How much will you pay to say you've seen the Rolling Stones? In 30 years, when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are either dead and buried, or are liquid-preserved human heads running a cybernetic body, how badly will you want to tell your (grand-) kids that yes, you saw the real Rolling Stones live? ... More >>
Just as we were expecting, the Rolling Stones this morning announced a U.S. leg of their ongoing 50 and Counting Tour for this spring. And just as expected, it includes two dates in the Bay Area next month. See also: Here Is the Billboard That Proves the Rolling Stones Are Playing San Francisco Th ... More >>
Whether you preferred the dancefloor at Mighty, the plush environs of Bimbo's 365 Club, or the dewy late-night fields of Outside Lands, there were plenty of great concerts in San Francisco and the Bay Area in 2012. We reviewed many of them, from "secret" shows at semi-legal clubs to sprawling, three ... More >>
It's no longer a Rumour: Fleetwood Mac, '70s pop juggernaut, cocaine-abuse-story generator, and creator of the amazing Tusk, is reforming for a tour next year -- and the band is stopping in what was once the home turf of lead members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham: the South Bay.
Madonna October 6, 2012 HP Pavilion Better than: Doing the "Lucky Star" dance at home. Madonna's MDNA Tour has been protested across the globe almost steadily since it began last May. In Warsaw, public exorcisms were conducted in order to expel Satan from the star's lithe body and punish her for p ... More >>
Peter Gabriel Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 HP Pavilion Better than: All of Peter Gabriel's best videos all wrapped in one package. Peter Gabriel's Back to Front Tour is billed as a live performance of his seminal fifth album album So (1986), and while performing entire albums has become a common practice ... More >>
Gaga is coming! Gaga is coming! Okay, so it's not until early 2013. But today, the freak-queen of gloss-pop, meatsuits, and gender-bending award show appearances announced a new North American leg of her Born This Way Ball World Tour, and it includes a stop -- for just one night -- here in the Bay ... More >>
It was shocking enough when Van Halen announced live dates with David Lee Roth this year. But the group's choice of pop-funk favorites Kool and the Gang as opening act only raised more eyebrows. Maybe it isn't that strange, though: When we saw the two bands together earlier this year at Madison Squ ... More >>
When Golden State Warriors brass told Oakland that the city was "still in the running," they might as well have said, "I do still want to be with you, I just think it would be best for both of us to see other people for a little bit, so we can grow as individuals before committing to each other." M ... More >>
Coldplay Friday, April 27, 2012 HP Pavilion, San Jose The members of Coldplay had been lurking around San Francisco for nearly a week, strolling over the Golden Gate Bridge and flying kites at Ocean Beach. On Friday, the band played the first of two shows at San Jose's HP Pavilion, bringing its new ... More >>
The incomparable frontman David Lee Roth is on board both for Van Halen's 2012 North American tour -- which stops in the Bay Area in June -- as well as the band's forthcoming album A Different Kind of Truth, the first Van Halen album he's appeared on since the iconic 1984. The tour is set to arrive ... More >>
Christopher VictorioKanye West last night at HP Pavilion Jay-Z and Kanye West Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 HP Pavilion, San Jose Better than: Absolute monarchy. Between the rising, screen-sided platform stages, the frequent spew of fire jets, Kanye's skirt/kilt thing, "99 Problems," the ineffab ... More >>
You'll have to wait two more months to Watch the Throne.Last week, Jay-Z and Kanye West announced their Watch the Throne Tour. It was scheduled to stop at San Jose's HP Pavilion on October 16, but apparently all royal marriages take time, and now there will be a two-month delay.
The Kings will cometh.Now that the hype from the Royal Wedding has finally died down, it's time for the Kings to arrive. The self-proclaimed kings, that is -- Jay-Z and Kanye West, now collectively known as the Throne, will bring their upcoming joint tour through the Bay Area this fall. Will ... More >>
You know it's going to be a good month of concerts when the lineup starts with U2 and ends with Rihanna. Whether small or large, sweet and soulful or eardrum-piercing, you can be sure that SF Weekly was at the concert. Here are the best of the Bay Area June concerts in photos. Christopher Victorio ... More >>
mediatakeout.comAs far as we could tell, Saturday night's Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj show at HP Pavilion in San Jose went off without a hitch -- unless you count the two fire-and-brimstone picketers that harassed fans outside. The set times conformed almost exactly to the schedule provided to ... More >>
Calibree PhotographyBritney Spears at HP Pavilion on Saturday Britney Spears June 18, 2011 @ HP Pavilion Better than: Not crossing a two-man religious picket line on a Saturday night in order to (apparently) celebrate fornication, homosexuality, and general hell-raising. "God hates Britney ... More >>
He's back next week! Well, this is pretty typically surprising: In the midst of his 21-date SoCal residence, Prince's Welcome 2 America tour is heading back up to San Jose for two shows at HP Pavilion next week. This of course comes two months after his three-night string at Oracle Arena in O ... More >>
Christopher VictorioLady Gaga August 16, 2010 @ HP Pavilion Better (more entertaining) than: A Broadway show, a music video, and a rock concert. Note to all future pop stars: You are screwed. Last night, Lady Gaga brought a flaming piano, a giant, fish-headed fame monster ... More >>
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Metallica December 12, 2009 HP Pavilion At San Jose Better than: Getting drunk with your boss at the office holiday party. Still alive and kicking out the jams more than a quarter of a century after making Kill 'Em All, Metallica doesn't really have anything left to prove. The band members are ... More >>
EKAphotographyTown Bizness Too $hort's highly-anticipated supergroup Town Bizness has canceled their scheduled March 27 show at the Grand Ballroom. No official reason was given for the cancellation, and the show has yet to be rescheduled. A representative for $hort's label Up All Nite, reach ... More >>
Danny Clinch Working On A Dream, the newest album by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, was officially released yesterday. No surprise: the critics are digging it. (Bruce could sing "The Alphabet Song" and Rolling Stone would give it five stars as long as Clarence Clemons played sax in the bac ... More >>
Brightman Visits Dark Side in Her Partially Gothic Show - Chirpily Sarah Brightman San Jose HP Pavilion December 17, 2008 Review by Meredith Brody; Photos by Janine Kahn It was a dress that did it. Or, more accurately, it was a photograph of Sarah Brightman in a completely mad dress, a layered, r ... More >>
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