Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Keith Urban to open for The Eagles...

Press release from the KU site:

Keith, The Eagles, and the Dixie Chicks will be touring together for the first time when they hit the road on June 8th for a North American stadium concert tour. Check out the tour dates listed below.

The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will perform hits from their more than 35-year career, such as "Hotel California," "Desperado," "Life In The Fast Lane," "Take It To The Limit," "One Of These Nights," "Heartache Tonight," and more.

The Dixie Chicks - Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and lead singer Natalie Maines - will hit the stage for the first time in four years, performing songs from all four of their albums including smash hits, "Wide Open Spaces," "Goodbye Earl," and "Not Ready to Make Nice."

Keith's career has produced some of the industry's best known and most loved songs - 11 #1s. "Days Go By," "Sweet Thing," Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," "You'll Think of Me," "Better Life," as well as Billboard's Country Song of the Decade, "Somebody Like You," will highlight Keith's performance.

American Express Cardmembers will have early access to tickets beginning Monday, March 22nd at 10:00 AM and tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM.

Check www.LiveNation.com for complete ticket information.

The concert utilizes All-In ticketing, which allows fans to purchase tickets without any added fees and streamlines the ticket buying process.

VIP Ticket Packages will be available at http://www.iloveallaccess.com/

Tour Dates
June-10: East Rutherford, NJ,  New Meadowlands Stadium
June-12: Boston, MA,  Gillette Stadium
June-14: Philadelphia, PA,  Citizens Bank Ball Park
June-15: Washington, DC,  Nationals Park
June-19: Chicago, IL,  Soldier Field

35 comments:

maclen said...

HA! So...orb is "co-touring" with the eagles and dixie chicks...because, presumably, his solo tour last year was SO successful? ( So I'm presuming that the possible "co-tour with john "big mouth" mayer is off then?) Last year, when swifty opened for the orb, and I noted that swifty was vastly more successful than the mediocre orb...I surmissed that orb would be opening for swifty this year! Instead orb will be opening for the eagles and dixie chicks. Not too surprising, actually, what with fellow hasbeen kidman reduced to playing second banana to sandler/anistan...orb too is reduced to playing second fiddle to the dixie chicks/eagles!

maclen said...

...ps...

...oh yes, so how much "ticket gouging" will monkeyland rip off their gullable monkeybrained members for these gigs? Must be a "greater" gouging potential for cletus...what with the fansies only getting a third of the orb's mediocre music at these gigs!

abc said...

BIG DEAL:

NK gives a clutch bag to the Hospital to be auctioned; a bag she was probably given for free ... like the freebie watch she 'gave' to charity ...

wow, how generous!

martingano said...

Interesting. I don't like the Eagles and am not a fan of the Dixie Chicks. Guess I will sit this one out. Good luck Urban.

Tara said...

Which Dixie chick did Keith used to sleep with?

Wonder if Walsh will perform Life's been good to me? Wonder if Keith ever listened to the words?

the career continues to turn pop

joy said...

I have paid to see The Eagles & Keith Urban in concert & it was worth every penny but I would NOT pay any amount to see the Dixie Chicks. I think Keith will be awesome with the Eagles. Should be some GREAT shows. Keith is probably thrilled for this lineup.

notachance said...

Wonder how much tix are gonna be for this? I know the Eagles are hefty for not-so-good seats, this line up won't be for the faint of pocketbook for sure.

Urban Myths said...

Tickets for the Meadowlands show are priced at $50, $85, $115 and $225.

Imahick said...

This is a great line up. Those who love the Eagles and are "rock snobs" will likely hear Keith and The Chicks and like what they hear. This is a good opportunity for Keith to get exposed to those 1980's country rock fans. I think they will like his music and he can gain some followers.

As far as The Dixie Chicks - I saw them on their last tour and I thought they were truly great. If you never liked their music, fine. If you liked it and were turned off by the politics, I think it's time to move on and enjoy the music. Life's too short.

maclen said...

