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Classic rock legends Fleetwood Mac are gearing up for another national tour, their first since 2009.
The undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide for College Football's National Championship on January 7 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
NASCAR has announced several changes for the 2013 season in regards to the Sprint Cup Series. Perhaps the biggest change will come with the official debut of the new "Gen 6" racecar, which after implementation, could lead to even more rule changes throughout the course of the season.
After two years of development, and some testing last season, the "Gen 6" (short for Generation 6) car will be unveiled at Daytona in February. The 2013 model was designed with manufacturer identity in mind – meaning the racecars will more closely resemble streetcars. As a way of increasing driver identity, drivers' last names will be placed on the front windshields.
Cirque Week is swinging into Las Vegas this fall for the third year. Cirque du Soleil is featuring a week-long of behind-the-stages events of all seven productions.
A senior publicist for CirqueduSoleil.com, Ann Paladie told TicketNews® they have asked guests for feedback about previous years and they are trying to utilize that feedback to give guests the best experiences possible with this year's Cirque Week. She also said, "We noted that some of our guests are repeat visitors so we strive to offer different experiences for them each year."
Concert industry giant Live Nation has already risen to the top of the music industry through their control over both concert promotion and ticket sales. On November 20, 2012, the company took a step toward dominating the internet as well with the launch of Live Nation's new website.
The website revamping was undertaken to increase site visits, and was spearheaded by Live Nation Labs co-founder/LiveNation.com GM Eric Garland, the former head of BigChampagne, a media tracking and tech company that was acquired by Live Nation in 2011. The revamp was focused on adding new elements to the site including social media links and mobile applications.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" will join the fairy tale bandwagon when it hits Broadway for the first time at the beginning of next year.
Previews for the show, starring Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes ("Bonnie & Clyde," and "South Pacific") as Cinderella, will begin January 24, 2013 at the Broadway Theatre. Surprisingly, this will mark the Broadway debut of the princess character, as well as this particular musical, according to the Entertainment Weekly website.
The SnowGlobe Music Festival is set to kick off its second year this upcoming New Year's Eve weekend. SnowGlobe 2012 is scheduled to take over the Lake Tahoe Community College Campus in South Lake Tahoe, CA with performances from over 40 artists covering electronic dance music (EDM), hip hop, and rock. Leading the 2012 lineup is popular EDM artist Deadmau5 and rapper Wiz Khalifa.
Country music star Keith Urban has announced his 2013 summer tour in North America. The tour will kick off in Ohio on July 18. It will wrap up on October 5 in Florida.
Currently, next year's summer tour will consist of 25 show dates. The tour begins at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH on July 18 and it will wrap up at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL on October 5, according to Keith Urban's official website. He will also play venues such as the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA on July 27 and the Comcast Centre in Mansfield, MA on August 10.
On November 20, 2012, superstar rock band Bon Jovi announced dates for the band's 2013 U.S. tour, as well as the title and release date of the band's first album in over two years.
Bon Jovi, which previously announced the Canadian dates on their 2013 Because We Can tour, will be playing mostly arenas during the band's U.S. leg of its 2013 World Tour. The North American tour dates are set to begin February 9, 2013 with a concert in Uncasville, CT, and wrap up in July 25, 2013 in East Rutherford, NJ. This will be the band's first tour together since 2010, as the ensuing years have seen band members focus on their solo work with solo albums and film and television appearances.
The year 2012 will go out with a bang for Coldplay fans. The band will play three concerts at the end of December, including one at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on New Year's Eve. They will share the stage that evening with Brooklyn native Jay-Z.
This will be the second time Coldplay and Jay-Z have shared a New Year's Eve stage in the U.S. in the past three years – the first time was a 2010 New Year's concert in Las Vegas, NV. During that concert, musicians such as John Mayer, Beyoncé, and Kanye West, all took the stage as guest performers, according to SPIN. Coldplay and Jay-Z have also performed together in London this year, according to Coldplay's official website, during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games.