I'm quite excited to report that Fleetwood Mac took the lead position for last month's TicketNetwork.com Top 10, as I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to discuss if Ringling Bros. went another month at the top. Last month I wondered if it was possible Paul McCartney might take the top spot like he did in April 2013, but the reuniting of Mac's classic lineup helped boost the band up.
The band's fortunes here at TN.com were assisted by, first and foremost, sales for its two concerts at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. A super-majority of the tickets for that venue were for the first show on October 10. However, the venue wasn't an overwhelming portion of sales. Other venues that brought in many ticket sales for this tour included the United Center in Chicago, IL; The Forum in Inglewood, CA; and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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Last week, Jay-Z & Beyonce announced they were going on tour, and you can guess what happened next. The Friday onsale was a huge day for TicketNetwork.com. How huge? The On The Run Tour accounted for 38.4% of all tickets sold on TN.com that day. In comparison, Paul McCartney's tour accounted for a distant 5.5% of tickets sold.
Here's the rankings of venues Jay-Z & Beyonce are scheduled to visit on the tour, based on ticket sales up until today:
As you can see, the greatest percentage of all Jay-Z & Beyonce tickets sold on TN.com so far, about 10%, have been for the July 7 concert at the M&T Center in Baltimore, MD. The July 5 show at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA, came in second, but the sales numbers are nearly identical to Baltimore.
It seems highly likely that the duo will make May's Top 10, but at which spot is yet to be determined. We'll report back next month.
In case you missed it, earlier this week we announced our Mother's Day Gift Guide! Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11, which means you only have a week left! Still looking for something to get mom? Why not a ticket to her favorite artist, show, or team? Check out the gift guide for some great ideas.
Of course, picking an event and ordering tickets is only half the battle. You still need to receive them. However, depending on the date of the event you choose, tickets may not be available until closer to that date. Not to worry, as we've got you covered there as well! Simply visit our Gift Notes page after your order is confirmed to download and print out a gift note to give to the special woman in your life on the big day.
Gift notes are available for individuals or, if the gift is from several people, for a group. Even better, you can get the note personalized, courtesy of our customer service team! Simply fill out the form on the page with all the information and you will receive the as soon as possible (typically within one business day).
So with all that known, what are you waiting for? You have a week — get going!
The coming few days feature some of the most anticipated onsales of the 2014 concert season. First up is Jay-Z's and Beyonce's On the Run Tour. The husband-wife dual-headliner begins June 25 in Miami Gardens, FL, and ends August 5 in San Francisco, CA. Most of the performances have onsales tomorrow; the onsale date for one concert in E. Rutherford, NJ, is still to be determined.
Next up are some additional onsales for Paul McCartney. Most of the concerts for the 2014 leg of his Out There! Tour have already gone onsale, but the rocker recently added dates in Los Angeles and Phoenix. McCartney also added a concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, returning to the venue a couple years short of 50 years after The Beatles played their final concert there. This time the roles are reversed and McCartney is wishing farewell to the park.
The coming week has many more onsales, including ones for Miley Cyrus, Kings of Leon, The Lion King, and the Dallas Cowboys.
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There is an extremely busy onsales period coming up over the next few days, with plenty of events among concerts, sports, and theater. We'll describe a few here, and you can see the full list of major onsales in the events table to the right.
First up, rocker Paul McCartney has 11 shows for his "Out There! Tour" on sale this Friday and upcoming Monday. About half of the onsales are on Friday, and about half are on Monday. In addition, Kings of Leon has 24 new concerts of its "Mechanical Bull Tour" on sale Friday and Saturday, and onsales for Wiz Khalifa's "Under The Influence" tour with Young Jeezy, Tyga, and more are this Friday.