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Tuesday, September 2, 2008
College Football returned in all it's glory over Labor Day weekend saving sports fans from baseball doldrums and end of summer blues. The sport many claim to be the greatest of them all, showed why in a riveting opening weekend. The most impressive victories may have eminated from a pair of Southern California Pac 10 teams. USC traveled east and put an impressive beating on Virginia of the ACC. And in the Rose Bowl, UCLA, whom not much was expected of in Rick Neuheisel's first year, shocked Tennessee out of the SEC. Other impressive victories were notched by LSU, Florida & Auburn from the SEC, Ohio State out of the Big Ten, Missouri, Texas & Oklahoma out of the Big 12, West Virginia & South Florida out of the Big East. For College Football tickets, please visit www.TicketRequest.com and get out and root on your favorite team!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Culminating a three year mission to end years of international frustration, the U.S. "Redeem Team" survived a huge challenge from Spain, winning 118-107 in the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal Basketball game. Order has now been restored in international basketball. After overwhelming everyone for seven games, the Americans led by only four points with under 2 1/2 minutes to play. Then, they proved they could handle a close game that it seemed would never come in Beijing. Their prize.... the first U.S. gold medal since the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat scored 27 points for the Americans, who found a much gamer Spanish team than the one they humiliated by 37 points earlier in the tournament. NBA MVP Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers added 20 clutch points and led the team with 6 assists. The Americans had too much offense down the stretch. Bryant converted a clutch four point play with 3:10 remaining, holding his finger to his lips to quiet the rowdy Spanish crowd behind the basket. Wade added another 3 pointer that made it 111-104 with just over 2 minutes left, and only then could the Americans relax a little. They began to celebrate during a break after some technical fouls on Spain with 26 seconds left, then partied at midcourt when it was over with “Born in the USA” blaring over the arena’s speakers. Rudy Fernandez of the Portland Trail Blazers scored 22 points and Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers had 21 for the Spanish, the reigning world champions who were hoping to win their first Olympic gold. Now, here's hoping that USA Basketball can keep the core of this group together for the 2010 World Championships in Istanbul and the 2012 Olympics in London. If they can, this team may be able to shed it's "Redeem Team" moniker and fulfill the illustrious "Dream Team" legacy.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
The USA Men's Basketball team aka the "Redeem Team" just concluded a very successful few days that saw them rout the 2 teams considered their biggest rivals for the Gold Medal at the Olympics. First, they earned a bit of redemption by blowing out Greece 92-69, avenging their lone loss at the 2006 World Basketball Championships. Los Angeles Lakers guard and NBA MVP Kobe Bryant led the way with 18 points, Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh also had 18, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat had 17 points, six steals and five assists and Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers chipped in with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists. Next, they blew the defending world basketball champions Spain off the court 119-82. It was the US team's 4th straight win, widest margin of victory yet and secured the #1 seed in group A for the Quarterfinals. Lebron James led the way with 18 points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals, Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets scored 16 points and had six rebounds; and Dwyane Wade added 16 points and six rebounds, Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets recorded 14 points dished out eight assists, had five steals and five rebounds. Kobe Bryant added 11 as did Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz. Next up for the US is a meaningless game against Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks and Germany on Monday 8/18. Then the real fun begins as the Quarterfinals (single elimination) get under way. One thing is clear after watching the "Redeem Team" dominate Greece and Spain, if they keeping playing this way.... redemption for USA Basketball is close at hand.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Team USA's "Redeem Team" (2-0 in the Olympics) faces Greece Thursday, the team that stunned them two years ago in the semifinals of the world championship. The Greeks are physical, and they should provide the first test of these games for the United States. After the Greece game Thursday, the Americans face world champion Spain, who are also 2-0 after rallying to beat China in overtime. What's become clear thus far is that even though Team USA boasts a roster featuring Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, etc... they have displayed a lack of outside shooting, poor free throw shooting and inconsistent defensive intensity. These weaknesses were easily overcome against inferior competition. But against the elite international teams such as Spain, Greece and Argentina..... Team USA will have to play their A game if they hope to recapture the gold and truly redeem USA basketball.
