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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Big Headliners at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

The 5th annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest will take place on September 21 and feature music giants Vampire Weekend, Robin Thicke and MGMT .  The Virgin Mobile FreeFest will take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD and is the telecoms group’s charitable event that has a goal of ending youth homelessness.

The festival is a multi-stage event and other bands scheduled to preform include Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Kaskade, City and Colour, Icona Pop and CHVRCHES.

Mark your calendar for August 9th, as organizers will be handing out “tens of thousands” of free tickets from Aug. 9 via ticketfly.com.  A day prior, Virgin Mobile customers, previous show attendees, and Virgin Mobile's Facebook friends and Twitter followers will have an opportunity to get tickets at a specific time.

If you want to see this free show and be one of the about 50,000 in attendance, be prepared to act fast!  Tickets were snatched up in just minutes last year.

Since its inception, FreeFest has been able to fund-raise enough money to build The Sasha Bruce Re-Generation House in Washington, D.C., a transitional home for homeless youth.  The money from this year's earnings, will go towards running and maintaining the house for years to come.  Additionally, the House announced the show line-up via a wall mural.  Pretty cool!

A small amount of FreeFest “freemium” packages will be made available.  The freemium package will include admission to the fest, a T-shirt and a souvenir cup which includes free fountain drinks throughout the day. $10 from every package purchased will go towards the Virgin Mobile USA’s youth homelessness initiative.

Some of the previous preformers to take the main stage at FreeFest include  ZZ Top,  Alabama Shakes,  Nas,  and Jack White.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pixies Back on Tour!

**Updated 10/10/2013**
It has just been announced that The Pixies have added more dates to their current international tour. Their shows will now go into 2014. At the moment, the band is on its European leg of the tour. They will return to the United States on January 18th for a show in Boston, MA. The tour will conclude in Austin, TX on March 1st.

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It was announced this week that The Pixies will also have shows on both the East and West Coasts as part of their newly released global tour. 

Since the tour was first announced,  four Los Angeles dates (9/9-9/12) and four New York City shows (9/17-20) have been added to the beginning of the line up, in addition to a Sept. 15 show at Chicago's Riot Fest.  Riot Fest takes place September 13 - 15 and features musical heavyweights Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Public Enemy and recently reunited the Replacements, Also included to play include Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Andrew W.K.   Following that performance, the Pixies will go to Europe for more shows. 

The Pixies, is made up of Black Francis who is singer/guitarist, Joey Santiago on guitars and  David Lovering on drums.  New to this summer tour will include bassist Kim Shattuck who is taking over for original band member Kim Deal, who left the group earlier this year.

Their first song on a nine years,"Bagboy," was released earlier this month.   According to a press release, new songs will be premiered throughout the tour.  

Drummer Louvering said, "We couldn't be happier with the sold out European shows and the way 'Bagboy' has been received by fans and by the media. We've been wanting to release new music for a long time now, and to not only be able to finally do it, but to have people really like it, is like grabbing the brass ring. And we're really looking forward to playing again in L.A. and New York."

Check out the Ticket Lodge for all the Pixies tickets!


