TicketNetwork.com July events preview

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July has lots of things to look forward to, including Independence Day (July 4) and Embrace Your Geekness Day (July 13). But what about live events after the fireworks are over? Check out our guide for the top July events:


American Idol Live: The hit talent show is hitting the road once again, kicking off a tour on July 6 in Detroit, MI. The show will visit dozens of cities before ending its tour in Milwaukee, WI, on September 11.

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Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks: The duo is joining forces for a brief summer tour. The Heart & Soul Tour begins in Cleveland, OH, on July 20, continuing through August 9.

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One Direction: The newest hit boy band continues its 2012 trek across North America through July 1. Tickets are also available for NEXT July (and June and August) for their 2013 dates.

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Other Concerts in July:

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd begins July 8.
  • Iron Maiden and Journey begin their respective tours July 21.
  • Celine Dion continues her Las Vegas residency.


MLB All-Star Game: The mid-season classic takes place in Kansas City, MO, this year, featuring the Home Run Derby, All-Star Sunday, and, of course, the All-Star Game on July 10.

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UFC: UFC 148 takes place in Vegas July 7, while UFC 149 is scheduled for July 21 in Calgary, Canada.

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MLB: Once the All-Star Game is over, play will continue as the competition heats up for the playoffs and, ultimately, the World Series.

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Other Sports Events in July:

  • The USA Men's Basketball team will face off with the Dominican Republic in Las Vegas on July 12 and with Brazil in Washington, DC, on July 16.


Bring It On: Yes, you read that right. Bring It On has been made into a musical, premiering on Broadway July 12.

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Mike Tyson — Live on Stage: Mike Tyson teams up with director Spike Lee to bring a one-man show to Broadway for a limited run, opening July 31 and closing August 12.

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Wicked: Besides its residency on Broadway, Wicked will hit San Diego, CA; East Lansing, MI; Ottawa, ON; and Salt Lake City, UT.

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Other Theater Events in July:

  • War Horse is in Los Angeles, CA, through July 29.
  • Jersey Boys is on tour in Dallas, TX; Calgary, Canada; Denver, CO; and Portland, OR.
  • Billy Elliot hits Louisville, KY; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; and Boston, MA.

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