TicketNetwork December live events preview

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December seems to be a busy month for everyone, as people prepare for Christmas, Hannukah, Festivus, New Year's and, of course, National Flashlight Day. But if you can find some free time in your busy schedule, there are all kinds of live events you can enjoy before 2012 overtakes us. See below for some great ideas.


Z100 Jingle Ball: This year's annual holiday bash features Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, David Guetta and several other big names. The megaconcert takes place on December 9.

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Celine Dion: The pop legend is kicking off an eight-month residency in Las Vegas on December 28.

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Metallica: The rockers are playing four dates in San Francisco: Dec. 5, 7, 9 and 10.

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Other Concerts in December:

  • See Guns N' Roses before their tour ends December 31.
  • Andrea Bocelli begins his tour December 1.
  • My Morning Jacket also kicks off December 1.
  • Kid Rock plays through December 9, and Mannheim Steamroller and TSO play through the 30th.


NBA: The big news right now is the end of the NBA lockout after several months of negotiations. The shortened season kicks off December 25 with three games: Knicks vs. Celtics, Mavericks vs. Heat and Lakers vs. Bulls.

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College Basketball: NCAA conference games are beginning in December, which means lots of rivalries will come to a head. Exciting stuff!

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College Football: December is the month that the college bowl season kicks into gear, starting December 17 and continuing through January 9.

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Other Sports Events in December:

  • The NFL season intensifies, as teams vie for playoff spots.
  • NHL keeps on keeping on.


Porgy and Bess: Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier star in this reimagined musical version of the classic Gershwin opera.

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Harry Connick, Jr., is returning to Broadway in this new twist on the musical.

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The Addams Family: Last chance to see the spooky clan on Broadway, starring Brooke Shields and Roger Rees, as the run ends December 31. If you can't make it to NYC, the show is already on tour and will hit Schenectady, NY; Buffalo, NY; and Chicago, IL, this month.

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Other Theater Events in December:

  • Jersey Boys continues its run in Washington, DC, and begins a stand in Philadelphia, PA, on Dec. 6.
  • Wicked scares up an audience in Des Moines, IA; Los Angeles, CA; and Detroit, MI.
  • Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal hits a few new cities, including Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ.
  • The Billy Elliot tour visits Rochester, NY, and Washington, Dc.

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