Ticket sales for a number of special concert events, festivals and tours will close during the week ending March 23, as compiled by TicketNews....

Ticket sales for a number of special concert events, festivals and tours will close during the week ending March 23, as compiled by TicketNews.

The three-week Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is winding down this week, along with ticket sales for its final concert events at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. Country star Keith Urban will take the stage tonight (March 17), followed by five more performers through the weekend. The rest of the lineup features Gary Allen on March 18, newcomer Pat Green on March 19, rising star Taylor Swift on March 20, and legends Brooks & Dunn on March 21. Southern rock kings ZZ Top close out the Houston Rodeo with a performance on March 22.

This week also signals the end of the 10-day interactive, film and music festival known as South By Southwest (SXSW). The media festival, which launched March 13, features more than 1,800 musical acts on about 80 different stages across the host city of Austin, TX. While concerts and conferences are still going on, SXSW is set to close on March 22 with final all-ages performances at Emo’s.

For those with the luck of the Irish on their side, there might be a chance to grab last minute tickets to several St. Patrick’s Day concert celebrations tonight (March 17). Celtic-influenced rock crew Dropkick Murphys will celebrate the day, and the end of its winter tour, at the new House of Blues venue in its hometown of Boston, MA. Meanwhile, Irish-blooded band Flogging Molly will wrap its tour with its own St. Patty’s Day shenanigans at Congress Theatre in Chicago, IL.

Ticket sales are also closing out this week on a number of other events. Rapper T.I. is performing his last concerts for a while this week, as he will beginning serving a year-long jail sentence for weapons charges later this month. His last show is booked for March 20 at ASU Acadome in Montgomery, AL. Meanwhile, up-and-coming musicians Missy Higgins and Justin Nozuka will end their co-head run with some final gigs over the weekend. Their jaunt ends March 23 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

“Last Chance” information is compiled at the beginning of the week, based on touring acts whose current itineraries are closing over the course of that week. The availability of tickets for Last Chance events depends on primary and secondary seller inventory, and may vary as tickets are sold in the days leading up to each event.


