Tickets for upcoming stand-up shows from several comedy stars and tickets for this fall’s NFL season are on sale throughout the week ending August...

Tickets for upcoming stand-up shows from several comedy stars and tickets for this fall’s NFL season are on sale throughout the week ending August 30 as compiled by TicketNews.

This week offers several chances to catch top name comedians as they tour the country with their stand-up acts. Monday’s onsales offer a plethora of comedians, including Oscar winner Robin Williams, with a show in Detroit, former television star George Lopez, who has a show in Los Angeles on sale, and Margaret Cho, star of her new VH1 reality show, who has a show in Indianapolis. On Saturday, tickets go on sale for “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno’s show in Atlantic City.

This week has several in demand concert events in the onsales as well. Friday marks the chance to buy tickets to Death Cab For Cutie’s stop at The University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus. Also available Friday morning is tickets to catch Janet Jackson in New York, Nine Inch Nails in Columbus, OH, and crooner Tony Bennett in Jacksonville, FL.

Rounding out the week’s onsales are tickets to catch upcoming sporting events. Tickets to the Detroit Lions upcoming NFL season are in the onsales for Monday, with their annual Thanksgiving game expected to be a big seller. Also available beginning Monday are tickets to the upcoming US Open in New York. Wednesday marks an opportunity to buy tickets to the Alamo Bowl; however the two collegiate teams that will be featured in the contest will not be determined until December.

“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
MondayBack To School JamJAMES BROWN ARENAAugustaGA
MondayBlue Man Group At the Charles PlayhouseCharles PlayhouseBostonMA
MondayChicago the MusicalDow Event CenterSaginawMI
MondayDetroit LionsFord FieldDetroitMI
MondayDisney Live! Winnie the PoohLa Crosse CenterLacrosseWI
MondayFlogging MollyHouse of Blues AnaheimAnaheimCA
MondayFrost/NixonDes Moines Civic CenterDes MoinesIA
MondayGeorge LopezNOKIA Theatre LA LIVELos AngelesCA
MondayGlen Campbell & Richmond Symphony OrchestraSalem Civic CenterSalemVA
MondayJerry LewisDesert Diamond CasinoTucsonAZ
MondayJersey Boys – TorontoToronto Centre For The ArtsTorontoON
MondayJim GaffiganUniversity At Buffalo Center for the ArtsBuffaloNY
MondayJim GaffiganEj Nutter CenterDaytonOH
MondayJim GaffiganLittlejohn ColiseumClemsonSC
MondayLupe FiascoStanley TheatreUticaNY
MondayMadonnaTD Banknorth GardenBostonMA
MondayMargaret ChoMurat TheatreIndianapolisIN
MondayMexico vs ChileLA ColiseumLos AngelesCA
MondayNatalie ColeFerguson Center for the Arts Concert HallNewportVA
MondayNeil YoungSan Diego State University – Cox ArenaSan DiegoCA
MondayNeil YoungThe ForumInglewoodCA
MondayNorth American Championship RodeoFreedom HallLouisvilleKY
MondayRobin WilliamsFox Theatre DetroitDetroitMI
MondaySesame Street Live : Elmo’s Green ThumbWestchester County CenterWhite PlainsNY
MondaySesame Street Live : When Elmo Grows UpO’Connell CenterGainesvilleFL
MondaySupercrossRogers CentreTorontoON
MondayTeslaThe Fillmore DetroitDetroitMI
MondayThe Backyardigans LiveGreensboro Coliseum ComplexGreensboroNC
MondayTHE CHEETAH GIRLSCenturyTel CenterBossier CityLA
MondayTHE CHEETAH GIRLSPalace of Auburn HillsAuburn HillsMI
MondayTime the Conqueror Tour with Jackson BrowneUnited Palace TheatreNew YorkNY
MondayUTEP Miners vs University of Texas LonghornsSun Bowl StadiumEl PasoTX
MondayWalking with Dinosaurs – the Live ExperienceSTAPLES CenterLos AngelesCA
TuesdayArenacrossGreensboro Coliseum ComplexGreensboroNC
TuesdayMichigan State vs University of North CarolinaFord FieldDetroitMI
TuesdayNew York Rangers preseasonMadison Square GardenNew YorkNY
WednesdayJack’s Radio Show Billy Idol, Devo, othersIrvine Meadows / Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterIrvineCA
WednesdayValero Alamo BowlAlamodomeSan AntonioTX
FridayCleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston CelticsPetersen Events CenterPittsburghPA
FridayDeath Cab for CutieAssembly HallChampaignIL
FridayDisney On Ice: Disneyland AdventureGreensboro Coliseum ComplexGreensboroNC
FridayJackson BrowneArlington TheatreS.BarbaraCA
FridayJanet JacksonTurning Stone Resort & Casino Event CenterVeronaNY
FridayNashville Star TourThe Midland by AMCKansas CityMO
FridayNine Inch NailsSchottenstein CenterColumbusOH
FridayParamorenTelos Wireless PavilionPortsmouthVA
FridayPro Bull RidingEastern Kentucky Expo CenterPikevilleKY
FridayRandy NewmanHoyt Sherman AuditoriumDes MoinesIA
FridayTeslaCoyotes at City BlockLouisvilleKY
FridayTeslaEagles Club/The Rave/Eagles BallroomMilwaukeeWI
FridayThe Backyardigans LiveMasonic TempleDetroitMI
FridayThunderslam – Monster Truck SpectacularSovereign CenterReadingPA
FridayTony BennettFlorida Theatre JacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL
FridayVicente FernandezGibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalkUniversalCA
FridayWillie NelsonHarrah’s Casino TunicaTunicaMS
SaturdayArenacrossEj Nutter CenterDaytonOH
SaturdayDisney On Ice : 100 Years of MagicSan Diego Sports ArenaSan DiegoCA
SaturdayDisney’s High School Musical: The Ice TourEl Paso County ColiseumEl PasoTX
SaturdayFiesta De Las FloresEl Paso County ColiseumEl PasoTX
SaturdayJay LenoCaesars Atlantic CityAtlantic CityNJ
SaturdaySteve Miller BandNationwide ArenaColumbusOH

Last Updated on August 26, 2008 by By Jean Henegan