Tickets for an upcoming concert appearance by Drake, as well as tickets to catch Tyler Perry’s latest “Madea” tour, are on sale throughout the...

Tickets for an upcoming concert appearance by Drake, as well as tickets to catch Tyler Perry’s latest “Madea” tour, are on sale throughout the weekend ending July 5 as compiled by TicketNews.

In light of the upcoming July 4th holiday, this week’s list of onsales is fairly light. However, there are still several big ticket items of note. First up, Drake, one of today’s hottest Hip Hop stars, has a concert in Toronto among the Saturday onsales. After several years on the hit Canadian television show “Degrassi,” Drake produced and sold his own debut album which quickly shot up the music charts. Now signed to a record label, Drake is enjoying a meteoric rise within the music business. That the concert is being held in his home town of Toronto should help ticket sales.

Also among the weekend’s onsales are additional dates for Tyler Perry’s upcoming “Madea’s Big Happy Family” stage show. Already a popular film series, the Madea stage show looks to capture the success of the big screen on stage, which Perry appearing as the lead character of “Madea” as he has in the various films. Shows on sale throughout the weekend include stops in New Orleans and Miami. Also on sale this weekend in the realm of comedy are tickets to catch former “Full House” star Bob Saget doing stand-up in Boston. Known for his brash and bawdy comedy, Saget is particularly popular with the young adult crowd.

Continuing the comedy onsales are tickets to catch Jim Gaffigan live in Las Vegas. Known for his deadpan style and his ensemble roll on the TBS comedy “My Boys,” Gaffigan has been a successful comic for many years. Finally this weekend, a new block of tickets to Disney’s production of The Lion King in Las Vegas go on sale this morning. Disney’s most successful theatre outing, “The Lion King” recreates the magic of the Disney film live on stage with new songs written by Elton John.

“Onsales” is a ticketing industry term describing when tickets initially go on sale to the general public. Each week, tickets are released by promoters, venues and others to dozens of events, but the number of tickets available can vary significantly between locations.

