December 18, 2017

Arcade Fire tickets Hyde park 2011 UK Show on sale now

Arcade FireThe twice Grammy nominated Arcade Fire have confirmed they will be playing at London's Hyde Park this summer. After landing on the cover of Q Magazine, snagging four nominations in the UK for NME magazine's Shockwave Awards—Best Album, Best International Band, Best Live Band, and Best Video—and having received nods from the Brit Awards, the eclectic Canadian indie-rock darlings seemingly have no choice to put on a show for their myriad and loyal English fans.

Since shaking up the music scene in 2004 with their first full-length release, Funeral, Arcade Fire has been consistently popular the world over. The band's latest album, The Suburbs, was a smash hit not only with United Kingdom listeners, but all over the globe, hitting the #1 spot on several international sales charts, and finding its way to upper portions—if not the very top—of many year end lists, including BBC 6 Music's Top 50 Albums of the Year, Clash Magazine's Top 40 Albums of 2010, and Billboard's Top 10 Albums of 2010.

Tickets for the musical event are on sale as of January 29, with the concert taking place June 30. Arcade Fire will be headlining with Mumford and Sons, The Vaccines, and Beirut supporting.

Foo Fighters Tickets Wembley 2011 NME Awards On Sale Today

Foo FightersOne of the US pioneers of alternative rock, the Seattle born Foo Fighters will be appearing at the NME Awards on February 25th at Wembley Arena.

The band has a new album coming out this spring and expectations are high that several songs will be premiered at the event. The new album is promised to be "full on" heavy by frontman David Grohl in an interview with BBC radio last fall. "In the 14 songs, there's not one acoustic guitar — there's not even one in the house," he said.

Other acts include Cee Lo Green, Band of Horses and No Age. 

Band of Horses drummer Creighton Barrett told NME Radio that they are hoping to perform with Cee Lo Green. On Cee Lo Green's last album, 'The Lady Killer', they did a cover of Band of Horses' 2008 song 'No One's Gonna Love You'. 

Tickets for the NME Awards are now on sale. Also available are tickets for the Foo Fighters summer appearance at Milton Keynes Bowl on July 2nd and 3rd. Opening acts for that event will be Death Cab For Cutie and Tame Impala on July 2 and Jimmy Eat World and The Hot Rats on July 3. Biffy Clyro will be supporting both nights.

Take That Named U.K.’s Most Popular Live Act

Take-That-RobbieTake That, the reformed pop group, has taken 2010 as their own after being named the United Kingdom’s most popular act, kicking Lady Gaga and the band Kings of Leon out of the fought-for position.

Take That, who recently reunited with group member Robbie Williams, has dominated the British album chart with their latest album "Progress" ever since it was released in November of last year. 235,000 copies of Progress were sold in one day and 520,000 the first week, with the single “The Flood” making a major splash in the British music industry.

Kings of Leon and their hit single "Sex on Fire" found themselves shoved into second place with the band JLS behind them. Lady Gage and Michael Buble were given forth and fifth place. Featured in the top ten were Bon Jovi, the Black Eyed Peas, and Muse.

Take That began releasing albums and dominating music charts in 1990; Robbie Williams left the band in 1995 but, after 15 years, decided to return in July of 2010. Progress, the first album to feature Williams since his returns, has remained on the number one spot for six consecutive weeks in the U.K. and has gained wide recognition across the world.

Jerry Seinfeld Tickets o2 Arena London 2011 On Sale Now

Jerry-Seinfeld-ticketsOn Friday, June 3, 2011, actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will have a one-off, stand-up show at the O2 Arena in London, England. Tickets for Seinfeld’s show go on sale beginning December 17, 2010, at 9 a.m. The performance will be held only on June 3, 2011.

Ticket sales are expected to be strong as Seinfeld does not visit the United Kingdom on a regular basis as part of his tour. Seinfeld is widely popular in the United Kingdom, and WootUsa expects tickets for Seinfeld’s comedy routine to go quickly.

Jerry Seinfeld made his mark with the television hit series “Seinfeld” where four characters were cast as best friends with Seinfeld playing as himself. The series ran for nine consecutive seasons and was highly popular with American audiences. Seinfeld is also known as a stand-up comedian and writer. His sharp wit, impromptu observations, and satire won over millions of fans.

Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase tickets to Jerry Seinfeld’s one-night-only performance of comedy at the O2 Arena in London on Friday, April 3, 2011. Tickets are scheduled to begin selling on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 9 a.m. Hurry to purchase your tickets as they are certain to sell quickly.

