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Justin Bieber and Peter Gabriel Headline Ticket Sales This Weekend

Justin Bieber Believe Tour TicketsTicket industry experts are anticipating record ticket sales as several big acts will begin selling tickets this upcoming weekend.  Expected to dominate ticket sales this weekend is none other than pop sensation Justin Bieber.  As previously reported, the Biebs announced his 2012-2013 Believe Tour on the Ellen Degeneres show on May 23rd.  Presale tickets went on sale last weekend for his tour which will consist of 41 shows across the United States and Canada.  The tour will kickoff with a concert at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale Arizona on September 29th and will end with a show at the American Airlines Arean in Miami Florida on January 26th, 2013.  Tickets to his shows in Canada will go on sale to the public tomorrow June 1st with the remaining US tour dates going public on Saturday June 2nd.  We expect each of the 41 concert stops to sell out quickly.   This means that many fans who were unable to acquire tickets through Ticketmaster will be looking to the secondary ticket market to purchase tickets.  Indicative of this is the fact that Tickifieds.com already has over 186 ads for Justin Bieber including the highly coveted VIP Meet and Greet passes.

Also going on sale this weekend are tickets to the highly anticipated Peter Gabriel tour.  Mr. Gabriel’s Back To Front Tour will be limited to 13 cities and will begin with a show in Qubec at the Colisee Pepsi on September 16th and will conclude at the Santa Barbara Bowl on October 9th.

Other ticket sales expect to draw interest this weekend include the Carolina Panthers (2012/2013 Season), the Z107.9 Summer Jam, WWE (events in San Diego, Indianapolis, Dallas, and Pikeville), Monster Jam (Baltimore), and Real Madrid Vs. Celtic FC in Philadelphia.  On Monday tickets to Seattle Sounders Fc Vs. Chelsea also goes on sale.

Top Events Week 8, 2012

Welcome to your Top Events list for the week.  The list is a very strong mix of auto events and country music.  The Rodeo season is really heating up, and their coinciding concerts are usually very popular and reasonably priced.

1. Todd Rundgren 02/27/2012ork  City Winery, New York City, NY

The American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer, popular during the 70’s and 80’s, is hitting the road once again, much to many fans delight.  His best known songs include “Hello It’s Me” and “I saw the Light”.

2. Monster Jam 02/25/2012 Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX

Monster Jam truck race continues to be extremely popular on the list.  Perhaps Gravedigger will reign supreme once again.

3. Daytona 500 02/26/2012 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, FL

The legendary Daytona 500 takes place again this weekend on the Daytona International Speedway.  This restrictor plate race has the largest purse and is the first race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

4. Kelly Clarkson 02/21/2012 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL

The original American Idol winner is finally taking to the road to support her new album, Stronger, much to many fans delight.  Clarkson hasn’t toured in quite awhile.

5. Disney Live 02/25/2012 Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, VA

The kiddos love Disney.  They love ice shows.  Put them together and you have very popular event.

6. AMA Supercross 02/25/2012 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

Supercross continues to sell well and remain a hot ticket item.  Many great tickets are still available.

7. Dierks Bentley 02/25/2012 San Antonio Rodeo, San Antonio, TX

Mr. Bentley will perform at the San Antonio Rodeo.  The SAR got it’s start n 1950 as the largest livestock show and rodeo and takes place over 3 weeks in February.  SAR is one of the top five Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeos in the nation

8. Avalanche vs. Red Wings 02/25/2012 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI

Two hockey teams from chilly origins face off in an exciting match.

9. Cody Simpson 02/21/2012 The Norva, Norfolk, VA

Cody Simpson, an Australian pop singer,  is new to the scene.  His blond, wavy hair and adorable accent are surely a HUGE draw with the preteen crowd.   The next Justin Bieber perhaps?

10. George Strait 02/25/2012 Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Mr. Strait along  along with Martina McBride  appear again on the list with his 2012 tour.  Some great floor seats are still on sale for this show.

