Friday, 9 December 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011

New Kids on the Block - Intro & History

New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) are an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts, assembled in 1984 by producer Maurice Starr. NKOTB currently lineup includes: brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, and Danny Wood. New Kids on the Block enjoyed success in the late 1980s and early 1990s and have sold 80 million records worldwide. NKOTB won two American Music Awards in 1990 for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album.


NKOTB disbanded in 1994, after this several attempts were made to get the NKOTB back together, all of them unsuccessful. After secretly reuniting in 2007 and recording a new CD, the group released that new album and embarked on a concert tour in 2008. The album, entitled “The Block” was released on September 2, 2008. NKOTB was on tour with the Backstreet Boys. The North American concert tour was scheduled to kick off in the summer of 2011. "NKOTB/BSB" performed live together on November 21, 2010 at the American Music Awards on ABC and again on 2011 New Year's on ABC's Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest show.

Maurice Starr discovered R&B/Pop quintet (later sextet) New Edition and guided their early success in 1980s. After breaking ties with them, Starr and his business partner, Mary Alford, sought to create a white counterpart act. Auditions were held around Boston, at which some five hundred teenage boys auditioned. Among them was 15-year-old Donnie Wahlberg, who immediately impressed Starr and Alford with his rapping skills, dancing ability and showmanship, becoming the group's first member. Wahlberg assisted in helping to recruit other members. Among them were his younger brother Mark and his best friend Danny Wood. He also coaxed one-time schoolmate Jordan Knight, who sang an exceptional falsetto, into auditioning for Starr as well. Upon Knight's passing the audition, his older brother Jonathan was accepted into the group as well.

As the group began to take shape, Mark quit. Another one of Donnie's neighborhood friends, Jamie Kelley, took his place. Kelley, though, would eventually be dismissed for lack of concentration and discipline. Seeking a Michael Jackson -esque singer to sing the high solos, Starr replaced him with 12-year-old Joey McIntyre-whom the other guys initially resented for being the one to replace their friend. With the final line-up in place Starr rehearsed the boys diligently, after school and on weekends, and eventually secured the group (which was being called Nynuk) a recording contract at Columbia Records. The label, however, demanded Starr change the name of the group. Subsequently they settled on New Kids on the Block, after a rap song that Donnie had written and arranged for their first album.

Back Street Boys and New Kids on the Block (NKOTBSB) joined together on world tour 2011-12 and they will be performing at O2 Arena, London on 28-29 April 2012. Music Lovers get ready for this extravaganza event and grab your New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys Tickets from Ticket Royale at affordable price.

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Last Night of Proms

The Proms also known as The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually in the Royal Albert Hall in London. in the Albert Hall, a series of chamber concerts at Cadogan Hall, additional Proms in the Park events across the United Kingdom on the last night, and associated educational and children's events. In 2009 for the first time the total number of concerts reached 100. In the context of classical music festivals, Jiri Belohlavek has described the Proms as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival". Most people's perception of the Proms is taken from the Last Night, although this concert is very different from the others. Last Night of the Proms is usually organised on the second Saturday in September, and is broadcast in the UK on BBC2 (first half) and BBC1 (second half).



Prom is short for promenade concert, a term which originally referred to outdoor concerts in London's pleasure gardens, where the audience was free to walk around while the orchestra was playing. Single-concert Promming tickets can be bought, with few exceptions, only on the day of the concert, which can give rise to long queues for well-known artists or works. Proms concert-goers, particularly those who stand, are sometimes described as "Promenaders", but are most commonly referred to as "Prommers". Prommers can buy full- or half-season tickets instead for guaranteed entry (until 20 minutes before the concert is due to start), although not the assurance of a particular standing position. A number of Prommers are particularly keen in their attendance.

Last Night of the Proms will return for 2012 at London's Royal Albert Hall on 8 September 2012. Last Night of The Proms Tickets for Last Night of The Proms 2012 are available at Ticket Royale for affordable price.

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Six Nations

The Six Nations Championship (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) is an annual international rugby competition. There are six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

The Six Nations Championship is the successor to the Five Nations and the Home Nations Championship. The current sponsors of the event are Royal Bank of Scotland. The winners of the Six Nations Championship are also known as the European Champions. France are the last winners of a Grand Slam in 2010, when they defeated Wales at the Stade de France in a 28-9 win. England are the current title holders, defeating France on 19 March 2011.



