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Dancing with the Stars Live Tour Experience – Rosemont, IL

I’ve had a ton of interest in my post about the Dancing with the Stars tour. There only about half way through the tour, so you can still get tickets to see some of the best Dancing with the Stars dancers live.

Recently I had someone post a comment about how much they enjoyed the Dancing with the Stars tour visit to Rosemont, IL and I asked her to write a guest post about the experience. Here’s Mary’s description of the Dancing with the Stars tour.

Hello everyone!

I am Mary and I attended the Dancing with the Stars Live Tour at the Allstate Arena on January 9th, 2009. When I got to the Allstate Arena, I was wearing my ” Maksim” outfit made up of a grey sweat shirt and black sweatpants with Maksim written all over it. I saw one girl with a hot pink poster that said I Love Lance!

My mom, sister, and I went to the tour. My mom bought my sister and I a shirt that cost $30 and my sisters cost $35. We found our section, which was 210. Our tickets were $50 each, which wasn’t bad. I thought that the seats would be ok, but they were pretty good. We saw everything.

The stage was really cool and it was smaller than I thought. The show started 20 minutes late and I was kind of mad. There were commercials and a local dance competition between Chicago couples. That was kind of cool.

Then the show started and each dancer was introduced and all I heard was screaming. I love Maksim and when he was introduced, I screamed so loud! lol The dances were really upbeat and the different kinds of music was amazing. Serious, aggressive, and romantic music. The crowd favored Cheryl Burke, Lance Bass, and Maksim C.

Toni Braxton sang two of her songs and the dancers danced to them. There was a 20 minute break. We walked around and talked to a couple of coppers who we know. The show started again and the dances got even better. The focus was on everyone more than individuals. The final group dance was everything I expected and then I was sad to see it end.

I would definitely rate the DWTS Live Tour a 10, because the dancers were so energetic and the crowd truly enjoyed the experience of seeing them dance live. Afterwords, my mom, sister, and I went downstairs and waited in the back for the dancers and celebities to come out and sign autographs. I thought I recognized Lacey Schwimmer with out her tall heels and her colorful hair extensions, and I said Lacey and she gave me a hug. I asked her to sign an autograph and she said sure, sweetie. Then she took a picture with my sister and I. I said thank you and she gave me another hug. She was so nice and approachable. She was the nicest one! lol

We also saw Lance Bass, Maurice Green, Eytda S. with a robe and boots on, and Alec Mazo. We were waiting to see if Maksim would come out ,but the cops said you guys have to go home. I was so mad, because we paid for tickets and I think that we have a right to wait for the dancer to come out and sign a couple of autographs. It wasn’t worth fighting with cops, so we just left. The tour was amazing and If Maksim is on the next season of DWTS, we will for sure attend the tour again. Amazing show! Great job to all of the dancers and the band was amazing.

Thanks for the writeup Mary. If anyone else has attended the Dancing with the Stars tour, I’d love to have you do a writeup of your experience as well.

January 16, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Tour 2008 Dates and Locations

The 2008 Dancing with the Stars Tour dates and locations have been announced. You can purchase tickets to the show on Ticketmaster.

The following Dancers and professionals are planning to be on tour: Lance Bass, Toni Braxton, Maurice Greene, Marlee Matlin, Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Alec Mazo, Fabian Sanchez, Lacey Schwimmer, Edyta Sliwinska, and Karina Smirnoff.

December 2008
17 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Sports Arena – Buy Tickets Online
18 – Ontario, CA – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Buy Tickets Online
19 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion – Buy Tickets Online
21 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center – Buy Tickets Online
22 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena – Buy Tickets Online
27 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center – Buy Tickets Online
28 – Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena – Buy Tickets Online
29 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Arena – Buy Tickets Online
30 – Salt Lake City, UT – E Center – Buy Tickets Online

January 2009
2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center – Buy Tickets Online
4 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center – Buy Tickets Online
5 – San Antonio, TX AT&T Center – Buy Tickets Online
7 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center – Buy Tickets Online
8 – Moline, IL – i wireless Center – Buy Tickets Online
9 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena – Buy Tickets Online
11 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – Buy Tickets Online
12 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre – Buy Tickets Online
13 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center – Buy Tickets Online
15 – Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse – Buy Tickets Online
16 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center – Buy Tickets Online
17 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena – Buy Tickets Online
18 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena – Buy Tickets Online
20 – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center – Buy Tickets Online
22 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum – Buy Tickets Online
23 – Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center – Buy Tickets Online
24 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena – Buy Tickets Online
25 – Atlanta, GA – Gwinnett Center – Buy Tickets Online
27 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum – Buy Tickets Online
28 – Raleigh, NC – RBC Center – Buy Tickets Online
29 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center – Buy Tickets Online
30, 31 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena – Buy Tickets Online

February 2009
2 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center – Buy Tickets Online
3 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena – Buy Tickets Online
4 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Buy Tickets Online
6 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center – Buy Tickets Online
7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall – Buy Tickets Online
8 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center – Buy Tickets Online

If you are planning to attend the Dancing with the Stars tour, let us know in the comments. We’d love to have you post your experience going to the tour and any pictures you might take from the tour.

