Monday, February 11, 2013

105.7 The Point Presents Pointfest @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater STL - Sunday, May 12th, 2013!

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POINTFEST - presented by your Mid-America Chevy Dealers - Sunday, May 12th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater!

Featuring ALICE IN CHAINS, THREE DAYS GRACE, PAPA ROACH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, VOLBEAT, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, SICK PUPPIES, HALESTORM, P.O.D., and many more! 

Pointfest tickets start at just $29 - or save even more with the 4-pack Lawn special while supplies last...featuring 4 lawn tickets for just $99! 

Pointclub Presale happens online this Friday 10am-10pm - Public onsale starts this Saturday, February 16th at 10am and KANE will be broadcasting live from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Box Office. 

Get your Pointfest tickets at the Box Office and avoid the service fee! Plus, the first 105 people that purchase their Pointfest tix this Saturday at the Box Office will score a FREE POINT T-SHIRT. Avoid the service fee and get your Pointfest tickets this Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Box Office!

Alice in Chains
Papa Roach
Volbeat
Sick Puppies
P.O.D.
Three Days Grace
Bullet For My Valentine
Hollywood Undead
Halestorm
Stardog Champion
Bloodnstuff


Monday, December 24, 2012

The Killers - Live @ UIC Pavilion - Chicago - 12/21/12


It was a Killerspocalypse! On Friday, December 21st, 2012 when the Mayan Calendar ran out and the end of the world was supposedly near, I was in Chicago to see my favorite band, The Killers, put on the greatest, most energetic performance I have ever seen from them, and probably ever will! That includes when I was front row at Madison Square Garden in 2009.  You know you are in for a treat when Brandon Flowers says to the crowd, "We're gonna play this show like it's our last ever"! And from there I experienced the best concert of my life. The very first song of the night and perhaps the band's biggest hit ever, "Mr. Brightside", was played with the house lights up. I thought that was a pretty cool touch, and it got the party started.  From there the band covered hits from every album spanning their entire career, and it seemed like I was getting a setlist that I made myself. It was a special night that I will never forget, and I was glad I captured some of it below so I can relive a few of those moments whenever I want.  Had the world really ended, I would of went out a happy man.

Setlist:
Mr. Brightside 
The Way It Was 
Smile Like You Mean It 
Spaceman 
Heart of a Girl 
(partial)
Bling (Confession of a King) 
Miss Atomic Bomb 
Human 
Somebody Told Me 
Here With Me 
For Reasons Unknown 
From Here On Out 
A Dustland Fairytale 
Baby, I'm Yours 
(Barbara Lewis cover) (partial)
Read My Mind 
Runaways 
When You Were Young 

Encore:
The Rising Tide 
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine 
All These Things That I've Done 


"Mr. Brightside" - Live @ UIC Pavilion - Chicago - 12/21/12


"Miss Atomic Bomb" - Live @ UIC Pavilion - Chicago - 12/21/12

"Read My Mind" - Live @ UIC Pavilion - Chicago - 12/21/12 


"All These Things That I've Done" - Live @ UIC Pavilion - Chicago - 12/21/12


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Year In Review - Concert Creep's Best Saint Louis Concerts Of 2012


It was a heck of a year for Saint Louis and live music!  The city and particularly the many great venues continue to put themselves on the music map for great places to play for an artist on tour.  I myself enjoyed roughly 50 shows this year in our fine city.  Looking back, I thought I would share some of my favorites.  I gave you my Best Albums of 2012 last week.  Here are some of my Best Concerts in Saint Louis in 2012!  *Click on the highlighted links for a review or video from the show. What were some of your favorites?

