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Top Weekend Events Septemeber 23 – 25

Hooray Wednesday!

I’m going to go ahead and call it that the summer concert season is officially dead.  In its place, officially, is College Football!

There are certainly some exciting games this weekend!  The top game everyone seems to want to attend is the West Virginia vs. Louisiana State game.  These two teams are competitively matched.  LSU has an absolute top notch defense, but the Mountaineer’s quarterback, Geno Smith, is a formidable opponent.

The Fight Irish vs. Panthers game is surely another tough call on who would win.  Pitt’s offense and defense have a good balance, but is it enough to show up Notre Dame?

Colorado is expected to sweep Ohio State, particularly with their star QB, Tyler Hansen, and RB Rodney Stewart.

Boise State is certainly another team to keep a keen eye on.  Since the Broncos near slaughter of the Georgia Bulldogs at the start of the season, they’re on a fast track in the national title race.   QB, Kellen Moore, is one of the best and most effectual quarterbacks currently playing in the NCAA and is expected to shatter multiple records, including most touchdowns and most wins.

For your non-football related activities this week, the hot one is definitely the 3-day i Heart Radio Festival in Las Vegas.  The festival will feature top acts like LADY GAGA ,  JAY-Z , COLDPLAY , STEVEN TYLER, THE BLACK EYED PEAS,  KENNY CHESNEY, ALICIA KEY,  JENNIFER LOPEZ, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, JANE’S ADDICTION, NICKI MINAJ , DAVID GUETTA, RASCAL FLATTS, BRUNO MARS, KELLY CLARKSON, SUBLIME WITH ROME With special guest performances by USHER, STING and JEFF BECK.  It is one FULL line-up!!

Jeff Dunham is in the same field as Terry Fator.  They are both master ventriloquistsTime Magazine wrote about his puppet characters, “All of them are politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered.” 

 Top Weekend Events 09/23/2011 – 09/25/2011

1.)    WVU vs. LSU, Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV – Saturday, September 24

2.)    Tulsa vs. Boise State, Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID – Saturday, September 24th

3.)    I Heart Radio Music Festival, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV – Friday, September 23rd

4.)    MSU vs. CMU, Spartan Stadium, Lansing, MI – Saturday, September 24th

5.)    South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt, William-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC – Saturday, September 24th

6.)    Auburn vs. Florida Atlantic, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL – Saturday, September 24th

7.)    Michigan vs. San Diego State, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI – Saturday, September 24th

8.)    OSU vs. Colorado, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH – Saturday, September 24th

9.)    Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame, Heinz Field,  Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, September 24th

10.) Jeff Dunham, Horseshoe Casino – The Venue, Hammond, IN – Saturday, September 24th

Top Weekend Events August 26 – 28

Happy Hump Day to you!

The trend for this weekend is Country Music!!  In particular interest are the Jason Aldean shows.  I can’t begin to say how many queries I’ve fielded about these two particular shows specifically.  This man’s shows are hot!  Fans are anxious to get their hands on tickets, ideally, lawn seats.

The American Idol shows also have a heavy fan following.  Past season’s winner country music singer, Scotty McCreary, headlines the show. His other top ten performers; Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia.

You should be used to seeing Kenny Chesney, ZBB and Keith Urban on the list by now.  American fans want to soak up the last bits of summer while they are able.  Country music should continue to be popular into early fall.

The Licking River Festival is a weekend of Americana/roots music,  food and drinks out in Kentucky which is big with the camping crowd.  The Festival will feature Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and 20 other performers.

Two MLS soccer games made the list this weekend.  The Colorado Rapids at the Chicago Fire’s home turf and the Sounders against the Crew.  Interesting point of interest; the Sounder’s majority owner is Hollywood producer Joe Roth, and its minority owners are Adrian Hanauer, Paul Allen and Drew Carey. Keep your eye on other MLS soccer games.  The MLS season goes through October and the games are usually well priced!

 

Top Weekend Events August 26 – 28th

1.)    Jason Aldean, First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA – Friday, August 26th

2.)    American Idols Live, Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI – Saturday, August 27th

3.)   Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA – Saturday, August 27th

4.)    Huey Lewis & the News, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA – Friday, August 26th

5.)    Chicago Fire vs. Colorado Rapids, Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL – Saturday, August 27th

6.)    Licking River Music Festival, Thorn Hill Farm, Morning View, KY – Friday, August 26th

7.)    Seattle Sounders vs. Cincinnati Crew, Qwest Field, Seattle, WA – Saturday, August 27th

8.)    Jason Aldean, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre,  Tinley Park, IL – Saturday, August 27th

9.)    Keith Urban, Bancorp South Center, Tupelo, MS – Friday, August 26th

10.) Alison Krauss, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN – Saturday, August 27th

Top Weekend Events August 19-21

Hello Wednesday!