So, just as kidman is clearly in "photo op black out" as she is set to try and reset her image...I can clearly see orb is also in obvious image manipulation with this touring trio...I get it...the dixie chicks are a little bit "country"...the eagles are a little bit "rock and roll"...so by simple elimination, that would make the orb "pop"...and his crossover dream...and inevitable success on the charts...(the monkeylanders have no doubt by now quit wondering if Defying Sales has made it or if it will ever make it to platinum!)...a true reality! But truly, the orb will be bringing up the rear on this trio...no doubt the orb may even bring his tired "catwalk" to the party...and it'll be the return of Kletus "who has the best seats now" orb! Clearly, his hopes will be dashed, as surely, the dixie chicks will be the attraction...and main focus of this set of gigs. Not having toured or released an album in about 4 years..all eyes will be on the chicks. Seems even with a rather "positive' review of a recent orb live gig...the orb is revealed to be rather "light of weight and substance"...

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2010/03/aftermath_keith_urban_peculiar.php?page=1

"Urban's charisma and musical talent were enough to carry him past lyrics that weren't much to write home about at all. They weren't as borderline intelligence-insulting to people whose life's ambition goes beyond marinating their brain in Bacardi or bringing the house down at their neighborhood dive's karaoke night, but they were mostly run-of-the-mill plastic poetry about being sad a summer romance has ended, moonlight canoodling and not taking life for granted."..."Solid subjects, no doubt, but all Aftermath couldn't help thinking that if we tried copying lines like "We could roll with the punches/ We can stroll hand in hand/ And when I say it's forever/ You understand" ("Only You Can Love Me This Way") onto, say, a birthday card, the absolute best we could ever hope for would be the most epic rolling of eyes we've ever seen."

...so...I'm wondering who had the best seats there?!

maclen said...

"This is a good opportunity for Keith to get exposed to those 1980's country rock fans. I think they will like his music and he can gain some followers."

HA! Well actually, that would be more like the '70's country rock fans...when the eagles were at their most iconic...but, it's too late...the orb's already "exposed" himself to those 70's country rock fans by ripping off Bread's 1972 hit "Guitar Man" on his recent single..."'Til Summer Comes Around"!!

...gives me an excuse to repost these!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVtdYKVXYhI

"Bread - Guitar Man (1972)"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h97JQNgzDY8

Keith Urban's Official Music Video For "Til Summer Comes Around."

...Orb..the aughts version of the 70's band Bread!...or more precisly...Plain White Bread!

abc said...

mmm it's gone all quiet around kidman and co ... even at NKU ... last comment made about the 'go with it' movie was on the 14th and nothing since ... i bet she has quietly pulled out of that movie as it is filming and her name is not being mentioned in respect of it anymore ... only news is the clutch bag she has 'donated' to charity ... seem to be getting my wish ...

mikki said...

abc, shes probably having more facial procdeures done. If shes signed on for the cameo she won't pull out. Thats all shes got. She has nothing to make her newsworthy, no awards shows or charity functions at the moment, and no film work, so she has nothing to keep her in the news. I don't think shes laying low, as even her candid photos aren't making the rounds the way they use to. She simply has no career and therefore no ones interested. Same with Keith. He mades the news when he has a show. Thats it. Its hard to keep the publicity going when you don't have anything to promote.

hoosierlady said...

wait for it

Tara said...

The trip to Oz got a a little blurb in US this week. Got to see Keith without a shirt and the shot of them with his parents and Kidman and Sunday. However People had Katie and Bella shopping in LA together.

Have any of you seen the clip of Keith from Houston? His voice is pretty poor- some say a cold but it does make you realize how much Jerry and Chris did a lot of the vocals.

I see he is playing this year on their anniversary- probably turn the concert into a Nicole worship rally.

Noticed in this weeks Country Weekly Keith is commenting about why they are in LA as opposed to Nashville. Something about creating better music when it is sunny- yeah right not the other answer that the wife can't stand Nashville.

abc said...

yeah mikki, I guess that's why we don't hear about the farm and 'out-of-the-fast-lane' life in downtown Nashville these days, which seems to be out of vogue for her now ... the only way for her to be 'in' Hollywood these days it seems is to actually be there ... living there ... hanging around ... so much for Sunday being a 'southern belle' ...

maclen said...