Top 10 Large Venue STL Shows Of 2012
On The Bubble: M83, Alabama Shakes, MUTEMATH, Young The Giant, Portugal The Man
10. Silversun Pickups w/ Grouplove - Peabody Opera House
9. Phantogram - Loufest Music Festival
8. Halloween Night w/ Dropkick Murphys - The Pageant
7. El Monstero - Verizon Wireless Amp
6. Jane's Addiction - The Pageant
5. Dave Matthews Band - Verizon Wireless Amp
4. The Black Keys w/ Arctic Monkeys - Chaifetz Arena
3. Slayer & Slipknot @ Mayhem Fest - Verizon Wireless Amp
2. Radiohead - Scottrade Center
1. The Tour:  KISS & Motley Crue - Verizon Wireless Amp

After months of swirling rumors about the iconic legends of Rock n Roll possibly teaming up for a concert tour, it was finally confirmed back in March that KISS & Motley Crue would indeed join forces for "The Tour" 2012. Luckily for music fans in the Show Me State, that tour included a stop in Saint Louis at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater this past August.  Having never seen either band live, I knew I could not miss this opportunity.  This would be the biggest and baddest rock event ever to cross paths in my time.  And it did not disappoint!  I went to The Tour mainly for Motley Crue and to relive my youth.  I left a big fan of KISS.  The production of the event was top notch filled with entertaining theatrics and pyrotechnics.  And both bands put on a rock show worthy of their name.  It was a night of rock I will soon not forget and topped my list for the best concert I saw in Saint Louis in 2012.



Top 10 Small Venue STL Shows Of 2012
On The Bubble: A Silent Film, Atlas Genius, Evans|Blue
10. SXSW 2012 Tour - Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, & Bears Den - Old Rock House
9. The Walkmen - Plush
8. Civil Twilight - The Firebird
7. AWOLNATION - Pop's
6. The Gaslight Anthem - The Firebird
5. The Whigs - The Firebird
4. Band of Skulls - Old Rock House
3. Sleigh Bells - The Blue Note
2. The Wombats w/ Morning Parade & The Royal Concept - Pop's
1. Japandroids - The Firebird




Top 5 Electronic/DJ STL Shows Of 2012
5. Avicii - The Pageant
4. Porter Robinson - The Pageant
3. Steve Aoki - The Pageant
2. Girl Talk - Loufest Music Festival
1. Bassnectar - Chaifetz Arena


Top 5 STL Shows I Hated Missing
On The Bubble: Tenacious D, Phish, The Avett Brothers
5. The Civil Wars - The Pageant
4. Slash w/ Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators - The Pageant
3. Van Halen - Scottrade Center
2. Paul McCartney - Scottrade Center
1. My Morning Jacket w/ Band Of Horses - Peabody Opera House


Top Music Festivals I Attended
3. Loufest Music Festival
2. Lollapalooza
1. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Review)


Top Live Acts I Saw In 2012
3. Major Lazer - Bonnaroo
2. Coldplay - United Center, Chicago
1. Jack White - Lollapalooza
1a. The Killers - UIC Pavilion


Well that's it, a summary of my music map in 2012.  It was a fun year!  I hope everyone has a happy and blessed Christmas and New Year!  Be safe out there.  And here's looking forward to 2013! Cheers!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Year In Review - Concert Creep's "50" Best Albums Of 2012




It is that time of year again, a chance to look back at everything that made this past year special in 2012.  This year for me it was the trips I made to Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza Music Festivals, and the multiple great local concerts I attended.  It is also that time of year where the “year-end” lists start popping up all over the place.  For me, the ones that I am most interested in are the year-end music lists put out by the top music websites I like to frequent on the Internet.  Over the past few weeks I have looked over plenty of lists for “Best Albums of 2012”, and like most people I am sure, found myself disagreeing quite often. However, instead of complain about it and comment on how wrong someone’s list was, I decided to create my own.  That is the beautiful thing about music.  It appeals to and effects everyone in a different way.  And who am I to tell you whether your particular tastes in music are right or wrong?  No critic in the world today is right or wrong, everyone is entitled to an opinion.  This is one reason why I do not write about artists I do not like in my blog or on insideSTL.com.  I understand that while I may not like a particular artist or their music, there are plenty of people out there who do. These artists put their hard work, time, money, and entire lives into their passion to try and make a living doing what they love to please music fans everywhere, so why would I criticize them just because I may not like the product of their efforts?  It is much easier to simply not listen and to not talk about it.  In contrast, focus on what I do like and appreciate.  So with that said, here are my top 50 albums (EP's included) for 2012.  I can guarantee you that you will disagree with this list.  Remember, this list is a reflection of only one person’s particular taste in music this year…myself.  You also have to remember my taste in music mostly favors the Indie Rock genre.  If you do not like it, I encourage you to try making a list for yourself.  It is not as easy as you would think…

