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Friday, September 28, 2007

Van Halen kicks off tour

One of the more highly anticipated tours of the decade thus far kicked off last night, as rock icons Van Halen took the stage with original singer David Lee Roth for the first time in over 20 years. Reviews of their first show have been universally glowing as the reunited band members played as if the last 20 years never happened. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen appears as if his recent stint in rehab did him a world of good as he looked to be in very good health and his guitar playing remains stellar. Lead Singer Diamond Dave remains the consumate showman and is receiving postive reviews on his singing as he consistently hit the high notes. Drummer Alex Van Halen and Bassist Wolfgang Van Halen (son of Eddie) also received very complimentary reviews. All in all, the band members appear to be getting along great and the musicanship is said to be top notch. The Van Halen tour continues on through the end of the year with multiple nights in most major markets. If you're looking for Van Halen tickets, be sure to visit www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html and remember we do not add any handling/service charges at checkout and offer complimentary 3 business day shipping!

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Hottest Tours of Fall 2007

With The Police reunion tour winding down and the Led Zeppelin reunion as of now only one show in the UK, three tours have emerged as the hottest of Fall '07 in the U.S. Bruce Springsteen & his tour with the E Street Band has proven to be a winner with multiple shows across the U.S. selling out. Van Halen's highly anticipated reunion tour with original singer David Lee Roth has seen multiple sellouts across the U.S. leading to additional shows being added in most major markets. But the most sought after ticket this fall is the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour, hands down. The Disney phenom has sold out EVERY show on her tour prompting unprecedented demand across the country. The demand for her tickets is on par with The Rolling Stones and U2 ticket demand seen in recent years. Fueling the stampede for tickets is the fact that her promoters have not added additional shows in any market despite the sellouts (most likely due to her demanding schedule taping her TV show). Be sure to check http://www.ticketrequest.com/ if you are in the market for tickets. When choosing where to buy your Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tickets, keep in mind that we do not charge any unnecessary "handling/service" fees at checkout (as many of our competitors do to make their tickets appear artificially cheaper until they tack on their extra fees). On our site, the price you see is the price you get. Also, when you order tickets through http://www.ticketrequest.com/ we offer complimentary 3 business day shipping!

Led Zeppelin ticket demand unprecedented

Demand for Led Zeppelin's reunion concert has crashed the official website. Zeppelin are set to play the 02 Arena in London on November 26. The show is a tribute event for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The ballot to get one of the 18,000 tickets opened at 4pm but the site crashed within minutes. Promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is putting on the event, said there was demand from as far afield as Japan, Australia and the United States. He predicted that the gig would cause the "largest demand for one show in history". Due to the unprecedented demand, the registration period was exteneded thru 9/17. Rumors have begun swirling that the remaining members of Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones along with Jason Bonham (son of late drummer John Bonham) have discussed a reunion tour if the concert goes well. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Led Zeppelin reunion!

As previously mentioned here, the remaining members of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones) along with Jason Bonham (son of late drummer John Bonham) have officially confirmed the rumors of their reunion. As of now, it will only be a special one night only performance November 26 at The O2 in London as part of a tribute to the late Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. Fans wishing to attend must enter an online lottery for tickets at www.ahmettribute.com We can only hope that the reunion is a success and it leads to more Zeppelin shows!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Team USA wins FIBA Americas Championship

Team USA buried defending Olympic Champion and #2 team in the world Argentina 118-81 Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas to win the Gold Medal of the FIBA Tournament of the Americas. #1 ranked USA now qualifies for the 2008 Olympics in China where they will look to improve upon their disappointing Bronze medal finish at the 2004 Olympics. Team USA won by an everage margin of 40 points per game and completely dominated this tournament and were never tested. Argentina was missing some key players, so it is difficult to assess how good this USA team really is. Comparisons to the original 1992 Dream Team that took gold in Barcelona and featured the greatest collection of players ever assembled (Jordan, Bird, Magic, Barkley, Ewing, Malone, Mullin, Robinson, Stockton, Drexler, etc..) have begun. I was on hand to witness this game and can tell you that this current team is awesome. Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Amare Stoudemire and Michael Redd represent the core of this team. They play tenacious defense and employ a truly devastating transition game. They have a tremendous coaching staff in Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Duke) and assistants Mike D'Antoni (Phoenix Suns), Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) and Nate McMillan (Portland Trailblazers). Dwyane Wade will almost certainly be added to this roster for the Olympics. Other possible additions include Elton Brand, Gilbert Arenas, Carlos Boozer, Greg Oden, Kevin Durant, Shane Battier, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Bruce Bowen, Kirk Hinrich, Chris Bosh and Chris Paul. They will face much tougher teams at the Olympics including a full strength Argentina team along with Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Germany and Serbia among others. Regardless of who is added or removed, as long as they keep the current core intact, this team will be the favorite to take home the Olympic Gold next summer. Once they accomplish that, the comparisons to the original Dream Team will be more valid.

College Football Opening Weekend

For fans of college football, the wait is over! Arguably the greatest spectator sport in America has returned. The opening week/weekend of college football saw plenty of blowouts, especially from the teams atop the rankings. #1 USC, #2 LSU, #3 West Virginia, #4 Florida and #5 Oklahoma all blew out their competition. Cal and Tennessee played and exciting game with Cal ultimately winning. Notre Dame was embarrassed at home by Georgia Tech. And in perhaps the greatest upset in college football history, division 1AA (championship subdivsion) Appalachian State Mountaineers shocked formerly #5 Michigan Wolverines at home. As for Michigan, the Wolverines became the first ranked team from Division I-A, now known as the Bowl Subdivision, to lose to a team from I-AA, now known as the Championship Subdivision. Even though the Mountaineers are the 2 time defending 1AA (championship subdivison) Champions, their unprecedented win over Michigan sent the Wolverines tumbling clear out of the top 25, which is the greatest drop in the rankings by any team...ever. If you're looking for tickets to your favorite college football team this season, be sure to check www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html