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 Events Week 7, 2012

Duke Basketball TicketsNow that the Superbowl is over (are you happy the Giants won??  Poor Tom Brady.  Thwarted by Eli Manning AGAIN) We’ve entered that time of year when there’s not really a ton going on in the world of sports.  Sure there’s basketball and hockey, but playoffs for the NBA and NHL are still months away and March Madness doesn’t start for another month.

Clearly the most exciting game on the horizon is the North Carolina vs. Duke basketball game, which always draws huge attention due to their fierce rivalry.

So, here’s your hodge podge top events for the upcoming week:

Top Events 2012 Week 7 (2/6/2012 to 2/13/2012)

1. North Carolina vs. Duke Basketball 2/08/2012 Chapel Hill, NC 

According to a 200 poll conducted by ESPN, this is considered to be the fiercest rivalry in all of sports.  That’s a pretty epic statement.  The intensity is mostly attributed to the two schools close proximity.    Once again the No.5 Duke and No.6 UNC are fighting for first place in the ACC.

2.) Rascal Flatts 2/11/2012 Verizon Arena, Little Rock, AR

This is their 2012 Winter Tour named “Thaw Out”.  This tour includes special guest Sara Evans and opener Hunter Hayes.  This summer Rascal Flatts will participates in the Summer American Band Tour with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge.

3.) Rascal Flatts 2/10/2012 BJCC Arena Birmingham, AL

Rascal Flatts is huge in the South.  Birmingham is always a top destination for country music.

4.) Monster Jam 2/11/2012 Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL

For those unfamiliar, The tour begins in the late winter each year and ends in March with the World finals in Las Vegas every year.  For the past two years, Grave Digger and Maximum Destruction have dominated the event.

5.) AMA Supercross 2/11/2012 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA

Tons of great seats are still available for the San Diego event.  A main difference between motocross and Supercross is that  supercross tracks are more technical, not as fast as motocross but have a much higher difficulty level, further adding to the injury risk factor and subsequent enthusiastic audience.
6.) Barry Manilow 2/11/2012 Radio City Music Hall New York City, NY

Mr. Manilow is taking to the road to promote his new album “Playlist: The Very Best of Barry Manilow”.  He is known for his lively and personal concert experience.

7.) George Strait, 2/10/2012 Gwinnett Center Duluth, GA

George is promoting his new album “Here for a Good Time.”   Really good tickets are still available for his Duluth show.

8.) Wilco 2/8/2012 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

The Chicago alt rock band while not popular in the mainstream sense, certainly has a huge cult following.  Their most recent album, “The Whole Love”, was released on September 27th, 2011.

9.) Monster Jam 2/12/2012 Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL

At Monster jam shows, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition – Racing and all the best of Freestyle.

10.) Sleeping Beauty 2/6/2012 McCallum Theatre Palm Desert, CA

The Moscow Festival Ballet’s rendition of the classic, Sleeping Beauty, is sure to be timeless and beautiful.

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 Events Week 3, 2012

miranda lambert concert ticketsIt’s Monday and that means it’s time to break down what is happening in the event ticket industry this week. Now that the College football season is over we are starting to see NBA, NHL, NFL, college basketball and even a few concerts sneak into the top 10 events this week (January 10th through January 16th, 2012).  We have quite a surprise this week as Miranda Lambert’s sold out concert in LaCrosse Wisconsin comes in at #1.  This is the country music vixen’s first appearance in our top 10 list.  However, country music events are no stranger to the list as Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Toby Keith are frequently listed.

Top Events 2012 Week 2 (1/10/2012 to 1/16/2012)

1. Miranda Lambert LaCrosse, WI 1/13/2012

Miranda Lambert’s 2012 “On Fire” tour is certainly, well…. on fire.  Country music is big in the northwoods of Wisconsin and Miranda Lambert is about as big as a country music star as there is today.

2. Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets 1/10/2012

The defending Stanley Cup champions are picking up where they left off last season.  Bostonians love their hockey so it’s no wonder this game comes in at #2.

3. Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls 1/13/2012

Two of the best teams in the NBA Eastern conference will meet Friday night.  After some incredible triple overtime playoff games in the past, these teams are known to get a little physical – remember Rajon Rondo’s hissy fits?

