According to at least one website, September 5 is Be Late for Something Day, and September 6 is Fight Procrastination Day. So you should get in one last procrastinator's hurrah on the 5th before you have to reform and actually get everything done on time. In other news, check out live events coming up in September:
Bruce Springsteen: The Boss kicks off his North American tour on September 22, with dates scheduled through December 6.
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Rush: The Toronto group is heading up a tour beginning September 7 in Manchester, NH, with dates through December 2.
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Justin Bieber: Don't worry, Beliebers, it's finally time for the Biebs to hit the road. He begins his tour September 29 in Glendale, AZ.
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Other Concerts in September:
- The American Idols Live tour ends on September 11.
- Def Leppard & Poison end their tour on September 15.
- Peter Gabriel kicks off his tour on September 16.
This week's spotlight goes to one class act, one currently popular pop artist, and one classic rocker:
Christian Bale Visits Shooting Victims
Actor Christian Bale, who plays Batman in the latest movie trilogy, on Tuesday visited victims of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, CO. Bale spent over two hours at the Medical Center of Aurora, visiting with the patients, before heading to a memorial near the location of the shooting. This wasn't something Bale had to do, of course, but he did it anyway. And that makes him a great guy in my book.
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" Beats Lady Gaga's "Born This Way"
Love it? Hate it? Doesn't matter, because apparently people like it enough that it's reached its seventh week at #1 on the singles charts. It has now displaced Lady Gaga's 2011 hit "Born This Way," which was on the chart for six weeks. It is not, however, a record for time spent at #1, as some sites are suggesting. That record is held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, with their 1995 song "One Sweet Day," which was at that position for 16 weeks. So "Call Me Maybe" still has a mountain to climb, figuratively, before it gets to the top.
Bruce Springsteen Extends Tour
Been hoping to see The Boss this year? You might be in luck, as today Springsteen announced that his Wrecking Ball Tour is being extended for another 16 North American dates. The fall leg our the tour begins on October 23 and runs until December 6. The tour's North American summer leg begins on August 14 and runs until September 22.
Have a great weekend everybody!
Fenway Park in Boston is continuing its annual summer concert series this year with two classic artists. On Friday, Bruce Springsteen announced that he is heading to Fenway on August 14 as part of his Wrecking Ball Tour. Roger Waters, currently on his The Wall Live Tour, also has a scheduled a concert at the park on July 1.
Springsteen's announcement brings things full circle, as he was the first artist scheduled to play a show at the park when it began hosting concerts on September 6, 2003, but he wasn't actually the first to appear at the park. Here's a quick look at the highlights:
1999 - Limp Bizkit
That's right, Limp Bizkit was actually the first band to perform at the park, albeit without permission. On Sunday, June 13, 1999, the band climbed atop the roof of the Fenway parking garage and proceeded to play a 5-song set before the unauthorized concert was discovered by police. By the time authorities got to the park, 1,500 fans had flocked to see the band play, creating a traffic jam.
Yep, it's true, The Boss is headed out on the road once again. He teased it back in November but now the details are here. The reason for and timing of it is no surprise, of course, as the tour begins just after his new album Wrecking Ball comes out on March 6 (embedded above is its first single, "We Take Care of Our Own"). But fans will surely be happy to see Bruce again. Though he's had a few one- or two-off concerts over the past couple years, the last time he had an extensive set of dates was in 2009.
The tour will begin on March 18 in Atlanta, GA, and will end on May 2 in Newark, NJ. It's currently slated to have 19 dates, including a set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 29. There's no word yet on the set list, but it's safe to assume it will include at least some songs from the new album, along with classic Springsteen hits. The tour dates are below.
|3/18||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|3/19||Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Coliseum|
|3/23||Tampa, FL||Tampa Bay Times Forum|
|3/26||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|3/28||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|3/29||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|4/01||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|4/03||East Rutherford, NJ||Izod Center|
|4/04||East Rutherford, NJ||Izod Center|
|4/06||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|4/09||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|4/12||Detroit, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|4/13||Buffalo, NY||First Niagara Center|
|4/16||Albany, NY||Times Union Center|
|4/17||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|4/24||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion|
|4/26||Los Angeles, CA||Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena|
|4/29||New Orleans, LA||New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival|
|5/02||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
You can find tickets by visiting the Bruce Springsteen page.