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This week there are more TSO and Rihanna shows on sale. Additionally, Aerosmith and Lady Gaga have announced new tour dates. And there are a number of sports and theater onsales, too.

Concerts

Average prices at TN.com for concert onsales*

TSO$124
Rihanna$169
Aerosmith$384
Lady Gaga$347
  • There are 29 more Trans-Siberian Orchestra shows on sale from Friday to Monday, and eight more Rihanna shows on sale Friday.
  • Yesterday Aerosmith announced more dates for its successful Global Warming Tour. The new leg of the tour picks up on November 8 and ends on December 13. The dates are on sale Monday.
  • Last week Lady Gaga announced the second leg of her Born This Way Ball tour. It begins in early January and runs until mid-March. Eight of these dates are going on sale this Friday.
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Aerosmith announces new leg of Global Warming Tour

If you didn't get to see Aerosmith the first time around, fear not, as the band will be returning to the road in November with a new set of tour dates. Under the announced schedule, 14 shows will make up the second leg of the Global Warming Tour. Everything will kick off on November 8 in Oklahoma City, OK, and end on December 13 in Nashville, TN. Cheap Trick will join Aerosmith as a supporting act.

Although they've been off the touring circuit for more than a month, the band hasn't been vacationing. They're currently finishing up their latest album, Music from Another Dimension!, which will be released on November 6.

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Happy Friday the 13th! Check out this week's list of popular discussion topics:

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Of course, the most popular discussion for a day like today is just how lucky or unlucky today is going to be. Those with friggatriskaidekaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th) are probably just staying at home in bed, others are watching Friday the 13th, and some people are just going about their normal, everyday lives without any idea of the peril they may be risking. What do you do on Friday the 13th?

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Geographic map of the United States
Map by U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.

Last summer I did an analysis of how far people travel to get to a festival, thinking that most people were willing to go far from home to get to them. In fact, people did not travel very far. As it turned out, the largest chunk of people was only willing to travel up to 150 miles from home to attend a festival.

That was festivals; what about regular concerts? Well, at the time I generally knew that people traveled only short distances to get to them. What hadn't been done was an actual analysis. Now one has been done and the results are pretty stark.

Not only are people also willing to travel only up to 150 miles to get to a regular concert, it is the upper limit pretty overwhelmingly. While the numbers for festivals varied a lot (between 33% and 90% depending on the festival), with regular concerts the norm is almost always 60% of attendees only traveling 150 miles or less.

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