Entries tagged with: MSG
photos by Chris La Putt
"I was seriously thinking of skipping this one despite having tickets. Very glad I didn't - great show. Forgot how hard Weezer can rock and TPC was great too.more pictures below...
Angels & Airwaves was just silly. Tom was prancing around stage like someone who had won an MTV contest to be a rock star and didn't quite know what to do with his limbs. My friend and I were laughing ourselves silly at his antics.
I think there was a near-riot when Weezer brought him on to do a verse of the Sweater Song, but fortunately he didn't butcher it too badly and thus saved himself from being mobbed by an angry crowd." [IA]
Wilco @ Baltimore Virgin Fest (more by Bao Nguyen)
The August 12 appearance of the alternative rock band Wilco at Tanglewood has been the subject of numerous articles in and letters to The Berkshire Eagle. Guido's Fresh Marketplace would like your readership to know about our experience with Wilco.Tickets for Wilco & Neil Young's December 15th MSG show go on sale today @ 10 AM. All tour dates HERE.
Wilco connected with Guido's when our B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag) program caught the band's attention. In our stores, using one's own bags enters customers into monthly Guido's gift certificate raffles. Wilco donated 1,000 custom-printed, reusable cloth tote bags to be liberally distributed to shoppers in both store locations. Winners of the July B.Y.O B. raffle were given premium shed tickets to the Wilco performance. A generous number of Wilco at Tanglewood lawn tickets were made available for our customers and were given away at in-store events.
Wilco's popular music brought a large, youthful audience to Tanglewood. This enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a hugely successful concert while also benefiting the local economy through increased tourism.
Wilco has come and gone in Berkshire County, leaving a solid win-win aftermath: satisfied fans, a boosted local economy, and Wilco cloth totes as souvenirs to use for years to come. We appreciate Wilco's willingness to engage local independent businesses in their promotional efforts. We look forward to the appearance of like-minded performers at Tanglewood in the future!
MATTHEW MASIERO (Richmond) & CHRIS MASIERO (Lenox)
The authors are the co-owners of Guido's Fresh Marketplace in Pittsfield and Great Barrington
[Berkshire Eagle Online]
Live Nation announced today that music icon Neil Young will embark on a North American tour commencing October 14th in St. Paul, Minnesota and continuing for eight weeks, culminating at New York's Madison Square Garden on December 15th. The new tour comes on the heels of Young's hugely successful 2008 European tour that brought him before audiences in 14 countries over the course of three months...That means NYC gets Wilco. MSG tickets go on sale September 15th. Other dates go on sale even sooner. Death Cab's next NYC show is at Radio City Music Hall. Wilco's last NYC show was at McCarren Pool. Neil Young's last NYC shows were at United Palace. All Neil Young tour dates below...
...The concerts will feature Young with the same band that so ably backed him in Europe -- Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Anthony Crawford and Pegi Young. Song sets are expected to be eclectic, featuring both newer material and classic Neil Young hits. Death Cab For Cutie and Everest will support dates from October 14 through November 5; Wilco and Everest are on the bill for dates starting November 29 through the tour's conclusion, with the exception of the December 9 Chicago date which will feature (TBD) and Everest in support.
All shows for this tour will be general admission floor with reserved seating in the stands. General admission tickets will be prices at $75.00 with reserved stand tickets ranging in price from $45.00 to $250.00 (plus all applicable service charges).
photos by Eric M. Townsend
"The power of the Jewish Elvis can not be denied. One of the best entertainers in rock 'n' roll, a living legend and a must-see for anyone who's an avid convert goers began night one of his four stand tonight at Madison Square Garden. It's everything I ever wanted to see from the man -- heartfelt classics, crowd pleasures and soul stirring epics in a two-hour show. He just didn't wear those shimmery, reflective shirts.Neil plays three more shows in the same venue this week (tickets). More pictures and the setlist from last night's show (August 12, 2008) below...
Before you ask, show started at 8:20pm. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the early bird special." [Music Snobbery]
words by Nick Masi
photo from the Jones Beach show (more by Eric Townsend)
The Police played what was being billed as their final concert ever last night at Madison Square Garden (August 7, 2008). The 150th show of their reunion tour, which started in 2007, wrapped up at New York City's famed arena.
