Concerts happen every night. (Just ask Beatle Bob.) Some of them you can catch just by walking past the venue. But, most of the time, you need to snag tickets ahead of the time. Let’s just put it this way, if you plan on catching U2 this summer, odds are you already laid down some bucks last September, or even earlier. That’s just how it goes.
But, as plenty of you know by now, there are other ways to get into shows. You can peruse Craigslist, bookmark auctions on Ebay, and (sometimes) ask friends or friends of friends. That can get chaotic, though. That’s why we’re pretty stoked about Seat Geek. They’re basically an aggregator of the online ticketing market, telling you when to buy tickets and if they’re a good deal. It works.
Given our partnership with them (see that “Tickets” button in the nav bar above?), it only makes sense for us to compile each month’s hot ticket items and the best buys. Some of them may surprise you. (They sure did for us. Avenged Sevenfold, really?) However, most should be a given.
This month we have Weezer finishing up its share of Blinkerton dates. If you want to catch them – and you’re in the Midwest – it might make sense to take a trip to Chicago. It’s nice and chilly, but it’s nothing a little “Getchoo” can’t fix. Over in the Big Apple, however, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are scheduled to perform what will undoubtedly be an intimate show at the Beacon Theatre.
Say you’re looking for more metal, though. You’re in luck. Ozzy Osbourne plans to slay the Twin Cities, Tool wants to ruin that sunny vacay in Honolulu, and Linkin Park will bring a A Thousand Suns to the South. Yeah, like they need it.
Then there’s Prince at MSG. If you haven’t seen him live – which, actually, is probably most of you – then it’s safe to say this is definitely a “must-see” show. After all, where else can you find such a dramatic evening of rock ‘n’ roll?
Well, there’s always Jared Leto’s thing.
Seat Geek’s Hot Tickets – January 2011
01/07 – Weezer – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
01/08 – Weezer – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
01/12 – Ozzy Osbourne – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
01/14 – Ozzy Osbourne – Saint Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
01/14 – Tool – Honolulu, HI @ Neal S Blaisdell Arena
01/18 – Prince – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
01/20 – Linkin Park – Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
01/22 – Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
01/22 – Linkin Park – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forumm
01/23 – Linkin Park – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
01/23 – Avenged Sevenfold – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
01/23 – 30 Seconds to Mars – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas