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Top Weekend Events July 15 – 17

Yay Wednesday!

Well, the top thing that stood out to me for this weekend is that those Ontario-ans certainly want to get out of the house this weekend.  Three Ontario events made the top events for this weekend, including the Jimmy Buffett show, Vans Warped Tour and the Taylor Swift show.  The Vans Warped Tour in Mississauga has an impressive lineup including 3oh!3, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Devil Wears Prada, Flogging Molly, Less Than Jake, Madina Lake, NOFX, A Day to Remember and MANY others.  This is sure to be a really fun concert experience.   Taylor Swift has recovered from her bronchitis last and resumes her Speak Now tour.  Taylor will be playing in Ontario on both Friday and Saturday.  Jimmy Buffett shows up again on this list, unsurprisingly.  His current song with the Zac Brown Band, Knee Deep, is a huge hit on the country music stations at the moment.

Sir Paul McCartney kicks off his five city tour this weekend in the Big Apple.  He plays both Friday and Saturday at Yankee Stadium then moves on to Detroit (Sunday, July 24), Montreal (Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday July 27), Chicago (Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1) then concludes in Cincinnati on Thursday, August 4th.   The former Beatles band mate will be playing all his shows in ballparks.  Should be a great time!

Eddie Vedder returns to his roots and the home of grunge music this weekend for a Seattle show.  The lead singer of Pearl Jam has taken his solo tour on the road and is exceptionally popular.

Brad Paisley, NKOTB and O.A.R. come up again on the top weekend list as they are perpetually popular for summertime concerts.

For your sporting news, the LA Galaxy soccer team will host the Spanish soccer superstars the Real Madrid this weekend.  This is the first time since 2007 that the Galaxy will play at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as part of the 2011 World Football Challenge.  Of note, Mr. Posh and all around hunk, David Beckham has played for both teams.  This is a rematch of last year’s very exciting match played at the Rose Bowl.

Top Weekend Events 7/15 – 17th

1.)    Paul McCartney, Yankee Stadium, New York , NY – Saturday, July 16th

2.)    Jimmy Buffett, Toronto Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, OT – Saturday, July 16th

3.)    Vans Warped Tour, Arrow Hall, Mississauga, OT – Friday, July 15th

4.)    Brad Paisley, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NY – Friday, July 15th

5.)    Eddie Vedder, Bearoya Hall, Seattle, WA – Friday, July 15th

6.)    Taylor Swift, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, OT – Saturday, July 16th

7.)    Owl City, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR – Sunday, July 17th

8.)    LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid, L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles – Saturday, July 16th

9.)    New Kids on the Block, Spring Center, Kansas City, MO – Saturday, July 16th

10.) O.A.R., Family Circle Magazine Stadium,  Charleston, SC – Saturday, July 16th

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.

To find great deals or sell tickets to see these great performers, be sure to check out Tickifieds!

 

 

 

 

Top Weekend Events June 17th – 19th

NKOTBHappy Wednesday!
It is Father’s Day weekend, and it seems like Saturday night is a hot night for tickets. There’s some new stuff on the list, there’s some stuff we’ve seen before::cough cough Phish::, and just some summer time expectations.
The New Kids on the Block Chicago show holds the top position for the week. The 80’s boy band is still performing with all all original band members; Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. The band has sold 80 million records worldwide. The NKOTB teamed up with 90’s boy band, the Backstreet Boys. The BSB’s also have all original band members; A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, and Kevin Richardson. The BSB’s are the best-selling boy band of all time, having sold over 130 million records worldwide. Their first seven albums reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 list.
We all know by now, hopefully by reading the Wednesday blog posts, that Phish tickets are HOT this summer. Well, Phish shows up again twice on this list. First they show up in the list for their show in Virginia, then for the show in North Carolina. Fans are really interested in their tickets.
For your sporting events, the Cubs vs. Yankees series have a lot of folk’s attention. The Cubbies have been on a winning streak of late and hopefully they can win big in their hometown against one of the perpetually good teams. This is also an excellent event to take your Dad to for Father’s day! The CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Quarterfinals are also going on this weekend in D.C. The event will showcase Jamaica vs. United States and Panama vs. El Salvador. The day previous, on the 18th in East Rutherford, NJ, the matchups include Costa Rica vs. Honduras and Mexico vs. Guatemala.
As for other good summer concert events, people are interested in the original Parrot Head, Jimmy Buffett, Country crooner Keith Urban and bubblegum pop princess, Katy Perry.
This is a great weekend for a wide variety of events.

Top Weekend Events – June 17th -19th

1.) New Kids on the Block with Backstreet Boys, United Center, Chicago, IL – Saturday, June 18th
2.) Phish, Ntelos Pavilion Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA – Sunday, June 19th
3.) CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. – Sunday, June 19th
4.) Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Saturday, June 18th
5.) Motley Crue, Usana Amphitheatre, West Valley City, UT – Saturday, June 18th
6.) Jimmy Buffett, Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA- Saturday, June 18th
7.) Phish, Time Warner, Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC – Saturday, June 18th
8.) Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, June 19th
9.) Katy Perry, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ – Sunday, June 19th
10.) Keith Urban, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL- Friday, June 17th

Summer Concert Season!

