The finest bull riders around the world united at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last week to compete in the most prestigious event in professional bull riding. Fans anxiously watched as the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast World Finals brought forth little to no indication of a clear winner until its last moments. One man took the competition by its horns to reign victorious at the highly contested event; 29-year-old Marco Eguchi, although his path to the crown was not smooth sailing.
Eguchi electrified the crowd during Round 2 of the finals after completing a career-high ride. However, there was a big price to pay for the massive score. Fans expected the rider who pulled off the amazing ride to get up and celebrate the triumph. Instead, the bull bucked on while Eguchi laid motionless in the arena, where Sports Medicine escorted him shortly after.
There is no denying it; bull riders are among the bravest, most fearless athletes in sports overall. Every ride, they are putting their life on the line for a long, excruciating 8 seconds. As ferocious as the bulls seem on TV, it’s impossible to grasp the physical anger and combativeness of the bovines themselves, unless you’re the one riding them. The fact is: for these riders it’s either a generous pay check or a not so generous hospital bill.
Luckily Eguchi left the PBR Sports Medicine room with nothing but an icepack on his head and permission to continue the competition. His ability to look past the frightening accident and go on to outperform every other rider is a truly inspiring story. Eguchi deserved nothing less than the PBR World Finals Champion title.
His performance during the 5-day event boosted him from world No. 20 to No. 5, so it won’t come as a surprise to see much more of Marco Eguchi come next season.
Listed below are the top 5 riders from the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast World Finals, taken from PBR.com
Written by Louis M.
Now Tour: Spring 2018
The “Now Tour” was declared Shania Twain’s final tour on May 3, 2018 in Tacoma, WA. This is Shania Twain’s fourth concert tour. The Queen of Country Pop has sold more than 100 million records and has been identified as one of the most successful singer and songwriter in North America. Shania not only sings but plays the guitar while performing country/country pop music since 1983.
Each song on Now is from the heart and full of passion. Everyone of all ages can relate and sing along to Twain’s songs. After a tough diagnosis with Dysphonia and Lyme disease in 2004, Shania decided to take a break from performing until now! Twain released her fifth studio album after her fifteen-year hiatus in 2017, and she is back in action for all of her fans to enjoy Now. In 2017, Twain said, “Now that I’ve got new music, I’m really motivated to do music live.” Don’t miss out on Shania’s “Now Tour” ending this December. Now is the time to support Twains newest album and purchase Shania Twain tickets here!
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Nitro Circus was founded by Travis Pastrana, a professional motorsports competitor who has won gold in major competitions such as the X Games and more. Pastrana formed Nitro Circus as a touring motorsports entertainment show that features him and his friends who compete in motorsports. Dirtbikes, stunts, and base jumps are just a few of the wild parts of a Nitro Circus show. Nitro Circus began as a MTV show that led into the tour, and it has also included a 3-D film for fans.
The Nitro Circus Crew includes Pastrana as well as other male and female names in the sport such as Andy Bell and Jolene "Nitro Girl" Van Vugt. Many of the crew's moves are accomplished on dirt bikes or BMX bikes. The show keeps jaws dropped from the beginning to the end. For all ages, this family-friendly, intense sport action can't be missed!
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Ed Sheeran is a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter from the U.K. Becoming famous may have seemed easy for a star like Sheeran. Although, Sheeran worked very hard to get where he is today. Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991 in Halifax, England. Sheeran was intrigued with music at a very young age. As a child, he learned to play the guitar and write his only songs. When he was only sixteen-years-old, Sheeran moved to London with only his guitar and necessities to develop his livelihood.
It was not long until thousands of people started to recognize his talent. After moving to London, Sheeran promoted himself with recording and selling compilations of songs (EPs) and performed hundreds of small gigs in 2009. Sheeran became increasingly more popular online in 2010 by posting 3 EPs in one year. He hit No. 1 on iTunes before he even signed with a record label.
Sheeran has been recognized for collaborating with Taylor Swift on her album Red, working with Beyoncé, and co-writing the song “Moments” that led to One Direction’s fame. To top that, Sheeran has sold more than 26 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide!
“Divide Tour:” Fall 2017
The “Divide Tour” was announced on January 26, 2017; Ed Sheeran’s third world wide concert tour. Sheeran began performing on March 16, 2017 in Turin, Italy. He performed in hundreds of sold-out arenas with no band to back him up. This music fanatic creates an electronic-stylized sound using both a loop pedal and his acoustic guitar. Each song on ÷ is relatable in different levels for all people to enjoy. Sheeran’s 95-minute set consists of impressive lighting designed by Mark Cunniffe to entertain and surprise every single person who attends his show. Sheeran’s stage set up consists of twenty big screens playing clips of his top music videos, and an ambiguous North Korean mushroom back drop. Don’t miss out on the stadium portion of his tour ending this November.
