This week's onsales schedule is filled with lots of concerts, but several big ones in particular. We start off with the Friday-only onsales, which includes Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails, Backstreet Boys & Avril Lavigne, and Counting Crows. The first has 22 shows on sale, the second 27, and the third 26.
Next up are the concert artists with onsales on both Friday and Saturday, which includes Kiss & Def Leppard and the Zac Brown Band. Kiss is the king of onsales this weekend, with more than 40 spread out over the two days, while the Zac Brown Band has six. Also, former Aventura lead man Romeo Santos has 12 onsales Friday and next Thursday, while jam band Phish has five next Thursday as well.
Not to be left out of the fun, there are a small number of sports onsales as well. A game between the U.S. National Soccer Team and Azerbaijan has its onsales Friday. Meanwhile, the Midwest Regional games of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament have onsales Monday, while the West Regionals have onsales Thursday.
Finally, in theater, there are onsales Friday for Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson the Immortal in North Charleston, SC; Sunrise, FL; and Tampa, FL. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham also has six shows on sale Friday.
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Now that the First Four games have been played, the 2014 NCAA Tournament can truly get underway. We can also start making some comparisons with previous years, and see how things stack up. At this point in the tournament, the average selling price for all NCAA Tournament tickets listed at TicketNetwork.com is $263, about 22% higher than the price at the same point in time for last year's tournament, which was $215. In fact, the price is the highest it's been three years running, up 40% since 2012.