She might share the title with Iggy Azalea, but Ariana Grande's "Problem" is almost undoubtedly the song of the summer. The Florida prep school grad's collaboration with Iggy has been on every club's playlist since it dropped earlier this year, and unlike seemingly every other tour featuring artists ... More >>
One Direction is probably coming to Phoenix at some point in 2014. I've been following an account called @1DNeedstheheat for the better part of the year, which is how I know, but Live Nation has officially begun teasing the boy band event of 2014, and pretty soon you're going to hear about it whethe ... More >>
Sound Wave Music Festival & Red Bull Thre3style Massive: Calvin Harris, Z-Trip, Switch, Adventure Club, Crizzly, and Others at Big Surf | 9/29/12 The third time was most definitely the charm for the Sound Wave Music Festival. The inaugural edition of the electronic dance music massive back in April ... More >>
See also: Identity Festival at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 8/19/12 See 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 Psycho ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj is bringing her "Pink Friday" tour to Phoenix on Tuesday, August 7, at Comerica Theatre. The 14-date North American tour finds her skipping some pretty big cities (L.A. and Philadelphia get radio shows) on her first headlining tour, but returning to Phoenix after suppo ... More >>
Bummed out that Drake skipped Phoenix in favor of Tucson earlier this month? Well, be bummed no more: Everyone's favorite former-Degrassi star/current sexy music maven is returning to Arizona, planning a stop at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion on Thursday, May 10. Drake's latest, Take Care, e ... More >>
Of all the articles concerning Madonna's Half Time show/M.I.A.'s on air fingerbird (Finger-Gate 2: Electric Boogaloo), none was quite as hilarious as this one, from Vigilant Citizen, which alleged that the entire performance was an indicator of Madonna's allegiance to the Illuminati (you know, that ... More >>
So, the Radiohead thing felt pretty big, and Gun N' Roses was positively surreal. So try this one on for size: Van Halen, featuring David Lee Roth and the Van Halens: Eddie, Alex, and Wolfgang, are headed to US Airways Center on Saturday, June 16. That's right. Saturday night. With Van Halen. "Erup ... More >>
Maroon 5 has announced a concert at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion on September 17.There was some concern the band would skip Arizona on their current tour as some sort of political statement, but Maroon 5, along with Train, is now scheduled to come through the city's largest outdoor venue w ... More >>
The newly-named 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa: Is this the gold standard in shitty corporate-sponsored venue names?When it comes to corporate-sponsorship of venue names, Phoenix is blessed.Our basketball team plays in U.S. Airways Center, named for a successful local airline. Our hockey te ... More >>
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion: It really rolls of the tongue.The outdoor amphitheater previously known as Desert Sky Pavilion, Cricket Pavilion, and Desert Sky Pavilion again now has a new name. It's a doozie, too. How much are you going to love seeing shows at the Ashley Furniture Ho ... More >>
The July 8 Lilith Fair tour stop scheduled for July 8 at Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix has been canceled. Live Nation's only statement on the matter is, "We apologize for any inconvenience." We've received no response from an inquiry about why directed at the promoter's publicist. Last ... More >>
Stand-up comedian Jim "Hot Pockets" Gaffigan isn't coming to Dodge Theatre on November 27, but tickets go on sale this morning at 10 a.m.Gaffigan's 2006 Comedy Central Special Beyond the Pale is certified Platinum, and his memorable stints on "My Boys" and "Law & Order: SVU," have raised his ... More >>
Less that three months remain until Vince McMahon brings his ginormous "Super Bowl of Wrestling" (a.k.a. Wrestlemania) to the Valley of the Sun in March, which is gonna be a major deal. In fact, the entire week before the big event happens at University of Phoenix Stadium will be filled with ... More >>
Slayer's Tom ArayaHair metal fans of the Valley, take note: The superstar-studded American Carnage Tour (which featured the '80s triple-threat of Slayer, Megadeth, and Testatment) has been postponed indefinitely. The concert was scheduled to take place on January 23 at Dodge Theatre, but has bee ... More >>
