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

Date Event Venue City State
Monday Back To School Jam JAMES BROWN ARENA Augusta GA
Monday Blue Man Group At the Charles Playhouse Charles Playhouse Boston MA
Monday Chicago the Musical Dow Event Center Saginaw MI
Monday Detroit Lions Ford Field Detroit MI
Monday Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh La Crosse Center Lacrosse WI
Monday Flogging Molly House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim CA
Monday Frost/Nixon Des Moines Civic Center Des Moines IA
Monday George Lopez NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE Los Angeles CA
Monday Glen Campbell & Richmond Symphony Orchestra Salem Civic Center Salem VA
Monday Jerry Lewis Desert Diamond Casino Tucson AZ
Monday Jersey Boys – Toronto Toronto Centre For The Arts Toronto ON
Monday Jim Gaffigan University At Buffalo Center for the Arts Buffalo NY
Monday Jim Gaffigan Ej Nutter Center Dayton OH
Monday Jim Gaffigan Littlejohn Coliseum Clemson SC
Monday Lupe Fiasco Stanley Theatre Utica NY
Monday Madonna TD Banknorth Garden Boston MA
Monday Margaret Cho Murat Theatre Indianapolis IN
Monday Mexico vs Chile LA Coliseum Los Angeles CA
Monday Natalie Cole Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall Newport VA
Monday Neil Young San Diego State University – Cox Arena San Diego CA
Monday Neil Young The Forum Inglewood CA
Monday North American Championship Rodeo Freedom Hall Louisville KY
Monday Robin Williams Fox Theatre Detroit Detroit MI
Monday Sesame Street Live : Elmo’s Green Thumb Westchester County Center White Plains NY
Monday Sesame Street Live : When Elmo Grows Up O’Connell Center Gainesville FL
Monday Supercross Rogers Centre Toronto ON
Monday Tesla The Fillmore Detroit Detroit MI
Monday The Backyardigans Live Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro NC
Monday THE CHEETAH GIRLS CenturyTel Center Bossier City LA
Monday THE CHEETAH GIRLS Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills MI
Monday Time the Conqueror Tour with Jackson Browne United Palace Theatre New York NY
Monday UTEP Miners vs University of Texas Longhorns Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso TX
Monday Walking with Dinosaurs – the Live Experience STAPLES Center Los Angeles CA
Tuesday Arenacross Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro NC
Tuesday Michigan State vs University of North Carolina Ford Field Detroit MI
Tuesday New York Rangers preseason Madison Square Garden New York NY
Wednesday Jack’s Radio Show Billy Idol, Devo, others Irvine Meadows / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine CA
Wednesday Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome San Antonio TX
Friday Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Petersen Events Center Pittsburgh PA
Friday Death Cab for Cutie Assembly Hall Champaign IL
Friday Disney On Ice: Disneyland Adventure Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro NC
Friday Jackson Browne Arlington Theatre S.Barbara CA
Friday Janet Jackson Turning Stone Resort & Casino Event Center Verona NY
Friday Nashville Star Tour The Midland by AMC Kansas City MO
Friday Nine Inch Nails Schottenstein Center Columbus OH
Friday Paramore nTelos Wireless Pavilion Portsmouth VA
Friday Pro Bull Riding Eastern Kentucky Expo Center Pikeville KY
Friday Randy Newman Hoyt Sherman Auditorium Des Moines IA
Friday Tesla Coyotes at City Block Louisville KY
Friday Tesla Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee WI
Friday The Backyardigans Live Masonic Temple Detroit MI
Friday Thunderslam – Monster Truck Spectacular Sovereign Center Reading PA
Friday Tony Bennett Florida Theatre Jacksonville Jacksonville FL
Friday Vicente Fernandez Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk Universal CA
Friday Willie Nelson Harrah’s Casino Tunica Tunica MS
Saturday Arenacross Ej Nutter Center Dayton OH
Saturday Disney On Ice : 100 Years of Magic San Diego Sports Arena San Diego CA
Saturday Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour El Paso County Coliseum El Paso TX
Saturday Fiesta De Las Flores El Paso County Coliseum El Paso TX
Saturday Jay Leno Caesars Atlantic City Atlantic City NJ
Saturday Steve Miller Band Nationwide Arena Columbus OH