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Top Events Week 6, 2012

With Super Bowl XLVI taking place this weekend it is no wonder that the top 3 events this week are all Super Bowl related.  The Super Bowl is always a hot ticket but this year is especially big due to the teams involved:  the New York Giants and New England Patriots.  Not only do you have two of the largest sports markets in the country involved but you also have the two that hate each other the most.  Most people think of the Boston-New York rivalry as between Red Sox and Yankees fans.  However, the hatred spills over to all sports (Celtics vs Knicks, Patriots vs Jets/Giants, Bruins vs Rangers, etc.).  The NFL took a lot of heat for hosting the Super Bowl in a cold weather city (Indianapolis) but it doesn’t look like they are going to have any trouble attracting fans to all the festivities.Super Bowl XLVI

Although Super Bowl event dominated this weeks events, there are also plenty of other events worth mentioning.  Some old favorites and some new.  So without further delay, here are your top 10 events this week…

Top Events 2012 Week 2 (1/30/2012 to 2/5/2012)

1.  Super Bowl XLVI 2/5/2012 Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Tom Brady vs Eli Manning (Round 2).  Two big cities and a heated rivalry equals high ticket prices and big TV ratings!

2.  HDNet-DirectTV Super Bowl Party 2/4/2012 Victory Field, Indianapolis, IN 

Sometimes going to the many Super Bowl parties is better than actually going to the game. This one is one of the best being hosted by Peyton Manning and Mark Cuban.  The party includes a full open bar, plenty of food, and live entertainment including KATY PERRY!

3.  Maxim Super Bowl Tailgate Party 2/5/2012 Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

This is looking to be the king of all tailgate parties.  The Maxim event will be hosted by Guy Fieri, Tony Siragusa, Dakota Meyer, and April Rose and will include premium food and beverages, Maxim celebrities, Maxim girls, and plenty of other VIP’s.

4.  Jason Aldean 2/2/2012 Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

The Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party tour is still kicking strong.

5.  Jason Aldean 2/4/2012 Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL

Jason Aldean isn’t just big in the South…he is extremely popular with the college crowd as indicated by the popularity of his University of Illinois show.

6.  Disney On Ice: Mickey & Minnies Magical Journey at Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH

Disney On Ice shows are always popular this time of year as families are looking for things to do inside.

7.  The Book of Mormon 2/5/2012 Eugene ONeil Theatre New York, NY

Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s hit musical is still the toughest ticket in New York.  It’s surprising this isn’t on the list on a more consistent basis and people are constantly searching for tickets to this sold out show.

8. Jim Gaffigan 2/3/2012 Horseshoe Southern Indiana Elizabeth, IN

Northwest Indiana native Jim Gaffigan makes the list for his show in his home state of Indiana.   If you haven’t heard some of Jim Gaffigan’s stand-up comedy you really need to check him out of YouTube – “Hot Pockets“.

9.  Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Pengiuns 2/4/2012 TD Garden Boston, MA

Not much better matchup in hockey than a good old Bruins – Penguins game.  The TD Garden will be rocking on Saturday night!

10  AMA Supercross 2/4/2012 Angel Stadium Anaheim, CA

The AMA Supercross events continue to be big as they are tour largest baseball and football stadiums.  This weekends’ event at Angels Stadium is sold out yet many fans are still looking for tickets- especially in the lower levels.

This top 10 list is compiled from data from our partner website Tickifieds.  Events are ranked by using a combination of page views, search queries, and unique visitors.

 

Top Weekend Events 11/18-11/20/2011

Well it’s Wednesday and that means it is time to breakdown the hottest events happening this weekend. We all know it it is a rather dismal weekend for college football but that still didn’t stop several games from appearing on the list. What was a bit surprising were the other events on the list. One of the events surging this weekend is the MLS Championship Cup between the Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy. Perhaps soccer is starting to catch on in the states. Other hot events include the Zac Brown Band, comedian Jim Gaffigan, and a lone NFL game- the Chicago Bears vs San Diego Charters.
 

1. Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Football Tickets 11/19/2011

2. Zac Brown Band Concert Tickets in Des Moines, Iowa 11/19/2011

3. MLS Championship Cup:  Houston Dynamo vs LA Galaxy 11/20/2011

4.  Chicago Bears vs San Diego Chargers Tickets 11/20/2011

5.  Stanford Cardinal vs Cal Football Tickets 11/19/2011

6.  Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Southern Football Tickets 11/19/2011

7.  Georgia Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats Football Tickets 11/19/2011

8.  Ole Miss vs LSU Football Tickets 11/19/2011

9.  Jim Gaffigan Tickets St. Louis, Missouri 11/19/2011

 

Comic Spotlight: Jim “Hot Pockets” Gaffigan

As a big fan of standup comedy, comedian Jim Gaffigan holds a bacon grease laden place in my cholesterol clogged heart.  I may be a bit biased as Mr. Gaffigan was born in raised in Chesterton, Indiana (a place where I lived for a few years post college) but he is one of the funniest and unique comedians around today.   While the name Jim Gaffigan might not sound all that familiar I am sure you have seen some of his work.

Jim Gaffigan is probably most famous for his bit poking fun of the microwave delicacy known as “Hot Pockets” – see video clip above.  Jim has also appeared several times on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Dr. Katz, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, That ’70s Show, Flight of the Conchords, Law and Order, and the TBS series My BoysMy Boys in my opinion is one of the most underrated sitcoms out there.  What makes it especially enjoyable is the fact that the comedy takes place in Chicago and is centered on a beat reporter for the Chicago Cubs.  Jim Gaffigan’s character Andy resides in Hoffman Estates and they constantly poke fun at the Chicagoland suburbs.  It’s too bad Jim Gaffigan is no longer a part of the show.  Jim has also appeared in several commercials for Sierra Mist with Micahel Ian Black- my favorite being the infamous “Holiday Hawk” (see below video).

Aside from Jim TV and movie career, he has released 7 standup comedy albums including:  Luigi’s Doghouse (2001), Economics II (2001), More Moo Moos (2003), The Last Supper (2004), Doing My Time (2004), Beyond the Pale (2006), and King Baby (2009).  Jim is currently on tour promoting his latest release King Baby.  Remain tour dates are listed below.

2010 Jim Gaffigan Tour Schedule

Jul 30, 2010 Borgata Casino Atlantic City
Jul 31, 2010 Alabama Theatre Myrtle Beach, SC
Aug 20, 2010 Meadowbrook Music Festival Rochester Hills, MI
Aug 26, 2010 South Shore Music Circus Cohasset, MA
Aug 27, 2010

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Hyannis, MA
Aug 28, 2010 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
Sep 16, 2010 Corporate Event Milwaukee, WI
Sep 24, 2010 Mirage Hotel Las Vegas, NV
Sep 25, 2010 Mirage Hotel Las Vegas, NV
Oct 08, 2010 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Oct 09, 2010 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Oct 09, 2010 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Oct 23, 2010 Eisenhower Hall Theatre West Point, NY
Nov 13, 2010 Wang Theatre Boston, MA
Nov 27, 2010 Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Dec 03, 2010 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
Dec 03, 2010 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
Dec 04, 2010 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
Dec 04, 2010 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
Dec 30, 2010 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Dec 31, 2010 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI

Tickets to many of these shows are sold out but you can find many of these tickets listed for sale in our Concert and Event Ticket Classifieds section.  If you still can’t find the tickets you are looking for check out TicketLodge.com’s selection of affordable Jim Gaffigan tickets.