LOUISVILLE, KY (September 18, 2012) – P!nk, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and pop culture icon, announced that she will tour North America for the first time in four years, beginning on February 13, 2013. P!nk is known around the world as one of the most captivating live performers of her generation. The recently named COVERGIRL has confirmed 25 dates for The Truth About Love Tour presented by COVERGIRL in support of her new album, The Truth About Love, available today. The Live Nation produced arena tour is scheduled to begin on February 13, 2013 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona and will make a stop in Louisville, KY at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday, March 8, 2013.
P!nk is in the midst of a media blitz appearing on the Today Show today, as well as The View and John Stewart’s The Daily Show on September 19. Fans will have the opportunity to chat with P!nk about her upcoming tour live today at 12:00 noon Eastern. To register and participate in the web chat, fans should visit TheTruthAboutLove.com.
Tickets for the Louisville show, $89.50, $69.50, $49.50 and $29.50 (plus applicable fees) go on sale Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. at www.Livenation.com, www.Ticketmaster.com, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
Citi presale infoCiti® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, September 25th at 10:00am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Since her debut in 2000, P!nk (Alecia Moore) has released 7 albums (Can’t Take Me Home, M!ssundaztood, Try This, I’m Not Dead, Funhouse, Greatest Hits So Far!!!, The Truth About Love), sold over 40 million albums, 65 million singles (nearly 20 million digital tracks), over 1 million DVDs worldwide and has had 12 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. In addition, 15 of P!nk’s singles have reached #1 in at least 1 or more countries. She is the recipient of 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 MTV Europe Awards, 2 People’s Choice Awards, and many more. P!nk’s last studio album Funhouse debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 in the UK, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland. The album produced the smash single “So What”, which marked P!nk’s 2nd #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 (after “Lady Marmalade”). Her latest album, Greatest Hits So Far… debuted in the Top 10 in over 13 countries and spawned the hit singles, “F**ckin Perfect” which reach # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Raise Your Glass” which marked P!nk’s 3rd #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. P!nk just released her 6th studio album, The Truth About Love, on September 18th. The first single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” has sky-rocketed to the top of music charts all over the world and marks P!nk’s 12th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
The deluxe edition of The Truth About Love, will be sold exclusively atTarget, and will offer fans four additional studio tracks. P!nk has teamed up with producer Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foster The People & The Shins) for the very first time on this release along with long time collaborators Max Martin and Shellback, Billy Mann and Butch Walker. She has also worked with songwriter/producer Dan Wilson (Adele’s “Someone Like You”). The album is P!nk’s unique take on the different shades of love – the dark, the light, the happy and the sad.
Kool and The Gang warmed the packed venue playing an entertaining set from their catalogue of disco mega hits from the eighties. But this night was not about disco, fans dressed in memorabilia from the bands past tours were there to witness the rock legends return to the stage.
As the lights went on, the heavy opening chords of “You Really Got Me” rang out. From the start it was loud and clear, Van Halen was back with all the power of the past. “Running With The Devil”, followed and erased any doubt that Eddie Van Halen is still one of rock’s greatest guitarist. His powerful sound was filled with lighting fast notes and heavy chords played flawlessly. It is clear to see why he was voted eighth in Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 100 all time guitarist.
Brother and a founding member Alex Van Halen is an outstanding drummer. The bass is now handled by Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, who replaced original bassist , Michael Anthony. It was clear that father and son enjoy performing together.
One question I do have, Where the keyboards came from on “Jump”? I didn’t see the instrument on stage, if it was a recording the synch was done perfectly.
David Lee Roth can still entertain. His vocals were strong although he stayed away from his memorable screams of the past. His leg kicks are few and far between but his dancing and showmanship doesn’t miss a beat. He covers the massive stage, including runway and several risers throughout the show. He even glossed over forgetting the words to the last chorus of ” I’ll Wait” singing, “ I forgot the words bring on the chorus”
It is no secret that the Van Halen’s and Roth have had their issues through the years, it didn’t show on this night. The band seemed to be having fun and interactions between Roth,Wolfgang and Eddie Van ended in smiles and laughter. The band covered the majority of their biggest hits, sprinkled in a few early songs along with four songs from the new album. Even with “The Cradle Will Rock” and songs from the Sammy Hagar era left out. This show was a classic! Although this was their opening performance, it’s hard to imagine the band getting any tighter! They played and sang every note to perfection.
