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i didnt see a thread for cols like this one for cleveland so here it is....add your upcoming concert events:

 

when i looked at the schedule i saw one of my very fav bands, magnetic fields, is coming to columbus next week. it's next friday, the day after the jersey city, nj loew's theatre show we will be at. they don't usually play ohio, so if you are into them this is the chance. go, go, go!

 

Oct 24 Fri

Columbus, OH

The Southern Theatre

$27.50 reserved (plus $2.50 facility fee) on sale July 21.

 

Advance tickets available with no surcharge at the Wexner Center box office and via the CAPA box office (facility fees apply).

 

http://houseoftomorrow.com/calendar.php

http://www.myspace.com/themagneticfields

 

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one more interesting little morrissey tidbit i saw on pitchfork....

 

Morrissey Release Details Confirmed, Shows Scheduled

Joined by Chrissie Hynde on new single B-side

Years of Refusal, the forthcoming solo LP from onetime Smiths frontman (and world's best babysitter) Morrissey, will be released in the UK on February 16 from Decca/Polydor. Moz will sneak out a single for "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" on February 9, joined by the B-sides "Because of My Poor Education" and "Shame Is the Name". "Shame", as it turns out, finds Moz joined on vocals by none other than Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.

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Moz made it to Columbus.  Here's a review of his concert in the beautiful Palace Theatre in downtown.

 

Music review | Morrissey

Rocker reclusive, but bravado shows

Wednesday,  April 1, 2009 - 11:58 PM

By Kevin Joy, The Columbus Dispatch

 

Although his trademark pompadour might be thinning and next month he'll turn 50, Morrissey still has fire in his chiseled belly, one which the iconic English rocker (as usual) wasn't hesitant to show his fans.  For a singer who's practically made a career from songs about shyness and apathy, the Pope of Mope seemed downright jovial last night at the Palace Theatre. 

 

Read more at http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/arts/stories/2009/04/01/morrissey.html?sid=101

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thx for that rider!

 

we see morrissey often and went to the 3/26 carnegie hall show. sounds like cols was pretty much the same show we saw. here's a billboard review w/ the setlist of that one:

 

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/reviews-live/morrissey-march-26-2009-new-york-carnegie-1003956927.story

 

here's a typical lovable/unlovable moz concert quote  :laugh:

 

When a fan screamed, "Morrissey I love you!" he quickly replied, "I cannot be loved. I'm like a dog from the rescue home. There's no point."

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<b>Spinal Tap Coming to Columbus on May 17th</b>

By Walker | March 3, 2009 9:44pm

 

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Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer just announced yesterday that they will be touring the country this summer to perform “unplugged and unwigged” versions of their Spinal Tap classics along with other songs from their collaborative movie projects. The Columbus stop on the tour takes place on May 17th at the Palace Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10am via TicketMaster.com. Tickets start at $43.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/spinal-tap-coming-to-columbus-on-may-17th

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<b>Entertainment Lineup for 2009 Ohio State Fair</b>

By Walker | February 25, 2009 3:32pm

 

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What do Kenny Rogers, Kelly Clarkson, and Keith Sweat have in common? They’ve all just been announced for the entertainment lineup for this year’s Ohio State Fair.

 

The full schedule can be found online at OhioStateFair.com, and also includes Rascal Flatts, Glen Campbell, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Eric Benét, and a few others.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/entertainment-lineup-for-2009-ohio-state-fair

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<b>Eric Clapton Performing in Columbus This Summer</b>

By Walker | February 16, 2009 8:04pm

 

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The big national names keep rolling in for summer concert stops in Columbus, and the latest addition to the lineup is part-time-Columbus-resident Eric Clapton.

 

Clapton will be performing alongside Steve Winwood at The Schottenstein Center on June 15th. Tickets will range in price from $67 to $153 and go on sale via Ticket Master this Saturday at 10am.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/eric-clapton-performing-in-columbus-this-summer

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<b>Elton John & Billy Joel Coming to Columbus</b>

By Walker | February 2, 2009 6:17pm

 

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Billy Joel and Elton John will be returning to Columbus on July 14th at Nationwide Arena for a stop on their “Face 2 Face” tour. This marks the third performance for the two musicians in Columbus, as they played together in 1994 at Ohio Stadium and again in 2003 at Nationwide Arena. Tickets will range between $54 and $179 and go on sale this Saturday via Ticketmaster.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/elton-john-billy-joel-coming-to-columbus

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<b>Fleetwood and Spears and Chesney, Oh My</b>

By columbusdreamer

 

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    The 2009 Columbus, Ohio, concert season is heating up with classic rock, pop and rockin’ country at a variety of venues. The major Columbus concert venues have once again attracted major concert tours in 2009. Nationwide Arena, the Schottenstein Center and (perhaps) Crew Stadium are snagging some of largest tours of the 2009 concert season.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/fleetwood-and-spears-and-chesney-oh-my

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I saw last year that Britney's tour would be rolling into Columbus on April 30th.  When I saw that I would have bet big money that her tour would have crashed and burned long before making here!  But it looks like Britney actually has a good shot to play at The Schott.

