The holidays have crashed upon us. This is also a huge season for shows, concerts and events. People want to get out and do things. It is also the season of giving. Tickets make EXCELLENT gifts for any and all. For the week ending November 28, the top events were (in chronological order)*:
1. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Started in 1933, the show has become a New York Tradition with more than a million visitors a year. This annual musical holiday stage show features the women’s dance group the Rockettes and performs at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This year, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run until December 30th
2.) Wicked. The Tony Award winning show follows Elphaba(firstly explaining her green skin!) and her relationship with Glinda through school, shared loved interests and later on Elphaba’s public and political fall from grace all before Dorothy came to Oz. This is an exceptionally smart and well thought out musical and has broken box office records all over the country. The show is playing throughout the country.
3.) Kid Rock. Surprised? Don’t be. This actor/singer-songwriter and rapper from Detroit, Mi, has a large, exceptionally devoted following. His shows pack huge amphitheatres. His five Grammy nominations don’t hurt either.
4.) Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Who doesn’t love hard rock and classical music fused together? This is a very unique concert experience with massive light show, lasers, dozens of pyrotechnics, moving trusses, video screens, and other effects that are synchronized to the actual music. TSO also has multiple city tour stops throughout the country and runs through December 30th.
5.) Taylor Swift. Ms. Swift just announced her upcoming American leg of her Speak Now tour. She is hot, hot, hot right now and will pull huge crowds from multiple demographics. She has universal appeal.
6.) Big 12 Championship: Oklahoma Sooner. Playing on December 4th at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, this Championship game pits the Sooners against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Ticket prices for this are still somewhat reasonable, so loyal fans will be coming.
7.) Jersey Boys. This very fun musical follows the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as they journey from from the garage to incredible popularity. Fans will be treated to songs like “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh, What a Night”. The three main locations currently for Jersey Boys is Las Vegas at the Palazzo Theater, New York City at the Virgina/August – Wilson Theater and Philadelphia at the Forrest Theater.
8.) George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack. Three huge country stars on one stage. Kicking off on January 14th, 2011 in Austin, Texas travels primarily though the south and ending their run in April.
9.) Bon Jovi. So much fun. Whether you’re an old fan of them, or a more recent fan, there is something for everyone. They’re finishing up their Circle Tour and kicking off the North American leg of the tour in Feb 9th in University Park, PA and finishing up Vancouver at the end of March. People LOVE Bon Jovi. Do not overlook their love of him.
10. Usher . He recently released an extended play and deluxe edition of his album Raymond vs. Raymond which featured the hit song OMG, called Versus. Usher has many tour stops planned throughout December.
So there you have it! The most popular events of the last week. Best of luck to you.
* Top 10 List Courtesy of TicketNews.com