It’s summer, and that can only mean one thing, it’s concert season!  People are clamoring for great music once again. 

Some of the big shows have already shown up in the weekend top 10 lists like Phish, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney.  As always, any kind of outdoor festival like the Vans Warped Tour and Bamboozle has strong appeal.

Other hot tours include the American Idols Live!, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift.

The American Idols Live! Tour features current winner Scotty McCreery and his country music counterpart and 1st runner up, Lauren Alaina.  This show will showcase the top 11 contestants of the 10th season, also including Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, Paul Mcdonald, Pia Toscano, Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia.  This is a 47 date tour and will start in Utah on July 6th and end in New York on September 10th.

Britney Spears and her Femme Fatale tour have hit the pavement strong.  Her fan base is exceptionally loyal and is coming in droves to see her.  Her latest album debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Charts, making her the first and only female artist to ever have six number one debut albums.  Nicki Minaj is Britney’s current opening act, after there was a last minute drop out of Latin hunk, Enrique Iglesias.  Her shows are always a spectacle.

The newly minted Mrs. Russell Brand is another pop concert that is sure to not disappoint.  Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream tour is fun and poppy and always catchy.  She is sure to sing her chart topping songs like “Teenage Dream”, “California Gurls” and her recent hit “Firework.”  Her tour runs from June 7th in Atlanta, GA until August 14th in Santa Barbara, CA.

Mumford & Sons is another show that people are exceptionally anxious to get their hands on.  Tickets are usually hard to come because they typically only ever play small, intimate venues.  As of March 2011, their current album, Sigh No More, has sold over 1, 00,000 copies in the both the United States and the United Kingdom.  This is a band to keep your eye on.

Taylor Swift announced her current tour, Speak Now, back in December 2010.  Regardless, this concert is still very much a hot topic.    Ms. Swift has a very strong and broad fan base.  Her music style that combines pop and country makes her very appealing.

As the weather heats up, so does the concert season, check out Tickifieds for all your ticket needs!

Top Weekend Events June 3rd – 5th

Can you believe it’s actually Wednesday again?  Memorial Day Weekend just absolutely blew by.

If you look at this upcoming weekend’s top events list, one thing is very apparent.  Summer concert season is upon us!  People want to go hear live music!

With the exception of the Memorial Golf Tournament (which was also on last week’s list), the musical genre runs from pop to country to jam bands to alternative.  People want it all!

Brett Dennen is an up and coming folk/pop singer from Northern Cali.  His music has been featured on a number of television shows including: Roadtrip Nation on PBS, Grey’s Anatomy, House, Scrubs and The Unit.  His fourth album was just released in April.  Keep an eye on this guy, his celebrity is about to sky rocket.

For your other fairly new artist on the list, there is The Script and Adele.  The Script will be playing in Central Park this weekend and already has an exceptionally loyal fan base.   They are an Irish indie rock band.  Their music has been featured on video games and TV shows like 90210, Ghost Whisperer, The Hills, East Enders and The Vampire Diaries.  All of those shows are incredibly popular with the teen/early 20’s crowd.  And, as if you didn’t already know, Adele tickets are hot, hot hot!!!  Any remaining available tickets to her shows shoot up in price very quickly.  Her rise in fame in the US is correlated very closely with her 2008 appearance on Saturday Night Live.  She had already attracted much attention in her home nation of Britan. She has gained much acclaim and recognition both commercially and critically.  She is another to keep your eye on very closely.

Fan’s perennial favorites; U2, Phish, and Kenny Chesney show up again on this list as they so often have in the past.

New Kids on the Block featuring Back Street Boys (NKOTBBSB) finally makes their first appearance on this list with their Boston show.  The 80’s boy band teamed up with the 90’s boy band in a cross country, many stop tour that is very popular with ladies of those generations.  Tickets can still be found for reasonable prices.

Top Events – June 3rd – June 5th

1.)    Brett Dennen, Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis, MN – Sunday, June 5th

2.)    U2, Qwest Field, Seattle, WA – Saturday, June 4th

3.)    Deftones, Austin Music  Hall, Austin, TX – Saturday, June 4th

4.)    Phish, DTE Energy Music Theatre,  Clarkston, MI – Friday, June 3rd

5.)    The Script, Central Park, New York City, NY – Saturday, June 4th

6.)    Adele, Warfield, San Francisco, CA – Saturday, June 4th

7.)    New Kids on the Block with Backstreet Boys, TD Gardens, Boston, MA – Saturday, June 4th

8.)    Glee Live!, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL – Friday, June 3rd

9.)    Memorial Golf Tournament, Muirfield Village, Columbus, OH – Friday, June 3rd

10.) Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Fedex Field, Washington, D.C. – Saturday, June 4th