It is no "coincidence" that when kidman is in clear "image rejuvination mode" her "official" fansie site and her "offical" photo op pusher would all go "black." Ånd if you would also notice, the review I posted earlier of orb's recent Houston gig, there is also an "noticable' omission... no mention of kidman. The next question is, will kidman also be a "no show" at the orbs restart of live touring? So, you have the fansies huddled in private passing out the paps photo's...the last posting of photo ops of kidman on JJ or GG were a full 13 days ago! The last independant photo ops were in the Daily Mail at least 12 days! But clearly, dispite this "strategic Manoevering"... kidman's career is over...it's just I also have no doubt that kidman will not face up to that reality..and will try anything to reinvent herself! And this "reinventing" of her image attempt is as flagrant as her entire career has been! And it will be just as unsuccessful!

mikki said...

abc, it might be smarter to go back to Nashville. Hanging out in Hollywood only makes it obvious that she can't get any film work. At some point the public will catch on that shes there trying to land a part in a movie. They have made such an issue of Nashville being "home" that it looks somewhat suspicious that they haven't been there in months. But I gotta say, I think they got more attention there than they have in LA. Hiring her own photographers no doubt, something she probably can't get away with so easily in LA, but at least she made the news. Well, she had a career then to, but still......

Tara said...

Well no one said anything about Sunday not living in Nashville.

mikki said...

maclen, while your usually right on, I think kidman is much too insecure to stay under the radar for fear of being forgotten. Publicity is her biggest tool. So you need to clarify for me. If this is an attempt to reinvent her image, just what does she want her image to be this time? Because from what I can see shes been trying to reinvent herself ever since the birth of Sunday and the death of Australia with no success.

She has nothing going for her other than her career in films. Without that, there is simply no media interest in her. Shes off the radar unless or until she can get a part in a film to promote.

hoosierlady said...

When do the CMTs air?

Wait for it.

maclen said...

mikki said...
"...Publicity is her biggest tool. So you need to clarify for me. If this is an attempt to reinvent her image, just what does she want her image to be this time? Because from what I can see shes been trying to reinvent herself ever since the birth of Sunday and the death of Australia with no success."

Wll, mikki, kidman got "remarried and desperately wanted to have a kid"...well, basically because ex-cruise got engaged and was going to have a kid...simply reactionary. Kidman's entire career has been, as Ive contended here on UM, very pretensious, aloof...overbearingly mechanical...and now the botox and ridiculous lip injections have solidified her image as wooden and plastic. And once again, she is trying to take another professional que from ex-cruise and is trying to "melt" and "soften" her image. So she is doing an "uncredited and super secret' cameo in a COMEDY! Recall back in January, I clearly saw the corellation between kidman's "dancing monkey" duet with orb as a direct reaction to sandra bullocks "spontanious" kissing of streep at the critics choice award...which was the night BEFORE kidman's little dance. So really, that was the start of her "image change' campaign. Next came the cameo in the sandler/aniston comedy, and as I joked at that time, kidman's new manager probably sold himself to kidman by telling her that "he could remake her into the "next jennifer aniston! As you also would take note, aniston at this moment is in the position kidman was in a few years ago...aniston's new comedy just opened this weekend to $20mil...and there is a "debate" whether that is a good or bad performance! Some are saying at movie sites that $20 mil is a good gross..and other's are claiming it is a weak gross based on all the overhype of the film. Now recall, a few years ago, kidman's films used to open to $20 mil...Bewitched, The Intrepeter, and Stepford wives all grossed $20mil its first weekends..and at the time, she was "celebrated" for her box office" power! Well, now those films are considered to be flops! Unfortunatly romcoms are so very in right now...every week there seems to be another one coming out...with aniston... bullock...kate hudson...etc. And so I found it no surprise in the leaked story that Relativity Media was hawking a RomCom to studios with kidman as the star! Of course kidman's every bone screams out for "attention" and she would of course release another prearranged photo op over at JJ or GG...but, as I pointed out, there has not been one for the past 13 days! And the NKUsers obviously got the memo that kidman is in PR "black out". And it is all because of her "cameo"...in a romcom....starring sandler and aniston...that they no doubt want to be a HUGE surprise! And as further proof, unlike montag's very recent "public" filming of her cameo in the sandler comedy...I'm guessing that not much will be heard, or even seen of kidman's cameo... publicly...because it is part of the new campaign for her to lay low as much as possible!

maclen said...