New York Jets coach Eric Mangini said Brett Favre will start next Saturday against the Washington Redskins in the team's NFL pre-season home opener. If Favre's first practice was any indication, get ready for a frenzied atmosphere for a largely meaningless game. More than 7,000 fans packed the club's practice facility in Long Island to catch a glimpse of the iconic quarterback in his first appearance on a field with New York. Favre was acquired from Green Bay Packers, sending a jolt through the franchise and the rest of the NFL. For New York Jets tickets or any NFL tickets, be sure to visit www.TicketRequest.com
Monday, July 14, 2008
Legendary Green Bay Packers Quarterback Brett Favre has apparently decided he wants to unretire and play in the NFL again this season, even if it's on another team. Favre and Packer management are now at odds, with the Packers committed to Aaron Rodgers as the new starting QB. Team officials and the coaching staff are telling Favre and his reps. that he is welcome back, but in a different capacity (as in backup QB). Favre is now on record saying play me or release me. Favre favors an outright release so that he can choose the team he joins. The Packers are refusing to release him and appear willing, albeit reluctant to entertain trade offers for the Packer icon. However, team officials state that thus far no trade offers have been received. In related news, thousands of Packer fans voiced their support for Favre to return outside the stadium. For Green Bay Packers tickets or any other NFL tickets, be sure to visit www.TicketRequest.com
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
With the busy summer concert season already in full swing, let's take a look and see how some of the more high profile tours are doing in terms of ticket sales. Both the Bonnaroo festival and Coachella festival fell short of sellouts, tours by Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5 and George Michael are all struggling thus far. Nine Inch Nails and Bruce Springsteen are doing ok but not great business nationwide. However, not all tours are struggling... Coldplay, Tom Petty, Madonna, Jonas Brothers, Radiohead, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, John Mayer, Jimmy Buffett, Vans Warped Tour, Journey/Heart/Cheap Trick, Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts are some of the artists that are faring well out on the road. Need tickets to see your favorite artist when they come to town? Requesting Tickets Just Got Easier at www.TicketRequest.com
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The NBA version of the Final Four is set and ready to begin this week. Out West, the Los Angeles Lakers led by NBA MVP Kobe Bryant and teammates Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, take on the defending 2007 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs led by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli. Back East, the 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons led by Richard Hamilton and Chauncy Billups take on the Boston Celtics led by the trio of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. There are several interesting storylines leading up to the NBA Finals. Many fans would love to see the Lakers and Celtics write a new chapter in their storied rivalry, while others envision a rematch of the '04 Finals with the Lakers seeking revenge on the Pistons. And not to be overlooked, the Spurs seek to not only repeat as NBA Champions but to further cement their legacy as a modern day NBA dynasty. Whichever scenario ends up coming to fruition, you can be sure to find the NBA Playoffs tickets, NBA Conference Finals tickets and NBA Finals tickets at www.TicketRequest.com
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The 2008 NBA Playoffs got underway as the #1 seed in the West, the Los Angeles Lakers took command in the third quarter of game 1 and beat the Denver Nuggets 128-114 at Staples Center. The Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol established career playoff highs with 36 points and eight assists, and he also had 16 rebounds and three blocked shots Sunday. Kobe Bryant, who said he made himself a decoy through most of the game, scored 18 of his 32 points in the final 8 minutes to keep Los Angeles safely ahead. Lamar Odom had 17 points, 14 rebounds and six assists and Luke Walton added 16 points for the Lakers, who entered having won eight of their last nine regular-season games to earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. For NBA Playoff tickets, Los Angeles Lakers tickets and any Sports tickets, please visit www.ticketrequest.com today!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
