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Great Upcoming Concerts for 2007
 by: F.R. Penn

There are some great upcoming events for music lovers in 2007.
The 2005 Grammy award winner John Mayer is touring during the early part of the year. This is definitely not one to miss. John Mayer’s career really took off in 1999-2000. Working out of Atlanta, he produced his first solo album, “Inside Wants Out”, in 1999. Mayer became a regular draw in the Atlanta club circuit. Then, an appearance in March of 2000 at the South by Southwest Music Festival equated to a recording contract with a subsidiary of Columbia Records. He recorded his major label debut, “Room for Squares”, with producer John Alagia, who had previously worked with artists like Dave Matthews and Ben Folds Five. Room for Squares featured electric funky hooks and Mayer's versatile, smooth voice, which bore a striking resemblance to the stylistic sound of Dave Matthews.

Upcoming John Mayer Events:

01/30/06 On ABC @ 9:00pm, In Style TV Show - Chicago, IL
02/09/06 Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Los Angeles, CA
02/13/06 Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Adelaide Australia
02/14/06 Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne Australia
02/15/06 Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne Australia
02/17/06 Entertainment Center Newcastle - Newcastle Australia
02/18/06 Entertainment Center - Sydney Australia
02/19/06 Entertainment Center Wollongong - Wollongong Australia
02/21/06 Royal Theatre - Canberra Australia
02/23/06 Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane Australia
02/25/06 Perth Challenge Stadium - Perth Australia

Speaking of Dave Mathews, the great South African vocalist/guitarist of the Dave Matthews Band is doing something unusual and interesting. It begins in Florida on Friday February 3, 2007 as Sovereign of the Seas sails from Port Canaveral while, simultaneously, Majesty of the Seas sails from Miami, each ship carrying fans and Artists on a weekend musical fantasy trip to the Bahamas. Dramatically, in the Atlantic, these two sister ships will converge and sail side by side, an event of rare occurrence in cruising history. Artists scheduled to perform during the cruise include Dave Matthews & Friends, Bob Weir & Ratdog, G. Love & Special Sauce, Toots & the Maytals, Ozomatli, North Mississippi Allstars. Mike Doughty's Band, Soulive, Mofro, Michael Tolcher. ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra), DJ Logic, Motion Potion, John Brown's Body, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Brett Dennen. The Dave Mathews Band was formed in Virginia in the early '90s. Featuring Matthews, Stefan Lessard, !
Leroi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, and Carter Beauford. They built up a strong word-of-mouth following in the early '90s by touring the country relentlessly, concentrating on college campuses. Rumor has it that the Band is planning a summer tour for 2007. As for the dates and locations, keep your eyes peeled.

Out of all the former Beatles, Paul McCartney by far had the most successful solo career, maintaining a persistent presence in the British and American charts during the '70s and '80s. In America alone, he created nine number one singles and seven number one albums during the first 12 years of his solo career. Although he sold records, and is wildly popular, McCartney never attained much respect from the critics, especially when compared to his former partner John Lennon. This changed entirely with his release of “Flaming Pie” in 1997. One momentous live performance given by McCartney was "Good Day Sunshine" performed for the international space station crew. NASA astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev were treated to a live wake-up call of the Beatles classic in a first-ever concert linkup to the space station. Currently, Paul McCartney is not touring.

Coldplay is a band destined to be hailed as one of the most creatively sparse and emotionally artistic to come around in quite some time. The London-based quartet can comfortably go from stunning stadium anthems to slow-burning churns and do it with a flair like no other.

Complete Coldplay tour dates:

1/25/06: Seattle, Key Arena
1/26/06: Vancouver, GM Place
1/30/06: Sacramento, CA, Arco Arena
1/31/06: Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
2/1/06: San Jose, CA, HP Pavilion
2/3/06: Las Vegas, MGM Grand Garden Arena
2/19/06: Denver, Pepsi Center
2/20/06: Omaha, NE, Qwest Center
2/22/06: Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
2/23/06: Louisville, KY, Freedom Hall
2/25/06: Houston, Toyota Center
2/26/06: Dallas, American Airlines Center
2/27/06: Oklahoma City, OK, Ford Center
3/2/06: Washington, DC, MCI Center
3/4/06: Orlando, T.D. Waterhouse Centre
3/5/06: Tampa, Ford Pavilion
3/20/06: Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
3/22/06: Toronto, Air Canada Center
3/25/06: East Rutherford, NJ, Continental Airlines Arena
3/26/06: Uniondale, NY, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3/30/06: Chicago, United Center
4/3/06: Manchester, NH, Verizon Wireless Arena
4/4/06: Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
4/6/06: Philadelphia, Wachovia Center

