Thursday, February 12, 2015

Concert tour roundup: Ricky Martin, Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy, Barenaked Ladies, Replacements, Spoon

Ricky Martin announced the North American dates for his One World Tour in support of his new album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, in stores now. Tickets go on sale starting Feb. 20 at

The multi-platinum award winning artist’s 10th studio album is available in two versions – original and deluxe.

Lead single "Adios" has had 14 million views on Vevo since its release in October. In support of the release, Martin will be making several national television appearances including Un Nuevo Dia (Feb. 12) and the Wendy Williams Show (Feb. 13).

Tour Dates:

Tues, Sept. 15
Las Vegas, NV
Axis At Planet Hollywood
Thurs, Sept. 17
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena (on sale Feb. 21)
Sat, Sept. 19
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum (on sale Feb. 21)
Sun, Sept. 20
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena
Thurs, Sept. 24
Albuquerque, NM
Sandia Casino
Sat, Sept. 26
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre
Sun, Sept. 27
El Paso, TX
El Paso County Coliseum (on sale TBA)
Wed, Sept. 30
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
Thurs, Oct. 1
Laredo, TX
Laredo Energy Arena
Sat, Oct. 3
San Antonio, TX
Freeman Coliseum
Sun, Oct. 4
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Thurs, Oct. 8
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Fri, Oct. 9
Washington DC
Patriot Center
Sun, Oct. 11
Chicago, IL
Allstate Arena
Thurs, Oct. 15
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Sat, Oct. 17
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall (on sale Feb. 21)
Sun, Oct. 18
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
Thurs, Oct. 22
Atlanta, GA
Phillips Arena
Sat, Oct. 24
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena
Sun, Oct. 25
Orlando, FL
Amway Center

Ed Sheeran unveiled details for his 2015 North American headlining tour. The cross country trek will kick off in May. Pre-sale tickets will be available for select dates starting Feb. 16, followed by general public on-sale tickets starting on Feb 20. For ticket information and tour updates, visit

The tour announcement comes on the heels of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s night at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where Sheeran was nominated for 3 awards, including the prestigious “Album of the Year” for his RIAA platinum-certified album “x” (pronounced multiply). Sheeran’s other nominations came in the categories for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Song Written For Visual Media” for his song “I See Fire” from the feature film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Sheeran also did a performance of his platinum single “Thinking Out Loud,” where he was joined by Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, and Questlove. Sheeran returned to the stage to perform with Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Both “x” and “Thinking Out Loud” shot to #1 on iTunes immediately following his appearance.

Latest single “Thinking Out Loud” reached #1 on the Hot AC radio chart and #2 at Top 40. Likewise, “Thinking Out Loud” is #2 on Billboard Hot 100, earning the acclaimed singer-songwriter the highest charting U.S. single of his career so far. “Thinking Out Loud” is the third single from “x” following platinum singles “Sing” and “Don’t.” 
The artist is among the star-studded lineup performing on CBS’ “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute” which airs on February 16. Sheeran will return to London to perform at this year’s BRIT Awards, where he’s nominated for 4 awards, including Male Solo Artist, Single, and Album Of The Year.

Headlining Tour Dates:
*denotes festival date

2 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival*
6 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
7 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre at Grande Prairie
9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
12 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
13 Albany, NY Times Union Center
15 Las Vegas, NV Rock in Rio USA*
19 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
24 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
26 Philadelphia, PA the Mann
28 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium
29 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium

2 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
3 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
5 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
6 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
7 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
9 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
10 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
13 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
14 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
16 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
17 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
19 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
20 Portland, OR Moda Center
23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
24 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
26 San Francisco, CA Greek Theater at Berkeley

29 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

2 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Amphitheater
3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest 

Vance Joy's North American headline tour starts April 9. The newly announced dates pave the way for Vance Joy’s turn as main support on Taylor Swift’s “The 1989 World Tour.” Those shows begin May 20 in Louisiana and continue through a return to Joy’s native Australia, set for Nov. 28. For complete details and ticket information, visit

“Riptide,” Vance Joy’s debut North American single, now certified platinum, remains a multi-format smash, nearing the top 30 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and Top 40 radio outlets nationwide. The track, which was just added into rotation at KIIS FM in Los Angeles, previously spent 5 weeks as the #1 song at Alternative outlets across the country. What’s more, the “Riptide” companion video is now nearing 50 million individual views at
“Mess Is Mine,” the latest single from dream your life away, which has more than 20 million streams on Spotify, is shaping up as another multi-format success. The track is currently ascending the top 20 at Alternative outlets nationwide, with its companion video drawing more than 2.7 million views thus far at Joy recently performed the song on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, marking the first performance of the song on US television: For more, please see,,, and

World Tour 2015
*denotes supporting Taylor Swift

9 Seattle, WA The Showbox
10 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
12 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
15 Mexico City, Mexico El Plaza Condesa
19 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
21 Denver, CO Gothic
27 Austin, TX Stubb’s
28 Houston, TX House Of Blues

15 Miami, FL Revolution
15-17 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest 2015
20 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center *
22 Baton Rouge, LA LSU Tiger Stadium *
22-24 Boston, MA Boston Calling Music Festival
29 Chicago, IL Metro
30 Detroit, MI Ford Field *

2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center *
3 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena *
5-7 New York, NY Governor’s Ball NYC Music Festival
6 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field *
8 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena *
9 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena *
12 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field *
13 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field *

