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!

 

Guns N’ Roses Show Delayed In Germany
The Guns N’ Roses concert in Hannover, Germany was delayed twice last night, with the start time pushed back 15 minutes because there were problems getting all 20,000 attendees into the show. Just four songs in, during “Welcome To The Jungle”, a thunderstorm rolled through and delayed the show another 90 minutes. The band came back out and played the full 28-song setlist, and treated the fans with special guest Angus Young of AC/DC sitting in for covers of two songs, AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Riff Raff.” The band paid tribute to recently deceased rocker Chris Cornell, covering Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” The P.A. also played Cornell’s “You Know My Name” as the exit music.
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Gene Simmons Drops Devil Horn Patent Application
Gene Simmons has dropped his application to copyright the “horn’s up” or “devil horn” symbol associated with heavy metal music. Simmons claimed that the symbol originated with the 1974 “Hotter Than Hell” KISS tour. He was met with heavy criticism from the rock community, as the popular symbol is widely associated with deceased heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio, who can be seen making the hand gesture in seemingly every photograph ever taken of him. Critics also pointed out that the band Coven made the gesture in 1967, and John Lennon made the hand gesture on the cover of the 1966 Beatles’ Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby single. Some say the move was just a bid for Simmons to get some free publicity. Simmons is currently on a solo tour playing sets of all KISS music in smaller venues, much to the delight of KISS fans.
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Prodigy From Mobb Deep Passes At Age 42
Prodigy from the New York City rap group Mobb Deep has passed away at the age of 42. In a statement from his representative, the rapper was hospitalized earlier this week after a show in Las Vegas. Prodigy, whose real name is Albert Johnson, has battled sickle cell anemia his whole life. He and his partner Havoc formed Mobb Deep in the early nineties and released their debut album, “Juvenile Hell” in 1993. The band went on to put out 7 more albums, and Prodigy released seven more as a solo artist.
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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.

New Jason Alexander Comedy Coming This Fall
The Audience Network announced casting has been completed for “Hit The Road”, an original comedy series starring Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander. The show is about a dysfunctional family band traveling the country in a van on tour seeking fame and fortune, balancing family life with band life while obsessed with the dream of claiming their place in pop history. The half-hour show was co-created by Alexender with comedy writer Peter Tilden and British screenwriter Dean Craig. Alexander stars as Ken Swallow, the family patriarch. Amy Pietz from “The Office” is the wife. Nick Marini, Tim Johnson Jr, and Maddie Dixon-Poirer fill out the rest of the family. The 10-episode series is set to release this fall.
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Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls To Release Solo Album
Comedian Harry Shearer is releasing a solo album as Spinal Tap bassist Harry Smalls. The album is tentatively called Smalls Change. Guests on the album include Steve Vai, Donald Fagen, and Peter Frampton. Shearer plans to tour the album as Derek Smalls. The project currently has no release date. Shearer is in the middle of a lawsuit against the Vivendi label, claiming they owe him for decades of unpaid royalties. The fictional band Spinal Tap was made famous by Shearer (along with Micheal McKean and Christopher Guest) by the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, which satirizes the wild behavior of rock stars. The band in the movie has released three studio albums; This is Spinal Tap, Break Like the Wind, and Back From the Dead. The success of the movie has allowed them to go on tour as the fictional band.
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Batman Star Adam West Passes From Leukemia At 88
Actor Adam West, best known for his portrayal of Batman in the 1966 television show of the same name, passed away this weekend from leukemia. West’s acting career got off the ground in the late 50’s when he signed a contract with Warner, and had roles in many of the hit shows of the day, including The Young Philadelphians, Lawman, 77 Sunset Strip, and Bonanza. His first big television role was as Detective Sgt. Steve Nelson on the 1961 series The Detectives. West skyrocketed to fame when he portrayed the DC Comics superhero Batman in 120 episodes of the show from 1966-1968. West’s straight-faced delivery of the material was exactly what the show needed, and both he and the show were a pop culture hit, so much so that it affected his career for decades, hindering his ability to get steady work as the public couldn’t see him as anyone but Batman. West saw a popularity resurgence through voiceover work on cartoons and became a regular as the voice of the mayor of Quahog on the Fox animated show Family Guy. West was 88 years old.
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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.

 

Sonny Jurgensen Not Done Yet
Radio broadcaster for the Washington Redskins Sonny Jurgensen announced that while he was pondering retirement from calling Redskins games, he has had a change of heart and will be back in the broadcast booth this fall. The 82-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback will return this season and call games just as he’s done for the last 36 years. His workload will be reduced though, as Jurgensen will skip the three West Coast road games. He will, however, do the games in New York and Philadelphia, as well as all home games and all four preseason games. Jurgensen calls games on the Redskins Radio Network with Larry Michael, Chris Cooley, and Rick “Doc" Walker.
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2017 NBA Draft Results
The 2017 NBA draft was held last night, with five freshmen going in the first five spots, and a record-setting 16 freshmen being taken in the first 30. Several elite point guards went in the top ten. The Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers selected point guard Markelle Fultz with the first pick in the draft. The freshman from Washington averaged 23.2 points per game and 41 percent from the 3-point line. The Los Angeles Lakers took Lonzo Ball, point guard from UCLA at No. 2. Ball is an excellent passer, setting the UCLA single season assist record with 274. The Celtics took Duke small forward Jayson Tatum at No. 3, also a freshman. Kansas small forward Josh Jackson went to the Phoenix Suns at No. 4, and point guard De’Aaron Fox was selected by Sacramento. The Timberwolves traded the No. 7 pick and Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn to Chicago for all-star Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick. Some of the more notable players that went undrafted have already signed with teams, including James Blackmon Jr, Isaiah Briscoe, and Melo Trimble agreeing to deals with the 76ers, Cameron Oliver signing with the Rockets, Peter Jok going to the Pelicans, and Marcus Keene going to the Wizards.
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Vegas Golden Knights Select Team
The NHL’s new expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, selected players for their team last night, drafting one player from each of the other existing 30 teams. The franchise was required to select 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies, with 20 of the 30 players selected having to already be under contract in 2017-2018 season. NHL teams could protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie. Teams could select another protection option, which would be protecting 8 skaters and 1 goalie. The second option allowed teams to protect an extra defenseman. The Golden Knights GM George McPhee, who built the Washington Capitals into the powerhouse they are now, made not only draft selections for the new team but was also able to make deals with teams not to select certain players. Any team making a deal with the team before the draft had to agree to not make other trades until after the draft. Taken in the draft was Penguins goalie Marc Andre Fleury, a highly accomplished player who half the league would love as a starter. Also taken was Predators forward James Neal, right winger with a 40-goal season, and Capital’s speedy rookie defenseman Nate Schmidt.
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