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Top Ticket Onsale Events This Weekend 10/11/2013 to 10/13/2013

ticket onsales this weekendHappy Friday October 11th 2013! This weekend there are a ton of ticket on sales for events that are sure to be popular.  Some highlights include  ticket releases for Cher, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Pixies, Jake Bugg, The Wanted and the Imagine Dragons.

Ticket Onsales 10/11 to 10/13/2013

  • 2014 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament (Indianapolis IN)
  • 98.5 KRZ presents Let It Show 2013 with Avril Lavigne & Jason Derulo (Wilkes-Barre PA)
  • Aaron Carter (Anaheim CA)
  • Alan Jackson (Niagara Falls ON)
  • Amy Schumer (Lincoln CA)
  • Arctic Monkeys (Vancouver BC)
  • Barenaked Ladies (Regina SK)
  • Beach Boys Christmas (New Brunswick NJ)
  • Ben Folds (Atlanta GA)
  • Cher – Dressed to Kill Tour (Charlotte NC, Jacksonville FL, Boston MA, Columbus OH, Indianapolis IN, Raleigh NC, Pittsburgh PA, Uncasville CT, Orlando FL, Cleveland OH, Rosemont IL, St. Louis MO, Lincoln NE, Milwaukee WI, Phoenix AZ)
  • Chris Brown (New York NY)
  • Common (Baltimore MD)
  • Demi Lovato (Anaheim CA)
  • Digital Dreams Music Festival (Toronto ON)
  • Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After (Phoenix AZ)
  • Dwight Yoakam (Dodge City KS)
  • Eagles (Inglewood CA)
  • Elton John (Erie PA)
  • Frank Caliendo (Lincoln CA)
  • Galactic (Boston MA, Stroudsburg PA, Millvale PA, Cleveland OH, St. Louis MO, Denver CO, Petaluma CA, San Francisco CA)
  • George Strait (Louisville KY, Newark NJ, Tacoma WA)
  • Gregg Allman (Robinsonville MS)
  • Holiday Jam Featuring Kem, Faith Evans, & El Debarge (Chicago IL)
  • Il Divo (Bethlehem PA)
  • Imagine Dragons (East Rutherford NJ, Atlanta GA, Toronto ON, Uncasville CT, Worcester MA, Camden NJ, St. Paul MN, Dallas TX, Denver CO, Boise ID, Vancouver BC, Phoenix AZ, San Jose CA, Inglewood CA, Rosemont IL)
  • Jake Bugg (Toronto ON, Dallas TX, Houston TX, New York NY, Montreal QC, St. Paul MN, Los Angeles CA, Nashville TN, Oakland CA, Philadelphia PA)
  • Jason Aldean: 2014 Night Train Tour (Moline IL)
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Chicago IL)
  • Jim Gaffigan (Thackerville OK)
  • Joe Bonamassa (Buffalo NY, Syracuse NY, Ottawa ON, Indianapolis IN, Lexington KY, Kingston ON, Toronto ON, Providence RI, Nashville TN, Oklahoma City OK, Omaha NE, Kingston NY, Sioux City IA, Davenport IA, Topeka KS, Peoria IL)
  • Keith Urban Light the Fuse Tour (Grand Rapids MI)
  • Keller Williams (Columbus OH, St. Louis MO, Jackson MS)
  • Kellie Pickler (Baton Rouge LA)
  • Kenny Rogers (Uncasville CT)
  • Marquette Golden Eagles Mens Basketball (2013-14 Home Games)
  • Memphis Grizzlies (2013-14 Home Games)
  • Monster Jam (Raleigh NC)
  • Mushroomhead (Sauget IL, Merriam KS)
  • Nick Kroll (Mashantucket CT, Scottsdale AZ)
  • Phish (New York NY)
  • Pixies (Newark NJ, Richmond VA, Boston MA, Philadelphia PA, Columbus OH, Detroit MI, Durham NC, Atlanta GA, Asheville NC, Toronto ON, Montreal QC, Bethesda MD, New Haven CT. St. Louis MO, Dallas TX, Nashville TN, Denver CO, Houston TX, Vancouver BC, Phoenix AZ, San Jose CA, Oakland CA)
  • Plain White T’s (Portland ME)
  • Pop Evil (Clifton Park NY)
  • Pretty Lights (New York NY)
  • Professional Bull Riders (Greenville SC, Bakersfield CA, Fresno CA)
  • R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans LA)
  • Ron White – A Little Unprofessional (Huntington WV)
  • Sara Bareilles (Huntington NY)
  • Sleigh Bells (New York NY)
  • Steve Aoki and Friends  (Los Angeles CA)
  • The Breeders (Boston MA, New York NY, Cleveland OH)
  • The Oak Ridge Boys (New Brunswick NJ)
  • The Wailers (North Myrtle Beach SC)
  • The Wanted (St. Petersburg FL, Boston MA, Montreal QC, Indianapolis IN, Huntington NY, Upper Darby PA, Columbus OH, Dallas TX, Houston TX, Miami Beach FL, Atlanta GA, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Silver Spring MD, Minneapolis MN, Kansas City MO)
  • Umphrey’s McGee (New York NY)
  • Van Morrison (New York NY, San Francisco CA)
  • Vicente Fernandez, Jr. (Scottsdale AZ)
  • Weezer (Rama ON)
  • Wu-tang Clan 20th Anniversary Tour (Toronto ON)
  • WWE LIVE (Vancouver BC)
  • WWE LIVE Holiday TOUR vs. WWE (New York NY)
  • WWE Monday Night RAW (Seattle WA)
  • WWE Royal Rumble (Pittsbugh PA)

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 July 29 – 31st

Hello Wednesday!

