A lot's been going on this week in pop culture; here are a few highlights:
Van Halen postpones tour dates
The 2012 reunion tour of the 80s rock icons began on February 18 and will continue as planned through May 26, but the last three months of the tour have been suddenly and indefinitely postponed, with no reason given. You can read more over at Billboard.com or see remaining Van Halen tour dates.
Donna Summer passes away
Ms. Summer, one of music's greatest hit-makers, passed away on May 17 at the age of 63 after a battle with lung cancer. The singer was active for several decades and won multiple Grammys. Her hits included "She Works Hard for the Money" and "Hot Stuff" (see video at right).
Facebook goes public
In case you haven't heard, Facebook is in the middle of an IPO worth billions of dollars, and people are scrambling to invest in the social media giant. Help Facebook justify their high stock price by interacting with us on our page.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
If you were looking forward to seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers next week, there's some bad news. The band announced today that they are postponing their tour due to foot injuries sustained by vocalist Anthony Kiedis. The venues for the new tour dates will remain the same as the old dates, and tickets will be honored on the new dates. The updated schedule is below.
As Hurricane Irene moves up the east coast, a number of performers with shows on this weekend have announced cancellations, postponements, and intentions to honor tickets on dates other than the date that's on your ticket. Here are some of the ones we know about. Keep in mind that this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you are planning to attend any kind of event on Saturday, and especially Sunday, then check the website for the event, other outreach sources like Twitter and Facebook, and local media for news.
- Bill Medley & Paul Revere and the Raiders - This concert, originally scheduled for Saturday at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, NY, has been cancelled.
- Dave Matthews Band Caravan - According to the DMB website, the Saturday and Sunday dates on Governors Island in New York are postponed, and the new dates are yet to be determined. However, ticket holders for either date can attend the Friday event.
- Donny Osmond - The Donny Osmond concert scheduled for Saturday night at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City, NJ, has been rescheduled to October 9.
- Franki Valli & The Four Seasons - The Franki Valli concerts scheduled for Friday-Sunday nights at the Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City, NJ, have been cancelled.
- Javelina Festival - The entire festival at Francis Farm in Rehoboth, MA, has been rescheduled to September 30-October 1.
- Journey, Foreigner, and Night Ranger - Sunday's concert at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA, has been rescheduled to September 4. Foreigner will not perform on the new date.
- Jimmy Buffett - The Jimmy Buffett concert scheduled for Saturday night at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA, has been rescheduled to September 1.
- Kenny Chesney - Chesney's show originally scheduled for Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA, has been rescheduled for tonight.
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Lynyrd Skynyrd concert scheduled for Sunday night at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City, NJ, has been rescheduled to October 1.
- New York Pops - The New York Pops concert at the Bethel Woods Center in Bethel, NY, has been cancelled.
- Rib Rock Festival - The Sunday festival at New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center featuring B.B. King and The J. Geils Band has been canceled.
- Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival - The show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, originally scheduled for Sunday has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 30.
- Styx - The Sunday concert at the South Shore Music Circus in Boston, MA, has been cancelled.
- The Temptations - The Saturday concert at the South Shore Music Circus in Boston, MA, and the Sunday concert at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Cape Cod, MA have been cancelled.
- ZZ Top - The Sunday concert at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, NY, has been rescheduled to August 29.