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Ticket OnSales 12/2/2013 to 12/9/2013

onedirectionThe week of December 2nd 2013 is pretty big week on the concert ticket on sale  front.  Some of the expected hot events include Brad Paisley, Bryan Adams, Casting Crowns, Darius Rucker, Demi Lovato, Elton John, Florida Georgia Line, Gavin Degraw, George Stait, Jason Aldean, Journey with Steve Miller Band,  Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan, Michael Buble, tobyMac and the biggest of them all ONE DIRECTION. There are also a few sporting events releasing tickets to the public this week.  These include the 2014 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix, 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament, 2014 MVC basketball tournament, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals spring training, Davis Cup Tennis, and the WAC Basketball Championships.

  • 2014 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas (Austin TX)
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament (St. Louis MO, Orlando FL, Milwaukee WI, Dayton OH)
  • 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament (St. Louis MO)
  • 3 Doors Down (Detroit MI, Niagara Falls NY)
  • Atlanta Braves (2014 Spring Training)
  • Barenaked Ladies (Revo NV)
  • Bill Cosby (Oakland CA)
  • Bill Engvall (Baton Rouge LA)
  • Bill Maher (Cupertino CA)
  • Brad Paisley (Greenville SC, Uniondale NY, Nashville TN, Fort Wayne IN)
  • Bryan Adams (Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Vernon BC, Regina SK, Medicine Hat AB, Prince Albert SK)
  • Canadian Country Music Association Awards (Edmonton AB)
  • Casting Crowns (Tampa FL, Lexington KY, Amherst MA, Hoffman Estates IL, Gainesville FL, Portland ME, Newark NJ, Baltimore MD)
  • Darius Rucker (Columbia SC)
  • Davis Cup Tennis (San Diego CA)
  • Demi Lovato (Indianapolis IN)
  • Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure (Coral Gables FL)
  • Disney On Ice : 100 Years of Magic (Johnstown PA)
  • Disney On Ice : Passport To Adventure (Toledo OH)
  • Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes (Columbus GA)
  • Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After (Fresno CA)
  • Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After (Stockton CA)
  • Dixie National Rodeo (Jaskson MS)
  • Dru Hill (Washington DC)
  • Elton John (Kanata ON)
  • Florida Georgia Line (Evansville IN, Tupelo MS)
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Cincinnati OH)
  • Gavin Degraw (Robinsonville MS, San Antonio TX)
  • George Strait (Arlington TX)
  • Il Divo (St. Louis MO)
  • Infected Mushroom (Wallingford CT, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Boston MA, Indianapolis IN)
  • Janeane Garofalo & Greg Behrendt (San Francisco CA)
  • Jason Aldean (University Park PA, Hamilton ON)
  • Jay Leno (Detroit MI)
  • Joel Osteen (Tallahassee FL)
  • Journey and Steve Miller Band (Scranton PA, Noblesville IN, Mansfield MA, Atlanta GA, Hollywood CA, Denver CO, Kansas City MO, Bristow VA, Saratoga Springs NY, Camden NJ, Chula Vista CA, Albuquerque NM, Wheatland CA, Tinley Park IL)
  • Kansas City Royals (2014 Spring Training)
  • Kid Rock (Thackerville OK)
  • Lady Antebellum (Columbus OH, Fresno CA)
  • Lady Gaga (New York NY)
  • Luke Bryan (Mismarck ND, Omaha NE, Fargo ND)
  • Michael Buble (New York NY)
  • MLS Cup Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake (Kansas City KS)
  • moe. (Cleveland OH, Pittsburgh PA)
  • Monster Jam (Albuquerque NM, Memphis TN, Bismarck ND, Florence SC)
  • NFL Pro Bowl (Honolulu HI)
  • One Direction (Houston TX, El Paso TX, Arlington TX, Miami FL, Glendale AZ, Nashville TN, Pasadena CA, East Rutherford NJ, Tampa FL, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Toronto ON, New Orleans LA, Foxborough MA, Philadelphia PA, Chicago IL, St Louis MO, San Antonio TX, Washington DC)
  • Prince (Uncasville CT)
  • Sesame Street Live : Elmo Makes Music (Boston MA, Bethlehem PA, University Park PA)
  • Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing (Cedar Rapids IA, Rochester NY)
  • Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend (Laredo TX, Oklahoma City OK)
  • Texas Rangers (2014 Spring Training)
  • The Band Perry (Bangor ME)
  • The Chieftans (New York NY)
  • Datsik (Wallingford CT, Norfolk VA, Richmond VA)
  • The Fresh Beat Band (San Jose CA)
  • tobyMac (Kennewick WA, Seattle WA)
  • UFC on Fox (Chicago IL)
  • WAC Basketball Championships (Las Vegas NV)
  • Willie Nelson (Macon GA)
  • Wiz Khalifa (Anchorage AK)
  • WWE Live Oakland CA, University Park PA, Providence RI, Omaha NE, San Jose CA)

Top Weekend Events 10/21 – 10/23

We’ve made it. We’re more than halfway through the week.  Yahoo!