EventVenueDate/Time
PixiesSalle Des Fetes
Geneva, Switzerland
Saturday
11/2/2013
8:30 PM
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PixiesColiseu Dos Recreios
Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday
11/9/2013
9:00 PM
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PixiesMassey Hall
Toronto, Canada
Wednesday
1/15/2014
TBD
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PixiesMetropolis - Montreal
Montreal, Canada
Thursday
1/16/2014
TBD
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PixiesOrpheum Theatre - Boston
Boston, MA
Saturday
1/18/2014
7:30 PM
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PixiesCapitol Theatre - Port Chester
Port Chester, NY
Sunday
1/19/2014
TBD
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PixiesNew Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ
Tuesday
1/21/2014
8:00 PM
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PixiesShubert Theater - CT
New Haven, CT
Wednesday
1/22/2014
TBD
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PixiesElectric Factory
Philadelphia, PA
Friday
1/24/2014
TBD
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PixiesCarnegie Music Hall - Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday
1/25/2014
TBD
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PixiesMusic Center At Strathmore
Rockville, MD
Sunday
1/26/2014
7:00 PM
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PixiesThe National
Richmond, VA
Wednesday
1/29/2014
TBD
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PixiesDurham Performing Arts Center
Durham, NC
Friday
1/31/2014
TBD
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PixiesThomas Wolfe Auditorium
Asheville, NC
Saturday
2/1/2014
8:00 PM
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PixiesRyman Auditorium
Nashville, TN
Sunday
2/2/2014
7:30 PM
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PixiesThe Tabernacle - GA
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
2/4/2014
8:00 PM
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PixiesPeabody Opera House
Saint Louis, MO
Thursday
2/6/2014
TBD
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PixiesLifestyles Communities Pavilion
Columbus, OH
Friday
2/7/2014
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PixiesThe Fillmore - Detroit
Detroit, MI
Saturday
2/8/2014
TBD
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PixiesRiviera Theatre - IL
Chicago, IL
Sunday
2/9/2014
8:00 PM
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PixiesThe Midland By AMC
Kansas City, MO
Tuesday
2/11/2014
8:00 PM
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PixiesFillmore Auditorium - Colorado
Denver, CO
Thursday
2/13/2014
7:00 PM
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PixiesBelly Up
Aspen, CO
Friday
2/14/2014
TBD
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PixiesThe Great Saltair
Magna, UT
Saturday
2/15/2014
TBD
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PixiesOrpheum Theatre - Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada
Monday
2/17/2014
7:30 PM
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PixiesParamount Theatre - Seattle
Seattle, WA
Tuesday
2/18/2014
TBD
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PixiesArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, OR
Wednesday
2/19/2014
TBD
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PixiesFox Theater - Oakland
Oakland, CA
Friday
2/21/2014
8:00 PM
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PixiesSan Jose Civic Auditorium
San Jose, CA
Saturday
2/22/2014
7:00 PM
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PixiesThe Joint - Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Sunday
2/23/2014
8:00 PM
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PixiesComerica Theatre (formerly Dodge Theatre)
Phoenix, AZ
Monday
2/24/2014
8:00 PM
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PixiesKiva Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday
2/25/2014
TBD
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PixiesBayou Music Center (Formerly Verizon Wireless Theater - TX)
Houston, TX
Thursday
2/27/2014
TBD
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PixiesSouth Side Ballroom at Gilley's (formerly Palladium Ballroom - TX)
Dallas, TX
Friday
2/28/2014
TBD
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PixiesAustin Music Hall
Austin, TX
Saturday
3/1/2014
TBD
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Festival Supreme: Tenacious D, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman & Zach Galifianakis

Get ready for the best comedy tour EVER!  How can anyone possibly go wrong with a line up with Adam Sandler, Tenacious D, Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis (that took me like 5 minutes to spell right)???

The Festival Supreme by Tenacious D front men; Jack Black and Kyle Gass and is the first ever festival of comedy, music and musical comedy acts.  This epic festival will take place on October 19th at the Santa Monica Pier close to Los Angeles.

Jack Black said about the show, " “I guess it’s the same reason people climb Mount Everest. “The answer is, because it was there. You know what was there? An empty hole, waiting to be filled with comedy rock.”

There are a total of 25 artists set to perform including Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro , Garfunkel & Oats and the Gregory Brothers and rare festival performers like Eric Idle and Adam Sandler.

Also to be included at the festival is Mr. Show Experience, whose founders, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, who really put Black and Gass on the map.

Adam Sandler is on the bill "as a favor", says Black.

Black has in his mind that Festival Supreme will be a Los Angeles-only event, for now because he says "That's where all the comedians are anyway."  Eventually, if there's enough interest and talent, there could be worldwide shows.

See below for the full lineup:

Tenacious D
Zach Galifianakis
Tim and Eric
The Mr. Show Experience
The Mighty Boosh
Sarah Silverman
Adam Sandler
The Gregory Brothers
Fred Armisen
Tig Notaro
Hannibal Buress
Eric Idle
Princess (Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum)
Will Forte
Demetri Martin
Dynasty Handbag
Reggie Watts
Beardyman
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious
Garfunkel & Oates
Neil Hamburger Band
The Abe Lincoln Story
Nancy and Beth (Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Front and Center: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez has certainly been the talk of the town lately.  As everyone already knows, she's very on and off again with a certain young hooligan named Justin Bieber.  I think it's on again this week, yes?  Apparently it is also big news this week that she turned 21.  This week she also unceremoniously exited a live interview with WGN's morning news when Dean Richards asked about her train wreck of a boyfriend.   If her personal life isn't enough she's starring in an edgy, R-rated drama called "Spring Breakers," and this month the former teen queen is set to release her fourth studio album and rehearsing for her first arena tour. Whew!  That's a lot.

