Ticket sales wind down for major events like Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd and Green Day’s latest tours during the week ending August 31,...

Ticket sales wind down for major events like Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd and Green Day’s latest tours during the week ending August 31, as compiled by TicketNews.

Veteran punk act Green Day is closing its summer-long North American tour over the weekend. The venture, which launched July 3 at KeyArena in Seattle, completes its nation circuit tonight, August 25, at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, southwest of Los Angeles. Franz Ferdinand is providing support for the final date of the tour. Earlier legs of the tour featured opening sets from The Bravery and Kaiser Chiefs.

As the final weeks of summer unfurl, many of the season’s biggest co-headlined ventures are slowing their pace and closing up shop. Regular touring partners Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd end their second seasonal run this week with a final show on August 29 at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, MN.

Meanwhile, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire complete the last of their regular concert dates together with shows slated from August 25 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, through August 30 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. The ultimate performance, though, will come at the Great Allentown Fair on September 2 in Allentown, PA, where both bands are on the bill for the day’s entertainment. The duel-named Heaven and Hell ends its run with tour partners Coheed and Cambria on August 29 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ.

Some major single-headliner shows are also close to completion. Incubus has two concerts remaining on its schedule: August 25 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ, and August 28 at Outside Lands in San Francisco, CA. On the other hand, Taking Back Sunday will spend another month opening for Blink-182’s on-going tour, but the pop rock band has just a couple regular solo shows lined up in the States, including gigs on August 28 at Jones Beach Bay Stage in Wantagh, NY, and August 20 at Virgin Mobile FreeFest in Columbia, MD.

15 for $15 with Napster!Preeminent singer-songwriter James Taylor is closing out a four-show run at Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA, with a special performance. After completing three shows at the open-air venue from August 27-29, Taylor will take the stage one last time on August 30 backed by regional favorites, The Boston Pops. The weekend also heralds the second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held August 28-30 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The three-day festival’s 2009 headliners are Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and Tenacious D, filling in for the Beastie Boys.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series: Napa Auto Parts 200 will hit the pavement on August 30 at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, QC. The race’s start time is set for early afternoon. Sports fans can also catch the first two sessions of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, both set for August 31, at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Corona, NY.

“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 DateEvent
August 25Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament – Session 4
August 25The Morning Of & Sparks The Rescue
August 25Heaven and Hell and Coheed & Cambria
August 25Incubus
August 25Damage Inc
August 25Set Your Goals
August 25Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament – Session 5
August 25Aaron Neville
August 25Green Day
August 25Cory Chisel
August 26Hellogoodbye
August 26Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament – Session 6
August 26Johnny And The Sprites (matinee)
August 26Heroes of Woodstock
August 26Eric Johnson & Alien Love Child
August 26Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament – Session 7
August 26Johnny And The Sprites
August 26Dizzy Gillespie All Stars
August 26Mike Mcclure Band
August 26Neil Hamburger
August 27Oj Da Juiceman
August 27Honor Society
August 27NFL Preseason: Philadelphia Eagles
August 27Cobra Starship
August 27Call the Cops
August 27John Heffron
August 27Rockin The Paradise
August 27Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament – Session 9
August 27Beto Cuevas
August 27Stoney Larue
August 27Devendra Banhart
August 27Mingo Fishtrap
August 27Franz Ferdinand
August 27The Original Wailers
August 27Monsters Of Accordion
August 27Cake
August 27Dick Dale
August 27Nicholas Megalis
August 27Delta Spirit
August 28Taking Back Sunday
August 28Abbey Road Live!
August 28Red Bull GP: Practice
August 28Ragefest ’09
August 28Slaughter
August 28Rock For The Troops 2009
August 28After Dark Presents Showcase Local
August 28Diary
August 28Mower
August 28Los Angeles Kings Hockey Fest ’09
August 28First Strike Combat
August 28James Otto
August 28The B Foundation
August 28Blood Diner Ii & Live To Tell
August 28NFL Preseason: Arizona Cardinals
August 28Heaven & Hell
August 28Panda
August 28Ryan Cabrera
August 28Amos Lee
August 28Daniel O’Donnell
August 28Joe Rogan
August 28Pyromania
August 28Switchpin
August 28Faster Pussycat
August 28Justin Townes Earle
August 28KMPS Country Night at the Skagit
August 28Stupid Hero
August 28From Mars To Venus
August 28Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament – Session 11
August 28NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Chicagoland 250
August 28Summer Block Party: R. Kelly & Keyshia Cole
August 28Dennis Deyoung
August 281st Annual Gospel Concert
August 28Big Head Todd & The Monsters & G. Love & Special Sauce
August 28Killcode & Too Many Zebras
August 28NFL Preseason: Washington Redskins
August 28Polito Vega 50th Anniversary Concert
August 28Dr. John & The Lower 911
August 28Monte Montgomery
August 28Pete Yorn
August 28The Bellamy Brothers
August 28Pussycat Dolls
August 28Jonah Smith
August 28Judy Tenuta
August 28T.S.O.L. And The Crowd
August 28Lonestar
August 28Notorious
August 28Dangerous: Metal Trib To Michael Jackson Feat Mem Of 2 Skinnee J’s
August 28The Jim Rose Circus
August 28The Lettermen
August 28The Damnwells
August 28D. Roof & Mic Nice
August 28Mitchell Schaffer
August 28Can’t Hang
August 28Mighty Tiny
August 28Von Bondies
August 28Floater
August 28Rockapella
August 28Tenth Avenue North
August 28Windowpane
August 28Dom Irrera
August 28Hal Ketchum
August 28Homo/sonic Dance Night
August 28Tauntaun
August 28Train Company
August 28Mac Mcanally
August 28The Crazy 8’s- Celebrating 25 Years Of Law And Order
August 28Steel Pulse
August 28Golden Gate Gramble II
August 28Cory Morrow
August 29US Open Tennis Championship – Hotels Packages
August 29LMFAO
August 29Red Bull GP: Qualifying Day
August 29Ours
August 29Napa Auto Parts 200
August 29Amy Lavere
August 29Avca Women’s Volleyball Showcase
August 29Trout Fishing In America
August 29Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
August 29Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament – Session 12
August 29NFL Preseason: Oakland Raiders
August 29NFL Preseason: Detroit Lions
August 29Reggae On The Rocks: Giant Panda Guerliila Dub Squad
August 29Hockeyfest 2009
August 29US Open Tennis Championship – Arthur Ashe Kids Day
August 29Soul Music Festival
August 29The Music of Michael Jackson
August 29Cirque Dreams: Pandemonia
August 29Bill Clinton
August 29UFC 102: Couture
August 29WBC Championship Boxing
August 29U92 Summer Jam
August 29Loudoun Summer Music Fest – America
August 29Killswitch Engage
August 29Dream Theater
August 29Michael Jackson Birthday
August 29The G S Boys
August 29Paul Van Dyk
August 29Hillsong United
August 29Strange And Unusual Hobbies
August 29Paula Deen
August 29Soldier’s Daughter & East Of Anything