...ps...

...just noticed that over at the NKaddicts site, their resident pap photo pusher has posted photos of the "dynosaur duo" "Leaving Fred Segal In Santa Monica Mar 3, 2010."

http://www.nicolekidmanunited.invisionzone.com/index.php?s=020dde81c323def51edda69edde3d33d&showtopic=12504

...in the "public" section...but the main thing to look for here is..."Will they appear in JJ or GG?" That is a big distinction...because a puny fansite doesnt reach the viewers that corporate owned JJ or GG can generate. And just did a quick check of JJ...they dont have these pics yet...would be interesting if they DONT post them.

hoosierlady said...

CMAs-when are the CMAs?

This could be the grand re-opening. Or not, but trust me, there WILL BE a grand re-opening.

She remarked after the grammys that it was hard for her because they were based in Nashville because what he was doing was more important right now. Remember? Well, she seems to have taken care of step #1, so now we must wait patiently for the inevitable. . .

abc said...

in those pictures of the Urbans leaving Fred Seagal, you could cut the tension between them with a knife ... yes, it is just my opinion, but they DO NOT look like a couple in love ... not like they used to ... I firmly believe the honeymoon is over ...

maclen said...

Ha! Yes abc, they both are projecting a "I"m not with stupid (with humorous arrow) t shirt" air to them. And as I contend, with the Photo op "black out" in effect, they are definately NO LONGER playing up to the pap...no giddy smiles or posturing "marrital bliss" antics. And, I also notice, no posts on JJ or GG yet...but then I suppose, the "NKU" stamp on the pics on the fansie site, these are simply exclusive to the fansie site! Well, there doesnt seem to be much for kidman to be "giddy" over these days. Rabbit Hole is probably still in post pro...with still no definate release date...and presumably still no distributor. And I'm presuming that with all the recent news of cameos and romcom hawking, the Danish Girl is kaput. And as I alluded to in an earlier comment, does kidman have the desire to even show up to even a few token appearences at the orb's live gigs once they start up in a few months? As I also pointed out, the recent orb gig in houston, kidman was a literal no show, and a promotional no show...no mention or wonder if kidman was even in the house!

music said...

Hoosier - The next country music award show is the ACM's in Vegas on April 18th. Then, there's the CMT Video awards in Nashville on June 9th.

hoosierlady said...

Has it been longer than usual for the re-invention?

How long can it take to teach someone how to double check themselves in a full length mirror?

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
"Has it been longer than usual for the re-invention?"

Well, the last prearranged photo ops to appear...outside of the dreary photos of "zombies" kidman and orb posted on kidman's fansie site...were on JJ way back on march 8...so that would now make it 16 days and counting now. And as this article also points out...

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00031485.html

Hectic Adam Sandler Filming 'Just Go with It'

"Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston were back on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday, March 23 to shoot their parts in "Just Go with It"..."At another point, Sandler had his hands and shoulders full of shopping bags while following Aniston on the street. The actress was seen donning the same outfit, blue cardigan paired with jeans and pink scarf, which she wore during the production on the day before."

...clearly, after montag's very PUBLIC coverage of her filming her cameo...and the now very PUBLIC filming from the films stars sandler and aniston...who would doubt...if kidman's "cameo" was nowhere to be seen or covered in PUBLIC...would doubt that kidman is indeed in PR MIA? In fact, in DELIBERATE and PREMEDITATED PR black out? As this article also points out...

"Beside the two, another A-list star Nicole Kidman is also booked to appear in "Just Go with It". However, she has not been seen during the movie's production. Heidi Montag who lands a cameo role, in the meantime, was previously seen shooting her scenes on March 15 and 16 in Malibu, California."

