In the Arena, 8/22

21 Aug

BY TODD HUNT

The blog will be short this week as we are unusually busy for August. The Staind show last Saturday was excellent. Thanks to the 4,500 of you who made it out for that one. The preshow party featuring Joan Red and Killjay was such a hit that we’re looking at making a preshow concert a regular feature. Of course, the weather might have a say in how successful the preshow events will be. It’s hard to find acts willing to play outside in January…

This weekend is a big onsale date for us. Sugarland with special guests Kellie Pickler and Ashton Shepherd go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. for their Thursday, October 23 concert. At noon, the Cheetah Girls concert will go on sale (show date Friday, October 17). So if you need me Saturday, I’ll be in the box office!

Speaking of onsales, please do me a favor: DO NOT buy arena event tickets from a website other than http://www.bcsarena.com. Last week we noticed that several websites had tickets for both the Cheetah Girls and Sugarland listed for sale at greatly inflated prices (up to $600 per ticket on one site!). On top of that, the tickets were for seats that don’t exist in our venue. These websites belong to what we used to refer to as “scalpers” and should not be used for ticket buying or information, as they are in no way connected to the venue.

I’ll have more to say next week. Maybe we can talk about my favorite Canadian bands of all time (any suggestions, Geddy?)…

Until next time,

Todd

5 Responses to “In the Arena, 8/22”

  1. Scratch August 22, 2008 at 6:51 am #

    Todd, if that last sentence is a teasing hint as to what is to come…wow, just wow.

  2. Todd August 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm #

    Scratch,

    Don’t get too excited. Their tour is finished for now. Last month I blogged on my favorite American and British bands so my thought was to blog about Canadian acts. That would be quite a coup if we could land that act in Tupelo, though. I don’t believe they’ve played Mississippi since 1984 or 85…

  3. Scratch August 23, 2008 at 7:13 pm #

    Pop my friggin’ bubble, Todd. No really, here’s the pin…just apply pressure to the surface.
    Still, on the off chance, if you contact them and push the Elvis bit, who knows.

  4. NeilPeart August 25, 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    One band I’d like to recommend for the Canadian list – besides a certain three-man unit that shall remain nameless – is Max Webster. A great hard-rocking band during the ’70s. One of its members, Pye DuBois, has shared his songwriting talents with a certain member of the unnamed band (surely not Alex!). His contributions include the quintessential song by said mystery band, something about a modern-day warrior with mean mean stride.

  5. GeddyLee August 25, 2008 at 3:56 pm #

    Todd’s right. The 2008 leg of the Snakes & Arrows tour is over. Final show was July 24 in Indianapolis. The tour stops closest to Tupelo were New Orleans, St. Louis and Atlanta.

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