On The Bubble: King Tuff - King Tuff, White Rabbits - Milk Famous, Matt & Kim - Lightning, Animal Kingdom - The Looking Away

50. The Darkness - Hot Cakes
49. The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
48. Morning Parade - Morning Parade
47. Greenday¡UNO!
46. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
45. Atlas Genius - Through the Glass EP
44. Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
43. Reptar - Body Faucet
42. Miike Snow - Happy to You
41. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
40. FUN. - Some Nights
39. Metric - Synthetica
38. Evans|Blue - Graveyard Of Empires
37. The Royal Concept - The Royal Concept EP
36. Walk The Moon - Walk The Moon
35. Delta Spirit - Delta Spirit
34. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
33. Purity Ring - Shrines
32. Beach House - Bloom
31. The Shins - Port Of Morrow
30. Tame Impala - Lonerism
29. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
28. Chappo - Moonwater
27. The Hives - Lex Hives
26. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
25. Frank OceanChannel Orange
24. The Vaccines - Come Of Age
23. Band Of HorsesMirage Rock
22. Gary Clark Jr. - Blak and Blu
21. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
20. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
19. Civil Twilight - Holy Weather
18. The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap
17. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
16. Sleigh Bells - Reign Of Terror
15. The Walkmen - Heaven
14. The Whigs - Enjoy The Company
13. Passion Pit - Gossamer
12. Band Of Skulls - Sweet Sour
11. Of Monsters And MenMy Head is an Animal

10. Dave Matthews BandAway from the World



9.   A Silent FilmSand & Snow



8.  Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls



7.   Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods



6.   Bloc Party - Four



5.   Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon



4.   The KillersBattle Born


3.   Mumford & Sons - Babel


2.   Japandroids - Celebration Rock



1.   Jack White - Blunderbuss

Last year I found it pretty difficult to pick my favorite album of the year.  This year, it was an easy choice for me.  Jack White is a musical genius.  In his first ever solo effort, I think he hit a home run. And there was one thing that topped it off for me.  Seeing this album performed live at his headlining gig to close down Lollapalooza 2012.  The man comes out backed by an all male band, then half way through the show, does a complete 180° and finishes his set with an all ladies crew.  Some may not understand life inside the quirky weird world of Jack White, but one thing is certain, artistically Mr. White constantly pushes the creative envelope, giving music fans a unique experience in every form of listening pleasure.  If you have not seen Jack White perform live or given this album a proper listen, I suggest you get on it.  You will not be disappointed.  2012 was another great year for music, and I'd like to thank Jack White for playing a big role in that.  It's good to have you back on the stage again!



Music video for Jack White's "Freedom at 21" directed by Hype Williams.
From Jack White 's debut Album 'Blunderbuss'.
Get the "Freedom at 21" single at http://smarturl.it/freedomat21.





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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

12.12.12 - The Concert For Sandy Relief To Benefit The Robin Hood Relief Fund - #121212CONCERT




12.12.12  Mark your calenders!

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company —the same group that produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit “The Concert for New York City”— have come together once again to present "12.12.12" the Concert For Sandy Relief.

This special one night only live music event will help provide assistance to the millions of people throughout the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. "12.12.12" the Concert For Sandy Relief will occur on December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET through Ticketmaster phones, outlets and www.ticketmaster.comwww.thegarden.com, and www.radiocity.com. Tickets will be available at a variety of price levels. Ticketmaster has generously agreed to waive its ticket service charges.  Starting at 9 a.m. (ET) on December 3rd, Chase credit or debit card members will have first access to a limited number of tickets for purchase before they go on sale to the general public.

As the tri-state region begins to recover from Sandy's stunning and acute devastation along the coastal areas of Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Connecticut and New Jersey, there remains an enormous task of rebuilding both the infrastructure and thousands of shattered lives.  “12.12.12” presents an important opportunity for the community and nation to come together to provide significant support to these communities as they confront staggering short- and long-term issues.

