Justin Bieber Tour 2020

Justin Bieber is hitting the road in 2020, in support of him new album and his new single called “Yummy”. It’s going to kick off in May and take him all over North America in the summer. This comes four years after his last album “Purpose”.

The stadiums Bieber will hit include the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in AT and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Fans have been waiting for this tour for a long time it has felt like, but now the time has come to get your Justin Bieber tickets and see him live in concert this year!

Justin Bieber Tour 2020 Concert Dates


05/14 Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field

05/17 Portland, OR @ Moda Center
05/19 Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
05/22 Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
05/26 San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena
05/29 Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
06/02 Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
06/05 Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
06/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
06/13 Denver, CO @ Empower Field at Mile High
06/16 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
06/19 Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
06/21 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
06/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Summerfest
06/27 Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
06/30 New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
07/02 Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
07/06 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
07/08 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
07/11 Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
07/13 St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
07/15 North Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
07/18 Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
07/21 Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
07/25 Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
07/27 Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
07/29 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
08/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
08/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
08/06 University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
08/08 Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
08/12 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
08/14 Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium
08/16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
08/18 Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
08/21 Landover, MD @ FedEx Field
08/24 Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
08/26 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
08/29 Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
09/01 Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
09/03 Québec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
09/10 Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
09/14 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
09/17 Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium
09/26 East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium

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Celine Dion’s Courage World Tour

Fresh off her Las Vegas residency, multiple grammy-winning superstar Celine Dion just announced her first tour in a decade, called the Courage World Tour and tickets are on sale now.

The tour kicks off on September 18 in her native Quebec and hits cities across both the U.S. and Canada, ending in Winnipeg on April 27, 2020.

Dion said about the tour, “The thing that I can say right now, because we’re still in the process of putting it together, is that it’s not gonna be the Las Vegas show.” And her next album is also called “Courage,” after a title song. Celine announced the tour in a promo titled “Ciao for now Las Vegas.”  Watch the video below:

 

Celine Dion’s Courage World Tour 2019-2020

Date City Venue
09/18/19 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
09/20/19 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
09/26/19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
09/27/19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
10/16/19 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
10/18/19 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
10/20/19 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
10/22/19 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
10/24/19 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
10/26/19 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
10/28/19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
10/30/19 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome
11/01/19 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
11/03/19 Milwaukee, WI Fiserve Foreum
11/05/19 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
12/01/19 Chicago, IL United Center
12/03/19 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
12/05/19 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
12/07/19 Albany, NY Times Union Center
12/09/19 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
12/13/19 Boston, MA TD Garden
01/08/20 Jacksonville, FL Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
01/11/20 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
01/13/20 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
01/15/20 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
01/17/20 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
01/21/20 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
01/30/20 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
02/01/20 Houston, TX Toyota Center
02/03/20 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
02/05/20 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
02/07/20 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
02/09/20 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
02/11/20 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
02/22/20 Atlantic City, NJ Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
02/24/20 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
02/26/20 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
02/28/20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
03/03/20 Uniondale, NY NYCB Live’s, Nassau Coliseum
03/07/20 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
03/11/20 Washington, D.C. Capitol One Arena
03/13/20 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
03/24/20 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
03/26/20 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
03/30/20 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
04/02/20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
04/07/20 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
04/09/20 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
04/11/20 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
04/13/20 Portland, OR Moda Center
04/15/20 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
04/17/20 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
04/21/20 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
04/25/20 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
04/27/20 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place

Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers: What’s in A Name?


Here’s a quick trivia question: what two musicians have been members of both Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers?

The answer is Michael McDonald and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.  Of course, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers have much more in common than a couple of members.

Both bands enjoyed their zenith in the 1970s.  Steely Dan produced hits like “Do It Again,” “Reelin’ in the Years,” “My Old School,” “Peg,” and “Deacon Blues.”

Meanwhile, the Doobie Brothers gave us “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus Is Just Alright,” “China Grove,” “Black Water,” and “Takin’ It to the Streets.”

Steely Dan were the cynical, East Coast, anti-hippies.  While The Doobie Brothers played an accessible brand of rock that was widely embraced by salt-of-the-earth baby boomers.

The bands have another thing in common, they are currently touring together.  Their outing began May 10 and will end July 14 in Bethel, New York.

Look for the iconic bands in Denver on June 12, Kansas City on June 18, Toronto on July 2, and Mansfield on July 7.

There’s at least one more thing “Dan” and the “Doobies” have in common.  That is their current lineups are drastically different from their original lineups.

After the death of Walter Becker, the only original member of Steely Dan you’ll see this spring and summer is Donald Fagen.  I should mention that the band has been a duo since the mid-1970s.

The only original members of The Doobie Brothers are Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons.

Fagen became “one against nature” on Sept. 3, 2017 when Becker died.  Five weeks later, Fagen was performing as Steely Dan in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Becker’s widow sued Fagen saying Becker’s estate should control half of the band’s profits.  Fagen argued that 45 years ago the band agreed that if you left (by choice or by death) you relinquished shares to the remaining members.

