It was a big week for rock band AC/DC at TicketNetwork.com. Tickets for the band's upcoming Rock or Bust Tour placed in the top spot of the selling artists list for the past week*. One of the tour dates helpful to that achievement was the September show in Edmonton, Alberta, which beat out Chicago to become the leading city in Monday's onsale. Over 20% of tickets sold so far for the tour have been for the Edmonton show.
Edmonton as a city, wasn't the only winner. Alberta also led on a province/state level with more ticket sales than California. That's quite the feat when California is hosting two shows in September compared to Alberta's one show.
Ford Speed Dating Prank
In honor of Valentine's Day, Ford has put out a short video titled "Mustang Speed Dating." In the clip, a few unsuspecting guys go on a blind date with a woman who turns out to be a professional stunt driver. After meeting in a café, the woman asks each man if they want to go somewhere else and offers to drive.
Once in her car, she admits that she doesn't know how to drive stick and maneuvers out of the parking spot in a manner that would make every car enthusiast cringe, but she then takes each guy to a parking lot where she unleashes every single one of the 435 horses the 5.0 liter V8 Stang has to offer. Needless to say, each guy was a bit surprised when the woman they thought barely knew how to drive stick was now ripping donuts through a parking lot. Although the latter half of this video is great, my favorite part is earlier in the clip when one guys tells the woman that he's a ninja.
It's a simple fact of life. Someday one of either two things will happen to your favorite artists: 1) They will kick the bucket or 2) They will decide that enough is enough and retire from the music business. It happens to every musician, but for some of them that time is coming sooner rather than later. So here are four artists you may want to think about seeing before it's too late, in no particular order.
Normally when someone retires it's because they're entering the final chapter of their life, and they want to live their final years without the stress of work, maybe do some traveling, and spend time with family. That does not appear to be the motivation for Motley Crue's retirement at the end of this year. After all, none of them are particularly old. Mick Mars is the oldest member of the band at 65, but the other three members are in their 50s.
Updated 1/27/15 10:56am
A blizzard is forecast to hit the Northeastern area of the United States from late Monday to Wednesday. Lots of snow and high winds will make driving very difficult at times on those days. With that in mind, some bands and teams have begun postponing their events.
This list below lists events that have been postponed or cancelled. Keep in mind that the list is by no means an exhaustive list. If you are planning to attend any kind of event in the Northeast on late Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, please check the website for the event, other outreach sources like Twitter and Facebook, and local media for additional news.
On Broadway, Aladdin and The Lion King are CANCELLED for Tuesday, according to the Broadway league's website. You can see other theater updates below.