The net proceeds from the concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund which is providing money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.



SPREAD THE WORD: #121212CONCERT





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UPDATE: (12/7/12)


The Rolling Stones have signed on to perform at next week’s Hurricane Sandy benefit, 121212: The Concert For Sandy Relief. They join the dream like lineup that includes Bruce Springsteenand the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, The WhoDave GrohlEddie VedderBilly JoelKаnyе Wеst, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, and this week’s earlier additions of Chris Martin and Eric Clapton! This once in a lifetime event goes down next Wednesday and can be streamed on numerous outlets or watched on multiple TV networks. For a full list check out the link below...



Monday, October 15, 2012

105.7 The Point Presents December HoHo Shows 2012!

The Point HoHo Shows 2012

Tis the season for another line-up of Point HoHo Shows! 

The 2012 HOHO Shows have been announced...and you can enter to win tickets to all 5 shows before they even go on-sale HERE

Tickets to all 5 HOHO Shows go on-sale this Friday, so check out the lineup below because you will not want to miss out!

105.7 The Point Presents...

HOHO SHOWS 2012 -> THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM with Greek Fire 12/4Pop's Concert Venue // Bush 12/6 @ Pop's // Chevelle with 10 YEARS 12/7 @ Pop's // Fun. with The Joy Formidable 12/11 Peabody Opera House // Silversun Pickups with GROUPLOVE 12/12 @ Peabody Opera House -- All 5 Shows on-sale Friday - See ticket prices and more info here -> www.1057thepoint.com/HoHo




Gaslight Anthem with Greek Fire December 4th at Pop's
GASLIGHT ANTHEM - HoHo Show #1
With GREEK FIRE

December 4th @ Pop's 
ON SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH AT 10AM

$25 ADV / $25 DOS
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Bush December 6th at Pop's
BUSH - HoHo Show #2

December 6th @ Pop's 
ON SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH AT 10AM

$28 ADV / $30 DOS
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Chevelle with 10 Years December 7th at Pop's
CHEVELLE - HoHo Show #3
With 10 YEARS

December 7th @ Pop's 
ON SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH AT 10AM

$30 ADV / $30 DOS
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Fun. with the Joy Formidable December 11th at the Peabody Opera House
FUN. - HoHo Show #4
With THE JOY FORMIDABLE

December 11th @ The Peabody Opera House 
ON SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH AT 11AM

$25, $32.50 ADV / $25, $32.50 DOS
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Silversun Pickups with Grouplove December 12th at the Peabody Opera House
SILVERSUN PICKUPS - HoHo Show #5
With GROUPLOVE

December 12th @ The Peabody Opera House 
ON SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH AT 11AM

$35 ADV / $35 DOS
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS




Friday, October 12, 2012

2012 Austin City Limits (ACL) Official Webcast Schedule - October 12-14th, 2012!

The 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) kicks off today! Tune into the Official Live Webcast of the 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival happening this weekend October 12-14, 2012



REVIEW: Alabama Shakes @ The Pageant - Saint Louis, MO. - 10/09/12


It did not take long to change out any equipment or mess with the usual large stage production that comes with a show at
The Pageant before Southern rockers the Alabama Shakes took the stage on Tuesday night for their first real national headline tour to hit Saint Louis.  There was no light show, there were no props, there was no special backdrop, and there were no gimmicks. This show and this night was about one thing, the music.  And that is what it has always been about for this band during their rise from critically acclaimed buzz band to budding stars over the last year.  The journey of the Alabama Shakes is clearly evidenced by their stop at the Old Rock House in December of 2011 to current day where they played to a sold-out capacity crowd at Delmar's renowned live music venue.  For my full review of the entire show head on over to insideSTL.com music section and you can check it out HERE.  And you can see all of my photos I shot of the show over on my Facebook music blog fan page HERE.  With no barricade at this Alabama Shakes show, I had to fight the fans and post up in one spot amongst the sold-out capacity crowd. So I chose to highlight the star of the show, Brittany Howard. If you can't get enough of this rising soul queen, this album is for you. 25 photos, all Ms. Howard.