First and foremost, did you notice all the country music events on this list?  Holy moly!  8/10 events on the list are for country, every kind of country music too.  Old country, new country, pop country, folk country, it’s all there!  Zac Brown Band makes another appearance on the list with a short absence.  ZBB will be performing at the Cheyenne Frontier Days, an annual event held since 1897.  CFD claims to be one of the largest outdoor rodeo and western celebrations in the world.  The infamous Dolly Parton makes her first appearance on the top weekend events list.  She is one of the most successful country artists, earning her the title of “The Queen of Country Music.”  She has been in a top-five country hit in each of the last five decades and alongside with Reba McEntire, one of the only two country artists has had No.1 singles in each of four consecutive decades.    These are two exceptionally talented ladies!

Mr. Tim McGraw shows up twice on this list.  He’s right up there with the ladies previously mentioned for his legacy.  He has had 11 consecutive albums to debut at the top position on the Billboard album charts and twenty one singles hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  Mr. McGraw is also a very talented actor, having been in amazing movies like The Blind Side and Country Strong.

Of course, Sir Paul McCartney takes the top spot this weekend, just as I predicted last Wednesday.  This weekend he’s playing at the Cubs home turf of Wrigley Field.

And once again, the Manchester United soccer team is another hot, hot, hot draw for this weekend

Top Weekend Events July 29 – 31st

1.)    Paul McCartney, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, July 31st

2.)    Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona, Fedex Field, Washington, D.C. – Saturday, July 30th

3.)    Zac Brown Band, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, WY – Saturday, July 30th

4.)    Lyle Lovett, Red Butte Gardens,  Salt Lake City, UT – Sunday, July 31st

5.)    Tim McGraw, Riverbend Music Center , Cincinnati, OH – Sunday, July 31st

6.)    Taylor Swift, Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN – Friday, July 29th

7.)    Tim McGraw, First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, July 30th

8.)    Dolly Parton, Wolf trap, Vienna, VA – Sunday, July 31st

9.)    Keith Urban, Allen County Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN – Sunday, July 31st

10.) Willie Nelson, Northern Quest Casino, Spokane, WA – Sunday, July 31st

Top Weekend Events July 8 – 10th

I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!

Well, this is another hot weekend for concerts.  The bands/singers on this weekend’s list are all pretty mainstream, top revenue getters.  While Rascal Flatts  is the top of the list for weekend, Taylor Swift’s Atlanta concert in Atlanta certainly getting a lot of attention.  This particular concert was pinged on this list a good number of times, but it is because she had to cancel this cancel this concert and her Charlotte, North Carolina Show due to bronchitis.   Her Atlanta show will be rescheduled for October 1 and her Charlotte show will be rescheduled for November 16th.  Hopefully she feels better soon!

Of course the other country music stars, Sugarland, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban are all still doing exceptionally well.  Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour is in support of his 7th studio Album, Get Closer, which was released on November 16th, 2010.  Jennifer Nettles’, the lead singer of Sugarland, star power is increasingly on the rise as well.  She’s been featured in a number of main stream magazines lately including Self Magazine, Stylenews and OK!  And OPRAH magazine lately.

O.A.R. is a former college band turned rock superstars.  The group got their starts as Buckeyes at Ohio State University.  They are well known for their live performances and jam band elements making each song unique.  Of the same vein, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) is making a strong showing this weekend whom are also known for their lengthy improvisational renditions of their hits, oftentimes with an intricate video and lighting show.  This Caravan show is in salute to their 20 year anniversary as a band.  They are playing 3, multi-day, multi-artist music events.  The Chicago show is the first event, followed by the New York City show on August 26th and finishing up in Quincy, WA on September 2nd.

Top weekend events – July 8th – 10th

1.) Rascal Flatts, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ – Saturday, July 9th

2.) O.A.R. , PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, July 9th

3.) Dave Matthews Band Caravan, Chicago Lakeside, Chicago, IL – Friday, July 8th

4.) Katy Perry, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL – Friday, July 8th

5.) Sugarland, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI- Saturday, July 9th

6.) Eddie Vedder, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, July 8th

7.) Kid Rock, Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA – Saturday, July 9th

8.) Britney Spears, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, July 8th

9.) Tim McGraw, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY – Sunday, July 10th

10.) Keith Urban, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – Saturday, July 9th

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