My Chemical Romance, the Foo Fighters and the new Broadway musical “Cry-Baby”, based on the John Waters’ film of the same name, are among the onsales for the weekend ending Feb. 25, as complied by TicketNews.
Also, continuing the recent trend of high profile comedians hitting the road, two former Oscar hosts each have shows on sale this weekend. Billy Crystal will be performing at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in May, with tickets on sale tomorrow morning. Chris Rock’s show at the DAR Constitutional Hall in Washington, DC will have tickets on sale this weekend.
“Cry-Baby” will begin performances at the Marquis Theater on March 15th, with its opening night scheduled for April 24th.
Several alternative rock bands have concert tickets on sale this weekend. My Chemical Romance, a group made famous in the mainstream with their hit album “The Black Parade,” has seven dates on sale. Good Charlotte’s concert at the House of Blues Atlantic City goes on sale Saturday, while band Jimmy Eat World’s tour featuring up-and-coming band Paramore has four dates on sale the same day. Rounding out the alternative rock scene, The Foo Fighters have three dates on sale this weekend.
Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z’s joint concert tour has five additional concerts on sale throughout the weekend, while Celine Dion’s first tour in nearly a decade has two additional cities on sale. Rap superstar Kanye West and his “Glow in the Dark Tour” have dates at The Staples Center, Madison Square Garden, and the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, on sale.
In other music news, Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s FM 106.1 Country Fest has tickets on sale beginning Saturday. The concert will be headlined by country superstar Kenny Chesney. Finally, two of Billy Joel’s shows go on sale this weekend, at Mohegan Sun Arena and Shea Stadium.
“Onsales” is a ticketing industry term describing when tickets initially go on sale to the general public. Each week, tickets are released by promoters, venues and others to dozens of events, but the number of tickets available can vary significantly between locations.
Last Updated on February 27, 2008 by By Jean Henegan