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Wiz Khalifa & Aerosmith Highlight Recent Tour Announcements

Trans-siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be debuting “The Lost Christmas Eve” this holiday season.

It’s been a while since we detailed any major concert announcements so we decided we would summarize the latest and greatest from the music world.  Although many event ticket marketing professionals have already begun focusing on sports (primarily NFL and college football) , some recent concert announcements are sure to peak the interested of ticket brokers.

All of the tours listed below are expected to have heavy fan interest and make excellent candidates for significant promotion.

Wiz Khalifa 2050 Tour

wiz khalifaThe Wiz has a new album coming out (“O.N.I.F.C”) and will be heading out on tour this fall as part of his 2050 tour.   The 2050 tour will hit 30 cities over a 3 month period this fall – the full schedule can be seen here.  Tickets went on sale on September 7th, 2012 and sales continue to be strong for this tour.

Green Day ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! Tour

The status of Green Day’s 2012-13 tour is a little be up in the air after the announcement that Billie Joe Armstrong voluntarily checked himself into rehab.  They have cancelled a  show already but according to sources, it appears the tour will go on.  Green Day is still extremely popular even after nearly two decades.  Green Day released the album “Uno” yesterday (9/25/2012) with  “Dos” and “Tres” slated for release in November and January respectively.  The full Green Day tour schedule can be found here.

R. Kelly Single Ladies Tour

R&B icon R. Kelly will be out on tour this fall as part of his “Single Ladies Tour”.  The tour will promote his upcoming album “Black Panties” and will hit 24 cities over 3 months (October – December 2012).  R. Kelly has consistently be a strong box office performer over the years so many expect fan interest to remain high despite not having a hit song in several years.

Rihanna Diamonds World Tour

Rihanna will be playing 27 shows in 2013 as part of here 2013 Diamonds World Tour.  For more details please see our article, Rihanna Announces 2013 Diamonds World Tour.

Aerosmith Global Warming Tour

After a success first batch of Global Warming Tour shows, Steven Tyler and Aerosmith decided to keep the show rolling.  The fall leg will consist of 14 addition shows with special guest Cheap Trick begining on Novemeber 8th.  This comes 2 days after the schedule release of their new album Music From Another Dimension due out on 11/6/2012.  The full tour schedule can be seen at Aerosmith Tour Schedule.

Trans-siberian Orchestra:  The Lost Christmas Eve

Last but not least, we have TSO announcing their latest Christmas show, The Lost Christmas Eve.  It promises to be another spectacular display of light and sound that has made this heavy metal group so insanely popular over the years.  Their unique blend of rock and classical music makes the show appealing to just about anyone.  For many it has already become a holiday tradition.  For the full schedule check out TSO’s Lost Christmas Eve Schedule.

Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – One Direction Still King

iHeart Radio Music Festival LineupDespite the fact that it’s been nearly a month since our last analysis of the most search for tickets, you really didn’t miss much.  One Direction continues it’s dominance as the most search for performer…and it’s still not really even close.  This marks the 15th consecutive week that 1D has dominated the search results as “Directioners”  are still hungry for tickets.  While 1D shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, a few challengers are starting to emerge- namely Lady Gaga and the iHeart Radio Music Festival. IHRMF will take place this weekend in Las Vegas and has an incredible lineup of musical talent scheduled to perform.  Tickets sold out in minutes and music lovers across the country are dying to get their hands on tickets.

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches (September 10 – September 18, 2012)

1.  One Direction

When will the One Direction mania subside?  Hopefully soon…there is only so much you can say about this extremely popular boy band.

2. iHeartRadio Music Festival

With a lineup that includes Rihanna, Usher, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, Deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Pink, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, Calvin Harris, Shakira, and Mary J. Blige who wouldn’t want to go to the i Heart Radio Music Festival?

3. Lady Gaga

Just last week Lady Gaga announced her 2013 Born This Way Ball Tour.  Desite Gaga’s immense popularity on the web, she still isn’t providing much competition to One Direction.  Presale tickets just went on sale today…perhaps things will change when the public on sales begin.

4.  LSU Football

With USC losing, Alabama and LSU are once again the top two teams in the nation.  LSU has schedule SEC games against the Auburn Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Florida Gators before the big showdown with the Crimson Tide on November 3rd in Baton Rouge.  Expect LSU ticket demand to stay strong!

5.  Chicago White Sox Playoffs

After a big win over Detroit, the Chicago White Sox are looking like they will win the American League Central.  Sox fans are starting to “Believe”!

