The Toronto Raptors are by far the NBA’s biggest surprise of the season thus far. Led by veteran point guard Kyle Lowry, the Raptors are off to their best start in franchise history posting an 8-2 record through 10 games. The high-rising DeMar DeRozan leads the team averaging 21.2 PPG, while the 7-foot tall center Jonas Valanciunas is having a career season averaging 8 RPG and 11 PPG. The only NBA team located outside the U.S., the loyal Raptor fan-base has chanted and termed the phrase #WeTheNorth. Look for continued success from a team that is surprising the entire league with their energy and play-making ability.
My Prediction: Toronto will finish in the 5th spot in the Eastern Conference, behind Cleveland, Chicago (if Rose can stay healthy), Washington, and Miami.
When Taylor Swift tours, she does it right. This time, it's a world tour in support of her newest album, 1989 (which, by the way, is setting records). The 1989 World Tour starts on May 20, 2015, in Bossier City, LA and continues through Halloween 2015.
Not only will the tour stop in places like Germany, Holland, and the U.K., but there are more than 40 dates in the U.S. alone. T.Swift will stay in some cities for two nights, including Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Foxborough, MA; and Nashville, TN.
Swift will be joined by Vance Joy, an Australian singer, for her North American shows, with Canadian singer Shawn Mendes making an appearance at the stadium shows.
See below for tour dates and visit the Taylor Swift page for more information on tickets.
If you've been eagerly awaiting to hear something new from One Direction, you're in luck: the band today announced their On the Road Again Tour dates for 2015.
The boys will launch their new tour in July 2015 in San Diego, CA, then visit states across the country before concluding in Boston, MA, in September 2015. But let's be real: with a new album on the way, more dates are probably on the horizon.
See below for tour dates and visit the One Direction page for more information on tickets.
It's barely Halloween, but we've already got a Christmas concert to look forward to: Jingle Ball. This year's line-up includes a slew of A-list acts, including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and Ariana Grande. (Full list below.) The show takes places on Dec. 12, 8 p.m., at at Madison Square Garden. Radio personality Elvis Duran will host.
This line-up looks strikingly similar to the 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball, which will take place on Dec. 5 at the Staples Center this year; several of the artists from the Z100 show will also make appearances at various other Jingle Ball shows happening across the U.S. during the holiday season.
Be sure to visit the Jingle Ball page for more information on tickets to any of these performances.
Florida Georgia Line won't be an opening act any longer. After opening for popular acts like Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, and Jason Aldean, the country duo said they are "super pumped" to finally headline their own tour.
The tour will support their upcoming album, Anything Goes, which is due out on Oct. 14; it kicks off in Toledo, OH, in January 2015, visiting cities along the East Coast and in the mid-west, before wrapping in Atlantic City, NJ, in May.
See below for tour dates and visit the Florida Georgia Line page for more information on tickets.