Bon Jovi is going to be the first artist to appear over NBC Universal’s many brands in their unique partnership they are calling an Artist in Residence. According to the exclusive agreement, the performances, appearances, and music of Bon Jovi will be widely heard and seen across many of NBC Universal’s platforms and brands. The announcement came from Jeff Gaspin, who is the chairman for Universal Television Entertainment at NBC.
The final verdict is this was a very solid show. Kings of Leon did a great job of translating their emotion and vibe from the albums over to the live show.
For all those hoping to relive the glory days of youth via pouring some sugar on themselves will have to settle for dusting off the old cassettes. Def Leppard has 86ed the third leg of their 2009 tour that was set to launch in Reno, Nevada on October 22 and cover 23 dates in the US and Canada. Refunds are being given at the point of purchase.
Garth Brooks has had enough of retirement already. The country icon is putting on the 10-gallon hat and strapping on the cowboy boots for 16 weeks of shows under the twinkling lights of Las Vegas. The Garth Brooks tour will be performing exclusively at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino resort. The shows will take place over a four month run playing two to three shows per week.
“We don’t need no stinkin’ Kanye,” Lady Gaga says as she shakes off the PR nightmare of the cancelled tour and charts a new course forward. The “Poker Face” star is readying the release of her expanded album “The Fame Monster” on November 24, and gearing up for another batch of tour dates.
Entertainment Weekly has discovered that Fox is rubbing its grubby hands together at the thought of putting the cast of Glee out on the road. Fans of the show can’t seem to gobble up enough of the tracks on iTunes and the Glee soundtrack drops into stores on November 3. Its not a stretch to think this show might be road worthy.
Over the fall and winter David Archuleta will be spreading some holiday cheer when he hits the road in support of his upcoming Christmas-themed album. Archuleta, runner-up on the American Idol, will kick off his trek in Salt Lake City, UT on November 24-25. The tour of seventeen cities will run through late December.
Phish has a series of fall dates lined up for the Northeast which will follow up on the three day band’s Festival 8 set to take place over the Halloween weekend in Southern California’s low desert region. The trek will kick off in Detroit on November 18 and include a three night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 2-4, and shows on back to back nights in Cincinnati, Philadelphia as well as Albany, NY. Tickets went on sale for the shows to the general public on October 23-24.
The Pixies have added a few dates to their upcoming tour which marks the 20th anniversary of “Doolittle,” their classic album. They have also revealed the outing’s opening acts. On the upcoming trip the band extended each city’s residency by one night or more. Three night stands are scheduled for Los Angeles (11/4-11/6), Chicago (11/19-11/21), and Oakland, CA (11/8-11/10), along with a fourth night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City (11/23-11/26). The tour will kick off in Los Angeles on November 4 and run through December 1 in Washington DC.
While its fall tour may be in its last gasp, that’s not going to stop Wilco from doing a little spring planning. They’ve unraveled the map and are eyeing Canada and the Northern US for the latest leg of the journey. The tour will take off from Missoula on February 7 and head through March 3 in Halifax.