Last week, The Raconteurs announced a North American tour in support of their recently-announced album, Help Us Stranger, due out June 21st via Third Man Records.On Monday, The Raconteurs added a fall date at Denver, CO’s brand new Mission Ballroom, set to go down on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019. AEG Present Rocky Mountains‘ newest venue is scheduled to open on August 7th and has already scheduled an impressive lineup of performances including Trey Anastasio Band, The Lumineers, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Steve Miller Band, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and many more.The Raconteurs consist of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler, and have been largely inactive since 2012. The new record will mark the Grammy Award-winners’ first album release in more than a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.In addition to previously-announced U.S. festival appearances at Woodstock 50 and Railbird, as well as an upcoming international tour, The Raconteurs recently-confirmed North American tour will span from July through October, highlighted by multi-night runs at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA (8/21-22); Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN (8/29-30); and Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK (10/13-14).A ticket request period for The Raconteurs performance at the Mission Ballroom is currently underway here until Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 5 p.m. (MST). Winners will be selected at random and notified by Wednesday, April 24th.For tickets and a full list of The Raconteurs’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.
The third edition of the Lagos Inter-clubs Para Soccer Championship kicked off at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba, wednesday and it expected to end on Saturday.The tournament which is being facilitated by the Lagos State Sports Commission and corporate organisations is organised by the Lagos State Para Soccer Association as part of an all-inclusive policy thrust of the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in sports. It also creates an avenue for the physically challenged soccer players in Lagos to get the much needed competitive practice, and showcase their soccer skills to the general public.According to the Chairperson of the association, Miss Nkechi Obi, the tournament will feature 12 clubs which are, Total Consult Club, Premium Sports Blazers, Ojokoro Club, NAS Club, Lead United Club, Jufema Club, A.Y Club, Double Star Club, I Mekusah Club, Islanders Club, Osun Club and SOAS Club.The championship is aimed at selecting formidable players to represent the state in future championships, while the Lagos State Para Soccer Association will use the championship to appraise its developmental strides and impact on the sports commission’s policy as well as its preparation for the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Cross River State in November.The association will also use the competition to select the team to represent Lagos State at the National Anti-Polio Para Soccer Tournament holding in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in October this year, as part of the World Anti-Polio Day celebrations.It is expected that the championship would also help the association to evaluate the performances of its coaches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Junior Female Black Sticks lost their third game on the trot in the ongoing FIH hockey junior women’s world cup in Monchengladbach, Germany. Ghana played a much more improved game on Tuesday but failed to defend and score, leaving hockey sleeping giants the USA to beat them 6-0.This brings to a total of 25 goals scored against Ghana in the three group games so far.The results place the Ghanaian Junior Black Sticks at the bottom of the four-team group with no point as defending champions, Holland and USA picked the group’s ticket for the quarter-final stage of the July 27 to August 4 tournament.Ghana conceded three goals in each half but they could have ended the match at least 4-1 but lost concentration in the last three minutes while blowing away a golden opportunity to score their first ever World Cup goal on their maiden appearance.Hard working Ernestina Coffie missed the upright narrowly with 10 minutes of playing time left which could have changed the game in favour of the Junior Black Sticks.The team begins their placement match on Thursday against either Canada or South Africa depending on the outcome of the final Pool B matches Tuesday. Ghana has conceded a total of 25 goals in three matches including 10-0 against The Netherlands and nine against Korea Republic.