What are the odds that kidman is seen at all during production of this film? Well, I should rest my case at this point...for kidman is clearly no doubt in attempted "image rejuvination" mode, and it is as clear as the nose... or in kidman's case...the lips on her face, that this is in fact a stategy, as mentioned by hoosier in the previous comment, for a Re-invention! Clearly this cameo is very very important in kidman's mind...and I suspect she want's something very outrageous and so out of character that it will give her something she hasnt had since ex-cruise dumped her...and that is "positive buzz!"

maclen said...

So, in a change of pace, I present..."Late Morning Musings! You see, Ive just replaced Night with Mornings...yeah... on with the show...

So, in a little review of my latest speculative manifesto...it seems it's been quite a few "weeks" now since kidman has dropped a "prearranged" photo op. Back in march 12, 12 days ago, the Daily Mail posted this one...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1257901/Nicole-Kidman-joins-laws-celebrate-mothers-70th-birthday-family-meal.html

Nicole Kidman joins her in-laws to celebrate her mother's 70th birthday with a family meal


...and then on march 8, "Haveuheard.com".. (never even heard or recall a kidman photo op of kidman on this site before this one!)...13 days ago...

http://www.tv.com/nicole-kidman-keith-urban-and-sunday-rose-enjoy-the-greenwich-baths-photos/webnews/51126.html

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and Sunday Rose Enjoy the Greenwich Baths (photos)

...and on march 8...18 days ago, JJ last had this one...

http://justjared.buzznet.com/tags/nicole-kidman/

Nicole Kidman & Sunday Rose: Family Fun!

...and of course the whole "super secret cameo" in the sandler flick...that even has the fansies wondering when or if kidman's PR for her role will be publicized..seeing as montag's cameo has been very publicly shilled online...and at the moment, stars sandler and aniston are now being shilled online. One really could get the impression that kidman is indeed "hiding out"...for professional...and indeed...for a very desperate matter...her irrelevency!

mikki said...

maclen, years ago when Kidman was still a part of Hollywood's elite she was a name dropper. It was her BBF Naomi Watts, her friend Renee Zelleweger or George Clooney or whoever was hot at the time. Since 07' her name has not been connected to any Hollywood stars. Now, with her new manager, as you've pointed out, Nicole Kidman news is loaded with other famous names: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Gwyneth Paltrow, even Angelina Jolie (who shares the same manager) and Tom Cruise who did a similar cameo, even Heidi Montag who grabbed the spotlight for her first movie role. Is this part of the new strategy to bring Kidman back into the Hollywood circle? You know, fame by association??

maclen said...

mikki said...
"maclen, years ago when Kidman was still a part of Hollywood's elite she was a name dropper. It was her BBF Naomi Watts, her friend Renee Zelleweger or George Clooney or whoever was hot at the time."..."Is this part of the new strategy to bring Kidman back into the Hollywood circle? You know, fame by association??"

Yes, mikki, that "or whoever was hot at the time"...comment I think really hits it on the head! I recall a few years ago when kidman blew off the premiere of Stepford wives to instead present a Tony award to "old friend" Hugh jackman...an aussie who had just hit it big in the film X men as wolverine"...and I remember commenting of it to wit..."Does kidman know every aussie actor who hits it big...for years and so intimately?" For years of course, the "great friendships" have been played up with fellow aussies watts and crowe in the press... then came the "old friendship" with jackman once he got a name...and now just as recently as a few months ago, turns out kidman is "old friends" with new tv star of The Mentalist, simon baker...to which she even presents baker with an award and an embarrassing little monkey dance! So I think your onto something, mikki, that kidman is a "celeb BFF" name dropper! Certainly with newly minted aussie actors...she suddenly turns out to be "close" with...and even presents them with awards at cerimonies! Well, surely, the phoney photo ops...lame visits to the deli...a starbucks run...can only get her so much, and her recent superfluous awards appearences only make her seem very out of place! And with the failed career, surly there is not many A-list actors who would want to star along side box office poision kidman! Hence the "cameo" in sandler's film. And if you look at kidman's last film shot, Rabbit Hole, aaron eckhart is not exactly a top tiered actor...or box office draw...so kidman has to be the draw! That's why that film seems to be floundering in post-pro...and The Danish Girl, which I really believe is in lalaland pergatory...theron dropped out,and then director Alfredson dumped it... and "old friend" palrow was to be the replacement...now seems to be DOA. And yes, the hiring of jolies manager is obviously a desperate move to revive her career...kidman obviously "envies the hell" out of jolie's career! She as much as admitted to that during promo for Nine back in november. In fact, I just read today a rumor that jolie may be in talks to star in a "live action" remake of Sleeping Beauty for Disney! Maybe with tim burton to direct...wouldnt be surprised at all if there is a story that appears shortly that kidman is in talks to star in a kids fantasy remake or film!

