The following is a guest article by Matt Thames.
Had enough of all those movie remakes yet?
Indeed, the last several years turned out a bunch of big budget remakes — The Longest Yard, King Kong, True Grit, The Bad News Bears and Fright Night — to name just a few. Soon Evil Dead, Carrie and Red Dawn will be coming down the pike, along with a slew more. With the big flick industry's creativity in the red, the studios are cranking out one recycled flick after another amid declining box-office numbers, and its been giving the 'biz a boost.
Maybe the music industry should consider a similar approach.
I'm still sobbing internally after last night's "The Walking Dead." I swear, watching that show is emotionally exhausting, but I can't get enough. Though I'm still not over many of the show's deaths, next week the show's third season wraps, and I'm so excited to possibly (?) have resolution with The Governor and his creepy eye patch. Check out the trailer, and remember: when fighting zombies, always aim for the head.
With four artists and bands with a significant number of onsales, the end of the week will be plenty busy. Let's get right to it.
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- John Mayer announced his new Born & Raised Tour last Thursday. Most of the concerts on the tour go on sale this Friday.
- All the dates for Phish's summer tour go on sale Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
- A second North American leg of P!nk's The Truth About Love Tour goes on sale Saturday.
- The Eagles have tickets for their History of the Eagles Tour beginning on Thursday.
- Everclear is joining up with Live, Filter, and Sponge for the Summerland Tour 2013. 17 concerts will go on sale this weekend.
- Pitbull and Ke$ha are joining up for a summer tour. Initial onsales are Friday and Saturday.
- Barenaked Ladies is joining with Ben Folds Five and Guster for a new edition of the Last Summer on Earth Tour. Six shows go on sale Friday and Saturday.