PHOENIX, AZ: 2 AMC. Some of the elders still remember the Beforetimes. They claim not to, especially to the guards, but I see it in their faces when they're alone together. They remember life before Miley Cyrus came to Phoenix. When they're alone--after work and before the Two Minute Sext--I watch ... More >>
The venue intermittently known as Desert Sky Pavilion has seen a number of sponsors come and go since opening more than 20 years ago, so let's hope this one sticks: Out with Cricket and Blockbuster and Ashley Furniture HomeStore, in with Ak-Chin Pavilion, named for and sponsored by the Ak-Chin India ... More >>
IDENTITY FESTIVAL @ ASHLEY HOMESTORE PAVILION | 8/19/12See also: Live Nation Looks to Cash In on EDM Rage with Identity Festival See also: Paul van Dyk on Why He Dissed Madonna, His Quest for the Perfect Track, and the Growth of EDM in America See also: Luke Romero on The Psychology of Club Nights, ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
It's estimated that around 345,000 EDM fanatics packed the recent Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas a few weekends ago, which was 100,000 more than attended the year prior. It's an impressive figure to be sure, dwarfed only by an even bigger number: The millions of disappointed souls who didn't ... More >>
See also: Ace Frehley on KISS and His New Memoir, No Regrets You guys like guitars? How about makeup? Well, KISS and Mötley Crüe are coming to town. The "summer's biggest, baddest rock tour" (their words, not ours) is headed to Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (I feel like Gene Simmons has g ... More >>
Looks like the Coachella runoff just keeps on...uh...running off. Florence and the Machine, scheduled to play the Indio Festival on Sunday April 15 and 22, is making a side trip over to Comerica Theatre on Friday, April 20. 2011 was big for singer Florence Welsh -- her sophomore album, Ceremonia ... More >>
If you were waiting to hear the members of Foreigner play "Waiting For A Girl Like You" unplugged, get ready for some disappointing news. The '80s rock legends have canceled their upcoming "Acoustique" gig at Comerica Theatre.Live Nation sent out an e-mail blast yesterday afternoon stating that F ... More >>
UPDATE: The show has been rescheduled for Friday, December, 9.Yesterday we brought the news that the ever-busy Maynard James Keenan was bringing his art-rock/comedy troupe Puscifer to Phoenix on Friday, December 9, with the venue TBA. Today, we can confirm that Puscifer is scheduled to perform at ... More >>
Maynard James Keenan doesn't seem to like down time. When not working with prog rock giants Tool, he performs in the arty A Perfect Circle, and when not keeping busy with either of those bands, he makes wine here in Arizona, and has a major role in the upcoming existentialist country comedy, Quee ... More >>
Danny Zelisko's name should be a familiar one to Valley music fans. The promoter has been putting on shows in Arizona since 1974, and hosts The Regular Radio Guy program on 93.3 KDKB every Sunday night. Zelisko announced the end of his relationship with Live Nation and his production compa ... More >>
The 20-year-old outdoor amphitheater on the west side of Phoenix which switched its name from Desert Sky Pavilion to Cricket Wireless Pavilion a few years ago is now back to square one.This is no victory over corporate America. The low-cost cell provider's naming rights recently expired ... More >>
Phoenix's biggest theater has a new name.Live Nation, the concert promoter who owns the building at 400 West Washington Street formerly known as Dodge Theatre, issued a press release today saying we are henceforth to refer to the 5,000 seat venue as Comerica Theatre.In keeping with longstanding P ... More >>
Montgomery Gentry won't be making their way to Phoenix this month.Country music fans might just wind up crying a tear in their collective beers after hearing this particular bit of news: The Country Throwdown Tour has called off its stop at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion on June 18. Accordi ... More >>
The boys from All Time Low: Insert your own gay jokes here.Here's both some good and bad news to start your day. First, the bad news: The folks over at Live Nation have announced that the Bamboozle Roadshow, the pop punk-laden summertime touring festival, won't be making a stop at the Cricket Wi ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaSaid in a thick Southern accent: "Aw yeah boys, we'z playing dem big houses now. Howzabout that, fellas? Yeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaw!"A lot of people bag on Kings of Leon for being wanna-be arena rockers. Yet the "arena rock" tag was never literally true -- not in this country at least. Wh ... More >>
The just announced approval of the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger across the pond does not bode well for any American plansIn a move that many feared would happen, British regulators approved a merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, the number one and two biggest ticket selling agencies in the ... More >>
Motion City Soundtrack are scheduled to perform on January 15 at Dodge Theatre.Weezer's upcoming gig at Dodge Theatre in January keeps getting better and better. The cats at Live Nation sent out an e-mail blast late yesterday trumpeting that Minnesota power-pop band Motion City Soundtrack and NY ... More >>
Wanna talk about a band that's rough on its fans: AC/DC has canceled the previously postponed Phoenix show nearly two months after putting it off because their sissy singer "needed some rest." Now, due to "scheduling conflicts," the Black Ice Tour has gone from "on ice" to dead.Refunds are avail ... More >>
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 >>
