Even with the upcoming holidays, there are still a bunch of events going on sale between now and Tuesday. In this case, however, some of the bigger onsales have shifted back a day to today. That is the case with Latin singer Marc Anthony, as well as the 28-date The Voice Tour, whose onsales began this morning. NBA Playoffs home game onsales for the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks began this morning as well.
All that covered, the highlight of the weekend is 3 Doors Down, which announced yesterday that it is adding 18 additional dates to its acoustic-heavy Songs From The Basement Tour. The outing, which begins on June 3 in Coquitlam, British Columbia, will run for 32 dates before ending on September 11 in Louisville, KY. The band has also scheduled appearances at a number of fairs and festivals throughout the summer, where it will plug back in. Most of the new dates go on sale this Friday, but one concert in Beaumont, TX, goes on sale Saturday, and one in Cincinatti, OH, goes on sale Tuesday.
Ed Sheeran, the rising British singer-songwriter best known for his combination of pop, folk and hip hop soul, announced his second headlining North American tour yesterday. The run will span the last half of August and first half of September. This latest tour is supporting Sheeran's sophomore studio album, x (pronounced "multiply"), which is scheduled for release on June 23.
This new tour marks the first headlining arena tour for Sheeran. Last year Sheeran toured arenas as a supporting act for Taylor Swift's Red Tour.
See below for a selection of tour dates and visit the Ed Sheeran page for more information on tickets.
There are a lot of onsales happening in the next few days, so let's get right to it.
Theater is particularly active this week. First off, the new Broadway musical Aladdin has over 90 shows on sale this coming Sunday for dates on and after September 1. Meanwhile, the tour Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular has 23 onsales this coming Friday and Monday, and the production of Jersey Boys in San Jose, CA, has eight shows onsale Friday.
Switching to concerts, rock band Aerosmith is joining up with Slash for a tour that begins in May and runs until early September. All 23 concerts go on sale this weekend, with a couple Nevada shows on sale tomorrow, one Illinois show on sale Saturday, and the rest of the concerts on sale Monday.
Well, it happened. Ample ticket sales at TN.com allowed the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus to once again claim the top spot on this list. When combined with the last three-month period from July to September, and last March, that gives Ringling a full half year at the top.
As I've mentioned in previous months, it isn't that the other events have done poorly. They've done very well, and in particular the Kiss & Def Leppard and the Eminem & Rihanna tours were neck and neck for the second position. It's just that so many more Ringling Bros. tickets were sold during March.
It is possible things will change in April. Last year, Paul McCartney displaced Ringling Bros. during April, and wouldn't you know, he's plotting more dates this year. Maybe we'll see him claim the top spot again?
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As the UConn Huskies, Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, and Wisconsin Badgers prepare to play in the NCAA Tournament semi-finals tomorrow, the get-in price (the lowest price you can expect to find for a ticket) for tickets listed at TicketNetwork.com of both the semi-finals and the championship have dipped below $100*. At the time of this writing, the get-in price for the semi-final is a bit higher than for the championship by about $20. The get-in price for passes that include both sessions is $104. So anyone still looking for a ticket to the game has an opportunity to get a seat for a pretty good price.