6 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre *
7 Montreal, QB Bell Centre *
10 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium *
11 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium *
13 Washington, DC Nationals Park *
14 Washington, DC Nationals Park *
18 Chicago, IL Soldier Field *
19 Chicago, IL Soldier Field *
24 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium *
25 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium *

1 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium *
4 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place *
5 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place *
8 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field *
14 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium *
15 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium *
17 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena *
18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena *
21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center *
22 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center *
24 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center *
25 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center *
26 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center *
29 San Diego, CA PETCO Park *

4 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena *
5 Denver, CO Pepsi Center *
6 Denver, CO Pepsi Center *
9 Fargo, ND Fargodome *
11 St. Paul, MN Xcel Century Center *
12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Century Center *
13 St. Paul, MN Xcel Century Center *
16 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse *
17 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena *
18 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena *
21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center *
22 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center *
25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena *
26 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena *
28 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center *

2 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre *
3 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre *
8 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena *
9 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center *
10 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center *
13 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park *
17 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium *
20 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena *
21 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex *
24 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome *
27 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena *
31 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium *

28 Sydney, Australia ANZ Stadium *

Barenaked Ladies will be heading back out on the road this summer for their second 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour.

Joined by special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay of Men At Work, the Ladies' jaunt kicks off in June.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 13 at 10am local time in select markets and every tour date will have VIP upgrade packages available. See full list of tour dates below. For updates and more information visit

Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson states, "It's the Last Summer On Earth... Again! It's not a doomsday prediction; it's a call to action. We sincerely hope this won't be the 'last summer on Earth,' but just in case, we're going to rock like it is!!"

The tour coincides with the release of the band’s, as yet untitled, new album due out on Vanguard Records later this summer. Fans that purchase tickets to the 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour will instantly receive one track from the new album and a digital download of the full album upon release.

Tour Dates: 

5-Jun-15 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
6-Jun-15 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7-Jun-15 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
8-Jun-15 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre
10-Jun-15 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
12-Jun-15 – Red Wing, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino Island Events Center
13-Jun-15 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion
14-Jun-15 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs
16-Jun-15 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
17-Jun-15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
19-Jun-15 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
20-Jun-15 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
21-Jun-15 – Salamanca, NY @ Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
23-Jun-15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
26-Jun-15 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
27-Jun-15 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
28-Jun-15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
29-Jun-15 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
1-Jul-15 – New York, NY @ JBL Live at Pier 97
2-Jul-15 – West Windsor, NJ @ Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
3-Jul-15 – Solomons, MD @ PNC Waterside Pavilion
4-Jul-15 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheatre
8-Jul-15 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory
10-Jul-15 – Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
11-Jul-15 – St. Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre
12-Jul-15 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
13-Jul-15 – Nashville, TN @ Woods at Fontanel
15-Jul-15 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
17-Jul-15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Venue TBD
18-Jul-15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
19-Jul-15 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union OAT
21-Jul-15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
22-Jul-15 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
24-Jul-15 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden
25-Jul-15 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield
26-Jul-15 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheatre


photo by Steven Cohen
The Replacements walked away from each other in Chicago's Grant Park on July 4, 1991, seemingly never to return to the stage together again.

That all changed in late 2013 when singer, guitarist and principal songwriter Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson enthusiastically reunited (with drummer Josh Freese and guitarist David Minehan in tow) for nearly 100,000 fans over three Riot Fests in Toronto, Chicago and Denver.

The reunion received rave reviews from fans and press alike, and the guys actually enjoyed themselves. Thus, the band continued its victory lap into 2014 by playing headline slots at festivals such as Coachella, Shaky Knees, Forecastle and Bumbershoot.
Despite being banned for life from Saturday Night Live in 1986, the band partook in a well-received and unexpected return to 30 Rock when Jimmy Fallon invited them to The Tonight Show.
The stage was then set for a big homecoming show at Midway Stadium in St. Paul, Minn. on Sept. 13, which sold out of all 14,000 tickets in less than 15 minutes. The following week they played for 12,000 people at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, N.Y. and the next logical step is now being taken. The step on to a tour bus for a new U.S. tour.

Following the U.S. dates, the band hops over the Atlantic to headline Spain's Primavera Sound festival, as well as club dates in London and Amsterdam.

Tour Dates:
9 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
10 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
13 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
16 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
19 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore
29 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
30 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre

2 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
3 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
5 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
6 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
8 - Washington, DC - Echostage
9 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
28 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
30 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso

2 - London, UK - Roundhouse

Tickets for newly announced performances on Spoon's 2015 North American tour in support of acclaimed album They Want My Soul are on sale Feb. 13 at 10am local time. See for additional information.

Tour dates:

5/09/15 – Dallas, TX – Homegrown Festival
5/15-17/15 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
5/17/15 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
5/18/15 – Kansas City, MO – Midland
5/19/15 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Theatre
5/21/15 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theater
5/22/15 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater +
5/22-25/15 – Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Festival
5/24/15 –Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl ^
5/25/15 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
5/27/15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks *
5/29/15 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
5/30/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater
6/01/15 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
6/12/15 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
6/13/15 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
6/11-14/15 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/16/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
6/18/15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
6/19/15 – Portland, ME – State Theater
6/18-21/15 – Dover, DE – Firefly

^ co-headline with Future Islands
* co-headline with The Decemberists, Courtney Barnett supporting
+ co-headline with The Decemberists, The Districts supporting

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