I'm going to get right to it - there is no excuse for boredom this summer! Get to these shows!
Chasing Summer Festival - touted as 'The Largest Outdoor Electronic Dance Music Festival in Western Canada' happens at Fort Calgary on August 9 & 10, featuring Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Krewella, Wolfgang Gartner, Morgan Page, Tommy Trash, Mat Zo, Myon & Shane 54, Tritonal, Seven Lions, Candyland, Andrew Rayel, Topher Jones... the list goes on! Tickets $119-$139 plus s/c here.
Iron & Wine! Good old bearded Sam Beam, who doesn't love 'im? Your chance to love 'im is on September 21 when he plays at MacEwan Hall, tickets $35 plus s/c on sale Friday at 10am here.
Pinback will hit the Republik on August 29, with tickets running you $25 plus s/c, on sale Saturday at 10am here.
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It really must be spring - the show announcements are coming fast and furious! Here's what I got:
The Eagles - History of the Eagles Tour! For the love of all things sacred and holy, I don't want to be the only one in this town singing "New Kid in Town" every morning. Go see them if you're so inclined, they play September 11 at the Saddledome, tickets are on sale Monday, May 6 at 10 am at TM.
Gold & Youth (they're golden, they're youthful... yeah, I got nothin') on May 19 at The Palomino, tickets $12 plus s/c at TM & Sloth Records Friday May 3 at 10am. Go(ld) get 'em! (hah, cracked myself up there).
Ziggy Marley will sing "Tomorrow's People" for you on June 20 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Tickets for that go on sale Friday May 3 at epcorcentre.org. Hmm... now I have that song in my head … Read More
It's been a pretty busy week for gig announcements, and instead of rambling on and cracking myself up with my own witty one-liners, I'm just going to give you the goods. Some of these may already be on your radar, but hey, I'm just covering my bases here, people.
Badlands Stampede Music Festival featuring Afrojack, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki and more July 5-7 at COP. Ticket and festival info here.
Fear Factory with Hate Eternal and Kobra & The Lotus May 26 at Republik. Tickets $25 plus s/c on sale Fri at 10am here.
Alice in Chains with Chevelle & Monster Truck July 2 at Cowboys Stampede Tent. Tickets $85 plus s/c (honest, that's what it says) on sale Fri at 10am here.
The Flatliners & A Wilhelm Scream June 29 at Republik. Tickets $17.50 plus s/c on sale … Read More
Okay, maybe it's not an extravaganza. But maybe it is? Here's what I got for you: Halestorm will be coming to the Republik on Thursday, June 27, with tickets $26 plus s/c on sale Friday, April 5 at 10am here.
After you've recovered from that show, then head down to the Saddledome on July 13 for KISS! Didn't they play their farewell tour here oh, what was it, 10 years ago? Maybe this is just a continuation of that tour, who's to say? Tickets start at $59 and go on sale April 5 at 10am at TM.
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I really hope everyone realizes that I write these titles for my own, personal amusement. Alright! So much to report, and really, infinite time! Let's start with the more recent announcements here - Billy Bragg! Oh how I love Billy Bragg! And he'll be performing with Kim Churchill on April 8 at MacEwan Hall. Tickets for Mr. Bragg are $36 plus s/c on sale Friday, January 18 at 10am at primbeoxoffice.com. Get 'em!
Next up: The Pharcyde 20th Anniversary Tour coming to Commonwealth on February 24, as well as DJ Hype playing there as well on February 12. Tickets for the Pharcyde show available January 18 at 10am here.
Rockets and Dinosaurs with guests coming to town March 2, playing at The Den at the U of C. Tickets $18 plus s/c at primeboxoffice.com.
So much to tell! So little time! Well, there's a bit of time, so here goes. As you may have heard last week, Fleetwood Mac will be rolling into town on May 17, playing at the Saddledome. Tickets range from $49.50-199.50 plus s/c and are now confirmed to go on sale Monday Dec. 17 at 10am here. Stevie and Lindsey, together again! Warms my heart, it does.
Canadian darling Hannah Georgas will play the Republik on Saturday, Jan. 19. Tickets for this show are $20 plus s/c on sale Friday, Dec. 14 at 10am here. And coming out of left field, everyone's favorite and, strangely enough, extremely well-spoken freak, Marilyn Manson will hit the Corral on Friday, Feb. 8. Well, maybe. He did try to play Calgary once before, remember. Tickets for this one are $25/$45.50/$59.50 plus s/c here … Read More
Everybody's favorite foul-mouthed comedian Bog Saget will return to Calgary for a show not to be missed (seriously, so inappropriate! so hilarious!) on February 21 for a show at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, tickets $39.50-$59.50 plus s/c on sale Friday, Oct 26 at 10am here. On a less foul-mouthed note, Great Big Sea will do two shows (two? surely you jest!) on March 14 & 15 at the Jubilee Auditorium, tickets $39.50-$85 plus s/c on sale Friday, Oct 26 at 10am here. And lastly, on a more moustachioed note, Burton Cummings and Band will be performing at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Monday, December 3, with tickets running between $65-$115, on sale Friday, Oct 26 at 10am here. How are you going to be able to get great seats to all three of these shows when they go … Read More
Too early to be witty! Anyhow, everyone's favorite Devonian rock stars, Muse, will be gracing our city with their presence on Monday, February 4 at the Saddledome with guests, Band of Skulls. Tickets $39.50/$59.50/$65 plus s/c on sale Friday, October 12 at 10am at TM. It's an all-ages show, so bring the kids!Read More