TicketNetwork August live events preview

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The month of August is now upon us (wait, is it August already? What happened to July? Someone try to figure out what happened to July and get back to me), and there will be a lot of exciting happenings for you to look forward to.

August Events Calendar

As I am sure everyone knows, August is National Goat Cheese Month as well as National Panini Month, which combined would make a pretty tasty month. Some of the highly anticipated movies that are due out in August include "The Change-Up" starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, as well as "Our Idiot Brother" starring Paul Rudd as, well, an idiot brother. MTV will also hold their annual Video Music Awards on August 28, and Katy Perry looks like she may steal the show.

There will also be plenty of live events happening in August in the world of sports, concerts and theater. Here are a few of our top choices for 2011:


Janet Jackson: Sometimes referred to as the ”Queen of Pop,” Janet Jackson has been part of popular culture for nearly 30 years and is one of the best-selling artists in history. She continues her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal tour on August 1 in Montreal and will make stops in cities including Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Seattle this month.

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Adele: After having to postpone her North American tour due to laryngitis, Adele will begin to make up postponed shows in August, including concerts in Vancouver, Seattle and Los Angeles.

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Blink-182 & My Chemical Romance: The two punk rock bands will embark on their Honda Civic Tour on August 5 in Holmdel, NJ, and will have dates across the U.S. and Canada including Hartford, Milwaukee, Toronto and Winnipeg.

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Other Concerts in August:

  • Britney Spears on tour through August 25, including some dates with Nicki Minaj.
  • Santana starts his tour August 25 in Auburn, Washington.
  • Stevie Nicks has tour date throughout the U.S. from August 9 through September 4.
  • Katy Perry continues her California Dreams tour including seven shows in California in August.


NFL Preseason: Oh NFL, how I have missed thee! Football fans will finally get their first taste of the NFL again in August when the preseason schedule begins August 11, asteams including the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are all in action.

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UFC 133: On August 6, Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz will be the main event of UFC 133 in Philadelphia, PA. The fight card includes nine other fights, so it will definitely be an exciting night for UFC fans.

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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees: The Yankees will be visiting Fenway Park in Boston two times this month (August 5-7 and August 30 to September 1) to take on their rival, the Boston Red Sox. So far this season, the Sox are 8-1 against the Bronx Bombers and will look to continue that dominance.

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Other Sports Events in August:

  • UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami will take place on August 27 in Brazil.
  • U.S. Open Tennis begins August 29 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pennsylvania 500 will be on August 7 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.


The Book of Mormon on Broadway: After dominating the Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon has been the talk of Broadway. The hit musical from the creators of "South Park" will have more than 30 shows during the month and plays at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York.

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Lion King on Tour: The tour of The Lion King will be taking the show north of the border in August, with shows in Ottawa through August 8, before moving to Montreal from August 9 through September 4.

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Wicked on Tour: The hit musical Wicked will also be headed to Canada during the month of August, with tour stops in three different cities. The touring company will be in Edmonton through August 7, then heading to Saskatoon from August 10 to August 21 and finally to Winnipeg from August 24 through September 4.

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Jersey Boys on Broadway: I would be remiss if I didn't highlight Jersey Boys for this month, as they do play at the August Wilson Theatre. In November the musical will be celebrating its six year anniversary since it officially opened on Broadway.

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Other Theater Events in August:

  • Billy Elliot in San Francisco through 8/21.
  • Mary Poppins in Costa Mesa, CA, through 8/7 and San Diego, CA, 8/10-8/21.
  • Mamma Mia in Kansas City, MO, 8/2-8/7 and Vancouver, BC, 8/16-8/21.
  • Blue Man Group in Regina, SK, 8/25-8/27 and Billings, MT, 8/29-8/31.

What are you looking forward to in August? Let us know in the comments!