Following up on last week's announcement, tickets for the North American leg of Katy Perry's "Prismatic World Tour" begin going on sale tomorrow, with tickets up for the San Jose, CA, concert. However, the vast majority of onsales take place this coming Monday, January 27.
At 54 shows, Monday's onsale will include nearly all the tour's dates. As mentioned above, San Jose is tomorrow, and there is at least one other that will go on sale at a later date.
Artists joining Perry this weekend include Elton John, Rob Thomas, and Country Megaticket packages on Friday; Tool on Friday and Saturday; and Billy Joel on Saturday and Monday.
This week, we really get back into the swing of things with lots of onsales, including a couple major concert tours, several festivals, and a boxing match.
First up, fellow pop punk bands Fall Out Boy and Paramore are going on tour together for the first time this summer. The 30+ date "Momumentour" goes on sale for most shows tomorrow, but a few dates will begin on Saturday. The tour begins on June 19 and runs until August 17.
Additionally, several festivals have released their lineups in the last couple days, and have initial onsales in the next few days. This includes the Hangout Music Festival, which has its onsale today, as well as the Firefly Music Festival and the brand new iHeartRadio Country Festival, which have onsales Monday. Also, even though it not technically a festival, the Houston Rodeo has onsales for its concert sets this Saturday.
In sports, there are onsales Friday for a bout between Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angula. Other onsales include UFC 171 on Friday, and soccer matches between Mexico and Nigeria on Friday, as well as between the U.S. Womens' team and Russia on Saturday.
Finally, comedian Chelsea Handler has 27 shows on sale this Friday. Handler's "In Conversation" Tour begins on March 4 in New York and ends with two shows in Atlantic City on May 25.
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If you're a fan of Disney's newest animated film, "Frozen," you're in luck — a musical adaptation is heading to Broadway. Bob Iger, Walt Disney CEO and Chairman, confirmed the announcement yesterday.
"Frozen," which took a Golden Globe award for Best Animated Film at this year's show, is said to be in early development for the stage. According to Iger, who spoke to Fortune magazine about the endeavor, "We're not demanding speed. We're demanding excellence."
The Disney film has already been a huge hit since its release Nov. 27. The film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Broadway star Idina Menzel, Johnathon Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana. Its soundtrack features 22 different pieces, making it a perfect story to adapt to a Broadway musical. The title song, "Let It Go," is performed by Idina Menzel (who you may remember as the original Elphaba in a little-known musical called Wicked); "Let It Go" has received a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and a Critics' Choice Award for Best Song.
With Disney debuting its latest Broadway production, Aladdin, come March, and with this one in the works, it seems like the company will continue to morph its kid-friendly films into Broadway successes.
This week, it was announced that comedians (and pals) Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David are hard at work on a Broadway play. The reveal comes after Seinfeld did a Q&A on Reddit where he hinted at a "big, huge, gigantic project" he was working on. According to new reports, David has already written a play, and it's possible Seinfeld will star, direct, produce, or be involved in the production in some way.
Seinfeld has previous Broadway experience. In 2011, he produced and directed Colin Quinn's one-man show, Long Story Short (which later went on to be shown on HBO). Similarly, Seinfeld and David have worked closely together on various projects over the years, including "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Although nothing has been confirmed just yet, the possibility is still pretty exciting for most Seinfeld/David fans, who have been eagerly awaiting their next project. Would you see a play involving these two comedians?
While the start of each year tends to inspire a lull on Broadway, there are lots of shows to look forward to in 2014. Shows about the French revolution; shows about German rockstars; shows about poor-beggars-turned-princes; and shows about... Rocky Balboa? Here are a few Broadway productions to look forward to this year.
Type of Show: Musical
Previews: February 11, 2014
Opening Date: March 13, 2014
Synopsis: A debt collector turned club fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he's offered a chance at the world heavyweight championship.
Why Non-Theater Lovers Should Care: Curiosity's sake will probably drive a few to check out Rocky. Rocky Balboa is a character you can root for and it'll be weirdly interesting to see how they managed to turn the film into a musical. Plus, Sylvester Stallone — the writer, director, and star behind the original "Rocky" film — is involved in the project. It may sound bizarre in theory, but the musical could work.