Rob Thomas is just wrapping up his first solo tour. The former singer and main songwriter for Matchbox Twenty, a Florida based alternative group that found success with a blend of '70s rock influences and 1990s grunge crunch. The band broke into major success in 1996 with "Push". They were then off and running. The album “Yourself or Someone Like You” went platinum a dozen times over in the U.S. Ultimately, a song he co-wrote for the Carlos Santana album Supernatural. "Smooth" launched Thomas to stardom. The track collected three Grammys including Song of the Year, and Thomas was selected to People's Magazine "Most Beautiful People" list. Thomas has only two stops left on his current tour:

2/13/06 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
2/14/06 Melbourne Park - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

The Rolling Stones are on the Worldwide circuit again. Besides the appearance at this years Superbowl, the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band has an extensive whirlwind tour in progress. From the hard driving blues and rock to the mellow psychedelic pop blends, there is no greater thrill than seeing the best there is. A Rolling Stones Concert is a once-in-a-lifetime event (more if you’re lucky).

Complete Rolling Stones tour dates for 1996:

Jan. 10 -- Montreal, QC -- Molson Centre
Jan. 13 -- Boston, MA -- Fleet Center
Jan. 15 -- Boston, MA -- Fleet Center
Jan. 18 -- New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden
Jan. 20 -- New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden
Jan. 23 -- Chicago, IL -- United Center
Jan. 25 -- Chicago, IL -- United Center
Jan. 27 -- St. Louis, MO -- Savvis Center
Jan. 29 -- Omaha, NE -- Qwest Center
Feb. 01 -- Baltimore, MD -- First Mariner Center
Feb. 05 -- Detroit, MI -- Ford Field (SUPER BOWL)
Feb. 11 -- San Juan, PR -- Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Feb. 18 -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- Copacabana Beach
Feb. 21 -- Buenos Aires, Argentina -- River Plate Stadium
Feb. 23 -- Buenos Aires, Argentina -- River Plate Stadium
Feb. 26 -- Mexico City, Mexico -- Rodriguez Autodromo
Mar. 01 -- Monterrey, Mexico -- Estadio Universitario
Mar. 04 -- Las Vegas, NV -- MGM Grand Garden
Mar. 06 -- Inglewood, CA -- The Forum
Mar. 09 -- North Little Rock, AR -- Alltell Arena
Mar. 12 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- Bank Atlantic Center
March/April -- Japan and Australia
May 27 -- Barcelona, Spain -- Estadio Olimpic
May 29 -- Madrid, Spain -- Estadio Calderon
June 01 -- Brussels, Belgium -- Stade Baudouin
June 03 -- Paris, France -- Stade de France
June 06 -- Bergen, Norway -- Koengen
June 08 -- Jutland, Denmark -- Forum Horsens
June 10 -- Gothenburg, Sweden -- Nya Ullevi
June 13 -- St. Petersburg, Russia -- Petrovsky
June 16 -- Brno, Czech Republic -- Exhibition Grounds
June 18 -- Warsaw, Poland -- Airport Bemowo
June 20 -- Vienna, Austria -- Happel Stadion
June 22 -- Milan, Italy -- Stadio Meazza
June 29 -- Athens, Greece -- Olympic Stadium
July 02 -- Belgrade, Serbia -- Hippodrome
July 06 -- Zagreb, Croatia -- Maksimir Stadium
July 10 -- Nuremberg, Germany -- Frankenstadion
July 12 -- Leipzig, Germany -- Zentralstadion
July 14 -- Frankfurt, Germany -- Waldstadion
July 16 -- Munich, Germany -- Olympiastadion
July 19 -- Hanover, Germany -- Niedersachsenstadion
July 21 -- Berlin, Germany -- Olympiastadion
July 23 -- Cologne, Germany -- Mungersdorferstadion
July 30 -- Amsterdam, Holland -- Amsterdam Arena
Aug. 01 -- Amsterdam, Holland -- Amsterdam Arena
Aug. 03 -- Stuttgart, Germany -- Daimlerstadion
Aug. 05 -- Switzerland -- To Be Announced
Aug. 08 -- Nice, France -- Le Palais Nikaia
Aug. 12 -- Porto, Portugal -- Estadio Dragao
Aug. 14 -- Valladolid, Spain -- Estadio Zorrilla
Aug. 18 -- Dublin, Ireland -- Phoenix Park
Aug. 20 -- London, England -- Wembley Stadium
Aug. 22 -- London, England -- Wembley Stadium
Aug. 25 -- Glasgow, Scotland -- Hampden Park
Aug. 27 -- Sheffield, England -- Don Valley Stadium
Aug. 29 -- Cardiff, Wales -- Millenium Stadium

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This article was posted on February 09, 2007


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