We can't decide who's cuterSome people love Joel McHale for his sarcastic commentary on E!'s weekly tabloid show, The Soup. Some think he's a great comedian and dramatic actor for his roles on NBC's Community and this year's The Informant! And others, like my mom and gaggle of female frien ... More >>
Remember that bus crash involving Rivers Cuomo? Turns out the Phoenix date is not, in fact, safe, as we were told at the time. The show has now been canceled on "doctor's orders." (Phoenix, AZ) - Due to the recent bus crash involving Rivers Cuomo, as per doctors orders, the Weezer show previousl ... More >>
Tool frontman and vino aficionado Maynard James Keenan's on-the-sly musical endeavor, Puscifer, is set to headline two nights at downtown Phoenix's Orpheum Theatre this December. Lucky for you, tickets are available this Friday, October 9, at 10 a.m. via Live Nation.Apparently, Keenan leaves behi ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Terminate All Joe Arpaio's 287(g) Power, Demands ACLU Joe Arpaio Apparently in Violation of ... More >>
Nickelback's ability to line-up high profile support is well-known -- just look at the above video. Ear Candy's Nate Anderson has proven he isn't far behind though, lining up an impressive array of stars to help the charity he founded, which funds music education programs for children. Now the two a ... More >>
As music editor Martin Cizmar mentioned in his post earlier today, the slate of concerts scheduled to go down from tonight until Sunday kinda pales in comparison to the overwhelming assortment of superstars who'll be in town next weekend. But while this weekend's line-up of major music and comedy e ... More >>
Local fans of The Killers have been waiting patiently for the band's upcoming gig at Dodge Theatre next month. It's been almost two years since The Killers last performed in the Valley, and local fans of the blockbuster post-punk band have been waiting oh-so patiently for their chance to see Brando ... More >>
The Venue of Scottsdale is gonna become a house of hyphy this Saturday, as the NoCal rap superstar E-40 (a.k.a. the "Ambassador of the Bay") will take over the joint. We're expecting plenty of slick rhymes from the "King of Slang," as well as the myriad local hip-hop artists that are also on the bil ... More >>
Wait, what? The Hold Steady, beloved hipster bar band, sharing a stage with unrepentant frat-rock douches Dave Matthews Band? It's happening in St. Louis, reports our sister paper, Riverfront Times. It's too late to call Live Nation, and the listing for Dave at Cricket Wireless doesn't say anything ... More >>
Ministry of Love is scheduled to perform Friday at PHiX Gallery. There's something of an indie/alt-rock bent to this weekend's slate of concerts, as numerous shoegazers, mop-toppers, and other shabby chic types will be performing around these parts sometime in the next 72 hours. For instance, Fr ... More >>
Limbeck is scheduled to perform tonight at the Chyro Arts Venue in Scottsdale. If I was an arrogant, self-centered kind of music journalist, I'd probably spend the next 400 or so words detailing all the cool-ass concerts I was planning to check out this weekend, dishing out details in between cleve ... More >>
DJ Deadmau5 is scheduled to spin tonight at Myst in Scottsdale. While we're sure most of you are gonna be heading out west to the Cricket Pavillion to check out tonight's mega-sized Phooson shindig, there's more than just that concert going on this weekend. Here's our weekly rundown of the weekend' ... More >>
Suicidal Tendencies, Yeasayer, Deerhunter, Dash Berlin, Mushroomhead, Times New Viking, Thanksgiving
Here’s a handful of concerts that were just announced.
Here are a handful of shows that were just announced this week.
Here’s a handful of shows that were just announced this week.
Avril Lavigne, scheduled to perform at Cricket Wireless Pavilion on Friday, May 2, is suffering from laryngitis and her concert has been canceled.
Just when you thought the ’80s nostalgia kick was over, promoters announce a ton of My Decade acts that are getting back on the bus, twenty years past their primes. Such throwback outings have been successful because, these days, nostalgia equates to relevance. But ‘80s popsters aren’t the onl ... More >>
There’s something for everyone in this week’s edition of Future Shock, whether you’re a classic rock fan, a goth rock fan, or an indie rock head. Read on to see which concerts have been announced this week.
A batch of bad-ass shows were just announced this week. Read on for the news.
If you tuned into MTV's Video Music Awards this year, you may have noticed one big thing: they sucked. Between Britney Spears' underwhelming performance (note to Brit: your career is over; you might as well pose for Playboy while your body is still somewhat nubile), Kanye West's temper tant ... More >>