Phoenix-based shock rock icon Alice Cooper has scheduled his ninth annual holiday show, Christmas Pudding. The Christmas-themed variety show is a blend of comedy, music, and dance and will take place on Friday, December 18 at Dodge Theatre.This year's acts has a heavily hair-metal bent. Besides A ... More >>
Live Nation says it's 2-for-1 ticket deal is a hit, and will expand it. "After seeing sales increase by 300% over the previous weeks' promotions, with fans saving more than $350,000, Live Nation announced today that fan response has been so positive, the company's popular 2-for-1 concert ticket ... More >>
Live Nation wants to help you save money in this trying economy. The concert promoter will eliminate its service fees on more than five million lawn seats and hundreds of concerts throughout North America beginning Wednesday, June 3 for a 24 hour event.No Service Fee Wednesdays will kick off June 3, ... More >>
Tomorrow is Live Nation Southwest Chairman Danny Zelisko's 35th anniversary as a show promoter, and we'd like to extend a hearty congratulations. That's right, Zelisko booked his first show on June 2, 1974, bringing Englishman John McLaughlin's jazz-rock fusion group Mahavishnu Orchestra to Tucson ... More >>
Right now, if you were to amble over to Live Nation's No Doubt page you'd see that lawn tickets for Gwen Stefani's band's show at Cricket Wireless Pavilion are $25. Not tomorrow. In a promotional effort tied to tax day they'll be a more modest $15. For the band that brought you "Spiderwebs," "Hey Ba ... More >>
Last week I told you about a story in the Wall Street Journal about Artist approved scalping. Well over the weekend Trent Reznor of NIN posted in the NIN forum on his website a long explanation of the current situation from the perspective of some one in the middle of it. His explanation is br ... More >>
Now that the chill of winter is starting to subside (temps are supposed to get into the high 70s) you've got little excuse to stay cooped up inside your domicile this weekend. Why not book it to the ongoing Renaissance Festival, or perhaps take a splendid moonlight hike? Better yet, spend your wee ... More >>
As our blogger Yvonne Zusel noted a couple days ago, there's plenty of things to see and do in the Valley this weekend that have absolutely nothing to do with the hoopla surrounding the 2009 NBA All-Star Game. And here's the proof to back up said statement: our regular weekly round-up of all the no ... More >>
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.
One last big concert announcement for the week: Flight of the Conchords will be at Dodge Theatre on May 19. The joke folk duo from New Zealand's new season on HBO just started, so expect a few new songs from that. Tickets are $38.50 and availible through www.livenation.com.
Greeley Estates is scheduled to perform on Saturday at the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. We've got some mighty big plans this upcoming weekend. On Friday, we're gonna be stopping by the Marquee Theatre in Tempe to witness the return of SoCal metal-punk legends Snot, followed by a jaunt over to My ... More >>
So we still haven't got any sort of press release on this, but eagle-eyed Clubs Editor Benjamin Leatherman spotted this listing for Fleetwood Mac on LiveNation.com. According to the info there (which may get taken down, for all we know) the Mac in back in Glendale on May 24. Tickets for the Fleetwoo ... More >>
It's probably an oddity that Columbus, Ohio had a reputation for producing quality country music for so long, but that's what spawning Dwight Yoakam does for you. But whatever country cred the giant-Applebee's-of-a-city had through Yoakam was quickly squandered in 2004 when Rascal Flatts' "Mayberry" ... More >>
The Internet age has finally done what Eddie Vedder couldn't: Break Ticketmaster's stranglehold on concert ticket sales.Starting now, tickets to Dodge Theatre will be available only through Livenation.com. Sarita Ray, public relations coordinator, says Cricket Wireless Pavillion, the mega-promoter's ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to Declare Friday "Arizona Cardinals Day" St ... More >>
So, announced earlier through a brief post that went up while we were still at the U.S. Airways Center, Billy Joel and Elton John are coming to town on March 26. It's the latest iteration of a tour Billboard labeled the most successful pairing of all time, and should be a fun night of music. Really ... More >>
So we Phoenix media types have been summoned to the U.S. Airways Center Thursday for "a major 2009 concert announcement" at 11:30 a.m. And oh what a press conference it will be, with free lunch and entertainment by The Big Bang as well as the Phoenix Suns dance team and their Gorilla mascot.This mor ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar I sure would hate to be a bartender at the Chandler TGI Friday’s tonight: The Backstreet Boys show at Dodge Theatre this evening has been canceled – CANCELED – at the last minute. Due to illness. “The Backstreet Boys and Live Nation sincerely apologize for any inconvenienc ... More >>
Here are two big shows that were just announced this week.
Here’s a handful of upcoming shows that were recently announced.
If you're hankering for some hard rock but haven't had the dough to check out Cruefest this Thursday, July 31 at Cricket Wireless Pavilion, take heed: you can purchase lawn seats for $10 a piece. The catch is, these tickets are only available today (Monday, July 28). Visit Future Shock: Beck, Ani DiFranco, EdgeFest 2008, and more
Here are a handful of concerts that were just announced this week.
Here are some of the concerts that were announced this week.
This week was a like a rock-revival for concert announcements -- acts that haven’t toured in forever are loading up the buses and making their way into the Valley. But as you’ll see, some newer, underground acts will be breaking in the stages here as well.