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David Gilmour

Former Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has a few more dates on sale this coming Monday for the tour in support of his latest album, Rattle That Lock.
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Garth Brooks

The country superstar isn't done yet. He has a couple new onsales today for concerts in Dallas, TX, this September.
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Shania Twain

Shania Twain has several Canadian concerts on sale today for her tour with Gavin DeGraw, with dates in October.
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Janet Jackson

Earlier this week, Janet Jackson added another North American leg to her Unbreakable Tour. The new concerts, slated to begin in January, go on sale this coming Monday.
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Oddball Comedy Festival

The third edition of the comedy festival features Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer as headliners. More onsales are today.
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NFL

The Baltimore Ravens have more onsales this coming Tuesday for games from August to December.
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5 Musical Acts Who Are Resting on Their Laurels

5 Artists Who Are Resting on Their Laurels

Being a popular musical act is tough. They not only have to manage the expectations of their fans, who want them to keep producing great material, they have to manage the expectations of their labels, who want them to keep producing great material. Over time, many artists suffer from changing winds in musical taste, and the type of music that made them popular in one decade doesn't get much traction in another, leading many fans to ask of new songs, "What is this crap?" Or else the artist or band tries to experiment, leading many fans to ask of new songs, "What is this crap?"

What I'm basically saying is that fans tend to have a strong preference for the music that made them initially like the artist; it's a kind of nostalgia effect, I suppose. So some artists who've been around for a long time, and are no longer bound to recording contracts, have decided to base their current success on exactly what their fans are expecting: the golden oldies that made them popular. They continue touring but stop recording for the most part, or else have very long gaps of time between albums which suggest recording isn't a priority for them. Here are a few examples that've done just that:

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are among the better bands on this list, since they've actually had a new studio album in the last 10 years, that being A Bigger Bang (2005). They've had several compilation and live albums since then, some with a few new songs, but that's about it. Since 1989, the Stones have definitely slowed down their release schedule, with three studio albums during that time period. The Stones have given no indication that they're done recording, so hopefully we'll see a new album soon.

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Luke Bryan

Country superstar Luke Bryan has tickets on sale today for his upcoming Farm Tour, which will take place this October at farms primarily in the Southeastern U.S.
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Oddball Comedy Festival

The third edition of the comedy festival features Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer as headliners. Most onsales are today.
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NFL

Several teams have onsales in the coming week, including the Vikings, Seahawks, Bears, Patriots, and Ravens.
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The July 4 holiday might mean that a lot of us are off work having barbecues, swimming in pools, and enjoying some company, but as the old saying goes, "The show must go on." There are a bunch of artists with tours starting this weekend and during the coming week. Here are just some of the highlights:

Grateful Dead

The legendary jam band is playing the final three concerts on their Fare Thee Well Tour today, tomorrow, and Sunday at Chicago's Soldier Field Stadium.
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Foo Fighters

Despite breaking his leg in Sweden, Dave Grohl and band are still scheduled to begin the U.S. leg of their tour tomorrow, beginning in Washington, D.C.
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