April 26, 2017 By Tammy Whaley
With the release of their upcoming album Humanz on April 29, the British virtual band known as the Gorillaz is set to hit the road with their first North American tour in seven years. The group was created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett and consists of four animated members with Albarn being the only permanent musical contributor. Much of the band’s music is often a collaboration between various musicians.
The band will kick-off the tour on July 7 in Chicago and will wrap on October 11 in Duluth. Other cities on the tour stop include: Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Quebec, Columbia, Detroit, Saint Paul, Kansas City, Morrison, Seattle and Inglewood.
Coming in the No. 2 position this week and moving up from last week’s No. 7 is the Broadway musical Hello Dolly! which landed in the No. 7 position. The musical is its fourth revival since its inception in 1969 and is currently being shown at the Shubert Theatre in New York City.
Back in the rankings this week and landing in the No. 8 spot is Tom Petty who is taking his Heartbreakers out on the road with confirmed dates through July. The band recently kicked-off the 40-year celebration tour on April 20 in Oklahoma City and recently added new west coast tour dates to the roster including tour stops in Morrison, Milwaukee and Seattle.
Ed Sheeran continues to dominate in the rankings and managed to land in the No. 3 position in this week’s rankings. The North American leg of his tour kicks off on June 29 in Kansas City and will wrap on October 6 Nashville. Other cities on the tour include: Des Moines, Saint Paul, Toronto, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Uncasville, Quebec City, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, Tacoma, Portland, Sacramento, Oakland, Las Vegas, Glendale, San Diego, Denver, Tulsa, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Duluth, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh, Charlotte, Omaha, Rosemont, St. Louis, Washington D.C., Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Brooklyn and Columbus.
With the upcoming bout quickly approaching between Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, the match-up, which is being billed as the biggest all-Mexican fight in boxing history landed in the No. 7 spot up from last week’s No. 10 position. The highly-anticipated fight will take place on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Theatre favorite Hamilton managed to retain the No. 4 spot from last week as did Bruno Mars who stayed in the No. 6 position. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus grabbed the No. 5 spot while The Monster Jam truck show landed in the No. 9 spot while Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold & Volbeat rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 position.
The Shubert Theatre Lands in the Top Spot
April 26, 2017 By Tammy Whaley
With some help from fans excited to see the famed Broadway play, Hello Dolly!, the iconic Shubert Theatre where the musical is being shown, landed in the No. 1 spot in this week’s rankings. The play is in its fourth revival and will run through January 2018. The theatre is located in Midtown Manhattan and is named after Sam S. Shubert, one of three boys to the theatrical producing family. Before Hello Dolly! took up residency the theater most recently hosted, Matilda the Musical.
With baseball season just gearing up, many stadiums stayed in the rankings this week including Globe Life Park, Dodger Stadium and Kauffman Stadium which landed in the No. 7, 8 and 10 positions respectively.
Much of the rankings remained stable with the AT&T stadium grabbing the No. 2 spot while the T-Mobile arena landed in the No. 3 spot up from last week’s No. 7. Red Rock Amphitheatre grabbed the No. 4 while MetLife Stadium landed in the No. 5 position. Caesars Palace – Colosseum retained the No. 6 position while Madison Square Garden took the No. 9 spot down from last week’s No. 4.
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