THIS WEEK’S LAST CHANCE EVENTS

Last Event Date Event
March 17 Parking Lakers
March 17 Spring Training: Colorado Rockies
March 17 Twelve Irish Tenors
March 17 Dropkick Murphys
March 17 Flogging Molly
March 17 Houston Rodeo: Keith Urban
March 17 Black 47
March 17 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo: Jesse McCartney
March 17 NCAA Opening Round Play In Game: Alabama State
March 17 World Baseball Classic Second Round – Game 4
March 17 The Chieftains
March 17 Maceo Parker
March 17 Moving Hearts
March 17 Bill Frisell
March 17 NIT – Round 1: Kentucky
March 18 Houston Rodeo: Gary Allan
March 18 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo: Clay Walker
March 18 T.I.
March 18 Bye Bye Birdie
March 18 World Baseball Classic Second Round – Game 5
March 18 Devo
March 18 Wake Up World
March 18 Larry G. Jones
March 18 Bright Eyes
March 18 Ari Hest
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – All Sessions Strip: UConn
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – All Sessions Strip: California
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – All Sessions Strip: UNC
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – All Sessions Strip: Purdue
March 19 NCAA Wrestling Championships – All Sessions
March 19 NCAA Wrestling Championships – Session 1
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1: UNC
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1: Memphis
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1: UConn
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1: Purdue
March 19 World Baseball Classic Second Round – Game 6
March 19 NCAA Tournament Philadelphia Tickets Session 2
March 19 Men’s NCAA 1st & 2nd Rd – Greensboro- Session 2
March 19 NCAA Wrestling Championships – Session 2
March 19 Red
March 19 Houston Rodeo: Pat Green
March 19 Pronto & Puss N Boots
March 19 Connection Beyond Gallery
March 19 A Wedding To Die For
March 19 Street Dogs
March 19 Unfiction On Safari
March 19 WCHA Final Five: Quarterfinals
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 2: Duke
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 2: Oklahoma
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 2: UCLA
March 19 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 2: Illinois
March 19 Sophie Milman
March 19 Possessed
March 19 Los Tigres Del Norte
March 19 Trans Sister Tales
March 19 Cucu Diamantes
March 19 Mamafied
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – All Sessions Strip: Utah
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – All Sessions Strip: Missouri
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – All Sessions Strip: Louisville
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – All Sessions Strip: Boston College
March 20 World Baseball Classic Final Round – All Sessions Strip
March 20 NCAA Wrestling Championships – Session 3
March 20 Tampa Bay Blues Festival: The Fabulous Thunderbirds & More
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1: Arizona St.
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1: Pittsburgh
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1: Missouri
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1: Kansas
March 20 NASCAR Food City 500 Pole Day
March 20 NCAA Wrestling Championships – Session 4
March 20 JD Souther
March 20 Emerson Drive
March 20 Plummer
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
March 20 Stew & Brew
March 20 Strikken & Fluwid
March 20 Holi Hungama 2009
March 20 Slave To The Metal Festival
March 20 Houston Rodeo: Taylor Swift
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 2: Louisville
March 20 The Pogues
March 20 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo: Kellie Pickler
March 20 Rakim Y Ken-y
March 20 Busta Rhymes
March 20 99.9 KISW Rock Girl Gala
March 20 Downrising
March 20 Houston Scott Band
March 20 Hip Hop Theater
March 20 Artist In Residence Recital – Nicola Melville
March 20 Pink Floyd Laser Show
March 20 WCHA Final Five: Semifinals
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 2: Utah
March 20 Phil Lesh
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 2: Michigan St.
March 20 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 2: Xavier
March 20 Paul Wall
March 20 The Mountain Goats
March 20 Cafe’ Accordion Orchestra
March 20 Fusion Jazz Trio
March 20 Sweet Sunny South
March 20 Whoopie Goldberg & Joy Behar
March 20 The Ultimate U2 Tribute
March 20 Sasha & Digweed
March 20 Ustad Zakir Hussain
March 20 Three Irish Tenors
March 20 Jackie Greene
March 20 Trinity Irish Dance Company
March 20 Soilwork
March 20 Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
March 20 Johnny Winter & The Nighthawks
March 20 Graham Parker
March 20 Rumble At Rama
March 20 Jazz Band of America
March 20 Chenille Sisters
March 20 The Molly Ringwalds
March 20 Kentucky Headhunters
March 20 Cuca
March 20 Erin McKeown
March 20 Perpetual Groove & Mad Sweet Pangs
March 20 Butter
March 20 Sweet Leda
March 20 Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary Tour
March 20 This Is Our Youth
March 20 Jil Aigrot
March 20 The Cardinals featuring Ryan Adams
March 20 Christopher Cross
March 20 Outformation & Tea Leaf Green
March 20 Black Mountain
March 20 The Heaven Seventies
March 20 Dirty Shannon
March 20 Scarface
March 20 Black Sunday
March 20 Into The Blue
March 20 Jason Michael Carroll
March 20 Jason Boland & The Stragglers
March 21 NCAA Wrestling Championships – Session 5
March 21 Starfish
March 21 Children’s Playhouse: The Suitcase Circus – That Puppet Guy!
March 21 Grand Rapids Symphony: Green Eggs and Ham