John Mayer has announced dates for a summer tour with openers Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen as he continues to support last year's "Continuum." The singer/songwriter's outing will kick off July 2 with an appearance at Milwaukee's Summerfest and travel to 21 cities through early August, including a July 6 appearance at Michigan's Rothbury Festival. For John Mayer tickets or any Concert tickets, please visit www.TicketRequest.com
90's Alt Rock icons Stone Temple Pilots have announced a full blown reunion tour spanning 65 cities across North America this summer. The rockers announced the tour at an exclusive launch event in Los Angeles, during which they performed together publicly for the first time in nearly six years. The members of STP include frontman Scott Weiland, guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, formed the band in 1992, recorded five studio albums and went on to sell more than 35 million copies worldwide, according to a press release. The Grammy-winning rockers parted ways after completing a tour behind 2001's "Shangri-La Dee Da," which is their most recent studio album. A best-of set titled "Thank You" followed in 2003. While Weiland went on to join Velvet Revolver, the DeLeo brothers co-founded rock quartet Army of Anyone with Filter frontman Richard Patrick and former David Lee Roth Band drummer Ray Luzier. For Stone Temple Pilots tickets or any other Concert tickets, please visit www.TicketRequest.com
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Eighties icons Duran Duran have announced dates for the North American leg of the world tour in support of their latest, "Red Carpet Massacre". Duran Duran's 22-date North American run launches April 29 and wraps with a pair of shows May 30-31 at Central Park SummerStage in New York City. The new tour will be a tailored version of the three-act show, which also included a set featuring the band's greatest hits and a special instrumental electronic set. For Duran Duran tickets and tour schedule, please visit www.TicketRequest/concerts.html
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Country star Brad Paisley has unveiled a huge summer tour schedule that features a few special guests who'll join him on the road as he looks to continue backing his current CD, "5th Gear." The upcoming Paisley Party tour, which kicks off 6/11 begins with an initial slate of 42 dates, a number that could grow before the year is done. Paisley will be joined by singer/songwriter Jewel, whose forthcoming country-tinged "Perfectly Clear" (co-produced by John Rich of Big & Rich) will hit stores 6/3. Country singers Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough will also be along to provide support. For Brad Paisley tickets and tour dates or an other Concert tickets, be sure to visit www.TicketRequest.com
An annual rite of summer... The Dave Matthews Band on tour at an arena or ampitheatre near you. The hugely popular live band has just announced it's initial summer tour itinerary which kicks off at the end of May and concludes in early September. An added bonus, concertgoers will be the first to hear the band's latest material, as the group debuts songs from its forthcoming record. For Dave Matthews Band tickets and tour dates as they become available, please visit www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has decided to end his legendary NFL career and retire after 17 record-breaking seasons. The 38-year-old led the Packers to the NFC North Division title last season as he passed for 3,799 meters and 28 touchdowns. During the season he became the league's all-time leader in passing (56 377 meters), touchdown passes (442) and career wins (160). But the magical campaign ended in disappointing fashion in the NFC title game, when the Packers suffered a 23-20 overtime loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. The only three-time MVP in NFL history, Favre is the league's all-time leader with 5,377 career completions. A nine-time Pro Bowler, Favre has started 253 consecutive regular-season games for the Packers, a streak that dates to September 27, 1992. Favre led the Packers to a 35-21 victory over the New England Patriots in the 1997 Super Bowl, the franchise's first title in 29 years. The MVP in 1995 and 1996 and co-winner of the award in 1997, Favre has five seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards and eight campaigns with at least 30 TDs.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Despite reports to the contrary, sources with Van Halen say the band's tour is not being cancelled, though tonight's (March 3) scheduled show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas has been postponed and rescheduled for April 24. Three other dates have been postponed while Eddie Van Halen undergoes medical tests. Stay tuned for new developments.