If these guys can hold on to the the energy and their health as the tour progresses it’s one show you don’t want to miss!
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2012 Louisville Set List
1. You Really Got Me
2. Runnin’ With The Devil
3. She’s The Woman (NEW)
4. Romeo Delight
5. Tattoo (NEW)
6. Everybody Wants Some!!
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. China Town (NEW)
9. Mean Street
10. (Oh!) Pretty Woman
11. Drum Solo
13. The Trouble With Never (NEW)
14. I’ll Wait
15. Dance The Night Away
16. Hot For Teacher
17. Women In Love (A First since 1980!)
18. Outta Love Again (A First since 1979!)
19. Beautiful Girls
20. Ice Cream Man
22. Eddie’s Solo
23. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
NICKELBACK ROARS BACK TO THE LIVE STAGE WITH THEIR 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINNING APRIL 10th
With Special Guests Bush, Seether
& My Darkest Days
Louisville, KY (1/11/12) – Nickelback, one of the biggest rock bands of the past decade known for their extraordinary live performances, have announced their first North American arena tour in two years. The Live Nation-produced tour begins on April 10th in Moline, Illinois at the i wireless Center, making a 39-date trek throughout North America, including a stop in Louisville, KY as the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. Special guests Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days, join Nickelback on all tour dates.
Fan Club members will be able to purchase tickets beginning on January 13th. Fan Club details can be found at Nickelback.com. Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, January 16th at 10:00 am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets for the Louisville show, $77.50 General Admission, $59.50 and $39.50 Reserved (plus applicable fees), go on sale to the public on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. at www.Livenation.com, www.Ticketmaster.com, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Dates, times and artists are subject to change.
In Nickelback last toured in 2009 with the extremely successful, “Dark Horse World Tour” where the band performed for nearly 2 million fans with more than 120 shows around the world including stops inJapan,New Zealand,Australia, Europe andNorth America.
With the new tour, Nickelback will perform songs from the recently released seventh studio album, Here And Now, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 following its November 21, 2011 release on Roadrunner Records. Propelling Here and Now into the #2 spot were the two hit singles “When We Stand Together” and “Bottoms Up.” Here and Now is also the biggest international release in Nickelback’s history, including a #1 debut inCanada on Universal MusicCanada.,
Nickelback has achieved a prestigious place in music history having sold nearly 45 million worldwide. Since their 2001 breakthrough hit song “How You Remind Me,” Nickelback has sent 20 singles rocketing onto various Billboard charts. In 2009, Billboard Magazine also named Nickelback “Top Group of the Decade.” Their now classic album All the Right Reasons insured Nickelback an indelible place in rock history, having spent a staggering 112 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200, certified eight-times platinum in the U.S. and having sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, topping charts in four countries. All the Right Reasons spun off seven multi-format singles and made Nickelback the first band in Nielsen BDS history to send five singles onto the CHR charts.