November 20, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music October 20, 2008

Check out all the Dancing with the Stars music from October 20, 2008 where they introduced new dances and therefore an interesting mix of new music.

Lance & Lacey danced a West Coast Swing to the song “Breakin’ Dishes”—Rihanna
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Breakin' Dishes
Toni & Alec danced a West Coast Swing to the song “The Way You Make Me Feel”—Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - Essential Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
The Way You Make Me Feel – Original Music Video
Susan & Tony danced a Hustle to the song “Upside Down”—Diana Ross
Diana Ross - Number 1's: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Upside Down
Warren & Kym danced a Hustle to the song “Funky Town”—Lipps Inc.
Lipps, Inc. - Shrek 2 - Funkytown
Cloris & Corky danced a Salsa to the song “Tres Deseos”—Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan - Dance With Me (Music from the Motion Picture) - Tres Deseos (Three Wishes)
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Salsa to the song “Everything I Can’t Have”—Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition) - Everything I Can't Have
Brooke & Derek danced a Jitterbug to the song “Don’t Be Cruel”—Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Don't Be Cruel
Cody & Julianne danced a Jitterbug to the song “Big Time Operator”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Big Time Operator

October 21, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Samba Music and Tango Music from Dancing with the Stars

Check out all the samba music and tango music from tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars.

Maurice & Cheryl danced a Samba to the song That’s the way I like it—K.C. & the Sunshine Band
KC & The Sunshine Band - The Best of KC & The Sunshine Band - That's the Way (I Like It)
Cody & Julianne danced a Tango to the song Bohemian Like You—The Dandy Warhols
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia - Bohemian Like You
Toni & Alec danced a Samba to the song Amor a la mexicana—Thalia
Thalia - Amor a la Mexicana - Amor a la Mexicana
Amor a la Mexicana – Original Music Video
Cloris & Corky danced a Tango to the song “The Big Date” from Addams Family Values—Mark Shaiman
Marc Shaiman - Addams Family Values - The Big Date
Rocco & Karina danced a Samba to the song I Go To Rio—Peter Allen
Peter Allen - The Very Best of Peter Allen: The Boy from Down Under - I Go to Rio
Susan & Tony danced a Tangoto the song “La Bohemia”—Electric Dub Tango
Electro Dub Tango - Electro Dub Tango - La Bohemia
Brooke & Derek danced a Samba to the song Hip Hip Chin Chin—Club des Belugas
Club Des Belugas - Night Over Rio - Latin Flavoured Lounge & Club Tunes - Hiphip Chinchin
Lance & Lacey danced a Tango to the song Disturbia—Rihanna
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Disturbia
Disturbia – Original Music Video
Warren & Kym danced a Samba to the song Bounce With Me—Kreesha Turner
Kreesha Turner - Bounce With Me - Single - Bounce With Me

October 13, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Download all the Dancing with the Stars Music – Misty May Gone

UPDATE: All of the music from Dancing with the Stars will be posted as soon as possible at that link.

It was a sad day for true Dancing with the Stars fans, because Misty May is injured and no longer on the show. Still a ton of great competitors and we have no clue who is really going to win this year. However, I would have liked to see Misty May finish developing herself on the show. I felt like she never broke out in her dancing.

Ok, Misty May aside, here’s the list of all the Dancing with the Stars music from tonight’s episode of DWTS.

Susan & Tony danced a Jive to the song Why Do Fools Fall in Love sung by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers - Doo Wop Classics, Vol. 4 - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Lance & Lacey danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Let Me Leave sung by Marc Broussard
Marc Broussard - Carencro - Let Me Leave
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Jive to the song Rock Around the Clock sung by Bill Haley & His Comets
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock - Rock Around the Clock
Rocco & Karina danced a Viennese Waltz to the song What’s New Pussycat? sung by Tom Jones
Tom Jones - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat?
Warren & Kym danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Lovin’ U sung by Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor - Lovin' U
Cody & Julianne danced a Jive to the song Call Me The Breeze sung by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping - Call Me the Breeze
Toni & Alec danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Für Elise sung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven - Brahms' Lullaby and Other Classical Music for Children - Fur Elise
Cloris & Corky danced a Jive to the song The Girl Can’t Help It sung by Little Richard
Little Richard - The Georgia Peach - The Girl Can't Help It
Brooke & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Daughters sung by John Mayer
John Mayer - Heavier Things - Daughters
John Mayer - Video Triple Play - Daughters – Original Music Video
Check out all the previous songs from Dancing with the Stars.

October 6, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Elimination Show – September 30,2008

Check out Jessica Simpson on Dancing with the Stars. She’s gone country…ok enough of that. The Judges Choice was by far the most memorable dance from last night. I think the black pleather and Kym’s ability to lean back like the Matrix makes the Matrix dance the best.

September 30, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Videos

Tonight was an awesome night on Dancing with the Stars. I think it was the fact that it was Rhumba and Paso Doble night on Dancing with the Stars. Very sexy and very beautiful. I’ve already posted the Dancing with the Stars music for your reference.


