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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Stone Temple Pilots reunion tour?

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.

Jimmy Page calls for Zeppelin world tour

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.

REM announces tour

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

Boxing's Blockbuster Winter/Spring Schedule

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 announce summer tour

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

Winter Events

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.