Abel Tesfaye (also known as The Weeknd) has announced “phase one” of a 2017 world tour in support of his upcoming album, Starboy.
The run starts April 25th in Vancouver, BC at the Rogers Arena and concludes June 9th in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena. The tour’s flyer promises “surprise special guests” to be announced at a later date.
Starboy is due November 25th and will follow 2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness. During a Saturday Night Live performance, Tesfaye premiered two new songs, “Starboy” and “False Alarm.” French electronic pioneers Daft Punk are credited on “Starboy” and are slated to appear elsewhere on the album.
According to a profile of Tesfaye in The Wall Street Journal, the album was inspired by the deaths of David Bowie and Prince, the title being a nod to Bowie’s iconic 1972 song “Starman.”
For the full list of tour dates, Click Here.
Written by Eugene
We're back with our 3rd edition of our Throwback Thursday series: First Concert. If you missed our first two posts sharing Ticket Galaxy employee's first concert stories Click Here and Here.
This week Eugene tells us about his first concert, a festival he attended with his dad.
"My first concert was a radio-sponsored festival called Big Field Day that my father took me to when I was 11. This was in 2001, so it was at the height of the nu-metal fad and the bill was stacked with long-since-forgotten bands with wallet chains and gigantic JNCO jeans. Staind was the headliner and I just remember them being totally blown out of the water by Rammstein, the co-headliner, as they had all kinds of cool stuff like severed heads in jars and pyrotechnics.”
To check out our throwback video of the week Click Here.
Written by Kristen
A statement that has been one hundred and eight years in the making, the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions. They got there in a very “Cub-like” way, after making it to the 8th inning with a lead only to end the 8th tied, many thought the curse of the goat was here to stay. With a rain delay after the 9th they went into extra innings.
The top of the 10th saw the Cubs retake the lead with a bit of small ball; a single out to right, a tag up during a pop out and a double got pinch runner, Albert Almora across home plate for a 1 run lead. The inning ended with the Cubs up 8-6 but could they hold on?
Carl Edwards Jr. took to the mound to get the save (and the ring for him and his team) after two outs, Edwards was taken out for Mike Montgomery who would then get Michael Martinze to ground out for the third and final out of the 2016 World Series.
The baseball gods couldn’t have written this any other way. A 7 game series and a win in dramatic fashion in extra innings.
The Cubs ticker tape parade hasn’t been officially announced yet though there are rumors it could happen as quickly as tomorrow! Whenever the city of Chicago decides to celebrate t is a safe bet that there will be a lot of people taking a “sick” day off to see it. Hey, maybe Bill Murray can pull a Bruce Springsteen and sign a few absence notes for kids (and adults).
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs, you’ve waited long enough!
Written by Kristen
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