The remaining dates of Van Halen's reunion tour have been canceled, TMZ.com is reporting. The tour began in September with popular singer David Lee Roth performing with the band for the first time in 22 years, and Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, playing bass. Although performances were lined up through April 19, TMZ.com cited unnamed sources as saying the band's hotel reservations are being canceled now that the rest of the tour has been scrapped. The band's last three shows were canceled as Eddie Van Halen is said to be having "issues," the report said. The rock icon, who spent time in rehab last year, has been in media headlines the last few weeks because his ex-wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, is making the rounds to promote her new tell-all memoir. The book discusses her and Van Halen's mutual infidelity and drug use during their more than 20 years of marriage. Representatives for the band could not be reached for comment, TMZ.com said. Stay tuned as we will report as soon as this news is confirmed.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Rod Stewart has unveiled dates for an 18-city trek across the U.S. and Canada with a special guest, rocker Bryan Adams, along for the first seven shows. Stewart's U.S. and Canadian Dates kick off July 30 at the Mid California State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif., and wraps August 28 at Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla. For Rod Stewart tickets, Bryan Adams tickets, or any Concert tickets, visit www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Kinks' frontman Ray Davies has announced a quick spring trek through U.S. and Canadian theatres in support of his second solo effort, "Working Man's Café". The run kicks off March 28 at The Warfield in San Francisco and includes stops at The Wiltern in Los Angeles 3/29, the Chicago Theatre in Chicago 4/1, Music Hall Theatre in Toronto 4/3, Twoer Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. 4/5, Boston's Orpheum Theatre 4/6, and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. For Ray Davies tickets or any Concert tickets, visit www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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Houston Rockets All-Star center Yao Ming is out for the season with a stress fracture in his left foot, a stunning blow to the surging Rockets. Yao was having a terrific season, averaging 22 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. If Yao chooses surgery, it would involve placing screws across the bone to hold it together. The second option would be to treat it with a cast and crutches. Both options involve a healing time of about four months. It is unclear when Yao could play again, but he is not expected to miss the Beijing Olympics in August. For Houston Rockets tickets , NBA Basketball tickets, visit www.TicketRequest.com/nba-tickets.html, for all other Sports tickets, visit www.TicketRequest.com/sports.html
Friday, February 22, 2008
Iconic Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder saw all of his inital solo tour dates sell out within seconds and quickly added additional dates in several markets. To view his current tour itinerary please click HERE. To purchase Eddie Vedder tickets or any Concert tickets, please visit www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The arms race in the NBA's Western Conference just got more interesting as the long rumored trade sending Jason Kidd from the New Jersey Nets to the Dallas Mavericks is finally done. The primary player in the deal heading to the Nets is Devin Harris...... In other NBA news, Shaquille O'Neal is expected to be in the starting lineup when he makes his Phoenix Suns debut against the Los Angeles Lakers on 2/20 in Phoenix in what has turned into one of the most anticipated matchups of the regular season...... Speaking of the Lakers, fresh off their NBA record 7-2 road trip, they returned to Staples Center Tuesday night and proceeded to run the Atlanta Hawks off the court. Pau Gasol scored 23 points in his home debut and Kobe Bryant (injured pinky and all) also scored 23. Looking for Lakers tickets or NBA tickets? Be sure to check www.TicketRequest.com/nba-tickets.html, for all other Sports tickets, visit www.TicketRequest.com/sports.html
Friday, February 15, 2008
Iconic Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will embark on his first solo tour this spring, on the heels of his soundtrack to the acclaimed film "Into the Wild." Dates begin April 2 in Vancouver; Liam Finn will open. Vedder's "Into the Wild" soundtrack has sold 243,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The track "Guaranteed" won the Golden Globe for best original song, while "Hard Sun" enjoyed success at radio, peaking at No. 13 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Before Vedder hits the road, Pearl Jam is expected to regroup and start sketching out material for its next studio album. As previously reported, the band will also assemble to co-headline the Bonnaroo Festival in mid-June in Manchester, Tenn. Below are Eddie Vedder's tour dates. Eddie Vedder tickets and all Concert tickets can be found at www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html as they become available.
April 2: Vancouver (the Centre)
April 5: Santa Cruz, Calif. (Civic Auditorium)
April 7: Berkeley, Calif. (Zellerbach Auditorium)
April 10: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Arlington Theatre)
April 12-13: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
April 15: San Diego (Spreckels Theatre)
Alicia Keys will embark on a two-month North American tour starting April 19, with support from 2007 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks. The run comes in support of Keys' latest album, "As I Am," which has spawned two big hits. First single "No One" logged time at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Like You'll Never See Me Again" was a long-running chart-topper on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. As for Sparks, debut single "Tattoo" peaked at No. 8 on the Hot 100 and is No. 16 there this week. Second single "No Air" featuring Chris Brown jumps 25-19 this week on the Pop 100. Complete tour dates and Alicia Keys tickets and all Concert tickets can be found at www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Rock icons, The Police, who last year reunited for what turned out to be 2007's top-grossing tour, have rolled out the itinerary for what they're saying will be their last-ever round of shows together, and have tapped Elvis Costello & The Imposters to occupy the opening slot. The trio plans to launch its final tour May 1, and will spend the remainder of that month hitting about a dozen US cities. A European tour follows in June, and a second batch of US shows is set for July and August, with the group eyeing an Aug. 4 finale at Jones Beach in New York. Keep an eye on www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html for Police tickets and all Concert tickets to the show of your choice!
