The summer is winding down for the hiatus-prepped industrial band Nine Inch Nails and acclaimed rapper Lil Wayne. Both are among the major acts...

The summer is winding down for the hiatus-prepped industrial band Nine Inch Nails and acclaimed rapper Lil Wayne. Both are among the major acts with tours winding down during the week ending September 7, as compiled by TicketNews.

Industrial rock’s leading man Trent Reznor is in line for his final four performances with his trailblazing band, Nine Inch Nails. The rock group is booked for a four-night run in Los Angeles from September 2 at the Hollywood Palladium through September 6 at EchoPlex, after which an indefinite hiatus looms large. Reznor has pledged to continue his recording career, but for fans eager to see him perform live — for what could be the last time — these are “can’t miss” events.

Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne is hosting the final dates of his summer-long America’s Most Wanted Music Festival Tour over the course of this week, supported by the likes of Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and newcomer Drake. The tour’s next stop is September 1 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, with the last date of the run set for September 6 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL.

The summer calendar closes this week for Debbie Harry’s new wave juggernaut Blondie, which takes the stage for its final bow of the season on September 1 at Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, AZ. Another powerful, female-fronted rock outfit, The Pretenders also has a handful of itinerary closing gigs lined up this week from September 1 at Pala Casino Resort and Spa in Pala, CA, through September 4 at The Show in Rancho Mirage, CA.

After a series of health-related cancellations earlier this year, Depeche Mode is closing its stint in the U.S. on September 5 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL. Meanwhile, the party is almost over for Steely Dan, as the duo wraps its Rent Party ’09 Tour with a final multiple-night engagement on September 1, 3 and 4 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL, and a tour-end show on September 5 at Sound Board Theater in Detroit, MI.

15 for $15 with Napster!The pop-punk community celebrates a milestone this week with the Warped Tour: 15th Anniversary Show on September 6 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. The concert includes performances by Blink-182, 3OH!3 and Katy Perry and will be released in select theaters in movie-form on September 17. On the other end of the spectrum, Motley Crue’s vanity festival CrueFest 2 completes its second summer on the road with events lined up through September 5 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY.

