NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Concert site, LiveNation, has announced two new concert dates to Idina’s growing tour schedule – one in Washington, D.C. and one in New Jersey. It looks like a summer tour is really taking shape! The details of the new dates are as follows:

EDIT #2: Date RE-ADDED.

  • Mon JUNE 23 @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC
  • Thu JUNE 26 @ Music Box at The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ

    Information about tickets for the Washington, D.C. show will be announced soon, but the tickets for the New Jersey show will go on sale this Sat. May 25 @ 10AM, so check back to the LiveNation page for info.

  • IMAGES FROM G-A-Y BAR IN LONDON

    Thanks to mab2701, who has donated these incredible pictures, images have now been added to the Gallery of Idina (and her hot leopard-print dress) performing at G-A-Y Bar in London this past Saturday night. If anyone would like to share pictures from this event and have them added to the album, feel free to e-mail me.

    “I’D DO ANYTHING” SURPRISE VISIT + LONDON EVENT NEWS

    Idina made a special surprise appearance on the most recent episode of the BBC1 TV program, “I’d Do Anything” – a reality talent competition in the UK searching for new unknown leads of the upcoming West End revival of Oliver!. Since Idina has obviously been spending some time in London recently, she made a pit stop by the rehearsal studio to work with one of the “Nancy” contestants, Samantha Barks, who had picked none other than “Defying Gravity” as her song choice that week.

    One awesome fan posted the video on YouTube, so even though it’s been a few days, I wanted to post it here. It’s short, but totally incredible! Can you imagine singing “Defying Gravity” for Idina to critique?? I don’t think I could do it! wassat

    Idina on “I’d Do Anything” – May 17, 2008
    Description: Surprise guest in rehearsal studio
    Time: 0:56
    Size: unknown

    “CHESS” AUDIO CLIPS ADDED

    As some of you may know, there are definitely some audio and video clips floating around the internet of Idina in the Chess Concert. While Idina-Here does not post fully illegal recordings, we do like to post snipets of songs for everyone to preview and enjoy (particularly those who didn’t get the chance to see it live.)

    That being said, thanks to a very skilled and generous person on the Idina Menzel Worship Live Journal page, I’ve been able to cut up short clips of several of Idina’s songs from the show. I still have to go through the less well-known songs, so more might be added, but these are the significant tracks from the show.

    Links are posted below, as well as in the Theatre Audio Clips section. Enjoy! (Remember to right-click and Save-As to download to your computer.)

  • “Nobody’s Side” | length: 1:00 | size: 1.13 MB
  • “Mountain Duet” (feat. Josh Groban) | length: 1:25 | size: 1.62 MB
  • “Florence Quits” (feat. Adam Pascal) | length: 0:30 | size: 592 KB
  • “Heaven Help My Heart” | length: 0:58 | size: 1.11 MB
  • “You and I” (feat. Josh Groban) | length: 0:38 | size: 746 KB
  • “I Know Him So Well” (feat. Kerry Ellis) | length: 0:58 | size: 1.11 MB
  • “You and I (reprise)” (feat. Josh Groban) | length: 1:12 | size: 1.38 MB

    NOTE: Tracks are clips, NOT the full songs! Please do not contact me for the full .mp3 – if you really want to find it, you’ll have to visit the board communities… wassat

  • TOWN HALL CONCERT IN NYC SCHEDULED

    Another new concert has been added to Idina’s busy schedule! This time, the show will take place on Wednesday, June 25 @ NYC’s Town Hall @ 8PM. This will be her first concert in NYC for the general public (as opposed to the PBS special concert), so this is a big deal for everyone in the area! Pre-sale tickets for Nokia customers go on sale 5/16 @ 10AM, and then for General buyers on 5/19 @ 12-noon. Don’t miss out! Click here for more information.

    And remember, Idina is currently scheduled for the following concerts/appearances:

    • Sat. MAY 17 @ Dress Circle (1PM) in London, UK (infonote: CD SIGNING)
    • Sat. MAY 17 @ G-A-Y Bar (1 AM) in London, UK (infonote: NOT FULL CONCERT)
    • Tue. MAY 20 @ Ambassador’s Theatre in London, UK (infosold out!)
    • Sun. MAY 25 @ West Lawn of U.S. Capital Building (5PM) in Washington, D.C.
      – (live concert event for PBS Memorial Day – free admission!)
    • Fri. JUNE 20 @ Humphrey’s By the Bay in San Diego, CA (tickets)
    • Wed. JUNE 25 @ Town Hall in New York City (info | tickets
    • Fri. JULY 18 @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA (info | tickets)

    I hope you guys can attend some of these!