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Ed Sheeran, Wedding Singer
Did you catch this one? A radio station in Sydney, Australia had already arranged an $80,000 dream wedding for a local couple after the unemployed groom wrote to talk about their need to postpone their wedding due to personal and financial...
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This Land is Your Land, This Land is Lego
Jeff Fieren's a photographer from Nova Scotia who's been known to dabble in dioramas using only Lego building blocks and other lego items. Seems like maybe he's got some spare time on his hands - maybe a lot of it. Check out his...
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Stephen King on Indiana
Despite being a guy who chooses to write books that are over 1000 pages long, Stephen King can be short, sweet and to the point at times. Take for instance his reaction to Indiana's controversial new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. He's...
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Kourtney K, Trail Blazer
The Kardashians are frequently known for taking what others do and trying to top it. This newest one has me scratching my head though. You've heard of breastfeeding selfies, right? Giselle Bunchchen started the trend, posting pictures of...
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That's Some Expensive Texting
The general manager of the NFL's Cleveland Browns has been suspended for four games without pay and fined $250,000. Why? For texting to on-field personnel during games. That's a serious wrist slap right there. A lot tougher than the...
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Available at No Stores Anywhere
James Corden's been in the late slot after Letterman for about a week now. And he's making a bit of a splash. This week, he had soccer star David Beckham as a guest on The Late Late Show, and they took the opportunity to debut a new...
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Courage Walk -- 3/31/15
We're 2 weeks AWAY!!!! This past weekend I was asked to drop the puck at the Texas Stars game for Military Appreciation Night! This was beyond humbling. On a night recognizing the heroism of current and former Military… I was asked and boy oh...
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Stuck in ATX traffic...
Here's what I did stuck in traffic. I apologize up front for being lyrically challenged.  You would think a radio personality wouldn't have that issue, but I do.  If I don't know or remember it I tend to make up words. ...
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Bieber's Roast Airs
It seems like the roast that would never end, but the Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber finally aired last night. The folks at ABC News provide a two-minute summary on this morning's "The Skinny." Check it out for a clean...
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Something Old Really Works
Here's a head-scratcher: some scientists in England have found a way to kill the hospital superbug known as MRSA. Great news, you say. How did they do it? Simple. They cooked up a compound from a recipe found in a book about 1000 years...
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Sound of Music... Peter Pan... The Wiz?
NBC announced plans to produce another live musical right around Thanksgiving. Two years ago, it was Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood. Last year, it was Peter Pan starring Alison Williams. This year, it's The Wiz. Right. The Wiz....
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The Beginning of The New World
Jay Z enlisted some top-level friends to help him announce his new streaming music service, Tidal. Beyonce was there, of course, and Kanye. But so was Madonna, and Nicki Minaj, and Jason Aldean, and Chris Martin, and more. Dozens of artists, in the...
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Meet the New Daily Show Host
Comedy Central announced yesterday the replacement for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Just as everyone expected, the new host is... Trevor Noah? Um, sorry, who? Trevor's relatively new to The Daily Show. Heck, he's relatively new to...
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Deer Season is Open
The folks at Disney have been busy turning cartoon characters into live-action characters. We've had Maleficent, and most recently, Cinderella. So why not take the same approach with Bambi? Great idea, and played up perfectly by the folks at...
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Oh No He Didn't...
Justin Bieber took the stage as a back-up singer with Ariana Grande in Miami over the weekend. His job: help her with "Love Me Harder." And he couldn't do it. He flubbed the lines, then gave up and started dancing on stage and...
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And This is Why I Don't Go on Rollercoasters...
Opening day for the Coney Island Cyclone, one of the world's most historic wooden rollercoasters, didn't go so well for the first riders of the season. At the top of its first hill, just before the first drop, the coaster stopped dead in its...
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Unintentional Photo Bomb
Kim Kardashian must have been having an off day. There was a camera pointed her way, and she didn't manage to strike a pose. Instead, it sort of looks like she's picking her toes Or perhaps grabbing for her pocketbook. Kanye, on the...
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Arnold's Human Side
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a new movie coming out called Maggie. It's a zombie flick, but more than that. The advance buzz on it is pretty good, and no one seems happier about it than Arnold himself. Check out the post to his Facebook page...
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What is Wrong with People?
A meteorologist on Global News News Hour Plus in Canada took to the airwaves last Thursday to discuss a hate letter. Kristi Gordon is pregnant, and got a nastygram about the way she looks on the news. Calling her "gross," the viewer wrote...
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Behind the Times?
President Obama sat down last week to talk with David Simon, the creator of The Wire, the critically-acclaimed TV show. The idea was to discuss what Simon observed about crime in the inner city that drove him to create the show. The guy's a...
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Concerts & Events

Nickelback


No Fixed Address Tour
Austin 360 Amphitheater
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 787617
Saturday, April 4 @ 7:30pm Gates Open at 6:30pm
Tickets on sale now!

