Friday, May 14, 2010

Ticket On Sale Alerts - May 15, 2010

May 29 - Curren$y + Corner Boy P + Monsta Beatz + more (House of Blues)

Jun 4 - Rebirth Brass Band 27th Anniversary Celebration (Howlin' Wolf)

Jun 5 - Crowbar + The Devils Rain (The Parish @ House of Blues)

Jun 10 - Sons of Bill (The Parish @ House of Blues)

Jun 15 - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek (House of Blues)

Jun 19 - Tool (UNO Lakefront Arena)

Jun 26 - Misstallica - Metallica Tribute (The Parish @ House of Blues)

Jul 10 - Zebra - 35th Anniversary Concert (Mahalia Jackson Theater)

Aug 10 - Mat Kearney (House of Blues)

Sep 17 - Nick Cannon and Spanky Hayes (House of Blues)

Sep 21 - The Black Keys + The Whigs (House of Blues)

Oct 1 - The Black Crowes (Beau Rivage Biloxi)

Oct 2 - Chelsea Handler (UNO Lakefront Arena)

April 9, 2011 - Lady Gaga (New Orleans Arena)

Coming soon: Limp Bizkit - Dokken - Everclear - Jonas Brothers - see the New Orleans Concert Line for details and more listings.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

WWOZ Presents Gulf Aid: A Benefit Concert - May 16, 2010 at Mardi Gras World

On Sunday, May 16, WWOZ will present Gulf Aid, a benefit concert to raise funds for efforts to stop the oil spill from destroying our wetlands, as well as for fishermen and their families. The concert runs from noon to 10 p.m. -- rain or shine -- at Mardi Gras World River City in New Orleans. WWOZ will broadcast live from the concert, so stay tuned to the WWOZ live broadcast page for details.

The amazing lineup for this important benefit includes John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Allen Toussaint, Mos Def, Ani DiFranco, The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars (featuring Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, and Johnny Vidacovich), Zachary Richard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Irvin Mayfield's Playhouse Revue, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, Jeremy Davenport, Rebirth Brass Band, MyNameIsJohnMichael, Big Sam and many more artists to be announced.

Tickets are $50, available exclusively via Elevate Tickets. VIP packages will be available. All funds will be managed and distributed by Gulf Aid, a 501(c3) nonprofit corporation created in partnership with WWOZ to ensure that all proceeds and donations are distributed to organizations to focus on two key elements of recovery - the wetlands/coastal environmental issues and the well-being of fishermen and the regional seafood industry.

You can also send donations to:

P.O. Box 6917
Metairie, LA 70009

The event is sponsored by Rehage Entertainment, producer of the Voodoo Experience and the Essence Music Festival, as well as Sidney D. Torres, IV, owner of SDT Waste and Debris.

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Lady Gaga Monster Ball Tour at New Orleans Arena - April 09, 2011

Tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 AM.

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The Monster Ball Tour Starring Lady Gaga
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 8:00 PM
New Orleans Arena
1500 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Lady Gaga has captivated audiences around the globe with her stunning international smash, The Monster Ball tour. In 2010 the tour has taken her throughout Europe to rave reviews everywhere she stops, with North American dates set to begin on June 28th, 2010. With the majority of North American dates already sold out, Lady Gaga today announced she will return to North America in 2011. The 2011 North American Monster Ball Tour will begin on February 19th, 2011 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, taking her spectacular show to top arenas and a host of new cities. Semi Precious Weapons have opened all dates for Lady Gaga's 2010 tour and will join her again in 2011. Tickets go on sale beginning May 14, 2010 at

Critics around the world raved about the first leg of The Monster Ball Tour, which Gaga described as "the first-ever pop-electro opera." The Sun called it "breathtaking stuff" and "the best live show you will see this year," while London's Independent wrote: "Gaga's got it, which is why, right now, the whole pop world wants to take a ride on her disco stick." Writing about her show at Radio City Music Hall, the New York Times noted that "her Monster Ball tour always provided something worth a snapshot: a sci-fi tableau, perhaps, or a skimpy, glittery costume. The more her image gets around, the better Lady Gaga does."

