Ticket sales for NBA Conference Finals and Chickenfoot’s inaugural tour are just two of those closing through the week ending June 1, as compiled...

Ticket sales for NBA Conference Finals and Chickenfoot’s inaugural tour are just two of those closing through the week ending June 1, as compiled by TicketNews.

The top four professional basketball teams will continue their head-to-head battles through the weekend for the NBA Conference Finals. In the Eastern Conference, the Orlando Magic lead the Cleveland Caraliers 2-1. Game 4 hits the court tonight (May 26) at Amway Arena in Orlando, FL, and Game 5 follows on May 28 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. If necessary, the conference finals will continue on May 30 and June 1. Meanwhile in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers are tied 2-2 going into Game 5 on May 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Game 6 is inked for May 29 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO, with a possible Game 7 hitting on June 1.

The supergroup Chickenfoot has just three shows left on its inaugural tour of North America. Comprised of Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith and Joe Satriani, the group takes the stage again tonight (May 26) at Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA, followed by a May 28 gig at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. The brief spring trek concludes May 29 at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and breaks for a month before continuing overseas through the summer. Chickenfoot is expected to hit larger venues on a second North American tour leg this fall.


Film fanatics have a few chances to see their silver screen heroes up close and in person this weekend. Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean have four shows left on their Spinal Tap: Unwigged and Unplugged tour of North America, which is booked through May 31 at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. Meanwhile, the annual MTV Movie Awards ceremony is also booked for May 31 at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA.

In other tour ticketing news, Ben Harper & The Relentless7 are wrapping their national tour dates this week with just two more shows on May 27 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, and on May 28 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. The band is scheduled for a festival set on June 11 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN. English rock group Keane is also closing the book on its spring North American tour with a final gig on May 27 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY.

The sports world is keeping a close eye on the ice as well as the courts this weekend. The NHL Finals will likely close out before the weekend. In the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins lead 3-0 in their series against Carolina Hurricanes with the next game on May 26 at RBC Center in Raleigh, NC. If necessary, Games 5-7 are scheduled for May 29, May 31 and June 2, interchanging between RBC Center and Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. In the Western Conference, the Detroit Red Wings lead the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1, with Game 5 lined up for May 27 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. If necessary, Games 6 and 7 of that rivalry are tentatively booked for May 30 and June 1 at the United Center in Chicago, IL, and Joe Louis Arena, respectively.