This new album to be released is named "Stars Dance" and there are huge expectations for this album Gomez had three Top 10 debuts from her previous albums.  Her first single release in April, "Come and Get It" became her first single to reach the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Beyonce even tweeted that she was a big fan of that song.  The next single on the album that was released in June, "Slow Down".  Gomez said she drew inspiration for this album from some of her famous friends like Britney Spears and Taylor Swift.  She is trying hard to shake her little girl Disney character image as hard as she can.

Ms. Selena Gomez has a 64-date tour lined up and ready to go and has many meet and greet opportunities available for eager fans.


EventVenueDate/Time
Selena GomezRogers Arena (formerly General Motors Place)
Vancouver, Canada
Wednesday
8/14/2013
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Selena Gomez, Emblem3 & Christina GrimmieEnmax Centre
Lethbridge, Canada
Friday
8/16/2013
8:00 PM
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Selena GomezRexall Place
Edmonton, Canada
Saturday
8/17/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezCredit Union Centre - Saskatchewan Place
Saskatoon, Canada
Sunday
8/18/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezMTS Centre
Winnipeg, Canada
Monday
8/19/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezCanadian Tire Centre (formerly Scotiabank Place)
Ottawa, Canada
Thursday
8/22/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezCentre Bell
Montreal, Canada
Friday
8/23/2013
7:30 PM
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Selena GomezAir Canada Centre
Toronto, Canada
Saturday
8/24/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezCampo Pequeno
Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday
9/11/2013
9:00 PM
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Selena GomezPatriot Center
Fairfax, VA
Thursday
10/10/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezPetersen Events Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Friday
10/11/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezTD Garden (Fleet Center)
Boston, MA
Saturday
10/12/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezFirst Niagara Center (formerly HSBC Arena)
Buffalo, NY
Tuesday
10/15/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezBarclays Center
Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday
10/16/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezWells Fargo Center - PA
Philadelphia, PA
Friday
10/18/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezMohegan Sun Arena - CT
Uncasville, CT
Saturday
10/19/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezPrudential Center
Newark, NJ
Sunday
10/20/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezGiant Center
Hershey, PA
Tuesday
10/22/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezKFC Yum! Center
Louisville, KY
Wednesday
10/23/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezBridgestone Arena (Formerly Sommet Center)
Nashville, TN
Friday
10/25/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezPhilips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
10/26/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezTime Warner Cable Arena (formerly Charlotte Bobcats Arena)
Charlotte, NC
Sunday
10/27/2013
7:30 PM
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Selena GomezBB&T Center (Formerly BankAtlantic Center)
Sunrise, FL
Tuesday
10/29/2013
7:30 PM
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Selena GomezTampa Bay Times Forum
Tampa, FL
Wednesday
10/30/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezAT&T Center
San Antonio, TX
Friday
11/1/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezToyota Center - TX
Houston, TX
Saturday
11/2/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezAmerican Airlines Center
Dallas, TX
Sunday
11/3/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezUS Airways Center
Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday
11/5/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezStaples Center
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday
11/6/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezValley View Casino Center (Formerly San Diego Sports Arena)
San Diego, CA
Friday
11/8/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezMandalay Bay - Events Center
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday
11/9/2013
7:30 PM
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Selena GomezSAP Center (formerly HP Pavilion)
San Jose, CA
Sunday
11/10/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezKey Arena
Seattle, WA
Tuesday
11/12/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezEnergySolutions Arena (formerly The Delta Center)
Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday
11/14/2013
8:00 PM
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Selena Gomez1stBank Center (formerly the Broomfield Event Center)
Broomfield, CO
Saturday
11/16/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezSprint Center
Kansas City, MO
Sunday
11/17/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezBankers Life Fieldhouse (Formerly Conseco Fieldhouse)
Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday
11/19/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezTarget Center
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday
11/21/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezAllstate Arena
Rosemont, IL
Friday
11/22/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezNationwide Arena
Columbus, OH
Saturday
11/23/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezPalace Of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, MI
Tuesday
11/26/2013
7:00 PM
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Selena GomezChaifetz Arena
Saint Louis, MO
Wednesday
11/27/2013
7:00 PM
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