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.


THIS WEEK’S LAST CHANCE EVENTS

Last Event Date Event
May 19 Washington Capitals
May 19 Forever The Sickest Kids
May 19 American Superstars
May 19 Dr. Maya Angelou
May 19 Joey Ramone’s Birthday Bash
May 19 Exodus
May 19 Saxon
May 20 SEC Baseball Tournament
May 20 Indianapolis 500 – Community Day – No Cars Run
May 20 Denver Nuggets – Playoff Round 3: Home Game 2
May 20 American Idol
May 20 DC United
May 20 Chevelle
May 20 Duff Mckagan’s Loaded
May 20 Dianne Reeves
May 20 Deerhunter
May 20 Happiness
May 21 Indianapolis 500 – Indy Lights Practice & Qualifying
May 21 The Shins
May 21 Frisco Roughriders
May 21 Preseason: Seattle Storm
May 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Windstream Pole Night
May 21 One Night Live
May 21 Tour de Force
May 21 Legends of Hip Hop: MC Hammer- Slick Rick & Coolio
May 21 Blue Canvas Orchestra
May 21 Trey Anastasio
May 21 Jennifer Hudson & Robin Thicke
May 21 New York City Ballet: Romeo & Juliet
May 21 Bamberger Symphoniker
May 21 The Prom You Were Promised
May 21 The Movement
May 21 Bonnie Prince Billy
May 22 Boston Celtics – Round 3: Home Game 1
May 22 Indianapolis 500 – Carb Day
May 22 International Night
May 22 An STL Punk Show!
May 22 Dark Lotus
May 22 Shelflyfe & Remember Tomorrow
May 22 Pre-concert Dinner: The Flatlanders
May 22 Randy Houser
May 22 Gojira
May 22 This Day Forever
May 22 Young Ray & Young Shank
May 22 Kottak
May 22 Mix 93 Battle For Red White & Boom
May 22 Younger, Kindness, Rosiere, Bright and Ask Me
May 22 The Stepchildren
May 22 Sleeping Through September
May 22 Joe Grushecky And The Houserockers
May 22 The Ten Tenors
May 22 Terror
May 22 Always Patsy Cline
May 22 Sugarland & Billy Currington
May 22 Joe Rogan
May 22 Sweet & Tender Hooligans
May 22 Cross Canadian Ragweed & Robert Earl Keen
May 22 Veronic Dicaire
May 22 The Glass Menagerie
May 22 The Kills
May 22 Allman Brothers Band & The Doobie Brothers
May 22 Lenny Williams
May 22 Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
May 22 Ben Lee & Low
May 22 Wes and Eugene’s Cabinet Of Wonders
May 22 King Khan And His Shrines
May 22 Common Sense
May 22 Mike Watt & The Missingmen
May 22 The Lee Boys
May 22 Tally Hall
May 22 Melvins
May 22 Mike Doughty
May 22 Mos Def
May 22 John Pinette
May 22 Deadmau5
May 22 Kings Of The Iron Mic
May 22 Fay Ann Lyons
May 22 Canthus
May 22 No Justice
May 22 Eddie Santiago
May 22 Who’s Next
May 23 2009 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships – All Sessions Strip
May 23 Pointfest
May 23 Big Daddy Weave & Newsong
May 23 IPL 500 Festival Parade
May 23 97x Memorial Day Backyard BBQ 3
May 23 UCD Aggie Baseball
May 23 New York City Ballet: Four Seasons
May 23 Roy C And Friends
May 23 Insane Clown Posse
May 23 Bud Brews, Blues, and BBQ
May 23 Memorial Day Weekend Madness
May 23 May Day: Disturbed & Shinedown
May 23 UFC 98
May 23 12th Annual EDT POP
May 23 Attack Attack!