For some high-octane entertainment, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pep Boys Auto 500 will roll into Hampton, GA, this Labor Day weekend. The race hits the pavement at Atlanta Motor Speedway, just outside the city limits, on September 6. This year’s U.S. Open Tennis Championship is also running through Labor Day weekend, with Sessions 3-16 scheduled from September 1-7 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
September 1The Cool Kids
September 1Chicago – The Band
September 1U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 3
September 1U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 4
September 1Blondie
September 1Street Drum Corps
September 1George Clinton
September 2U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 5
September 2Pedal to the Metal Tour
September 2Atrophia
September 2U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 6
September 2Patti Austin
September 2Yahir
September 2Shudder To Think
September 2Scotland Celtics FC
September 2Earth, Wind & Fire
September 2Hothouse Flowers
September 2De La Soul
September 2George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
September 2Tarrus Riley
September 3U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 7
September 3NFL Preseason: Buffalo Bills
September 3Maylene And the Sons of Disaster
September 3U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 8
September 3NFL Preseason: Chicago Bears
September 3NFL Preseason: New York Jets
September 3NFL Preseason: Denver Broncos
September 3NFL Preseason: New Orleans Saints
September 3NFL Preseason: Seattle Seahawks
September 3NFL Preseason: St. Louis Rams
September 3Live Set Disaster
September 3Thursday Night Music Club
September 3Las Vegas 51s
September 3NFL Preseason: Atlanta Falcons
September 3NFL Preseason: New England Patriots
September 3NFL Preseason: Cincinnati Bengals
September 3The Pretenders
September 3Canada Cup: Women’s Hockey – Canada
September 3NFL Preseason: Jacksonville Jaguars
September 3NFL Preseason: Carolina Panthers
September 3Julio Iglesias
September 3Persuasions
September 3Israel Vibrations
September 3Dungen
September 3Babasonicos
September 3Lee Scratch Perry
September 3Candlebox
September 4Nebraska Cornhuskers Season Tickets
September 4Lillian Axe
September 4U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 9
September 4E Hula 2009
September 4The BET
September 4The Wallflowers
September 4Warp20 featuring Battles, !!!, Prefuse73 and Pivot
September 4This Day Forever
September 4Barely Blind
September 4Sneakers Ruined My Life
September 4American Music Festival: Boyz II Men
September 4Action Action
September 4God Fearin’ Snake Handlers
September 4U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 10
September 4NFL Preseason: San Diego Chargers
September 4NFL Preseason: Minnesota Vikings
September 4NFL Preseason: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 4T-pain
September 4Yellow Brick Road: Tribute To Elton John
September 4White Linen Party: Glen Jones
September 4Battle of the Bands: Nsu V
September 4Rewired
September 4Labor Fest
September 4Staten Island Yankees
September 4America’s Most Wanted Music Festival: Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy & Soulja Boy
September 4Hot 97 on the Reggae Tip
September 4Club Wars Xvii Semi Final
September 4The Oak Ridge Boys
September 4The Story of My Life
September 4Toots & the Maytals
September 4Roots Rock Reggae
September 4Three Redneck Tenors
September 4Tiger
September 4Tramps Like Us: Bruce Springsteen Tribute
September 4George Lynch’s Souls of We
September 486 The Effort
September 4The Higher Hands
September 4The Intelligence
September 4David Nail
September 4Petula Clark
September 4Lucky Boys Confusion
September 4The Pillowheads
September 4Kill Syndicate
September 4Moody Blues
September 4Mew
September 4B-real & Bizzy Bone
September 4The Unconscious
September 4Paucity
September 4Erup
September 4Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s
September 4Kiss Tribute Band
September 4John Merritt Classic Kickoff Celebration
September 4Split Lip Rayfield
September 4The Slickee Boys
September 4Bill Deasy
September 4Sera Cahoone
September 4Hell’s Belles
September 4Outlaws I & I : Umojah
September 4Lovebettie
September 5Penn State Nittany Lions Football
September 59 To 5
September 5Nine Inch Nails
September 5NASCAR Nationwide Series: Labor Day Event
September 5Big & Rich
September 5Darryl Worley
September 5Red Snow
September 5Star Trek Film Marathon
September 5U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 11
September 5Traffic Jam Day 1
September 5Dubfest
September 5Strawberry Fields: A Tribute To The Beatles
September 5Saratoga Horse Racing
September 5Next To Normal (matinee)
September 5The Soulfood Festival ’09
September 5Crue Fest 2
September 5World Cup Qualifying Game: USA Men’s Soccer
September 5Indianapolis Indians
September 5Mark Mallman
September 5No Guts – No Glory
September 5Masquerade Erotica Ball
September 5NASCAR Nationwide Series: Degree V12 300
September 5Cheenon
September 5The Sidekicks
September 5U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 12
September 5American Music Festival: Heart
September 5Arythma
September 5Orlando Rocks!
September 5Labor Day Weekend Metal Fest
September 5NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Lucas Oil 200
September 5Aberdeen Ironbirds
September 5Black Eyed Peas
September 5Baryshnikov
September 5Canada Cup: Women’s Hockey – Semi Final #2
September 5VCW Wrestling
September 5 E Hula Mau
September 5Depeche Mode
September 5Steely Dan
September 5Dressy Bessy
September 5Return Of The Legends V.6
September 5The Felice Brothers
September 5All Ohio Chorus Concert
September 5Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
September 5The Chee Weez
September 5Break Science
September 5Walter Trout
September 5Dracula’s Ball
September 5Phosphorescent
September 5Gasoline Heart
September 5Mr. 44
September 5Valium Stallion
September 53 Fifths
September 5Fiction 20
September 5The Casualties
September 5John Williams: Music Of The Movies
September 5Yuridia
September 5Slippery When Wet
September 5Tommy’s Comedy Lounge
September 5Little Tony
September 5V103 Ol Skool House Party
September 5Tigercity
September 5Sidewise
September 5Led Zepplin 2
September 5Busdriver
September 5The Yayhoos
September 5I-40 Old School Showdown Party
September 5Hairbanger’s Ball
September 5 Mark Pipas
September 6Michael Burks
September 6NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
September 6Atlanta Rhythm Section
September 6U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 13
September 6Traffic Jam Day 2
September 6Del Mar Thoroughbred Racing: Pacific Classic Day Sunday
September 6Long Beach Blues Festival
September 6Saskatchewan Roughriders
September 6Turntables On The Hudson
September 6Labor Day Weekend Fest
September 6Warped Tour: 15th Anniversary Show
September 6Xiv Int’l Ballet Festival
September 6Brooklyn Cyclones
September 6Smash Mouth
September 6Heathen
September 6Chip Da Ripper
September 6Erickson
September 6Daycare Swindlers
September 6Higher, Aviator, Ask, The Idea, Help Help
September 6American Music Festival: The Black Crowes
September 6My Children My Bride
September 6U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 14
September 6NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pep Boys Auto 500
September 6Def Leppard, Poison & Cheap Trick
September 6Fuerzabruta
September 6Carnival of Wonders
September 6A Tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein
September 6Big Picture
September 6Canada Cup: Women’s Hockey – Gold Medal Game
September 6Cleo Lane & John Dankworth
September 6Rob Sherwood
September 6Between The Buried And Me
September 6Counting Crows
September 6Cirque Dreams: Pandemonia
September 6Tracy Morgan
September 6Jim Florentine
September 6Pop Fest ’09
September 6The Germs
September 6Jello Wrestling
September 6Los Adolescent’s
September 6Duke Robillard
September 6Sam Sylk Middle School Jam
September 6The Veer Union
September 6Polvo
September 6Jonathan Edwards & Red Molly
September 6Chairmen Of The Board
September 6Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits
September 6Chiddy Bang
September 6White Massive
September 6The Spits, Woven Bones, Mother Of Tears
September 6Rib America Festival: Puddle Of Mudd
September 6Prince
September 7Bumbershoot
September 7U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 15
September 7U.S. Open Tennis Championship – Grounds Pass
September 7Traffic Jam Day 3
September 7Los Tigres Del Norte
September 7Portland Sea Dogs
September 7Frederick Keys
September 7Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
September 7Gwinnett Braves
September 7Ogden Raptors
September 7Pawtucket
September 7Eddie Miles
September 7Tennessee Smokies
September 7Cirque Shanghai
September 7Pickin’ For Preemies
September 7Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
September 7Michael Stanley
September 7Apoptygma Berzerk
September 7Midland Rockhounds
September 7U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 16
September 7The Rock Conference
September 7Columbus Clippers
September 7Springfield Cardinals
September 7Chairlift
September 7Pleasure P
September 7Take 6
September 7Larry G Jones with Red Skelton by Brian Hoffman