Concert Tickets

Winter concert season is about to begin and many of your favorite artists are getting ready to hit the road. Some of our favorites are Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa and Sting, all headed across the country over the next few months. Hot upcoming tours like Coldplay, Green Day and Shawn Mendes are also drawing a lot of attention. Classics such as Art Garfunkel, Neil Diamond and Styx are also around all winter long. Good times start by buying Great Seats today!

 

A Perfect Circle Has No Tolerance For Cell Phones At Concert
Just a week ago Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders came under fire for ending a show early when fans would not put their cell phones away. She received a lot of criticism from fans on Twitter and other social media sites. The truth is, Hynde’s many warnings to the audience, which were all ignored, was courteous and generous compared to other band’s policies about cell phones. A Perfect Circle is one of the bands touring regularly that employs a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to cell phone use. The audience is warned pre-show of the policy with signs, a video announcement, and a megaphone announcement. Anyone using a cell phone to take pictures or video of the band is removed from the show. According to industry site The Pulse Of Radio, the staff at A Perfect Circle’s show this weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania removed over 60 people from the show. The policy on cell phone use comes from the bands, not the venues. Several other touring bands today have this policy. All of singer Maynard James Keenan’s projects have it, including Tool and Puscifer. Kevin Hart has a security staff that removes cell phone offenders. The Eagles have had a no-cell-phone policy for years, starting with the “History of the Eagles” tour. Fans using cell phones at Eagles shows are immediately visited and loudly reprimanded by a network of tour security. The result is an arena full of fans watching the show and not a cell phone screen. At Alicia Keys shows fans must lock their cellphones in pouches that can only be opened by ushers in the lobby. David Chappelle also uses this method. Only one thing is certain, and that is that as long as cell phones exist, and concerts exist, people will try to use them at shows.
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Ozzy Osbourne To Headline Download Festival On World Tour
Black Sabbath vocalist and part-time Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will be playing the Download Festival next year. It was announced yesterday that Osbourne will headline the Sunday night portion of the show. The Donington Park event is traditionally one of the biggest metal shows of the year. The annual UK event will take place June 8th through June 10th of next year. Osbourne also announced the first dates of what he is calling his farewell tour. His plan is a three-year world tour, which will mark his retirement from doing world tours. He has not ruled out playing a one-off show here or there, as a solo artist or with Black Sabbath. After their farewell Sabbath tour Tony Iommi similarly said that a future Black Sabbath show was not out of the question. Ozzy’s longtime guitarist, Zakk Wylde, is back in the band for the tour, as well as bassist Rob ‘Blasko’ Nicholson, and drummer Tommy Clufetos. Clufetos handled the drum chores for the final Black Sabbath tour. Ozzy’s keyboard player is Adam Wakeman , son of Rick Wakeman. This will be the first time Ozzy Osbourne has headlined the Download Festival as a solo artist. He appeared at the show with Black Sabbath in 2005 and 2016. No other headliners have been announced yet for the three-day show. The first two legs of Ozzy’s farewell world tour have been announced. The shows kick off in Mexico on May 5th. There will be a series of South American dates before Ozzy heads to Europe. Ozzy will play both the UK and the Paris Download Festivals, as well as the Tons of Rock Festival in Norway, and the Copenhell Festival in Denmark. No North American tour dates have been announced yet.
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Surprise! Morrissey Cancels Show
Morrissey rescheduled his show in Paso Robles, California last night moments before showtime. The temperature was in the 40’s, and the outdoor venue’s stage heater was broken. It is unknown if the singer feared the affect the cold may have on his singing voice, (and future shows), or if he simply didn’t want to be cold. Throat infections and pneumonia have plagued Morrissey throughout his career. The crowd was informed via PA announcement that “Due to an inoperable heating system onstage, tonight’s engagement in postponed. A new date will be rescheduled for the 2018 season.” Ironically, prior to the show, fans in California were joking via social media about Morrissey showing up. Notorious for cancelling concerts, Morrissey cancelled a pair of California shows in 2004, one in Los Angeles and another in San Francisco. The fragile singer has cancelled several dozen other dates over the past 2 decades for various reasons, and now “cold weather” will be added to the list. Morrissey cancelled shows in the past due to infections, food poisoning, band members getting ill, relatives getting ill, broken water pipes, and mismanagement of tour money. He left the 1995 tour (as supporting act for David Bowie) allegedly because he didn’t enjoy being the opening act. The North American leg is only on the 4th date of the tour. The tour is scheduled to continue this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with Billy Idol opening both nights.
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Comedy Tickets

