Sting and Paul Simon Kick Off Joint Concert Tour

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Back in November 2013, both Sting and Paul Simon announced they will be embarking on a joint tour beginning in February, 2014. The tour will start out at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will continue through February and March with a total of twenty tour dates. They will appear at the Madison Square Garden in New York for two nights on March 3 and 4th. The tour will take them to a few large cities in Canada; Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

The Sting and Paul Simon concert tour is dubbed ‘Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together’ and fans are eagerly waiting this much anticipated concert.

Sting’s most recent album, his eleventh, ‘The Last Ship‘, is also a musical which will open in June of 2014 in Chicago. The musical is a story about the demise of the shipbuilding industry in the eighties Newcastle.

Paul Simon, the second half of the original duo, Simon & Garfunkel, is one of the most highly acclaimed musicians in the industry. His last album, ‘So Beautiful or So What’ released April 8, 2011, was his highest debut album on the charts, selling over 68,000 copies in the first week and debut at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

The pair played together at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit back in May of 2013 and at that time found that they were pretty interesting on stage together, and at that point considered a joint tour.

Make sure to secure your tickets early for the best seats available.

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Justin Timberlake Adds Dates to “20/20 Experience” Tour

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The very busy Justin Timberlake has just announced 16 extra tour dates added to his popular “20/20 Experience” tour. Concert dates for the tour now extend into mid August 2014. Notably, an extra concert has been added to the Madison Square Garden visit on February 20th in NY. Find his new concert schedule below.

Tickets for JT’s newly added concerts officially went on sale on November 18th.

Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Thursday February 20, 2014 8:00pm

Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC
Saturday July 12, 2014 8:00pm

Baltimore Arena – Baltimore, MD
Monday July 14, 2014 8:00pm

Times Union Center – Albany, NY
Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:00pm

Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Friday July 18, 2014 8:00pm

TD Garden (Fleet Center) – Boston, MA
Saturday July 19, 2014 8:00pm

Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
Tuesday July 22, 2014 8:00pm

Centre Bell – Montreal, QC
Friday July 25, 2014 8:00pm

Centre Bell – Montreal, QC
Saturday July 26, 2014 8:00pm

Palace Of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
Monday July 28, 2014 8:00pm

Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:00pm

New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA
Sunday August 3, 2014 8:00pm

AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:00pm

MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Friday August 8, 2014 8:00pm

SAP Center – San Jose, CA
Monday August 11, 2014 8:00pm

Harlem Globetrotters On The Road Again

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Well, it’s almost that time of year again for the talented acrobatic basketball troupe, the Harlem Globetrotters to begin their annual global tour. News is that Herschend Family Entertainment, which is a private group, has agreed to purchase the troupe from the Shamrock Capital Advisors.

The Globetrotters were founded in 1926 and at that time were known as the Savoy Big Five. The team employed different novelty acts like One-armed Boid Buie and Showboat (Robert Hall) and on occasion defeated some professional teams in exhibition games. Among the five honored players that have retired their numbers are Wilt Chamberlain #13, Marques Haynes #20, Meadowlark Lemon #36, Reece “Goose” Tatum #50 and the most recent member is Fred “Curly” Neal #22. on Feb. 15, 2008.

This year’s Globetrotters team roster includes players like Ant, who was the first pick; Big Easy, who shares his nickname with his home town of New Orleans; Bones, who started playing at age 11, Buckets, who’s from a family of 9 brothers and sisters; Bull, who collects tube socks; Cheese, who captained both his high school and college team; Dizzy, who went to his first Harlem Globetrotters game at age eight and went home and started practicing; Firefly, who led his college team through an NCAA tourney; Flight Time, who was in the top four of the TV reality show ‘Amazing Race’; and Moose who is a rookie, just to mention a few.

The Harlem Globetrotters season will be kicking off on December 26, 2013 in Columbus, OH. One of the featured cities will include two appearances in Los Angeles, CA on February 16, 2014. The shows in LA will be at 12:45pm and 5:45pm. Having more than one traveling team, they are able to perform more than 400 live events each year. They will appear in cities all over the United States and a few cities in Canada throughout the months of December, January, February, March and April ending on April 13, 2014 at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, ON and one at the AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, MN.

Ibiza Closing Parties

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The clubbing season may be coming to an end but there are still a few gems to look forward to. Here Catherine from Direct Travel takes you through what’s left to do in Ibiza.

Pop Stars & EsPuma Closing Party, Amnesia – 14 September
With space from 7,000 clubbers this party is sure to be massive. Here you will find host Brian Cross and a great selection of talent from both the pop and electronic world. In addition to Brain Cross on The Terrace you will find INNA, Dj Nano, Albert Neve, Lorena de Tena, Manuel Moore and Marien Novi. In the Main Room you’ll find the infamous Espuma foam party along with what promises to be a really exceptional set from Les Schmitz and Caal Smile. This foamy musical spectacular encapsulates everything that you could want from an Ibiza closing party.

