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Ticket OnSales 11/25 to 12/02/2013

The week of November 25th 2013 is pretty slow on the concert front.  However some expect hot events include Demi Lovato, Il Divo, Lady Gaga, the Fresh Beat Band and Wiz Khalifa. There are also a few sporting events releasing tickets to the public this week.  These include WWE Live, the Professional Bull Riders, spring training games for the Chicago White Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers, and Los Angeles Angels, basketball tickets from the Dayton Flyers, Washington Huskies, Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors.

Top Onsale Events for 11/25/2013 to 12/02/2013

  • 2014 MAAC Basketball Tournament (Springfield MA)
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament (St Louis MO, Orlando FL, Dayton OH)
  • Amy Grant (Tucson AZ)
  • Atlanta Hawks (2013-14 Select Home Games)
  • Bill Maher (Cupertine CA)
  • Casting Crowns (Lexington KY, Amherst MA)
  • Chicago White Sox (2014 Spring Training)
  • Datsik (Boston MA, Philadelphia PA)
  • Dayton Flyers Basketball (2013-14 Home Games)
  • Demi Lovato (Indianapolis IN)
  • Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure (Coral Gables FL)
  • Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales (Rochester MN)
  • Disney On Ice : 100 Years of Magic(Johnstown PA)
  • Disney On Ice : Passport To Adventure (Wilkes-Barre PA)
  • Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After (Sacramento CA)
  • Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson MS)
  • Elf The Musical (Detroit MI)
  • Food City 250 NASCAR (Bristol TN)
  • Golden State Warriors (2013 Black Friday Offer)
  • Il Divo (Atlantic City NJ, Seattle WA, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, New Orleans LA, Woodlands TX, Oshawa ON, Hamilton ON, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Kingston ON)
  • Kansas State Wildcats Basketball (2013-14 Home Games)
  • Lady Gaga (New York NY)
  • Lisa Lampanelli (Atlantic City NJ)
  • Los Angeles Angels (2014 Spring Training)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (2014 Spring Training)
  • Melissa Etheridge (Windsor ON)
  • Mexican National Team vs. Korea Republic (San Antonio TX)
  • MLS Cup 2013 – Sporting Kansas City v. Western Conference Champion (Kansas City MO)
  • Monster Jam (Sacramento CA, Anaheim CA, Detroit MI)
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 (Sparta KY)
  • Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball (Cyber Monday Sale)
  • Orlando Magic (Select 2013-14 Home Games)
  • PBR Bullriders (Sacramento CA, Fresno CA, Worcester MA)
  • Phoenix Coyotes (Pepsi Family 4 Packs)
  • Public Enemy (Vancouver BC)
  • Rodney Carrington (Biloxi MS)
  • Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing (Rochester NY)
  • Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend (Laredo TX)
  • Steve Miller Band (Winnipeg MB)
  • The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert (Sacramento CA)
  • Tim Tebow (Jackson MS)
  • Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned (North Charleston SC, Baton Rouge LA, Baltimore MD, Houston TX)
  • Washington Huskies Basketball (2013-14 Home Games)
  • Winnipeg Jets (2013-14 Home Games)
  • Wiz Khalifa (Anchorage AK)
  • WWE Live (Sacramento CA, Greensboro NC, Oakland CA)

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket Picture

2012 NBA Playoff MatchupsThe conclusion to the strike-shortened 2012 NBA basketball season is about to come to an end and that means it’s playoff time.  With just a handful of regular season games left, the playoff picture in both the Eastern and Western Conferences is becoming much more clear.

In the NBA East, the Chicago Bulls have just about wrapped up the #1 seed after beating the defending champion Dallas Mavericks last night.  The Miami Heat, who lost to the Washington Wizards without Lebron James, Dewayne Wade, and Chris Bosh last night will end up with the #2 seed.  The #3 seed will go to the surprising Indiana Pacers, while the Boston Celtics will get the #4 seed as the Atlantic Division champion.  The Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, and Philadelphia 76ers also will be post-season participants.  If the season were to end today, here are what the match-ups would be in the Eastern Conference:

  • #1 Chicago Bulls vs #8 Philadelphia 76ers
  • #2 Miami Heat vs #7 New York Knicks
  • #3 Indiana Pacers vs #6 Orlando Magic
  • #4 Boston Celtics vs #5 Atlanta Hawks

In the NBA West, the San Antonio Spurs have a 1/2 game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top seed.  The Thunder trail by 1 game in the loss column but can catch the Spurs should they lose any of their remaining 4 games- the Thunder have 3 games left. The LA Lakers and LA Clippers are also still fighting it out for the #3 and #4 seeds.  Currently, the Lakers own a 1/2 game lead but both teams are tied with 24 losses.  The Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, and Dallas Mavericks have all but locked up wildcard spots but the Utah Jazz still have some work to do to secure the #8 seed.  The Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets are both just 1 game back.  While much can still changes, here is what the match-ups would look like in the West if the season ended today:

  • #1 San Antonio Spurs vs #8 Utah Jazz
  • #2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs #7 Dallas Mavericks
  • #3 LA Lakers vs #6 Denver Nuggets
  • #4 LA Clippers vs #5 Memphis Grizzlies

2012 NBA Playoff tickets have gone on sale for many teams already.  If you weren’t lucky enough to land playoff tickets be sure to check out Tickifieds.com to find some great deals!

