Kings Of Leon Cleveland Bound!

Kings of Leon joined by Deerhunter and Nathaniel Rateliff coming to Cleveland!

CLEVELAND, OH (TM216) — Did you miss out on the first leg of the Walls Tour? You’re not alone, the quick sellout left fans scrambling for seats. Cleveland, King’s of Leon has now added a second leg to the Walls tour and you are on it!

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August 16 at Blossom, KOL is joined by Deerhunter and Nathaniel Rateliff. Get ready for the Grammy winners to bring you chart topping hits like “Waste A Moment”!

The Walls album is Kings of Leon’s first ever #1 album, as it debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart back in October.

The announcement comes on the heel’s of  U2 and OneRepublic announced plans to perform at First Energy Stadium, as well as Billy Joel was announced as the major artist set to play Progressive Field.

TICKETS GO ON SALE: Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 AM

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U2 And One Republic To Play Cleveland First Energy Stadium!

CLEVELAND, OH (TM216) — It is official, U2 has chosen Cleveland and First Energy Stadium (home of the Browns) as one of the limited dates for The Joshua Tree Tour 2017! Playing in support of the music legends will be One Republic.

Saturday July 1st just added a little more rock to the home of Rock and Roll as U2 celebrates the 30th Anniversary of The Joshua Tree! Playing every song off of the album, at every show.

If you recall, this was U2’s first #1 album in the US and brought such timeless hits as “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “ With Or Without You”.

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In a release, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic recalls this album, “The Joshua Tree is the first album I ever heard from U2 because it came out when I had just started my love affair with music as a young kid… it’s the album that made me want to write songs and start a band. Joining them for this tour will be the experience of a lifetime, leaving the bucket list fully checked.”

Bono himself is ready to look back with the tour, Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years… it’s quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats… I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them. I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night.”

This announcement coming just day’s after Billy Joel Announced his tour stop in Cleveland at Progressive Field for this Summer. 

The Tour is set to kick off in Vancouver on May 12th before hitting North America and Europe.

As it relates to Cleveland, tickets will go on sale  Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00 AM.

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Billy Joel To Play Progressive Field!

Billy Joel announced to play Progressive Field This July!

CLEVELAND, OH (TM216) — The wait is over and Billy Joel has been announced as the ‘major’ act set to rock Progressive Field this Summer.

On Wednesday, the world of Cleveland music was put on ice (figuratively and litterally) when it was announced that the Indians, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and LiveNation would be revealing a ‘major’ concert coming to Progressive Field in summer 2017.

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On Thursday, we learned that the major act will be none other than hall of gamer, Billy Joel!

For those that may have been hoping for a more modern artist, this may have come as a bit of an underwhelming reveal. However, those fans of 70’s and 80’s music THIS IS AWESOME! Also, it’s a great opportunity to see the 1999 inductee to the Rock HOF.

Friday, July 14th 2017 the “Piano Man” will return Cleveland to the stadium concert scene. In recent years, several tours that have called stadium’s home, opted for Quicken Loans Arena over Cleveland Browns Stadium or Progressive Field. Both Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour and Guns and Roses The Total Package Tour had been rocking outdoor venues outside of Cleveland.

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Cleveland used to be home to the World Series of Rock at Cleveland Municiple Stadium. However, since the opening of the Rock Hall back in 1995, Cleveland outdoor concerts have been dominated by country music and a the occassional boy band (*Nsync 2001, One Direction 2016).

Tickets range from roughly $50 to roughly $140. Tickets on sale Friday, January 13th with an American Express presale on Thursday the 12th.

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Top 5: Actors You Didn’t Know Lived In Cleveland!

 

CLEVELAND, OH (TM216) —  Northern Ohio is a long ways away from Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t played home town to our fair share of A-Listers!

Ferris Buellers Day off… A daytime talk show host… and yes… Tom Hanks.

We are That’s My 216… and this is our top five actors you didn’t know lived here in Cleveland.

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5.) Molly Shannon

Lets start with a Saturday Night Live favorite…. should we say… Superstar?

Molly Shannon is well known for spending more than a half decade on the stages of SNL, but her rise to stardom began right here in the Cleveland.

On September 16th, 1964, Molly was born in Shaker Heights, OH. Growing up, Molly attended St. Dominic School and Hawken School. After graduation, it was off to the Big Apple for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

4.) Dr. Oz

Though his time living in Cleveland was short lived, Dr. Oz was indeed born in Cleveland.

His national spotlight began with appearances on the Oprah Winfrey, and Larry King shows… before eventually being given his own self titled show in 2009.

That said, the Cleveland connections live on. One of the medical experts for the Dr. Oz Show, Michael Roizen, is also the Chief Wellness Officer for the Cleveland Clinic.

3.) John Lithgow:

It would take far too long to every acheivment in his illustrius career, so lets just do some highlights: He has won Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, hollywood walk of fame,.

John Lithgow is an institution in american acting you recognize him from 3rd rock from the son, dexter, twilight zone, footloose, or even his voice from Shrek!

But before the bright lights of hollywood, came Akron Ohio and Lakewood Ohio!

Lithgow attended Simon Perkins Junior High, and Bucthel High School back in the 1960’s. 

2.) Alan Ruck:

He played one of the most iconic sidekick’s of the 1980s. Now, the next time you watch Cameron sending his father’s Ferrari careening through a glass window take a second to ponder… could that have been in Ohio?

On July 1st 1956, Alan Ruck was born right here in the home of Rock and Roll. His mother was a teacher, his father in pharmaceuticals.

Growing up, Ruck was intrigued by the arts, and would often visit the Cleveland Museum of Art with his father. By the time that Ruck hit the theatrical stage as a student at Parma Senior High School, he had already caught the acting bug.

From there he would enroll at the University of Illinois, travel to Chicago for acting rolls, and the rest is history. Check out Alan pondering some art with the Cleveland Museum:

1.) Tom Hanks:

If you were involved in the Cleveland film scene in 1977 and 1978 there is a good chance you may have crossed paths with this future oscar winner. During college, Hanks interned at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival.

So how did he get there? Well. He had just been passed on for a role in his college’s theatre production earlier year and wound up in community theatre with the great lakes shakespeare festival’s artistic director, Vincent Dowling. After an invite to intern at the festival, Hanks journeyed to Cleveland to launch one of most iconic acting careers of generation.

Speaking of stars in Cleveland, did you see which global rockstar just took a selfie with a teen from Mentor? Check that out  by clicking here.

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It was in Cleveland that Hanks earned his Actors Equity Card, and he now boasts about the many afternoons spent watching the Indian’s playing live over at Municiple Stadium. His pride in the Tribe is one that Stephen Colbert recently learned of first hand:

So there you have it, did you know of all of those? Did we miss one? Leave your comments below. 

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Lebron James Wears Cubs Jersey In Chicago?! (VIDEO)

CHICACO, IL (TM216) — So much for loyalty to the Indians!

Okay, okay, in all seriousness. Very cool moment Friday night in Chi-Town. Lebron James was on the losing end of a bet with long time friend Dwayne Wade this Fall.

Lebron and Wade made a bet a few months ago when the two mega-athletes saw their home town MLB teams face off in the world series.

The bet stated that if the Indians won, Dwayne Wade would where an Indians jersey in Cleveland… with Chicago winning… we had to see this:

There you have it. Lebron is a man of his word. Lived up to the bet. That is a friend that we want.

LEBRON ‘bleeping’ JAMES is too much some times… earlier this week we took a look at the Legend of Lebron’s teammate JR Smith. Get caught up on what makes JR legendary here.

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