If you missed watching U2?s live concert on YouTube, there?s another chance for you to see them for free in Berlin. Bono and the rest of the band will be belting out their music at no cost on November 5th to celebrate the 20 years since the falling of the Berlin Wall, which ended separation between east and west Germany. I thought that they were looking to get some profits off of their concerts. Why the heck to they keep doing free gigs? Oh well, it?s not like they need the money anyway. I?m sure a lot of their fans are enjoying all the freebies.
Paul McCartney will sing his last on-stage song in a spectacular final tour next year.
A source said: “Paul wants to go out with a bang. He’s played countless stadiums over his 50-year career and is on the hunt for the most unusual locations he can find. He realises that the older he gets, the less his body will be able to cope with the demands of extended periods on the road.”
McCartney wants to go out in style, however, with a tour that takes in politically dynamic locations such as Tiananmen Square and the area around Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie.
The tour, planned for 2010, will run for a year as the ex-Beatle nudges 70.
And Sir Paul may step out of retirement from time to time, the source indicated.
“He might play the odd benefit gig if the likes of President Obama gives him a bell but other than that he’ll be putting his feet up and enjoying retirement.”
Depeche Mode has been forced to cancel four more shows recently due to lead singer David Gahan?s severe case of gastroenteritis. In a statement from the band, they said ?Dave is currently undergoing further tests. Depeche Mode apologizes to all their fans for this inconvenience and wish Dave a speedy recovery.? The ?Tour of the Universe? was shut down until May 21 and affected the rock band?s performances in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. Ticket holders were advised to hold on to their tickets as information about rescheduling/cancellation is still being ironed out. Announcements regarding the cancelled dates will be announced soon.
Rihanna is jumping back into her work as in just a few weeks, the singer will be performing a concert in Dubai. Not only that, but reports are also saying that the Barbadian babe is planning a massive North American tour for the fall. They say that the tour will begin in September but many details are still being discussed. They?re still talking about who?s going on tour with her and it looks like it will be an all girls tour this time. Keyshia Cole and Ciara are both said to be in negotiations to join Rihanna on tour. A source insists that ?Rihanna wants strong women to join her. This is a ‘women empowerment’ type of tour.?
I never expected that tickets for all of Michael Jackson?s 50 scheduled shows at London?s O2 Arena would get sold out in a matter of hours. Now, it?s being reported that his shows might come to the US because of the sales success over in the UK. According to reports, once Jacko?s European tour ends next January, he will do a tour in the US and is likely to do an extended stay in cities like New York and Los Angeles. Sources are even saying that concert promoters AEG are discussing a world tour now. While the tickets sold out pretty quick, I still say that it would mean nothing if he doesn?t show up for his shows. They can discuss a tour once they?re sure that Jacko can deliver a good performance.
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When it comes to Madonna, there?s no reason why shouldn?t expect the very best. The Queen of Pop has just confirmed that once again as the extended summer dates of her Sticky & Sweet Tour are already sold out. Tickets were actually all gone in mere minutes after going on sale. That includes her shows in London, Manchester, Belgium, Oslo, Gothenburg and Helsinki. The Helsinki show will also be one of the biggest shows that Finland has ever seen. She works so hard so she deserves to have one of the top grossing tours ever! Madonna has just been certified as a killer performer and hustler.
Madonna?s extended schedule for her Sticky and Sweet tour has been revealed with Paul Oakenfold . The tour will kick off starting July 4th in London and stops will include appearances in never before played markets such as Werchter Belgium, Marseille France, Hamburg Germany, Oslo Norway, Helsinki Finland, Estonia, Slovenia as well as stops in Romania, Hungary, Belgrade Serbia and Bulgaria. Madonna will also be returning to places like Madrid Spain, Gothenburg and Munich after 15 years. The Queen of Pop said ?This is a first for me. I?ve never extended a tour before. I?m excited to be going back on the road, visiting places I?ve never been and returning to places I love.?
Madonna fans are sure to be excited about this piece of news. Rumors are going around to almost certainty that the Queen of Pop?s Sticky and Sweet tour is going to have an extended run this summer. Several sources are reporting that Madonna and her team are planning to add some cities that weren?t part of the tour last year to the new schedule. Don?t expect anything new to happen though as it really is just an extension of the shows last year. Reports also say that the extension will last for two months, throughout July and August. At the moment, only European cities are being reported as venues.
After Madonna?s Sticky & Sweet Tour concludes its run in Brazil later this month, the Queen of Pop is predicted to be positively rolling in dough as she has set records for the most money for both a female artist and a solo artist. Congratulations! After wrapping up the European and American legs of her tour, Madonna has already raked in $207.5 million in ticket sales alone. In the end, the Material Girl is poised to gross $282 million. Bow down and kiss the ground she walks on! She?s amazing! I doubt there will be another artist in this lifetime that can do that.
Kick off 2009 with the Pussycat Doll World Domination Tour, which begins in the U.K. on January 18th and hits the U.S. in the spring. Tickets are on sale now for the U.K. leg, which has proven to be one of the best selling overseas tours! Check out Nicole?s video message about the tour here. ?Doll Domination? is in full effect, with Nicole, Jessica, Melody, Ashley and Kimberly ready to help fans get in touch with their inner doll.
Be sure to tune in to see the Pussycat Dolls perform on the American Music Awards with Nicole Scherzinger hosting the pre-show on ABC on November 23rd. ?Project Runway? season 4 winner Christian Siriano will dress the Dolls in fierce, fabulous fashion for the red carpet!
U.K. tour dates:
January 18, 2009 – Aberdeen, Scotland – Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
January 19, 2009 – Glasgow, Scotland – Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
January 21, 2009 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle Arena
January 22, 2009 – Birmingham, UK – NIA
January 24, 2009 – Nottingham, UK – Nottingham Arena
January 25, 2009 – Bournemouth, UK – Bournemouth International Centre
January 27, 2009 – London, UK – O2 Arena
January 28, 2009 – London, UK – O2 Arena
January 29, 2009 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Evening News Arena
January 30, 2009 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff International Arena
February 1, 2009 – Dublin, Ireland – O2 Dublin
February 3, 2009 – Belfast, Ireland – Kings Hall
February 6, 2009 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Echo Arena
February 7, 2009 – Sheffield, UK – Sheffield Arena
February 8, 2009 – Paris, France – Zenith
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