Nickelback's 8th studio allbum, 'No Fixed Address', is out on November 17th. "Once you’ve got that bug in your blood, it’s tough to get rid of it. Making music and creating things that really make you happy. ...We’re all still having a great time and we’re still the best of friends and so, I don’t see any signs of slowing down." according to frontman Chad Kroeger about the making of the new album.

Mikey Wax


Lucky Lounge
209 A West 5th Street, ATX
Monday, April 6 @ 7pm
Tickets on sale now!

Singer/Songwriter/Social Media Enthusiast Mikey Wax will be in ATX at the Lucky Lounge with special guest Alexis Keegan on Monday night! Catch Mikey's star as it's rising! 2015 has already been an exciting year for him. Since releasing his new self-titled album on Toucan Cove Records, the album has entered the iTunes top 100 pop chart, and the first single "You Lift Me Up" has received nearly 6 million Spotify streams and is currently featured in the Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 10 promo commercial on E!. Mikey has supported acts that include Parachute, Matt Wertz, Jon McLaughlin, Howie Day, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton and Andy Grammer. (http://www.mikeywax.com/)
 

Jaime Laredo -violin & Sharon Robinson -cello


Pieces by Dvořák, Elgar & Previn
@ Dell Hall / The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Dr. ATX 78704
Friday, April 10th & Saturday, April 11th @8pm
Tickets on sale now. 512-476-6064

Join your Austin Symphony with conductor Peter Bay featuring Jaime Laredo (violin) and Sharon Robinson (cello) April 10th and 11th at the Long Center. The London Times calls Laredo & Robinson "lyrical playing of unsurpassable elegance." Tickets available at http://www.austinsymphony.org/ 

Dell Hall is at The Long Center for Performing Arts and located on the corner of W. Riverside Dr. and S. 1st St., on the banks of Lady Bird Lake.

SOLD OUT! Hozier


Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces Street, ATX 78701
Tuesday, April 21 Doors open at 7pm/ All Ages Show
SOLD OUT!

Hozier was last in ATX during SXSW Fest in March playing at St. David's Episcopal Church. Since then his single 'Take Me to Church' from his self-titled album has become one of the most downloaded songs worldwide, with many coming from ATX! He is proof of the power of the internet. The YouTube video for 'Take Me to Church' has well over 39 million views and his live shows are so popular his tour has been extended and is making it's way to ATX in 2015!

The Ting Tings


Emo's Austin
2015 E. Riverside Drive, ATX, 78741
Wednesday, April 22nd Doors @ 8 pm
Tickets on sale now! All ages show!

Coming to Emo's ATX with Kane Holler, The Ting Tings are an alternative pop duo, Katie White and Jules De Martino from the Greater Manchester,England area. Their single 'That's Not My Name' from their album 'We Started Nothing' ,became a platinum selling hit selling over 1 million copies in the U.S. The Ting Tings recently released their 3rd studio album, ‘Super Critical’, that was co-produced by former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor. It features their single ‘Wrong Club’. You can catch them at Emo's ATX in April!

SOLD OUT! Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa


ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
Thursday, April 23rd!
SOLD OUT! 

“Cheek To Cheek,” the collaborative jazz album from Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa is out now. The debut song from the album, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” was recently released on iTunes and hit #1 on Billboard’s Digital Jazz Charts. They first met backstage in 2011 after the two performed at the Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City and Bennett asked Lady Gaga to sing a duet with him on his ‘Duets II album’ that he was beginning to record. “The Lady is A Tramp.” This led to a collaboration of their jazz album ‘Cheek To Cheek’, that hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, which they are supporting with live shows. You can experience a night of unusual yet, cheeky, brilliant talents that mesh together effortlessly even with 60 years in age that separates them. It will be a night remembered in ATX!

Vance Joy


Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River, ATX, 78701
Monday, April 27th @7pm
All ages outdoor show
Tickets are  on sale now.

Vance Joy's debut album"Dream Your Life Away" was recorded mainly just outside of Seattle with producer Ryan Hadlock. It was finished off in a tree house on the studio grounds. He's blacked out the next year for touring, on the back of nearly two years of touring since 'Riptide' . According to Vance, "It's taken on it's own life. It's defnitely been a door opener...."  More here

Ed Sheeran


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Wednesday, May 6  512-471-7744
Tickets are  on sale  now.