They opened with a cover of Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love," and then went into their own catalog...with a bang! The group brought out the NYPD marching band and had them line the front of the stage. Banging their drums in unison with Stewart Copeland, they all went into a raucous version of "Message In A Bottle." From that point on the show never slowed down. All the hits were played, except for "Spirits In The Material World"(my favorite Police song) and "Man In A Suitcase." They also covered Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy," which led into their own, "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da." Sting took time out to thank his band mates for their companionship and support, even added some comic relief by saying, "The real triumph of this tour is that we haven't strangled each other."
During the encore, the video screens showed Sting backstage, shirtless, getting his full beard shaved by two women while crew members shined his shoes and Stewart kissed him! The crowd ate it up, laughing and screaming until they came back onstage. After playing "So Lonely" and a few others, The Police let the crowd know that they were officially done. They brought out a "Fat Lady" (actually not a lady) to sing (lip sync) opera on stage, which then turned into the Looney Toons theme and Porky Pig saying, "That's All Folks!" If the "Fat Lady" did indeed sing and this really was the final performance by The Police, they did it not only with energy, class and flair, but with humor.
Lots of videos and the setlist below...
photos by Eric M. Townsend
Pearl Jam have the best fans in the world, no questions asked. What an amazing experience, I don't think I can say which night it was better. [Metro Distortion]Legendary? Generic? Amazing? Music for "frat tools"? Whatever you think, Eddie Vedder and band played their 2nd of two sold out shows at the Garden last night (June 25, 2008). The pictures in this post are from night one (June 24).
I heard Ted Leo and the Pharmacists sounded great playing their opening set in the large room. No pictures unfortunately because MSG is strict and confusing with the credentials and Eric was only allowed in during Pearl Jam's set. More of those pics and some oher stuff below.....
photos by Ryan Muir
Christy Turlington (and opener Ed Burns) enjoying Chris Martin @ MSG
Actresses Charlize Theron and Kirsten Dunst joined supermodel Helena Christensen in the 10,000-strong audience.Coldplay played a free show at Madison Square Garden in NYC last night (June 23, 2008). More pictures and stuff below...
The New York event was the band's third free show, following gigs in London and Barcelona, to promote new album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends.
They gave away thousands of tickets through their website - although some were said to be changing hands for up to $800 a pair on eBay. The title track, Viva La Vida, has given the band their first ever number one single in both the US and the UK. Its popularity has been boosted by its use as the soundtrack to an iTunes advert. [Telegraph]
The Cure (Robert Smith) @ MSG, NYC - June 20, 2008 (oddangles)
The setlist from last night's show at Madison Square Garden is below....
The Cure @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
It's all about MSG lately. Love them or hate them, there is/was....Iron Maiden, Tom Petty, R.E.M. (last night), The Cure (TONIGHT), Coldplay (Monday), and Pearl Jam (Tuesday and Wednesday) - all right after one another. And all that coincided with the announcement that My Morning Jacket are playing that venue too which coincided with My Morning Jacket's Radio City show tonight. Radio City is also where where the Cure are playing tomorrow (note: Radio City & MSG are owned by the same company).
The big difference between Coldplay and all those other shows is that Coldplay tickets were free...to those who were able to "win" them. If you weren't able to win them, I've got one more chance for you. One person who emails BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Coldplay) will be selected and awarded a pair of free tickets to the free show.
ALSO, The Police are playing MSG.
ALSO, Coldplay rescheduled a bunch of dates, so their latest ones are below...
(most) photos by Eric M. Townsend
Stipe, Buck, Mills, and their two amigos came out whaling and they never let up. Playing only a couple of ballads, and everything being short and sweet, R.E.M. made the case for arena rock to live on just a little bit longer. The hypnotic goings on behind the band - a series of screens that relayed the scene on stage as if it was an already edited and produced performance video - were not only beyond impressive, they were actually distracting. At one point, it was even safe to wonder if the show would have been half as interesting without it. But the ferocity of "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" and "Bad Day" easily silenced that. Other highlights included the Mike Mills-led "Don't Go Back to Rockville", the Johnny Marr-joined "Fall on Me", "Losing My Religion", "Supernatural Superserious", "The One I Love", and "Man on the Moon". Michael Stipe did something I never thought he did...ever: He smiled and laughed a lot. In his dapper striped suit, the ever chatty, chrome domed Stipe had his usual political things to say but had even more to say in the field of being friendly, open, and inviting. Like the band's music.More pictures from last night's show at MSG (June 19, 2008), below....
