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Another Reason to hate TicketMaster

March 23, 2009

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A week before tickets for Phish’s four-night stand at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre were supposed to go on sale, a Ticketmaster glitch allowed Phish fans to scoop up four-day passes to the event last night, Glide Magazine reports. However, the feeding frenzy was short-lived as Ticketmaster quickly halted the sale and canceled all orders, further angering fans who were already frustrated over Live Nation’s failed Phish ticket release last month.

Free Phish Downloads

March 9, 2009

If you weren’t able to score tickets to any of Phish’s three concerts at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia this weekend, you can still here the show: Phish is offering free downloads of all three of their Hampton shows as  256kbps MP3s on the livephish.com Website.

“We really wanted to show our gratitude to all the Phish fans for their support and the overwhelming response they’ve had to these shows. It’s going to be an amazing celebration and we only wish everybody could be there,” Trey Anastasio said in a press release. The downloads will only be available for a limited time, so hurry. Phish will also offer FLAC quality recordings of the Hampton shows for $12.95 per night, or fans can drop $23 for a three-disc recording of each concert.

Phish will also be headlining the Bonnaroo festival later this summer.

Clapton to Join Allman’s at Beacon

February 17, 2009

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This year the Allman Brothers are celebrating their 40th anniversary with an all star run at New York City’s Beacon Theatre from March 8 – 21  The event will serve as a tribute late guitar wizard Duane “Skydog” Allman and marks 20 years since they began ripping shit up at the Beacon. Although most of the special guests have remained a surprise it was recently announced that Eric Clapton will be sitting in with the Brothers on March 19th and 20th!!!

The Dead hit the Road.

February 4, 2009

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For the first time in 5 years, surviving members of the Grateful Dead will regroup for a concert tour beginning on April 12, 2009.

The group, which formed in 1965 and gained a loyal following for their bluegrass/country/experimental music style, is now known simply as The Dead.  Original guitarist Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995, and Warren Haynes will take the reins as lead guitarist.

Original band members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann have toured sporadically since the 1995 death of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but struggled to get along personally and artistically. They told Rolling Stone in November that they’ve worked out their differences, aided by a successful October benefit concert in Pennsylvania for Barack Obama.

Warren Haynes once again joins the Dead on lead guitar, and Jeff Chimenti will play keyboards.Many of the shows are already sold out including the 4/25 show at MSG.  After trying for several hours to get tickets through TicketBastards (TicketMaster) I finally gave up. If you have tickets you want to sell at a resonable price please let me know. This is a must see show and the scalpers know it.

Bonnaroo Lineup Rocks!

February 4, 2009

bonarooThe 2009 concert season is off to a great start with the announcement that Phish will headline two nights at this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band also topping the bill. But wait that’s not all, also appearing at this years festival is a killer lineup including: The Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Al Green, TV on the Radio and many more.  The festival runs from June 11-14th in Manchester, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale February 7th.

But wait there’s more, if you order now you’ll also get Andrew Bird, Ben Harper, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Elvis Costello, Gov’t Mule, Galactic, Gomez, the Mars Volta, Jenny Lewis, and more as 120 bands and over 20 comedians that will perform at the 2009 festival. Bonnaroo organizers promise to add more acts in the coming weeks.

It looks like this is the festival lineup to beat in 2009. The only thing missing is the Flaming Lips.