The coming week's onsales scene is going to be particularly busy as two of pop's hottest acts release tickets for their upcoming tours. That's right — it's time for One Direction and Lady Gaga tickets to go on sale. Tickets for about half of the tour dates for the Where We Are and artRave tours are going up for grabs in the coming few days. The 1D tickets go on sale this Saturday while the Gaga onsale is on Monday.
Other artists and bands going on sale this week include Jason Aldean, Journey and Steve Miller Band, Prince, Luke Bryan, and Skrillex. All of these acts have onsales on Friday.
In sports, the Boston Red Sox have Spring Training tickets on sale Saturday, for their games in Ft. Myers, FL, in February and March. There is also a UFC® on Fox event and tennis' Davis Cup® on sale Friday, and several Monster Jam® and WWE® events on sale Saturday.
Finally, in theater, the Wicked tour has onsales for Apple, WI, this Friday. There are also onsales for Evita in Buffalo on Sunday; Once in Buffalo, NY, and Des Moines, IA, on Sunday and Monday respectively; and The Book of Mormon in Boston on Monday.
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I'm one of those people who kind of loves holiday music. Around this time of the year, I'm guilty of swapping my Pandora stations to play Christmas songs and I've even purchased entire holiday albums (hi, 2000 Christina Aguilera album "My Kind of Christmas").
I don't cringe when I hear holiday songs in the stores (even if it is before Thanksgiving) and I won't turn the radio off no matter how many times I've heard that particular song.
Except when it comes to five of them. I present to you my list of the five absolute worst holiday and Christmas songs of all time.
#5: "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer"
So I don't actually hate this song. I even understand the appeal of it for kids. In fact, I actually thought this song was hilarious when I was little. But as an adult, it's certainly not my favorite holiday song. If I never heard it again, I'd be fine with that.
After suffering a hip injury earlier this year, Lady Gaga is back with her latest tour. Entitled artRave, the tour supports Gaga's recently released third studio album, ARTPOP. The tour begins on May 4 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL, and ends on July 21 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. However, Gaga will be performing earlier than this, as she will close out the iconic Roseland Ballroom in New York City with a seven-night run from March 28 to April 7.
The U.S. dates for the tour are featured below. Click here for more information on tickets and upcoming tour dates.
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Holiday-themed events prevail in both concerts and theater. Shows like Jingle Ball and Holiday Pops are big names in concerts, while non-holiday shows include Billy Joel, Britney Spears, and Celine Dion.
Theater is relatively quiet in December, as several Broadway shows close. However, two holiday shows, A Christmas Story and Irving Berlin's White Christmas, will open this month. In sports, college bowl games start up at the end of December through 2014, and there are a few Christmas Day basketball games to choose from.
Jingle Ball: Although it seems like a lifetime ago when the Jingle Ball tickets went on sale, the of Jingle Ball jams are finally here! Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Selena Gomez, and Fall Out Boy are some of the performers included at various shows.
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Holiday Pops: Keith Lockhart, guest conductors and the Boston Pops are all part of the traditional holiday celebration, Holiday Pops at Boston Symphony Hall Dec. 4-24. Several other symphonies will host similar shows, including Philadelphia and Naples.
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Britney Spears Las Vegas: It's not until the end of the month, but Britney Spears begins her highly-anticipated Las Vegas residency Dec. 27. "Britney: Piece of Me" will combine old and new songs from the pop princess for the ultimate Britney Spears experience.
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