Ticketing closes for special perfomances by Van Morrison and Franz Ferdinand’s U.S. tour during the week ending May 11, as compiled by TicketNews. After...

Ticketing closes for special perfomances by Van Morrison and Franz Ferdinand’s U.S. tour during the week ending May 11, as compiled by TicketNews.

After the success of his special cover-to-cover “Astral Weeks” performances last year, Van Morrison returns to the U.S. this week for three more shows. The multi-night run is booked for May 7-9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. His previous engagement was for two nights only on November 7-8 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Each night’s performance will feature “Astral Weeks” in its entirety and a second set of Morrison’s other hits.

Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand is closing out its current tour of North America with three final performances this week. The band takes the stage next tonight (May 6) at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a May 7 concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY. The tour, launched April 13, closes out on May 8 with a concert at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI.

Also this week The Eagles are preparing for the final show on a lengthy tour of the U.S. and Canada, which is part of a larger world tour launched in March 2008. The performance is scheduled for May 9 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT. Meanwhile, the SnoCore Tour, headlined this year by Statix-X, ends its spring run on May 8 at Medford Armory in Medford, OR. The outing was previously a winter event but began this year on April 1.

Fans of U.S. auto racing have a few options this weekend when it comes to catching an event live. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Southern 500 hits the pavement on May 9 at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC. Tickets are also available for a number of preliminary events leading up to the annual Indianapolis 500 on May 24 at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. May 6-8 are practice days at the track with Qualifications scheduled for Sunday, May 10.