NBA Basketball is back and tickets are hot!

Clippers Tickets are hotNBA fans across the nation are happy as the 2011-2012 season has begun.  Following the labor dispute, the NBA season has been shortened to just 66 games.  That means that teams have to squeeze in a lot of games in a short period of time.  As such the season is filled with back-to-back and back-to-back-to-back games.  While the work load is likely difficult on the NBA players, fans get to enjoy some great basketball on each and every night.

In the event ticketing world, NBA tickets are a bit of an untapped market.  While most ticket brokers turn their attention to events that yield higher profit margins such as  concerts and football (both NFL and College), the market is also strong for many NBA teams.  So if you are looking to sell tickets to NBA games we’ve put together a list of the top 10 teams to market for the 2011-2012 NBA Season.

1.  LA Clippers

This one is a bit of a surprise as the Clippers have been overshadowed by the LA Lakers.  However, the addition of Chris Paul and the emergence of Blake Griffin has really drawn a lot of fan interest.

2. New York Knicks

NY Knicks fans have been waiting for a decent team to root for since the Patrick Ewing era.  With Carmelo Anthony back and the addition of Tyson Chandler this team is one of the top contenders in the NBA East.

3. Chicago Bulls

Since the Michael Jordan era Bulls tickets have always been a commodity.  Now that the Bulls are once again title contenders with MVP Derrick Rose at the helm, tickets are in even more demand.

4. Miami Heat

The Miami Heat would be much higher on the list if it weren’t for the fact they play in Miami.  Even with the 3-headed beast of James, Wade, and Bosh Miami fans just don’t seem to care much until playoff time.  Miami has to be one of the worst cities for professional sports fans!

5. Oklahoma City Thunder

Although Oklahoma City is not exactly a big basketball city, Kevin Durant and company are one of the most exciting teams in the NBA.

6. LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers tickets are always in demand and this season will be no exception even though they are expected to be on the decline following the retirement of Phil Jackson.  However, any team with Kobe Bryant will draw in the fans.

7. Orlando Magic

Magic fans are coming out in droves to convince perennial MVP candidate Dwight Howard he should stay.

8. Dallas Mavericks

Fresh off their NBA Championship season the Mavs are a little long in the tooth but they still are the champs.  They also still have Dirk Nowitski and should be a lock for another playoff season.

9. New Jersey Nets

Tickets to Nets games are on the rise with continued rumors of a Dwight Howard trade.  Throw in a move next year to the Bronx and the acquisition of Deron Williams and things are looking up for the Nets franchise.

10. Denver Nuggets

It looks as though Nuggets fans are saying good riddance to Carmelo Anthony.  While they no longer have their superstar their team basketball and solid defense has them looking really good!

NBA Playoffs Recap and Schedule

This post probably isn’t as timely as it should be, but it’s mid-way through the Round 1 games and this should be a nice little recap and forecast:

 NBA Playoff Schedule:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

So far in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls have taken home the W in 3 of the 4 games.  These games, for the most part have been very close in scoring.  The Pacers finally won the 4th game.  As always, Derrick Rose, point guard for the Bulls, has been the glue that holds the team together.  Hopefully his ankle sprain from last night doesn’t completely derail him and his team.

The same holds true for the Heat over the 76ers.  The second game had a 20 point lead over the Sixers.   The Sixers just don’t have the skill and experience of Wade, Bosch and James.

The Celtics crushed the Knicks in four games; therefore they have won the series and are moving on in the tournament. Boston is gunning for the championships that they feel they were robbed of last year.

The Hawks and the Magic are very evenly matched.  Atlanta narrowly beat out Orlando in 3 of the four games.  The Magic just put too much stock in Dwight Howard, while the Hawks seem to be a more rounded team.

Chicago vs. Indiana

Game 1 - Chicago 104, Indiana 99
Game 2 - Chicago 96, Indiana 90
Game 3 - Chicago 88, Indiana 84
Game 4 - Indiana 89, Chicago 84
Game 5 - Tue April 26, Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Chicago at Indiana, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Indiana at Chicago, TBD, TNT

Miami vs. Philadelphia

Game 1 - Miami 97, Philadelphia 89
Game 2 - Miami 94, Philadelphia 73
Game 3 - Miami 100, Philadelphia 94
Game 4 - Philadelphia 86, Miami 82
Game 5 - Wed April 27, Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Miami at Philadelphia, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Philadelphia at Miami, TBD, TBD

Boston vs. New York

Game 1 - Boston 87, New York 85
Game 2 - Boston 96, New York 93
Game 3 - Boston 113, New York 96
Game 4 - Boston 101, New York 89
Celtics win series 4-0

Orlando vs. Atlanta

Game 1 - Atlanta 103, Orlando 93
Game 2 - Orlando 88, Atlanta 82
Game 3 - Atlanta 88, Orlando 84
Game 4 - Atlanta 88, Orlando 85
Game 5 - Tue April 26, Atlanta at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Orlando at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Atlanta at Orlando, TBD, TNT

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

In the Western Conference, the Spurs have lost one of three games about the Grizzlies.  Zach Randolph and Mike Conley of the Grizzlies drove to the basket and kept Memphis ahead, and suddenly the Grizzlies are looking quite good to take the series.  They are forcing the Spurs to look inexperienced and sloppy.  Their next appearance is tonight.

