They are the biggest name amongst the swell of folk-rock bands bursting into the mainstream these days, and they’re coming to a a venue near you.
English folk-rock darlings Mumford & Sons – winners of the 2013 Grammy for Album of the Year – announced an additional 18 North American concert dates beginning May 21 at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome. Other Canadian stops include Edmonton’s Rexall Place (May 22), and Holland Park in Surrey, B.C. (May 24). The new dates coincide with already-scheduled appearances at numerous live music festivals, such as Montreal’s Osheaga Festival and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee.
Citing “overwhelming demand” for her “Truth About Love” Tour, veteran pop singer Pink announced an extended North American tour schedule that includes dates in Vancouver and Toronto.
The new concert dates kick off on October 10 in Oakland, CA and conclude in Atlanta, GA on December 14. The six Canadian cities on the tour include Vancouver (Oct. 21), Edmonton (Oct. 23), Toronto (Nov. 30) and Montreal (Dec. 3). Pink tickets go on sale this weekend, with presales beginning today.
Tickets are expected to sell out fast, with reviews of the singer’s earlier concerts this year praising her show’s aerial stunts and Pink’s characteristically raw and powerful vocals. Pink is riding high these days, having released her latest album The Truth About Love last September and the chart-topping success of the single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”.
NHL fans tired of seeing the same divisional teams over and over again will likely welcome the latest plan to re-align the league’s 30 teams. The league’s Board of Governors approved the new 4-division format today and we will see the new divisions come into effect next season. Each team will play in all 30 cities at least once, so fans will get to see inter-conference play that was omitted from this season.
The new alignment will place 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 in the Western Conference. Post-season play will still include 16 teams, eight from each conference with wild-card provisions in place.
Throughout his sparkling UFC career, reigning welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre has been known as the genteel champ – nearly invincible inside the Octagon with an equally squeaky-clean record outside it. GSP’s record in the sport did all the talking for him.
Not any more.
The gauntlet was clearly laid down between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz in a heated and expletive-filled pre-fight conference call last week, as both fighters let fly with the trash talk. Goaded by Diaz’s comments that St-Pierre was pampered and coddled by the UFC, the usually-composed GSP went shot for shot over the phone with his opponent. While Nick Diaz probably wasn’t the most worthy fighter to get a welterweight title fight, it’s clear that St-Pierre has a personal score to settle with him after Diaz’s media no-shows derailed their last scheduled fight at UFC 137.
The fight card is already touted as being one of the best in recent memory, with other bouts featuring welterweights Carlos Condit against Johny Hendricks, as well as Jake Ellenberger taking on Nate Marquardt. However, fans will get to see something truly novel at UFC 158: an angry Georges St-Pierre setting foot into the Octagon come Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
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You can listen to the conference call yourself in all its uncensored glory here:
Riding the success of his hit single “Locked Out Of Heaven” and the release of his second album last December, Bruno Mars is going back on tour this summer. The Grammy-Award winning singer announced dates and cities for the Moonshine Jungle World Tour last week, which will see him perform in cities all over North America and Europe starting this June. Joining him on tour will be Ellie Goulding and Fitz & the Tantrums.
A full list of dates can be seen on the singer’s website. Canadian cities on the tour include Toronto (July 3, Molson Amphitheatre), Montreal (July 5, Bell Centre), Calgary (July 17, Scotiabank Saddledome), Edmonton (July 18, Rexall Place), and Vancouver (July 20, Rogers Arena).