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TSO Impress Orlando Faithful

Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become synonymous with Christmas season entertainment and now, nearly two decades after the release of their genre-defining debut album, their live show is as popular as ever. On Saturday at Orlando’s Amway Center two packed houses enjoyed a firsthand look at their amazing production.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Orlando's Amway Center
Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Orlando’s Amway Center

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Twenty One Pilots Coming To Amway Center

Tyler Joseph at The Big Ticket in Jacksonville (rarasfarm.com)
Tyler Joseph at The Big Ticket in Jacksonville (rarasfarm.com)

This talented duo from Ohio continues their meteoric rise to stardom as they ride their distinctively captivating alt-rock sound and fantastic live show to increased acclaim, as they have just announced their first visit to Orlando’s Amway Center on July 2nd as part of their 2016 Summer EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW Tour.

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Def Leppard Brings New Song/Tour to Orlando

This is a classic rock show absolutely worth seeing. Def Leppard will be playing Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, January 30th in support of their recently announced new studio album. They’ll be joined by Styx and Tesla, making this an excellent triple bill.
And unlike so many classic bands touring today with tenuous links to the line-ups from their glory days – these line-ups are laced with original members!

Their new single, “Dangerous”

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Parrotheads Will Flock To Orlando This Spring

Jimmy Buffett Announces Florida Tour Dates

Good news for Orlando’s passionate Jimmy Buffett fan base, as the timeless, barefooted guitarist is headed back to the city for a night of his unique, addictive blend of fun island rock.

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Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band return to the Amway Center on Thursday, April 16th, with tickets going on sale this Friday at 10:00 AM.  This year’s This One’s For You Tour celebrates the 40th anniversary of his first Top 40 album, A1A, which includes the classic hit “A Pirate Looks At Forty.”  For a fans in West Palm and Tampa, he hits the Gulf Coast on the 9th and 18th respectively.

The shows are always a blast, featuring fun songs, an engaging performer backed by a tight band, and the most entertaining fun crowd you will see all year.  If you’ve never been to a Buffett show, there’s almost as much fun outside the arena as inside. For proof, check out Cretin’s Tailgating experience the last time Buffett came through The City Beautiful: An All Day Buffett

 

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More info from the Amway Center press release:

“…Among the 30+ albums Buffett has released, eight are gold albums and nine are platinum or multi-platinum. His latest album, “Songs from St. Somewhere,” was released last August. In 2003, Buffett won his first Country Music Award (CMA) for his song, “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere,” with Alan Jackson and was nominated again in 2007 for the CMA Event of the Year award for his song, “Hey Good Lookin,” featuring Alan Jackson and George Strait.

This year’s tour celebrates Buffett’s 40th touring season. The popularity of his trademark Key West and laid back atmosphere at his live shows gained a devoted following of fans, called Parrottheads. Buffett consistently earns a spot on Billboard’s highest grossing tours. In 2014, he ranked number 32 as music’s top 40 money makers.

TICKETS: $34, $84, $133.50. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.”

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Linkin Park Will Kick Off Tour in Orlando

 

Linkin Park, Rise Against Open Tour in Orlando

Linkin Park has announced the tour dates for their 2015 The Hunting Party Tour, and fortunately for those of us in Central Florida, they’ll be kicking off the tour with a show here at Amway Center, and their support acts are fantastic, as well.

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(See full tour dates below)

Linkin Park will be joined on the tour by two other hard rock stalwarts, Of Mice and Men and Rise Against. We caught Rise Against just a few months ago, and they put on a fantastic show, in front of their ardent area fans. See the review here.

“After crossing paths with these guys at festivals around the world over the past decade, we’re excited to finally share the road with Linkin Park,” adds Tim Mcllrath, lead vocalist/ guitarist of Rise Against. “We think this will be a great experience for all our collective fans.” Tickets for this killer line-up go one sale this Friday, November 7th at 10AM.

Here are the details from the Amway Center Press Release:

Austin Carlile, of, Of Mice & Men recently joined Linkin Park on stage in Los Angeles during the band’s hugely successful Carnivores Tour this past summer. “We are really excited to be joining Linkin Park on The Hunting Party Tour. I performed the song ‘Faint’ with them recently at The Hollywood Bowl and it was incredible. Can’t wait to bring that experience to all of our dedicated fans across America,” said Carlile. “The opportunity to tour with a band that inspired me to pursue music is mind-blowing, and that’s exactly what we want fans to experience when they see us together on tour.”

Linkin Park begins their sold-out European tour tonight with Of Mice & Men in Zurich, Switzerland. Members of the Linkin Park fan club can access an exclusive pre sale on www.lpunderground.com. Visit linkinpark.com and ticketmaster.com for further information.

Linkin Park is a Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of co-lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda – co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook – with over 65 million fans and counting.

Since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 – no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart, and no other band has achieved more number one albums during this century. Their sixth studio album, “The Hunting Party” reached number one in the iTunes store of 67 different countries. On their most recent touring cycle, the band played to over a million people, in 79 shows, on six continents.

In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception, Music For Relief has raised over six million dollars for victims of multiple disasters across four continents. The organization was recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. In recognition of its humanitarian work, Linkin Park received a 2011 Global Leadership Award from the United Nations Foundation.

