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Paul McCartney

World-famous music legend Paul McCartney is moving in towards the end of his two-year international tour, “Out There,” which kicked off May 2013 and is on the verge of wrapping up this summer. The former Beatle will be playing a few select U.S. shows, including dates in Philadelphia, Charlottesville, and Columbia. McCartney has also grabbed two major headlining slots for the Dover, Delaware-based Firefly Music Festival, as well as Chicago’s annual festival event, Lollapalooza. In 2013, he headlined the Manchester, Tennessee festival, Bonnaroo, alongside Tom Petty and Jack Johnson.

Even after 58 years of performing and touring the world, Paul McCartney remains in incredibly high demand – both the Firefly Festival as well as his Philadelphia date quickly sold out. The June 21 show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia actually marks his first concert in the City of Brotherly Love since 2010. According to data culled form the TicketNetwork Exchange, the average Paul McCartney ticket price on the secondary market for his Philly show is going for $326.77, with a get-in price of $184.

By comparison, a four-day festival pass to see Sir Paul and dozens of other top acts (including The Killers, Kings of Leon, Morrissey and Snoop Dogg) averaged $317 – approximately $10 cheaper than Paul’s solo show, which is, of course, limited to just a single evening of music. His additional U.S. dates are equally competitive, regardless of the geography – the average Paul McCartney ticket price for his Charlottesville show sits at $169.12, with a get-in price of $23, and his Columbia, South Carolina show is averaging $198.86 with a get-in cost of $64. Paul will cap off his summer in Chicago at Lollapalooza, where he will share the main stage with artists Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, and Bassnectar. He was last seen playing the festival in 2013, and anticipation is high for his return. A three-day pass for Lollapalooza is currently averaging $451.34 on the secondary market, while the get-in price sits at $307.

Paul McCartney fans will not be disappointed with his performance, as he is still renowned for being one of the few artists who performs for a solid three hours each show – and at age 73, no less. Can his festival-mates say the same?

Major Onsales This Week: Janet Jackson, NFL, and More

Janet Jackson

The pop star is back for her first tour since the 2011 "Number Ones Tour." The North American leg of the "Unbreakable World Tour" will see Jackson criss-cross the continent from August to November. Onsales are this coming Monday.
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Florence and the Machine

Three NFL teams have onsales this weekend: the Steelers and Chargers on Saturday, and the Giants on Tuesday.
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Ringling Bros Circus

The Ringling Bros. circus has onsales throughout the coming week for shows in Everett, WA, and San Diego, CA.
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The year was 1991. Not only was this the first ever CONCACAF Gold Cup, but it also marked the first major title for U.S. soccer. Triumphing 4-3 in a shootout against Honduras, this now-distant-but-historic final is recognized virtually as the birth of international football in the United States.

The year is now 2015 and once again, the CONCACAF Gold Cup returns to U.S. soil as the host of the 13th edition of this tournament. On July 7, there will be two featured matches from Group A to kick off the field play at Toyota Stadium in Dallas, Texas. First, Panama takes on Haiti, before the USA squares off with Honduras in a meeting that will mark the 25th year anniversary of when both clubs squared off against one another for the first-ever Gold Cup Final.


We're big fans of Monty Python around here (and really, who isn't?) and were reminded of their greatness when tickets were posted for a few shows featuring Python members John Cleese & Eric Idle. But rather than rehashing what makes Monty Python and the Holy Grail the standard by which all comedic films since have been judged, we're offering up 10 things you probably don't know about Monty Python. Or maybe you do, whatever.

10. Terry Gilliam et al., v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (1976)

Monty Python helped bring about a piece of legislation relating to how performers and networks deal with creative works. In 1975, while Monty Python’s Flying Circus was still on the air from the BBC, the team attempted to stop ABC (The American Broadcasting Company) from airing a special edition of Flying Circus on American television. Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam went before the court claiming that ABC’s edits of their work, e.g. that the network stiffs had “cut out all the rude bits,” and caused the resultant sketches to be soundly unfunny. And while the duo didn’t get a favorable ruling in time to stop ABC from massacring their work on air, by showing the original sketches followed by the edited versions to the court, they proved their point and set a landmark legal precedent: creative owners of a project now have protected rights and their works cannot be butchered simply because of what network executives decree. In essence, the precedent protects the integrity of creative works.

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It’s been eight years since Janet Jackson has released an album and four years since she has toured, however that is all about to change. Two weeks ago, Janet Jackson officially confirmed she would be releasing a new album this fall. The album, which will be her eleventh, is still untitled, but it will be released under Jackson’s newly formed record label, Rhythm Nation, a BMG subsidiary. Though this was big news for Jackson fans, it wasn’t the only official announcement the pop diva had up her sleeve. Earlier this week, Jackson announced she will embark on a tour this fall in support of her new album.

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