August 29NFL Preseason: Dallas Cowboys
August 29NFL Preseason: Kansas City Chiefs
August 29Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd
August 29Van Morrison Birthday Tribute: The Belfast Cowboys
August 29Nick Dipaolo
August 29MeWithoutYou
August 29Illusion Magic
August 29Chris Cubeta And The Liars Club
August 29Last Chance Summer Dance
August 29Gary Lewis
August 29Warning!
August 29Salt The Wound
August 29Forever Now
August 29Vision and Valor
August 29Of Broken – 2nd Impulse – Broken Solace
August 29Dare Two Dance
August 29Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament – Session 13
August 29NFL Preseason: Cleveland Browns
August 29NFL Preseason: Pittsburgh Steelers
August 29Eddie Money & The Knack
August 29Heaven And Hell
August 29Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers – Film & Orchestra
August 29San Diego Rocks
August 29Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
August 29John Oliver
August 29NFL Preseason: New York Giants
August 29Little Mermaid
August 29En Vogue, Tony Toni Tone & Silk
August 29The Edwin Mccain Band
August 29La Combinacion Perfecta de Polito Vega
August 29Susie Essman & Richard Lewis
August 29Josh Turner
August 29Michael McLean
August 29King Of Kombat
August 29SheDAISY
August 29Get Back
August 29Tribal Seeds & One Drop
August 29Dmfs, Furious Love Kids, 2ndn8ture, Outside The Box
August 29The Contours
August 29Eric Johnson
August 29Fat Joe
August 29Cheryl Wheeler
August 29Elvis Story
August 29Ricochet
August 29Fame Becomes Me
August 29IRL Peak Antifreeze Indy 300
August 29The National
August 29Will.i.am
August 29Return Of The Rave V1.0
August 29Evolution The Journey Tribute
August 29Grand Funk Railroad
August 29The Complete Performer
August 29Aaron Watson
August 29Local Showcase
August 29Drew Carey
August 29Sixteen Candles
August 29Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
August 29The Dirtbombs
August 29Back N Black Ac/dc Tribute Band
August 29Powerslave: Iron Maiden Tribute
August 29Solilloquists of Sound
August 29Chris Cagle
August 30US Open Tennis Championship – All Sessions Strip
August 30Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August 30Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix
August 30The Barclays
August 30The Faint
August 30The Adicts
August 30Chris Young
August 30Whispering Beard Folk Festival
August 30Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Blink 182
August 30Sunday Gospel Brunch
August 30Bridal Celebration
August 30Reggae Summer Fest
August 30Virgin Festival
August 30Wine And Food Festival
August 30Sacramento River Cats
August 30NASCAR Nationwide Series: Napa Auto Parts 200
August 30End Of Days
August 30James Taylor & The Boston Pops
August 30The New Mexico Takeover 4: Busta Rhymes
August 30After Dark Presents Local Showcase
August 30Cirque Montage
August 30Katy Perry
August 30Staind
August 30The Scenic
August 30Embers & In Dying
August 30Jazmine Sullivan
August 30David Baron
August 30Diana Krall
August 30Beres Hammond
August 30The Cleveland Orchestra
August 30El Tri
August 30Sean Mcgee
August 30The Bled
August 30St. Paul Saints
August 30Jessye Norman
August 30Stanley Jordan
August 30John Knight
August 30Martin Valverde
August 30Williams & Ree
August 30Yid Vicious
August 30Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire
August 30Jake Johannsen
August 30The Osmond Brothers
August 30Jordan Mclean & Likeness To Lily
August 30Gang Gang Dance
August 30Shooting Star
August 30The Rustlanders
August 30The Scare
August 30Dual Duel
August 30Nathen Maxwell
August 312009 Oklahoma Sooners Season Tickets
August 31US Open Tennis Championship Session 1
August 31Company Of Thieves
August 31Kill Paradise
August 31US Open Tennis Championship Session 2
August 31NFL Preseason: Houston Texans
August 31Northwest Arkansas Naturals
August 31Jordan Pruitt
August 31Rock The Bells Tour
August 31Bobby Long
August 31Stardeath & White Dwarfs
August 31Hurt
August 31Lowell Spinners
August 31Salem-keizer Volcanoes
August 31New Hampshire Fisher Cats
August 31Trenton Thunder
August 31Carrie Underwood
August 31Jackson Browne
August 31Melissa Etheridge
August 31De La Soul
August 31Dredg
August 31Bat For Lashes
August 31Bankie Banx
August 31Vivian Girls
August 31Romeo Et Juliette
August 31The Clipse and Cool Kids
August 31Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
August 31Spindrift
August 31Pageant of the Masters
August 31Eyedea and Abilities
August 31Ear Pwr
August 31Hymns & Jason Sadie
August 31Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
August 31Opera Series Pass