It's not enough to simply say that One Direction won out the weekend. Instead, it's more accurate to say that tickets for the band's upcoming "Where We Are" Tour completely dominated the weekend. Over 1/3 of all tickets sold at TicketNetwork.com on Saturday and Sunday were for the band's events*. And I'm not just talking about 1/3 of concert ticket sales here, but 1/3 of all ticket sales, including concerts, sports, and theater events.
There are also some interesting stats when we dig deeper. First, one might expect the venue that did the best is the one with multiple shows, which is not an unreasonable assumption as it happens often enough, and there are a number of cities on this tour with two-day stops. But that's not what happened this weekend for One Direction. Rather, the top-selling venue was one with only a single show: the August 13 concert at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Closely following up in second place was Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA, which has two shows on August 7 and 8. Here are the top five:
With an album slated for release in the U.S. May 2014, Dolly Parton is gearing up for her 2014 tour as well. The album, called "Blue Smoke," will first be released in New Zealand and Australia, then the U.S. and Europe, in preparation for her world tour; the world tour will stop in countries like England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Sweden.
The U.S. dates for Dolly Parton's winter and spring tour can be found below. Although it's only 11 dates now, it's possible the country singer may expand her tour at a later date. Click here for more information on tickets and upcoming tour dates.
If you are familiar with the film "Home Alone" and you like puppies (and why wouldn't you?), then this video will be your new favorite. (The kid narrating sounds pretty adorable, too.)
Ahh, One Direction tickets are on sale today!
...You know, just in case you forgot. (You totally didn't. We definitely didn't.) Their 2014 tour begins in April and arrives in the U.S. come August.
The first show is Aug. 4, 2014 in East Rutherford, NJ. The tour will also stop in cities like Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Nashville, TN; Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; and Tampa, FL.
While you're there, don't forget to take advantage of our Cyber Monday promotion in order to get free standard shipping on your order.
Use the promotional code TNCYBERSAVE2013 at checkout (whether you are purchasing One Direction tickets or tickets to another event) and receive free standard shipping. Ordering by phone? Just mention the code to your customer service rep and the deal still applies.
Discount code TNCYBERSAVE2013 valid December 2, 2013 through December 7, 2013. Redeemable for free standard shipping (up to a $15 value) on TicketNetwork.com. No minimum order size.