    Setlist:



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Concert Creep's iPod Top 10 List - September 2012


Every month I will reveal a top 10 list of what songs are currently getting heavy rotation on my iPod for one reason or another.  Here is the list for September 2012.

On The Bubble:  The Lumineers - "Ho Hey", Band of Horses - "Electric Music"
10. Metric - "Breathing Underwater"
9.  Dave Matthews Band - "Drunken Soldier", "Belly Belly Nice"
8.  Imagine Dragons - "On Top Of The World"
7.  The Joy Formidable - "This Ladder Is Ours"
6.  Two Door Cinema Club - "Wake Up", "Pryamid"
5.  The Royal Concept - "Goldrushed"
4.  The Whigs - "Staying Alive"
3.  The Wombats - "Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)"
2.  The Killers - "Miss Atomic Bomb", "Flesh and Bone"
1.  Mumford & Sons - 'Babel' (album)

I don't usually list an entire album on my monthly top 10 list, but when an album is this good, it is hard to choose between any songs.  I knew I would be hooked on this album ever since I heard first single, "I Will Wait".  'Babel' has been on repeat pretty much every day since its release on September 25th.  And it seems like the entire world is on board too.  In a recent article in SPIN, the magazine publication states...

"Mumford & Sons
sincerely unadventurous second LP Babel had the biggest debut sales week of the year, according to Billboard. Moving more than 600,000 copies, the British folk-rockers handily beat out 2012 releases by Justin Bieber, Madonna, and Pink.

In fact, the
Mumfords just about doubled the unit-shifting performance of some of pop's biggest stars. Justin Bieber's Believe, with opening-week sales of 374,000, falls to second place. Madonna is next with first-week sales of 359,000 for MDNA, followed by Pink's The Truth About Love at 280,000.


Babel is also the first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for both Mumford & Sons and their label, Glassnote Records. But it's also the biggest sales week for a rock album since AC/DC's Black Ice sold 784,000 in its debut week, good for a No. 1 slot on the November 8, 2008 chart.

Of course, there's no defeating Adele. The singer's 21 still had the biggest overall sales week of 2012, despite coming out last year.

But Babel set plenty of other marks. It was the biggest sales week ever for Sony's independent-label distribution arm RED Distribution, topping the 394,000 units moved by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's The Art of War way back in 1997.

Mumford's music may have old-timey elements, but their sales came via modern technology.Babel had the second-most digital album sales in a week ever, with 420,000 downloads sold. That's behind Lady Gaga's Born This Way, which sold 662,000 downloads in its opening week back in 2011, helped by an Amazon 99-cent deal."
After breaking through with their beautiful harmonies and unique sound of debut Grammy nominated 2009 album 'Sigh No More', there is a reason you do not mess with a formula for success on a second LP.  'Babel' has the same ingredients to take Mumford & Sons back to the top.  If you liked the band's debut, I would suggest boosting those album sales even more by adding sophomore effort 'Babel' to your listening collection.




Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Coldplay Announce 'Live 2012' Mylo Xyloto Tour Film Will Be Released In November!

Coldplay Live 2012

On November 20th, 2012, Coldplay will release 'Live 2012' in the United States, the band’s first concert film / live album for nine years! It documents the Mylo Xyloto world tour, which has been seen by more than three million people since it began in June 2011.

Live 2012 will be released on DVD/CD, CD/DVD, Blu-ray & digitally. You can pre-order it now from the Coldplay Music Store, with an exclusive hand-numbered lithograph poster.

Said Chris: “The Mylo Xyloto tour has been the most fun we've ever had as a band. It's felt very uplifting right from the start; partly because we are proud of the music, the LED wristbands, the pyrotechnics, the lasers and all of that stuff, but mainly because of the amazing audiences that we've been playing for. Over the years, our crowd has become more and more a part of the concert itself. They're loud, diverse, full of soul, and make the songs sound much better than we can on our own. We wanted to try to bottle the incredible feeling that they give us, and hence our concert film.”

