There’s something for everyone in this week’s newest, hottest sports and concert tickets. We’ve got rock legends, sports icons and both forms of football. That’s American football and soccer, by the way. Oh yeah: There’s also Bill Murray news.
Let’s jump in.
Arcade Fire 2017 Infinite Content Tour
Tickets are on sale for the North American leg of Arcade Fire’s Infinite Content Tour, including their appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 6. They kick off in Canada a month later before returning to the states in a big way: playing Madison Square Garden on Sept. 12. Following that blockbuster, the band will crisscross the country before wrapping up with two shows in Canada in early November.
Everything Now is Arcade Fire’s fifth album, their last album, Reflektor, was released in 2013. Everything Now comes out July 28, but you can already catch the video for the album’s first single “Everything Now” on YouTube.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Runaway Train Tour
Bob Seger is the man behind some of the most legendary songs in American music, and you can see him play them live throughout the summer and into the fall of 2017. He’ll be joined by his Silver Bullet Band for 24 concerts starting Aug. 24 in Toledo and ending Oct. 28 in Phoenix.
Along the way they’ll be playing indoors and outdoor amphitheaters, providing an amazing setting for songs like “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “Night Moves” and “Like A Rock.”
U2 Joshua Tree Tour Adds More Dates
Can it really be 30 years since U2 released The Joshua Tree? The Irish rockers are touring to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary and they just extended the tour with new fall dates. They’re one of the biggest bands on Earth, so they’re playing NFL stadiums in Detroit, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Kansas City and more throughout the summer and fall. They started this week at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, next week they’ll hit Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Back in May, our look at the most popular concerts at NFL stadiums revealed U2 is locked in a battle with Metallica for the top shows. Between them, the two bands have six of the top 10 concerts, and only country stars Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton had a more popular concert so far in 2017.
Manchester United vs Manchester City
For soccer fans in the U.S., the International Champions Cup is a chance to see the best way to see the top Euro teams square off in a friendly. Tickets just went on sale for the match between Manchester United and Manchester City scheduled for July 20 at NRG Stadium in Houston.
But the headline match of the 2017 cup series is the El Clasico slated for Saturday, July 29 in Miami. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. This will be the first Clasico ever held in North America. If it’s anything like the first Clasico of 2017 with Lionel Messi’s 500th career goal in the 92nd minute to win it, it will be a legendary match to remember.
2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets
Individual game tickets go on sale today for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their home schedule kicks off in Week 2 against Minnesota before including Green Bay in Week 12 and a visit from the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots in Week 15. Pittsburgh holds the NFL record with six Super Bowl titles, one more than New England.
U.S. Open 2017 Tennis
It’s been a banner year in tennis with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal back in peak form. Tickets for the 2017 U.S. Open in New York are now on sale, including the famous night sessions in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It’s a premiere event in tennis (don’t forget Wimbledon!) and always a thrilling way to spend Labor Day weekend in the Big Apple.
Bill Murray’s First Ever Tour
Actor and funnyman Bill Murray has a new musical album coming out. You read that right. His New Worlds album comes out in September. He’ll have one preview concert at Festival Napa Valley on July 20 then hit the road for a 12-stop tour playing concert halls around the country. He’ll hit several in California before stopping in Chicago on Oct. 10 and New York’s Carnegie Hall on Oct. 16.
It just so happens that he has no dates scheduled that would conflict with the World Series…presumably in case his beloved Chicago Cubs make a second consecutive appearance.
That’s just a slice of what’s new and hot for this Friday. For a complete look at everything that’s popular in the world of events, visit Event Tickets Center and find what’s happening nearest you.