer 2013. This year they’ll be a little earlier, starting off May 3rd in New Brunswick.

Adding a little extra kick to the announcement is Avril Lavigne, who will play opening act for tour dates starting with the May 22nd show in Seattle. Interesting combination, since Lavigne was on her way up about the time the Backstreet Boys were turning in their “worldwide superstardom” chip.

After Avril is on board, the Boys will hit San Diego, Vegas, and even drop by Texas with shows in Corpus Christi and The Woodlands, which will be seeing a lot of big names pass through this year. This leg wraps up in New York in June with a show at the Jones Beach Theater.

Will there be a third leg? I’m sure many Backstreet Boys fans would be happy to see it.

2014 Backstreet Boy’s In a World Like This Tour Schedule:

  • May 3 – Moncton Coliseum Complex, Moncton, NB
  • May 4 – Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, NS
  • May 6 – Rogers K-Rock Centre, Kingston, ON
  • May 7 – Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
  • May 8 – FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON
  • May 11 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • May 13 – Mosaic Place, Moose Jaw, SK
  • May 14 – ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
  • May 16 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • May 17 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
  • May 18 – Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, BC
  • May 20 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
  • May 22 – WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA
  • May 24 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, CA
  • May 25 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  • May 28 – Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
  • May 29 – The Forum, Inglewood, CA
  • May 30 – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
  • May 31 – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
  • June 2 – Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • June 4 – American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX
  • June 5 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
  • June 6 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • June 7 – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
  • June 9 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
  • June 10 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  • June 11 – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island, Chicago, IL
  • June 13 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
  • June 14 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
  • June 15 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • June 17 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
  • June 18 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
  • June 20 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
  • June 21 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • June 22 – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY

Fans can buy tickets for the In a World Like This Tour on our Backstreet Boys schedule page.

Here is the title track to the album and the tour, “In a World Like This.” What’s amusing about this is how, shall we say… unambitious… the video is. In these days of slightly-less-than-worldwide-superstardom, video budgets are a bit tighter. It’s the Boys of the Backstreet in question standing around lip syncing in a field. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very photogenic field, probably in California, with hills and stuff in the background. Very classy field. Inter-cut are short vignettes of people watching historic events on TV through time, though still in the same room. Because set decoration is expensive.

Goo Goo Daughtry

The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry announced a summer 2014 tour yesterday. The alt rockers perhaps best known for the archetypal radio staple “Iris” are joining forces with the band Daughtry for 37 dates between June and August. Both bands recently released new albums, Magnetic for the Goo Goo Dolls and Baptized for Daughtry. Fans can expect to hear a mix of the recent releases and the classics.

The tour takes them from coast to coast and back again, staring in Connecticut and ending in Vermont. Along the way the bands will hit amphitheaters in New York, California, and in Texas at Concrete Street Amphitheater, Gexa Energy Pavilion, and The Woodlands. Other big shows include Red Rocks in July and the Iowa State Fair in August.

2014 Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry Tour Schedule:

  • June 12 – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
  • June 14 – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
  • June 15 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • June 19 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Saint Augustine, FL
  • June 20 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
  • June 21 – Amphitheater At The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
  • June 24 – Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus Christi, TX
  • June 25 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
  • June 27 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
  • June 29 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
  • July 1 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • July 2 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
  • July 3 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
  • July 5 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
  • July 6 – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
  • July 8 – Walnut Creek Amphitheatrem, Raleigh, NC
  • July 9 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
  • July 11 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
  • July 12 – TBA, Memphis, TN
  • July 15 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
  • July 16 – Usana Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
  • July 18 – Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
  • July 21 – The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
  • July 22 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 24 – The Pavilion @ Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort, Valley Center, CA
  • Aug. 1 – Red Rock Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug. 3 – Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug. 9 – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Des Moines, IA
  • Aug. 10 – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island, Chicago, IL
  • Aug. 12 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  • Aug. 15 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
  • Aug. 16 – The Summer Stage At Tag’s, Big Flats, NY
  • Aug. 17 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • Aug. 19 – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel, NY
  • Aug. 21 – Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH
  • Aug. 22 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
  • Aug. 23 – Champlain Valley Expo Grandstand, Essex Junction, VT

Fans can buy tickets for the tour on our Goo Goo Dolls schedule page.

Things I learned writing this update: “Daughtry” is a band that includes an individual named Christopher Adam Daughtry, and the Goo Goo Dolls continued releasing albums after 1998. Other fun facts: this song is 16 years old. Less fun facts: I am far, far older.

30 Seconds to Park

Like most Best Supporting Actor Oscar winners, Jared Leto is celebrating by going on tour with Linkin Park. Those two times Christoph Waltz toured with Linkin Park were off the chain, no, the chiz’ain, people. Lucky for us, Leto comes equipped with his own band, one 30 Seconds to Mars, which will be accompanying him on the tour.

Christened “The Carnivores Tour”, the 2 bands will visit 25 cities later this Summer, starting with West Palm Beach and ending on the opposite coast in Concord, CA. In between they’ll hit New Jersey, New York, swing up through Canada, and then down through Texas. The Carnivores Tour will be in The Woodlands and Dallas in early September.

2014 Carnivores Tour Schedule:

  • Aug. 8 – Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Aug. 9 – George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, FL
  • Aug. 12 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
  • Aug. 13 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
  • Aug. 15 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • Aug. 16 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.,
  • Aug. 18 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  • Aug. 19 – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
  • Aug. 21 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
  • Aug. 23 – Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, QC
  • Aug. 24 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON,
  • Aug. 26 – Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, MN
  • Aug. 27 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Aug. 29 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
  • Aug. 30 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
  • Sept. 5 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
  • Sept. 6 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
  • Sept. 8 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
  • Sept. 10 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sept. 11 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA
  • Sept. 13 – Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.,
  • Sept. 15 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept. 16 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
  • Sept. 18 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, CA
  • Sept. 19 – Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA

Fans can get tickets for the tour on either our 30 Seconds to Mars or Linkin Park pages.

Confession time. I’m sure you know where this is going without saying much more, so I’ll post this little ditty and be done with it.