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Hot Holiday Tickets and Events

Happy Cyber Monday!

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

Alternative Music Headlines Holiday Rock Shows

There’s something about the holiday season and big rock shows.  Numerous big radio stations throughout the country are pumping their massive line-ups.  Some line-ups are down right impressive.  Such is the case with line-up from KROQ based out of Los Angeles.

The 21st Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmasshow at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA has two nights of bands that practically make me weak in the knees.  It’s like an alt-rock lovers dream-come-true.

The line-up for the first night on Sunday, December 12th includes:

The Smashing Pumpkins
Social Distortion
My Chemical Romance
Bad Religion
Jimmy Eat World
Cake
A Day to Remember
The Dirty Heads
Anberlin
Switchfoot

The second night on December 13th is no less impressive with:

Phoenix
Vampire Weekend
Brandon Flowers
The Black Keys
The Temper Trap
Neon Trees
Florence & the Machine
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Broken Bells
Another exciting Radio Station hosted show line-up is from Chicago.  Q101 hosts its 15th annual Twisted Christmas shows at the House of Blues.  It’s 5 nights of 5 different bands starting on Saturday, December 11th,  featuring Alterbridge, Sick Puppies, Five Finger Death Punch, HellYeah, Chevelle, Cake and My Chemical Romance.
102.1 The Edge in Dallas, Texas is hosting How the Edge Stole Christmas on December 29th at the Verizon Theatre featuring the Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Eat World, Cage the Elephant and Civil Twilight. Swoon.
If you’re looking for something out on the East coast, 101.9 RXP is hosting Yule Rock at the Roseland Ballroom on many nights in December, featuring Broken Bells, My Chemical Romance, Cake, Florence and the Machine and Weezer.
So, North, South, East or West, there are HUGE Holiday rock shows going on that are garnering huge attention and even huger line-ups.  These are big name bands, or Huge name bands, rather.  I know I’m excited about them, and that can only mean that many, many others are as well.

Top Holiday Tickets

It’s “Black Friday” and if your not rushing out to the stores and fighting the crowds to find that perfect Christmas present, your probably contemplating what to get that special someone.  Top on many holiday wish lists are some of the hot sports and concert events that will be taking place in 2010.  Base on searches and views, here are some the hottest tickets this holiday season…..

  1. Taylor Swift Tickets
  2. Rose Bowl Tickets
  3. Lady Gaga Tickets
  4. BCS National Championship Tickets
  5. Bruins vs. Flyers Winter Classic Tickets
  6. Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  7. Orange Bowl Tickets
  8. Miley Cyrus Tickets
  9. Fiesta Bowl Tickets
  10. Sugar Bowl Tickets

Some events that just missed the list include John Mayer, the 2010 Masters, and the 2010 Winter Games tickets.  While many of these tickets are not cheap, Free Ticket Classifieds is featuring some great deals on these tickets- especially for the upcoming bowl season.  So if you are still looking for Christmas gifts feel free to browse the largest selection ticket classified ads on the web at Free Ticket Classifieds!