Yes, it's true, Queen is joining up with Adam Lambert for a North American tour. The three performers will hit the road beginning June 19 in Chicago, IL. The tour will wrap up on July 20 in Washington, D.C.
The trio has recently been increasing their amount of touring activity. In 2011 and 2012 they toured together in Europe, and last September they performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
On a side note, I'm very happy to admit I was wrong about the likeliness of this happening. A few years ago, I wrote a post about bands that should get back together for a reunion tour. I regarding as this to be an unlikely thing for Queen due to not much happening in terms of getting Lambert on board. Well, now he is on board, and they are going on tour.
See below for the U.S. dates and visit the Queen page for more information on tickets.
The busy onsales period continues with quite a few big ones this weekend. First up is Linkin Park, which which has more than 21 shows for its Carnivores Tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI on sale between Friday and Monday. They're joined by Rod Stewart & Santana, who have 14 shows Friday and Saturday, and James Taylor, who has 13 shows on sale Friday and Monday.
There are many more concert onsales this weekend, so be sure to see the table to the right for the major ones.
Sports is very busy as well. More MLB teams are putting up home games for sale this weekend, including the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Seattle Mariners on Saturday, and Cleveland Indians on Monday. In addition, Pac-12 Basktball Tournament games have onsales Saturday, as do a number of WWE and Monster Jam events.
In theater, three Disney on Ice shows have onsales this weekend. The first is Rockin' Ever After, which has onsales Friday for shows in North Little Rock, AR. 100 Years of Magic also has onsales Friday, but for shows in Duluth, GA. Finally, Let's Celebrate has 12 shows onsale Monday in Baton Rouge, LA, and 17 shows onsale the same day in New Orleans, LA.
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I'm beginning to feel a bit like a broken record, but the Ringling Bros. Circus just does that well when it's on fire, as does Monster Jam. Indeed, those two events dominated the ticket sales landscape for yet another month. For Ringling, it's the fifth time in the top spot in the last seven months, and this month's lead was quite convincing, leaving everyone else in the dust. Maybe it'll go for another streak of three, but we'll have to wait until next month to find out.
I'm more interested in discussing Bruno Mars. Sales for his tour's tickets listed at TicketNetwork.com were close to rivaling Monster Jam. Had some things been different, he might be in the second spot. Still, ticket sales for these shows did extremely well, which is why he got the third spot.
This morning, Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and AFI announced they are getting together this summer for the Carnivores Tour. The trio of bands will hit the road beginning August 4 with five shows at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL. The tour ends on September 19 at Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA.
See below for the U.S. dates and visit the Linkin Park page for more information on tickets.
Carnivores Tour Schedule
|08/04||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|08/05||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|08/06||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|08/07||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|08/08||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|08/09||Tampa, FL||Steinbrenner Field|
|08/12||Charlotte, NC||PNC Music Pavilion|
|08/13||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|08/15||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|08/16||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|08/18||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|08/19||Wantagh, NY||Jones Beach Amphitheatre|
|08/21||Buffalo, NY||Darien Lake PAC|
|08/26||St. Paul, MN||Minnesota St. Fair|
|08/29||Chicago, IL||First Midwest Bank Pavilion|
|08/30||Detroit, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|09/05||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Pavilion|
|09/06||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|09/08||Denver, CO||Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre|
|09/10||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Arena|
|09/11||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|09/13||Quincy, WA||The Gorge|
|09/15||Hollywood, CA||Hollywood Bowl|
|09/16||San Diego, CA||Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
|09/18||Sacramento, CA||Sleep Train Arena|
|09/19||Concord, CA||Concord Pavilion|
Like last week, the next few days of this week are going to be quite busy, with a lot of activity in concerts, sports, and theater. However, one of the onsales we'll be paying particular attention to is that of the New York Yankees. That's because single game tickets for Yankees home games go on sale this coming Monday, February 24.
Of course, we're really interested to see how well Yankees tickets sell in light of Derek's Jeter's recent announcement that he is retiring after the upcoming season. I don't think anybody doesn't think they'll sell extremely well — the final home game and final regular season game ought to do particularly well — but we are excited to see how the retirement affects demand.
We already have some preliminary answers to that. More than a week after the announcement, prices have spiked. Last Friday, I noted that the average selling price for Jeter's last home game on September 25 had risen almost $250 from before the announcement to after it. Today I can report that the after-announcement selling price is now $505, almost $100 more than seven days ago.