After 15 years and six incendiary albums, Rise Against has become one of the most successful, challenging and revered punk rock bands on the planet. Rise Against has sold four million albums globally across their last four releases – with 2011’s “Endgame” debuting at number one in Germany and Canada, and number two on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Their current album “The Black Market,” was released the past September via Interscope Records and debuted at number three on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Since the 2010 release of their self-titled debut, “Orange County,” the California-based quintet Of Mice & Men, has blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim, and amassed over 20 million YouTube views and close to five million social media followers on the strength of an electrifying sound and live show. They have played to packed-house crowds on headlining tours around the world and key slots on top fests, including this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival, where they were part of a star-studded lineup that included artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and many more. They’re touring in support of their latest album, “Restoring Force,” which hit number four on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and number one on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

TICKETS: $36, $46, $56 & $76. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.

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Tour Dates
JANUARY
15 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
17 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
18 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
20 Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
21 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
23 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
24 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
25 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
27 Hershey, PA – Giant Center
28 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
30 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
31 Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless
FEBRUARY
3 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
4 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
6 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
7 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena*+
11 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
12 Calgary, AB – Scotia Bank Saddledome
14 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

Sting and Paul Simon Headed to Orlando – Together!

Paul Simon and Sting Announce Amway Center Tour Stop

Two of rock musics most iconic singer-songwriters are collaborating on a once-in-a-lifetime tour. Sting and Paul Simon hit the road this winter on a tour that brings them to Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, March 16th.

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From the Amway Center Press Release:

Paul Simon & Sting, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists, embark on a concert tour throughout North America in February and March 2014. Both artists have explored world rhythms and pushed the boundaries of popular music and through their music, continue to speak to generations of fans. Now, Paul Simon & Sting perform a series of concerts On Stage Together.

As friends for many years, their collaboration on a tour is a natural fit. During each performance, audiences are treated to the unique pleasure of experiencing these two innovative musicians On Stage Together, in addition to solo performances with their respective bands, in what will surely be one of the most highly anticipated concert events of 2014.

Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together go on sale to the general public Monday, November 18. The artists’ fans will have access to a pre-sale through their respective official websites, starting Wednesday, November 6 at 10 a.m. local time. American Express® Card Members have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.

At RARA’s Farm, we’ve seen both artists live, and separately they put on great shows.  Catching them in the same show and sharing the stage together is one of those rare can’t miss moments.

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Orlando October Rock Calendar


Orlando Rock Concert Calendar

Welcome to Rocktober – another nice mix of rock shows across the region this month.  Some killer hard rock featuring some huge acts at big venues.  Nine Inch Nails, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, A Day To Remember and more.  Check their shows out below…

Orlando

10/01 – Sick Puppies, Redlight King and Charming Liars, House of Blues.

10/04 – Saves The Day, The Social

10/05 – City and Colour, House of Blues

10/06 – Eve 6, The Social
10/06 – Black Taxi, Will’s Pub

10/08 – Portugal The Man with Crystal Fighters, House of Blues
10/08 – Sigur Ros, CFE Arena

10/09 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Beacham

10/10 – The English Beat, Plaza Live Orlando

10/13 – Hinder with Candlebox and Devour the Day, House of Blues
10/13 – Voodoo Glow Skulls, Will’s Pub

10/16 – Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones, Amway Center. A killer doble bill at the Big House.

10/18 – Atlas Genius, House of Blues

10/19 – Matt Nathanson, House of Blues
10/19 – They Might Be Giants, Orange County Convention Center

10/20 – Finch, The Beacham

10/24 – A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil and The Wonder Years, CFE Arena. This line-up is a guaranteed night to remember.

10/25 – WJRR Halloweenie Roast: Alice Cooper, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine and more, CFE Arena. Second consecutive day of great rock on the campus of UCF.

10/26 – Kix, Radisson Center (Cape Canaveral)

10/29 – Barenaked Ladies, Hard Rock Live

10/30 – John Fogerty, Hard Rock Live. He was a last-minute fill-in for Fun. at the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, and blew the crowd away.
10/30 – Story of the Year, Hawthorne heights and more, The Beacham

10/31 – Nine Inch Nails with Gary Numan, Amway Center. Just an amazing way to spend Halloween.

 

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Nine Inch Nails Is Headed to Orlando

Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails will be stopping in Orlando as part of their 2013 Tension World Tour.  NIN is just the latest in a quickly growing list of huge acts to route their tours through the city’s fantastic new showpiece, The Amway Center.  The band is renowned for their incredible live performances and imaginative stage show. The show date? October 31st, that’s Halloween – seems like perfect timing.

“‘Tension’ picks up where ‘Lights in the Sky’ left off. This is the full-on Nine Inch Nails live experience realized as we never could before,” says Reznor. For those of you who have not yet captured a live Nine Inch Nails performance, it’s a special show that should not be missed.

They’ll be touring in support of their forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks. The much anticipated release, is their ninth studio album, and first since 2008’s acclaimed release The Slip. It also happens to be 25 years since the uber-talented Reznor created the band in 1988.  The lead single “Came Back Haunted” is available and is already receiving plenty of airplay. (Check it out here: Came Back Haunted – iTunes)

Reznor is the heart and sould of the band – really the only permanent member.  He wirtes all of the songs and is an explosive, dynamic front man.  The band’s live shows always take on a totally different feel live as the musicians and environment change.  You can also expect a cutting-edge state of the art light show.

Visit the band’s website for the Full Tour Schedule

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