Rihanna Tickets 2011 On Sale Today

Rihanna-ticketsRihanna has taken the United States by storm with her blend of hip-hop and R&B styles, and is headed for the United Kingdom to conquer a new hemisphere. Her most recent release is titled "Loud," and is planning a tour of the U.K to perform her hits for audiences. "Loud" is the Barbadian-born recording artist's follow-up to "Rated R" from 2009, and the singer will be performing hits from the album like "Only Girl (in the World)" and "What's My Name," in the U.K. on six dates.

Tour dates were announced on Monday, and will take the singer on a whirlwind trip around the U.K. Performances are scheduled to take place in October 2011 all over the country, including Oct. 5 at the London O2 Arena, Oct. 7 at the Liverpool Echo Arena, Oct. 9 at Manchester Evening News Arena, Oct. 10 at Glasgow SECC, Oct. 15 at Birmingham LG Arena and Oct. 16 at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.

Joining Rihanna on the tour will be KeSsha, who has topped the pop charts with hits including "Take It Off," "Tik Tok" and "Your Love is My Drug." Tickets for what promises to be a series of fantastic performances will go on sale Saturday, Dec. 11.

Atlanta Braves Acquire Righty Scott Linebrink

The Braves announced that they acquired Scott Linebrink and $1.5MM from the White Sox for minor league pitcher Kyle Cofield. Linebrink, 34, posted a 4.40 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 57 1/3 innings for the White Sox during the 2010 season. He's entering the final year of the four-year, $19MM deal he signed before the 2008 season and will earn $5.5MM in 2011. The White Sox are also sending cash to the Braves.

Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports broke the story and's Mark Bowman reported the amount of cash changing hands (on Twitter).

Cofield was selected by the Braves in the eighth round of the 2005 draft. The 23-year-old right-hander spent most of the 2010 season at Double-A, where he posted a 4.39 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 55 1/3 innings. Baseball America ranked Cofield 24th among Braves prospects before the season, noting that he has a low 90s fastball and a plus curveball that he struggles to command. 

Leonid Meteor Shower 2010 Arrives

leonid-meteor-shower-2010The Leonid Meteor Shower of 2010 has arrived.  It began lighting up the night sky last night and will continue until tonight.

The meteor can be seen in the sky near the Leo constellation.  The best time to witness this is three to four hours before sunrise or even before dawn. These meteorites will be entering into earth’s atmosphere a rapid pace. It has been originated from the 55P/Tempel-Tuttle comet.

On an average a sky watcher can witness 10-20 meteors lighting up the sky, which means these meteorites are disintegrating as they enter into the earth atmosphere. According to the experts advice, they say that the best time to watch these meteors is approximately two hours before sunrise.

NASA on the other has said that these meteor showers not only light and create a beautiful scene in the night sky but has also gained the status of a meteor storm. The last meteor storm had taken place some 80 years ago.


Sparky Anderson Dies at 76

sparky-anderson-diesTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Hall of Fame baseball manager Sparky Anderson has died. He was 76.

Family spokesman Dan Ewald says Anderson died from complications from dementia.

Anderson guided the Cincinnati Reds to World Series championships in 1975 and 1976 and then led the Detroit Tigers to the 1984 title.

Justin Beiber to Debut New Fragrance Wristband

justin-beiber-fragrancePop Tart Justin Beiber has announced the debut of his new fragrance, My World.

My World is different in that instead of releasing it in a traditional bottle, Bieber's fragrance will come in scented wristbands and dog tags. The scent will reportedly last a year. Whew!!!

MTV reports that the fragrance will hit Wal-Mart stores beginning on Black Friday Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, and traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

Bieber has partnered with Etoile Nation Beauty to create the product, which will be expanded to additional retailers, including specialty stores, next year.

"This Justin Bieber juggernaut is never going to end. Justin is a total grassroots phenomenon," said Michael Ferrara, president of Etoile.


Nun’s Honus Wagner Card at Heritage Auction Galleries

honus-wagnerSister Virginia Muller didn't think a simple little card with some "goofy" Honus Wagner guy would be worth anything.

Because of a special donation, this "goofy" card, one of the oldest in the last 100 years, would belong to Muller and here order, the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame. The baseball great is a treasured among collectors, and the happens to be the most sought-after baseball card in history.

The Roman Catholic nuns are auctioning off the card, which despite its poor condition is expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000. The proceeds will go to their ministries in 35 countries around the world.  Heritage Auction Galleries will conduct the auction.

The card is part of the T206 series, produced between 1909 and 1911. About 60 Wagner cards are known to exist.

It just boggles your mind," Muller told The Associated Press. "I can't remember a time when we have received anything like this."