maclen said...

..so in this "E-O'-L-N-M's"...

...so I'm getting a huge chuckle...well, no actually, the bile is getting almost unbearable...new news from inept team kidman...

http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/17832/nicole-kidman-praises-spain-for-leading-fight-against-domestic-violence

Nicole Kidman praises Spain for leading fight against domestic violence

...WOW...kidman "praises" Spain for work agianst domestic violence! Boy...that's impressive...one powerful "sovereign nation" to another! Kidman not even bothering to work with the UN...those useless slackers...she has her crack team send in a "audio-visual" message...for although...

"Kidman thanked the Spanish Government for inviting her to the conference, to be held in Valencia on 27th and 28th March, which she is unable to attend,..."

...(Boy, no one could have predicted that!)..because flying to Valencia would no doubt interfere with her "cameo" in the sandler pic...you know, like the one fellow dead weight heidi montag finished in a few days...and be too much of an imposition for the "tireless" ambassador! You know, she last attended a ground breaking for a anti-violence in SF...cali...you know, in early Jan of this year...when she was "conviently" already on the west coast for the endless Awards shows she attended. Before that, she "donated" funds...along with fellow dead weight orb...supposedly over the next "5 years" so "schools can be built to help those unfortunates she claims to "speak" for...and believe me...she only "speaks" for them...for she surely doesnt "speak" to them...for her last scheduled foreign trip to Kenya last Nov... she canceled due to "the flu!" Yes, I'm sure next year there will be another news article about her "multi year donation"...splattered online...but there sure as hell wont be a photo of kidman at any school that may or may not be built in some foreign land...for kidman NEVER travels to those unfortunates...or their lands! Kidman has about as much weight as peewee herman to "thank" Spain for their work on the subject of anti violence against woman. Kidman's inept team has a better and far more consistant record of getting kidman in the news pages for her "praises"..."thanks you's" or "audio-visual messages" to conferences she just seems not to be able to make the trip to, than the actual and substantial effort kidman seems NOT to put into her so called "life's work!" Talk is cheap...and coming from kidman, it's nothing...when she puts the effort of a "limousine ambassador"...she'll visit the UN if she's in town to shill a movie... (she visited the UN in Nov'08 while shilling Australia in NYC to turn in a petition)...or she'll tesify in DC while she's in neighboring NYC shilling another movie...(she tesified in Nov'09 in DC while shilling Nine) or she'll attend a groundbreaking in San Fran when she happens to be in the neighborhood for the Awards season...BUT...visiting Kenya...or Valencia is simply just out of the question...so here's a little taped something my people put together...for as they used to say, "Is it live, or is it Memorex"...and kidman truly believes people wont know the difference!

mikki said...

UM, sorry to see the TabloidHound has been discontinued. That was my way of keeping tabs on just how often these two made it into the tabloids and rag mags. Their coverage there was on the decline anyway but you put in time and effort to bring it to us so thanks for that.

abc said...

I just had to post this quote from one of the fansies at NKU as it made me laugh out loud:

"Thanks for the video link. It's nice to see her without the excessive photoshopping that's normally done on her lips"

hahahahha ... "photoshopping" on the lips ... what planet is this person on??? that's not photoshopping, that's cosmetic FILLER!! And you can't photoshop video!!!