NICKELBACK 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Date City Venue On Sale Date
April 10, 2012 Moline,IL i wireless Center January 21
April 12, 2012 Grand Rapids,MI Van Andel Arena January 21
April 14, 2012 Detroit,MI Joe Louis Arena January 21
April 15, 2012 Columbus,OH Schottstein Arena January 28
April 19, 2012 New York,NY MadisonSquareGarden January 21
April 21, 2012 Montreal,PQ BellCentre January 21
April 22, 2012 Toronto, ON AirCanadaCentre January 21
April 24, 2012 Philadelphia,PA WellsFargoCenter January 21
April 25, 2012 Pittsburgh,PA Consol Energy Center January 21
April 27, 2012 Hartford, Ct XL Center January 20
April 28, 2012 Worcester,MA DCUCenter January 21
April 30, 2012 Washington,DC Verizon Arena January 20
May 2, 2012 Atlanta,GA Philips Arena January 21
May 4, 2012 Orlando,FL Amway Arena January 28
May 5, 2012 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center January 21
May 15, 2012 Edmonton,AB Rexall Place January 21
May 16, 2012 Calgary,AB Scotiabank Saddledome January 21
May 18, 2012 Saskatoon,SK Credit Union Centre January 21
May 20, 2012 Fargo,ND Fargodome January 28
May 22, 2012 Omaha,NE CenturyLink Center January 21
May 23, 2012 Minneapolis,MN Target Center January 21
May 25, 2012 Milwaukee,WI Bradley Arena January 21
May 26, 2012 Louisville,KY KFC Yum! Center January 21
May 29, 2012 St. Louis,MO Scottrade Center January 21
May 30, 2012 Chicago,IL Allstate Arena January 21
June 1, 2012 Dallas,TX American Airlines Center January 21
June 2, 2012 Houston,TX ToyotaCenter January 21
June 5, 2012 Kansas City,MO Sprint Center January 21
June 7, 2012 Tulsa,OK BOK Arena January 21
June 8, 2012 Wichita,KS Intrust Bank Arena January 21
June 10, 2012 Denver, CO PepsiCenter January 21
June 12, 2012 Salt Lake CityUT Energy Solutions Arena January 21
June 15, 2012 Los Angeles,CA Staples Center January 21
June 18, 2012 San Jose,CA HP Pavilion January 20
June 20, 2012 Nampa,IA IdahoCenter January 21
June 21, 2012 Portland,OR Rose Garden January 21
June 23, 2012 Tacoma,WA TacomaDome January 21
June 24, 2012 Spokane,WA SpokaneArena January 21
June 26, 2012 Vancouver,BC RogersArena January 21
Taylor Swift made up her canceled July concert with a dazzling performance at a sold out KFC Yum Center in Louisville ,Ky. It was quickly evident that she was completely forgiven, as her fans arrived early dressed in Taylor full attire. The fan based consisted of females from early teens and younger many with mothers in tow, carried signs asking to be selected for Swift’s famous T-Party after show meet and greet. The Yum Center plaza filled up before 5:30p.m. as many tried to beat the traffic jam created by the closing of the Sherman Minton Bridge. This was the first major show since it’s closing and traffic began backing up before 4 o’clock. As fans piled in the arena, the plaza was scattered with fathers who waited outside during the show for their daughters.
When the curtain came down around 8:30. Swift was greeted to a screaming audience unlike anything I have heard since The Beatles. The elaborate stage that included cut out areas for her fan club. The background included a gold stairwell and three video screens. Taylor Swift is a beautiful talented performer, she danced, played guitar and her vocals couldn’t have been better. She connects with her audience as well as anyone in the business.
This show was worth the wait and made up for the thousands of hearts that broken from the cancelation. I overheard one fan saying” I have had this ticket for 269 days and I would do it again to see Taylor.
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Saturday evening the KFC Yum Center
hosted Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball Tour”. The elaborate production thrilled its diverse audience who dressed for the event in everything from glam outfits to bubble wrap dresses. Many of the sold out crowd wore face paint and dressed in Gaga style for the show.
Lady Gaga played nearly two hours changing outfits and stage sets frequently throughout the performance. She interacted with her fans during and between songs expressing her opinions on diversity, sex, bullying while always encouraging them to get out of your seats and dance.
The tight photography restrictions which limited photographers to only songs six, “Fame” and seven, Love Game”. We were required to stay with our guide and not allowed to watch the first portion of the show until we finished with the photography.
I did watch the remainder of the performance, Lady Gaga has musical talent and a great cast of dancers and musicians. The stage effects and costume changes were a mix of Glam, Mardi Gras, Strip Club and Broadway production all combined.
It was a celebration party, lead by the new Pop Queen who repeatedly told her fans
” Everyone is different, you have to make the best of it and wear your mask with pride”
At least for this night, most fans did.