The format of the Championship is simple: each team plays every other team once, with home field advantage alternating from one year to the next. Two points are given for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. Unlike many other rugby union competitions the bonus point system is not used. If a team wins all its games, they are said to have won a 'Grand Slam'. England holds the record for the number of Grand Slams won with 12, followed by Wales with 10, France with 9, Scotland with 3 and Ireland with 2. Previously consecutive Grand Slams have been achieved on five occasions, by Wales in 1908 and 1909, by England in 1913 and 1914, 1923 and 1924 and 1991 and 1992, and by France in 1997 and 1998.

Six Nations will return for 2012 on 04 February 2012 – 17 March 2012. Six Nations Tickets are available at Ticket Royale at affordable price.

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Wimbledon Tennis

Wimbledon, or The Championships, is the oldest and prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Wimbledon has been organised at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments; the other three being the Australian Open, French Open and US Open. Wimbledon is the only Major played on grass till now.

Wimbledon is played over two weeks in late June and early July, ending with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Final, scheduled respectively for the second Saturday and Sunday. Each year, five major events are played, as well as four junior events and three invitational events.



The hard court (Plexicushion) Australian Open and clay court French Open precede Wimbledon in the calendar year. The hard court (DecoTurf) US Open follows. For men, the grass court Queen's Club Championships, also in London, as well as the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, serve as warm-up events. For women, the AEGON Classic in Birmingham and 2 joint events, the UNICEF Open in s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and the Eastbourne International serve as warm-up events to Wimbledon.

Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors, the eating of strawberries and cream by the spectators, and Royal patronage. The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. In 2009, Wimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to prevent rain delaying and interrupting Centre Court matches during the tournament.

Wimbledon 2012 will be held on 25 June - 8 July 2012 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Tennis fans get ready for this extravaganza sporting event in England. Wimbledon Tickets are available at Ticket Royale at affordable price.

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V Festival

V Festival is a music festival held in England during the penultimate weekend in August. It is held every year at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. The sponsors of this event are virgin mobiles, The "V" represents the Virgin Group. The V Festival is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. It is televised on channel 4 and 4 music.




V Festival had been held at Temple Newsam in Leeds previously, before being replaced by Carling's Leeds Festival. Originally, the festival took the name of the current year, with the first festival being named "V96". It has been known as simply the V Festival since 2003. Its weekend format, low queuing times and professional organisation have given it a loyal audience. The festival sold out in record time in 2006.

V Festival is back for 2012, so get ready for this extravaganza festivity on 18-19 August 2012. V Festival Tickets are available at Ticket Royale. Get your V Festival Hylands Park Tickets from Ticket Royale for affordable price. Festival-goers can purchase V Festival Weston Park Tickets from Ticket Royale.

V Festival Hylands Park Tickets - Chelmsford - £150.00
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Reading Festival

The Reading Festival is an annual music festival. The Reading Festival is held at Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue in central Reading, near the Caversham Bridge. The Reading Festival is the world’s most popular and old music festival which still exists. In 2011, the capacity of the Reading site was 87,000. This was an increase of several thousand on previous years.

The Reading Festival originates from the National Jazz Festival, which was conceived by Harold Pendleton (founder of the Marquee Club in London) and was first held at Richmond Athletic Ground in 1961. This festival, in turn, took inspiration from events held in America. Throughout its first decade the festival changed names and moved around sites several times, being held at Windsor Racecourse, Kempton Park and Plumpton , before reaching its permanent home at Reading in 1971.

In November 2007, the organisers welcomed "Reading Festival reclaiming its prestigious name" when the sponsored title was abolished after 9 years.
The Reading and Leads Festivals were known officially as the “Carling weekend” until partying ways with their sponsor Carling in November 2007. Where were various musical phases in Reading Festival, as detailed below. In the twin-site era, rock alternative, indie, punk and metal have tended to dominate.

Reading Festival 2011 was held on 26 August 2011. Reading Festival will be coming back and will be organized on 24 August 2012 at Richfield Avenue Reading. Line up for Reading Festival 2012 will be announced on later date. Pre sale Tickets for Reading Festival 2012 are on sale from 1st September 2011. Reading Festival Tickets are available at Ticket Royale at nominal price.

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