Ed Sheeran Announces Late Summer 2014 North American Tour

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Ed Sheeran, the rising British singer-songwriter best known for his combination of pop, folk and hip hop soul, announced his second headlining North American tour yesterday. The run will span the last half of August and first half of September. This latest tour is supporting Sheeran's sophomore studio album, x (pronounced "multiply"), which is scheduled for release on June 23.

This new tour marks the first headlining arena tour for Sheeran. Last year Sheeran toured arenas as a supporting act for Taylor Swift's Red Tour.

See below for a selection of tour dates and visit the Ed Sheeran page for more information on tickets.

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Aladdin, Aerosmith Among Onsales This Week

Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Fri-Mon Aerosmith Buy tickets
Sun Aladdin Buy tickets
Mon Paul McCartney Buy tickets
Fri/Mon Jesus Christ Superstar Buy tickets
Mon Justin Timberlake Buy tickets
Fri Fleetwood Mac Buy tickets
Fri UFC 173 & Fight Night Buy tickets
Fri Theresa Caputo Buy tickets
Fri The Fray Buy tickets
Fri Florida Georgia Line Buy tickets

There are a lot of onsales happening in the next few days, so let's get right to it.

Theater is particularly active this week. First off, the new Broadway musical Aladdin has over 90 shows on sale this coming Sunday for dates on and after September 1. Meanwhile, the tour Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular has 23 onsales this coming Friday and Monday, and the production of Jersey Boys in San Jose, CA, has eight shows onsale Friday.

Switching to concerts, rock band Aerosmith is joining up with Slash for a tour that begins in May and runs until early September. All 23 concerts go on sale this weekend, with a couple Nevada shows on sale tomorrow, one Illinois show on sale Saturday, and the rest of the concerts on sale Monday.

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Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour Announces Dates, Tickets

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It's been a rock album, a film, and now it'll be an arena spectacular: Jesus Christ Superstar will head out on an arena tour starting June 9 in New Orleans, LA. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, April 11.

The musical is the biggest North American arena tour of this show. A collaboration between Tim Rice (The Lion King) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera), this rendition of Jesus Christ Superstar will feature a star-studded cast. First, Ben Forster, who led the UK and Australian arena tours, will reprise his role as Jesus. Michelle Williams, of Destiny's Child fame, will star as Mary Magdalene; Brandon Boyd of Incubus will star as Judas, JC Chasez (yes, from 'N Sync) will star as Pontius Pilate, and John rotten Lydon from the Sex Pistols will play King Herod.

See below for the tour dates and visit the Jesus Christ Superstar page for more information on tickets.

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Justin Timberlake Adds Dates to North American Tour

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After an already-successful North American run, Justin Timberlake has this morning announced additional dates to his tour. The 20/20 Experience will now include a return to cities such as Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The new shows begin in late November and stop just before the winter holidays on Dec. 20.

The new shows will push Timberlake's tour past the one-year mark; he began this world tour on Nov. 6, 2013, in New York City. These dates come after a stint of dates across Europe and in Australia.

See below for the tour dates and visit the Justin Timberlake page for more information on tickets.

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Fleetwood Mac, Mayhem Festival Among Onsales This Week

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Events onsale this week
Day(s) Event  
Mon Fleetwood Mac Buy tickets
Fri-Sat Mayhem Festival Buy tickets
Fri NKOTB Buy tickets
Fri New Edition Buy tickets
Fri The Book of Mormon Buy tickets
Fri Devo Buy tickets
Fri Boston Bruins Playoffs Buy tickets
Fri San Antonio Spurs Buy tickets
Fri San Jose Sharks Playoffs Buy tickets
Fri-Sat 311 Buy tickets
Fri-Sat PBR Buy tickets
Sat Stanley Cup Playoffs Buy tickets
Sat LA Clippers Playoffs Buy tickets
Sat LA Kings Playoffs Buy tickets
Sat/Mon Ringling Bros. Buy tickets
Mon Atlanta Hawks Playoffs Buy tickets
Mon Mamma Mia! Buy tickets
Mon Andrea Bocelli Buy tickets

Among the biggest news in live entertainment in the last week or so is the return of Christine McVie to Fleetwood Mac, bringing the band back to its full classic lineup. She returns as the band is plotting its latest tour, "On With the Show," which runs from late September to late December. All 35 of the tour's concerts go on sale this coming Monday.

The other huge tour on sale this weekend is the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. This year's edition of the annual traveling heavy metal festival is being headlined by Avenged Sevenfold and Korn and also includes Asking Alexandra, Cannibal Corpse, Mushroomhead, and Trivium. Onsales for the tour are split between Friday and Saturday.

Others concert onsales this weekend include New Kids on the Block, New Edition, Devo, 311, and Andrea Bocelli.

The sports world is equally as active, with NHL and NBA playoffs prominent this weekend. NHL teams with divisional playoff home games on sale include the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks on Friday, and LA Kings on Saturday. The Stanley Cup playoffs also go on sale Saturday. NBA teams with playoff games on sale include the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, LA Clippers on Saturday, and Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

Finally, in theater, The Book of Mormon tour has onsales Friday for shows in Memphis, TN. Meanwhile, the Ringling Bros. circus has onsales Saturday for San Antonio, TX, and Monday for Louisville, KY. And a production of Mamma Mia! has several shows on sale Satuday for Dallas, TX.

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