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The Hot Ticket: Your Guide to Events on Sale
Every Thursday, we find out the hottest concerts and when they’re going on sale in the days ahead so you don’t have to do the work. Read on for this week’s heads-ups. By Sonia Harmon
Comments () | Published March 26, 2009
Phish will hit the road this summer for a reunion tour, which is also the band’s first tour in five years. Twelve performances were recently added to the lineup, including a show at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, August 15. Tickets ($49.50) go on sale Friday, March 27, at 11 AM.

Last year, the alternative reggae/rock band 311 brought along Snoop Dogg as a part of its Summer Unity tour; for this year’s concert, 311 unites with Ziggy Marley. Catch the show at Nissan Pavilion on Sunday, June 28. Tickets ($30-$45) go on sale Friday at 10 AM.


Indie rock band the National has lined up another show at the 9:30 Club—this time a late show on Sunday, May 24, at 11:30. The band also has shows scheduled for that same night at 7 and for the following night, but tickets for those are sold out, so the late show may be your only shot. Tickets ($25) are on sale now.

Keith Urban’s Escape Together world tour brings the country star to the Verizon Center on Thursday, August 20. Tickets ($20 to $79.50) go on sale Friday at 10 AM.

Southern-rock fans will be happy to hear that Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd are co-headlining the Rock and Rebels tour this summer after a successful tour run together last year. The show comes to Nissan Pavilion on Saturday, August 1. Tickets ($25 to $79.50) go on sale Saturday, March 29, at 10 AM.

DJ Questlove is more commonly known as the drummer for the hip-hop band the Roots, which recently signed on as the house band for the new show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. He’ll take a break from his Late Night gig by performing at the 9:30 Club on Saturday, April 25. Tickets ($15) went on sale this morning.

Ben Harper and Relentless7 came together last summer to create the album White Lies for Dark Times, and they’re touring this spring. They’ll perform at 9:30 Club on Monday, May 4. Tickets ($35) went on sale this morning.

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