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NFL Teams, The Black Keys Tour Among Onsales This Week

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Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Thu Atlanta Falcons Buy tickets
Thu New York Giants Buy tickets
Thu Philadelphia Eagles Buy tickets
Thu Oakland Raiders Buy tickets
Thu The Book of Mormon Buy tickets
Fri The Black Keys Buy tickets
Fri Lily Allen Buy tickets
Fri Jay-Z & Beyonce Buy tickets
Fri Lorde Buy tickets
Fri Cirque: Michael Jackson The Immortal Buy tickets

This onsales week starts today with several pro football teams putting home game tickets up for sale, including the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, and Philadelphia Eagles. The team to break the trend is the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose home games go on sale Saturday. There are also sports onsales coming up for the WWE and a preseason match up of the LA Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings.

There are also a number of big concert onsales, foremost among them being The Black Keys' upcoming tour. Most of the Turn Blue tour goes on sale tomorrow, with one show on sale this coming Tuesday, and some additional onsales next Friday. Other major concert onsales include 19 Lilly Allen concerts on Friday, as well as additional onsales for Jay-Z & Beyonce, Lorde, and many others.

Theater is equally as busy. Though I'm sure almost nobody is thinking about it now, Radio City Christmas Spectacular will put its full schedule of over 200 shows on sale next Thursday. Additionally, there are onsales coming up in the next several days for The Book of Mormon, Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immortal and Varekai, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the Ringling Bros. circus.

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named MVP. It was the first MVP award for the 25-year-old, who has been playing basketball for seven years. Durant was a contender for award in 2012 and 2013, but fell just shy of winning.

In his moving acceptance speech, Durant made sure to thank his teammates, coaches, and — of course — his mother. Of her, he said: "One my best memories I have is when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, no furniture, we all just sat in the living room and just hugged each other. We thought we made it. … You wake me up in the middle of the night in the summertime, making me run up a hill, making me do push-ups. Screaming at me from the sidelines of my games at eight or nine years old … When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP."

Check out the full speech after the cut.


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Jay-Z & Beyonce, Paul McCartney Among Onsales This Week

Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Fri Jay-Z & Beyonce Buy tickets
Mon Paul McCartney Buy tickets
Fri Miley Cyrus Buy tickets
Fri Michael Buble Buy tickets
Fri Kings of Leon Buy tickets
Fri Dallas Cowboys Buy tickets
Fri Ed Sheeran Buy tickets
Fri-Sat WWE Buy tickets
Fri/Tue Ringling Bros. Circus Buy tickets
Sun The Lion King Buy tickets
Mon Elton John Buy tickets

The coming few days feature some of the most anticipated onsales of the 2014 concert season. First up is Jay-Z's and Beyonce's On the Run Tour. The husband-wife dual-headliner begins June 25 in Miami Gardens, FL, and ends August 5 in San Francisco, CA. Most of the performances have onsales tomorrow; the onsale date for one concert in E. Rutherford, NJ, is still to be determined.

Next up are some additional onsales for Paul McCartney. Most of the concerts for the 2014 leg of his Out There! Tour have already gone onsale, but the rocker recently added dates in Los Angeles and Phoenix. McCartney also added a concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, returning to the venue a couple years short of 50 years after The Beatles played their final concert there. This time the roles are reversed and McCartney is wishing farewell to the park.

The coming week has many more onsales, including ones for Miley Cyrus, Kings of Leon, The Lion King, and the Dallas Cowboys.

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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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Clippers Owner Accused of Making Racist Remarks

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Los Angeles Clipper owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape making racist remarks. Sterling told his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, he didn't want her bringing black people to his games; his anger was ignited after she posted a photo on Instagram of her and Magic Johnson. The audio was originally posted by TMZ.

Sterling and the Clippers released a statement shortly thereafter stating, "We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered," the statement said. "We do know that the woman on the tape -- who we believe released it to TMZ -- is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family, alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would 'get even.'"

Many reacted to the audio, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and President Obama. The NBA is currently investigating.

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