photos by Eric M. Townsend
Early on in Tom Petty's sold-out Madison Square Garden gig last night he uttered words rarely heard at his shows: "You probably don't know this next one." The band then launched into the super obscure 1999 Europe-only B side "Sweet William." The bluesy, organ-heavy number was a clear indication this wasn't going to be the typical nothing-but-the-hits Petty show he's done on recent tours. With no new album to support, Petty was free to drag out the gems. [Rolling Stone]More pictures from Tuesday night's MSG show below...
Iron Maiden kicking a ball after blowing the speakers
The sound suddenly and unexpectedly went off during Iron Maiden's set at their sold out show in NYC last night (June 15, 2008). One second there was really loud heavy metal blasting out to 20,000 headbanging fans at Madison Square Garden. The next second it got really quiet from the stage and then stayed that way for about 10 minutes. With music out of the question and technicians scrambling around the stage, the band entertained us by showing off their (and their mummy's) skills at football (they're from the UK)....
photos by Eric M. Townsend
The extroverted Plant and introverted Krauss met halfway on the album, and they did so onstage at the Borgata Sunday night, entering with big smiles from opposite sides as the band kicked into "Rich Woman," the New Orleans hit from the mid-1950s.These pictures are from the Tuesday night show at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The same show happens in the same venue again tonight (June 11, 2008). More tour dates HERE. More MSG pics below....
What followed was a two-hour, country music-style revue, with the two singing in unison sometimes, but with Plant taking the lead for a few songs, then Krauss, then both stepping aside for Burnett to sing a few. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
M.I.A. & Kanye & friends (via Kanye's blog)
Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and N.E.R.D. are playing Madison Square Garden again on August 5th. Tickets go on sale Friday June 13 @ 10am. I didn't forget about Rihanna - her name doesn't seem to be on the bill this time around.
Kanye has a new video for "Flashing Lights". N.E.R.D. has a new video. Their last show at MSG was in May. Kanye then played another NYC show the next night and surrounded himself with half-naked girls dressed as astronauts. Video from that below....
Tickets Only Available Through New York Public Television Stations
At Tuesday night's Madison Square Garden stop on his national "Glow in the Dark" tour, West rapped and roamed around an otherwise empty stage, assuring that all focus would land entirely on himself.
The vast staging mimicked a lunar landscape in a world far away, underscoring "Glow's" intergalactic theme, which served the star's ego as well. At one point in the night's "Lost in Space" scenario, West met a female space alien who, naturally, recognized him.
"You're the biggest star in the universe," she exclaimed.
[Jim Farber - Daily News]
N.E.R.D. are opening for Kanye West at MSG tonight. I hope they play a much smaller venue in NYC before their new album comes out next month. Check out their performance from Letterman last night.....
George Michael & Brooke Shields, 1985 (Whamerica)
When a usually reliable source told me that George Michael was going to play two nights at Madison Square Garden this summer, I believed him, but not enough to go ahead and post it before I heard knew it was really true. Now that it's confirmed, I'm still a little amazed. Coming here to support his "new retrospective record", it will be George's first North American tour in 17 years. All dates below.....
Tickets sold to the general public will go on sale through Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Public on-sale information will be posted on pearljam.com in the near future.Dates below...
A Ten Club pre-sale for eligible members will begin on Monday, March 24th at 9am PDT on www.pearljam.com. You must be an active member of the Ten Club by Wednesday March 19, 2008 to qualify for the pre-sale ticket opportunity. We will stagger ticket sales to control web traffic, so please pay attention to the corresponding pre-sale dates and times. Pre-sale tickets are first come first serve, while supplies last. Pre-sales for any available tickets will remain open until Friday, March 28th at 5pm PDT.
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Kanye West is still only playing one.
"An in depth look at the very disturbing truth behind some of mainstream music's most 'popular' celebrities and their occult practices" below....