Notre Dame Tickets On The Secondary Market See Steep Prices

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to be a complete season together in 2015, as they went from national contender to pretender at the midway point last season. A 6-0 start had the Fighting Irish in the national conversation with wins over Michigan, Syracuse and Stanford, but suffered a tough defeat in a top-five matchup against Jameis Winston’s Florida State team in Tallahassee, Florida and afterwards, the season took a turn for the worse.

In their next five games after the loss to the Seminoles, Notre Dame lost four of them to Arizona State, Northwestern, Louisville and USC. The season ended on a bittersweet high note with a Music City Bowl victory against LSU.

Notre Dame will let Malik Zaire takeover at quarterback with Everett Golson’s transfer to Florida State. Zaire led the Irish to their win over LSU, completing 12 of 15 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, to go along with his main skill of running the football, where he ran for 96 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown. Zaire will have to prove he can move the offense through the air before Notre Dame is anointed any preseason rankings.

But Notre Dame will in the national spotlight once again as they always are, with some major matchups on the 2015 college football schedule. The college football season will be here before you know it, so below we’ll analyze some secondary market Fighting Irish tickets information provided by RazorGator.com.

Most Expensive: 11/21/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles | Fenway Park | Average Price: $959.81 | Get-in Price: $549

Notre Dame is 6-0 in Shamrock Series games and this year’s installation will add one chapter to The Holy War between the Fighting Irish and the Boston College Eagles. The average ticket price for admission into Fenway Park is a whopping $959.81, which is a drop off from the $1,200 mark it was over a few months ago. The cheapest way will cost at least $549 for this offsite home game for Notre Dame.

9/5/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Texas Longhorns | Notre Dame Stadium | Season Opener | Average Price: $819 | Get-in Price: $439

Zaire’s first full season as the Fighting Irish starting quarterback begins with a stern test against the Texas Longhorns. Head coach Charlie Strong is in his second season as the head man in charge, looking to bring a Longhorns team back to national prominence. Strong is going through the learning curve of moving from Louisville to Texas, 5-4 in the Big 12 conference and making an appearance in a bowl game, but the expectations are higher. The season opener at Notre Dame Stadium will be a tough ticket, with the least expensive option coming in at nearly $440.

10/17/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. USC Trojans | Notre Dame Stadium | Average Price: $454.24 | Get-in Price: $237

Anytime the Fighting Irish take home the Jeweled Shillelagh, something is going right. The 87th meeting between Notre Dame and USC will be played at home this season, looking to stop USC from winning back-to-back contests. After a postseason ban, USC is back in the way-too-early projections for national title contenders, returning most of an experienced roster.

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10 Classic Rock Icons You Didn’t Know Were Touring this Summer

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Tuning into your favorite classic rock station is almost like looking through an old photo album. They may call it “classic” rock now, but back then, it was just rock.  Fresh, and new, you were there as it all unfolded. You were there to experience bands like AC/DC and Van Halen as they went from a bunch of crazy dudes taking the stage for the first time, to members of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Here’s the good news. Those concerts, those wild nights, and those memories are not just a thing of the past. You’d be shocked to know how many of your favorite bands are back on the road and tearing up the stage again. Take a look at the list below, dust off your leather jacket and get ready to rock. Find the best prices in the Razorgator App.

1. AC/DC

After the release of the band’s 16th studio album, the guys from AC/DC hit the road with their “Rock or Bust” tour which they kicked off on April 10, 2015 at the Coachella music festival. While there are 14 dates left on their massive world tour, tickets are selling like hotcakes. In fact, they set a world record, selling 300,000 tickets in 77 minutes when they went on sale in Germany. There are few that rock like these guys and the world knows it. Tickets are going for as low as $56! Better snatch up a em’ before they’re all gone

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
AC/DC Tour 14 Aug 22 – Sep 28 $56 $286

2. Mötley Crüe

As one the most notorious of all rock bands that got their start in the 80’s, you never quite know what to expect from the guys of Mötley Crüe. They’ve gained and lost some members throughout the decades, but one thing remains timeless. These guys are absolutely wild and that comes out on stage. While they haven’t released an album since “Saints of Los Angeles” in 2008, the band has stayed busy. Not only are they touring but they’re in the midst of turning their book “The Dirt” that details the band’s infamously outrageous rise to fame, into a film. Can you imagine what a wild ride that’ll be when it’s released? None the less, they’ve still found time for over 50 tour dates, with tickets going for as low as $11. A good chunk of the tour will be with rock icon Alice Cooper. What a show!