We Love Closing Party, Space – 29 September
Fresh from his superb DJ set at Bestival Fatboy Slim returns to the island to drop some hot beats at Space. Also to look forward to at Space on 29th are sets by this season’s resident DJs Ryan O Gorman and Jem Haynes.
Check out Discoteca which welcomes live performances from Machinedrum and Simian Mobile Disco who join the already solid line up which includes Marc Roberts James Zabiela, Blawan, Paul Woolford and Agoria.

Wisdom of the Glove Closing Party, Pacha – 02 October
This night is new to Ibiza this season but has proved a hit because the beats are so hip. This season’s closing party is sure to be a massive climax to this night. The promoters have managed to wrangle Guy Gerber who will deliver some lovely songs.

F*** Me I’m Famous , Pacha – 03 October
This Thursday night party has been one of the most popular parties this season. David Guetta and his wife Cathy Guetta will be playing some songs. If you love club music this is definitely one of THE parties to try to go to. Be aware however that you need to be on the ball tickets as they normally sell out on the day. They are also some of the most expensive but for this night of heavy madness its definitely worth it.

Amnesia Closing Party, Amnesia – 05 October
Although this party starts on Saturday don’t be surprised to find yourself dancing your way into Sunday evening. Amnesia will be one of Ibiza’s biggest closing parties and really starts to kick off at 6AM. This will be absolutely mental. So far Marco Carola, Maceo Plex, Matthias Tanzmann, Steve Lawler, Eats Everything, Mar-T, Neverdogs, Cuartero, Les Schmitz and Caal Smile have all been announced.

Sankeys Closing Party, Sankeys – 08 October
The last major closing party of the season and perhaps to be expected Sankeys has decided to throw a really wacky party. This year they have decided to stage a world record attempt by hosting the world’s largest toga party ever recorded. The Roman theme ties in well with the associations of excess and hedonism which are sure to be present at this 24 electronic music marathon.

Rob Zombie Joins Korn in November

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Korn is currently on tour through September and October. Their last date is Oct. 12, 2013 at the Pearl Concert Theatre at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. They will then appear at the Freaker’s Ball in Grand Prairie on Oct. 25, 2013. Then beginning on Nov. 3, 2013, Rob Zombie will join Korn for their ‘Night of the Living Dreads’ tour which will cover much of the month of November. Seventeen dates are scheduled starting on Nov. 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort Amphitheatre in Reno, Nv. and ending Nov. 26, 2013 in Bethlehem, Pa.

The two bands are looking forward to the month long tour with Zombie saying “Some of the best times we’ve had on the road have been touring with Korn, so we’re thrilled to be doing it again!” Jonathan Davis from Korn says “We’ve had a lot of fun touring and playing with Rob Zombie over the years. It’s been a while and those shows were so much fun. We’re really excited about doing it again.”

Don’t miss seeing Korn and Rob Zombie live, so get your tickets today!

America’s Got Talent Leaves 6 Contestants Remaining

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Well, after watching the finale of America’s Got Talent Show on Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, 2013,  I think that America got it right! Actually, every performance at the finale was very good, which really made it hard to decide who to vote for. The remaining final six contestants were Forte, Taylor Williamson, Collins Key, Cami Bradley, Kinechi Ebina and Jimmy Rose. Forte, the opera trio, gave me goosebumps. Excellent performances from these three men who actually just met not long ago. Hilarious comedian Taylor Williamson just kept everyone laughing throughout the night by including the judges in his humor. Magician Collins Key was amazing, especially being just 17 years old, keeping the audience glued to his performance! Cami Bradley gave a stellar performance for both her songs taking an ordinary song like ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ and making it her own. Dancer/artist Kinechi Ebina was fantastic and has such original and unique talent. Jimmy Rose, the country singer, was the only performance that I really wasn’t thrilled with. I was surprised and disappointed that he was in the top three. I found that the other contestants had much better performances, but thats why there is a vote from all of America! In the end, Kinechi Ebina was the winner of $1 million and will prepare to headline his own show in Las Vegas. The other contestants placed as follows, with Taylor Williamson second, Jimmy Rose third, Forte fourth, Collins Key fifth and Cami Bradley sixth.

Jeff Dunham Takes ‘Disorderly Conduct’ Tour On The Road Again

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Beginning in October 2013 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, On. Canada, Jeff Dunham will be taking his Disorderly Conduct Tour on a United States and Canada excursion which will visit a total of about 56 cities through 2013 and 2014 ending on Mar. 30, 2014 in Sacramento at the Sleep Train Arena. The comedian/ventriloquist has been on tour with his Disorderly Conduct Tour off and on since November 2012 and continues his trek across North America. Besides being nominated for “Comedian of the Year”, he has won ‘Ventriloquist of the Year’ two times and Comedy Central has voted him ‘Top Comic’. Don’t miss out on seeing him with his friends Bubba J, Peanut, Achmed The Dead Terrorist, Walter and Jose Jalapeno. Click here for the complete Jeff Dunham tour schedule and a list of available show tickets.