Concert Notice: Janet to play Verizon April 2

Well Verizon Theatre is kicking it up a notch this Spring. Just yesterday we posted Kylie Minogue will be hitting the Verizon stage in May and now “Miss Jackson If You’re Nasty” comes to town. LiveNation announced on their Twitter feed and Facebook than Janet Jackson Number Ones tour comes to the venue April 2. And she’s only performing the hits so this show should be just as exciting as this one.

But Verizon? JJ is an American Airlines lady at best. Well, LiveNation says she wants to get “up close and personal” on this tour:

This tour will differ from her previous concert schedules in that she will perform music exclusively from her chart topping CD NUMBER ONES. There will also be a focus on venues that will allow Janet to be up close and personal in a much more intimate setting. In each selected city JANET will offer something different to her performance so no show will be the same. This tour is JANET more revealed, more intimate, and more personal than ever before. Don’t look for special effects. Just listen to and look at Janet, as you have never seen her before.

OK, I’m kinda bummed about the no special effects cuz “Rhythm Nation” is da bomb when played out. But whatevs. Tickets are $49.50–$125 and go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m.

—  Rich Lopez

Lady Gaga sold out! But don't worry, second show added

LiveNation pretty much spells it out all here in their post (after the jump) from an hour ago. What I didn’t know is that Semi-Precious Weapons is opening. You might recognize them from their cameo in the “Telephone” video, but their glam garage rock stands well enough on its own.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert notice: Chelsea Handler comes to Nokia in April

Sassy comedian and late night talk show host Chelsea Handler announced today she is embarking on a tour to support her third book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. And thankfully, that tour is going to stop in North Texas. Her tour comes to the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie on April 24.

That’ll be quite a week for funny ladies with big gay followings. Kathy Griffin performs that Monday before at the Meyerson. Comedy overkill never looked more inviting.

Tickets are priced between $45–$69 and go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m..

—  Rich Lopez

Some LiveNation ticket sales to benefit LifeBeat

LiveNation, a company that produces, markets and sells live concerts, has announced that a portion of all ticket sales tomorrow — Dec. 1, World AIDS Day — will be donated to LifeBeat — The Music Industry Fights AIDS, LIFEbeat- The Music Industry Fights AIDS, ” a national non-profit organization dedicated to reaching America’s youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention.”

LiveNation has several concerts coming up here in DFW. Go here for a list. There’s Aventura and 311 this week at Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, and The House of Blues Gospel Brunch, Trivium with Chimairia, White Chapel and Dirge Within, Eric Hutchinson, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, Sister Hazel and Underoath, all at House of Blues Dallas.

And that’s just the list through Dec. 13! So find your favorite upcoming concert and get your tickets online tomorrow. Buy your ticket at LiveNation.com and a portion of the ticket price goes to LifeBeat, start at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow.

—  admin