Forget buying CDs and other music paraphernalia this year; impress your loved ones with a live show and a one off arena experience they’ll never forget. Here’s a run down of the hottest tickets around for concerts, gigs, and stadium shows. Order now to avoid disappointment.
Rock / Indie Concerts
Canadian post-grunge rockers Nickleback kick off the Dark Horse tour in Nashville on 25th February. They play a series of 30+ shows across North America from then. Tickets go on sale on 5th December.
Soft melodic British rockers Coldplay have been touring since the summer on the Viva La Vida tour – they have just announced 3 new UK dates in Glasgow, Manchester and London. Tickets go on sale on Friday 28th November, but are expected to sell fast!
Post-punk revival all round entertainers The Killers will be in both North America and the UK well into the new year on tour for the brilliant Day and Age album. Tickets on sale now.
The massive Kings of Leon are setting off on a world tour, taking in The UK, rest of Europe, North America and Australasia, for fourth album Only By The Night.
Rock blues legend ‘Slowhand’ Eric Clapton will be touring in Japan, Australia and then the UK. Meanwhile country rockers The Eagles make sure North America isn’t left out with a series of US dates ending in Florida contributing to the Long Road Out of Eden tour.
Pop and Chart Concerts
Nicole Sherzinger and co. embark on the Pussycat Dolls World Domination Tour, starting in Europe (UK tickets on sale now) and coming to North America in the Spring.
Beyonce kicks off a reportedly epic 110 date world tour in support of her third album I am…Sasha Fierce. Look out for dates in the UK, Canada, the US, Mexico, Japan and Africa. Expect spectacular shows from the Destiny’s Child diva.
Much-troubled Britney Spears looks set to lay the ghosts of her recent past to rest with a huge world tour for her new Circus album, featuring new single ‘Womaniser’. She has a point to prove, and this tour is likely to be the testing ground. Expect big things.
Pink kicks off her massive Funhouse tour in February in Nice, having enjoyed major success with her ‘So What’ single, and second single ‘Crystal Ball’. She carries on through Europe and then on to Australia in what is sure to be a spectacular series for the acclaimed live performer. UK tickets are on sale now.
Family Concert Ideas
New Yorkers will not want to miss out on the musical extravaganza that is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which provides a fun and magical festive experience for the whole family. The rest of the US can enjoy the show just as much on the 18 city national tour that follows. Tickets are on sale now.
Great Experiences, Easy to Send
Concert tickets are so much more than a gift that will be enjoyed for a little while and then forgotten about. Live shows are spectacular experiences that create treasured memories. They are also great for sending to friends and loved ones long distance, since they are easy to mail and can often be sent direct.
Practical, exhilarating, and the gateway to an experience of a lifetime, concert tickets can make great festive gifts for music fans of all ages.