Following up on last week's announcement, tickets for the North American leg of Katy Perry's "Prismatic World Tour" begin going on sale tomorrow, with tickets up for the San Jose, CA, concert. However, the vast majority of onsales take place this coming Monday, January 27.
At 54 shows, Monday's onsale will include nearly all the tour's dates. As mentioned above, San Jose is tomorrow, and there is at least one other that will go on sale at a later date.
Artists joining Perry this weekend include Elton John, Rob Thomas, and Country Megaticket packages on Friday; Tool on Friday and Saturday; and Billy Joel on Saturday and Monday.
So the conference championships are over and football's biggest game is soon to be here. Are you excited? It appears that ticket sellers are quite excited for the upcoming game.
A look at initial sales for the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks game shows that, for tickets sold after the AFC and NFC championships were over, and up until the end of yesterday, the average selling price for tickets listed at TicketNetwork.com was $2,847. That's up about 18% versus the same period last year, when the average was $2,413.
This week, we really get back into the swing of things with lots of onsales, including a couple major concert tours, several festivals, and a boxing match.
First up, fellow pop punk bands Fall Out Boy and Paramore are going on tour together for the first time this summer. The 30+ date "Momumentour" goes on sale for most shows tomorrow, but a few dates will begin on Saturday. The tour begins on June 19 and runs until August 17.
Additionally, several festivals have released their lineups in the last couple days, and have initial onsales in the next few days. This includes the Hangout Music Festival, which has its onsale today, as well as the Firefly Music Festival and the brand new iHeartRadio Country Festival, which have onsales Monday. Also, even though it not technically a festival, the Houston Rodeo has onsales for its concert sets this Saturday.
In sports, there are onsales Friday for a bout between Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angula. Other onsales include UFC 171 on Friday, and soccer matches between Mexico and Nigeria on Friday, as well as between the U.S. Womens' team and Russia on Saturday.
Finally, comedian Chelsea Handler has 27 shows on sale this Friday. Handler's "In Conversation" Tour begins on March 4 in New York and ends with two shows in Atlantic City on May 25.
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Dave Matthews and co. are back with a new summer tour for 2014. The tour, which was announced today, has over 40 dates, and a number of cities visited will have two concerts (and three in Berekely, CA; and Quincy, WA), giving DMB fans in those cities an even greater chance to see a show. The tour begins on May 16 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Spring, TX, and ends on September 6 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.
Before the tour this summer, DMB is heading to Australia to appear in several festivals. The band will also participate in the Milwaukee Summerfest on July 2.
Visit the Dave Matthews Band page to see the tour dates and for more information on tickets.
It's the beginning of another year, and that means it's time to predict all the artists and bands we think will tour during the year. Of course, many acts already have planned tours coming up, but you can be sure that there will be at least another four or five that announce them in the coming months. In particular, the months after June are looking pretty empty at this point, and will need plenty of acts to fill them up.
We think there is a pretty decent chance that the following five artists and bands will tour this year.
The Rationale: Over the last decade or so, U2 has seemed to have a pretty reliable four to five year gap between albums, and three to four year gap between their tours. Well, 2014 is exactly the right number of years for the next album to come out and the next tour to be announced. To be exact, the end of 2014 is at the lower end of the gap, so I wouldn't at all be surprised to see a tour announcement by the end of the year, if not the first dates of that tour.
Besides, what do they have to lose? Nothing, that's what. U2 is always an extremely popular touring act, and the previous 360° Tour was the highest-grossing tour ever. So come on U2: don't leave us waiting for much longer!