“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 26The Good Fight: A Tribute to Nevada’s Senator Harry Reid
May 26Keri Hilson
May 26Drake
May 27Keane
May 27Rick Ortiz Presents
May 27City And Colour
May 28Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari Comedy Night
May 28Jersey Boys (no 7pm Show)
May 28Lady Sovereign
May 28Shen Yun Performing Arts
May 28Hoobastank
May 28Keith Urban & Zac Brown Band
May 28Speaker Series 2009: Charlie Rose- James Carville & Karl Rove
May 28Ben Harper & The Relentless7
May 28The Rat Pack is Back
May 28Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
May 28Tribute Thursdays
May 28Josephine
May 28The Prodigy
May 29Kt Sullivan
May 29Arts Bux
May 29George W Bush
May 29Straylight Run & Lovedrug
May 29Ligeia & Deez Nuts
May 29Hometown Heroes, Rising Up Angry, Cethkyn, The Ludovico Technique
May 29Liquid6teen
May 29Foster Child
May 29 Standing Ground
May 29Charlie Musselwhite
May 29King College Prep High School Presents Carl Thomas
May 29Nappy Roots
May 29The Right Coast
May 29Argus Leader Ribfest: Toby Kane Band and Kory & The Fireflies
May 29The LBC
May 29Reds V Dunedin
May 29Coheed & Cambria
May 29Led Zeppelin 2
May 29Vast
May 29Mae
May 29Pantera’d
May 29Loving The Lie, Gotham, Oddzar, Lauren D’aria
May 29Work Dance Company: Work! A Mechanical Dancer
May 29Liza And Judy Together Again
May 29Soulja Boy
May 29Cowboy Mouth
May 29Discorus: A Festival Of Rock
May 29The Bangles
May 29Alpha Rev
May 29Boombox
May 29Windy City Fight Night
May 29Too Short
May 29James Gregory
May 29JJ Grey
May 29Neil Young Tribute
May 29Wendy Pedersen
May 29JR Richards
May 29Bill Bynum
May 29Girls Girls Girls
May 29Cavo-kisw Rising Star Concert Series with Underride
May 29The Maldives
May 29Split Second Massacre
May 29Patrick Bruel
May 29NPHC Step Show
May 29Jackopierce
May 29Butch Walker
May 29The New Deal
May 29Bonnie Prince Billy
May 29Chickenfoot
May 29Lotus
May 29Styles P & Max B
May 29Kill Hannah
May 29Stephen Marley
May 29Lucero & Chuck Ragan
May 2980’s Flashback Tour
May 29DJ Rehka
May 29Kaskade
May 29DJ Aqeel
May 29Swizzletree
May 29Ross Bon & The Mighty Blue Kings
May 29Bucky Covington
May 30Detroit Red Wings Round 4 Home Game 1
May 30Twisted Sister
May 30Rockfest
May 30Midwest Heavy Daze
May 30NASCAR Nationwide Series: Heluva Good! 200
May 30New York City Ballet: The Dreamer
May 30Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
May 30Family Program Porgy And Bess
May 30KISS Old School Fiesta: War
May 30African Cultural Night
May 30Joey Medina
May 30Mushroomhead
May 30Pre-concert Dinner: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall May 30
May 30Wargods V
May 30NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks
May 30The Domino Effect
May 30Pennywise
May 30Bow Wow
May 30El Salvador
May 30Modeselektor
May 30Turn The Page
May 30Straylight Run: Lovedrug
May 30Guerrilla Radio
May 30Negative Space & Falcon Jones
May 30A Few Askew
May 30Shadowfax
May 30John Michael Montgomery
May 30Keith Urban & Dierks Bentley
May 30Traci Michaelz Tribute
May 30Le Corsaire
May 30Fire Extreme Fighting
May 30Anthony Bourdain
May 30Tango Nuevo Cabaret
May 30The Legends Tour
May 30The Pirates Of Penzance
May 30Emory Quinn
May 30Souled Out
May 30Led Zeppelin 2 – A Led Zeppelin Tribute Band
May 30World Championship Boxing
May 30Notch
May 30Olga Tanon
May 30Cirque Imagination: Montage
May 30Gilberto Santa Rosa
May 30Brenden Stark & Project B Side Cd Release
May 30Long Live the Beatles
May 30Ryan’s Smashing Life Presents…
May 30Los Temerarios
May 30Tiesto
May 30Enslaved
May 30Caleb Stine
May 30Dog The Bounty Hunter
May 30Graham Parker
May 30Tortured Soul
May 30Sounds Of Seattle Tour
May 30Fascination Street
May 30Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
May 30Hand To Hand
May 30Freestyle Invasion
May 30San Antonio Symphony – Elmar Oliveira
May 30Cleveland Cavaliers
May 30Jonathan Coulton
May 30Dennis Quaid
May 30Sila & The Afrofunk Experience
May 30Tea Leaf Green
May 30Josh Ritter
May 30Trio Da Paz
May 30Steve Martin- Vince Gill & Amy Grant
May 30Heywood Banks
May 30Tony V
May 30Ronny Jordan
May 30Black Star
May 31Crowne Plaza Invitational At Colonial
May 31 Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari
May 31IRL: IndyCar Series: ABC Supply/ AJ Foyt 225
May 31Rib Fest
May 31Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Round 3 Home Game 4
May 31Suzuki Piano Recital
May 31NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Autism Speaks 400
May 31Thomas and Friends Live!
May 31Carolina Ballet: Beauty & the Beast
May 31Tony & Tina’s Wedding
May 31Tuesdays With Morrie
May 31Everyday Rapture
May 31School Of Rock
May 31Portland Youth Philharmonic: Postlude Concert
May 31MTV Movie Awards
May 31Joan Sebastain
May 31LAZERfest
May 31NBA Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Lakers
May 31Ain’t Misbehavin
May 31Bluebond Guitars 20th Anniversary Concert
May 31Tada Student Concert 2009
May 31Day26
May 31Half Past- Courting- After Clap And Daybreak
May 31Twiztid
May 31Earth Crisis
May 31Five Stars
May 31Divas 4 Divas
May 31Ivri Lidler
May 31Rose
May 31The Business
May 31Khude Ganrajj
May 31Zee Avi & Amy Lavere
May 31 Jukebox The Ghost
May 31NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Carolina Hurricanes
May 31Eddi Reader
May 3110 Years
May 31Dominick Farinacci
May 31 I See Hawks In L.A.
May 31Spinal Tap: Unwigged and Unplugged
May 31Jamie Kennedy
May 31Todd Paul
May 31Holy F**k
May 31Muni Season Pass
May 31Comedy Stop
May 31Raca Negra & Banda Na Pegada
May 31The Legendary Shack Shakers
May 31L’eighties Night With Live 80
May 31Cinemasophia
May 31Young Dro
May 31DJ Diamond
June 1NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Orlando Magic
June 1NBA Western Conference Finals: Denver Nuggets
June 1The Memorial Tournament
June 1 Lucinda Williams & The Flatlanders
June 1Gwinnett
June 1Jessica Lea Mayfield
June 1Shinobi Ninja
June 1NHL Western Conference Finals: Detroit Red Wings
June 1Hillsong United
June 1Nearly Dan
June 1Fischerspooner
June 1Artscard 2008-2009
June 1Jib: Meridian Arts Ensemble
June 1 Big Business
June 1NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers
June 1I Was A King

Last Updated on May 27, 2009 by By Allison Reitz