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
Motley Crue Tour 55 Jul 22 – Dec 31 $11 $172

 

3.  Billy Idol

We all know and love good ol’ Billy. And over the years not too much has changed. He has the same crazy bleach blonde hair, dramatic vocals and unstoppable energy that he had when he first entered the rock scene in the early 80’s. After the release of his new album “Kings & Queens of the Stone Age” in 2014, Billy is hitting the road again starting August 7 in Reno and hitting San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival for the weekend, with 11 dates ending in October. These tickets are limited and in pretty high demand, so look for a date near you before it’s too late.

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
Billy Idol Tour 11 Aug 7 – Oct 8 $40 $127

4. Social Distortion

Since their original formation in the late 70’s, the evolution of Social Distortion’s sound is nothing less than iconic. From the garage punk sound of “Mommy’s Little Monster” to their most recent album “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” that seamlessly blends elements of punk rock, blues and their familiar rockabilly undertone, Social Distortion isn’t capable of producing music that is anything less than brilliance. Lead singer, Mike Ness has transformed from a child of the punk rock formation to a seasoned front man with all the swagger and presence of a 1930’s gangster. The cool thing about seeing these guys live, is they typically gravitate toward smaller venues that create more of an intimate performance. With over 20 tour dates this summer and tickets that start as low as $39, you should check this one off your bucket list.

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
Social Distortion Tour 24 Jul 28 – Sep 12 $39 $88

5. Def Leppard

Since their formation in the midst of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, the guys from Def Leppard have never been without a hit on the radio, or a crowd to show up to watch them tear up the stage. While they haven’t released a studio album since 2008, they have one in the works, and it’s expected to drop sometime this year. They hit the road this summer with bands Styx and Tesla and will continue to tour through October. With tickets as low as $25, you aren’t going to want to miss that killer lineup.

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
Def Leppard Tour 16 Jul 21 – Oct 17 $44 $181
Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla Tour 27 Jul 17 – Oct 4 $25 $130

6. The Who

With all their members hailing from London, The Who, without a doubt, is one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century. What fascinated an entire generation was the fact that the band could not be defined to one genre, or style. Pioneers of rock opera, synthesizer integration, combined with the unique and passionate style each member added to create the perfect rock n’roll storm. And now they’re heading out to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary with the “The Who Hits 50!” tour.  The tour kicks off on September 14 , with over 25 tour dates that run through mid December. This tour is pretty historic. 50th anniversaries don’t happen everyday and who knows when these guys will hit the road again. Tickets start as low as $48

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
The Who Tour 27 Sep 14 – Dec 13 $48 $240
The Who with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Tour 3 Dec 2 – Dec 6 $69 $212

7. Van Halen

With their first album debuting in the top 20 in 1978, the guys from Van Halen introduced the world to a new type of heavy metal. Their southern California roots still shine through in their music, lyrics and the all-out party they have every time they hit the stage. Brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen are still rocking as hard as they did back in the 80’s and the cool thing is there’s now another Van Halen thrown in the mix. Eddie’s son Wolfgang, began touring with the band in 2006 and replaced Michael Anthony on the base and with back up vocals. It’s a Van Halen trifecta. With over 30 tour dates running through October, tickets to this rock party are going for as low as $20.

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
Van Halen Tour 34 Jul 18 – Oct 2 $20 $191

8. Deep Purple

The guys from Deep Purple can make any live venue explode. You don’t have to take our word for it. It’s actually fact. They were listed as the loudest band by “The Guinness Book of World Records”. And let’s be honest, you’ve been listening to the neighbor kid attempt to play the opening riff of “Smoke on The Water” one too many times. He’s almost butchered your memory of the song and it’s time you head out and hear it live by the guys who made it a globally recognized anthem. Don’t miss that chance, catch one of the 14 upcoming shows. There’s tickets for as low as $24

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
Deep Purple Tour 14 Jul 20 – Aug 15 $24 $111

9. ZZ Top

Over the years, this crazy Texas trio has managed somehow to remain timeless. Taking a look back at Dusty Hill and Billy Gibson’s signature beards…they really haven’t changed much throughout the years. And neither has there bluesy, rock n’roll sound, combined with their cheeky lyrics that can always get a smile out of a crowd. With the release of the album “La Futura” in 2012, ZZ Top is keeping it fresh, while sticking to their signature style that we love so much. They’re playing 23 boot-stomping shows and you should without a doubt head out to one of them. With tickets going for as low as $31, why wouldn’t you?

