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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.

Rihanna Announces 2013 Diamonds World Tour

Shortly after Lady Gaga announced her 2013 tour, pop superstar Rihanna did the same.  Rihanna will embark on her 2013 Diamonds World Tour on March 8th, 2013 with a show at the First Niagraa Center in Buffalo, New York.  Her tour will 28 cities and will conclude with a sure to be sold out show in her adopted hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

The award winning songstress has recorded 6 studio albums including Music of the Sun (2005), A Girl Like Me (2006), Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), Rated R (2009), Loud (2010), and Talk That Talk (2011).  Her trophy shelf includes five AMAs (American Music Awards), eighteen BMAs (Billboard Music Awards), two BRIT Awards (British Record Industry Trust) and five Grammy Awards.  Rihanna is also the youngest solo artist have 11 number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

2013 Rihanna Diamonds World Tour Concert Schedule

Rihanna First Niagara Center (formerly HSBC Arena)
Buffalo, NY
7:30 PM
Rihanna TD Garden (Fleet Center)
Boston, MA
7:30 PM
Rihanna 1st Mariner Arena
Baltimore, MD
7:30 PM
Rihanna Wells Fargo Center – PA (formerly Wachovia Center)
Philadelphia, PA
Rihanna XL Center – (Formerly Hartford Civic Center)
Hartford, CT
7:30 PM
Rihanna Centre Bell
Montreal, Canada
7:00 PM
Rihanna Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Canada
7:30 PM
Rihanna Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, MI
7:30 PM
Rihanna United Center
Chicago, IL
7:30 PM
Rihanna Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, MN
7:30 PM
Rihanna MTS Centre
Winnipeg, Canada
7:30 PM
Rihanna Rexall Place
Edmonton, Canada
7:30 PM
Rihanna Scotiabank Saddledome (Formerly Pengrowth Saddledome)
Calgary, Canada
7:30 PM
Rihanna Rogers Arena (formerly General Motors Place)
Vancouver, Canada
7:30 PM
Rihanna Key Arena
Seattle, WA
7:30 PM
Rihanna HP Pavilion
San Jose, CA
7:30 PM
Rihanna Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
8:00 PM
Rihanna Valley View Casino Center (Formerly San Diego Sports Arena)
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM
Rihanna Mandalay Bay – Events Center
Las Vegas, NV
7:30 PM
Rihanna Toyota Center – TX
Houston, TX
7:00 PM
Rihanna American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX
7:30 PM
Rihanna Tampa Bay Times Forum
Tampa, FL
7:30 PM
Rihanna BankAtlantic Center
Sunrise, FL
7:30 PM
Rihanna Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
7:30 PM
Rihanna Verizon Center – DC
Washington, DC
7:30 PM
Rihanna Scotiabank Place (formerly Corel Centre)
Ottawa, Canada
7:00 PM
Rihanna Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY
8:00 PM

To find great deal on tickets to Rihanna and other concert tickets be sure to check out our selection of concert tickets for sale by owner.

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.

Chris Brown F.A.M.E. Tour Dates

Chris Brown just announced his new tour, F.A.M.E., which will start next month.  Brown released an album under the same name in the middle of March.  Joining him on his tour includes T-Pain, Kelly Rowland (formerly of Destiny’s Child) and Tyga.  Presales already began last week, but public onsales started today.

According to Mr. Chris Brown, “”This tour will allow me to paint a picture musically. I want to bring a lot of energy and excitement to all the fans. It’s going to be a great show.”  Some of the songs on his album include “She Ain’t You”, a song that samples Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and “Next to You”, featuring Justin Bieber.  The man sure knows how to surround himself with popular people!

Unfortunately, Chris is also most notoriously famous for his altercation with then girlfriend, Rihanna where he pled guilty to felony assault.   While his career did take a major blow after this incident, a solid core of his fans helped the F.A.M.E.  album sell about 270,000 units, earning Brown his first No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.

Chris Brown itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 12 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
September 14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
September 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 17 Washington, DC Verizon Center
September 18 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
September 21 Cleveland, OH Cleveland State University
September 23 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 25 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
September 28 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
September 30 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 1 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
October 2 Mayfield, KY Lakewood Amphitheatre
October 7 Tampa, FL 1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
October 8 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 9 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
October 12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
October 14 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
October 15 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
October 16 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 18 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 22 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
October 23 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
October 26 Memphis, TN FedExForum
October 28 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
October 29 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
October 30 Hartford, CT XL Center