Kate Nash Tours for Second Album

Kate Nash

British singer/songwriter, Kate Nash is touring North America later this year in support of her newest effort, My Best Friend is You.

Nash had a number one album with her debut, Made of Bricks. She topped the charts with the hit song, “Foundations,” and won the BRIT award, “Best Female Artist,” in 2008.

The North American leg of Nash’s tour gets started at House of Blues in San Diego on October 27, and closes out at Wellmont Theatre in New Jersey on November 20. Nash will also be making stops in Vancouver and Toronto in November.

For Kate Nash tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or ShowTimeTickets.com, where we are never sold out! For tour dates, check the listings below. Continue reading

Andre Rieu Celebrates Music

Andre Rieu

World renowned violinist, Andre Rieu, will be touring in North America later this year. He will perform in twelve cities this winter, including Vancouver and Toronto in December.

According to Andre Rieu, music is his life. Since the first waltz he ever played, he realized that he wanted to make classical music more accessible to the public, and has spent the last twenty years doing just that.

Speaking about the upcoming tour on his website, Rieu is quoted as saying, “Music is the most wonderful thing in the world… I want to Continue reading

Brad Paisley on H20 World Tour

Brad Paisley

Country music star, Brad Paisley, is currently touring North America. His eighth studio album, American Saturday Night, has produced three number one singles, “Then,” “Welcome to the Future,” and “American Saturday Night.”

The H20 World Tour will open with Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish, and Justin Moore, singer of the hit song “Small Town USA.”

The tour has over fifteen stops remaining, including four Canadian Continue reading

K’naan Tours Through October

K'naan

Toronto based hip-hop artist, K’naan, extended his 2010 tour schedule recently to include dates throughout the U.S. in fall.

K’naan has had global success with the single, “Wavin’ Flag,” from the 2009 album, Troubadour. The song was chosen as the 2010 World Cup anthem, and has since topped the charts in more than ten countries.

In the spring of this year, K’naan teamed up with Wale for a co-headlining tour which took them to cities along the U.S. East coast.

The new dates kick off in Philadelphia on October 8 and close out in Seattle on October 30. For K’naan tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or ShowTimeTickets.com, where we are never sold out! Continue reading

Lady Gaga Rules Twitter

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga became the reigning “Queen of Twitter” over the weekend, taking the lead as most-followed from Britney Spears. Gaga tweeted a video thank you to her over 5.7 million followers  from backstage at her concert in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday. Watch her video via Youtube here.

Don’t miss your chance to see Lady Gaga live, as she continues on her Monster Ball Tour through April 2011. Get your Lady Gaga tickets from ShowTimeTickets.com, where we are never sold out!

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

The Arcade Fire

Montreal based indie favorite, Arcade Fire, released their third studio album, The Suburbs, earlier this month with positive reception from both reviewers as well as their anticipatory fan base. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, and has rivaled Eminem for the top spot in the last week.

Arcade Fire have been promoting The Suburbs all summer, playing major festivals all over. The group currently have over twenty-five dates scheduled worldwide, including four shows in Canada. They will also be headlining the upcoming Reading Festival and Leeds Festival Continue reading

Toronto FC defeats Cruz Azul 2 to 1


Toronto FC player, Martin Saric, heads the ball past the Cruz Azul goalkeeper
Toronto FC player, Martin Saric, heads the ball past the Cruz Azul goalkeeper

“We were ready to go, we were ready to compete, we were ready to press them,” Toronto FC coach Preki said of his team’s quick start at last night’s game.

Compete is exactly what Toronto FC did yesterday evening at BMO Field. The Reds came out strong, scoring their first goal just 3 minutes into the game off of a header in the penalty box by Martin Saric. It took until the second half for five time CONCACAF Champions, Cruz Azul, to realize what had hit them.

Not many people were expecting the Reds to be ahead 2-0 going into the second half. Continue reading

Broken Social Scene Tours in Fall

Broken Social Scene

Toronto-based indie group, Broken Social Scene, released a new album called Forgiveness Rock Record earlier this year, and have been on tour in promotion of the album since May. They will return to North America this fall to perform over thirty dates across the U.S. and Canada.

Headed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, this is the first album from Broken Social Scene in five years. Although the band size has slimmed down over the years, in true Broken Social Scene fashion, the tour will feature a series of guests. Among them are Continue reading

History of the Winter Classic

Jose Theodore at the first Heritage Classic in 2003
Jose Theodore at the first Heritage Classic in 2003

With the Winter Classic tickets now on sale, and the unveiling of the new Calgary Flames jerseys for the game, many people may be wondering, how much history is there behind the Winter Classic? And where did these crazy hockey fans get the idea to ice over a football field to have almost 60,000 dedicated hockey fans stand out in the cold to watch their team play?

Well, the first outdoor game of this kind was the NHL Heritage Classic, held in 2003 when the Montreal Canadians played the Edmonton Oilers at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. The players and crowd of 57,167 people had to endure temperatures between -18C and -30C at the outdoor stadium. The game was almost canceled 30 minutes before game time due to concern over the temperature. It was so cold that Canadian’s goalie Jose Theodore wore a tuque over the top of his goalie mask.

The idea of playing an outdoor game originated from the Cold War series between U.S. College rivals Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Continue reading