Pop/folk singer Jack Johnson and boxer Oscar de la Hoya are among the entertainment and sports figures with ticket onsales for the week ending...

Pop/folk singer Jack Johnson and boxer Oscar de la Hoya are among the entertainment and sports figures with ticket onsales for the week ending March 8, as compiled by TicketNews.

Tickets for the much anticipated match between de la Hoya and former junior lightweight titlist Steve Forbes go on sale today, March 4. This match is being touted as a tune-up for de la Hoya before he faces rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September. The New York Mets, looking to rebound from their heartbreaking late-season collapse in 2007, will offer single game tickets on sale this weekend.

Johnson’s star has risen dramatically in recent years and besides his upcoming tour he will also be a headliner at the Bonnaroo and Coachella music festivals this summer. Other musical acts with onsales this week include Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z, who have several dates available for their joint tour on sale throughout the week, as are several new dates for Kanye West’s “Glow in the Dark” tour. Soulful singer/pianist Alicia Keys has multiple dates on sale this week, as does British music legend Sir Elton John and Country star Tim McGraw. This week’s ticket onsales also offer two tour stops for Country singer Martina McBride and her “Waking Up Laughing Tour,” in addition to Heavy Metal group Iron Maiden, which has a single tour stop in Washington state on sale this weekend as well.

In the world of comedy, three heavyweights have shows on sale this week. The always controversial Chris Rock’s “No Apologies” show at Madison Square Garden is on sale this week, as is Jerry Seinfeld’s show at the Fabulous Fox Theater of Atlanta and Cedric the Entertainer’s show in San Antonio, TX.

“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.