“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 6NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Chicago Bulls
May 6Hinder & Theory Of A Deadman
May 6Snocore Tour
May 6Izzo Goes To Broadway
May 6Celtic Thunder
May 6Seal
May 6Bobby V
May 6Staatskapelle Berlin & Thomas Quasthoff
May 6Elvis Perkins In Dearland
May 6Immortal Technique
May 7Buckcherry & Papa Roach
May 7Steve Lippia
May 7The Gaslight Anthem
May 7 Fonseca
May 7Cheap Trick
May 7Sum 41
May 7Rangers
May 7Sharon Jones
May 7James Morrison
May 7Cold War Kids
May 7Eve 6
May 8Chicago Bulls Playoff Round 2 Home Game 1
May 8Dancefusion Ed Matin
May 8North Carolina Symphony
May 8Summer Kickoff Concert: Black Eyed Peas & All American Rejects
May 8Pre-concert Dinner: Bruce Molsky
May 8B/S: A Tribute To AC/DC
May 8Forever The Sickest Kids & White Tie Affair
May 8The Dialogue & Dna
May 8Miggs w/ Stealing Jane at The Underground
May 8Janeane Garofalo
May 8Kevin Rudolf
May 8Gavin DeGraw
May 8Paganfest 2
May 8Plain White T’s
May 8The Bouncing Souls
May 8Sweet Adelines Quartet Competition
May 8Jessica Simpson
May 8Richard Christy
May 8Roger Creager
May 8Pompous Jack
May 8You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
May 8American Radio
May 8Snocore Tour: Static X
May 8Musicares Benefit Concert
May 8Midsummer Nights Dream
May 8Seussical The Musical
May 8Concert Choir & Camerata Singers
May 8Jackie Martling
May 8New York City Ballet: La Stravaganza
May 8Teen Idol: Volume II – Micky Dolenz
May 8UB40
May 8Fantasia Barrino
May 8Teena Marie
May 8The Lord of The Rings Symphony
May 8Four Bitchin’ Babes
May 8Los Huracanes Del Norte & Bravo Monteno
May 8Tarja
May 8Power To End Stroke Benefit Concert
May 8Ambrosia
May 8Grupo Mania
May 8Suave E. N. T.
May 8Boleros for the Disenchanted
May 8Un-Tied Improv
May 8Gypsy
May 8Longwave
May 8Agents Of The Sun
May 8CSUN Jazz ‘A’ Band
May 8Moyra
May 8Candlebox
May 8Kelly Joe Phelps
May 8Mthds
May 8Franz Ferdinand
May 8Ginuwine & Tank Live
May 8Damien Jurado
May 8These United States
May 8Electric Six
May 8Trent Tomlinson
May 8Stephanie Schneiderman
May 8Sera Cahoone
May 8The Rustlanders
May 8Airiel Down & Bishop Clay
May 8Upright Citizens Brigade
May 8Brandon Rhyder
May 8Luca Jurman
May 8Vilma Palma
May 9Jason Mraz
May 9Edgefest 19: Korn
May 9Sweet Adelines Chorus Competition
May 9La Cenerentola
May 9Smile With Style 2009
May 9Wango Tango
May 9Ancient City Crawfish Boil: 3 Doors Down
May 9Edgefest 2009
May 9Aaron And Michelles Boat Party
May 9KFOG Kaboom
May 9Sighlo
May 9Korean Festival
May 9The AP Tour
May 9Desecrate
May 9Bronk Brothers & Roy David Scott
May 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Southern 500
May 9MMA – Mixed Martial Arts
May 9Black Label Society
May 9Ladies Of The 80s
May 9 Ron Hawking
May 9Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
May 9Bo Burnham
May 9 Unset- Fm Revolver- & Myelysian Industries
May 9Indianapolis
May 9Three 6 Mafia & Gorilla Zoe
May 9To Live Is To Die
May 9Mellon Cougar
May 9Bootleg Black Guys
May 9A Skylit Drive
May 9Old Crow Medicine Show
May 9Pray The Devil Back To Hell
May 9Maze, Teena Marie & Frankie Beverly
May 9A Tribute to All Mothers: Yolanda Adams- Marvin Sapp & Ricky Dillard
May 9Evening Of Salsa
May 9Getback!
May 9Al Petteway & Amy White
May 9The Eagles
May 9Van Morrison
May 9Keith Sweat
May 9The Four Tops
May 9All Star Comedy Explosion
May 9David Foster
May 9Thunder From Down Under
May 9Stephen Lynch
May 950 Cent
May 9Steve Azar
May 9Cincinnati Ballet: Greatest Hits
May 9Ballet Austin’s Cinderella
May 9Eddie Griffin
May 9Lou Christie
May 9LA Philharmonic Orchestra
May 9 Mothers Day Comedy Jam
May 9Big River
May 9 Rehab Mke
May 9Emilio
May 9English Beat
May 9Trina Hamlin
May 9Ghost
May 9Chamber Music
May 9Mendelssohn’s Elijah
May 9Ud Chorale
May 9MMA Championship Fights
May 9Dancefusion 20th Ann
May 9Vienna Teng
May 9Steelin’ Dan
May 9The Seafarer
May 9Vanessa Williams
May 9Colin James
May 9Split Lip Rayfield
May 9Capleton
May 9Samantha Ronson
May 9Sweet Juice
May 9Matt Butcher & The Legendary Jc’s
May 9Jackass World Tour
May 9Makeshift Prodigy & Algren
May 9The Rondos- Knock Down Drag Out
May 9Hardhead Records
May 9Eclipse: Pink Floyd Tribute Band
May 9Mousetrap Britpop Dance Night
May 9Jackson Taylor
May 9Max Dolcelli
May 9Judah Friedlander the World Champion
May 9Sixteen Candles
May 9Mike & Joe
May 10NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: New York Rangers
May 10Washington Capitals
May 10NHL Western Conference Semifinals: San Jose Sharks
May 10NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: Philadelphia Flyers
May 10NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: New Jersey Devils
May 10NHL Western Conference Semifinals: Calgary Flames
May 10Atlanta Hawks
May 10The Players Championship
May 10Sunday Gospel Brunch
May 10The Girl Singers Of The Hit Parade
May 10Buzzfest
May 10Indianapolis 500 – Qualifications
May 10Omarion- Rupaul- Donnie Klang & More Live At Fashion Week Kansas City
May 10Frost/Nixon
May 10Pre-concert Lunch: Jazz Kings Hold That Ghost
May 10Best Mothers In The World: Mother’s Day Special
May 10Grande Page Organ Concert
May 10California Youth Symphony
May 10New York City Ballet: La Valse
May 10Lorie Line
May 10Georgian Chamber Players
May 10Paul Green’s School Of Rock
May 10Endfest
May 10Black Collar Comedy Tour
May 10Frankie Avalon
May 10Sing It Loud
May 10All Time Low
May 10Shirley Caesar
May 10Northridge Singers
May 10Dai Nhac Hoi Va Da Vu
May 10Tuna Does Vegas
May 10Kirk Franklin
May 10The Skies Revolt
May 10Sunday Night Local Show
May 10J Holiday
May 10 New Found Glory
May 10Pepper
May 10Steel Pulse
May 10The Musical Box
May 10Jota Quest
May 10Bouncing Souls
May 10Mc Chris
May 10Mortal Kombat
May 10The Clean Up Woman
May 10Diane Schuur
May 10Panteon Rococo
May 10Kitty Donohoe & David Mosher
May 10Colorado Youth Symphony
May 10The Whispers & Teena Marie
May 10Paul Anka
May 10Bobby Womack
May 10Roger Hodgson
May 10O’Brien And Valdez
May 10Lyfe Jennings
May 10Lady Antebellum
May 10Piero Mazzochetti
May 10Cowboy Mouth & Dusty Rhodes & The River Band
May 10Josh Kelley
May 10Fear
May 10Vetiver & Papercuts
May 10Go Long Mule
May 10Trina And Lil Webbie
May 11NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: Pittsburgh Penguins
May 11New Jersey Devils Playoff Round 2 Home Game 4
May 11Steve Martin
May 11Smuckers Stars On Ice
May 11Suicide Silence
May 11William Elliott Whitmore
May 11Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster
May 11NHL Western Conference Semifinals: Chicago Blackhawks
May 11Dragonforce
May 11Kreator & Exodus
May 11The Syn
May 11Grady
May 11Vivian Girls & Times New Viking
May 11Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash
May 11Grand Duchy
May 11Conrad Richards