After a monumental return to television in 2018, “American Idol” announces it’s taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season’s talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 “American Idol” winner, Kris Allen.
The Chick Corea Akoustic Band reunites Chick with longtime brothers-in-music John Patitucci and Dave Weckl, bringing the whipshot runs and lyrical flights that they pioneered in Chick’s Elektric Band back to a classic acoustic piano trio. Expect Chick’s signature boundless energy on piano and brilliant songwriting, John’s unparalleled mastery on the bass, and Dave’s unmistakable brilliance on drums. Don’t miss the Akoustic Band’s first tour in more than 20 years!
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.
THE GIPSY KINGS featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo are set to perform in Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre on Saturday, September 15, 2018, taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. The band will be performing longtime favorites as well as new songs from their upcoming project Evidence.
Join Dr. Jordan B. Peterson for a one-of-a-kind uplifting lecture, where he discusses overcoming life's biggest obstacles, how to improve oneself, and his new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Have the opportunity to partake in the Q&A that follows the lecture. Leave feeling better about the world!
The Decemberists explore a new sound with a new producer on their inspired eighth studio album I’ll Be Your Girl, released March 16 on Capitol Records. The acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band worked with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey) and embraced influences such as Roxy Music and New Order to spark a new creative path, as can be heard on the synth-driven lead single “Severed,” which is available today to stream or download.
Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage. In this unique evening you’ll enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind the scenes stories from portraying the original “Captain James T. Kirk” in the Star Trek television series and movies as well as his career spanning over 50 years as an award winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience-led Q&A.
For the first time since 2013, indie rockers Trampled By Turtles return to the Taft Theatre as they hit the road in support of their upcoming release “Life Is Good On The Open Road.” Available for preorder now, the band’s seventh album hits shelves May 4th and is the first studio album from the group in four years. From front man Dave Simonett: "Going into the studio, we really had a vision for this album, which is something we haven't always had," Simonett says. "We wanted to make a raw, pre-live record, which we hadn't done for a little bit. It's how we used to do things coming up, back in the day. It's how we've always enjoyed playing together the most."
April 21, 2016 will live in infamy as the day we lost a genius, an icon, a legend. Prince is widely regarded as one of the best musicians ever to live, and one of the greatest showmen of all time. His music makes up the soundtracks of our lives- from the parties of our youth to our weddings; and we share his music with our children who repeat the cycle. Great music lives on forever, and, it’s with this in mind that we introduce “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.”
Two-time GRAMMY Award nominee Lauren Daigle is back. After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with her platinum selling debut album How Can It Be, Lauren returns with a brand new album, Look Up Child, a new single “You Say”, and a 40-city tour presented by AEG. The album is now available for preorder through Amazon, iTunes, and with every online ticket purchase for Lauren’s headline tour. Exclusive presale packages are also available at www.LaurenDaigle.com
Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne returns to the stage on his Just Passing Through acoustic tour, highlighting songs from his vast and varying body of work. Joining Ray on the tour will be John Stirratt from Wilco on bass. The two will be playing songs spanning across Ray’s albums including Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise, Supernova, Ouroboros, and Part Of The Light.
There’s no resting on your laurels for Public Television phenomenon Celtic Thunder! The multi-platinum Irish group disembarked from its third Celtic Thunder Cruise in November and completed a US Symphony Tour in December, all the while making preparations for the all new CELTIC THUNDER X Deluxe Double CD, Deluxe Double DVD packages, released on March 2, 2018. The releases celebrate the group’s 10th Anniversary, and the Celtic Thunder X tour of 75 cities across the US and Canada will begin in the fall of 2018.
Postmodern Jukebox is back.... Back in Black & White! The band’s non-stop throwback carnival is on the road again with their Back in Black & White Tour, kicking off this fall. PMJ has always been about using modern media to turn back the clock to a time we always imagine in shades of black and white -- simpler, more carefree, without so many mind-boggling devices and distractions, every one streaming in hi-def at any hour of the day! Of course, live entertainment was always live and in vibrant color, so PMJ offers fans the best of both worlds.
After an incredible tour in 2017, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” announces the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K creator Joel Hodgson back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson. Alongside new MST3K host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), Joel, Jonah and the Bots will bring new movies and all new riffs and sketches live to the stage across U.S. cities this fall.
Founded in 1990, moe. carved a niche for themselves with a distinct blend of Americana, melodic turns, clever songwriting, and jam band ethics. Members Vinnie Amico (Drums), Rob Derhak (bass/vocals), Chuck Garvey (guitar/vocals), Jim Loughlin (Percussion/Vibes) and Al Schnier (guitar/vocals) have built a dedicated following through their extensive touring and musical output.
America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select U.S. cities this fall celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour will showcase more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites.
Passwords (out June 22) will be the group’s sixth studio album, and fourth on their own HUB Records. It is for and about the modern age: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, and the small victories and big losses that give it shape. “We’re living in such a unique moment in history,” says lead singer and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, “Many of these songs are an attempt to come to terms with the modern world, while always trying to consider both sides of the story.”
Grammy® Award-Winning Platinum Recording Artist Tamela Mann and NAACP Image® Award-Winning Comedian David Mann announce their Us Against the World Mann Family Tour fall dates featuring David, Tamela, son David Mann Jr, and daughter Tia Mann, sharing an evening of music, comedy and family entertainment.
TWO TIME GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his tour dates in support of his upcoming all-original Studio Album “Redemption” (J&R Adventures), which will be released September 21, 2018.
How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? The New York Times called him “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson.” With a sharp wit and irreverent style, the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf. Of Feherty’s live one-man show, Golf Digest said: “Uncensored and unhinged, and worth the price of admission. It really was stupendous.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette raves, “David Feherty was uproariously funny. It was two hours of zaniness and madcap storytelling. People were coming out of their seats with laughter.”
The term “supergroup” gets thrown around on a regular basis these days, however, GENERATION AXE undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country.
The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM. The acclaimed show also features music from their four best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin' big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit!
Peppa Pig Live! is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!
This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. On its first visit to the United States of America, the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa will bring 55 talented ballet stars to Cincinnati to bring this romantic tale of true love to life! Swan Lake is a ballet in four acts with one intermission with music by Pytor Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances, and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
From the EMMY® award winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek’s magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hop-hop and everything in between. Creative team and two-time EMMY® winners, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, also known as NappyTabs (Jennifer Lopez: All I Have Residency; Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour; GRAMMYs® creative direction), will co-create, direct and supervise choreography for the tour.