The Black Keys prove that midwest rock will never fade on new tour
“Let’s give it up for that midwest rock ‘n’ roll,” said The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach halfway through their headlining show at Michigan’s Pine Knob Music Theater, a venue that is known for hosting legendary Detroit rockers for over 50 years.
Houston businesswoman taking action against R&B artist Chris Brown over money for canceled benefit concert
A local businesswoman and activist is taking action against R&B artist Chris Brown after she say he canceled his performance for a benefit concert on March 19 in Houston, according to a release.
Questions over Astroworld permitting continue following Gov. Abbott’s Task Force on Concert Safety report
Days after the governor’s Task Force on Concert Safety released its report following the tragedy at the Travis Scott concert on the opening night of Astroworld, questions are being asked about the permitting process.
Calling all classic rock fans! Here’s how to score FREE tickets to this musical tribute making a stop in Houston
Classic rock fans, this one’s for you! A musical tribute featuring tunes from The Beatles and the Rolling Stones is coming to the Cullen Performance Hall at the University of Houston on Wednesday, November 17 and we have pairs of tickets reserved for five lucky KPRC 2 Insiders! Enter once per day for your chance to win now through Tuesday, November 9.
Big concert announcement to be made at Minute Maid Park (but we already have a pretty good guess who it is)
Just after lunchtime on Wednesday afternoon, newsrooms across Houston received a news release indicating a BIG announcement was going to be made the next morning at Minute Maid Park. It noted that details would be revealed about a concert happening at the ballpark next fall featuring “one of the greatest musicians of our time.”
The Texas Music Project launches virtual concert series benefitting Texas Children’s Hospital
HOUSTON – There’s an exciting new virtual musical experience that just launched called ‘Sunday Sessions,’ and it features some super talented Texas-based artists. Michael Clay and his team at the Texas Music Project have put together this virtual concert series that also benefits the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Music Heals Program. The concert series will stream weekly on Sundays through the end of the year with a different artist each week. Those artists include: Remy Reilley, Jon Christopher Davis, Jennifer Perryman, Polydogs, Maylee Thomas Band, Katrina Cain, Salvation From Sundown, Griffin Tucker, and Hayley Orrantia. Find out how you can watch the concerts for free, by clicking HERE.
Billie Eilish to perform special livestream concert Oct. 24
HOUSTON – Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish announced that she will perform a special livesteam concert Oct. 24. The virtual performance will begin at 6 p.m., which will be hosted on the platform Maestro and orchestrated by lil Studios. It is unknown how many songs she will perform at the “Where Do We Go? Concert.”Tickets are available now but fans who purchase their tickets before Oct. 11 will have access to discounted Eilish merchandise. The livestream of the event will be available on-demand for 24 hours after the concert ends for all ticket holders.
Houston rapper Tobe Nwigwe to stream global concert, The Pandemic Experience
Alief native Tobe Nwigwe is bringing fans into The Pandemic Experience. The global broadcast will feature a live performance from Tobe Nwigwe, Ivory Rogers, known as Fat, and producer LaNell Grant. Earlier this summer, Nwigwe dropped the new six-song project, The Pandemic Project. The songs, Try Jesus and Make It Home, carry powerful messages about the complexities of being Black, Christian and American. In I NEED YOU TO (BREONNA TAYLOR), Nwigwe demands Kentucky officials arrests the killers of Breonna Taylor. In it, the rapper reflected the sentiment of the national movement seeking justice for the 26-year-old EMT who was killed by plainclothed officers in March. All of yall who think we need more evidence is goofy, Nwigwe raps in the song.
Garth Brooks concert to be played at 300 drive-in theaters
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country superstar Garth Brooks is holding a concert that will be played at 300 drive-in theaters in June across the country. Brooks announced the June 27th concert event on Thursday. The concert will be created in Nashville, Tennessee, and tickets at each showing will be limited. The concert event will follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as all state and local health mandates. There will be rules on spacing between vehicles, protective equipment for staff, contactless payment and limited capacity in restrooms.
Prince and the Revolution concert from 1985 to stream on YouTube all weekend
Well, in this case, party like it’s 1985, but regardless, you’ll be dancing to some classic Prince hits, thanks to his official YouTube channel. A live concert of Prince and his legendary band, The Revolution -- in Syracuse, New York in 1985 toward the end of their “Purple Rain” tour -- will be available to stream on YouTube all weekend beginning Friday, May 14 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Viewers can donate money while watching the stream, and Google will match it. The concert was originally released as a VHS back in the day, so Prince fans who have been there from the very beginning might have seen this show. It should be a treat for newer Prince fans who never got to see the man himself in action, especially at the height of his career, when “Purple Rain” was first released.
Consumer expert Amy Davis gives advice on dealing with ticket sellers canceling events while refusing refunds
Now, many of those ticket holders are left waiting on refunds that may never come. When Live Nation or Ticketmaster canceled shows and concerts, instead of using the word “canceled,” the ticket sellers said the events were just “postponed.” Once rescheduled, even if the customer cannot attend on the new date, the companies won’t always refund the ticket price. Canceled concerts, refunds deniedIt happened to Houstonian Phyllis Bailey. When Bailey contacted Live Nation to get a refund of the $222.14, a representative told her the show was simply postponed until August 11. Live Nation told her she could get a refund.
Don’t miss out: Willie Nelson is performing a free show on a streaming service
Willie Nelson joined Luck Reunion for a free live-streamed show that would have been this year’s Luck Reunion concert. The concert was previously canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The concert is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and you can stream it on http://luckreunion.com/tilfurthernotice and https://www.twitch.tv/luckreunion.