In the US, premium network EPIX will premiere the tour film as an EPIX Original Concert Event in the U.S. on November 17, on TV, online at EpixHD.com, and on EPIX apps on hundreds of devices including Xbox consoles, iPads, iPhones, Roku players, and more.

The film was directed by Paul Dugdale, previously responsible for Adele’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall and The Prodigy’s Worlds On Fire concert films. Live 2012 includes footage from Coldplay’s shows at Paris’s Stade de France, Montreal’s Bell Centre and last year’s triumphant Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury Festival.

Live 2012 director Paul Dugdale said: “We wanted to make a film that was as intimate as it was epic, punctuating Coldplay's colour-drenched performance with candid portraits of the band. The set is curated from several concerts around the globe, using the 75,000-capacity Stade de France as the backbone. Myself and JA Digital wanted to approach this film in the same way Coldplay approach their stage show: it’s essentially a film about people, and we wanted to highlight how the band have blurred the barrier between stage and audience to create a tour that reaches out to everyone from the front row of the stadium to those right at the back. It's a 90 minute kaleidoscope of emotions. My main objective as a filmmaker was to make the viewers' eyes widen and their hearts beat faster.”

'LIVE 2012' Tracklisting

* Full list of international release dates
November 14: Japan
November 16: Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Finland, Norway, Ireland
November 19: UK, Rest of World
November 20: US, Canada, Italy, Spain
November 21: Sweden

Pre-order --> HERE

Coldplay 'Live 2012' Trailer


Coldplay - "Mylo Xyloto" / "Hurts Like Heaven" - Live @ United Center - Chicago - 08/08/12
(video shot by: @concertcreep)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sir Paul McCartney 'On The Run Tour' Coming To Saint Louis In 2012!


Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Saint Louis!  Having kicked off over a year ago with the legendary July 15-16, 2011 doubleheader at New York City's Yankee Stadium that had 90,000 fans singing along non-stop over the course of two near three-hour performances, and more recently gifted Mexico with a historic free May 10 show drawing 250,000 to Mexico City's central plaza, The Zocalo, Paul McCartney's record-breaking 'On The Run Tour' will round out 2012 by returning to North America for four shows: November 11 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis MO, November 14 at Minute Maid Park in Houston TX, November 25 at BC Place in Vancouver BC, and November 28 at Rexall Place in Edmonton AB. 

Paul's November 11 show at the Scottrade Center will be his first St. Louis concert in ten years, his last appearance in the city having been on the 2002 Back In The U.S. Tour, and having previously played St. Louis' Busch Stadium twice: once on 1993's New World Tour and in 1966 with The Beatles. 

Paul McCartney's On The Run Tour has played over 30 dates spanning North and South America, the UK and Europe and the United Arab Emirates. The November 2012 dates are Paul's first in the U.S. and Canada since the summer 2011 run that generated some of the most enthusiastic responses of Paul's peerless career from audiences and critics alike, including:

"Mr. McCartney is not saying goodbye but touring stadiums and playing marathon concerts. Friday’s set ran two-and-a-half hours, with Mr. McCartney constantly onstage, and it had 35 songs, not counting a few additional excerpts... His concerts now are a gentle reminder of his survival and vitality... He perseveres, and entertains, by directly reconnecting to his songs across the decades and still having fun."--THE NEW YORK TIMES

"In recent years, McCartney has opted for sporadic runs of shows rather than full-on, consecutive-date world tours. In turn, he seems to relish the stage all the more when he does play live... 'I told you we were going to have a good time,' he said during the encore. It was an offhand comment – but it’s still astonishing to see how much McCartney still cares."--ROLLING STONE

"Thunder and lightning raked across the sky over Comerica Park Sunday night, but it was no match for the fireworks Paul McCartney mustered onstage... his well-honed showmanship and impeccable music filled hearts and minds in the sold-out ballpark... For three hours, we were all fab again"--THE DETROIT NEWS

"Paul McCartney could not just let it be Sunday in the first of two concerts at Wrigley Field. He played for nearly three hours, wringing new rivers of passion from songs he’s played hundreds of times."--THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"McCartney, a legitimate legend cruised through three hours at Great American Ball Park. His energetic manner that suggested he could have done three more... an inspiring performance... a three-hour triumph."--THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

For further information and updates, check back at www.paulmccartney.com, twitter.com/paulmccartney, and facebook.com/PaulMcCartney.


