Tuesday, May 31, 2011

U2 Live Concert, 360 Degree Tour 1st June 2011, Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton

The U2 360° Tour is an ongoing worldwide concert tour by rock band U2. Launched in support of the group's 2009 album No Line on the Horizon, the tour will visit stadiums from 2009 through 2011. The U2 360° Tour is named after the 360-degree staging and audience configuration it uses for shows, which U2 claims is "the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure."

For full details, tickets and live feeds from the U2 Tour:

To accommodate this, the stage set makes use of a massive four-legged supporting rig that has been nicknamed "The Claw" and has set a world record for the largest concert stage structure. In an era of declining CD sales, the tour is expected to be a major source of income for the band.

The tour won U2 the Billboard Touring Award for highest grossing tour in 2009 and again in 2010. The Croke Park tour dates in Dublin won the 2009 Billboard Touring Award for best box score at a single venue. The show held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, was filmed for the concert release U2 360° at the Rose Bowl. It was streamed live over YouTube, and set a new US attendance record for a single headlining act, as well as being the most watched live video stream in the website's history.

NBA Finals 2011 Live Stream, Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Arena Feed

Live online streaming at American Airlines Center and the AA Arena for the 2011 NBA Finals will be the championship series of the 2010–11 NBA season and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The champions of the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat, will face the champions of the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks.

This live feed is at the 2011 NBA Finals:

NBA Finals Live Online

Event Information:

Both the Mavericks and Heat are making their second appearance in the NBA Finals, the first for both teams being the 2006. This Finals marks a rematch of the 2006 Finals, won by Miami in six games. It will be also the first time since 2006 that neither the Los Angeles Lakers nor the San Antonio Spurs will represent the Western Conference in the Finals and only the second time since 1998, and it will also be the thirteenth consecutive NBA Finals to feature a Western Conference Champion from either the states of California or Texas.

The Heat will have home-court advantage since they had a better regular-season record than the Mavericks This marks only the second time that the Eastern Conference had home court advantage during the Finals since the end of the Michael Jordan era in 1998. Among the players from both teams, only Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry of Dallas, and Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem of Miami, appeared in the 2006 series with the same team. Heat center Erick Dampier played for the Mavericks in 2006. Aside from Dampier, Juwan Howard and Shawn Marion are the only other players who have played for both the Mavericks and Heat. Eddie House, ┼Żydr┼źnas Ilgauskas, LeBron James and Jason Kidd have appeared in the Finals with different teams, with House (as a member of Boston's 2008 championship team), Wade and Haslem winning a championship ring. Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle won a championship as a reserve for Boston's 1986 championship team.

Taylor Swift Live Concert, Bank Atlantic Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Speak Now World Tour is the second concert tour by American country singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift, in support of her third studio album, Speak Now. The tour will visit Asia, Europe and North America The tour has been a massive commercial success, regularly selling out some of the largest venues in the world.

The tour reaches Fort Lauderdale in Florida on Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June. For full tour details, including schedule and tickets:

Taylor Swift Tour Live

“I’m so excited to go back out on tour again in 2011! The ‘Fearless Tour’ was so much fun and even more unforgettable than I ever imagined, and I can’t wait to get back out and play my new music from 'Speak Now'! The fans have been so amazing and I’m thrilled to play in new cities around the world and meet even more of my fans in 2011!”

While promoting her current album, Swift mentioned her excitement for her upcoming tour. She stated the tour was going to be "big" and "extensive". On November 23, 2010, various media outlets, including Billboard Magazine announced the second tour by Swift. It follows her successful Fearless Tour which played for over 100 dates in over five countries. The tour will mark the singer's first tour to perform in stadiums. Before the tour commences, Swift will perform "The Allure of Taylor Swift" aboard the MS Allure of the Seas at the Allure of the Seas Aquatheater, as apart Royal Caribbean Cruises in January 2011

Titanic 100th Anniversary Live in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast is today holding a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of the ill-fated Titanic, which was launched in Belfast Lough on 31 May 1911 by Harland & Wolff.

This live webcam feed is in Belfast on the day of the anniversary:

Belfast webcam

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Various statues stand in the grounds, including one of Queen Victoria by Sir Thomas Brock. There is also a granite column dedicated to the American Expeditionary Force, many of whom were based in Belfast prior to D-Day.

Brock also designed the marble figure of Thane, the Titanic Memorial, in memorial to the victims of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The ship was built in Harland and Wolff's shipyard located in the east of the city. The monument was originally located at the front gate of City Hall, at the junction of Donegall Square North and Donegall Place.

There is a memorial to Sir Edward Harland, the former head of the Harland and Wolff shipyard and Mayor of Belfast from 1885 to 1886. It too was sculpted by Thomas Brock. The grounds also house Northern Ireland's main war memorial, The Garden of Remembrance and Cenotaph, at which wreathes are laid on Remembrance Day.