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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Spotlight on Boxing

A host of highly anticipated new fights have been announced for this coming fall in the world of boxing.....

Fernando Vargas vs. Ricardo Mayorga at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 9/8 which also includes a very good undercard including Kermit Cintron vs. Jesse Feliciano for Cintron's IBF welterweight title and more.

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Jorge Barrios for Marquez's WBC junior lightweight title on 9/15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A great undercard of fights is also scheduled including Robert Guerrero vs. Rocky Juarez for Guerrero's IBF featherweight title; Kassim Ouma vs. Sergio Mora and more.

Jermain Taylor vs. Kelly Pavlik for Taylor's Ring/WBC/WBO middleweight title on 9/29 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera rematch on 10/6 at the Mandaly Bay in Las Vegas.

Oleg Maskaev vs. Samuel Peter for Maskaev's WBC heavyweight title on 10/6 in New York.

In addition some superfights are already on the horizon.....

Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton has pubicly challenged welterweight champion "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather to accept a fight with him this fall.

Multiple World Champion Legend "Golden Boy" Oscar De La Hoya has expressed interest in taking on British boxing sensation Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton sometime in the next year.

Hatton is also looking at possible fall matchups with WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, or former champion Shane Mosley.

42 year old legend Bernard Hopkins fresh off his recent victory over Winky Wright has begun to express interest in taking on WBO super middleweight champion undefeated welshman Joe Calzaghe.

With all of this action, who says boxing is in trouble? Be sure to ckeck our website www.ticketrequest.com/ for tickets to any of the above mentioned fights!

Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes!

We are pleased to announce that in the coming weeks we will be unveiling our first ever Monthly Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes! Keep your eye on this blog as we will be announcing the specific event that you can win a pair of tickets for. You will be able to either enter your name (1 entry per person) in the sweepstakes via our website www.ticketrequest.com or in person at our office (if you live locally). The winner will be announced on this blog at a date/time to be announced. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Van Halen reunion tour

The long anticipated/postponed Van Halen reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth appears to be coming to fruition. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are reportedly in the process of mapping a fall arena run. Billboard reports that arenas in several major markets are holding dates open for the potential Van Halen shows, and Melodicrock.com claims that the band is currently expected to hit the road in September.The group had announced earlier this year its plans for a summer tour with the reinstated Roth--along with new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, guitarist Eddie Van Halen's teenage son, who has replaced original bassist Michael Anthony--but that train got derailed in March when Eddie checked himself into a rehab facility. The guitarist has since emerged from the rehab stint, and has been photographed looking much healthier than he has in recent years. Be sure to check back here as we will be posting new developments as they happen.

Velvet Revolver/Alice in Chains tour dates

As previously noted, hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver and 90's rock icons Alice in Chains have teamed up for a summer/fall tour. The dates have beeen released and are noted below. Be sure to check our website www.ticketrequest.com for tickets as they become available.

8/5/2007 Baltimore MD US Pimlico Race Course
8/6/2007 Verona NY US Turning Stone Resort & Casino
8/8/2007 Sturgis SD US Buffalo Chip Campground
8/11/2007 Montreal QC US Bell Centre
8/12/2007 Toronto ON US Molson Amphitheatre
8/14/2007 Mansfield MA US Tweeter Center
8/16/2007 Darien NY US Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/17/2007 Holmdel NJ US PNC Bank Arts Center
8/18/2007 Wantagh NY US Nikon at Jones Beach
8/20/2007 Camden NJ US Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
8/21/2007 Uncasville CT US Mohegan Sun Arena
8/23/2007 Saratoga NY US Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/24/2007 Scranton PA US Toyota Pavilion
8/25/2007 Atlantic City NJ US Borgata Hotel and Casino
8/27/2007 Clarkston MI US DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/28/2007 Tinley Park IL US First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/29/2007 St. Paul MN US Xcel Energy Center
9/8/2007 Vancouver BC US Pacific Coliseum
9/11/2007 Santa Barbara CA US Santa Barbara Bowl
9/12/2007 Fresno CA US Selland Arena
9/14/2007 Concord CA US Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
9/15/2007 Marysville CA US Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/16/2007 Chula Vista CA US Coors Amphitheatre
9/18/2007 Phoenix AZ US Cricket Pavilion
9/20/2007 Irvine CA US Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/21/2007 Las Vegas NV US Mandalay Bay Events Center
9/22/2007 Tucson AZ US Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
9/24/2007 Englewood CO US Coors Amphitheatre
9/25/2007 Albuquerque NM US Journal Pavilion
9/27/2007 Dallas TX US Smirnoff Music Centre
9/28/2007 Spring TX US Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/2/2007 Pelham AL US Verizon Wireless Music Center
10/3/2007 Atlanta GA US HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
10/5/2007 Mobile AL US Bayfest
10/6/2007 Tampa FL US Ford Amphitheatre
10/7/2007 W. Palm Beach FL US Sound Advice Amphitheater
10/9/2007 Southaven MS US Snowden Grove Park

Smashing Pumpkins announce initial tour dates

As previously mentioned, 90's Alt Rock icons The Smashing Pumpkins have announced the initial dates for their world tour (see below). Their highly anticipated new cd "Zetgeist" will be released on 7/10. Additional dates, including Los Angeles are expected to be announced shortly. You can purchase your tickets at our website www.ticketrequest.com as they become available.

July 2007
7 - East Rutherford, NJ - Live Earth
15 -16,18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
22, 24-25 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
27-28,30-31, August 1 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

August 2007
4-5 - Baltimore, MD - V Festival at Pimlico Race Course

September 2007
8 - Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival
9 - Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Island Park/Virgin Festival
13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
18 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
19 - San Diego, CA - Bayside Amphitheatre
21 - Ridgefield, WA - Amphitheater at Clark County
24 - Vancouver, British Columbia - PNE Forum
28 - Orem, UT - McKay Center
30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

October 2007
2 - St. Paul, MN - Wilkins Auditorium
4 - Normal, IL - Braden Auditorium
7 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
9 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palumbo Center
11 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
15-16 - Boston, MA - Orpheum
21-22 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
25 - Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre
30 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater

November 2007
3 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theater
5 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Theater

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Have a safe & Happy Holiday!