ThursdayAlice CooperHouse of Blues Atlantic CityAtlantic CityNJ
ThursdayARCR Justin Boots ChampionshipsQwest Center OmahaOmahaNE
ThursdayBackstreet BoysTwin River Events CenterLincolnRI
ThursdayBattle In Seattle VIII: Central Washington V Western OregonQwest FieldSeattleWA
ThursdayBoston Celtics vs. New York KnicksXL CENTERHartfordCT
ThursdayCatsWarner TheatreEriePA
ThursdayChris BottiHeymann Performing Arts CenterLafayetteLA
ThursdayDance Festival Gala 2010Grove of AnaheimAnaheimCA
ThursdayDark Star OrchestraThe NorvaNorfolkVA
ThursdayGary AllanInn of the Mountain Gods Resort and CasinoMescaleroNM
ThursdayGary NumanEl Rey TheatreLos AngelesCA
ThursdayGary NumanNokia Theatre Times SquareNew YorkNY
ThursdayGary NumanParadise Rock ClubBostonMA
ThursdayGary US BondsAttucks TheatreNorfolkVA
ThursdayGeorge JonesIP CASINO RESORT AND SPABiloxiMS
ThursdayHypercrushRoxy TheatreHollywoodCA
ThursdayInterpolUnited Palace TheatreNew YorkNY
ThursdayJudy CollinsHeymann Performing Arts CenterLafayetteLA
ThursdayLas Vegas Presents KingdomHouse of Blues AnaheimAnaheimCA
ThursdayLong Days Journey Into NightNewmark TheatrePortlandOR
ThursdayMarc AnthonyMadison Square GardenNew YorkNY
ThursdayMaroon 5Bank of America PavilionBostonMA
ThursdayPaul AnkaStar Of The Desert Arena at Primm Valley ResortsPrimmNV
ThursdayPBR – Touring Pro / YMBL Chute-OutFord ParkBeaumontTX
ThursdayPeacock After DarkNewmark TheatrePortlandOR
ThursdayPRCA Rodeo At the FairShow Place ArenaUpper MarlboroMD
ThursdayPresident Bill ClintonGreensboro Coliseum ComplexGreensboroNC
ThursdayProgPower USACenter Stage TheatreAtlantaGA
ThursdayRa Ra RiotThe Music Box at the FondaHollywoodCA
ThursdaySun Bowl GameSun Bowl StadiumEl PasoTX
ThursdayThirty Seconds To MarsHouse of Blues Atlantic CityAtlantic CityNJ
ThursdayTomasz Adamek vs. Michael GrantPrudential CenterNewarkNJ
Friday7-Up Presents Gerry Dee Live!Lindsay Academy TheatreLindsayON
FridayASA BMX TriplesBryce Jordan CenterUniversity ParkPA
FridayAtlantic City Airshow: Thunder Over the Boardwalk: Flight Line ClubBoardwalk HallAtlantic CityNJ
FridayBlue Man GroupVenetian HotelLas VegasNV
FridayBob SagetWilbur TheatreBostonMA
FridayDionRuth Eckerd HallClearwaterFL
FridayDisney Presents the Lion King (Las Vegas, NV)Mandalay Bay ResortLas VegasNV
FridayExtreme FightingVerizon Wireless TheaterHoustonTX
FridayFights At the FitzFitz Casino TunicaRobinsonvilleMS
FridayForeignerBelterra Casino Resort and SpaBelterraIN
FridayGerry Dee Live!Lindsay Academy TheatreLindsayON
FridayGlobal Comedy Festival: Gerry Dee Live!Vogue TheatreVancouverBC
FridayHot Hot Heat7th Street EntryMinneapolisMN
FridayIan AndersonTurning Stone Resort & Casino ShowroomVeronaNY
FridayJim GaffiganTerry Fator Theatre At Mirage Hotel & CasinoLas VegasNV
FridayJoan BaezNational Arts CentreOttawaON
FridayJohn HiattBelle Mehus AuditoriumBismarckND
FridayJohn HiattSioux Falls Orpheum TheaterSioux FallsSD
FridayJohn PinetteWilbur TheatreBostonMA
FridayK.O.B. Grand Finals Feating Dererk TrucksHouse of Blues Sunset StripHollywoodCA
FridayLuis FonsiThe Palladium BallroomDallasTX
FridayMartina McbrideAmerican Bank Center ArenaCorpus ChristiTX
FridayMartina McbrideDodge ArenaHidalgoTX
FridayMatisyahuCommodore BallroomVancouverBC
FridayMatisyahuGrand Sierra Resort and CasinoRenoNV
FridayMatisyahuMcMenamins Crystal BallroomPortlandOR
FridayMatisyahuThe NorvaNorfolkVA
FridaySerj Tankian: Imperfect Harmonies World TourHard Rock Live OrlandoOrlandoFL
FridayTanya TuckerRiver Cree Resort & CasinoEdmontonAB
FridayTexas Football ClassicAlamodomeSan AntonioTX
FridayThe Disco BiscuitsBank of America PavilionBostonMA
FridayTravis TrittRiver Cree Resort & CasinoEdmontonAB
FridayTyler Perry’s Madeas Big Happy FamilyAmerican Airlines ArenaMiamiFL
FridayWanda SykesHard Rock Live OrlandoOrlandoFL
FridayWeird Al YankovicThe WarfieldSan FranciscoCA
FridayYoung JeezyChene ParkDetroitMI
SaturdayHatebreedThe Phoenix Concert TheatreTorontoON
SaturdayKe$haHouse of Blues HoustonHoustonTX
SaturdayPaul Revere and the RaidersBlue Chip CasinoMichigan CityIN
SaturdayRolling Thunder Motorsports TourAllentown FairgroundsAllentownPA
SaturdayThe OVO Fest starring DrakeMolson AmphitheatreTorontoON
SaturdayThirty Seconds To MarsThe NorvaNorfolkVA
SaturdayThunder From Down UnderTwin River Events CenterLincolnRI
SaturdayTrash BashEmerald TheatreMt. ClemensMI
SaturdayWe Are ScientistsThe Record BarKansas CityMO
SundayDiamond RioDesert Diamond CasinoTucsonAZ
MondayChessSignature TheatreArlingtonVA
MondayRice University FootballRice StadiumHoustonTX
MondaySide By Side By SondheimSignature TheatreArlingtonVA
MondayTyler Perry’s Madeas Big Happy FamilyNew Orleans ArenaNew OrleansLA