Like the past week, the coming week continues to be busy as many acts, shows, and teams release tickets for early next year. Let's get right to it.
First up is Lady Gaga, who has another half of her artRave Tour on sale this coming Monday. Other acts with significant onsales include Arcade Fire, Florida Georgia Line, and Zac Brown Band on Friday; Billy Joel and Kings of Leon on Friday and Saturday; Crosby, Stills, and Nash on Friday and Monday; and P!nk on Monday.
Meanwhile, in sports, the Boston Red Sox are not wasting any time on getting regular season tickets up for sale. On Saturday, the team will release tickets for select home games. In addition, the WWE® has a number of events on sale Saturday, including Elimination Chamber and The Road to Wrestlemania, as well as the usual assortment of Live, Raw, and Smackdown events. There are also a few Monster Jam® shows going on sale Monday.
Finally, in theater, The Book of Mormon tour has a lengthy residency of 64 shows on sale this Sunday for Los Angeles, CA. The Wicked tour also has many shows on sale for Austin and San Antonio, TX.
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The 1980s cult classic "Heathers" will officially be turned into an Off-Broadway musical. The show will open at New World Stages, with previews beginning March 17, 2014 and an opening night slate for March 31, 2014. It has already been performed in Los Angeles, where it had a successful run, including a sold-out premiere.
Heathers will be directed by Andy Fickman, while the book, music, and lyrics will be written by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe (who has worked on Legally Blonde). Marguerite Derricks will choreograph the show.
"Heathers," the film, was a dark teen comedy that starred Winona Ryder as a high school student named Veronica Sawyer who starts to hang out with Westerberg High's most popular clique — a group of Heathers. Veronica meets a mysterious boy named J.D. and accidentally sets off a series of suicides at the school. (It is better than it sounds, I swear.)
Would you consider seeing this onstage version of "Heathers"?
The last time we had a Twitter Party was in 2011, so we're pretty excited to be hosting another.
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The time has finally come: Trans-Siberian Orchestra has taken the #1 spot in the TicketNetwork.com Top 10. Unlike last November, when its chance was shot down by an 11th hour (pun intended) entrance by Taylor Swift, TSO had no real competition this time around. It could have potentially been toppled if the One Direction tour had been announced a week earlier, but timing was everything last month.
So, too, is the fact the TSO has so many events. Only an extremely popular act can come close, but only if they have enough events going on sale. George Strait also did well last month, but only had a couple events on sale.
With a tour like TSO's, it's a little difficult to judge how one specific show does compared to the rest, and indeed no one specific show stands out for November. What I can write about is what venues did the best overall, and in this case there is a clear winner: Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, PA (on a side note, it seems to be Philly's week). In a distant second was Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. Here are the top five venues:
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: