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George Strait rode off into the sunset of all sunsets this weekend. A record of approximately 105,000 concert-goers attended Strait's concert at AT&T Stadium in Dallas to watch the final show of Strait's last tour -- marking the last time the country superstar will ever perform a concert of his own. The number is almost mind-numbingly high. 105,000 people inside AT&T Stadium for a concert -- but it wasn't just Strait there -- Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, M... [Read more]

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Rock and Roll Immortals Never Die

November 14, 2013
What do Billy Joel, Cher, The Eagles, Elton John, George Strait, Paul Simon, Sting and Van Morrison have in common? For one, they’re all AARP eligible by 11 years on the low end and 22 years on the high end. You might never think that George Strait, whose last tour date ever is coming up in 2014, would be the youngest of the bunch at age 61, or that Cher, Billy Joel and Elton John have been active the longest, with Cher beginning in ‘63 and edging the other two out by a year. More curiously, ... [Read more]
I expect musicians to keep performing until their voices fail (which Strait's shows no sign of doing) or some other physical malady prevents them from being able to sing. When George Jones died in April of this year at age 81, he was in the middle of a tour. So, I'm sorry, but I don't actually believe that this particular cowboy is actually riding away for good.

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Hopelessly Un-Hip!

May 1, 2013
I have a confession to make: You'll find the radio presets in my car tuned to an assortment of NPR stations (going over a hill in rural Connecticut usually results in the loss of reception) and my Pandora account is heavily weighted toward music recorded prior to 1980. So, what the heck am I doing working for a site dedicated to providing opportunities to see the latest, greatest, most popular entertainment? [Read more]
Rolling Stones 50 and Counting tour dates kick-off in just under a week for what could possibly be their last tour ever. Though it seemed a foregone conclusion that Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie would hit the road again for the band’s 50th anniversary, it really is no small feat for a group ranging in age from 65 to 71 years old to mount a tour and muster the energy to entertain audiences numbering in the thousands for two hours or more at a clip. During a promotional video for the tour, Cha... [Read more]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the mad crush of the holidays is over and there’s a full slate of music festival tickets to choose from. Break out your calendar and plot your escape to one of the many festival destinations listed below. 2013 Festival Rumors The Rolling Stones After teasing a 50th anniversary reunion tour with a few Parisian small venue warm-ups and a paltry three US Rolling Stones tour dates, the rumors are flying hot and heavy about a possible Coachella appeara... [Read more]
In this LiveToast exclusive, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine reveals the inspiration for the song. Following the success of the song there was widespread industry speculation about the person behind the infectious song. At long last, LiveToast is proud to reveal that the man behind the song is none other than Zeke, also known as "the Mexican Jagger." [Read more]

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The Weekly Toast 11/25/11

November 25, 2011
THIS WEEK: Jagger’s little secret…the holiday spirit rears its ugly head…rise of the bunnymen… • The Rolling Stones inched one step closer to reuniting for a 50th anniversary tour when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards agreed to meet to iron out the wrinkles that surfaced when Richards openly discussed Jagger’s Little Red Rooster in his bestselling autobiography. • A member of the University of York’s Department of Archeology argued that graffiti produced by the Sex Pistols John Lydon deserved ... [Read more]

New Tours

September 23, 2011
Three big tours were announced or hinted at this week. Radiohead continued their surprise attack-marketing by announcing performances on the SNL season premiere and an hour-long episode of The Colbert Report in addition to two shows at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, all happening next week, with a more complete schedule in 2012. These will be the first stateside performances of their latest album The King of Limbs. Colbert released the following statement about the performance: "I look f... [Read more]

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