The Lakers and Hornets are neck and neck.  The games have averaged about 10 points between the winners and losers.  Chris Paul of the Hornets is most definitely the best all-around point guard in the NBA; he has the skill to change games on his own.  This is an interesting series!

The Trailblazers finally decided to show up to the game for the last two games.  They’re willing to give the Mavericks a run for their money.  Tonight’s game should be excellent.

The OKC Thunder is the little team that could.  They might not have the history to back up their team like the Bulls, Lakers or Celtics, but they’re not messing around either.

San Antonio vs. Memphis

Game 1 - Memphis 101, San Antonio 98
Game 2 - San Antonio 93, Memphis 87
Game 3 - Memphis 91, San Antonio 88
Game 4 - Mon April 25, San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 - Wed April 27, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD

L.A. Lakers vs. New Orleans

Game 1 - New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100
Game 2 - L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78
Game 3 - L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86
Game 4 - New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88
Game 5 - Tue April 26, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 - Thu April 28, L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TNT

Dallas vs. Portland

Game 1 - Dallas 89, Portland 81
Game 2 - Dallas 101, Portland 89
Game 3 - Portland 97, Dallas 92
Game 4 - Portland 84, Dallas 82
Game 5 - Mon April 25, Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 6 - Thu April 28, Dallas at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Portland at Dallas, TBD, TNT

Oklahoma City vs. Denver

Game 1 - Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103
Game 2 - Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89
Game 3 - Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94
Game 4 - Mon April 25, Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 * Wed April 27, Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD

As always, check out freeticketclassifeds.com for all your ticket needs!

Top Weekend Events – April 22 -24

Thank goodness it’s Wednesday.  I don’t know about you, but this week has felt really long already.  The Midwest has been under a thick blanket of rain, sleet and even a little snow for far too many days in a row now.  Yuck.

Anyhoo, looking at this list, a theme jumps out.  While Country Music reigned supreme last week, Pop Music holds the title for this weekend.  It’s not all the bubblegum pop either, but a nice mixture of contemporary and urban pop as well.

Harry Connick Jr., finally gets a deserving place on the list.  He has sold over 25 million albums worldwide and is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in America by the Recording Industry Association of America.  Not to mention that he’s cute as a bug and is one funny man.  He puts on quite the show.   

Then there’s Jimmy Buffet, the original Parrothead.  He has created the music genre that is now known as “Island Escapism.”   His songs “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Margaritaville” definitely encapsulate this along with his Coral Reefer Band.  I oftentimes feel like the Zac Brown Band has a lot of the same characteristics as Buffet.

Now for your urban pop.  Does the name Diddy Dirty Money ring any bells?  Well, it is the one and only Sean “Puffy”” Diddy” Combs.  Mr. Combs is an UBER successful businessman with a finger in nearly every pie not only including music, but fashion (Sean Jean), acting (Get Him to the Greek) and fragrance (I am King).  He is one busy man.  My one question that I have for you, Mr. Diddy, why do they call it a Jeffrey?

Kesha and her Animal and Cannibal tour and Lady Gaga and her Born this Way Tour make another appearance on the list again this week.  Continue to expect them to remain strong in their appeal through the rest of their tours.  Fans want to see these two acts live.

As for your sporting events exciting fans this week, the NBA Playoffs are heating up and getting electrifying.   What more can I say about the Bull’s MVP, Derrick Rose, other than he is phenomenal.  Keep an eye on this player, he’s going places.  The best part about Rose is that he is a humble man.  It’s really fantastic to see.

Wayne Brady is an exceptionally talented, Emmy Award Winining actor, singer, comedian and televison personality.  He has had many successful shows on TV including “Whose Line is It Anyway?”, “The Wayne Brady Show”, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” and he is currently hosting the revival of “Let’s Make a Deal.”  Brady is very likable and very funny.

  1. Jimmy Buffet, Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL – Saturday, April 23
  2. Harry Connick Jr., MGM Grand,  Mashantucket,  CT- Friday, April 22
  3. Diddy Dirty Money, House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ – Saturday, April 23
  4. Lady Gaga, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ – Friday, April 22
  5. Chicago Bulls Playoffs Round 1 HG 3, United Center, Chicago, IL – Sunday, April 24
  6. Kesha, House of Blues, Orlando, FL – Friday, April 22
  7. Wayne Brady, Silver Legacy Casino, Reno, NV – Saturday, April 23
  8. Kansas City Royals vs. Dallas Rangers, Rangers Ballpark, Dallas, TX – Friday, April 22
  9. Chaka Khan, House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ – Friday, April 22
  10. Orlando Magic Playoffs Round 1 HG 3, Amway Center, Orlando, FL – Sunday, April 24