The coming week's onsales scene is going to be particularly busy as two of pop's hottest acts release tickets for their upcoming tours. That's right — it's time for One Direction and Lady Gaga tickets to go on sale. Tickets for about half of the tour dates for the Where We Are and artRave tours are going up for grabs in the coming few days. The 1D tickets go on sale this Saturday while the Gaga onsale is on Monday.
Other artists and bands going on sale this week include George Strait at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX; Jason Aldean; Journey and Steve Miller Band; Prince; Luke Bryan; and Skrillex. All of these acts have onsales on Friday.
In sports, the Boston Red Sox have Spring Training tickets on sale Saturday, for their games in Ft. Myers, FL, in February and March. There is also a UFC® on Fox event and tennis' Davis Cup® on sale Friday, and several Monster Jam® and WWE® events on sale Saturday.
Finally, in theater, the Wicked tour has onsales for Apple, WI, this Friday. There are also onsales for Evita in Buffalo on Sunday; Once in Buffalo, NY, and Des Moines, IA, on Sunday and Monday respectively; and The Book of Mormon in Boston on Monday.
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After suffering a hip injury earlier this year, Lady Gaga is back with her latest tour. Entitled artRave, the tour supports Gaga's recently released third studio album, ARTPOP. The tour begins on May 4 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL, and ends on July 21 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. However, Gaga will be performing earlier than this, as she will close out the iconic Roseland Ballroom in New York City with a seven-night run from March 28 to April 7.
The U.S. dates for the tour are featured below. Click here for more information on tickets and upcoming tour dates.
For all of the controversy that Miley Cyrus has generated in the past few months, it seems like her upcoming Bangerz Tour is destined to be a bust, right? That, at least, is the impression one might get from the media and disgusted-sounding Facebook and Twitter comments after the overtly sexual performance with Robin Thicke and the "Wrecking Ball" music video. Is Miley's brand of edgy too edgy for fans, or more likely, their ticket buying parents?
Apparently not, because those fans and/or their parents are snapping up tickets for the tour in a big way.
This weekend at TicketNetwork.com, Cyrus' shows were the second biggest ticket seller, beaten out only by Trans-Siberian Orchestra*. Digging deeper, the Bangerz Tour made up 15% of all concerts tickets sold at TN.com during the weekend. The top concert event, again TSO, made up 19%. On the other side, tickets for the next biggest concert performer after Cyrus, Cher, made up just 4%.
Singer-songwriters Sting and Paul Simon are joining up for a brief tour in early 2014. The two long-time rock artists will begin performing together on February 8 in Houston TX. The tour will run until March 16 in Orlando, FL.
Recently, Paul Simon has been touring Europe and Australia, while Sting has been was touring for his Back to Bass set of concerts.
The U.S. schedule for the On Stage Together Tour is below. Click here for more information on tickets and upcoming tour dates.
If you're going to go big, make sure to do it convincingly. That's the trend we're seeing for last month's TicketNetwork.com Top Ten, as ticket sales for the final dates of George Strait's "Cowboy Rides Away" farewell tour far outstripped any other event at TicketNetwork.com.
This shouldn't surprise anyone too much. After all, we've known that the final dates are in 2014 for a little over a year, and on October 24 speculation arose that Strait's final tour date will be on June 7. So now is the time to get your tickets if you want to see him before he hangs up his hat for good, and fans have indeed responded to impending final dates in a big way.
The tour dates with the most ticket sales last month included the January 17 show with Eric Church, the February 7 show with Martina McBride, the February 15 date with Little Big Town, the April 5 show with Lee Ann Womack and Merle Haggard, and the February 28 date with McBride.
* Rankings and other data are as of 10/4/2013 3:00 p.m. EST. Top 10 list is ranked based by the number of tickets sold on TicketNetwork.com.