Warm up your funny bone with tickets to see comedians touring around the country. Comics like the enraged Lewis Black and puppet master Jeff Dunham command the stage and have audiences bursting with laughter. Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld have taken a leave from television and film to go out in front of live audiences as well. Lastly, Michael Carbonaro and Jeff Foxworthy are certainly "worthy" of your attention. Come laugh with us with tickets from GreatSeats.com.

Comedian Kevin Hart Finishes NYC Marathon
Comedian Kevin Hart ran the New York City Marathon Sunday, finishing with a time of 4 hours, six seconds. He was also involved in a strange but funny mix-up. Fans track NYC marathon runners on a phone application by TCS. The app tracks the runners on a map, and lists split times at every 5 kilometers, the halfway point, and finish. Over 20,000 fans tracking Hart’s progress on the marathon app were mistakenly following the wrong Kevin Hart. A 58-year-old South Florida man with the same name ran the race at the same time as the comedian. The comedian Kevin Hart found it amusing. Hart told NBC “It’s not easy to run a marathon and that’s why I think it’s funny that people were tracking me thinking it was him. I was just cracking up. I couldn’t believe it.” In a video Hart posted to Instagram, Hart said he’s set a goal of earning five marathon medals, and to finish with a time of 3:45. He said he cramped up after mile 20, but was happy with his time.
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Dave Grohl Hosts Jimmy Kimmel On Halloween
Dave Grohl seems to be everywhere. On Halloween the Foo Fighter front-man sat-in for Jimmy Kimmel as guest-host on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Keeping with the Halloween spirit, Grohl dressed as David Letterman, complete with letterman jacket and long white beard. Grohl gave a ten-minute monologue, and sat in with the audience for Kimmel’s annual Halloween features. Grohl promoted the annual "Tell Your Kids You Ate Their Candy Feature." The rest of the Foo Fighters backed Alice Cooper for two Cooper songs: “The Ballad of Dwight Fry” and “Killer”. Alice brought his stage show tricks with him, performing the first song in a straightjacket before being loaded into a guillotine and beheaded during the second song. If he ever tires of being a rock star, Grohl hosting his own late night talk show wouldn’t be unfathomable.
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Robert Guillaume Passes Away At 89
Emmy-Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. He was fighting prostate cancer. The American actor who played Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night also voiced the mandrill Rafiki in the Lion King. He was primarily known, however, as Benson, the sharp-witted butler on ABC’s hit comedy series "Soap." Guillaume’s character was beloved by both characters on the show, and fans of the series. Soap was an ensemble show packed with top-shelf talent (including Billy Crystal, Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond and Robert Mandan). Guillaume’s portrayal of Benson, essentially a minor character, was so popular that it spawned the spinoff show, Benson, which ran from 1979-1986. The show was a television staple in the 80’s. It continued with the former butler rising to become lieutenant governor. The successful show brought Guillaume wealth and fame. Guillaume became a spokesman for the American Stroke Association after recovering from a stroke at the age of 71.
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Sports Tickets

Fall and winter means sports and more sports. Perennial favorites like Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are fun to watch in the Eastern Conference, while Western Conference darlings include The Dallas Stars and St Louis Blues. For the NBA season kick off, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are still something to see.