March 21 Tampa Bay Blues Festival: Delbert McClinton & More
March 21 Sleeping Beauty
March 21 Vanilla Ice
March 21 NASCAR Nationwide Series: Scotts Turf Builder 300
March 21 Stepping Towards Greatness
March 21 WCHA Final Five: 3rd. Place Game
March 21 Miss Evers’ Boys
March 21 Houston Rodeo: Brooks & Dunn
March 21 Settle The Sky
March 21 The Great American Beast & Burning Graceland
March 21 Wild Splash
March 21 A Weekend of Metal – Two Day Pass
March 21 Monday Night Local Showcase
March 21 NCAA Wrestling Championships – Session 6
March 21 World Baseball Classic Final Round – Semifinal 1
March 21 Catalina Island’s First Annual Gospel Music Celebration
March 21 KSM, Somato Sensory & Luke Walton
March 21 Jocaine
March 21 Amber Blues
March 21 Hockey East Championships
March 21 Reba McEntire
March 21 Tyr
March 21 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo: Eli Young Band
March 21 Thriving Ivory
March 21 Bluesfest
March 21 Hostile/mutated
March 21 Martin Atkins
March 21 Back Porch Mary
March 21 The Classic Crime & Look Closer
March 21 The Mint
March 21 Inimical Drive
March 21 Orlando Rocks!
March 21 Johannes Goebel: Wandering Between The Worlds
March 21 The Phantom
March 21 Ricky Skaggs
March 21 WCHA Final Five: Championship Game
March 21 Salkind Piano Duo Festival Benefit Concert
March 21 Thunder Slam Monster Trucks
March 21 Corey Harris
March 21 Little River Band
March 21 Masters of Movement
March 21 CCHA Championship
March 21 3 The Hard Way
March 21 George Gervin Celebrity Roast
March 21 Rusalka
March 21 Love Overboard
March 21 Franco De Vita
March 21 Cirque Mechanics
March 21 Toda Tu Musica
March 21 The Mikado
March 21 Alacranes Musical: Los Rieleros Del Norte
March 21 The Schwag
March 21 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2
March 21 James Otto
March 21 ATB
March 21 A. Manzanero & M. Carles
March 21 Missy Higgins
March 21 Lee Ving of Fear
March 21 Deceased
March 21 Mavis Staples
March 21 Victory Concert
March 21 Symphonie Fantastique
March 21 Stones World
March 21 Pietasters
March 21 Bob Anderson
March 21 Jon B.
March 21 Googoosh
March 21 Mandy Patinkin
March 21 Bobby Collins
March 21 Life of Agony
March 21 Killer and The Star
March 21 Misty Lyn and The Big Beautiful
March 21 Alice Russell
March 21 Ab Looking For Love
March 21 Chris Cubeta and The Liars Club
March 21 Haiku
March 21 Triangle Youth Brass Band
March 21 Broken Spindles
March 21 Coliseum
March 21 Charles Neidich
March 21 Spring Creek
March 21 Warren G
March 21 We Will Rock You
March 21 Bill Bellamy
March 21 Toothfuzz & Randy Thunderbird
March 21 The Galilee Eskimos
March 21 Miss Hawaiian Tropic
March 21 The Magnolias
March 21 Anti-crew
March 21 Dave Barnes
March 21 Four Tet
March 21 Chopteeth
March 21 Original Iron City House Rockers: Joe Grushecky
March 21 Dracula’s Ball
March 21 Splintered Sunlight
March 21 Spinderella
March 21 Brutal Truth
March 21 Spiritual Rez
March 21 Great American Taxi
March 21 Saw Doctors
March 21 Firemouth
March 21 The New Deal & Future Rock
March 21 Michelle L’amour
March 21 Mitch Fatel
March 21 Carpe Noctem Lingerie & Pajama Party
March 21 Jim Lauletta
March 21 Wedding Banned
March 21 Too White Crew
March 21 Kappa Karnival Player’s Ball
March 21 Boogie Hustlers
March 22 South By Southwest Music Festival
March 22 Transitions Championship
March 22 World Figure Skating Championships Practice All Sessions
March 22 Suzuki Superbike Challenge
March 22 Texas Metal Fest
March 22 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 3
March 22 BNP Paribas Open
March 22 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 1
March 22 Tampa Bay Blues Festival: Irma Thomas & Bernard Allison
March 22 Menopause – The Musical
March 22 Luz Maria Briseno Live
March 22 Philadelphia Phillies Legends Game
March 22 Apex & Outerloop Presents
March 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500
March 22 Mendelssohn and Mahler
March 22 Footloose
March 22 Nunsense Jamboree
March 22 2009 Sky Hempy Keyboard Series – Charles Aschbrenner
March 22 Ensemble Lucidarium
March 22 Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor
March 22 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo: Randy Travis
March 22 Massenet’s Werther
March 22 Desert Wind Sax Quartet
March 22 Houston Rodeo: ZZ Top
March 22 Mammals
March 22 Steinway Piano Series
March 22 World Baseball Classic Final Round – Semifinal 2
March 22 A Weekend of Metal Day Two With Soilwork
March 22 Miranda Cosgrove
March 22 Cold and Aranda
March 22 For Today
March 22 KSM
March 22 Stereo & After Clap
March 22 Sleepwalk With Me
March 22 Beatle Mania Live
March 22 Middle Eastern Performance/ Raqs Cultura
March 22 Ontario Reign
March 22 Adicts and The Dickies
March 22 Walls of Jericho
March 22 Bane
March 22 Cipes & The People
March 22 Legends Game
March 22 Young Jeezy
March 22 Jon Lovitz
March 22 Jorma Kaukonen
March 22 Ray Manzarek
March 22 Pete Michael
March 22 Aretha Franklin Birthday Tribute
March 22 Deep Banana Blackout
March 22 AC Newman
March 22 Aggrolites
March 22 Winter Music Conference
March 23 NCAA Women’s Tournament
March 23 Sony Ericsson Open Qualifying Session A
March 23 World Baseball Classic Final Round – Championship
March 23 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo: Carlos Mencia
March 23 Justin Nozuka & Missy Higgins
March 23 Fiaf Fashion Talks: Diane Von Furstenberg
March 23 Women’s Roundtable II
March 23 Spectacular Opera Choruses & Ensembles
March 23 London Symphony Orchestra
March 23 H.R. of Bad Brains
March 23 Mitzi Gaynor
March 23 Jungua
March 23 A Benefit Evening of Songs and Memories
March 23 Human Highway
March 23 The Handsome Furs