Archive for the Concert Tours Category

There’s No Business Like Horror Business

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Last night, for the first time ever, I got to see the legendary punk band The Misfits live in concert. For years, I’ve resisted the urge to see The Misfits live because frontman Glenn Danzig left the band way back in the ’80s and I was really worried that the band would suck without him. The Misfits have played many shows here in LA in recent years and I almost went to see them at the House of Blues but something else came up. When I heard that the band would be performing 3 albums in full over 3 nights of live concerts (Thursday – Static Age, Friday – Walk Among Us & Saturday – Earth A.D.) I knew the time to see the band live had come. I bought a ticket for last night’s show, to hear them perform Walk Among Us in full in concert and I can honestly say, it was one of the better decisions I’ve made all year long. More »

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Watch/Listen: Janet Jackson Releases A Dancer Auditions Video With A Snippet Of New Music

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Earlier this week, Janet Jackson shared a behind the scenes video from the back up dancer auditions she held here in LA for her upcoming Unbreakable World Tour. A couple of days later, she released a short video clip that features a snippet of NEW MUSIC from her new, as-yet untitled album (due out this fall). Today, Janet does us one better … she has just released a new back up dancer audition video that features NEW MUSIC. The clip shows a few of the dancers who were selected to go on tour with her and the music, sigh, the music is 100% purely Janet Jackson. Have a look/listen below. More »

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Dinner With Duke, Party With Lenka

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Yesterday was a really great day for me. I got to spend time with dear friends who I hadn’t seen in far too long and then I got to attend a really fun concert of one of my fave singer/songwriters. Before yesterday, it had been almost a month since I saw Emma, Josh and baby Duke … which is just, unacceptable. Emma’s sister Chelsea has moved to LA and her boyfriend Michael was visiting from San Francisco so we had a nice family affair yesterday afternoon/evening. Last night, I made my way to the legendary Troubadour to see Lenka live in concert. I saw her last year in concert at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood and, well, I simply must see her every time she comes to town. The show last night was so much fun … and getting to chat for a bit with Lenka afterward was just the icing on the cake. More »

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Watch: Janet Jackson Releases Video From The ‘Unbreakable’ World Tour Dancer Auditions

"Auditioning for Janet feels like a dream fantasy"

Earlier today we learned that Janet Jackson has formally announced that her Unbreakable World Tour will kick off in August of this year and the first round of concert dates went on pre-sale at 10AM local time today. Right now, we get to see video that was filmed over the course of dancer auditions for The Unbreakable Tour. You may recall that we saw that cute photo of Janet making her way into dance rehearsals for her tour at the end of May, so this video was probably filmed around that time. Click below and have a look and see some of the faces we may be seeing on tour with Janet Jackson later this year. More »

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Janet Jackson Announces The ‘Unbreakable’ World Tour!

Janet hits the road in August

A month ago today, Janet Jackson made a HUGE announcement totally out of the blue that she will be releasing a new album and she will be going on world tour later this year. Today, Janet makes another announcement … that her world tour has been titled The Unbreakable Tour and that it will begin in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 31. Before Janet made her new album/tour announcement last year, it was rumored that her album would be titled Unbreakable. This world tour announcement seems to confirm the name of her new album, which we know will be released this fall on her own record label. Click below to see the just-released concert poster artwork for The Unbreakable World Tour and see the list of dates for the first leg of the tour. More »

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Confirmed: Garbage Will Bring Their ’20 Years Of Queer’ Anniversary Tour To The US

A "handful" of dates
Attention Garbage Fans

Back in March, Garbage announced that they would be performing a pair of concert dates at the end of this year in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut album. Shortly thereafter, the band clarified that these anniversary dates would feature the band performing the entirety of their debut album in full … complete with b-sides and rare songs from the era. Today we learn the VERY HAPPY NEWS that Garbage has expanded their 20 Years of Queer Tour to included a “handful” of dates here in the US … including stops in LA, NYC and Detroit!!! Click the embed above to watch video of this tour announcement and then click below to read portions of the press release including a full list of US concert tour dates and information about the forthcoming release of the remastered version of their debut album. These shows WILL sell out. And believe me, this is a tour you do NOT want to miss! More »

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The Bang-Gos

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After I saw the original members of L7 perform their first concert in 18 years at the Echo on Thursday night, I had a hard time imagining a show that could outdo their blistering performance. Last night, I saw The Bangles live in concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood and can honestly say that the show was just as amazing as the L7 show but for vastly different reasons. The Bangles are touring without original bassist Michael Steele which was a bummer to me … until they brought out Kathy Valentine of The Go Gos to play on stage with them. I mean … The Bangles and a Go Go together on one stage? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I managed to get some photos and video of the performances of Walk Like an Egyptian and Eternal Flame, which you can see below. I have a feeling you will enjoy. More »

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Smell The Magic Again

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Last night was a busy night for me. Yesterday was Darion’s birthday and while the big celebration is yet to come on Saturday night, he gathered together a small group of friends for dinner at Connie & Ted’s in West Hollywood, CA. Dinner was really great because I got to see a few friends I hadn’t seen in a while and, of course, because we all got to celebrate Darion’s birth. After dinner, I made my way to the Echo in Echo Park to see L7 perform a super tiny pre-tour warm up concert and OMG were they amazing. Last night was seriously one of the best nights I’ve enjoyed in a while. More »

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Courtney Love Was Majestic In Ventura, CA

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Last night I made my way up to Ventura, CA to see Courtney Love live in concert at the Majestic Theater. The night before, she performed in concert with Lana Del Rey at the Hollywood Bowl but since I saw LDR play the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last October and I doubt any LDR concert ever will surpass that show, I decided to take a pass and just see Courtney by herself in a much more intimate setting. C. Love has been sober for the past few years and its shown in her life performances. Her concert last night was so fun. She sounded great, she looked great and thank ye gods, she appeared stone cold sober and coherent! More »

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Watch: Ryan Adams Performed ‘Summer Of ’69′ By Bryan Adams For The First Time In Concert

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Ryan does Bryan at last

Over 12 years ago, Ryan Adams famously ejected a fan from a concert performance in Nashville, TN after the fan repeatedly screamed out for Adams to perform Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams. At the time, Ryan would get unreasonably angry whenever anyone would request a Bryan Adams song and the lesson was learned by fans — who didn’t want to suffer the consequences of his anger — never to scream out requests for Ryan to perform Bryan Adams songs. Last night, in Nashville, TN, Ryan performed in full for the first time ever Bryan‘s Summer of ’69. Last year, I saw Ryan in concert in Santa Barbara, CA and it was at that show that Ryan performed the Bryan Adams song Run To You which was, to my knowledge, the first time Ryan ever performed a Bryan Adams song in concert. Now that he’s performed Summer of ’69 at long last, it would appear that his ban on covering Bryan Adams songs is finally over. Click the embed above to watch Ryan sing Bryan‘s song and bear witness to history being made.

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