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Michael Hamad

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Michael Hamad is the staff music writer for The Hartford Courant.

Recent Articles

  • Cameron Carpenter Concert At UConn Cancelled Due To Storm

    Cameron Carpenter Concert At UConn Cancelled Due To Storm

    Organist Cameron Carpenter’s concert, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 15 at UConn’s Jorgensen Center, has been cancelled due to Winter Storm Neptune. Patrons who are unable to attend may exchange their tickets for another event, or request a full refund by calling Jenn Darius at (860) 486-4226.

  • Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga Cancel Bridgeport Appearance

    Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga Cancel Bridgeport Appearance

    Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Tyga have cancelled their upcoming Feb. 20 appearance at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, according to a Live Nation press release. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase. Billboard reported that Brown needed to postpone dates at the beginning of the tour...

  • Seven Big Country Music Shows In Hartford Go On Sale Jan. 30

    Seven Big Country Music Shows In Hartford Go On Sale Jan. 30

    Between May and September, Hartford's Xfinity Theatre will host seven big country music concerts, including Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and others, according to a Live Nation press release. Ticket packages are available for all seven concerts, at three...

  • Sufjan Stevens Will Perform In Hartford

    Sufjan Stevens Will Perform In Hartford

    Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens announced a tour to coincide with the release of "Carrie & Lowell," a new album, and will perform at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on April 12. "Carrie & Lowell," named for Stevens' mother and stepfather, will be released on March 31 through...

  • Linkin Park Cancels Tour, Mohegan Sun Concert

    Linkin Park Cancels Tour, Mohegan Sun Concert

    Citing an injury to lead singer Chester Bennington's leg, Linkin Park announced they're canceling the remaining dates of their Hunting Party Tour, which includes a Jan. 30 show at Mohegan Sun Arena. According to a press statement, "the injury requires immediate medical attention making it physically...

  • New Haven's Palace Theatre To Reopen As College Street Music Hall

    New Haven's Palace Theatre To Reopen As College Street Music Hall

    The Elm City is about to become even more musical.This spring, the College Street Music Hall will open at 238 College Street in New Haven, the site of the former Palace Theatre.City officials, including Mayor Toni N. Harp and Economic Development Administrator Matthew Nemerson, announced the development...

  • Dave Matthews Band Returns to Hartford This Summer, But Only For One Night

    Dave Matthews Band Returns to Hartford This Summer, But Only For One Night

    Hartford fans are used to getting two nights of Dave Matthews each summer, but that's not happening this year. The DMB announced its 2015 Summer Tour Tuesday, Jan. 13, which includes just one night at Hartford's Xfinity Theatre on Friday, June 12. They'll perform two sets, a newer format introduced...

  • Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Tyga to Perform in Bridgeport

    Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Tyga to Perform in Bridgeport

    Live Nation announced a stadium tour by multi-platinum-selling artists Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Tyga that hits Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena on Friday, Feb. 20. The Between the Sheets Tour (nice) visits more than 25 cities, starting on Jan. 28 at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va. and wrapping...

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