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March 22, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Here's a twist: a situation where a trip to Las Vegas is the safe bet for anyone who doesn't want to gamble. The Eagles will be hitting the road for a summer tour in the wake of the “History of the Eagles” documentary now running on Showtime, and tickets for the first round of shows will become available first to American Express cardholders on March 23, and then go on general sale March 28. The first 11 shows, however, include no stops in Southern California, but constitute a run through the nine Eastern states and Ontario, beginning July 6 in Louisville, Ky., and concluding July 25 in Bethel, N.Y. The only date west of the Mississippi that the long-running country-rock band has on the books for now is March 23 at the MGM Grand's Garden Arena.
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April 16, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Beyonce and Jay Z surprised festival-goers at Coachella last weekend with a few unannounced appearances . But music's most famous couple have a bigger trick up their sleeves: a summer stadium run. The married superstars will launch their first joint tour in June, a source close to the production told The Times. Page Six first broke news of a trek that is slated to hit 20 cities in the U.S., including a possible Fourth of July appearance in New York City. PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations Expected to be named, aptly, the Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour, according to our source, the U.S. leg will launch June 13 in Atlanta and wrap Aug. 6 in San Francisco.
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July 9, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Elton John is suffering from appendicitis and will postpone all concerts until he has fully recovered from surgery, it was announced Tuesday. Turns out the "Tiny Dancer" singer has an abscess on his appendix, a condition discovered when tests were run after he fell ill during his current tour. He is expected to undergo surgery soon, once toxins from the abscess are reduced, according to a rep. "Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates," the spokesman said on John's official website . "To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans.
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January 9, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Last year, the emo bands Paramore and Fall Out Boy -- both in revitalized form following lengthy fallow periods -- came together atop the Billboard 200 when their latest albums made back-to-back debuts at No. 1. Now the two are joining forces again. The bands on Thursday announced that they'll launch a joint North American tour on June 19 in Hartford, Conn. It's scheduled to run through Aug. 17, with an Aug. 16 stop at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. True to emo's fixation on corny wordplay, the trek is called -- wait for it -- Monumentour and will also feature the Danish outfit New Politics, whose exuberantly hokey appearance last month at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas was kind of a joy to behold.
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January 9, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Last year, the emo bands Paramore and Fall Out Boy -- both in revitalized form following lengthy fallow periods -- came together atop the Billboard 200 when their latest albums made back-to-back debuts at No. 1. Now the two are joining forces again. The bands on Thursday announced that they'll launch a joint North American tour on June 19 in Hartford, Conn. It's scheduled to run through Aug. 17, with an Aug. 16 stop at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. True to emo's fixation on corny wordplay, the trek is called -- wait for it -- Monumentour and will also feature the Danish outfit New Politics, whose exuberantly hokey appearance last month at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas was kind of a joy to behold.
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March 22, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Keeping up with the speculation and rumors about Lil Wayne's health has almost become a full-time job. Thankfully, the rapper has finally surfaced in a video assuring  fans that he's more than good. Wayne issued a quick video Friday morning to finally squash the chatter about his recent hospitalization. PHOTOS: Rapper Lil Wayne a.k.a. Dwayne Carter “I swear to God I felt that love when I was laid up in that … hospital bed. I want ya'll to know I'm good … more than good.” The rapper, clad in a red hooded sweat shirt and clutching a lollipop, then plugged his “bomb” album that arrives Tuesday and revealed the 2013 edition of his America's Most Wanted Music Festival.
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May 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Two days after Eric Avery revealed in a Facebook post that he'd left the band in order to "focus on my musical life here in L.A.," Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails announced Friday that Robin Finck had rejoined the influential industrial-rock group. The guitarist has toured and recorded with Nine Inch Nails at various points over the last two decades, including on the 2008 album "The Slip" and during the so-called NIN/JA tour in 2009 with Jane's Addiction. Finck has also played as a member of Guns N' Roses.
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April 22, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Robert Plant will bring his latest roots-music project, the Sensational Space Shifters, to the U.S. for the first time with a tour starting June 20 in Dallas. The 21 dates confirmed so far will span the country and take him to 15 states and is slated to go through July 27 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and stop at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 26. The Sensational Space Shifters consist of six musicians whose collective resumes include stints with a disparate group of acts such as Sinead O'Connor, Tinariwen, Portishead and Massive Attack.