Lady Gaga is touring in support of The Fame Monster, which was released on November 18th, 2009. The album is the follow-up to 2008's Grammy Award-winning album The Fame, which spawned the No. 1 singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face." Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 11.5 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga's current singles, "Just Dance," "Poker Face," "Lovegame," "Paparazzi," "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" have combined sales over 40 million worldwide. At this year's BRIT awards, she took him awards for International Album (The Fame), International Female Solo Act and International Breakthrough Act.

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 11th, at 10am local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit

with special guests Semi Precious Weapons

North American Tour Extension 2011 Itinerary

Feb 19 - Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Feb 26 - Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Mar 03 - Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Mar 08 - Boston, MA TD Garden
Mar 25 - Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand
Apr 08 - Houston, TX Toyota Center
Apr 09 - New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Apr 12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
Apr 13 - Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Apr 18 - Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center

Monday, May 10, 2010

Chelsea Handler at UNO Lakefront Arena - October 2, 2010

Tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster on Friday, May 14 at 10:00 AM

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Chelsea Handler
2010 Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Tour
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 8:00 PM
Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122

Tool at UNO Lakefront Arena - June 19, 2010

Tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 AM

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Tool 2010 Summer Tour
Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8:00 PM
Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122

Rock band Tool has announced a string of Summer 2010 concert dates, kicking off at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on June 19th.

Tool tour dates announced so far:

Sat - 6/19 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Arena
Sun - 6/20 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Tue - 6/22 - Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
Wed - 6/23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
Fri - 6/25 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Sat - 6/26 - St. Charles, MO @ Family Arena
Thu - 7/01 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sun - 7/04 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Mon - 7/05 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
Wed - 7/07 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Fri - 7/09 - Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
Mon - 7/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Check Ticketmaster for more Tool tour dates as they are announced.

Check the Concert Line for more upcoming shows and on-sale dates, including Concrete Blonde, Rooney, Zebra's 35th Anniversary Concert, Southern Gothic Festival, Lillian Axe, Mat Kearney, Paramore with New Found Glory, The Black Keys, and more.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

2010 Essence Music Festival Daily Schedule Announced

Friday, July 2:

Main Stage: Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, Raphael Saadiq, Monica.

Superlounges: Chrisette Michele, Irma Thomas, Arrested Development, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Mary Mary, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, WAR, Little Freddie King, Ruben Studdard.

Saturday, July 3:

Main Stage: Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight, LL Cool J, Keri Hilson.

Superlounges: Laura Izibor, Sam & Ruby, De La Soul, Mint Condition, Leo Jackson & Melody Clouds, Joe, Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band.

Sunday, July 4:

Main Stage: Mary J Blige, Earth Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Trey Songz.

Superlounges: Estelle, Hot 8 Brass Band, Lalah Hathaway, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs, Melanie Fiona, PJ Morton Band, Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers.

Single day tickets go on sale Thursday, May 6 and are priced from $53–$212 per person per night. Weekend packages ranging from $159–$636 per person offer music fans the best way to enjoy a full three days of entertainment.

Essence Music Festival
July 2, 3, 4
Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Umphrey's McGee with Brock Butler - House of Blues New Orleans - June 2, 2010

Umphrey's McGee plus Brock Butler (of Perpetual Groove)
House of Blues New Orleans
Wednesday 06/02/2010
Doors: 08:00 PM
Show: 09:00 PM

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Umphrey's McGee Announces Full Summer Schedule

On the heels of big plays in Amsterdam and Australia, and still buzzing from the ground-breaking first annual UMBowl in Chicago, pop prog rockers Umphrey's McGee today unveil their complete summer 2010 tour schedule.

The band's summer plans include stops at festivals throughout the country: Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Summerfest, and All Good, among others. Additional tour highlights include a highly anticipated Colorado visit - for a July 3 "Red Rocks & Blue" show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Galactic (w/ Cyril Neville) and The Wailers and an intimate play on the 4th of July at the Gothic Theatre, and an opening stint for Widespread Panic on July 13 at LC Outdoor Amphitheater in Columbus, OH. Umphrey's McGee's complete summer tour schedule is included below.

