Bruce Springsteen, Flight of the Conchords and Jennifer Hudson are just some of the big name acts with North American ticket sales closing during...

Bruce Springsteen, Flight of the Conchords and Jennifer Hudson are just some of the big name acts with North American ticket sales closing during the week ending May 25, as compiled by TicketNews.

Having launched the first leg of their North American tour early in April, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are now in the final stages of their spring tour. The Boss and his famed backing band take the stage tonight (May 19) at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. This weekend, the iconic American rocker will perform a two-night stand for his hometown crowd on May 21 and 23 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. After the Memorial Day weekend performances, Springsteen and his crew will head over to Europe for a two-month summer jaunt.

Quasi-fictional band Flight of the Conchords, comprised of comedic duo Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement, is on the tail end of its North American concert tour with just seven performances left on the books. The pair, based out of New Zealand, has been performing songs from their HBO television series repertoire across the nation since the tour launched in early April. The outing continues tonight (May 19) at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, and closes with two evening shows on May 25 at Berkeley Community Theatre in Berkeley, CA.

R&B vocalists Jennifer Hudson & Robin Thicke are coming to the end of their two-month co-headlining tour. The final performance is scheduled for May 21 at Nokia Live in grand Prairie, TX, following a show tonight (May 19) at Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA. Both shows are rescheduled from earlier concert dates that were postponed due to a vocal chord strain suffered by Hudson.

Meanwhile, indie rock darlings The Shins have just two performances left on their brief spring tour, which continues May 20 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA, and concludes May 21 at Terminal 5 in New York, NY. This year’s run of the three-day Sasquatch! Festival is coming up this Memorial Day weekend with headline performances by Kings of Leon, Jane’s Addition, Nine Inch Nails and Ben Harper from May 23-25 at Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, WA.

Memorial Day weekend will also be a big one for fans of American auto racing. The long-awaited and prestigious Indianapolis 500 will hit the pavement for its 93rd event on Sunday afternoon, May 24, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN.

“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.


