TicketNetwork.com August events preview

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August brings with it both National S'mores Day (August 10) and Toasted Marshmallow Day (August 30). Why aren't those both on the same day? I digress...here are the top live events coming up in August:


Madonna: The Material Girl is continuing her epic world tour this fall, kicking off the North American leg in Philadelphia, PA, on August 28. Dates continue through November 20 in Miami, at which point she will take on South America.

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Festivals: The festival season is in high gear in August, with Lollapalooza taking place Aug. 3-5; Warped Tour and Mayhem Festivals running until Aug. 5; Fresh Music Festival continuing through Aug. 11; Peach Music Festival playing Aug. 10-12; and Electric Zoo Festival on stage Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

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Keith Urban: The country legend has several dates across the US and Canada starting August 19 in Halifax, Canada, and continuing through Sept. 2 in Gilford, NH.

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Other Concerts in August:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kelly Clarkson, Big Time Rush and American Idol Live continue their respective tours.
  • The Honda Civic Tour with Linkin Park and Incubus revs up August 11.
  • Gotye becomes somebody we...still know...kicking off his tour Aug. 22.


NFL® Preseason: That's right, folks, football is back! The first preseason game takes place August 5 between the Cardinals and Saints; the rest of the teams have their first games from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13.

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US Open Tennis: The annual classic begins August 27 in Flushing, NY, with a tournament scheduled to run through Sept. 9.

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NASCAR®: Lots of racing going on in August: events include the Pennsylvania 400 on Aug. 5, the Sprint Cup Series at the Glen on Aug. 12, the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 19 and the Irwin Tools 500 on Aug. 25.

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Other Sports Events in August:

  • UFC 150 is a face-off between Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar, taking place in Denver, CO, on Aug. 11.
  • WWE events include Summerslam in Los Angeles on Aug. 19.
  • Several international exhibition soccer matches are taking place around the US.


Ghost: The Tony Award-nominated show is closing the curtains for good on August 18.

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Mike Tyson — Live on Stage: Mike Tyson's one-man show, directed by Spike Lee, is on Broadway through August 12.

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Book of Mormon: The Broadway smash hit is finally going on tour, starting off in Denver, CO, August 14.

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Other Theater Events in August:

  • Wicked visits Salt Lake City, UT; Montreal, QC; Las Vegas, NV; and Kitchener, ON.
  • Jersey Boys is on tour in Denver, CO; Portland, OR; Edmonton, AB; and Providence, RI.
  • Bring It On opens on Broadway August 1.

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

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