Entries tagged with: Andrea Bocelli
Jay-Z, who also just announced a festival in Philadelphia, has set a date for one of his promised shows at his new stadium in Brooklyn. The rapper mogul will christen the new Barclays Centter on 9/28/2012, a few days before the Islanders play the Devils there, and a few weeks before Brooklyn's own Barbara Streisand plays there. Will Jay announce even more shows like he said he would? Time will tell. Meanwhile check out the full list of events confirmed at the new venue so far, Rush and Leonard Cohen included, below...
Canadian hard rock gods Rush have released the new single "Headlong Flight" from their ninteenth LP Clockwork Angels, due on June 12th. The uber-influential trio will follow-up the release with a string of North American dates in September that will include a pair in the NYC area: Prudential Center in East Rutherford, NJ on 10/20 and on 10/22 in the spankin' new Barclays Center (!) in Brooklyn. All dates are listed below.
Along with co-owner Jay-Z's promised shows and Andrea Bocelli, the Barclays show is one of the first music events to be announced in the new space, which sits on Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn. Tickets for Prudential go on Citi presale on 4/24 at 10AM and regular sale on 4/27 at 10AM. Tickets for the show at Barclays Center are on sale Friday, 4/27 at well (with presales probably happening too).
All tour dates, that "Headlong Flight" video, and more classic Rush, below...
"For more than 30 years, the orchestra has performed free concerts in the parks in July. The shows draw thousands to sit on blankets and enjoy snacks and wine while listening to the classics under the stars.No Philharmonic in July, but there will be Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Carole King, Natasha Bedingfield, LL Cool J, Whoopi Goldberg and others in a big free benefit concert in Central Park tonight (6/9). Approximately 60,000 people are expected to show up today starting at 3:30pm. Stay home and laugh at them via the Livestream.
Only in New York. But not this year.
Because the Philharmonic will not be offering Sousa in Central Park, Prokofiev in Prospect Park or Ravel in Cunningham Park. Vacation scheduling does not permit it, a spokesman declared.
The voice of the Philharmonic said orchestra members need time off in July because they will be performing in three special programs in September, including a Central Park outing with operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli." [NY Daily News]
The Muppets' version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" took the Internet by storm earlier this year. On Christmas Eve Eve, The Muppets made an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show. Along with Jimmy and The Roots, they performed "12 Day of Christmas". Both of those videos and more below...