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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band fall tour

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have announced dates for a tour of the U.S., Canada and Europe in support of a new release, Magic. The North American leg of the tour kicks off October 2, the same day Magic is released. Magic is Springsteen's first studio recording with The E Street Band in five years. Their tour itinerary is below and tickets can be found at www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html once available.

10/2 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center
10/5 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
10/9-10 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
10/14 Ottawa, ONT Civic Centre
10/15 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
10/17-18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/21 Chicago, IL United Center
10/26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
10/28 Los Angeles, CA Venue TBA
11/2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/4 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
11/5 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
11/11 Washington, D.C. Verizon Arena
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
11/15 Albany, NY Times Union Center
11/18 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Team USA gears up for FIBA Tournament

Team USA is back in training camp this week in Las Vegas in preparation for the upcoming FIBA Tournament of the America's Championship running from 8/22 thru 9/2 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. At stake is a berth to the Olympics next summer in China. Team USA must finish in 1st or 2nd place to gain an automatic berth into the Olympics. The tournament features 10 national teams from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Countries competing include 2004 Olympic gold medal champion Argentina, the 2007 Pan America Games champion Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, host United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. If Team USA fails to finish in one of the top two spots, they will then have one final chance to qualify for the Olympics through another tournament to be held next year. Team USA features superstars Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd, Amare Stoudemire and many other NBA stars. Make sure to check our FIBA Tournament schedule at http://ticketrequest.com/sports.html and make your plans to attend the game of your choice! Personally, I am anxious for this tournament and plan on attending the Semifinals on 9/1 and the Finals on 9/2. I'm expecting Team USA to make it to the Finals and am looking forward to a weekend trip to Vegas to check out the action!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Van Halen announces tour with Roth!

The much rumored, on-again off-again Van Halen tour is finally a reality. After more than 20 years of bitter feuding, the principal founding members of rock icons Van Halen hugged each other on Monday during a news conference to announce a rebirth of one of America's premier rock bands.
The reformed band, featuring Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, held a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles today to announce the first set of dates which are listed below. Be sure to check http://www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html for tickets and additional tour dates as they are added.
9/27 Charlotte, NC - Bobcats Arena
9/29 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
10/1 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
10/7 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10/10 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10/14 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Field House
10/16 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
10/18 Chicago, IL - United Center
10/22 Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
10/24 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10/26 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10/28 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
10/30 Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
11/3 E. Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
11/13 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
11/20 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
11/23 Glendale, AZ - Jobing.Com Arena
11/25 San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
11/27 Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
11/29 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
12/1 Portland, OR - Rose Garden
12/3 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
12/5 Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
12/9 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
12/11 Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hannah Montana announces tour!

For those of you with teen or pre-teen children this is gigantic news! Teen superstar Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana is getting ready to hit the road this fall for a 54-date tour that will visit arenas across the US. The 14-year-old singer/songwriter/actress will perform as a double bill, appearing first as her Disney Channel character Hannah Montana and then closing the show as herself with material from her new solo album. Teen pop-rockers The Jonas Brothers, will serve as special guests on the tour. Their tour kicks off Sept.18 in St.Louis and wraps Jan 9 in Albany NY. Be sure to visit http://www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html for all of their tour dates and tickets as they become available!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Eagles and Dixie Chicks to open the new Nokia Theatre L.A. Live!

The Eagles and Dixie Chicks have been signed to headline the first concerts at the new Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The two acts will perform at a pair of grand opening concerts October 18 and 20. The shows will be the only U.S. performances by both artists this year. Be sure to check http://www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html when tickets become available!

Friday, August 3, 2007

ESPN X Games 13 hit Los Angeles!

The annual ESPN X Games are now in full swing at the Staples Center & Home Depot Center in Los Angeles! Events began last night at the Staples Center and continue today and thru the weekend at the Home Depot Center. Need tickets for any of the thrilling X Games action? Be sure to check http://www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Spice Girls - Tour Updated

As mentioned here previously, the Spice Girls are reuniting for a world tour. Until now only the cities were confirmed. The dates have now been released, along with a few specific arena locations. Be sure to keep checking http://www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html for tickets as they become available. Their updated U.S. Tour itinerary is as follows;

Tues 12/4 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
Fri 12/7 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Sat 12/8 - Las Vegas, NV - TBA
Tues 12/11 - New York, NY - TBA

Spotlight on Boxing continued

The rumored showdown between undefeated British boxing senstation Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton (43-0, 31 KOs) and undefeated Welterweight Champion "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather (38-0 with 24 knockouts) has now become official. The two will meet on 12/8 in Las Vegas at a site to be determined (the MGM Grand is being considered). The fight will also be available on HBO PPV. Keep an eye on our website http://www.ticketrequest.com/boxing-tickets.html as we will be sure to have a wide variety of tickets available for this highly anticipated matchup.

In other related Boxing news, "Sugar" Shane Mosley is in talks with Miguel Angel Cotto for a rumored 11/10 matchup at a site to be determined. The winner of Mosley/Cotto is rumored to be taking on the winner of the Hatton/Mayweather fight at a date to be determined. Stay tuned....