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haha. well, squirming around onstage and lip synching at least -- watch out high street, here she comes!

 

Ha.  That sounds like a Britney concert for sure!

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<b>OSU’s “Big Free Weekend” - May 13-16</b>

By Walker | April 9, 2009

 

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The lineup for OSU’s “Big Free Concert” was just announced, and in 2009 it includes multiple artists over the span of four days for a “Big Free Weekend” for students. The event kicks off on Wed May 13th with The Ark Band. On Thursday night, The Cool Kids and Kid Cudi will be performing at the Newport. Friday is Head Automatica and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah back at the Newport. The events wrap up on Saturday at The LC with Dashboard Confessional and Augustana.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/osus-big-free-weekend-may-13-16

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I really enjoyed this Dispatch article previewing Brit's C-Bus concert.  Was the article intentionally funny or not?  BTW, the Pussycat Dolls will be Ms. Spears opening act!

 

Fans vow 'one more time' in backing their princess

Thursday,  April 30, 2009 - 3:27 AM

By Kevin Joy, The Columbus Dispatch

 

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/weekender/stories/2009/04/30/9_BRITNEYFANS.ART_ART_04-30-09_T4_6RDMF1H.html?sid=101

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Coincidence or karma?  A North High Street bar changes its name to Circus.  Then Britney Spears brings her Circus Tour to Columbus.  Columbus Alive explores Circus: The Britney Tour vs. Circus: The Bar.

 

Headliners: Britney Spears

Thursday,  April 23, 2009

By Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

 

Britney Spears brings her Circus tour to Columbus next Thursday, five months after Short North club High Five reopened under the name Circus.  At first glance, the two institutions would seem to have little in common beyond a recent fascination with the big top, but upon further examination, the parallels run much deeper.

 

Read more at http://www.columbusalive.com/live/content/features/stories/2009/04/23/ca_m_britney.html

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And for those who crave heavy-metal, hard rock, nu metal etc., the two-day Rock On The Range at Crew Stadium is this weekend in Columbus.

 

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ROCK ON THE RANGE SCHEDULE

 

SATURDAY

MAIN STAGE

Noon, Stone Cherry, 2:30 P.M. Saliva, 3:40 P.M. Flyleaf, 5 P.M. Chevelle, 6:25 P.M. Korn, 8:15 P.M. Alice in Chains, 10 P.M. Slipknot

 

SECOND STAGE

Noon, Early Pearl, 12:45 P.M. State of Shock, 1:55 P.M. Crooked X, 3:05 P.M. Duff McKagan's Loaded, 4:25 P.M. Rev Theory, 5:50 P.M. All That Remains, 7:30 P.M. Atreyu

 

MUSIC STAGE

Noon, The Leo Project, 12:45 P.M. X Factor 1, 1:55 P.M. Halestorm, 3:05 P.M. Hurt, 4:25 P.M. Static X

 

 

SUNDAY

MAIN STAGE

1:20 P.M. Hoobastank, 2:30 P.M. Saving Abel, 3:40 P.M. Blue October, 4:50 P.M. Shinedown, 6:15 P.M. Buckcherry, 7:50 P.M. Avenged Sevenfold, 9:05 P.M. Motley Crue

 

SECOND STAGE

Noon, Drive A, 12:45 P.M. Framing Hanley, 1:55 P.M. Cavo, 3:05 P.M. Pop Evil, 4:15 P.M. Sick Puppies, 5:40 P.M. Billy Talent, 7:05 P.M. The Used

 

MUSIC STAGE

Noon, Royal Bliss, 12:45 P.M. Burn Halo, 1:55 P.M. Adelitas Way, 3:05 P.M. Charm City Devils, 4:15 P.M. Clutch

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28

Where: LC Pavilion, Arena District

Web: www.promowestlive.com

 

Eight years after their debut EP sent the emerging internet music culture aflutter and helped launch Brooklyn as this decade's epicenter of hipster cool, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are finally playing their first show in Columbus.  Originally booked for 1,700-head Newport Music Hall, the gig sold out so fast that promoters moved it to LC Pavilion's 5,000-capacity outdoor amphitheater.