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
ZZ Top Tour 23 Aug 12 – Oct 3 $31 $140

10. The Beach Boys

One of the main reasons that California is known around the world as a place full of sun, perfect waves, convertibles and girls in bikinis is because of the Beach Boys. They single handedly made California rock an actual music genre, and the world fell in love with it. These icons have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time,  They are also listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. You already know what rock gods they are. While the members have come and gone over the years, their sound continues to transport us to a beach party in the 60’s. Catch them live before their tours are just listed in history books.

Shows Dates Min Price Avg Price
Beach Boys Tour 30 Jul 24 – Oct 25 $21 $112
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Serena Williams Chasing Tennis History At 2015 US Open 

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With Novak Djokovic beating Roger Federer three sets to one in the Wimbledon Tournament finals to capture back-to-back championships, not to mention his ninth Grand Slam singles title, we now approach the next and final Grand Slam event on the calendar. That, of course, is the US Open Tennis Championships, which takes place on the hardcourt in Queens, New York.

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will be the front and center of a possible historic achievement for the greatest women’s tennis player to ever play. The focus will shift from the men’s bracket to the women’s bracket as Serena Williams chases the calendar year Grand Slam. The list of Williams’ achievements in tennis does not have to be reiterated, but this accomplishment would put her in rare air—perhaps even creating a class of her own. According to the USOpen.org website, since the Open era that began in 1968, only three players have pulled off the feat: Rod Laver (1969), Margaret Court (1970) and Steffi Graf (1988).

If Williams were to take home the US Open title, she would be tied with Graf (22) for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era and would break a tie with Chris Evert for the most US Open titles for both men or women.

On the men’s side, the world’s No. 1-ranked player Djokovic is trying to navigate a tournament he hasn’t won since 2011. At age 33, Federer will use what’s left in the tank to try and win his sixth US Open title, although he hasn’t won this event since 2008 (five consecutive titles from 2004-2008).

The tournament, which begins on August 31 and is scheduled to conclude on September 13, has a wide array of ticketing admission packages that involve multiple courts on multiple days. Some options for US Open tickets from RazorGator.com are posted below. 

8/31/2015 | Grounds Pass | National Tennis Center | Average Price: $87.66 | Get-in Price: $62

8/31/2015 | All Sessions Pass | Louis Armstrong Stadium | Average Price: $121.25 | Get-in Price: $92

8/31/2015 | Session 1—Men & Women 1st Round | Arthur Ashe Stadium | Average Price: $154.94 | Get-in Price: $50

9/11/2015 | Men’s Semifinal/Mixed Doubles Final | Arthur Ashe Stadium | Average Price: $842.93 | Get-in Price: $144

9/12/2015 | Women’s Final/Men’s Doubles Final | Arthur Ashe Stadium | Average Price: $625.59 | Get-in Price: $144

9/13/2015 | Men’s Final/Women’s Doubles Final | Arthur Ashe Stadium | Average Price: $994.98 | Get-in Price: $157

The historic night for Williams may get pricier as the event draws near. It’ll be interesting to keep an eye on how the sports media world plays up her possible achievement and the hype that is built for her finals match if she gets there.

For those looking for quantity over quality, the US Open has free admission to the qualifying rounds that occur from August 25-28.

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5 Reasons to Hit The Janet Jackson Unbreakable Tour

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We all know and love R&B queen Janet Jackson, but as of  late, it seems she has been flying under the radar. Since her recent marriage to Wissam Al Mana in 2012, we haven’t seen or heard much from the Jackson goddess.

That all changed on June 15, when she announced plans to kick off her 2015 Unbreakable World Tour on August 31, in Vancouver, BC. One week later she released her first single in 6 years, “No Sleeep” (listen below), with the rest of her new album to drop in Fall of 2015. Just yesterday, she added additional dates to the Unbreakable tour, bringing the number of tour dates to more than 60 — from Miami to Nashville to Vegas. That’s crazy!

Wow, that’s a lot of news from Janet and we’re stoked. She’s one of the R&B world’s most respected powerhouses and the 2015 Unbreakable Tour is going to be nothing less than spectacular. That being said, we’ve broken down 5 solid reasons you should head out and see Janet when she passes through town. Find the best Janet Jackson ticket prices around in the Razorgator App. Plus, you get free instant delivery, so why wait?

