Fleetwood Mac, Mayhem Festival Among Onsales This Week

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Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s) Event  
Mon Fleetwood Mac Buy tickets
Fri-Sat Mayhem Festival Buy tickets
Fri NKOTB Buy tickets
Fri New Edition Buy tickets
Fri The Book of Mormon Buy tickets
Fri Devo Buy tickets
Fri Boston Bruins Playoffs Buy tickets
Fri San Antonio Spurs Buy tickets
Fri San Jose Sharks Playoffs Buy tickets
Fri-Sat 311 Buy tickets
Fri-Sat PBR Buy tickets
Sat Stanley Cup Playoffs Buy tickets
Sat LA Clippers Playoffs Buy tickets
Sat LA Kings Playoffs Buy tickets
Sat/Mon Ringling Bros. Buy tickets
Mon Atlanta Hawks Playoffs Buy tickets
Mon Mamma Mia! Buy tickets
Mon Andrea Bocelli Buy tickets

Among the biggest news in live entertainment in the last week or so is the return of Christine McVie to Fleetwood Mac, bringing the band back to its full classic lineup. She returns as the band is plotting its latest tour, "On With the Show," which runs from late September to late December. All 35 of the tour's concerts go on sale this coming Monday.

The other huge tour on sale this weekend is the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. This year's edition of the annual traveling heavy metal festival is being headlined by Avenged Sevenfold and Korn and also includes Asking Alexandra, Cannibal Corpse, Mushroomhead, and Trivium. Onsales for the tour are split between Friday and Saturday.

Others concert onsales this weekend include New Kids on the Block, New Edition, Devo, 311, and Andrea Bocelli.

The sports world is equally as active, with NHL and NBA playoffs prominent this weekend. NHL teams with divisional playoff home games on sale include the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks on Friday, and LA Kings on Saturday. The Stanley Cup playoffs also go on sale Saturday. NBA teams with playoff games on sale include the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, LA Clippers on Saturday, and Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

Finally, in theater, The Book of Mormon tour has onsales Friday for shows in Memphis, TN. Meanwhile, the Ringling Bros. circus has onsales Saturday for San Antonio, TX, and Monday for Louisville, KY. And a production of Mamma Mia! has several shows on sale Satuday for Dallas, TX.

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Reinforcing the trend I noticed last week, college basketball fans from Connecticut and Kentucky were the most enthusiastic about finding tickets for the NCAA Finals following their teams' advancement to Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX, this weekend.

The two states were among the ones that sent a very high amount of visits to TicketNetwork.com in the two hours following the Huskies' and Wildcat's wins in the East and Midwest Regional Finals on Sunday. In addition, and not surprising given the proximity to the host venue, Texas also had high visit activity, especially once Connecticut won.

I put together the time-lapse heat map video below, which follows visit activity to tournament-related pages on TN.com, from the beginning of the South Regional Final on Saturday to past the end of the Midwest Regional on Sunday.

NCAA Basketball

Today is the day the NCAA Tournament's Eastern and Midwest Regionals begin, and one thing is clear: The East Regionals have risen to a prominent position. For the previous two years, the South Regionals have dominated sales for tickets listed at TicketNetwork.com, or were at least about even with the Midwest, as was the case last year.

This year, the South Regionals have been left behind and in its place are the East Regionals, due at least in part to the addition of Madison Square Garden to the tournament. Currently, the games at MSG account for 26% of ticket sales for the Regionals, only beaten out by the Midwest Regionals at Lucas Oil Stadium, which account for 52%*.


Yes Announces Summer U.S. Tour Dates

Concert news

Progressive rock band Yes is heading back to the U.S. later this year for a 35 date U.S. tour to take place during July and August. The outing will see the iconic band perform their 1971 breakout album Fragile in its entirety for the first time, as well as all tracks from 1972's Closer to the Edge. The concerts will also include a number of Yes greatest hits and songs from their latest record, Heaven and Earth.

The tours kicks of on July 8 at Blues Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA, and ends on August 24 at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

See below for the tour dates and visit the Yes page for more information on tickets.


Several Big Concert Tours Among This Week's Onsales

Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s) Event  
Fri Cirque: Michael Jackson The Immortal Buy tickets
Fri Jeff Dunham Buy tickets
Fri Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails Buy tickets
Fri Backstreet Boys & Avril Lavigne Buy tickets
Fri Counting Crows Buy tickets
Fri U.S. vs. Azerbaijan Buy tickets
Fri-Sat Kiss & Def Leppard Buy tickets
Fri-Sat Zac Brown Band Buy tickets
Fri,Thu Romeo Santos Buy tickets
Sat Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry Buy tickets
Mon,Thu NCAA Regionals Buy tickets
Thu Phish Buy tickets

This week's onsales schedule is filled with lots of concerts, but several big ones in particular. We start off with the Friday-only onsales, which includes Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails, Backstreet Boys & Avril Lavigne, and Counting Crows. The first has 22 shows on sale, the second 27, and the third 26.

Next up are the concert artists with onsales on both Friday and Saturday, which includes Kiss & Def Leppard and the Zac Brown Band. Kiss is the king of onsales this weekend, with more than 40 spread out over the two days, while the Zac Brown Band has six. Also, former Aventura lead man Romeo Santos has 12 onsales Friday and next Thursday, while jam band Phish has five next Thursday as well.

Not to be left out of the fun, there are a small number of sports onsales as well. A game between the U.S. National Soccer Team and Azerbaijan has its onsales Friday. Meanwhile, the Midwest Regional games of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament have onsales Monday, while the West Regionals have onsales Thursday.

Finally, in theater, there are onsales Friday for Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson the Immortal in North Charleston, SC; Sunrise, FL; and Tampa, FL. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham also has six shows on sale Friday.

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