Posts Tagged ‘concerts’

Death Cab for Cutie and More Announced for Revel

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Death Cab for Cutie @ Revel in Atlantic City May 25, 2014

Death Cab for Cutie @ Revel in Atlantic City May 25, 2014

More music is coming to Atlantic City via Revel’s Ovation Hall (see video).

On Monday Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City announced three more blockbuster shows for its Ovation Hall.

First, on Sunday, May 25, of Memorial Day weekend, veteran indie-pop band Death Cab for Cutie will take the stage at the state-of-the-art music venue inside Revel. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, March 14.

On Saturday, June 7, the Grammy-nominated North Carolina folk-pop outfit, The Avett Brothers, will take the stage at Ovation Hall at 8pm. Tickets are $45, $50 and $55 and also go on sale March 14 at noon.

Finally among the newly announced acts at Revel’s Ovation Hall is Howie Day, the singer-songwriter whose hits include “Collide” and “She Says.” He appears Friday, June 13.

Tickets are $26, $42 and $48 and go on also go on sale March 14 at noon.

For more upcoming Atlantic City casino concerts, click here.

Motley Crue Promises Never to Tour Again … After ‘Final Tour’

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

motley_crue_tourThis afternoon it was announced that the band Motley Crue is calling it quits, with one final tour to cap off the rock band’s several decades in music.

One of the tour’s 72 North American stops will be in Atlantic City at the Borgata Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, with tickets going on sale Friday, Jan. 31, at 10am (available at or by-phone at 866-900-484).

According to the band, this tour, sponsored by Dodge and kicking off in July, will be the last time to see Motley Crue live — ever!  The guys have even signed a binding “Cessation Of Touring” agreement to prevent future and/or unauthorized touring. (The band will take the tour overseas in 2015.)

Alice Cooper, who will be a very special guest on the tour, said:  “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days. Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away.  That’s exactly how we do it.  Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS.  We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Motley on stage.  Motley Crue and Alice Cooper – A match made in… Armageddon?”

As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at a press conference today, the band will not tour after this Final Tour. Band Attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, said:

“Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is mutual among all four original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement.”  Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy 2-year touring cycle.  Tommy Lee (drums) explains “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!”  Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ – it keeps ‘em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.”  Vocalist, Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour – “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”

Atlantic City Concerts Update: Yes, Kanye West, Jeffrey Ross and Amos Lee Tickets Going on Sale

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014


The following just-announced concerts in Atlantic City are going on sale on Jan. 10 and 11 at 10am (ET).

Boardwalk Hall (On sale Jan. 10 at 10am ET):

Kanye West: The Yeezus Tour – February 22, 8pm

Borgata Event Center (On sale Jan. 10 at 10am ET):

Maxwell – Feb. 14, 8pm

Yes – April 4, 8pm

Music Box at Borgata: (Going on sale Jan. 11 at 10am ET

Jeffrey Ross – March 7, 9pm

Amos Lee – April 18, 9pm

Billy Gardell – May 24, 9pm

NOTE: THE Jan. 25 8 & 11pm John Pinette shows scheduled for the Borgata’s Music Box have been cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

The Grand – Golden Nugget (Jan. 10 @ 10am ET):

Lou Gramm – February 16, 9pm

Golden Boys – March 8, 9pm
Tickets are available at or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.

For shows at The Borgata, tickets can be purchased by calling 866-900-4TIX (4849), or by going to

READ: All upcoming shows announced for Atlantic City in 2014

Vini Lopez, Former Springsteen Drummer, Returns to Somers Point

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Lopez (left) played drums for Bruce Springsteen from 1968-74, including with the E Street Band.

Lopez (left) played drums for Bruce Springsteen from 1968-74, including with the E Street Band.

As a part of this summer’s free beach concert series in Somers Point, officially dubbed the Shore Medical Center Concerts on the Beach for this year, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez and his band License to Chill performed Friday, Aug. 2 and we got the photos to prove it! (Click here to open up photo gallery.)

The former drummer for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Lopez returned to Somers Point last Friday after he and his band participated as one of the acts at the inaugural Jersey Gumbo Cook-off and Music Festival, held in June.

The 21st annual free concert series continues through Sept. 6 with the following line-up.

(All shows run from 7-9pm. Bring your lawn chairs.)