 

Read more at http://www.columbusalive.com/live/content/features/stories/2009/05/21/ca_m_yeahs.html?sid=108

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In a recent photo thread of Columbus and German Village, there was speculation on where Eric Clapton has a residence in Central Ohio.  I don't know the answer, but I do know he'll be at the Value City Arena on Monday.

 

VALUE CITY ARENA

LANE AVENUE AND OLENTANGY RIVER ROAD (1-800-745-3000, WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM)

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: The dynamic duo, who played together in the British supergroup Blind Faith, will play a mix of those songs along with hits from each musician's solo endeavors.

SHOWTIME: 8 p.m. Monday

TICKETS: $67.50 to $153

 

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not positive but i'm pretty sure i read somewhere that he and his columbus wife have a place north along olentangy river road somewhere.

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CD101 Summerfest at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - 405 Neil Avenue

Saturday August 22, 2009; Gates open at 4 PM

$5.00 General Admission  (SOLD OUT)

This show is outdoors!

 

Featuring Matt & Kim, The Living Things, Band of Skulls, Company of Thieves, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Stellastarr*, Envelope 

 

After Show Party Info HERE

 

CD101 Summerfest 09 video at facebook.  I know the annual summerfest is sold out, but the ad is only a minute long and its kinda cool.  Great lineup.  CD101 comes though for Columbus again.

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Couple more CD101 presentations at the LC Pavilion coming up...

 

CD101 Presents Modest Mouse

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Monday, August 24, 2009; Doors open at 7 PM

$32.50 - General Admission - All Ages

Opening Artist: The Dutchess and the Duke

This show has been moved outdoors!

 

 

CD101 Presents The Flaming Lips

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Friday September 18, 2009; Gates open at 6:30 PM

$29.50 Advance / $33.50 Day of Show

General Admission - All Ages

This show is outdoors!

 

More at http://www.promowestlive.com/

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THE BREEDERS

Sunday, August 23

Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High Street

614-461-5123, www.promowestlive.com

Tickets:  $15, or $17 the day of the show 

Opening Act:  Times New Viking

Doors Open:  7 p.m. 

 

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i just saw leonard cohen at msg and it was awesome. really it was just stunning. three and half hours and all his many hits. the old guy is full of is amazingly energy. i last saw him in detroit at the fox over 15 yrs ago and i'd say he has even more energy now. definately a special show.

 

well, he's cleveland tonight and coming to columbus after that -- dont miss the legend, sad to say, but he may not be back:

 

 

DATE CITY VENUE

 

Oct 25, 2009

8:00pm Cleveland, Ohio Allen Theatre

Tickets on sale Aug 3 @ 11:00am, Purchase

 

Oct 27, 2009

8:00pm Columbus, Ohio Palace Theatre

Tickets on sale Aug 3 @ 10:00am, Purchase

 

here's a review of our msg show:

 

Oct 24 2009 12:33 PM ET

 

 

Leonard Cohen at Madison Square Garden: The master at 75

 

by Simon Vozick-Levinson

 

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"I don’t know when we’ll be passing through here again,” he told the Madison Square Garden crowd early in last night’s set. “So I want to tell you that it is our intention to give you everything we’ve got tonight.” Leonard Cohen does not make empty promises. Backed by a tight folk-rock-jazz band of mostly gray-haired virtuosos, plus three otherworldly backup singers (including frequent collaborator Sharon Robinson), he played for nearly three hours. Cohen (pictured above at another recent show) hit the major peaks in his catalog along the way: “Suzanne,” “So Long, Marianne,” “Bird on the Wire,” “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Chelsea Hotel #2,” “Hallelujah” (earning a standing ovation), “I’m Your Man,” “First We Take Manhattan” (of course!), “Everybody Knows,” “The Future,” “Anthem,” to name just a few utter classics.