 1. In her career, she has sold over 100 million albums.

100 million? That’s insane, but we’re honestly not surprised. Anything less than that wouldn’t do her justice. She’s a rhythm warrior queen. Her 1993 album janet. leads the way with more than 20 million copies  sold worldwide. In addition to huge albums sales, Janet’s 27 top 10 singles ties her with Mariah Carey and Elton John for fifth all-time: “Miss You Much,” “Escapade,” That’s the Way Love Goes,” “All for You,” and “Together Again,” to name a few. 6a00d8341c630a53ef012875876ec9970c

2. Jennifer Lopez got her start as one of Janet’s back up dancers.

She also has a cameo in Janet’s video for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” She’s got an eye for talent and that shows in the caliber of concert she puts on. Janet’s concerts have been so good in fact that she has reportedly earned more than $450 million just from her concerts. And come on, we owe her a giant thank you for blessing the pop world with Jenny from the block. Convinced yet?

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3. Janet rejected a role in the 1999 film, “The Matrix” because it would prevent her from touring.

That’s crazy dedication to her art. But honestly, how awesome would have that been? It would have been like the “Rhythm Nation” video times a million. Neo would have been lucky to have her.

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4. She never seems to age and neither does her ground-breaking sense of style.

Her husband is super stylish as well. Here they are heading into the Nobu restaurant in Milan. What a power couple. Can we crash? People recently noted that she “looks unchanged from her ‘Rhythm Nation’ days” while accepting the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award at the BET Awards. And US WEEKLY profiled her “5 most memorable looks.”

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5. Her new single, “No Sleeep” is FIRE.

It’s moody, it’s got a killer beat, it’s everything we want to listen to this summer. Seriously, we’ve been getting no sleeep because…it’s that good. In only two weeks, “No Sleeep” has already climbed to the top 10 on three different Billboard charts: Hot R&B, Urban AC, and R&B/Hip Hop Digital.

At this point, there’s no reason for you NOT to head out and experience Janet’s Unbreakable tour live.

And before we go, we’ll leave with a “Janet Jam Session” playlist…just in case you weren’t already ready to rock out

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August Belongs to Outside Lands

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If you make a trip to San Francisco for the final weekend of July and find yourself in the Park Presidio area, and the beautiful Golden Gate Park that borders it, your thoughts would probably echo something along the lines of the following: “what a nice, quiet and quaint little section of the city.” Rest assured that the most intense activity you could stumble upon would likely be an exceptionally heated game of ultimate frisbee. 

If you returned the following weekend, however, you’d likely be thinking that you had made several incorrect turns,  as sound pours over Northern SF and makeshift barriers now surround and close off a huge section of Golden Gate Park. Once per year the Outside Lands Music Festival occupies Golden Gate Park and the surrounding areas of Northern San Francisco. You can hear the music for blocks and smell in heavy doses what the festival dubs a “Taste of the Bay Area,” featuring a variety of the best food trucks and restaurants that the Bay Area has to offer.  Apart from the eclectic collection of artists performing over the course of the weekend, the festival features roped off sections of the park dedicated specifically to refreshments such as Wine, Beer, Chocolate, and Cheese, as well as pieces by Bay Area artists and games at the center of this makeshift 3-day city. 

What we have is essentially Disneyland for adults, where the lines are much shorter and the rides are much, much louder.

This year, Outside Lands attendees will be treated to some of the biggest names in music, such as Mumford and Sons, Wilco, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John and Sam Smith, as the festival’s headliners, as well as other prominent supporting artists such as D’Angelo & the Vanguard, Chet Faker, Tame Impala, Axwell & Ingrosso, St. Vincent, Porter Robinson, Caribou, Slightly Stoopid, Billy Idol, Cold War Kids, and St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Admission to the festival is available both in a 3-day pass for the whole weekend, as well as the 1-day pass for those who just want to dip their feet in the pool. Either option is a viable one, however, the 3-day pass, priced just around $400, gets you the most for your money.  

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Golden Gate Park is undoubtedly the best place you can be in SF that first weekend in August. However, perhaps one of the best kept secrets about music festivals is that the artists on the lineup will schedule a handful of shows in the surrounding venues before and after they are scheduled to perform. If a 1-day Outside Lands ticket is still a bit too pricey, or maybe you’re not a huge fan of the overall day-to-day lineups, you can still find shows in the area that will deliver the live-show vibe that you’re craving. Check out ways you can get tickets to these ‘Outside Lands Night Shows’ here.

I suppose the question to ask yourself is: What could be a better way to spend your weekend?

Find the full 2015 Outside Lands lineup here.

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