Unwrap the Magic with Boston Pops

30th November 2022 | Category: Concerts

This year, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family, friends, and merry music at a Holiday Pops concert this December. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is returning to perform festive favorites from cultural traditions around the world. Prepare to be immersed in the holiday spirit with conductors Keith Lockhart, James Burton, and the Pops.

Fans will be able to capture the magic of the Holiday season and the winter charms of New England. The Boston Pops will perform all their holiday classics, such as their signature Sleigh Ride. In addition, the orchestra will add some new arrangements of seasonal favorites. Metropolitan Chorale, known as one of Metro Boston’s premier choral ensembles will also join them. Santa Claus plans on making a guest appearance as well, during the concert’s finale. His appearance is followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.

The Boston Pops are celebrating their 136th Season this year, with Keith Lockhart entering his 28th year as esteemed conductor for the orchestra.

Holiday Pops began in 1973 led by Arthur Fiedler. It featured a three-concert series at Symphony Hall called “A Pops Christmas Party.” Ever since, the public demand for the performances has continued to grow and the season has expanded to include well over 30 performances each holiday season. In 1978, the fans were overjoyed with the orchestra beginning a new Christmastime tradition of bringing its unique Holiday Pops concerts to venues throughout New England and the Northeast.

The Boston Pops series of shows will begin on December 1st at Boston Symphony Hall with the last show taking place on December 24th.

Do not miss the Boston Pops, get your tickets here.

Boston Pops: Holiday Pops 2022 dates:

Show date and time: December 1st, 2022 – December 24th, 2022.

Show location: Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Top 5 Christmas Shows and Concerts in 2022

21st November 2022 | Category: Concerts,Theater

Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to spend the holidays than experiencing the full force of the holiday cheer? The festivities have already begun and there is always plenty to see, whether you prefer the theatre or the stage. Great musicals, Christmas classics, ballets, comedy performances and more are available to highlight the biggest holiday of the year. Do not know where to start? Do not worry, Ticket Center has prepared a list of the best Christmas Shows and Concerts in 2022, just for you!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberia, a progressive rock group is returning with their highly anticipated 2022 winter tour – “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the best of TSO & More.” After the group took its first year off the road in more than two decades, they are finally back with an updated show of the unforgettable holiday tradition. The band plans to bring “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” to 60 cities across the nation.

“The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” rock opera features enduring fan-favorites such as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”, “O’ Come All Ye Faithful”, “Good Kind Joy”, “Christmas Canon”, “Music Box Blues”, “Promises To Keep”, and “This Christmas Day”. In addition, the band’s 2022 winter tour will also contain more of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s hits including “Wizards In Winter”, “A Mad Russian’s Christmas”, and many more.

Secure your Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2022 Winter Tour tickets here.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tour Dates:

Show date and time: November 23rd, 2022 – December 30th, 2022.

Show location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Rockettes

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is preparing to kick off the 2022 holiday season in NYC. If you were wondering what are the best Christmas shows and concerts in 2022, well, this is one of them! An annual tradition since 1933, the show was cancelled in 2020 but returned in 2021. This classic Christmas spectacle offers a truly outstanding experience. Tap dancers, a flying Santa Claus, and naturally, the world-famous synchronized precision dancing of The Rockettes, and much more!

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular is scheduled to run from November 21st, 2022 through January 2nd, 2023. The performance schedule varies widely, with up to five performances every day at the busiest times.

Secure your tickets on time, here.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Rockettes 2022:

Show date and time: November 21st, 2022 – January 2nd, 2022.

Show location: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli, an Italian tenor and multi-instrumentalist has unveiled a North American tour in 2023. The tour “The Greatest Gift” truly lives up to its name, paired with the singer’s latest holiday set – A Family Christmas. The album features Bocelli’s 24-year-old son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia, who will join the singer for his previously announced “In Concert” dates.

The 2023 concerts will feature songs from Bocelli’s wide-ranging repertoire, with performances of the early fan-favorites all the way to his latest full-length studio album Believe, coupled with a selection of arias, his beloved crossover hits and famed love songs.

Do not miss out on the award-winning performer, and claim your tickets here.

Andrea Bocelli Tour Dates:

Show date and time: December 1st, 2022 – January 13th, 2023.

Show location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA

Disney On Ice

Maybe skating is more your thing? If that is the case, then hit the road to adventure with Disney on Ice! There are multiple shows revolving around different characters you can enjoy. Exciting twists and tours are brought by Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends. Embark with them on a wild ride to your favorite destinations. Seek adventure somewhere in the great wide somewhere with Belle as she explores the Beast’s enchanted castle. Experience Moana’s courage to embark on a voyage with demigod Maui to save her island, or sing along with Miguel from Coco as he follows the music in his heart. Disney on Ice also offers fans a chance to witness Anna’s devotion to her sister Else on the journey to the North Mountain to stop the eternal winter.

