While the upcoming Christmas season is bringing a number of new special holiday shows, recent events around the country have also resulted in the cancellation of many live entertainment performances. Some of the most notable cancellations in the entertainment world have come as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Broadway sales have been drastically impacted by the hurricane and caused many shows to get record low ticket sales.
One of the biggest cancellations came from the professional sports world. The new Brooklyn Nets, formerly the New Jersey Nets, were forced to cancel their first home game of the season, which was also their official opening of the Barclays Center. This highly anticipated opening was scheduled to be a big moment for the team and the city as they welcomed the new Barclays center into the Brooklyn area. However, the Thursday season opener was cancelled and fans will be able to get tickets to a makeup game later in the season. The NBA of course isn’t the only league canceling games, the NHL recently announced that they have still been unable to reach an agreement and that games throughout the month of November are officially cancelled and that fans will have to wait until at least December to see their favorite teams take the ice.
Meanwhile the rock band, Green Day, who was in the midst of their popular 2012-2013 tour, announced they would be postponing their tour dates from January and February while lead singer Billie Joel Armstrong takes some personal time to enter a rehabilitation facility. The band announced that all of their new dates will be announced once Armstrong is ready to continue the tour in 2013. The group also revealed that all tickets that were purchased from shows from September 26th to December 10th will be refunded.
Fortunately, while many national events are being cancelled other artists are kicking off new tours and events around the country. This week Rick Ross kicked off his MMG Tour a 23 stop tour across the United States that ends on December 2nd. Tickets for the event are on sale now while fans can take advantage of this opportunity to see Rick Ross Live all month long. Fans of country music also enjoyed a great announcement this week as Little Big Town announced their new tour, called The Tornado Tour, which is set to launch in January of 2013. Tickets for this 25 cit concert are on sale now; do you have yours yet?
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