 

more:

http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/10/24/leonard-cohen-concert-madison-square-garden/

 

 

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PromoWest celebrating 25th anniversary

Friday,  October 30, 2009

By Jim Fischer, ThisWeekNews

 

The concert industry in Columbus is hopping, with no shortage of places to see local, regional and national acts and numerous local promoters.  But PromoWest Productions is the grandpappy of them all.  The company, founded by Scott Stienecker 25 years ago, owns and operates four venues (five, if you count the indoor and outdoor stages at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion) and books/promotes shows at other venues as well.  It officially started when Stienecker took over the Columbus Agora, renamed it the Newport Music Hall and brought Neil Young to town on Sept. 19, 1984.

 

One of PromoWest's projects with Belkin was the opening of Polaris Amphitheater in 1994.  The partnership later sold the venue, which later was renamed Germain Amphitheater and is now closed.  "Columbus was a secondary market until Polaris Amphitheater opened," Stienecker said.  Following the sale of the amphitheater, PW operated the Brewery District Pavilion for a few years until opening PromoWest Pavilion in 2001, now Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.  The venue is perhaps best-known, both locally and within the industry, as having an indoor-outdoor stage, allowing for 5,500-capacity outdoor shows seasonally and 2,200-capacity indoor shows year-round.

 

The company celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Bob Dylan show Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

 

Full story at http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/content/arts/stories/2009/thebeat/PromoWest.html?type=rss&cat=&sid=104&title=PromoWest+celebrating+25th+anniversary

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Dave Matthews Band booked for Huntington Park

Wednesday,  January 27, 2010 - 11:53 AM

By Kevin Joy

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

 

The Dave Matthews Band will perform June 22 in Huntington Park, the first major concert for the new Arena District stadium.

 

The ballpark, which holds about 12,300 (including standing-room entry) for a Columbus Clippers game, will accommodate as many as 18,000 concertgoers - including 10,000 spots on the field, said Huntington media director Joe Santry.

 

Full article at http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2010/01/27/DAVE_MATTHEWS_CONCERT.html

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ooo wee ooo u look just like buddy holly!

 

ah the 90's...

 

i remember up in the clev i saw hole at the agora and weezer at peabodys on the same night back then. goodtimes.  :banger:

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Columbus Alive is throwing the last outdoor music festival of the season this Saturday, Oct. 2 at South Campus Gateway.  It's called Rocktoberfest, and it's doubling as the release party for their latest Columbus music compilation CD.  The (FREE) album features 16 cool Columbus acts, eight of which will perform from 3-11 p.m. Saturday at the (FREE) concert.  PBR purchases will support Columbus Music Co-op.

 

Full coverage at Columbus Alive.

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This seems like an appropriate time to begin the 2011 Festival and Event thread for the Columbus and Central Ohio area.  Winter is fading away and Spring is around the corner.  So let's start with some information on the internationally recognized event that takes over Downtown Columbus this time of year: The Arnold.

 

Formerly known as The Arnold Classic.  Now known as The Arnold Sports Festival.  Locally known as simply The Arnold.  Whatever you call it, its big!  Here is The Arnold Sports Festival website.  Here is The Arnold page from The Columbus Dispatch for some additional background. 

 

If The Arnold isn't enough, Short North's monthly Gallery Hop is also on Saturday.  When the Arnold and the Gallery Hop are added together, it makes for an amazing night.  And for those with green thumbs, the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show continues at the State Fairgrounds until Sunday.  More about these events, and many more, at Columbus Underground.

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I forgot to mention one other big event happening in Columbus this weekend: The state high-school wrestling tournament.  This is the first of three late winter/early spring state high school tournaments that are held at The Schott/Value City Arena on the OSU campus.  The girls high-school basketball tournament and the boys high-school basketball tournament will be held here later this month.  Here's an article about the wrestling tournament from the Dispatch. 

 

Also, an amusing article about what happens when "The Arnold" arrives at The Arnold:

 

Arnold Sports Festival: Schwarzenegger focus of every eye, camera

Saturday, March 5, 2011  02:53 AM

By Josh Jarman, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

 

As if moving in the eye of a storm, Arnold Schwarzenegger walked through a crowd of thousands of awe-struck fans yesterday, lending his unique star power to the Columbus sports festival that bears his name.

 

Legions of excited spectators shouted and waved pictures to be autographed.  Grown men and women were brought to near tears by a handshake or photo opportunity as Schwarzenegger walked through the Greater Columbus Convention Center to kick off the Arnold Sports Festival.

 

The festival runs through Sunday and includes dozens of events at locations across the city, including the convention center and Veterans Memorial.

 

READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/03/05/schwarzenegger-focus-of-every-eye-camera.html?sid=101

 

Plus a slideshow of Arnold at the Arnold

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