**Click on the arrows on the sides to skip to the next dance

Which dancers or routines are your favorite?

September 29, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music September 29, 2008 – Week 2

Check out the Dancing with the Stars music from tonight’s episode that contains some great Rumba music and Paso Doble music. Check out all the previous dancing with the stars music here.

Toni & Alec danced the Rumba to the DWTS song I Can’t Make You Love Me sung by Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt - The Best of Bonnie Raitt - I Can't Make You Love Me
Brooke & Derek danced the Paso Doble to the DWTS song Palladio, first movement sung by Karl Jenkins
Karl Jenkins, London Philharmonic Orchestra & The Smith Quartet - Karl Jenkins & Adiemus: The Essential Collection - Palladio (1st Movement) From Diamond Music (De Beers Ad)
Rocco & Karina danced the Rumba to the DWTS song You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine sung by Lou Rawls
Lou Rawls - Lou Rawls: Love Songs - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Lance & Lacey danced the Paso Doble to the DWTS song I Kissed a Girl sung by Katy Perry
Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl - Single - I Kissed a Girl
I Kissed a Girl – Original Music Video
Kim & Mark danced the Rumba to the DWTS song You Give Me Something sung by James Morrison
James Morrison - Undiscovered - You Give Me Something
You Give Me Something – Original Music Video
Misty & Maksim danced the Paso Doble to the DWTS song Take Me Out sung by Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Take Me Out – Original Music Video
Maurice & Cheryl danced the Rumba to the DWTS song Mercy, Mercy Me sung by Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Cloris & Corky danced the Paso Doble to the DWTS song Bolero sung by Ravel
Maurice Ravel - Opera Chill Out Volumen Dos - Bolero
Susan & Tony danced the Rumba to the DWTS song Waiting on the World to Change sung by John Mayer
John Mayer - Continuum - Waiting On the World to Change
John Mayer - Video Triple Play - Waiting On the World to Change – Original Music Video
Warren & Kym danced the Paso Doble to the DWTS song Malagueña sung by Ernesto Lecuona
Ernesto Lecuona - Cuban Originals - Malagueña
Cody & Julianne danced the Rumba to the DWTS song Bleeding Love sung by Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love - Single - Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis - Spirit (Deluxe Version) - Bleeding Love – Original Music Video

I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music

Below you’ll find the list of Dancing with the Stars music for September 23, 2008. I’m missing a few songs, but I’ll be updating them as I figure them out. Also, if you want to see the music from the previous weeks, here’s a list of all of the Dancing with the Stars music

Lance & Lacey danced a Quickstep to the song Close to Me sung by The Cure
The Cure - The Cure: Greatest Hits - Close to Me
Misty & Maksim danced a Mambo to the song Black Mambo sung by Angel and The Mambokats
Angel & The Mambokats - Horizontal Mambo - Black Mambo
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Mambo to the song I Do the Jerk sung by Ryan Shaw
Ryan Shaw - This Is Ryan Shaw - I Do the Jerk
Brooke & Derek danced a Quickstep to the song Lover, Come Back to Me! sung by Nat King Cole
Nat "King" Cole - Nat King Cole - Lover, Come Back to Me!
Cloris & Corky danced a Mambo to the song Coconut Woman sung by Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte - Harry Belafonte: All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - Coconut Woman
Toni & Alec danced a Quickstep to the song Blue Skies sung by Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin - The Songwriters Collection - Blue Skies
Warren & Kim danced a Quickstep to the song Ding Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line sung by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot - The Swingin' Hits of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line
Ted & Inna danced a Mambo to the song “Mambo Gozon” sung by Tito Puente
Tito Puente - The Very Best of Tito Puente - "King of Kings" - Mambo Gozón
Cody & Julianne danced a Quickstep to the song I Want You To Want Me sung by Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick - Silver - I Want You to Want Me
Rocco & Karina danced a Mambo to the song “La Comay” sung by Sonora Carrulseles
Sonora Carruseles - La Salsa la Traigo Yo! - La Comay
Susan & Tony danced a Quickstep to the song “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon” (Means That You’re Grand) by the The Arthur Murray Orchestra
Arthur Murray Orchestra - More Fabulous Ballroom - Bei Mir Bist du Schön (Means That You're Grand)
Kim & Mark danced a Mambo to the song Baby Got Back sung by Sir-Mix-A-Lot
Sir Mix A Lot - Mack Daddy - Baby Got Back

September 23, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Jeffrey Ross and Edyta Śliwińska Eliminated – Dancing with the Stars

Jeffrey Ross and Edyta Śliwińska were elimnated from Dancing with the Stars before they were even able to perform their quickstep. That has to suck for Jeffrey Ross to practice so much and not get the chance to perform it. I think I can also speak for all men when I say that I’m sad we won’t get to see much of Edyta this season. Jeffrey also made me laugh so I’m sad to see him go too.

For those dancers that remain, check out the videos of their Quickstep and Mambo dances:

I’m missing Lance and Kim‘s videos, but I’ll update it if I’m able to find it.

I Written By

Better known as Charlie.