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THIS WEEK’S ONSALES

DateEventVenueCityState
Monday2008 Sun Belt Conference Basketball TournamentUSA Mitchell CenterMobileAL
MondayChris Rock: No ApologiesWaMu Theater At Madison Square GardenNew YorkNY
MondayDisney’s High School Musical: The Ice TourPensacola Civic CenterPensacolaFL
MondayElton JohnHonda CenterAnaheimCA
MondayElton JohnRabobank Arena Theater and Convention CenterBakersfieldCA
MondayHis Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama – "Generating A Good Heart "Stabler ArenaBethlehemPA
MondayIsrael’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Yom AtzmautRadio City Music HallNew YorkNY
MondayJacks Mannequin with Eric HutchinsonChameleon ClubLancasterPA
MondayJames TaylorBlossom Music CenterCuyahoga FallsOH
MondayJames TaylorChateau Ste Michelle WineryWoodinvilleWA
MondayJames TaylorHarveys Outdoor Arena At Lake TahoeStatelineNV
MondayJames TaylorNikon at Jones Beach TheaterWantaghNY
MondayJames TaylorPNC Bank Arts CenterHolmdelNJ
MondayJames TaylorRiverbend Music CenterCincinnatiOH
MondayJames TaylorThe Amphitheater at Clark CountyRidgefieldWA
MondayJamie LidellBowery BallroomNEW YORKNY
MondayJeff DunhamAbraham Chavez TheatreEl PasoTX
MondayJeff DunhamCobb Energy Performing Arts CentreATLANTAGA
MondayJeff DunhamErie Civic CenterEriePA
MondayJeff DunhamGreensboro Coliseum ComplexGreensboroNC
MondayJeff DunhamHeart O’ Texas ColiseumWacoTX
MondayJeff DunhamLandmark TheaterRichmondVA
MondayJeff DunhamPeoria Civic CenterPeoriaIL
MondayJeff DunhamScopeNorfolkVA
MondayJeff DunhamTownship AuditoriumColumbiaSC
MondayJimmy BuffettAlpine Valley Music TheatreEast TroyWI
MondayJimmy BuffettPizza Hut ParkFriscoTX
MondayJimmy BuffettTOYOTA PARKBridgeviewIL
MondayJimmy BuffettVerizon Wireless Music CenterNoblesvilleIN
MondayMajor League WeekendCashman FieldLas VegasNV
MondayMonster Jam1st Mariner ArenaBaltimoreMD
MondayRobert Plant and Alison KraussAsheville Civic CenterAshevilleNC
MondayRobert Plant and Alison KraussBank of America PavilionBostonMA
MondayRobert Plant and Alison KraussFox Theatre DetroitDetroitMI
MondayRobert Plant and Alison KraussGreek Theatre-U.C. BerkeleyBerkeleyCA
MondayRobert Plant and Alison KraussHarveys Outdoor Arena At Lake TahoeStatelineNV
MondayRobert Plant and Alison KraussMohegan Sun ArenaUncasvilleCT
MondayRobert Plant and Alison KraussRed Rocks AmphitheatreMorrisonCO
MondayRobert Plant and Alison KraussWaMu Theater At Madison Square GardenNew YorkNY
MondaySantanaMadison Square GardenNew YorkNY
TuesdayHomecoming: De La Hoya vs. ForbesThe Home Depot CenterCarsonCA
FridayChicago the MusicalJulie Rogers TheatreBeaumontTX
FridayDionne WarwickStafford CentreStaffordTX
FridayDisney’s High School Musical: The Ice TourCenturyTel CenterBossier CityLA
FridayFeistUniversity At Buffalo Center for the ArtsBuffaloNY
FridayGeorge ThorogoodTurning Stone Resort & Casino ShowroomVeronaNY
FridayJack JohnsonWalnut Creek AmphitheatreRaleighNC
FridayJerry SeinfeldFabulous Fox Theatre AtlantaAtlantaGA
FridayKatt WilliamsLandmark TheaterRichmondVA
FridayKillswitch EngageOrbit RoomGrand RapidsMI
FridayKillswitch EngageVal Air BallroomWest Des MoinesIA
FridayLarry the Cable GuyLa Crosse CenterLacrosseWI
FridayLynyrd SkynyrdLafayette CajundomeLafayetteLA
FridayMartin ShortEmbassy TheatreFort WayneIN
FridayMichael BoltonTurning Stone Resort & Casino ShowroomVeronaNY
FridayRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusCharleston Civic CenterCharlestonWV
FridayRobert Plant and Alison KraussMerriweather Post PavilionColumbiaMD
FridayWidespread PanicNokia Theatre At Grand PrairieGrand PrairieTX
FridayWidespread PanicShowgrounds at Sam Houston Race ParkHoustonTX
Saturday98 RockfestRaymond James StadiumTampaFL
SaturdayAlicia Keys1st Mariner ArenaBaltimoreMD
SaturdayAlicia KeysHampton ColiseumHamptonVA
SaturdayAlicia KeysNokia Theatre At Grand PrairieGrand PrairieTX
SaturdayAlicia KeysSchottenstein CenterColumbusOH
SaturdayAlicia KeysWolstein Center at CSUClevelandOH
SaturdayCedric the EntertainerMajestic Theatre San AntonioSan AntonioTX
SaturdayColbie CaillatUptown TheaterKansas CityMO
SaturdayGipsy KingsSanta Barbara BowlSanta BarbaraCA
SaturdayIron MaidenWhite River AmphitheatreAuburnWA
SaturdayJay Z & Mary J BligeUS Airways CenterPhoenixAZ
SaturdayJimmie VaughanB.B. King Blues Club and GrillNew YorkNY
SaturdayKanye West Glow in the Dark TourGeneral Motors PlaceVancouverBC
SaturdayKanye West Glow in the Dark TourMTS CentreWinnipegMB
SaturdayKenny ChesneyThe Amphitheater at Clark CountyRidgefieldWA
SaturdayKillswitch EngageEagles Club/The Rave/Eagles BallroomMilwaukeeWI
SaturdayLynyrd SkynyrdCenturyTel CenterBossier CityLA
SaturdayMartina McBride Waking Up Laughing TourFirst Midwest Bank AmphitheatreTinley ParkIL
SaturdayMartina McBride Waking Up Laughing TourJacksonville Veterans Memorial ArenaJacksonvilleFL
SaturdayMary J. Blige & Jay-ZUS Airways CenterPhoenixAZ
SaturdayRobert Plant and Alison KraussConstellation Brands Performing Arts Center – CMACCanandaiguaNY
SaturdayRushVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre CharlotteCharlotteNC
SaturdaySteve Miller BandSuperpages.com Center (formerly Smirnoff Music Center)DallasTX
SaturdaySteve Miller BandWoodlands PavilionWoodlandsTX
SaturdayThe CureStarlight TheatreKansas CityMO
SaturdayTim McgrawDarien Lake Performing Arts CenterDarien CenterNY
SaturdayTim McgrawNissan PavilionBristowVA
SaturdayTim McgrawPNC Bank Arts CenterHolmdelNJ
Sunday2008 New York Mets Single GamesShea StadiumFlushingNY
SundayMY LITTLE PONY LIVE! The World’s Biggest Tea PartyWaMu Theater At Madison Square GardenNew YorkNY

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