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February 14, 1991 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mark Taper Forum's six-week summer tour of Great Britain has been canceled--a casualty of the Persian Gulf War. The Taper was preparing to send its upcoming production of "Julius Caesar" and its acclaimed 1988 staging of "Stand-Up Tragedy" to England and Scotland in exchange for the Renaissance Theatre Company's visit to the Taper last year with "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "King Lear."
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May 28, 1990 | DON HECKMAN
"Very special guest guitarist" was Le Cafe's somewhat enigmatic description of the featured performer for Saturday night. But since the other players included bassist Brian Bromberg, saxophonist Bill Evans, pianist Dave Witham and drummer Sonny Emory--all members of Lee Ritenour's new road band--it was pretty obvious that the flash fusion guitarist was planning a not-so-secret small-venue warm-up for his upcoming summer tour.
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October 1, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
While much attention has been given to the circus that is the revolving panel of celebrity judges on “American Idol,” the show's most recent winner has been quietly going about her business. Season 12 champion Candice Glover has been on the post-“Idol” treadmill since winning the crown in May. Her coronation single, “I Am Beautiful,” peaked at No. 33 on the R&B chart. She spent her summer on the road for the show's annual postseason trek. As for her debut album? Well that's not coming until 2014.
NEWS
July 9, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Take a surfin' safari south of the border this summer with San Diego's Ocean Experience Surf School, which is offering four-day Baja Adventure Tours to Punta San Jacinto, Mexico, a well-known surf break about five hours south of San Diego. The trips include transportation, gear, food, lodging and instruction. “We have novices to pros on these trips,” said Linda Anderson, a spokeswoman for the 23-year-old surf school. “One of our recent trips included a woman from Venice Beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Elton John is suffering from appendicitis and will postpone all concerts until he has fully recovered from surgery, it was announced Tuesday. Turns out the "Tiny Dancer" singer has an abscess on his appendix, a condition discovered when tests were run after he fell ill during his current tour. He is expected to undergo surgery soon, once toxins from the abscess are reduced, according to a rep. "Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates," the spokesman said on John's official website . "To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans.
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June 15, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
On a recent afternoon at a Burbank production studio, the members of Big Time Rush were shooting a music video for their song "24/Seven," a characteristically chipper ode to living every day like a holiday. After the shoot the Nickelodeon-bred boy band was headed to Orlando, Fla., where it had a performance scheduled at the Universal Studios theme park, and then onto an appearance at the Mall of America near Minneapolis. Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson - professional actors cast, Monkees style, in a kids' television series depicting the adventures of a fresh-faced pop group - were up for the action to come.
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May 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Two days after Eric Avery revealed in a Facebook post that he'd left the band in order to "focus on my musical life here in L.A.," Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails announced Friday that Robin Finck had rejoined the influential industrial-rock group. The guitarist has toured and recorded with Nine Inch Nails at various points over the last two decades, including on the 2008 album "The Slip" and during the so-called NIN/JA tour in 2009 with Jane's Addiction. Finck has also played as a member of Guns N' Roses.
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April 30, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
The Monkees will be monkeying around again this summer, as the surviving three members of the group undertake a more extensive tour following last fall's dozen sold-out shows. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork will begin the new tour, dubbed”A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees,” on July 15 in Port Chester, N.Y.   It will continue through Aug. 18 in Portland, Ore., and has two stops scheduled in Southern California: Aug. 11 at Humphreys in San Diego and Aug. 12 at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach.
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March 9, 1997 | Steve Hochman
With tobacco, even when there's no smoke, there's fire. So expect plenty of heat to be put on a new entry to the summer rock festival circuit this year. ROAR--for Revelations of Alternative Rhythms--will hit the road in late May or early June with a rock lineup including Iggy Pop, Sponge, Linda Perry and the Reverand Horton Heat, under the sponsorship of Skoal smokeless tobacco.
SPORTS
December 26, 1997 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Marissa Irvin, playing tennis for Harvard-Westlake High was much more than a way to keep active during a break in her world tour. Irvin began the summer playing in the junior division at Wimbledon, the Italian Open and the French Open, and ended it winning the junior doubles title at the U.S. Open in early September. Next month, she plans to travel to Melbourne for the Australian Open. But she still cherished her only season of high school tennis.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Robert Plant will bring his latest roots-music project, the Sensational Space Shifters, to the U.S. for the first time with a tour starting June 20 in Dallas. The 21 dates confirmed so far will span the country and take him to 15 states and is slated to go through July 27 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and stop at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 26. The Sensational Space Shifters consist of six musicians whose collective resumes include stints with a disparate group of acts such as Sinead O'Connor, Tinariwen, Portishead and Massive Attack.
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