Taylor Swift Tours for Speak Now

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Last week, Taylor Swift announced the dates for the North American leg of her Speak Now World Tour set for 2011. The venues are still being confirmed for what will be a forty-two city tour.

Speak Now will kick off with two nights in Omaha, NE on May 27 and 28. Swift will play four Canadian cities, including Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver, before closing out the tour in Arlington, TX on October 8.

The country starlet will be touring in support of her newest chart-topping album, Speak Now, which was released in October. Speak Now is Swift’s third Continue reading

New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys Expand Tour

NKOTBSB Performing at the American Music Awards

On the heels of a hot debut performance together at the American Music Awards, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys have added nearly twenty dates to their upcoming 2011 tour.

The double act will now play in three Canadian cities, as well as nineteen U.S. cities through July.

For a look at the new tour dates, check the listings below. Remember to get your NKOTBSB tickets at ShowTimeTickets.com, where we are never sold out!

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Grey Cup Rematch: Alouettes vs Roughrider

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Damon Duval

On Sunday, the 98th Grey Cup will be played between two of the CFL’s biggest powerhouses. The Montreal Alouettes (12-6) will take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-8). The game kicks off at 6pm ET at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
The Alouettes, led by their quarterback and three time CFL Most Outstanding Player,  Anthony Calvillo, have maintained a dominating presence in the CFL. They have appeared in eight Grey Cups over the past 11 years. Meanwhile, the Roughriders are often referred to as “Canada’s Team,” because of their diehard fans that seem to be spread all across Canada.
Last year’s unforgettable Grey Cup was contested by these same two teams. Continue reading

Keith Urban Gets Closer in 2011

Keith Urban

Three-time Grammy Award winner, Keith Urban, has announced his tour dates for 2011.

The Get Closer 2011 World Tour will kick off in Mobile, AL on June 16th. Urban will play over forty U.S. cities, before closing out the U.S. leg of the tour in Minneapolis, MN on October 15th.

Urban will be touring in support of his sixth album, Get Closer, which was just released this month. He seems excited about hitting the road again. From his official website, Urban says, “I’m bringing the big boom box and an arsenal of Continue reading

MLS Cup: FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids

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MLS Cup Trophy

This year’s MLS Cup to be held in Toronto will be full of surprises, but the weather is not one of them.

For mid-November in Toronto a couple of degrees above 0 is not something to complain about, but for many players competing in Sunday’s MLS Cup, the weather will bring a shock to their system.

By the time the game kicks off at 8:30pm, the temperature should be far below the daily high of 8, but the FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids players have far more important things on their mind.

“I mean it’s the championship,” said Dallas player Atiba Harris originally from St. Kitts and Nevis. “I don’t think the cold weather’s going to bother us, especially when we’re competing in the most important game of FC Dallas history.” Dallas is led by the MLS Most Valuable Player, David Ferreira. Continue reading

Brian Wilson Re-imagines Gershwin

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Iconic songwriter, Brian Wilson, is set to play his first cross-Canada tour next summer in support of his newest album, Brian Wilson Re-imagines Gershwin.

The tour gets started in Kitchener, ON on June 16. Wilson will perform two weeks in Canada, closing out the tour at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on June 28.

Wilson gained fame for his time with the Beach Boys, but that isn’t where his musical pursuits ended. He has had continued success Continue reading

Canucks vs Blackhawks Rivalry Continues

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Saturday, the Vancouver Canucks return from a five game road trip to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks kicked off their Western Road trip with a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers and will be facing off against the Calgary Flames this evening.

The Blackhawks’ team that the Canucks will face on Saturday has experienced significant reshuffling since last year. Almost half their team were not on the roster for last year’s win. Salary cap limitations forced the loss of impact players such as big man Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, and goal tender Antti Niemi. Continue reading

Robert Plant on Band of Joy Tour

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Famed Led Zeppelin front-man, Robert Plant, revealed the tour dates for the second leg of his Band of Joy North American tour this week.

The tour kicks off on January 18th in Asheville, NC, and ends with two nights at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN on February 8th and 9th. Plant will also play one show in Toronto on January 22nd. The North Mississippi Allstars will offer support as opening act for all dates.

Band of Joy is Plant’s most recent musical collaboration. Along with Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Byron House, and Marco Giovino, Plant created a folksy album sampling songs mostly from the sixties, Continue reading

Kid Rock Announces Born Free Tour

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Yesterday, Kid Rock announced the first round of dates for his Born Free Tour, which will take him to cities all over the U.S. in 2011.

According to his official website, Kid Rock will kick off the tour with a huge party of a show at the Detroit Lions’ Ford Field on January 15th, honoring his 40th birthday.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of Kid Rock’s new release, Born Free. For fans who can’t wait until January to hear Kid Rock perform his new tunes, you can see him perform the album’s title track, Continue reading

Leafs Break 8 Game Loosing Streak

giguereFinally, the Toronto Maple Leafs 8 game loosing streak has come to a close! They were able to pull off a 5 to 4 win over the Nashville Predators last night with exceptional second period play.

Turnovers in the first period and early in the second put the Maple Leafs behind 4 to 1, but undisciplined play by the Predators gave the Maple Leafs a 5 on 3 player advantage which resulted in two goals by Kris Versteeg 10 seconds apart. Excited by the 1 goal deficit, the Maple Leafs rallied and with goals by Mikail Grabowski and Nikolai Kulemin, and were able to gain the lead Continue reading