First and foremost, I’d like to extend my condolences to the families affected by the collapsed stage at the Sugarland show at the Indiana State Fair.  You’re in our thoughts!

Not to be totally glossed over, but there do seem to be a few other state fair concerts on the list for this week.  While last week’s concert was surely a tragedy, it was a sad, but extremely rare occurrence.  Train and Lady Antebellum will both be performing at the Iowa and Indiana State Fairs respectively.

Other county music stars will be hitting the stage this weekend with huge fan interest.  Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band are high again on the list with their summery sound.  Ms. Taylor Swift is once again on the list as well with her Speak Now tour which continues and will continue to draw a lot of interest.  Rascal Flatts, while always popular, seems to be getting even more popular these days.

Justin Beiber’s better half, Selena Gomez, takes the top spot for the weekend.   Selena Gomez and The Scene (the rest of her band) recently took home accolades from the RIAA for their song “Who Says” which went platinum.  The girl can sing!  Her days on Disney’s the Wizards of Wavery Place, dating the Bieb as well as her throngs of pre-tween fans can’t hurt either.

Old rivals the Chicago Cubs vs. the St. Louis Cardinals face off again this weekend.  Both teams have die-hard loyal fans, but sadly, the Cardinals have more World Series wins over the Cubbies.

And finally, once again the MLS has made another appearance on the top weekend events list.  The Houston Dynamo Soccer team will take on the Real Salt Lake.  Keep your eye out for MLS games!

Top Weekend Events August 19th – 21st

1.)    Selena Gomez, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, August 20th

2.)    St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 19th

3.)    Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Ford Field, Detroit, MI – Saturday, August 20th

4.)    Train, Iowa State Fair Grandstand, Des Moines, IA – Friday, August 19th

5.)    Houston Dynamo, Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX – Saturday, August 20th

6.)    Lady Antebellum, Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, IN – Friday, August 19th

7.)    St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, August 21st

8.)    Sade, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, August 19th

9.)    Taylor Swift, Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB – Friday, August 19th

10.) Rascal Flatts, 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL – Friday, August 19th

Top Weekend Events 8/12-14

The weekend is almost here, hooray!  It’s felt like a long week already.

The top half of the list is comprised of nationally recognized top acts.  Kid Rock has been absent from the top weekend event list for a while, but he’s finally making a comeback with a hometown concert.  Katy Perry holds the second spot on the list with her Teenage Dream tour.  Her most recent hit songs “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” are still blazing on the airways and every talent show that’s on TV right now.  Seriously, her songs have been featured on America’s Got Talent, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and others all within the past few weeks.  Her song popularity rivals Lady Gaga.

Britney Spears’ Toronto show was pinged a number of times in this top weekend list.  This is a HOT concert.  Her Femme Fatale show is continuing to draw huge crowds.

Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band (ZBB) seem like they’re the official voices of summer with their great summer songs like “Knee Deep” and “Flip Flop Summer”.  They pretty much scream hanging out around a campfire, drinking beer and hanging out with your friends.

Some of the lesser known names to hit the list include country music artist Jamey Johnson.  He is also the supporting act for Kid Rock’s 2011 Born Free tour and accompanying Rock on a duet or more most of the time.  His most popular song “In Color” peaked at #9 on the Country Music Charts in 2009.   Alison Krauss is a blue-grass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. She’s currently working on an album with Robert Plant.  She’s been in the music business a long time and has been collecting accolades ever since.

As proof of the increasing popularity of Major League Soccer in the United States, The Columbus Crew makes their first appearance on the list.  The Crew is one of ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception in 1994.  They have won five major trophies; MLS Cup 2008, the 2004, 2008 and 2009 Supporters’ Shields, and the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Overall, this should be a very interesting weekend.  Enjoy!

Top Weekend Events 08/12 – 14th

1.)   Kid Rock, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI – Friday, August 12th

2.)    Katy Perry, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA – Sunday, August 14th

3.)    Britney Spears, Air Canada Center, Toronto, OT – Saturday, August 13th

4.)    Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Meadowlands Stadium,  East Rutherford, NJ – Saturday, August 13th

5.)    Peter Frampton, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA – Friday, August 12th

6.)    Jamey Johnson, West Virginia Fairgrounds, Lewisburg, WV – Friday, August 12th

7.)    Alison Krauss, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, Charleston, SC – Sunday, August 14th

8.)   Kesha, Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, OT – Sunday, August 14th

9.)    Columbus Crew , Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH – Saturday, August 13th

10.) Stevie Nicks, Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX – Friday, August 12th

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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