Luke Holwerda Fallout Boy from last year's Phooson. One of the highlight's of last year's concert season undoubtedly was the superstar-studded Phooson put on by 104.7 KISS FM last December at Cricket Wireless Pavillion. (Relive the coverage by Martin Cizmar and Jonathan McNamara in all it ... More >>
Poison and Def Leppard at Cricket Wireless Pavilion After drawing some fire for making an unfavorable comparison between Green Day and Poison in my review of last Saturday's show at U.S. Airways Center, I saw a rare chance to subject one of my statements to some scrutiny this Saturday as Pois ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaBret Michaels was the star of the show at Cricket Pavilion Saturday night.In the messy science of music criticism it's not often a writer gets to test his hypotheses as directly as he'd like. After drawing some fire for making an unfavorable comparison between Green Day and Poison in ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaLil Wayne on stage at Cricket Wireless PavilionLil Wayne and his entourage fired up Cricket Wireless Pavilion with pyrotechnics, giant screens and all the hot dance moves they could Flash for the "America's Most Wanted Tour" on Wednesday. Check out shots from the show in our Lil ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons The über-moody Trent Reznor. Nine Inch Nails will supposedly be making their final appearance in the Valley for the foreseeable future on Friday, May 15, at Cricket Wireless Pavillion. I say "supposedly" because of the following: A). The date hasn't been confirmed by the ve ... More >>
Gwen Stefani is reuniting with her backing band. Kidding! Seriously, folks, No Doubt announced a summer tour today, stopping in Phoenix's Cricket Wireless Pavilion on Saturday, May 23. Paramore and The Sounds join them. Tickets go on sale next Saturday at noon here.
Jimmy Buffett is coming to Cricket Wireless Pavilion on May 14 as part of the inimitably named "Summerzcool Tour." Tickets go on sale next Monday at livenation.com. Expect lots of hats like those pictured above.
It's not even Christmas, but we have our first piece of big summer concert news today: Dave Matthews Band is coming to Cricket Wireless Pavilion on May 6.Yes, it's time for "Dave" again, already.DMB's first studio record in four years (oddly produced by Rob Cavallo of Green Day and My Chemical Roman ... More >>
She's not yet old enough to drink, but there's no doubt Rihanna's the biggest star at Cricket tonight. Her set has been incredibly mature and she's got a confidence most performers never develop. On the ballads and the bangers she's sounded great. "S.O.S" was fun and she's currently killing "Umbrell ... More >>
So, if there's one thing I thought Phooson, tonight's popped up show at Cricket was missing, it was some B-list hosting talent. Luckily, Johnjay and Rich are bringing in the big guns: Paul Abdul. The American Idol hostess will join the disc jocks on stage at Cricket Pavillion to introduce Rihanna, F ... More >>
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