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It's the nail-biting, teeth-clenching, edge-of-the-seat matches that keep sports fandom so alive. The majority of the time, the most epic game finishers occur when an underdog team perfectly outplays a top-seed contender. Though everyone likes a winning story, everyone also gets behind an underdog story
This is the basis of this season's professional sports playoffs. On one hand, the NBA Finals seem to run on repeat. On the other hand, the NHL Stanley Cup Finals are a treasure chest of colorful come-up stories that make for a better read and finals match.
I think it's time to accept that winning isn't everything, but the manner in which you get there is. Diving into the two major playoffs series, here's a breakdown of the NBA and Stanley Cup Finals leading into June.
The lesson: it's important to root for the underdog. And frankly, it's a hell of a lot more fun.
Lebron vs. Dub Nation
By Game 3, the crown on Lebron James's head was looking a little dull.
The Boston Celtics pulled off two monster wins in Game 1 and Game 2, and fans everywhere began to think that this series was going to get lucky. The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have it in them this season. Love, almost useless the parts of the playoffs he did play, sat due to an injury.
The Celtics had a chance to knock James & Co. off of the pedestal after a twisting season that left Cavs-turned-Celtic Kyrie Irving on the bench with an injury. It took seven games in a hard-fought series, but Lebron still pulled off the series in a manner that reinstated his dominance in the NBA.
After another tough seven-game series, the Rockets fell to the knees of Durant and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA semifinals. Stephen Curry's return post-injury packed an extra punch. Though James Harden and the Rockets fended off the reigning NBA Champions from taking hold of the series, the Rockets joined the Celtics in losses during Game 7.
Therefore, the 2018 NBA Finals are looking just like the 2017 NBA Finals that look very much like the 2016 NBA Finals that looked exactly like the 2015 NBA Finals.
I'm bored. I'm over turning on the television and hearing the announcers hyper-focus on James's legacy before he even retires. I'm over the Hampton Five and a clenching reign of the NBA Finals spot that leaves all other prospects just slightly too behind. There is a gaping hole where underdogs should shine in the NBA, and for all of the money that this matchup makes, it also makes professional basketball currently boring. The NBA Finals rerun says a lot about where the league is, and it also opens sports fans' eyes to this year's NHL playoffs. Underdogs galore, and a lot more to talk about than Lebron James.
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Happy #NationalWineDay to all of the wine-os out there! While you curl up at the end of day and pour yourself a glass, Ticket Galaxy is bringing you our #NationalWineDay artist lineup. Each of these artists are not only touring this year, but they relate to the holiday through their songs, interests, and persona in the music industry.
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band is an obvious correlation to #NationalWineDay due to their frontman Dave Matthews' investment in the wine industry. Matthews owns Dreaming Tree Wines and line titled "The Dreaming Tree" that can be found in most liquor stores. Matthews partnered up with Sean McKenzie to create The Dreaming Tree. The Californian wine line that reflects the rockstar and the established wine connoisseur. Dreaming Tree Wines is located in Geyserville, California.
The Dreaming Tree Wines now includes five different types: Crush Red Blend, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. Each are reasonably priced under $20 a bottle.
On Dreaming Tree Wine's website, Matthews also features a handful of recipes that pair well with his wines from Dave Matthews Band chef Fiona Bohane. Dreaming Tree Wines also has a heavy focus on sustainability and eco-friendly efforts inspired by Matthews' social issues standpoints.
Dave Matthews Band is releasing a new album titled Come Tomorrow. Their tour will begin in late May and go until late September. Purchase Dave Matthews Band tickets today!
Christina Aguilera is back after years out of the new music spotlight. Aguilera spent seasons on The Voiceduring its early years. Though she doesn't seem fond of the show's evolution through her opinions in interviews, Aguilera held her coach position due to her extraordinary vocal abilities. That doesn't distract from the years since her last album. 2012's Lotus was Aguilera's last album; the pop star retreated into motherhood and kept out of the television or charting spotlights.
Aguilera is back in 2018 with her new album Liberation. Even from the title itself, fans can tell this is a new side of Aguilera after her time away. The first single "Accelerate" features Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz on a Kanye-produced beat. Though the single itself didn't catch fire, the follow-up songs hinted more at the vocal range that fans fell in love with. "Twice" and "Fall in Line" featuring Demi Lovato demonstrated her powerhouse voice as well as attitude. Without the distractions of overly-worked backbeats, Aguilera began to show the naked, raw talent that encompasses her album marketing strategy. Used to seeing Aguilera hidden behind makeup, Liberation shows a natural side to the star. Her shoots show a natural makeup with very little flair similar to Lady Gaga's Joanne.
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