The always forward-thinking Umphrey's McGee recently carved out new terrain in musical interactivity with fans, when they hosted the first annual "UMBowl" - an unprecedented 4-quarter evening-long concert at Lincoln Hall in the group's hometown of Chicago. For the April 24th event, fans determined the show's entire set list via real time text messaging and pre-show balloting. Complete with (quite funny) ESPN style videos in between quarters, UMBowl football jersey-styled t-shirts, and "overtime", the venue roared with the energy of an NFL Playoff game. Each quarter offered a unique approach to fan interaction – such as an acoustic "1st quarter" with songs determined by pre-show balloting, and a wholly improvised 2nd quarter performance driven by real time texting from the fans to the soundboard, where it was reviewed and delivered to the band (and the crowd) by "offensive coordinator/sound caresser" Kevin Browning. A review hailed UMBowl as "…challenging, fan-centric and courageous."

Umphrey's McGee also recently released their song "1348" on the Rock Band Network. This marks the first time Umphrey's McGee's music has been part of any video game, and the progressive-rock influenced music proves to be a great fit. For "1348" Umphrey's McGee worked with former Harmonix Music Systems employee and current Rock Band Network freelancer Andrew Buch. In addition to "1348", Buch is helping to prepare several Umphrey's McGee songs for the program that will be made available soon.

Umphrey's McGee's complete list of summer tour dates is as follows:

Fri, May 28 - Sunday, May 30 Summercamp Chillicothe IL
Wed, Jun 02 House of Blues New Orleans LA w/ Brock Butler
Thu, Jun 03 House of Blues Dallas TX w/ Brock Butler
Fri, Jun 04 - Saturday, June 5 Wakarusa Festival Ozark AR
Thu, Jun 10 - Sunday, June 13 Bonnaroo Manchester TN
Wed, Jun 30 Summerfest Milwaukee WI
Fri, Jul 02 Nateva Music & Arts Festival - Oxford Fairgrounds Oxford ME
Sat, Jul 03 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison CO w/ Galactic and The Wailers
Sun, Jul 04 Gothic Theatre Englewood CO
Wed, Jul 07 Centennial Terrace Sylvania OH Co-headlining w/ moe.
Thu, Jul 08 Party in the Park Rochester NY w/ Cornmeal
Fri, Jul 09 All Good Music Festival Masontown WV
Sat, Jul 10 Forecastle Festival Louisville KY
Sun, Jul 11 Jamboozle Big Flats NY
Tue, Jul 13 LC Outdoor Amphitheater Columbus OH Opening for Widespread Panic
Thu, Jul 15 Lafayette Square Buffalo NY w/ Tea Leaf Green
Fri, Jul 16 Frederick Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids MI
Sat, Jul 17 White River Lawn Indianapolis IN w/ Rusted Root
Thu, Jul 29 South Shore Music Circus Cohasset MA w/ Rebelution
Fri, Jul 30 Cape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis MA w/ Rebelution
Sat, Jul 31 Gathering of the Vibes Bridgeport CT
Sun, Aug 01 Hampton Beach Casino Room Hampton Beach NH w/ Rebelution
Wed, Aug 04 Saranac Brewery Utica NY w/ Rebelution
Thu, Aug 05 Theatre at Westbury Westbury NY w/ Rebelution
Fri, Aug 06 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe PA
Sat, Aug 07 Stone Pony Asbury Park NJ
Wed, Aug 11 The Norva Norfolk VA
Thu, Aug 12 House of Blues Myrtle Beach SC w/ Rebelution
Fri, Aug 13 Raleigh Amphiteater Raleigh NC w/ Rebelution
Sat, Aug 14 Masquerade Music Park Atlanta GA w/ Rebelution
Thu, Nov 11 - Fri, Nov 12 Bear Creek Music & Art Fest Live Oak FL
Thu, Jan 20 - Sun, Jan 24 Mayan Holidaze Mayan Riviera, Mexico w/ The Disco Biscuits and STS9


Bourbon & Burlesque - Fundraiser for the Contemporary Arts Center - June 19

It's the fourth annual Bourbon & Burlesque, a swinging soiree with proceeds benefiting the Contemporary Arts Center. Featuring a sampling of the city's best burlesque acts, with sumptuous cuisine and creative cocktails provided by Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House restaurant. Plus an aerial striptease by world-renowned burlesque artist Angela Eve (from Chicago); premium raffle with gifts from local clothing stores, hotels, restaurants and much more; and additional swinging surprises.

Tickets: Advance tickets - $50 general admission, $25 for CAC members. At the door - $70 general admission.

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Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130