August 9                       Southern Hospitality  ~ Victor Wainwright, JP Soars & Damon Fowler
August 16                     Preston Shannon & his Band
August 23                     Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band
August 30                     Dr. Bobby Fingers with Danny Eyer
Sept 6                            The Eddie Morgan Jazz Ensemble with special guest Jackie Greggs

Somers Point Beach Concert Series to Begin 14 Show Series June 14

Friday, February 8th, 2013
Memphis musician Preston Shannon makes his Somers Point Beach Concert debut this summer

Memphis musician Preston Shannon makes his Somers Point Beach Concert debut this summer

The 21st annual Somers Point Beach Concert series will include 14 free shows on the beach in Somers Point this year, starting on June 14 with Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone. The Blues Music Award Winner (for his last album, The Lord Is Waiting and the Devil is Too, which received best album of the year in 2011) has been a favorite at the beach concert series over the years, including his two appearances at the now-defunct Mardi Gras on the Boardwalk (watch video of him performing there with Susan Cowsill) series in Atlantic City.

The summer-long concert series will also include the “Blind Genius of the Blues” Bryan Lee; the reggae funk band, The Kinsey Report; Preston Shannon, venerable star of Beale Street in Memphis who does a mean version of Prince’s “Purple Rain”; Vini Lopez, the original drummer in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, with his Caribbean/Key West Band, License to Chill; and emerging Florida blues rockers Southern Hospitality. ,

Additional headliners will be announced. Regional favorites The Billy Walton Band, Dr. Bobby Fingers, The Jeremiah Hunter Band and The Bob Campanell Band featuring Danny Eyer (July 4) will also appear in the Friday night series.

Showboat to Host Big & Rich in November

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012


According to the music news Web site, Pollstar, country super-duo Big & Rich will be performing at the Showboat in Atlantic City a couple of days after Thanksgiving — Sat., Nov. 24.

The duo is touring in support of its latest album Hillbilly Jedi, which has spawned something called Hillbilly Hijack on the CMT network.

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Atlantic City Welcomes Back Tony Bennett

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Bennett with drummer Harold Jones at Caesars Atlantic City, Feb. 4, 2012. (Tom Briglia)

Bennett with drummer Harold Jones at Caesars Atlantic City, Feb. 4, 2012. (Tom Briglia)

The Borgata in Atlantic City will host legendary singer Tony Bennett on Saturday, Sept. 29.

This is Bennett’s second time in Atlantic City this year.

Read our exclusive and revealing February interview with Tony Bennett here.

Last time Bennett was in town, at Caesars (read review here), Mike Tyson was in the audience and got a shout-out from Tony.

Click here for this weekend’s Borgata concert information.

Trey Songz and Big Sean Bring Down the House at Trump Taj Mahal

Monday, March 5th, 2012
Photo by Nastassia Davis

Photo by Nastassia Davis

Virginia native Trey Songz brought Big Sean along for a grand show at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City this past Friday, March 2.

In an interview before the show, Songz told Atlantic City Weekly that he will be dropping a new album in 2012.

Click here to see photo gallery from the show.

Atlantic City – Van Halen Tickets On-Sale Date

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Tickets for what could be the spring’s biggest U.S. tour are going on sale soon.

Van Halen, with David Lee Roth back at the helm, has a new single “Tattoo,” which is pretty cool, actually. (See video below). The song, which is the No. 1 Hard Rock Single on the Billboard chart, is on the band’s new album, Different Kind of Truth, which is set for release Feb. 7.

This Saturday, Jan. 28, tickets will go on sale for Van Halen’s scheduled March 24 show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Tickets go on sale Tickets go on sale at 10am and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, Live,, all Ticketmaster locations or by-phone at 800-736-1420.

Tiesto Returning to Borgata in March

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Announced today, the world’s most popular DJ, Tiesto, will be spinning his way back to Atlantic City this spring.

Following a pair of highly successful appearances at the Borgata just last month, Tiesto will return to the Event Center March 30. Doors are set to open at 10pm.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 21 at 10am.

During Tiesto’s last time in Atlantic City in December 2011, one of several visits to the Borgata he’s made since the property first opened, both Kanye West and singer James Blunt (who wound up body surfing into the crowd) caught him. See pics from Tiesto’s Event Center show in December below.



Photo: Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa

Photo: Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa

Click here to see all upcoming Atlantic City casino concerts announced up to this point.