All that and more awaits at the Disney on Ice show! Celebrate the magic of courage, love and adventure! Secure your tickets here.

A Christmas Carol

Join the timeless Christmas traditions in your hometown. Head to your nearest theatre to experience the well-known tale of a miserly man in A Christmas Carol. Watch Ebenezer Scrooge go through his Christmas transformation while being visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. In Charles Dickens’s beloved classic, the three spirits will show Scrooge happy memories from his past, different realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his closed-hearted ways. Throughout this journey, Scrooge is forced to face the man he has become and think about the man he should be.

Don’t miss out on this classic tale of sharing the Christmas joy and spirit, and secure your tickets here.

A Christmas Carol Dates:

Show date and time: November 22nd, 2022 – December 26th, 2022.

Show location: Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Tour

15th November 2022 | Category: Concerts

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy invite fans to get into the holiday spirit this season! The band brings audiences a nonstop medley of jump blues, and jazz with their swing revival take on your favorite holiday songs along with their own original holiday music!

Since the band’s formation in the early nineties in California, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has constantly been on tours, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music. In addition, the band has sold over 2 million albums to date.

During their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world that it was still cool to swing. The band’s co-founders Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren were at the forefront of the swing revival of the time. They blended a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, combined with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s all-original line-up includes Scotty Morris, Kurt Sodergren, Dirk Shumaker, Andy Rowley, Glen “The Kid” Marhevka, Karl Hunter, and Joshua Levy.

The band’s efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as much more than just a simple tribute. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy takes inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form. They also work hard including their original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show in order to introduce the genre to a new and younger generation. However, the band manages to remain cognizant and respectful of the music’s rich legacy.

After 29 years, 11 records, over 3,000 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is not planning on slowing down. The band looks forward to sharing its music with new and old fans alike, in 2022.

Check out the full Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday tour schedule and secure your tickets here.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 2022 Holiday Tour dates:

Show date and time: November 16th, 2022 – March 13th, 2022.

Show location: Cascade Theatre, Redding, CA

Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker Reunite for World Tour and New Music

14th October 2022 | Category: Concerts

Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker are reuniting for their first Blink-182 tour together in nearly 10 years. What’s more, they’ve announced the release of a new single called “Edging,” that’s set for release today (October 14th).

The huge tour includes stops in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand starting March 2023 through February 2024. For the North American leg, Blink-182 will be joined by Turnstile. The trio is also set to headline Lollapalooza’s Latin American festivals in Argentina, Chile, and Brasil, as well as the return of When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas. 

DeLonge departed Blink-182 in 2015, making way for Matt Skiba, who performed on the band’s two most recent albums: 2016’s California and 2019’s NINE. In the meantime, DeLonge has tended to his other band Angels & Airwaves and tried to prove aliens do exist; Barker has recorded with everyone from Avril Lavigne to Young Thug and tied the knot Kourtney Kardashian; Hoppus spent the better part of 2021 successfully battling lymphoma.

Oddly enough, the silver lining to Hoppus’ diagnosis is that it apparently prompted him and DeLonge to re-connect. Hoppus reflected on his cancer treatment in a recent interview with People, saying that the trio had spent some time together before his chemo began, and they were in “a really great place right now.” 

The bassist added: “I keep writing music, and I’m open to whatever the next phase of Blink is… I’m hopeful for the future. I’m just damn glad to be here.”

Check out the full Blink-182 schedule and secure your tickets here.

Blink-182 2023-2024 Tour Dates

Show date and time: May 5, 2023 – February 26, 2024

Show location: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN – Christchurch Arena, Christchurch, NZ

Depeche Mode Announce New Album ‘Memento Mori’ and World Tour

10th October 2022 | Category: Concerts

Depeche Mode will be coming back next year with a brand new album called Memento Mori. In addition to this, they’ve announced a massive world tour that’ll see them play more than 20 different countries across North America and Europe in 2023.

Due out in March 2023, Memento Mori marks Depeche Mode’s 15th album to date and first since the passing of founding member Andy Fletcher. 

“We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time,” Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore explained in a statement. “After Fletch’s passing, we decided to continue as we’re sure this is what he would have wanted, and that has really given the project an extra level of meaning.”

“Fletch would have loved this album,” Dave Gahan added. “We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you soon, and we can’t wait to present it to you live at the shows next year.”

Depeche Mode’s supporting world tour begins with a leg of North American shows in March and April, including dates at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum, Chicago’s United Center, and New York’s Madison Square Garden. Beginning in May, the band will then embark on an extensive run of European stadium shows that take place through the middle of August. Additionally, Depeche Mode will headline Primavera Sound’s festivals in both Barcelona and Madrid. Check out the full list of dates below.

Tickets to Depeche Mode’s upcoming shows can be found here.

Depeche Mode 2023 Tour Dates

Show date and time: March 23, 2023 – June 17, 2023

Show location: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA – Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, GL