Live Nation's National Concert Week offers $20 tickets to some of this summer's biggest tours, including Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, Logic and more.
For every music fan who has ever grumbled about the price of concert tickets (or exorbitant “convenience” fees), one of the country’s largest ticket promoters is offering a little reprieve.
On Monday, Live Nation announced what it’s billing as National Concert Week, a nine-day period when fans can buy tickets to see some of music’s biggest stars for just $20. The cheap seats for participating tours become available 8 a.m. Monday, April 30, with the sale closing at the end of the day Tuesday, May 8. As the cherry on top, those $20 “all-in tickets” include the pesky service fees that make seeing your favorite band even spendier. (Per the fine print, though, they’ll still ding you on delivery charges.)
While the deal doesn’t apply to every Live Nation-backed tour hitting the Seattle area (sorry, Kendrick Lamar fans), a decent number of big-name acts are on board. To help announce the deal, the bigwig promoter tapped the perpetually hyped DJ Khaled to record an anticlimactic mid-flight promo video unleashing a string of glowing adjectives and surprisingly few airhorns. (A full-fledged media blitz kicks off April 30 with a Shania Twain performance on “Today.”)
Speaking of Twain, the country-pop queen’s comeback spin, which hits the soon-to-be-renovated Tacoma Dome on May 3, is just one of the participating tours hitting Washington. Other notables include fellow radio-friendly country stars Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band and Luke Bryan, Lauryn Hill, breakout rapper Logic, and the Smashing Pumpkins. Unfortunately, for Post Malone fans, the AutoTuned phenom brings his tour with 21 Savage to the ShoWare Center the day before the sale commences.
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Check out some of the participating tours hitting Washington below. For a complete list, head to NCW.LiveNation.com.
May 3: Shania Twain at Tacoma Dome
May 30: Maroon 5 at Tacoma Dome
June 5: Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers at KeyArena
June 14: Kevin Hart at KeyArena
June 19: Chris Brown at White River Amphitheatre
June 29: Dead & Company at Gorge Amphitheatre
July 13: Logic at White River Amphitheatre
July 16: Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin at White River Amphitheatre
July 20: G-Eazy at White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 4: Weezer and Pixies at White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 11: Hall and Oates with Train at KeyArena
Aug. 19: Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker at White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 24: Smashing Pumpkins at KeyArena
Sept. 1: Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper at White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 15: Ms. Lauryn Hill at ShoWare Center
Sept. 23: Rascal Flatts at WA State Fair
Sept. 29: Journey and Def Leppard at Gorge Amphitheatre
Oct. 12: Luke Bryan at White River Amphitheatre
This post has been corrected to reflect that Janet Jackson will not be appearing at KeyArena this year.