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This May is marked by prolific events in concerts and sports. Dave Matthews launches its 2014 summer tour; Gaga trades the Roseland Ballroom for artRave; and a handful of festivals kick off May 1. In sports, Floyd Mayweather faces off against Marcos Maidana in Vegas, while various playoffs (including hockey and basketball) continue.

It's a quiet month for Broadway, but touring shows, such as Wicked and The Book of Mormon are going strong. Plus, a new Cirque show debuts and Queen-inspired musical heads to the states.

Here's a closer look at some of the upcoming live events in May.


Dave Matthews Band: Ready for another summer with Dave Matthews Band? The band, notorious for performing each summer, kicks off their 2014 tour May 16 with a show in Spring, TX. They'll continue through early September, before wrapping up in Irvine, CA.

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Backstreet Boys: The boy band's In A World Like This tour began last year and it returns for another North American. It officially starts May 3, with the U.S. dates beginning May 22 with a show in Seattle, WA. They will be joined on the road with Avril Lavigne.

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Lady Gaga: In March, the singer performed several shows at the Roseland Ballroom; this month, Lady Gaga begins her artRave Tour, in support of her ARTPOP album. Her first show is May 4 in Sunrise, FL; the tour will visit cities such as Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC; Detroit, MI; and Los Angeles, CA.

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NFL Ticket Sales Take Off Following Schedule Release

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When it comes to the football, there never seems to be a true offseason. Every event that happens in the NFL makes headlines, including last week's regular season schedule release. The schedule was officially announced last Wednesday at 8 p.m., and immediately following the release, there was an influx of customers visiting looking for tickets to the upcoming season.

Within 24 hours of the announcement, tickets to home games for all 32 teams were sold through our marketplace. So far, the top-selling team has been the Dallas Cowboys, who have accounted for nearly 10% of all the football tickets sold this past week. Dallas has a tough schedule of home games this season, including their opening week game against San Francisco.

While Dallas had the highest volume of tickets sold, it was the Denver Broncos which had the highest average selling price (see table below). Fresh off losing in the big game, Denver is among the favorites to win the championship this season. Their home schedule includes games against Indianapolis, San Francisco, as well as divisional rivalry games against San Diego and Kansas City.

Although the season is still months away, the NFL will continue to be in headlines nearly every week (the draft is only about a week away) and before you know it, the season will be ready to kick-off.

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