May 23 Latino Vibe-Ration
May 23 Day 26
May 23 Reds V St. Lucie
May 23 Zox
May 23 A1A: Official Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
May 23 The American Life
May 23 NASCAR Nationwide Series: Carquest Auto Parts 300
May 23 The Human Abstract
May 23 98.5 KLUC Summer Jam
May 23 The Duhks
May 23 Homegrown Summer Kickoff
May 23 Orlando Rocks
May 23 Level 12
May 23 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
May 23 Billy Joel
May 23 Janis Ian
May 23 Concert Singers Of Cary
May 23 Sang-in Han
May 23 Denver Roller Dolls
May 23 Buckcherry
May 23 New York City Ballet: New Bubenicek Ballet
May 23 Don Gavin
May 23 Dredg
May 23 The Yoshida Brothers
May 23 Stefanie Batten Bland: All In The Family
May 23 The Legends Of Hip Hop
May 23 El Tri
May 23 Los Hermanos Flores & Orquestra San Vicente
May 23 Terrell Boyz Presents: O.J. Da Juice Man
May 23 Mothers, Sisters, & Friends
May 23 Miami Nights
May 23 Fastball
May 23 Haitian Rara Experience With Other Side Of The Water
May 23 Mitchy Slick
May 23 Ellsbeth
May 23 Triangle Youth Brass Band And Ensemble & Philip Sparke
May 23 Chicago Symphony Orchestra
May 23 Letters To Cleo
May 23 Youth Group
May 23 Iluminado
May 23 Fantasy 500 Race Party
May 23 The Pharcyde
May 23 Soja
May 23 V103 Old School House Party
May 23 Bear Pride 15th Anniversary Show
May 23 Dracula’s Ball
May 23 The Juan Maclean And The Field
May 23 Strange Condition
May 23 Stinking Lizaveta
May 23 Gasoline Heart
May 23 Beacher’s Madhouse
May 23 Moby Dick
May 23 Ralph Peterson
May 23 Oleta Adams
May 23 Stellar Road
May 23 9sundays
May 23 Richie Rocker Band, Those Scalar Waves & No Room For Saints
May 23 Black Dog
May 24 Jack’s Mannequin
May 24 Byron Nelson Championship
May 24 Senior PGA Championship
May 24 Sunday Gospel Brunch
May 24 Soundset ’09
May 24 Wingding Festival
May 24 Spring Breakdown
May 24 2009 Best Of The Best
May 24 Indianapolis 500
May 24 Anaheim Ducks – Playoff Round 3: Home Game 3
May 24 Blues, Brews & BBQ
May 24 Disney On Ice: Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey
May 24 New York City Ballet: The Four Seasons
May 24 Opera On Film: Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini
May 24 5th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Fest
May 24 Pre Memorial Day Rock Bash
May 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coca Cola 600
May 24 Chilango Fest 2009
May 24 Dr. Acula
May 24 Tye Tribbett & G.A.
May 24 Camisado
May 24 Alkaline Trio
May 24 Gloria Estefan & Carole King
May 24 T.I.’s Final Goodbye Bash
May 24 Scott Weiland
May 24 Opeth
May 24 Opera On Film: Eugene Onegin
May 24 Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival
May 24 Karrin Allyson
May 24 International Mr. Leather
May 24 Despina Vandi
May 24 Staind & Hoobastank
May 24 Lea Salonga
May 24 Lyapis Trubetskoy
May 24 Eddy Herrera
May 24 Stroke 9
May 24 Cotton Jones
May 24 Her Space Holiday
May 24 Modeselektor + Apparat = Moderat
May 24 Best of the Brits
May 24 The Melvins
May 24 Lucky Boys Confusion
May 24 Prince
May 24 Street Dogs
May 24 Naturally 7
May 24 Pretty Lights
May 24 Carlos Alazraqui
May 25 Sasquatch! Festival
May 25 KBLX Stone Soul Concert
May 25 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships
May 25 Fallen Not Forgotten
May 25 Balanchine – Tchaiko
May 25 West to East- East to West
May 25 Amber Pacific
May 25 Static X
May 25 Little Dragon
May 25 The Ataris
May 25 Let The Sunshine In
May 25 Canada
May 25 Rachel Unthank
May 25 Carrot Top
May 25 Stayin’ Alive: A Tribute To The Bee Gees
May 25 Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute
May 25 Trouble Andrew
May 25 Attack Of The College Dropouts
May 25 Mobius Strip
May 25 The Who’s Tommy
May 25 Flight Of The Conchords
May 25 Steel Panther
May 25 Dakah Chamber Hip Hop Orchestra
May 25 Wale With UCB