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May's Top 10 Events

The enthusiasm for Disney's hit movie "Frozen" hasn't melted away just yet — not even close. After an ice show adaptation of the film was announced last month, we expected that excitement for the show would be sky high. The question was: To what degree?

Now we know. The May 20 sales date for the show helped propel "Frozen" straight to the top of TN.com's May Top 10 in a way that was almost as effortless as Elsa creating her ice castle. To put it in more glacial terms, on that day Frozen made up almost 40% of all tickets sold on TN.com. That's huge!

It's the kind of number we usually see for a concert onsale for a very popular artist or band (Jay-Z & Beyonce were in this territory). Other than some of the big Broadway productions like The Book of Mormon, or a circus show like Ringling, we don't typically see this kind of thing for theater. It just goes to show: create something catchy and viewers will latch on forever.

Check back tomorrow for more ticketing trends about Frozen, including information about its fortunes during today's individual ticket onsales day.

* Rankings and other data are as of 6/3/2014 10:00 a.m. EDT. Top 10 list is ranked based by the number of tickets sold on TicketNetwork.com. Trademarked terms are the property of their respective owners and are used strictly for descriptive purposes and do not imply an endorsement or partnership. TicketNetwork is an online ticket marketplace and is in no way associated with the trademark owners, artists, teams, or productions mentioned.

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Disney on Ice's "Frozen" Among Onsales This Week

Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Tue Disney on Ice: Frozen Buy tickets
Fri Pearl Jam Buy tickets
Sat/Mon Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Buy tickets
Fri UFC Fight Night Buy tickets
Fri Cirque: Michael Jackson The Immortal Buy tickets
Fri Jesus Christ Superstar Buy tickets
Fri San Diego Chargers Buy tickets
Sat Carolina Panthers Buy tickets
Mon Wicked Buy tickets

Yep, it's time! Disney's hit movie is making its way to the ice rink and initial onsales for the show are coming up early next week. Tickets for over 270 shows in 28 cities across the United States will go up for grabs this coming Tuesday. The show's tour begins later this year when it is in Orlando, FL, from September 5 to 7.

The movie on which the ice show is based, itself based on the the 1844 Hans Christian Andersen classic "The Snow Queen," was a smash hit in theaters, taking in over $1 billion at the box office. The franchise's success has continued well outside the theater, with movie song "Let It Go" becoming a hit in its own right. Given the popularity of the movie and the song, I think it's safe to say that the ice show will be just as popular with fans.

Other major onsales this week include Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, as well as home games for the Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers. You can see more highlighted onsales in the table to your right.

Trademarked terms are the property of their respective owners and are used strictly for descriptive purposes and do not imply an endorsement or partnership. TicketNetwork is an online ticket marketplace and is in no way associated with the trademark owners, artists, teams, or productions mentioned.

2014 Summer Concerts Guide

Do you know you want to see an artist or a band, or attend a festival this summer, but don't have a great idea who is performing over the next few months? Don't fret, it's happens to all of us, even me. Although I'm the concerts guy for TicketNetwork.com, there are so many acts going on tour that it can be hard to keep all the schedules in order.

Never fear, though, as we've got you covered with our Summer Concerts Guide! It has all the must-see acts for Summer 2014 in a number of genres including pop, rock, hip hop & R&B, country and Latin music. It also provides a brief list of upcoming music festivals (but if you know you want to see a festival, you can hop right on over to the music festival guide for a month-by-month schedule).

In addition to the upcoming concerts, the guide acts a resource for the summer concert season itself, providing links to posts right here at the TN Team Blog about tour announcements, festival survival guides, ticketing trends, and much more.

Check it out now and start planning your summer entertainment!

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Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Have a Drum-Off

Back in February, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith challenged funnyman Will Ferrell to a drum-off after the latter appeared on link aggregator site Reddit for a Q/A. The cause? Charity. The rationale? Apparently they're often mistaken for each other (but Smith as Ferrell more so than Ferrell as Smith), so they two agreed determine which of the two men is the real Chad Smith. The competition finally took place this week on The Tonight Show. I won't spoil the winner here but it's pretty epic — as well as the result of a good cause — so check it out.

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Cirque du Soleil: Varekai Among Onsales This Week

Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Fri The Black Keys Buy tickets
Fri John Fogerty Buy tickets
Fri Pac-12 Football Championship Buy tickets
Fri UFC 175 Buy tickets
Fri Cirque: Michael Jackson The Immortal Buy tickets
Fri Ringling Bros. Circus Buy tickets
Sat WWE Buy tickets
Tue Cirque: Varekai Buy tickets

With Memorial Day on Monday, the list of major onsales is pretty short, but there are still a number of high-profile events going on sale Friday, Saturday, and next Tuesday. In fact, one of the biggest onsales coming up is for Cirque du Soleil's Varekai, which is coming to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, at the end of July. All 21 shows go on sale this coming Tuesday.

In addition to Varekai, Michael Jackson The Immortal has onsales Friday, and the Ringling Bros. Circus has over 50 shows onsale Friday and Saturday.

Over in concerts, The Black Keys have several more shows on sale this weekend. These include shows in Edmonton, Alberta; and two in Vancouver, British Columbia; all go on sale Friday. Then there's John Fogerty new tour, which has 17 onsales Friday and Saturday.

Finally, in sports, the Pac-12 Football Championship has onsales Friday, as does UFC 175. Meanwhile, WWE: Raw and Smackdown have onsales Saturday.

Trademarked terms are the property of their respective owners and are used strictly for descriptive purposes and do not imply an endorsement or partnership. TicketNetwork is an online ticket marketplace and is in no way associated with the trademark owners, artists, teams, or productions mentioned.

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