4.  New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos AFC Divisional Playoffs 1/14/2012

Tebow mania is in fully swing after the Broncos stunning victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.  This one has drama written all over it:  Tebow vs Brady (Round 2).

5.  Monster Jam Alamodome San Antonio, TX 1/15/2012

Who doesn’t love Monster Trucks?  Texans certainly do…

6. Rebelution Best Buy Theater in New York 1/13/2012

If you haven’t heard of Rebelution before your not alone.  However, this indie reggae band from Santa Monica is making waves with the college crowd and is certainly a band to watch in 2012.

7.  San Francisco 49ers vs New Orleans Saints NFC Divisional Playoffs 1/14/2012

The San Francisco 49ers had an impressive season and earn the #2 seed.  However, the New Orleans Saints are surging and are the odds-on favorite.  The 49ers haven’t been in the playoffs in a while so ticket demand is especially high.

8.  Celine Dion Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, NV 1/15/2012

This one continues to be a mystery to me…I have no idea who would pay that much money to hear Celine Dion squeal.

9.  Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans Charleston, WV 1/12/2012

The Rascal Flatts are teaming up with Sara Evans for a sold out show in Charleston West Virginia.  Should be an incredible show!

10.  Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Cavaliers Basketball Durham, NC 1/12/2012

The #8 ranked Duke Blue Devils have a big matchup against the #16 Virginia Cavaliers.  The Cavs are currently leading the ACC and Duke will need a big win.  Should be a rockin’ time at Cameron Indoor Stadium!

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 02/10 – 02/13

racingAnd your Wednesday Weekend Top Events post is back!  After the Blizzard of 2011 knocked out internet and being in New York for the Ticket Summit, we will continue with your regularly scheduled program!

This upcoming weekend features of a number of exciting events!  One of the more exciting events in the Daytona 500 happening at the Daytona Speedway in, can you guess, Daytona, Florida.  They Daytona 500 is one of four restrictor plate races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Jamie McMurray is the current defending champion of the race. The Daytona 500 is thought of as the most significant and important race on the NASCAR schedule, carrying the largest purse by a landslide.  Those in attendance are only superseded by those watching the races on TV. The temperatures in Daytona should be around the mid 60’s, a huge welcome for most of the people traveling to this event.

The Boston Celtics are sweeping up the ratings for this weekend as well while they host both the LA Lakers and Miami Heat, 2 teams that also definitely draw crowds.  The Heat obviously features the phenoms of Dwayne Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh.  James and Wade were selected to be starters for the Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game, becoming the second pair of teammates to be selected as All-Star starters in franchise history.  According to Forbes Magazine, the Lakers are the second most valuable NBA Franchise with an estimated value of $643 in 2011.  That’s not too shabby, eh?  The Celtics hold their own with their “Boston Three Party” of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce made famous by a series of strategic moves in 2007 by GM Danny Ainge.

Other events of note are County superstar, Brad Paisley, on his H2O Frozen Over Tour featuring Darius Rucker and Jerrod Niemann.  Nickelodeon’s pop princess, Miranda Cosgrove also displays her talents in New York City.  Sure to be included in her concert is her hit song “Dancing Crazy” which within three weeks of airplay, debuted at number 40 on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs.  Comedian Kevin Hart is also always another great event with his quirky and hilarious styling.  He’s done several stand-up tv specials for Comedy Central already.

Top events weekend of 02/10 – 2/13/2011

1.)    Daytona 500 Qualifying Event, Daytona International Speedway, FL 02/13/2010

2.)    Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts 02/10/2011

3.)    Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat  TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts 02/13/2011

4.)    Monster Jam – Sprint Center Kansas City, MO 02/11/2011

5.)    Monster Jam - Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL  02/13/2011

6.)    New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks 02/12/2011

7.)    NASCAR Budweiser Shootout Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL 02/12/2011

8.)    Kevin Hart –  War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, NC 02/11/2011

9.)    Brad Paisley – Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia 02/10/2011

10.)  Miranda Cosgrove – NYCB Theater, New York City, NY– 02/13/2011

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