American Idol Kicks Off Their 2009 Summer Tour While Other Bands Tour The U.S.A.

carrie-underwoodAmerican Idol fanale Tuesday and rumor has it Carrie Underwood will perform on Tuesday and that last year’s winner David Cook will perform at the fanale kicking off the 2009 Summer Tour. Other bands continue to tour the U.S. A. such as Elton John & Billy Joel, Phish, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock and the Jonas Brothers in June. Green Day announces their tour as Jimmy Buffett continues his tour in May, June and August in California, Massachusetts and Ohio.  Tuesday night, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen will battle it out and keep millions of American Idol fans watching and dialing as they choose their new American Idol. Rumor has it Carrie Underwood will perform on Tuesday and that last year’s winner David Cook will perform at the fanale kicking off the 2009 Summer Tour. All top 10 finalists: Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver, and Scott MacIntyre, will take the stage on a 50 city tour beginning July 5th, tickets are now on sale at and other ticket outlets.  While President President Barack Obama is working on fixing the economy, some of Americas favorite bands are on tour in the U.S.A and Europe and Americans are buying tickets to sold out events. Elton John & Billy Joel, finishing up their spring Face 2 Face rock tour with remaining concerts in Indianapolis, IN, Auburn Hills, MI, Cleveland, OH, Washington, DC and parts of Canada. The Phish 2009 Summer Tour will still hit cities like Boston, MA, Nikon at Jones Beach, in Wantagh, NY. and Camden, NJ, also Asheville, NC and Knoxville, TN. Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock will hit cities in June and July as well as the Jonas Brothers in June and Pink tickets are now on sale for September. Jimmy Buffett is continuing his tour in May, June and August in California, Massachusetts and Ohio. Green Day is now on tour as well as Nickelback and Coldplay. has seen an increase in sales due to the economy and the many scams related to fraudulent ticket sales from individuals preying on others during a bad economy. Many people would rather use a broker they know are selling valid tickets and use their credit cards for extra protection against fraud.

Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, George Strait, Keith Urban and Toby Keith are all on tour for the country music fans. If you are looking for comedy, seek Dane Cook, Flight of the Conchords, Jeff Dunham, Larry the Cable Guy or Ron White to name a few, even Whoopi Goldberg will perform in Las Vegas at the Encore Theatre At Wynn Las Vegas on May 22 and 23.

The Ultimate Fight Championships will happen in Las Vegas with UFC 98 on May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, followed by the Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort on June 20. The UFC 100 fight will happen at Mandalay Bay – Events Center on July 11, tickets are now on sale for all events at and other ticket outlets.

Michael Jackson will perform in London at the O2 Dome in the United Kingdom beginning July 8 and finish his 50th night concert on Feb. 24, 2010. So while the economy may be bad, Americans will always find a way to enjoy life by catching one of the many concerts and events featuring their favorite bands that are currently on tour at a city near you. For complete tour and concert dates, times and ticket prices visit when online and order tickets to sold out events.

If you are planning a visit to Las Vegas be sure and visit for details of upcoming concerts and events that will be happening during your stay in Las Vegas.

Phish Confirm Summer Reunion Tour, Announce Dates

phishPhish have confirmed their summer reunion tour, the band’s first in five years. After Live Nation accidentally spilled the beans by revealing the famed jam band will play Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on June 18th, more dates continued to stream out. According to the band’s reps, the tour opens with a two-night stand at Wantagh, New York’s Jones Beach on June 4th and 5th. The band will then hit what used to be the Great Woods Amphitheatre outside Boston — a venue which has hosted its share of great Phish shows — on June 6th and head back south for a concert in Camden, New Jersey on June 7th. (Check out all the dates after the jump.) The band’s official Website now boasts a video that depicts planes skywriting “Phish Summer Tour 2009.”

Those with keen eyes will notice a bit of a gap between the Asheville show on June 9th and the St. Louis show on June 16th. Is it any coincidence that this year’s Bonnaroo will take place June 11th through 14th, in the town of Manchester, Tennessee which is conveniently situated between Asheville and St. Louis? Despite sources telling Rock Daily Phish will appear at the fest, no official ‘Roo announcements have been made — the initial lineup will be revealed February 3rd — but it’s looking like a safe bet that Phish will be headlining two nights of the festival.

Of course, all this takes place after the band has its official reunion after a four year hiatus by staging a three-night affair at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia on March 6-8th. In other Phish news, the band will release its marathon 1996 Clifford Ball concert from Plattsburgh, New York, will be released as a seven-DVD set on March 3rd through the band’s Dry Goods store. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the public beginning Friday, January 30th at 10 a.m. ET, and a limited number of tickets will be distributed via the band’s online ticketing system (it’s accepting requests now through January 17th).


March 6-8 – Hampton, Virginia @ Hampton Coliseum
June 4-5 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
June 6 – Mansfield, MA @ Great Woods Amphitheatre (Comcast Center)
June 7 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Centre
June 9 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Civic Center
June 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
June 18 – Burgettstown, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
June 19 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 20-21 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley

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