DATE: 
November 11, 2012
TIMES:
8:00 p.m. (Doors TBD)
TICKETS: 
Tickets are $250, $165, $87, $57 and $27 and go on sale Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.


Purchase tickets at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers or online atticketmaster.com. A per ticket facility fee will be added to the price of all tickets. Additional Ticketmaster fees may apply.

Disabled seating, call 314-622-5420





Wednesday, September 5, 2012

American Express UNSTAGED Concert Series Presents: 'The Killers' Live From NYC!


The Killers will be performing songs off their upcoming album 'Battle Born' (due out 09/18) at Paradise Theater in the Bronx, New York on Tuesday, September 18th, on a very special night, the same day as their album hits stores and playlists everywhere.  The global event coincides with the debut of The Killers’ highly anticipated album, 'Battle Born' (Island Def Jam), set for release on September 18th in the U.S. Pre-sale tickets for American Express Cardmembers to the performance sold out in a matter of hours. The Killers are the latest band to become a part of the third year of the acclaimed live stream series “American Express UNSTAGED,” in partnership with VEVO and YouTube. Directed this time by Werner Herzog, the show will be livestreamed at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT at www.youtube.com/TheKillersVEVO, and on mobile devices via VEVO and YouTube apps for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android.

American Express, in conjunction with VEVO and YouTube, has tracked more than 70 million total views for its award-winning livestream music series since 2010. Award-winning director Werner Herzog (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Encounters at the End of the World, Fitzcarraldo, and Aguirre, The Wrath of God), known for pushing cinematic boundaries, was brought together with The Killers by American Express to capture the performance with a visually stunning home viewing experience. "We're so honored to work with Werner Herzog," said Killers front man Brandon Flowers. "He's made some legendary films and we can't believe we got him to do this."

Brought to life by American Express, in partnership with online music leaders VEVO and YouTube, the creative and dynamic pairing of The Killers with Werner Herzog will be the 11th installment of “American Express Unstaged,” building on previous duos such as Kenny Chesney and Jonathan Demme, Usher and Hamish Hamilton, Jack White and Gary Oldman, and many more. The Killers’ “American Express Unstaged” performance. For more information about American Express and music, you can visit http://www.americanexpress.com/entertainment.

Check out the trailer below...

American Express Presents...
A LIVE + Digital Concert Experience
The Killers #AmexUnstaged

Tune into http://www.youtube.com/TheKillersVEVO on 9/18 at 7pm ET/4pm PT as the band performs live in NYC, directed by the acclaimed Werner Herzog. Their new album, "Battle Born," drops on iTunes® same day.

UNSTAGED is a live + digital concert experience from American Express, in partnership with YouTube and VEVO.




Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Concert Creep's iPod Top 10 List - August 2012


Every month I will reveal a top 10 list of what songs are currently getting heavy rotation on my iPod for one reason or another.  Here is the list for August 2012.

On The Bubble:  No Doubt - "Push and Shove"
10. Green Day - "Kill The DJ"
9.  Deadmau5 (feat. Gerard Way) - "Professional Griefers
8.  A Silent Film - "Reaching The Potential"
7.  Passion Pit - "Carried Away"
6.  Frightened Rabbit - "State Hospital"
5.  Muse - "Madness"
4.  The Darkness - "Every Inch Of You"
3.  Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
2.  The Joy Formidable - "Wolf's Law"
1.  Bloc Party - "Kettling", "We Are Not Good People"

Bloc Party came back this year after a lengthy hiatus and August 2012 saw the release of the band's fourth studio album 'Four'.  It's great to have Bloc Party back.  And I think they are back in a big way. I love the different directions this album goes and it has barely left my ear buds since its release.  All of the grungier harder rock songs on the album like "Kettling", "We Are Not Good People", and "Coliseum" are ear-thumping goodness and my favorites on the album.  Check it out...