The Los Angeles Lakers just capped off a very successful 9 game road trip (longest in team history) with an impressive 7-2 record that puts them at 35-17 overall. They make their Los Angeles return and Pau Gasol makes his Staples Center debut on Feb. 19th. However, there is some slightly worrisome news, as Kobe Bryant has re-injured the already bothersome pinky on his shooting hand. Kobe has opted to put off surgery, which could sideline him up to six weeks, until after the season and the Olympics this summer. On the positive side, he and the rest of his teammates have the NBA All Star Game break to rest up, recover from injuries and prepare for the 2nd half of the season. In addition, the presence of the newly acquired Gasol continues to offset the loss of injured Andrew Bynum and could also help pickup the slack if Kobe is not 100%. www.TicketRequest.com/sports.html has Lakers tickets and NBA tickets for all games and sections!
The Eagles, who recently unveiled plans for a multi-night run in the Atlanta area this May, will warm up for that engagement with a performance at this year's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, CA. Originally scheduled for May 3 and May 4, the festival has now been extended to a three-day event with the addition of a May 2 engagement. The Eagles will cap off the newly added date with a headlining set that will follow performances by John Fogerty, Trisha Yearwood, Shelby Lynne, Glen Campbell and Rissi Palmer. Set to take place at the Empire Polo Grounds, the festival will also feature performances from Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, The Judds, Carrie Underwood and Big & Rich, among others. Need Stagecoach tickets? Get the tickets you want at www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
90's Alt. Rock icons Stone Temple Pilots have confirmed rumours that they will be reuniting for a tour. "Stone Temple Pilots are back," reads a one-line announcement posted at the band's official website. The site also confirms a May 17 performance at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH, part of the May 17-18 "Rock on the Range" festival. This will be the band's first live show in almost six years. Further reunion plans haven't been announced, but are expected. Stay tuned.....
Rock icons Radiohead have confirmed dates and venues for the first leg of its 2008 North American tour. The second half of Radiohead's North American tour, with shows on both the East and West Coast, will take place after the band's summer trek trough the UK and Europe, according to the group's publicist. The dates/venues for the first leg of the tour are listed below. Tickets can be purchased at www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
5 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
6 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
8 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
9 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
11 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
14 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
17 - Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
18 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Soul diva Mary J. Blige and rap icon Jay-Z will co-headline a tour together this spring. Between them, Jay-Z and Blige have gathered 12 Grammys and sold more than 70 million albums, according to a press release. So far 25 dates have been announced. They will perform mostly in arenas as well as the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The tour kicks of March 22nd. For their complete tour itinerary and tickets, check www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Music icon Cher will return to the stage with a residency at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The superstar has inked a deal to play approximately 200 shows at the 4,300 seat venue over a span of three years. The shows will feature dancers, aerialists, special effects, Bob Mackie costumes and music spanning Cher's four-decade career and is due to kick off May 6. The 90-minute performances will be presented four nights a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Cher will share the venue with Bette Midler, who opens her planned two-year run at the Colosseum on Feb. 20. Elton John's "The Red Piano" show is also continuing its residency this year at the same theater. Looking for tickets to see Cher, Bette Midler or Elton John at the Colosseum in Las Vegas?