Last Event DateEvent
May 19Washington Capitals
May 19Forever The Sickest Kids
May 19American Superstars
May 19Dr. Maya Angelou
May 19Joey Ramone’s Birthday Bash
May 19Exodus
May 19Saxon
May 20SEC Baseball Tournament
May 20Indianapolis 500 – Community Day – No Cars Run
May 20Denver Nuggets – Playoff Round 3: Home Game 2
May 20American Idol
May 20DC United
May 20Chevelle
May 20Duff Mckagan’s Loaded
May 20Dianne Reeves
May 20Deerhunter
May 20 Happiness
May 21 Indianapolis 500 – Indy Lights Practice & Qualifying
May 21The Shins
May 21Frisco Roughriders
May 21Preseason: Seattle Storm
May 21NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Windstream Pole Night
May 21One Night Live
May 21Tour de Force
May 21Legends of Hip Hop: MC Hammer- Slick Rick & Coolio
May 21Blue Canvas Orchestra
May 21Trey Anastasio
May 21Jennifer Hudson & Robin Thicke
May 21New York City Ballet: Romeo & Juliet
May 21Bamberger Symphoniker
May 21The Prom You Were Promised
May 21The Movement
May 21Bonnie Prince Billy
May 22Boston Celtics – Round 3: Home Game 1
May 22Indianapolis 500 – Carb Day
May 22International Night
May 22An STL Punk Show!
May 22Dark Lotus
May 22Shelflyfe & Remember Tomorrow
May 22Pre-concert Dinner: The Flatlanders
May 22Randy Houser
May 22Gojira
May 22This Day Forever
May 22Young Ray & Young Shank
May 22Kottak
May 22Mix 93 Battle For Red White & Boom
May 22Younger, Kindness, Rosiere, Bright and Ask Me
May 22The Stepchildren
May 22Sleeping Through September
May 22Joe Grushecky And The Houserockers
May 22The Ten Tenors
May 22Terror
May 22Always Patsy Cline
May 22Sugarland & Billy Currington
May 22Joe Rogan
May 22Sweet & Tender Hooligans
May 22Cross Canadian Ragweed & Robert Earl Keen
May 22Veronic Dicaire
May 22The Glass Menagerie
May 22The Kills
May 22Allman Brothers Band & The Doobie Brothers
May 22Lenny Williams
May 22Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
May 22Ben Lee & Low
May 22Wes and Eugene’s Cabinet Of Wonders
May 22King Khan And His Shrines
May 22Common Sense
May 22Mike Watt & The Missingmen
May 22The Lee Boys
May 22Tally Hall
May 22Melvins
May 22Mike Doughty
May 22Mos Def
May 22John Pinette
May 22Deadmau5
May 22Kings Of The Iron Mic
May 22Fay Ann Lyons
May 22Canthus
May 22No Justice
May 22Eddie Santiago
May 22Who’s Next
May 232009 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships – All Sessions Strip
May 23 Pointfest
May 23Big Daddy Weave & Newsong
May 23IPL 500 Festival Parade
May 2397x Memorial Day Backyard BBQ 3
May 23UCD Aggie Baseball
May 23New York City Ballet: Four Seasons
May 23Roy C And Friends
May 23Insane Clown Posse
May 23Bud Brews, Blues, and BBQ
May 23Memorial Day Weekend Madness
May 23May Day: Disturbed & Shinedown
May 23UFC 98
May 2312th Annual EDT POP
May 23Attack Attack!
May 23Latino Vibe-Ration
May 23Day 26
May 23Reds V St. Lucie
May 23Zox
May 23A1A: Official Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
May 23The American Life
May 23NASCAR Nationwide Series: Carquest Auto Parts 300
May 23The Human Abstract
May 2398.5 KLUC Summer Jam
May 23The Duhks
May 23Homegrown Summer Kickoff
May 23Orlando Rocks
May 23Level 12
May 23Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
May 23Billy Joel
May 23Janis Ian
May 23Concert Singers Of Cary
May 23Sang-in Han
May 23Denver Roller Dolls
May 23Buckcherry
May 23New York City Ballet: New Bubenicek Ballet
May 23Don Gavin
May 23Dredg
May 23The Yoshida Brothers
May 23Stefanie Batten Bland: All In The Family
May 23The Legends Of Hip Hop
May 23El Tri
May 23Los Hermanos Flores & Orquestra San Vicente
May 23Terrell Boyz Presents: O.J. Da Juice Man
May 23Mothers, Sisters, & Friends
May 23Miami Nights
May 23Fastball
May 23Haitian Rara Experience With Other Side Of The Water
May 23Mitchy Slick
May 23Ellsbeth
May 23Triangle Youth Brass Band And Ensemble & Philip Sparke
May 23Chicago Symphony Orchestra
May 23Letters To Cleo
May 23Youth Group
May 23Iluminado
May 23Fantasy 500 Race Party
May 23The Pharcyde
May 23Soja
May 23V103 Old School House Party
May 23Bear Pride 15th Anniversary Show
May 23Dracula’s Ball
May 23The Juan Maclean And The Field
May 23Strange Condition
May 23Stinking Lizaveta
May 23Gasoline Heart
May 23Beacher’s Madhouse
May 23Moby Dick
May 23Ralph Peterson
May 23Oleta Adams
May 23Stellar Road
May 239sundays
May 23 Richie Rocker Band, Those Scalar Waves & No Room For Saints
May 23Black Dog
May 24Jack’s Mannequin
May 24 Byron Nelson Championship
May 24Senior PGA Championship
May 24Sunday Gospel Brunch
May 24Soundset ’09
May 24Wingding Festival
May 24Spring Breakdown
May 242009 Best Of The Best
May 24Indianapolis 500
May 24Anaheim Ducks – Playoff Round 3: Home Game 3
May 24Blues, Brews & BBQ
May 24Disney On Ice: Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey
May 24New York City Ballet: The Four Seasons
May 24Opera On Film: Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini
May 245th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Fest
May 24Pre Memorial Day Rock Bash
May 24NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coca Cola 600
May 24Chilango Fest 2009
May 24Dr. Acula
May 24Tye Tribbett & G.A.
May 24Camisado
May 24Alkaline Trio
May 24Gloria Estefan & Carole King
May 24T.I.’s Final Goodbye Bash
May 24Scott Weiland
May 24Opeth
May 24Opera On Film: Eugene Onegin
May 24Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival
May 24Karrin Allyson
May 24International Mr. Leather
May 24Despina Vandi
May 24Staind & Hoobastank
May 24Lea Salonga
May 24Lyapis Trubetskoy
May 24Eddy Herrera
May 24Stroke 9
May 24Cotton Jones
May 24Her Space Holiday
May 24Modeselektor + Apparat = Moderat
May 24Best of the Brits
May 24The Melvins
May 24Lucky Boys Confusion
May 24Prince
May 24Street Dogs
May 24Naturally 7
May 24Pretty Lights
May 24Carlos Alazraqui
May 25Sasquatch! Festival
May 25KBLX Stone Soul Concert
May 25NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships
May 25Fallen Not Forgotten
May 25Balanchine – Tchaiko
May 25West to East- East to West
May 25Amber Pacific
May 25Static X
May 25Little Dragon
May 25The Ataris
May 25Let The Sunshine In
May 25Canada
May 25Rachel Unthank
May 25Carrot Top
May 25Stayin’ Alive: A Tribute To The Bee Gees
May 25Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute
May 25Trouble Andrew
May 25Attack Of The College Dropouts
May 25Mobius Strip
May 25The Who’s Tommy
May 25Flight Of The Conchords
May 25Steel Panther
May 25Dakah Chamber Hip Hop Orchestra
May 25Wale With UCB

Last Updated on May 19, 2009 by By Allison Reitz