TicketNetwork October live events preview

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October Events Calendar

October begins tomorrow and you know what that means. That's right, it's time for another live events preview! This time our preview comes complete with a snazzy new graphic.

October is famous for hosting the final days of Germany's Oktoberfest (it ends on the 3rd), Columbus Day on October 10th, and Halloween on the 31st, but so much more is observed during the month! Did you know that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? Both are important causes. Or did you know that October 3 is Virus Appreciation Day? I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to appreciate viruses. Maybe I can acknowledge that's it's just about the start of the flu season and prepare for it.

With autumn upon us, things will be a-changin'. The color of the leaves, the decorations on people's homes, and the overall festive attitude as we get towards the end of the month. But one thing that won't change is the fact that live events are still running! So let's see what's happening in October.


Sting: Sting is taking everything back to the basics and playing stripped down versions of his music on the Back to Bass tour, which begins on October 21. It will end in early December.

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Guns N' Roses: Axl Rose and the band are back on tour for the first time in five years! G N' R will play their first concert in Orlando, FL, on October 28, and run through the end of November.

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The Throne: Coming on the heels of the release of their wildly popular collaborative album, Watch The Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West will begin touring together on October 28 in Atlanta, GA. The tour will run through mid-December.

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Other Concerts in October:

  • The Anthrax and Testament tour begins October 14 in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Folk rocker Paul Simon begins his tour October 17 in Bethel, NY.
  • The Australian Pink Floyd Show will begin a tour in Denver, CO, on October 7.
  • Heavy metal band Judas Priest will start their tour in San Antonio, TX, on October 12.


MLB: The playoffs begin tonight, September 30 and when be played throughout the month of October. The Tigers will play the Yankees, the Rays will play the Rangers, the Cardinals will play the Phillies, and the Diamondbacks will play the Brewers. The World Series starts on the 19th.

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NFL: The NFL is in full swing and a number of great games are coming up. Check out the Steelers vs. the Texans on the 2nd, the Jets vs. the Patriots on the 9th, the Packers vs. the Falcons on the 9th, and the Cowboys vs. the Eagles on the 30th.

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NHL: The NHL season begins on October 6. The Boston Bruins will look to defend their Stanley Cup win. After last season ended the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg to become the Winnipeg Jets, the first relocation since my state's Hartford Whalers moved to North Carolina in 1997. Will Atlantans also have waves of nostalgia years later?

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Other Sports Events in October:

  • UFC 136 takes place on October 8 in Houston, TX.
  • UFC 137 takes place on October 29 in Las Vegas, NV.
  • WWE: Hell in the Cell will take place on October 2 in New Orleans.
  • Upcoming NASCAR races: Bank of America 500, October 15.


Cirque du Soleil - Michael Jackson The Immortal: This brand new show from Cirque celebrates the life and career of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, combining his music and Cirque's trademark acrobatics. The show begins touring on October 2. In 2013 a modified version of the show will take up residency in Las Vegas.

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The Mountaintop: Samuel L. Jackson stars in this drama about the night before Martin Luther King's assassination, when an employee of the Lorraine Motel joins King as he reflects on his life and accomplishments. The show is currently in previews and opens October 13.

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Chinglish: This comedy tells the story of a man who travels to China to secure a contract for his family's company but instead finds himself very much lost in translation. Chinglish opens on October 27.

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Other Theater Events in October:

  • Relatively Speaking begins on Broadway on October 30.
  • Man and Boy begins on Broadway on October 9.
  • Venus in Fur begins previews on Broadway on October 13.
  • Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway begins previews on Broadway on October 25.

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