Ed Sheeran is kicking off his tour in ATX!  The tour announcement comes on the heels of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s triumphant night at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where Sheeran was nominated for three Grammy awards. Sheeran also received one of the biggest ovations of the night for his performance of his RIAA-certified Platinum single “Thinking Out Loud,” where he was joined by GRAMMY winners Herbie Hancock, John Mayer and Questlove.  Sheeran returned to the stage to perform with the legendary Jeff Lynne’s ELO.  Both “x” and “Thinking Out Loud” shot to #1 on iTunes immediately following his appearance.
Ed is bringing it to ATX at the Frank Erwin Center,  Click here

Nico & Vinz


Parish
214 E. 6th Street ATX, 78701
Saturday, May 9th Doors 8 pm/ Show 9 pm
Tickets on sale  now.

Nico & Vinz (former Envy) are Nicolay Sereba and Vincent Dery from Norway. After an amazing performance at the music industry festival By:Larm in Oslo, Norway, the rap duo made their selves well known to the Norwegian public in 2011. They changed their name to Nico & Vinz in January 2014 after their international success of "Am I Wrong". Catch them at the Parish in May!

Dave Matthews Band


360 Amphitheater @ COTA
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 78617
Wednesday, May 13  Gates open: 6pm  Show: 7pm
Tickets on sale now. 

Dave Matthews Band will be performing two full sets each evening on its 2015 summer tour. The move to a two-set format last year drew praise from fans and reviewers. DMB has sold over 38 million CDS & DVDs. They ranked as the biggest ticket seller worldwid of the past decade and has sold over 19 million tickets since DMB started. Be ready to get ticket before it's a sell out!

Foster The People


Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces St., ATX 78701
Saturday, May 16th
Doors open at 7pm. 
Tickets on sale  now

Foster The People are with special guest Milo Greene. It's an all ages show. Their new album 'Supermodel' is out now. www.FosterThePeople.com 

Mat Kearney


w/ special guest Judah and the Lion
Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River, ATX 78701
Sunday, May 17th Outdoor show @ 7pm
All Ages show. Tickets on sale  now. 

Mat Kearney is coming to ATX in May backing his new album  Just Kids with a tour. Ultimately though, Just Kids will prove to be his most impactful statement to date. “It’s the most honest record I’ve done,” Mat leaves off. “I tried to bleed each lyric as opposed to just writing songs. I wanted it to be filled with undeniable moments you don’t forget. In that way, it’s like childhood." More.

Kenny Chesney


Austin 360 Amphitheater/COTA
9201 CIrcuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 78617 directions
Thursday, May 21st  Gates open 6pm/ Show starts 7pm
Tickets on sale now
512-301-6600

Kenny Chesney is bringing his high-energy “The Big Revival Tour" to the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas with Special Guests Jake Owen and Chase Rice on Thursday, May 21. It is Chesney’s first tour in more than a year and his first performance in Austin since 2013 — the first-ever show at the Austin360 Amphitheater.

Third Eye Blind & Dashboard Confessional


Cedar Park Center
2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Friday, July3rd 
Tickets on sale now

Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional, are coming together for a massive summer tour in 2015, which includes a stop at Cedar Park Center on July 3rd.

"I love the unbridled enthusiasm of a Summer tour," says Stephen Jenkins. "All that crowd energy and the heat frees us up. That's why Summer is so exciting. We haven't been out for a year so we're most excited to see you all."

"After a break that has refueled and fired us up, Dashboard Confessional is more ready than ever to connect with our treasured fan base," says Chris Carrabba. "We've missed you, friends, and can't wait to spend our summer with you!" More here.

Rob Thomas


ACL Live @ the Moody Theater
310 Willie Nelson Blvd., ATX, 78701
Sunday, July 12th
Tickets on sale Friday, April 3 @ 10am

Rob Thomas is coming back to ATX this Summer. Rob's bringing 'The Great Unknown Tour' to  ACL Live @ the Moody Theater on Sunday, July 12 w/ special guests Plain White T's. Be sure to get tickets when they go on sale Friday, April 3 before they sell out!

Rob Thomas has been one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists for well over a decade – with Matchbox Twenty and his solo work. He's had various collaborations with iconic artists like Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson and Santana/ 'Smooth' which got Rob three GRAMMY® Awards for his role as co-writer and vocalist. His tally now stands at more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. As Rob says with typical understatement, “I’m a guy who hears songs in his head, and I have to write them down, and I have to get them out. I’m just lucky enough that I can make it my life’s work.” Look out for Rob in ATX this summer!

Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa


Boys of Zummer Tour
Austin 360 Amphtitheater @ COTA
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 78617  directions
Sunday, July 26th
Tickets are  on sale now

Multi-platinum selling artists Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa are bringing their  co- head lining tour ‘Boys of Zummer’ to the Austin 360 Amphitheater on Sunday, July 26. It’s in support of FOB’s hit album ‘American Beauty/ American Psycho’ and WK’s #1 debuting album ‘Blacc Hollywood’. American rapper, singer and hip hop artist Hoodie Allen is a special guest of the tour. Gates open at 6pm. Show is at 7pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 24 at 10am.

Shania Twain


w/ special guest Gavin DeGraw
Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX 78701
Sundays, August 9th @ 7:30
Tickets on sale now.

Shania Twain's first North American tour in more than 11 years entitled ROCK THIS COUNTRY stops at the Frank Erwin Center on Aug. 9, comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Opening for her is Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw.

Sam Smith


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Saturday, August 15th
Tickets on sale now!

Sam Smith has achieved a lot at 22 years-old with his album 'In The Lonely Hour' which includes the smash hit 'Stay with Me'. Sam's work and talent was recently awarded with 4 Grammys that included wins for 'Song of the Year' and 'Record of the Year'. Sam even thanked the person responsible for the making of the album. "Thank you so much for breaking my heart because I got four Grammys." (biography.com) Sam Smith's star continues to soar, and he's bringing it to ATX!

Kelly Clarkson


Special guests: Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson
Austin 360 Amphitheater
9201 Circuit of the America's Blvd, ATX 78617 map
Saturday, August 29th
Doors open at 6 pm/ Show at 7 pm
Tickets on sale  now. 

GRAMMY® winner Kelly Clarkson's 36-city tour hits ATX August 29th supporting her new album 'Piece By Piece' available in stores and digital download now. Joining her on the tour will be recent GRAMMY® winners Pentatonix and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson.

Ariana Grande


The Honeymoon Tour
Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
512-471-7744
TIckets on sale Saturday, April 4 @ 10am

Ariana Grande's 'The Honeymoon Tour' has been extended and is coming to ATX! Joining Ariana on the tour is special guest Latin Superstar Prince Royce, who recently debuted his first English single "Stuck on A Feeling".

Few artists are having a bigger year than pop music superstar, Ariana Grande. With two GRAMMY Award-nominations including Best Pop Vocal Album for My Everything and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, a coveted performance spot on the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, a Platinum-certified #1 album for My Everything, several chart-smashing singles, a Billboard Women In Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award and a recently announced high-profile recurring role in a new FOX television series 'Scream Queens' out this fall. Ariana has become an unstoppable force in pop culture, and she's coming to ATX!

Taylor Swift in Houston


Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002 directions
Tuesday, October 13th @ 7pm
Tickets on sale  now

7-Time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift is bringing her '1989 World Tour' to Minute Maid Park in Houston (10/13/15) with special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. Taylor Swift's album '1989' sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week. Making her the first artist with 3 albums to sail past the 1 million mark in the first 7 days. 'Red' in 2012 and 'Speak Now' in 2010 both sold over 1.2 million copies. Taylor Swift's platinum-plus album was named after her birth year. Preparations are underway for the '1989 World Tour' for 2015 coming to Houston! 

Taylor Swift in Dallas


AT&T Stadium
One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76001
Saturday, October 17th
Tickets on sale  now

7-time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift returns to Arlington at AT&T Stadium, with her ‘1989 World Tour’, on Saturday, October 17 with special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. The tour is backing Taylor's platinum-plus album named after her birth year '1989' that sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week.

 

Iggy Azalea


'THE GREAT ESCAPE TOUR' RESCHEDULED!
Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Rescheduled from May 24th to October 23rd!
Tickets on sale  now.
Refunds at point of purchase starting Wednesday, 3/11 @ 10am

Iggy Azalea is bringing 'The Great Escape Tour' to the Frank Erwin Center a bit later in the year than planned. The Sunday, May24th show has been rescheduled due to tour production delays. The new date for The Great Escape Tour stop at the Frank Erwin Center is Friday, Oct. 23.

Tickets will be honored for the newly rescheduled date and refunds will be available from the Texas Box Office point of purchase beginning Wednesday, March 11 at 10 a.m.

Opening acts for the rescheduled tour will be announced shortly, replacing previously announced special guest Nick Jonas and support acts Tinash. Click here for more!



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