Friday, October 28, 2011

Hairspray!

Here's hoping Julie and Z break a leg this weekend during their four performances of the musical Hairspray.

For Julie, it will be quite a change in character from her award-winning performance this past spring as drunkard Sir Toby Belch. This time around, Julie will play Prudy Pingleton, an anti-dancing, anti-integration mother who has lost touch in a world gone mad.

For Z, it will be lots of singing and dancing (but, alas, no sword fighting!) as Brad, a member of the Corny Collins Council. Not a bad way to start high school!

~Steve

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Marillion North American Tour 2012!

Well, the Balla family knows where it will be on certain dates come next June...Don't we gang!?

MARILLION SET TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2004


The British are coming! Marillion have announced their long awaited return to North America, for a 13-date summer tour. Having maintained a continuous touring schedule through the rest of the world, as well as the high profile Marillion Convention Weekend events, this will be the band’s first visit to the US since 2004. The tour will hit several cities across North America, with 2-consecutive-night events planned in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. To mark the occasion of these special events, Marillion will be performing different set-lists over the consecutive shows in these cities. Fans travelling to these destinations will witness unique sets as the band set-up camp in select markets.


As legions of fans that regularly flock to see the band live or buy their records are all too aware, there really is no other band like Marillion. Hailed as Internet pioneers for their game-changing use of technology to unify and mobilize their global fan community, Marillion have been un-compromising with their music and vision. With their revolutionary presale campaigns, in-house label and their own Racket Records recording studio, Marillion have remained uniquely independent.
The overwhelming demand to bring Marillion back to the States once resulted in a fan-sponsored tour fund and a series of legendary dates for rabid fans in 1997. For their 2012 return to North America though, everyone’s invited to experience the unforgettable show that only Marillion can deliver. Currently in the studio, creating their 17th studio album, Marillion look forward to unveil their latest collection in mid 2012 as they hit US shores.

Date City Venue Tickets
10 June
Sun
Washington DC
USA

9:30 Club

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
12 June
Tues
New York City
USA

Irving Plaza

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
13 June
Weds
New York City
USA

Irving Plaza

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
15 June
Fri
Philadelphia
USA

TLA

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
16 June
Sat
Boston
USA

Paradise Rock Club

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
18 June
Mon
Quebec
Canada

Imperial

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
19 June
Tues
Montréal
Canada

L'Olympia

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
20 June
Weds
Toronto
Canada

The Opera House

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
22 June
Fri
Chicago
USA

Park West

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
23 June
Sat
Chicago
USA

Park West

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
27 June
Weds
Los Angeles
USA

House Of Blues

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
28 June
Thurs
Los Angeles
USA

House Of Blues

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November
29 June
Fri
San Francisco
USA

The Fillmore

Tickets on sale
4th/5th November

~Steve