Furthermore, Fagen wanted to drop the designation “Steely Dan” and perform under a different name, probably using the original nomenclature in some way.  He decided not to make alternations to the appellation after convincing from concert promoters.

The current Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers tour raises that age-old question of what’s in a name.  Can Fagen still use “Steely Dan?”  Can Johnston and Simmons still call themselves “The Doobie Brothers?”

Many think Journey without Steve Perry is not Journey.  Yet, Steve Perry was neither Journey’s first or second lead singer.

What about Van Halen?  Was Van Halen still “Van Halen” without David Lee Roth?  Was Guns N’ Roses “Guns N’ Roses” without Slash?

Bands that experience lineup changes are far more common than bands that remain intact.  For every U2 there are a dozen Deep Purples.

Isn’t there a threshold when a certain band stops being one thing and starts becoming something else?

Take the Rolling Stones for example.  In 1969, they lost Brian Jones, who was their leader during their formative years.  Yet, the Stones went on to make the strongest music of their canon.

The Rolling Stones would have been drastically different had Mick Jagger or Keith Richards left.

This argument is usually waged by adamant rock snobs who are super protective of a certain name.  Much like sports fans who don’t want to see their favorite athlete struggle at the end of his or her career.  Passionate fans don’t want to see the memory of their favorite band tarnished by an inferior incarnation.

These rock snobs have, to some extent, a valid point.  Attempts to cash in on the legacy of a rock band generally end in failure, or worse, a live album.

By his own admission, Fagen is using the Steely Dan name at the behest of promoters.  In other words, to make money.  The exact thing that rock snobs, as well as most casual fans, detest.

Looking past commercial aspirations, fans should embrace Fagen’s, Johnston’s and Simmons’ desire to perform and play their great music.

If they, and the other musicians they tap, can do that, then what’s the harm?  If you look at it that way, you can say that the current Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers tour is as close to the original as we can get in 2018 and much better than any tribute band.

What’s wrong with that?  I’ll definitely see a show like that.

Certainly, we’ll all agree that if any musician loses their ability, and their passion, to rock then they should immediately hang it up, regardless of the name they perform under.

Until that happens, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers should keep playing their music as loud as they can.

U2 to Showcase their Experience on 2018 Experience + Innocence Tour

U2 announced that their 2018 Experience + Innocence Tour will commence this May in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  It’s set to end in June in Newark, New Jersey.

When it’s all said and done, U2 concert tickets will have been collected in 15 North American cities including Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Boston.

This will be U2’s second tour in as many years.  In 2017, they hit the road to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their seminal release, Joshua Tree.  The band played more than 50 dates in three continents while celebrating their legendary album.

This is U2’s second trek using the “Experience + Innocence” moniker.  Their previous trip under that name took place in 2015.

That excursion supported the album Songs of Innocence.  Their upcoming jaunt will support Songs of Experience.  The new opus is set to drop on Dec. 1.

U2 lost their innocence long ago, but have experience to spare.  All four band members are closer to 60 then they are to 50.

The teenage son of Bono, Eli Hewson, and the twenty-year-old daughter of The Edge, Sian Evans, adorn the cover of the band’s forthcoming LP.

Adult children are only the beginning of the band’s “experience.”

U2 is 41 years old.  They formed in 1976.

This past spring, the foursome celebrated the 40th anniversary of their first gig.  This winter, they can wish their first tour happy 37th birthday.  “U2-3” launched in 1979 and ended in 1980.

Their first single, “Another Day,” and their first album, Boy, both dropped in 1980.  In other words, both are 37.

The band’s third album, War, which knocked Michael Jackson off the top of the charts in the United Kingdom, is 34-years old.

U2’s performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium is more than two-and-thirty years.  That performance showed the world the greatness of a U2 concert.

We’ve already mentioned that three decades have passed since the release of Joshua Tree.  Not only was that the band’s creative pinnacle, it was also their bestselling album.  It has moved more than 25 million units.

In 2018, the band’s popular rockumentary, Rattle and Hum, will celebrate its pearl anniversary.  That means Bono has been asking fans if he’s “bugging” them for 30 years.  Both the album and movie were released in October of 1988.

Also turning the big 3-0 in 2018, are the first two of U2’s 22 Grammy Awards.  That year, they won the trophies for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Album of the Year.

In 1997, U2 released what many view as their weakest offering, Pop.  The oeuvre’s age is now north of three decades.

To put the band’s immense experience in perspective, their tenth studio album, All That You Can’t Leave behind—the one with “Beautiful Day” and “Elevation”—will be old enough to vote in 2018.

That is if the album was American and an actual person.  All That You Can’t Leave Behind came out in 2000!

In 2018, the band celebrates the ninth anniversary of the highest grossing tour of all-time, “U2 360° Tour.”  That 110-concert odyssey grossed nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars.

U2’s 2018 Experience + Innocence Tour