This weekend’s top events list is, um…odd.  What an odd grouping of events.  Sure there’s still plenty of college football on the list, but some of the games are not expected to show up on the list.  For instance, what’s up with the New Mexico vs. Hawaii game?  I have to imagine it’s kind of a limited audience that would attend this game, no?  Perhaps fans are just eagerly waiting to see if their place-kick block issues will be resolved?

For your obvious games to make the list, clearly the Notre Dame vs. USC game will have a big draw.  Both teams recently had blowout wins (Notre Dame over Air Force and USC over Cal) and are looking to dominate each other. 

And, have you realized the Texas A&M has shown up on the top weekend events list for the past 3 weeks?  Those Texans love their football.  As do the Okies.

For your non-football events, this weekend, the Talladega Speedway will be busy with the Sprint Cup Series.  The AMP Energy 500 (aka Good Sam Club 500) is one of four races that are currently run with restrictor plates. And the Coca-Cola 250 has been an exciting event held since 2006.  It was first held as the John Deere 250.

Sir Elton John leads the top weekend events list with his Vegas show.   John began his new show “The Million Dollar Piano” in Las Vegas in September at Caesars Palace, where he will perform at for the next 3 years.    Just recently, he performed his 3000th concert.  Wow! In his four-decade long career, he has sold more than 250 million records, earning him the honor of being one of the most successful artists of all time.

And, if you weren’t aware, Yo Gabba Gabba! is a kids show currently on Nick Jr.  Interesting point, Yo Gabba Gabba! was not invented by studio execs, but by two SoCal dads with no TV experience.   It is now a HUGE deal with the 2-4 year old sect.

Top Weekend Events 10/21/2011 – 10/23/2011

1.)    Elton John, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV – Friday, October 21st

2.)    Oklahoma vs. Virginia Tech, OU Memorial Stadium,  Norman, OK – Saturday, October 22nd

3.)    Notre Dame vs. USC, Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN – Saturday, October 22nd

4.)    Joaquin Sabina, American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL – Sunday, October 23rd

5.)    Yo Gabba Gabba, Charleston Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, WV – Friday, October 21st

6.)    AMP Energy 500, Talladega Super Speedway, Talladega, AL – Sunday, October 23rd

7.)    New Mexico State vs. Hawaii, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI – Saturday, October 22nd

8.)    Andrew Bird, Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE – Saturday, October 22nd

9.)    Talladega 250, Talladega Super Speedway, Talladega, AL – Saturday, October 22nd

10.) Texas A&M vs. Iowa State, Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA – Saturday, October 22nd

2011 Concert Tickets Sales Rebound

U2 still the top concert in town!

U2 is still the king as they top the list of 2011 Concerts with $85.8 million in gross revenue.

According to the Pollstar Mid Year Business Analysis, 2011 concert ticket sales are well ahead of the 2010 pace.  The top 100 North American tours have grossed 1.2 billion dollars thus far-  a 157 million more than the previous year (16.2%).  The jump in revenue can be largely attributed to a substantial increase in average ticket price.  In the first half of 2011, the average ticket price increased by $6.25 (or 10.2%).  Although the increasing price of tickets certainly influenced the bottom-line, more tickets were also sold in 2011.  This year 16.7 million tickets have been sold in comparison to the 15.9 million in 2010- an increase of 5.3%. All in all, this data suggests that the demand for concert tickets has rebounded from a very sluggish 2010.

Not surprising, U2 was the highest grossing North American tour in the first half of 2011.  Through 6/30/2011, U2 has sold nearly 1 million tickets with an average price of almost $88 each.  Their 11 city /14 show tour has netted  $85.8 million or an average of $7.8 million per show.

Coming in a distant #2 is Lady Gaga whose 38 city / 40 show tour sold 674,795 tickets with an average ticket price of a whopping $96.77 (gross $65.3 Mil).  Rounding out the top 5 are Bon Jovi ($57.4 mil), Kenny Chesney ($46.7 mil), and Luis Miguel ($33.9 mil).  Young country music star Taylor Swift came in at #6 with a gross of $29.5 million just ahead of Elton John ($28.0 mil), Lil Wayne ($26.3 mil), Celine Dion (23.9 mil), and Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks ($22.2 mil).

Many other acts did not make the top 10 in total gross revenue but had extremely high average grosses.  These acts will likely produce solid numbers in the second half of 2011.  These performers include:  Marco Antonio Solis ($1.1 mil per show), Mana ($2.5 mil per show), Shakira ($1.4 mil per show), Eric Clapton ($1.1 mil per show), Chayenne ($1.2 mil per show), Phish ($1.0 mil per show), George Strait with Reba & Lee Ann Womack ($1.0 mil per show), and Price ($1.1 mil per show).

Other high grossing performer include:  Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Rush, Iron Maiden, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Rammstein, Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, Jimmy Buffet, Janet Jackson, and New Kids on the Block / Backstreet Boys.  Look for these acts to be some of the most popular events this summer and fall.

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