Like many festivals, this year’s Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park in Chicago with much anticipation after the dire effects of COVID-19 on the live industry last year.Read More
HATS OFF: Jason Mraz’s drive-in performance at the City National Grove of Anaheim helped propel the California venue to No. 1 in the Top Stops 2,000 or Less Capacity category. (Getty Images) Drive-in shows, Down Under concerts power a live scene on the brink of returning Drive-in theaters or temporary concert sites erected in parking lots remained a staple venue option for live entertainment during the first half of 2021. The City National Grove of Anaheim (California) was early out of the gate with drive-in opportunities for live music fans after the pandemic began. It held its first outdoor drive-in event last summer in July; since then, 27 headliners have performed 52 total concerts in the parking lot. Looking at the tallies for 2021 alone, 14 headliners have played 24 shows there for an overall attendance of 24,744 to land the venue at No. 1 on Top Stops in the 2,000 […]
CROWE BROS: Rich and Chris Robinson are scheduled to launch a 37-show tour July 20. (Getty Images) The Robinson brothers are ready to rock on the ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ tour Chris and Rich Robinson are ready to rock. The brothers make up the heart and soul of the Black Crowes, and like virtually every other recording artist, they’ve gone at least 15 months without performing before a live audience. The pandemic stopped the world on its axis. For the Robinsons, it was especially difficult, considering they had mended their fractured relationship both personally and professionally and were mapping a tour just a few months before COVID-19 crushed live entertainment. “The whole trajectory … was going better than anything that had ever happened in the Black Crowes, except maybe the very first year in 1990,” said lead singer Chris Robinson. A year and a half later, it all seems like a […]
Spanish pop singer Vanesa Martín heads up the list of touring artists on July’s Hot Tickets with a two-night engagement at the WiZink Center in Madrid on May 7-8.