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

Date Event Venue City State
Monday 2008 Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament USA Mitchell Center Mobile AL
Monday Chris Rock: No Apologies WaMu Theater At Madison Square Garden New York NY
Monday Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour Pensacola Civic Center Pensacola FL
Monday Elton John Honda Center Anaheim CA
Monday Elton John Rabobank Arena Theater and Convention Center Bakersfield CA
Monday His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama – "Generating A Good Heart " Stabler Arena Bethlehem PA
Monday Israel’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Yom Atzmaut Radio City Music Hall New York NY
Monday Jacks Mannequin with Eric Hutchinson Chameleon Club Lancaster PA
Monday James Taylor Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls OH
Monday James Taylor Chateau Ste Michelle Winery Woodinville WA
Monday James Taylor Harveys Outdoor Arena At Lake Tahoe Stateline NV
Monday James Taylor Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh NY
Monday James Taylor PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel NJ
Monday James Taylor Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati OH
Monday James Taylor The Amphitheater at Clark County Ridgefield WA
Monday Jamie Lidell Bowery Ballroom NEW YORK NY
Monday Jeff Dunham Abraham Chavez Theatre El Paso TX
Monday Jeff Dunham Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre ATLANTA GA
Monday Jeff Dunham Erie Civic Center Erie PA
Monday Jeff Dunham Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro NC
Monday Jeff Dunham Heart O’ Texas Coliseum Waco TX
Monday Jeff Dunham Landmark Theater Richmond VA
Monday Jeff Dunham Peoria Civic Center Peoria IL
Monday Jeff Dunham Scope Norfolk VA
Monday Jeff Dunham Township Auditorium Columbia SC
Monday Jimmy Buffett Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy WI
Monday Jimmy Buffett Pizza Hut Park Frisco TX
Monday Jimmy Buffett TOYOTA PARK Bridgeview IL
Monday Jimmy Buffett Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville IN
Monday Major League Weekend Cashman Field Las Vegas NV
Monday Monster Jam 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore MD
Monday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Asheville Civic Center Asheville NC
Monday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Bank of America Pavilion Boston MA
Monday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Fox Theatre Detroit Detroit MI
Monday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley Berkeley CA
Monday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Harveys Outdoor Arena At Lake Tahoe Stateline NV
Monday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville CT
Monday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison CO
Monday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss WaMu Theater At Madison Square Garden New York NY
Monday Santana Madison Square Garden New York NY
Tuesday Homecoming: De La Hoya vs. Forbes The Home Depot Center Carson CA
Friday Chicago the Musical Julie Rogers Theatre Beaumont TX
Friday Dionne Warwick Stafford Centre Stafford TX
Friday Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour CenturyTel Center Bossier City LA
Friday Feist University At Buffalo Center for the Arts Buffalo NY
Friday George Thorogood Turning Stone Resort & Casino Showroom Verona NY
Friday Jack Johnson Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh NC
Friday Jerry Seinfeld Fabulous Fox Theatre Atlanta Atlanta GA
Friday Katt Williams Landmark Theater Richmond VA
Friday Killswitch Engage Orbit Room Grand Rapids MI
Friday Killswitch Engage Val Air Ballroom West Des Moines IA
Friday Larry the Cable Guy La Crosse Center Lacrosse WI
Friday Lynyrd Skynyrd Lafayette Cajundome Lafayette LA
Friday Martin Short Embassy Theatre Fort Wayne IN
Friday Michael Bolton Turning Stone Resort & Casino Showroom Verona NY
Friday Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Charleston Civic Center Charleston WV
Friday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD
Friday Widespread Panic Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie Grand Prairie TX
Friday Widespread Panic Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park Houston TX
Saturday 98 Rockfest Raymond James Stadium Tampa FL
Saturday Alicia Keys 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore MD
Saturday Alicia Keys Hampton Coliseum Hampton VA
Saturday Alicia Keys Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie Grand Prairie TX
Saturday Alicia Keys Schottenstein Center Columbus OH
Saturday Alicia Keys Wolstein Center at CSU Cleveland OH
Saturday Cedric the Entertainer Majestic Theatre San Antonio San Antonio TX
Saturday Colbie Caillat Uptown Theater Kansas City MO
Saturday Gipsy Kings Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara CA
Saturday Iron Maiden White River Amphitheatre Auburn WA
Saturday Jay Z & Mary J Blige US Airways Center Phoenix AZ
Saturday Jimmie Vaughan B.B. King Blues Club and Grill New York NY
Saturday Kanye West Glow in the Dark Tour General Motors Place Vancouver BC
Saturday Kanye West Glow in the Dark Tour MTS Centre Winnipeg MB
Saturday Kenny Chesney The Amphitheater at Clark County Ridgefield WA
Saturday Killswitch Engage Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee WI
Saturday Lynyrd Skynyrd CenturyTel Center Bossier City LA
Saturday Martina McBride Waking Up Laughing Tour First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park IL
Saturday Martina McBride Waking Up Laughing Tour Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville FL
Saturday Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z US Airways Center Phoenix AZ
Saturday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center – CMAC Canandaigua NY
Saturday Rush Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte Charlotte NC
Saturday Steve Miller Band Superpages.com Center (formerly Smirnoff Music Center) Dallas TX
Saturday Steve Miller Band Woodlands Pavilion Woodlands TX
Saturday The Cure Starlight Theatre Kansas City MO
Saturday Tim Mcgraw Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center NY
Saturday Tim Mcgraw Nissan Pavilion Bristow VA
Saturday Tim Mcgraw PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel NJ
Sunday 2008 New York Mets Single Games Shea Stadium Flushing NY
Sunday MY LITTLE PONY LIVE! The World’s Biggest Tea Party WaMu Theater At Madison Square Garden New York NY

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