6.  WVU Football

The West Virginia Mountaineers are looking strong after blowing out two cupcakes in James Madison and Marshall.  We will see if WVU can maintain their #8 ranking once Big 12 conference play begins.

7.  Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day are back and will be hitting the road starting on September 28th to kick off their ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! Tour.

8.  USC  Football

Interest in USC football tapered off after a heartbreaking loss to Stanford pushed them out of BCS Championship contention.  It looks like the PAC 12 may turn out to be better than expected.

9.  Rihanna

Rihanna always seems to be in the news…some bad, some good.  Rihanna just recently announced her 2013 Diamonds World Tour.  Tickets are going on sale this week and searches have been strong.

10.  Zac Brown Band

The Zac Brown Band has been a consistent heavy volume search term at Tickifieds.  ZBB likely got a bit of a boost with their recently released ablum “Uncaged” and a stellar performance on the CMA Country Music Festival.

This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from and organic traffic from search engines.  Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.

2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival Lineup Announced: Taylor Swift, Usher, and Jason Aldean Among Headliners

 iHeartRadio Music Festival Lineup RevealedMusic fans have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of who will be playing the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival.  They got their treat this morning as the popular internet radio station revealed the lineup for their 2 day music festival that will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 21st and 22nd.

The music festival is notorious for it’s eclectic mix of musical tastes.  The 2012 edition will be no different as top acts from the world of country, pop, hip hop, electronica, and rock will embark on Las Vegas this  September.  Country music will be well represented as headlining acts Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambery, Brad Paisley, and Taylor Swift are scheduled to appear.    Pop and hip hop acts include Lil Wayne, No Doubt, Rihanna, Shakira, Usher, Enrique Iglesias, Mary J. Blige, Pink, and Pitbull.  Fans of electronic music ( or dubstep) will be treated to Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, and Calvin Harris.  Rock music fans will not be disappointed with the inclusion of Green Day, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Linkin Park.

The day 1 (9/21/2012) lineup will include Green Day, Jason Aldean, Lil Wayne, Miranda Lambert, No Doubt, Rihanna, Shakira, Swedish House Mafia, and Usher.  The music will begin at 7:30 PM

The day 2 (9/22/2012) lineup will include Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Mary J. Blige, Pink, Pitbull, and Taylor Swfit.  The festivities will begin at 7:30 PM

Tickets go on sale on Saturday July 14th at 10:00 AM with prices ranging from $82.40 to $447.15.  In the past,  tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Festival sold out in minutes so some luck will be needed to land these highly prized tickets.  For all the details check out the official  iHeartRadio Music Festival Page.

American Idiot with Billy Joe Armstrong

When Billy Joe Armstrong and fellow Green Day band members, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool sat down to pen American Idiot, they had a rock opera in mind, drawing inspiration from shows like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and West Side Story.  Little did they imagine at that time that the sweat and tears that they put into that rock opera would be played out on a Broadway stage.

Anyone that has listened to the album, cover to cover, knows that the album is centered around Johnny and his dissatisfaction with living in suburbia.   The Broadway adaptation took the story from the album and ran with it.  Still centering on Johnny, a disillusioned youth who escapes suburbia and his parents’ rules and confinement to find the meaning of it all.  To the city he runs to find his freedom.  Originally part of a trio, one of his buddies remains at home to salvage his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend. His other friend joins the army and serves in Iraq. During his journey, Johnny finds a part of himself that he grows to loath, meets the love of his life and loses her.

American Idiot began its run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, California, in 2009.  While there, the show became the top-grossing show in Berkeley Rep history, the producers extended the limited run twice to November 15, 2009.The following year, the show moved to Broadway, previewing at the St. James Theatre on March 24, 2010 and officially opened on April 20, 2010.

American Idiot didn’t exactly garner glowing reviews from all the critics when it first opened, but eventually received the vital shining review from The New York Times.  The Musical walked away with two Tony Awards in 2010 for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Christine Jones and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams.  American Idiot also received the prestigious nomination for Best Musical.

The Broadway show struggled to make ends meet as it was rumored to $ 8 -10 million to produce.  Five months after it opened on Broadway, Billy Joe Armstrong tweeted on the official Green Day account that from September 28 to October 3, 2010 he would play the role of St. Jimmy, previously being played by Tony Vincent.  This Tweet had immediate effects as it led to an instantaneous increase in sales for American Idiot tickets at the St. James Theatre. Ticket sales for the week Armstrong performed were up 77%, gross sales increased 127% from the previous week’s totals, and average ticket prices increased 22%,. A couple weeks ago, the producers announced that Armstrong would make another 50 appearances as St. Jimmy between January 1 and February 27, 2011.