 

Maryland Handles Butler 79-65.
The Maryland Terrapins beat the Butler Bulldogs last night 79-65 at the Xfinity Center in College Park. Anthony Cowan Jr. stepped up as the clear team leader, recording his first-ever double-double. He scored a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds. He also had five assists and two steals with only one turnover, breaking the Bulldog press on his own multiple times. Cowan went 3-of-6 from three-point range, each one coming at the end of the 30-second clock. Butler came out strong and kept the game even for the first ten minutes, but Maryland slowly built up a lead of 7-12 points. The rotation of Maryland big men was too much defense for Butler to handle. Morsell and Fernando were often subbed in together, and with them rotating in with Michal Cekovsky, the Terps always had a fresh body in the paint. The Bulldogs made a run late in the second half, coming within 6, but the Terrapins pulled away again, ending with a 14-point victory. Kevin Huerter had 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. He seemed on his way to a double-double as well but fouled out late in the second half. Maryland freshman Bruno Fernando and Darryl Morsell had standout games as well. Justin Jackson was unusually quiet with only 4 points but still pulled down 11 rebounds. Freshmen Darryl Morsell and Bruno Fernando both had excellent games. Morsell is a fearless ball handler and had 13 points. Fernando had 8 points and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. The level of excitement and energy he brings to the court is unparalleled. Asked about Fernando in a post-game interview, Anthony Cowan said he yells on the court, on the bench, and he could still hear Fernando yelling from the locker-room. Maryland takes on Bucknell Saturday night.
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Maryland Terrapins Add Pair Of Bigs
Two big additions to the Maryland Terrapin basketball team this year are 6-foot 4, 200 lb Darryl Morsell, and 6-foot-11, 245-lb Bruno Fernando. Both players made their Maryland debuts this week. Friday night Bruno Fernando was unstoppable, scoring 10 points in thirteen minutes, seemingly all dunks. Darryl Morsell debuted with only 4 points in 21 minutes, but showed a little more Sunday night against Maryland Eastern Shore. The former Mount Saint Joseph guard had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 20 minutes. Morsell is Maryland’s first recruit from Baltimore since the 2011 season. As well as new additions Morsell and Fernando, Michal Cekovsky and Ivan Bender give coach Mark Turgeon a solid interior with plenty of size. Coach Turgeon has given significant minutes to ten different players in the first two games of the year. The Terrapins beat Stoney Brook 76-61 Friday and crushed Maryland Eastern Shore 96-43 last night. In last night’s matchup the Terrapins shot 70 percent in the first half. With guard Melo Trimble departed for the NBA, Sophomore Anthony Cowan will be running the offense. Cowan, along with fellow sophomores Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson were key additions to the team last year. Jackson toyed with the idea of going into the NBA draft earlier this year. The trio gelled together well last year, and it is exciting to get to see them continue to grow. Maryland takes on Butler Wednesday in the first real test of the year. Butler defeated Princeton this weekend 85-75 in a game where they dominated the paint.
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Redskins Score 30 And Lose
The Washington Redskins lost to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, 38-30 at Fed-Ex Field. The defense made quarterback Case Keenum look like Joe Montana, throwing four touchdowns to four different targets. The Redskins gave Keenum too much time in the pocket, and he threw for 304 yards. Minnesota was 8-for 10 converting third downs. They converted all five of their red zone chances into touchdowns. The Redskin defense gave up 247 yards in the first half alone, a season high. Ex-Maryland Terrapin Stefon Diggs torched superstar cornerback Josh Norman on a double move that took them just short of the goal line. It’s amazing that the Redskins offense put up 30 points and still managed to lose the game. Gruden choosing to go for it on 4th and 1 instead of attempting a field goal was one poor decision. Another was going for it on what became a failed 4th and 6th. The desperation onside kick was awful, going only about four yards. As with any Redskins game, there were injuries. Robert Kelley left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury. DeAngelo Hall is having an MRI on his knee today. There were a few bright spots, though. Mo Harris got his first start of the year with Brian Quick and Jordan Reed on the injury list. He made an incredible one-handed touchdown reception. DJ Swearinger had 2 interceptions. New kicker Nick Rose made a 55-yard field goal. The Redskins fall to 4-5 in the division and will travel to take on the red-hot New Orleans Saints next week.
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