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1D Surges with Announcement of 2014 Where We Are Tour – Tickifieds Top 10

ampliveTop Events Week 21 (5/15/2013 to 5/22/2013)

1.  One Direction

Directioners got a treat last week as 1D announced plans for a 2014 “Where We Are” world tour.   So far 1D has announced shows in Bogata Columbia, Lima Peru, Santiago Chile, Buenos Aires Argentina, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Brazil, Dublin Ireland and 4 shows in the UK (Sunderland, Manchester, Edinburgh and London).  With the news, One Direction garnered even more of a share of total traffic at

2.  Amp Live

If you haven’t heard about AMP Live….time to open up your ears.  On Sunday June 16th, the Meadowbrook Festival in Rochester Hills Michigan will open up the gates fans of Carly Rae Jepsen Cher Lloyd & Emblem3.  This event is selling a large volume of tickets at extremely affordable prices (lawn seats are going for less than $20!).  Time to get in on the action!

3.  Boots and Hearts Music Festival

The 2013 Boots and Hearts Music Fest has a killer lineup of country acts including  Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Alabama and the Band Perry.  Ticket to this 3 day event in Bowmanville, ON are going fast!

4.  Sting

A bit of a surprise here as Sting hasn’t had any recent onsale events nor tour annoucments.  However, there was a spike in demand for Sting tickets (especially over the weekend).  Popular shows include 6/5 at Red Rocks, 6/7 at Ravinia (Highland Park, IL) and at the Santa Barbara Bowl on 6/3.

5. Tim McGraw

Country music superstar Tim McGraw got a bump this week after the announcment of 3 additional shows on the schedule for his 2013 tour.  Mr. McGraw added shows in Scottsdale AZ, Mulvane KS and Allegan, MI.

6.  Brazil vs Portugal Soccer

International soccer is always a pretty good draw but the upcoming match between Brazil and Portugal is certainly generating some buzz.  The game will take place on September 9th 2013 at Gillette Stadium near Boston.

7.  Firefly Music Festival

The 2013 Firefly Music Festival will feature an impressive lineup that includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Vampire Weekend, and Foster the People.  It’s no wonder this event is getting a ton of ticket interest as the festival date approaches.  The event will take place in Dover Delaware from Friday June 21 to Sunday June 23, 2013.

8.  Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings barely made it to the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs but that has not stopped them from taking a 2-1 series lead over the #1 seeded Chicago Blackhawks. Game 4 will take place in Detroit on Thursday May 23rd with Game 5 in Chicago on Saturday May 25th.  Tickets to this series should sell extremely well!

9.  Taylor Swift

Miss Swift’s Red Tour is still going plenty strong as she is currently out on the road with Ed Sheeran.  Popular upcoming shows include Philadelphia on 7/20, Toronto 6/15 and Ames Iowa on 8/1.

10.  EDC – Electric Daisy Carnival

Fans of electronic and dance music will be gathering this summer in Chicago and Las Vegas for the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival.  EDC Chicago will take place this weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet.  EDC Las Vegas will be on 6/21 to 6/23 at the Las Vegas Speedway.

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.


Sting recently announced that he will be going back on tour this year.  His Back to Bass Tour will travel throughout North America as he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his solo career.  He will play all of his most popular and well known songs, stripped down,  as they were originally intended. 

During this tour, Sting will perform his music from his long 25 year solo career, including hits from his 1985 debut The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to his most recent release, Live in Berlin, AND a few classics from The Police’s greatest hits. Of note include the Grammy winners “Brand New Day” and “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” plus popular songs like “Englishman In New York,” “Desert Rose” and “Roxanne.” Joining Sting include his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist).

Tickets are on sale for the next two Mondays.

Sting is an English musician, singer-songwriter, activist, actor and philanthropist.  His musical influences include jazz, reggae, classical, new age and world beat.  He won his first Grammy in 1981 for best Rock Instrumental Performance and later went on to win 15 other Grammys.  He is a proud member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Recently he has recorded songs with both Nicole Scherzinger (lead singer of the Pusscat Dolls) called “Power’s Out” and recorded a new version of “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot” with Matthew Morrison of Glee fame. 


October 21 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center

October 26 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater

October 29 Washington, DC Constitution Hall

November 1 Toronto, ON Massey Hall

November 5 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre

November 6 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

November 12 Miami, FL The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

November 16 Dallas, TV Verizon Theatre

November 17 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater

November 20 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theatre

November 22 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre

November 28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

 December 2 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center

December 5 Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre

December 8 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 Itinerary subject to change. Additional cities and venues to be confirmed.

Chicagoans Flock to Ravinia for Top Concert Events

2010 Ravinia Festival Tickets

The 2010 Ravinia Festival will feature some of the hottest musician in the world including Carrie Underwood, Counting Crows, Beach Boys, Nelly Furtado, Crosby Stills Nash, Train, Sting, Cheap Trick, Moody Blues, Buddy Guy, and many many more.

The Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, is a popular summer destination for hundreds of thousands of concert goers from the Chicago Area each year.  Founded in 1904, this historic venue has hosted such luminaries as  the Ballet Russe, Luciano Berio, George Gershwin, José Greco, Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein, Lucrezia Bori, Dave Brubeck, Pablo Casals, Van Cliburn, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, John Houseman, Janis Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Yo-Yo Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Oscar Peterson, Stephen Sondheim, Isaac Stern and Frank Zappa.

Ravinia, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to connecting music to thousands of families around Chicago, boasts a 3,200 seat amphitheater (The Pavillion) that is the summer home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and a host of other musical acts each year.  This unique Pavilion is one of the nicest open-air theaters  with a state of the art sound system and lighting.  However, what is great about seeing a concert at Ravinia is the picnic area.  In the picnic area partrons can bring there own food, beverages (yes, alcohol too!), lawn chairs, blankets, and whatever else they can carry in.  While this makes the experience all that much more affordable they do have a restaurant available to those that do not plan ahead.  Talk about a great place to take a date….

While Ravinia has had a reputation for catering to the wine and cheese crowd of Highland Park and the Northern suburbs of Chicago, this festival hosts a eclectic mix of music including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, Country, and even rap and hip-hop that will please music fans young and old.   The 2010 Ravinia lineup is no exception and is sure to have something for everyone.

2010 Ravinia Festival Lineup

  • June 17 Backstreet Boys
  • June 19 Buddy Guy
  • June 20 Jethro Tull with guest Procol Harum
  • June 23 Golden Dragon Acrobats from China (kids concert)
  • June 25 The Moody Blues
  • June 26 Ralph’s World (kids concert)
  • June 26 Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo
  • June 27 “Vocabularies” with Bobby McFerrin/Chicago Children’s Choir
  • July 1 John Hiatt & The Combo/The Levon Helm Band
  • July 3 A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (live national broadcast)
  • July 6 The Cat Empire/Soulive/Raul Midon
  • July 10 Cheap Trick with Squeeze
  • July 14 The Swell Season
  • July 17 Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • July 18 Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • July 21 The B-52s
  • July 30 The Music of ABBA as performed by Arrival from Sweden
  • August 7 The BoDeans/Big Head Todd & the Monsters
  • August 8 The Temptations/The Four Tops
  • August 20 Yo-Yo Ma/Silk Road Ensemble
  • August 21 Counting Crows
  • August 22 Crosby, Stills and Nash
  • August 24 Counting Crows
  • August 27 Poi Dog Pondering
  • August 28 Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • August 29 Carrie Underwood
  • September 1 An Evening with the Beach Boys
  • September 3 Nelly Furtado
  • September 4 Train
  • September 5 Tom Chapin & Friends (kids concert)
  • September 6 “Labor Day Spectacular Tribute to Erich Kunzel” Illinois Symphony Orchestra/Karen Lynne Deal, music director/Alexander Kobrin, piano. All Tchaikovsky program.

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While tickets to concerts at Ravinia this summer are largely sold out, you can find tickets to all these shows and more at Cheap Ravinia Festival Tickets.  If you still can’t find what you are looking for you can find many tickets to Ravinia show in our Illinois Concert Classifieds.