Bruce Springsteen-CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh Tue, Apr 22…15 New US Tour Dates Announced

Recently announced! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced 15 new tour dates in the US starting with April 8 in Cincinnati, OH, on the heels of concerts in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Tickets on sale beginning Friday, February 14, in some markets. 4/8 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen-CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh Tue, Apr 22…15 New US Tour Dates Announced

Jay Z’s Pittsburgh Performance is Priceless

Would it surprise anyone that a non-rap fan would risk bitter cold temps, running a 101+ temp of his own, and downing some extra special codeine enhanced cough meds to suppress the bronchitis tackling his immune system would risk his general health just to see the music mogul called Jay-Z?  I mean, c'mon, we are … Continue reading Jay Z’s Pittsburgh Performance is Priceless

Jeff Dunham comes to Pittsburgh and leaves me disappointed

Written by: Valerie Wallach             Friday, Dec. 6, stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham hit the stage for a nearly sold-out show at the Consol Energy Center during his “Disorderly Conduct” tour. It was a full house brimming with an overwhelmingly middle-aged fan base; not surprisingly, since Dunham’s career debuted in the 1970’s and took off in … Continue reading Jeff Dunham comes to Pittsburgh and leaves me disappointed

Josh Groban puts on a Brave performance in Pittsburgh

Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh was once again packed to capacity for Josh Groban on November 2, 2013.  Groban is no stranger to Pittsburgh, having spent six months studying here at Carnegie Mellon University before being signed and whisked away into super-stardom.  The trajectory of Groban has been a swift one since he was seventeen … Continue reading Josh Groban puts on a Brave performance in Pittsburgh

Drake Gets The Party Started In Pittsburgh

"Would You Like a Tour?" Apparently, the answer is a resounding yes.  Pittsburgh became party central on October 18, 2013 as Drake began his tour in the Steel City amidst a crowd starving for a good time.  As the second major act to open a big tour here in one week (the other being Pearl … Continue reading Drake Gets The Party Started In Pittsburgh

Michael Bublé Shows Why He Is ‘To Be Loved’ At Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center

No one told me he was going to be that funny.  I mean, I knew the guy could sing.  But to say that Michael Bublé is a just another entertainer is like saying Sydney Crosby is just another hockey player. Bublé is at the top of the game, an all star so far above his peers that … Continue reading Michael Bublé Shows Why He Is ‘To Be Loved’ At Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center

Muse Brings The Madness To Consol Energy Center In Pittsburgh

It had been some time since Pittsburgh had seen the likes of Muse visit, the last time only witnessed by the "in the know" and hip crowd that latched onto the mighty sound from the English trio at Mr. Smalls.  The band wasted little time in making a grand entrance with a stunning yet not … Continue reading Muse Brings The Madness To Consol Energy Center In Pittsburgh

The Eagles Take It Easy On Pittsburgh

The Eagles performed last night at The Consol Energy Center in the heart of downtown to a capacity crowd of die hard fans. As a tie in with the career spanning documentary History of the Eagles, it was  announced March 21 an eleven date North American tour in support of the documentary would occur, including Pittsburgh.  Henley said … Continue reading The Eagles Take It Easy On Pittsburgh

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Give Pittsburgh a Night Full of Hits

Tom Petty looks like he is having the time of his life.  And why wouldn't he be?  The guy is seriously a musical legend walking among us and living the dream.  Playing a packed Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center last night, June 20, 2013 to a crowd that ran from septuagenarian to tweenager, Tom Petty and … Continue reading Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Give Pittsburgh a Night Full of Hits

The Eagles invite JD & The Straight Shot to Open on July Tour

Blues-rock band JD & The Straight Shot have announced that they will be opening for music legends the Eagles on the "History of the Eagles" tour this July. The tour kicks off on July 6 in Louisville, KY with 12 concerts scheduled through July 25. In celebration of the release of the Eagles' documentary, History of the Eagles, which made its television broadcast debut on Showtime last … Continue reading The Eagles invite JD & The Straight Shot to Open on July Tour

Black Keys “Tighten Up” Their Grip In Pittsburgh

Real old electric blues had a specific tonality and sound. Robert Johnson, Muddy and even Buddy Guy didn't have any Bonamassa, or Hendrix "Red House" tones, like any of the big "blues" guys today. Missing was the "Dumble" sound or any of what I would call contemp-blues tones in their guitars. Doyle Bramhall III maybe … Continue reading Black Keys “Tighten Up” Their Grip In Pittsburgh

Flaming Lips Bring The Space Opera To Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center

"The promoter wanted me to tell everyone in the seats way up there that this building has an excellent ventilation system," Wayne Coyne began to express to the Pittsburgh crowd, "and he said it's okay that you guys smoke pot up there."  Wayne Coyne is a funny dude, not in a comedic sense, although that … Continue reading Flaming Lips Bring The Space Opera To Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center

Easter Day is GREEN DAY in Pittsburgh: A Letter to Billie Joe (The PMM review)

A letter to Billie Joe: Maybe it was the sight of a drunken, dirty Easter bunny throwing candy to the capacity crowd at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Easter Sunday night.  Maybe it was the super soaker hoses, and the toilet paper rollers, and the t-shirt launchers.  Or maybe it was the jaded cynical … Continue reading Easter Day is GREEN DAY in Pittsburgh: A Letter to Billie Joe (The PMM review)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Thursday, June 20 – 7:30 PM at Consol Energy Center

  Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers belong to a special class of artists. A class comprised of those few acts that have sustained decades-long careers despite the restlessness of popular music’s audience. They have scored hits in five different and have sold tens of millions of records along the way. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were … Continue reading Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Thursday, June 20 – 7:30 PM at Consol Energy Center

Bon Jovi Rocks Pittsburgh ‘Because They Can’

Last night AEG Live brought Bon Jovi back to Pittsburgh on their "Because We Can Tour" to a sold out Consol Energy Center. Performing on an open style stage, Jon Bon Jovi got the party started immediately by opening with their smash hit, "You Give Love a Bad Name". The crowd was overly enthusiastic and … Continue reading Bon Jovi Rocks Pittsburgh ‘Because They Can’