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
The Bonnaroo Festival June 12-15 in Manchester, TN has announced that Rock icons Pearl Jam and Metallica will headline the 4 day festival. Other artists slated to perform include Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Jack Johnson, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Kanye West and many others. Need Bonnaroo tickets or any other Concert tickets? Be sure to Check www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Looks like Shaquille O'Neal will have another shot at an NBA Championship now that he has landed with the Phoenix Suns in a blockbuster trade completed today. O'Neal heads to Phoenix from the Miami Heat in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. Apparently the Suns felt they needed to make a move in response to the Los Angeles Lakers recent trade for Pau Gasol. O'Neal's move west adds fuel to the already intense rivalry between the Suns, the Lakers and his old teammate Kobe Bryant. How the aging Shaq's rugged post game will mesh with the Suns high octane run and gun attack remains to be seen. Need Phoenix Suns tickets, Los Angeles Lakers tickets or tickets for any other NBA team? Check www.TicketRequest.com/sports.html
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Looks like newly acquired Los Angeles Laker Pau Gasol will make his Laker debut tonight at the New Jersey Nets. Gasol is expected to start at Center in the absence of injured Andrew Bynum. So far the Lakers are 2-1 on their current team record 9 game road trip. Once Bynum returns from his injury later in the season, Gasol is expected to slide over to the Power Forward position. The Lakers return to Staples Center from their road trip later in February. Need Lakers tickets? Check www.TicketRequest.com/sports.html All games and locations are available!
Friday, February 1, 2008
The Los Angeles Lakers have just announced they have acquired All Star Forward Pau Gasol (and a 2010 2nd round draft pick) from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie and the draft rights to Pau's brother Marc Gasol (plus 2008 & 2010 1st round draft picks). The move appears to be the Lakers attempt to continue to build on this seasons early success and avoiding a letdown (similar to last season) following Andrew Bynum's injury which will keep him out at least another 5 weeks or so. The arrival of Gasol, even in Bynum's absence, should be enough to keep the Lakers in contention in the Western Conference. Once Bynum does return, the Lakers will then have a very formidable lineup of Andrew Bynum at Center, Pau Gasol at Power Forward, Lamar Odom at Small Forward, Kobe Bryant at Shooting Guard and Derek Fisher at Point Guard. That lineup, coupled with strong reserves on the bench (Jordan Farmar, Ronny Turiaf, Sasha Vujacic, Vlad Radmonovic, Luke Walton, Chris Mihm, etc.) will instantly be in contention for the NBA Championship this season and due to the relative youth of the roster, for several seasons to come. If you are looking to catch the new look Lakers at Staples Center, be sure to check www.TicketRequest.com/sports.html
The wait is over and the New England Patriots are set to take on the New York Giants at the University of Phoenix Satdium in Glendale Arizona this Sunday February 3 in Super Bowl XLII. Whether Eli Manning and the Giants can stop Tom Brady and the Patriots from ending the season as undefeated Super Bowl Champions remains to be seen. One thing is certain however, demand for this game is at an all time high and ticket prices reflect that. The cheapest tickets at www.TicketRequest.com start at $1,925.00 per ticket. Ticket prices remain in flux, so if you are in the market for tickets, be sure to keep checking www.TicketRequest.com/sports.html up until gametime!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
90's alt. rockers Stone Temple Pilots are rumored to be in discussions for a one off summer reunion tour. Singer Scott Weiland recently told The Miami Herald that fans should "be on the lookout" for an STP reunion in the coming months. And then there's this week's Billboard story, which says that Weiland's Velvet Revolver bandmate Slash claimed the singer will rejoin his former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots for a handful of summer reunion shows this summer. According to MTV News, negotiations are still ongoing, but it's looking very likely that Stone Temple Pilots will be coming to a town near you this summer. According to numerous sources close to the band and others who work in various capacities throughout the industry, the reunion tour is on. Some claim venues have already been reserved throughout the country for the trek, and others say they're actively trying to secure their bands opening slots on the proposed run. Stay tuned as we will be sure to post any breaking news here as we hear it.
Fresh on the heel of their celebrated reunion show in London, legendary guitarist and founder Jimmy Page has called for a full fledged Led Zeppelin world tour. Fans of the iconic band have been clamoring for such a tour but thus far nothing has surfaced. However, Page tells Billboard magazine that any tour plans are on hold until at least the fall, when vocalist Robert Plant will finish his ongoing project with bluegrass star Alison Krauss. Waiting for the fall is a small price to pay for the legions of Zeppelin fans across the world who have waited much longer than that for this kind of news. Keep checking back here as we will be sure to keep you posted with Led Zeppelin tour news as it becomes available.
