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What's Going On at ESPN?
Seems like the folks who work at ESPN need to learn to keep their thoughts to themselves. You'll remember Keith Olberman got in some trouble not too long ago for tweets he made about Penn State and a fundraising effort there. Now ESPN reporter...
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Ellen vs. Matt Escalates
We're at war, people. Well, it's an early morning versus daytime war, between Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres. The most recent salvo is Matt's. This comes after Ellen started jazzing up Matt's mornings with some racy Photoshopped...
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Referee Trip & Fall Makes Highlight Reel
It's always funny to see someone take a fall - as long as the only thing hurt is a guy's ego, right? The other night, NBA referee Joey Crawford took a center-court face-plant during the Toronto Raptors home game against the Charlotte...
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The Force Continues to Awake...
Another official trailer is out for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theaters in December. In this one, Luke narrates over a variety of images - "The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that...
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50 Shades of... Wait! What Did You Do to Your Hair?
Dakota Johnson is between films right now. She completed 50 Shades of Grey and was just about everywhere on the promotional tour. And the word in the industry is that the sequel will start shooting fairly soon. So what's up with the new...
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Scary Road to the CMAs
Lady Antebellum's singer Hillary Scott was on her tour bus, heading to Dallas for a week of shows culminating in the Country Music Awards this Sunday night. On Interstate 30 in Garland, a tire blew out and caused a fire. Everyone got out...
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Happy 75th?
The Newest Avenger
Ellen DeGeneres breaks another Hollywood secret. This time, it's all about the newest Avenger - the Honker. Okay, it's Ellen, inserting herself into the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron as a joke-telling horn-honking superhero standing...
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Hard Enough to Play Real Drums...
It takes years to learn to play the drums. Even longer if you want to play them well. Imagine how much more difficult it must be to play the drums well if you're a marionette. Well, if you're the puppeteer manipulating the marionette, and...
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Josh & Kelly Team Up for Phantom Duet
If you're a fan of musical theater, you're of course familiar with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera and one of its more beautiful tunes, "All I Ask of You." It's a haunting tune, really, and somewhat operatic. Enter Josh...
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Ah, Yes, the Buckingham Banana Peel!
The royal guards stationed outside Buckingham Palace in London are famous for their crisp movements and fierce focus. Tourists try all the time to get them to laugh - even just to crack a smile - to no avail. Which makes what happened on Tuesday...
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Carpool Karaoke, the Latest Craze
James Corden is starting off strong in his new gig on CBS's Late Late Show. Strong guests, strong performances, and strong skits. Like this one, where he's carpooling with Jennifer Hudson. When songs come on the radio, they have no...
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Game of the Holy Grail
Game of Thrones is back, and all is well with the world. Well, unless you live in Westeros. Or on The Wall. But it's Game of Thrones. In honor of that, here's a little Throwback Thursday fun. What if Monty Python & The Holy Grail were...
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THANK YOU ROUND ROCK/GTOWN!
To support the 100 Mile Courage Walk .. Click HERE 40 miles in the books.... 60 more to go.... Day #2 was fantastic... I was joined by two HEROES.... Johnny from RRFD and Brandon from AFD and a former Marine battling PTSD... This was a very humbling...
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The Epitome of TMI
Okay, maybe E! is starting to reach on its reality shows. Their show, Botched, features plastic surgery nightmares. And last night's season premiere focused on Tiffany Pollard, the self-professed queen of reality TV. The star of VH1's...
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Milk Milk Lemonade
Amy Schumer's the hottest thing in comedy these days. Her concerts sell-out. She was a hit hosting the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend. She wrote and starred in Trainwreck. And her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, starts a new...
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Oh No Pokemon Didn't...
File this one under Seriously? A number of websites are reporting that the Creflo Dollar Ministries - that's a guy's name, by the way - has conducted a study that determined that Pokemon, the cartoon of the 80s and 90s, pointed children who...
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Hail to You, Robin Williams
Jamie Costa is a comic/ actor from South Carolina. He's making a name for himself with celebrity impressions. And this week, he released a reel of impressions of Robin Williams in a variety of roles. Twenty of them, to be precise - from Mork...
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Jake Caputo's a man with an idea. He tweeted out a message to the world asking people what they'd pay for a standalone HBO streaming service. He even set up a website in 2012 called takemymoneyhbo.com. And it looks like HBO was...
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Concerts & Events

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.

Ingrid Michaelson


ACL-Live @ the Moody Theatre
310 Willie Nelson Blvd., ATX, 78701
Monday, June 8   Doors: 5:30 pm  Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets on sale Friday, April 10 @ 10am

Ingrid Michaelson is coming back to ATX with 'A Summer NIght Out Tour' with special guests Jukebox the Ghost and Greg Holden. “It’s funny. It doesn’t even feel like I wrote ‘The Way I Am,’” Ingrid says of her platinum break-out single, recorded seven years ago. “It’s a memory.” She’ll continue to perform it live as she tours Lights Out — just stripped-down, recasting the flittering ditty into something weightier. “It feels like a little girl wrote that song. So much has happened to me since then.” More here . 

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 are  on sale now.

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!

The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour


ACL Live @ the Moody Theater
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, ATX 78701
Sunday, August 16 
Tickets on sale Friday, April 17th @ 10am


Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri with special guest Rachel Platten are bringing 'The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour' to ACL Live @ the Moody Theater. Grab the girls and make a night of it or have a great date night w/ your honey. This show will be a great night out for all! Get tickets while you can! 

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.

Ed Sheeran


Toyota Stadium
9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033
Saturday, September 5th
Tickets on sale Friday, April 10

Grammy - nominated Ed Sheeran has added a Dallas date at Toyota Stadium on September 5 with special guest Christina Perri! The 24-year-old British singer-songwriter’s acclaimed second full length album “x” (pronounced multiply) went to #1 on the album charts in 14 countries around the world, and has since achieved platinum sales in 18 countries, including the Unitied States and his native United Kingdom, where it was the biggest selling album of 2014.   With worldwide sales exceeding 7 million, “x” is highlighted by a trio of smash singles – “Sing,” “Don’t,” and his biggest hit to date “Thinking Out Loud.”  Think Ed and Christina will sing together? He did a duet w/ her that's on her newest album 'Head or Heart' called - 'Be My Forever'. 

Counting Crows


ACL- Live @ the Moody Theater
310 Willie Nelson Blvd., ATX, 78701
Wednesday, October 7th
Tickets on sale Friday, 4/17 @ 10am 

Counting Crows are following up their critically - acclaimed seventh album, 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' with a 2015 tour which is coming to ATX on October 7th at the ACL- Live @ the Moody Theater w/ special guest Citizen Cope. One of the most dynamic live bands performing today, they will be performing songs from the 2015 Top 10 album, which critics have been claiming as the 'Band's Best', as well as their extensive catalog. The Counting Crows last show in ATX SOLD OUT! Be ready to get tickets before this one does too!

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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