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.
Average prices at TN.com for concert onsales*
- 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.
This week: a unique Mad Men-inspired video, an embarrassing baseball error and the stir around Michelle Obama's nails.
Mad Men Rickroll
A comedian compiled dozens of one-word clips of "Mad Men" scenes to create a whole "music video" to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." Enjoy. And don't say I didn't warn you.
Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention has caused quite a stir, but not just for political reasons. Apparently women everywhere are clamoring over the nail polish she wore during the speech, which turned out to be...well, read the article.
Awkward Rockies error
It's one of the easiest parts of the game: the catcher just has to throw the ball back to the pitcher after each pitch. But in this case, the pitcher missed the catch, allowing the Braves to score an unearned run and, ultimately, win the game.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
I know you all look forward to our Friday editions of "What People Are Talking About This Week," but this week there were enough sports highlights that I decided to make a special Thursday edition.
R.A. Dickey gets yelled at
One of the best pitchers of the season (let's go Mets!), R.A. Dickey has been wearing friendship bracelets that his daughters made for him before he embarked on a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in January. For some reason, in last night's game an umpire decided that it was a violation of the uniform code and made him CUT THEM OFF on live television. His poor girls.
Have a nice Thursday!
The Texas Rangers have been among the top teams in Major League Baseball in 2012, and on TicketNetwork.com, they have also been the most sought-after tickets in the league.
Games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington have accounted for nearly 12% of all MLB tickets sold through the TicketNetwork.com marketplace, nearly 3% more than their closest competitor, the New York Yankees. Even more impressively, the Rangers have sold more than two times the number of tickets than any of their American League West rivals combined. The team has had an electrifying first half (see video below to see Mother Nature's proof) and currently boasts the second-best record in baseball, having out-slugged their opponents all season long, scoring a league-leading 443 runs.
Having the Rangers and Yankees atop the rankings is not really a surprise as they are the two best teams in baseball, but one surprise is the disappointing Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have been a fixture as one of the top selling teams in previous years, but they have not lived up to those standards in 2012. The team currently ranks No. 11, behind teams like the Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates and even the typically attendance-challenged Tampa Bay Rays.
Top Selling MLB Teams on TicketNetwork.com
|#1. Texas Rangers
||#16. Minnesota Twins
|#2. New York Yankees
||#17. Kansas City Royals
|#3. Milwaukee Brewers
||#18. New York Mets
|#4. Detroit Tigers
||#19. Houston Astros
|#5. Atlanta Braves
||#20. Philadelphia Phillies
|#6. Pittsburgh Pirates
||#21. Cincinnati Reds
|#7. San Francisco Giants
||#22. Cleveland Indians
|#8. Colorado Rockies
||#23. Los Angeles Angels
|#9. Tampa Bay Rays
||#24. Baltimore Orioles
|#10. Los Angeles Dodgers
||#25. Toronto Blue Jays
|#11. Boston Red Sox
||#26. Miami Marlins
|#12. St. Louis Cardinals
||#27. Arizona Diamondbacks
|#13. Washington Nationals
||#28. Chicago White Sox
|#14. Seattle Mariners
||#29. San Diego Padres
|#15. Chicago Cubs
||#30. Oakland Athletics
July has lots of things to look forward to, including Independence Day (July 4) and Embrace Your Geekness Day (July 13). But what about live events after the fireworks are over? Check out our guide for the top July events:
American Idol Live: The hit talent show is hitting the road once again, kicking off a tour on July 6 in Detroit, MI. The show will visit dozens of cities before ending its tour in Milwaukee, WI, on September 11.
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Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks: The duo is joining forces for a brief summer tour. The Heart & Soul Tour begins in Cleveland, OH, on July 20, continuing through August 9.
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One Direction: The newest hit boy band continues its 2012 trek across North America through July 1. Tickets are also available for NEXT July (and June and August) for their 2013 dates.
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Other Concerts in July:
- Lynyrd Skynyrd begins July 8.
- Iron Maiden and Journey begin their respective tours July 21.
- Celine Dion continues her Las Vegas residency.