Alt. Rock pioneers REM have announced dates for an upcoming spring/summer U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming album "Accelerate". Michael Stipe and company kick off their tour May 23. Modest Mouse and The National will open. Tour dates and ticket information are available at www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Friday, January 25, 2008
Following what has been by all accounts one of the strongest years in Boxing in terms of tremendous matchups and exciting fights, Boxing has an amazing lineup of fights on tap this winter/spring. Super Middleweights Kelly Pavlik and Jermain Taylor meet up for a non title rematch of their tremendous first fight on Feb. 16 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. Heavyweights Wladimir Klitschko and Sultan Ibragimov will meet in a Heavyweight unification bout on Feb. 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Junior Featherweight Israel Vazquez will defend his title against Rafael Marquez in the rubber match of their exciting trilogy on March 1 at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. Phenom Manny Pacquiao will take on Juan Manuel Marquez in a rematch for the Junior Lightweight title on March 15 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Rising star Miguel Cotto defends his Welterweight title against Alfonso Gomez on April 12 in Atlantic City. Perhaps the most anticipated fight of the year and arguably one of the most sought after fights of the last decade pits legendary Bernard Hopkins against undefeated Welshman Joe Calzaghe for the Light Heavyweight title on April 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Following that, Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya will take on a TBA opponent on May 3rd, either at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles or in Mexico City. As if all that were not enough, De La Hoya is rumored to be taking on Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather in September in a rematch of their first hotly contested record breaking fight. And Kelly Pavlik, following his non title February rematch with Jermain Taylor, is rumored to be defending his title June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York City against a TBA foe, most likely John Duddy. Once again, the powers that be in Boxing seem to have finally learned their lesson. Whether it is the pressure from UFC or fan outcry, they are setting up the matchups that fans truly want to see and putting Boxing back on the front page. For tickets to any of the above fights or any others, be sure to visit www.TicketRequest.com/boxing-tickets.html
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have just announced a major summer tour that will kick off a 36-city trek May 30. The tour will cover parts of four months and run through late August. The complete tour schedule will be listed shortly at www.TicketRequest.com/concerts.html
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Now that the holidays are over and college football has crowned another controversial champion, it's time to look at what's coming up this winter. Wicked continues it's record breaking run in theatres across the country while Jersey Boys plays to packed houses. Bette Midler begins her Vegas run in February followed by Elton John. On the sports front, the NFL Playoffs are winding down leading up to the Super Bowl Feb. 3rd in Phoenix. The NBA season is in full swing with the NBA All Star Game scheduled for Feb. 17th in New Orleans. NCAA College Basketball is just hitting conference play leading up to the NCAA Tournament and Final Four April 5-7th in San Antonio. The NHL has hit the ice and has it's own NHL All Star Game scheduled for Jan. 27th in Atlanta. NCAA College Hockey is gearing up for the Frozen Four April 10-12th in Denver. The PBR Bull Riders, Monster Jam, AMA Supercross & NASCAR continue to zig zag the country through the winter and spring. Boxing is buzzing over several big name fights this winter (Trinidad/Jones, Pavlik/Taylor, Klitschko/Ibragimov, Pacquiao/Marquez). Not to be outdone, UFC has it's own lineup of marquee events this winter (UFC 80, 81, 82). When it comes to concerts, Van Halen continues their successful reunion tour. Hanna Montana has been selling out arenas in record fashion through the spring. The Jonas Brothers just announced their own upcoming tour (expected to run 2 years!). Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban team up for a tour this winter/spring that will see Carrie perform dates on her own. Garth Brooks hits L.A. in late January. Other performers touring this winter/spring include Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Barry Manilow, Celtic Woman, Bill Joel, Linkin Park, Matchbox Twenty/Alanis Morissette, Michael Buble among others. On the horizon for the spring/summer.... Radiohead, Rush, Def Leppard, John Mayer and Celine Dion will be touring later in the year along with many others. There is talk of possible 2008 tours for a reunited No Doubt(w/Gwen Stefani), Coldplay, Green Day, U2 and maybe even a reunited Led Zeppelin. To buy tickets or check prices on any of these events or for anything else, be sure to check www.ticketrequest.com or call toll free #(866)781-4TIX.