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Top 5 Concerts for Valentine’s Day 2023

24th January 2023 | Category: Concerts

The 2023 New Year and the holiday season are already behind us, and everyone is winding down and recapping their thoughts and resolutions. If you’re lucky enough to have that special someone in your life, though, it’s probably time to start thinking about the next big day that’s just around the corner. Valentine’s Day is certainly a special day, so why not celebrate it with a special occasion?

Valentine’s Day concerts are a great way to show your love and appreciation for the most important people in your life. Flowers and chocolates are great and all – but an amazing musical event is a memory that will last for a lifetime.

All you need for a romantic evening of celebrating love is a great act. One who can deliver the love-tinged passion that a Valentine’s Day concert deserves.

And if you need ideas for the best Valentine’s Day concerts in 2023, we have a few suggestions! Just remember that February 14th is one of the busiest days of the year for venues and musical acts. If you see an event you like, act quickly and get some tickets with TicketCenter before others snatch them up!

Anita Baker – Atlanta, GA

Let’s start with some evergreen classics. Few songstresses in the world are as famous for love ballads as Anita Baker. Her classy, powerful voice and refined jazzy melodies defined the so-called Quiet Storm era of the 80s. In fact, the term ‘quiet storm’ perfectly expresses what Anita is all about. Although most of her repertoire consists of ballads, the underlying passion with which she delivers every line has captured the hearts and minds of millions.

After a string of farewell performances and issues regarding the rights to her master recordings, many fans were worried that they’ll never get a chance to hear Baker perform live. Thankfully, though, the R&B master is going on a tour that will kick off in February 2023. The tour is slated to last throughout 2023, so you’ll have plenty of chances to hear her hits.

She’ll grace the State Farm Arena in Atlanta right on the 14th, which marks it as one of the most sought-after dates on a very popular tour.

It’s the quintessential Valentine’s Day 2023 event you don’t want to miss. Secure your Anita Baker 2023 tour tickets here.

Anita Baker Tour Dates:

US Tour: February 11 – December 23

Valentine’s Day show: February 14, State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA

Elvis Costello – New York, NY

We’ll carry on our list of top Valentine’s Day music events with something a bit more eclectic. Declan Patrick MacManus, better known as Elvis Costello, boasts a discography that ranges from new wave to punk. Arguably, however, he is best known for heart-string-pulling hits like ‘She’ and ‘I Want You’.

Unlike some other acts known for ballads, though, Costello’s shows are filled with ups and downs. Songs that will melt your heart stand right next to those that will make you dance, which is what makes his act a perfect Valentine’s Day experience.

The Elvis Costello 2023 tour will kick off with an incredible string of 10 shows in New York’s Gramercy Theatre. In other words, even if you miss tickets for the Big Day, worry not – you’ll have plenty of chances to make it up to your favorite person. The tour will then move on to a series of cities across the US and Australia.

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Elvis Costello Tour Dates:

Us and Australia Tour: February 9 – May 28,

Valentine’s Day show: February 14, Gramercy Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Portland Symphony Orchestra: The Romantics – Rachmaninoff & Schumann – Portland, ME

The acclaimed Portland Symphony Orchestra can enrich your Valentine’s Day with a truly special selection of classical pieces. Pulling from great composers who defined the term ‘romantic’, the special show features time-tested compositions performed by pianist George Li.

The full Valentine’s Day 2023 concert features pieces such as:

  • Overture in C major by Hensel
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 by Rachmaninoff
  • Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 by Schumann

It’s a true feast for any fans of classical music, and a perfect occasion to celebrate the day to the soothing sounds of piano keys. Don’t spend too much time thinking about it, though – The Romantics is a one-off special event performed in Portland’s Merrill Auditorium.

The venue houses just under 2,000 seats – get your tickets now while they are still available!

Portland Symphony Orchestra: The Romantics – Rachmaninoff & Schumann:

Valentine’s Day Show: February 14, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME

Journey & Toto – Lexington, KY

Journey, one of the most famous rock bands to come out of the 70s and 80s (which says a lot), will be celebrating their 50-year anniversary with a special tour. The half-century milestone is not the only thing that makes it special, though. Joining them on stage will be none other than Toto, the musical geniuses behind hits like ‘Africa’, ‘Rosanna’, and ‘Hold the Line.’

Dubbed the Journey & Toto Freedom Tour 2023, the string of concerts kicks off on February 4. On the 14th, however, the two giants will bring a special night full of rockin’ good memories to Lexington.

Though both bands are considered rock icons, it would be hard not to see their music as a very fitting backdrop for an evening full of romance. The songs are energetic, sure, but they’re also universally committed to the little thing that makes the world go ‘round.

With big names like these, we wouldn’t be surprised to see tickets sell out as soon as they become available. So don’t risk it – get your Journey & Toto tickets now!

Journey and Toto Tour Dates:

US Tour: January 27 – April 25

Valentine’s Day show: February 14, Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

Chris Brown – London, UK

It’s only fair that our list shows some love to our friends across the pond. This time, we’ll be going to one of the defining voices of 21st-century R&B – Chirs Brown!

Brown’s accomplishments are too long to list – and honestly, we don’t really feel there would be much point. Needless to say, he’s not known as the ‘King of R&B’ for nothing. With a long lineup of songs detailing love and desire, his performances are the perfect choice for any couple looking for an unforgettable experience.

The latest Chris Brown tour kicks off on February 11 in Dublin. Between the 14th and 17th of February, however, he’ll perform every night in the massive O2 Arena in London. In other words, if you miss Chris Brown on Valentine’s Day 2023, you can catch him the day after that. And the day after that.

To no one’s surprise, tickets are selling like crazy, so make sure to get yours as soon as possible!

Chris Brown Tour Dates:

Under the Influence tour: February 11 – March 19

Valentine’s Day show: February 14, O2 Arena, London

Tickets as Gifts – Best Tickets to Buy Online

9th December 2022 | Category: Concerts,Las Vegas,Sports,Theater

Many people struggle when it comes to buying the perfect gift for a loved one. However, the best gift is definitely an experience gift and what better way to offer a memorable one than buying a ticket for their favorite show, play, or even a game?

Tickets as gifts are perfect because the chances are the recipient will remember this experience for a long time, whether they went to a theatre show, or saw a baby giraffe. In addition, there are tickets that will work great for an individual, couple, or even a whole family you wish to surprise. In this article, we will provide a few great ticket gift ideas for a bunch of different occasions.

Ideal Tickets as Gift

Now, before you start searching for tickets online, it is important to consider whom you are buying the tickets for. This gift only works if you are well familiar with the recipient’s interests and hobbies. For example, if your loved one likes to listen to classical music, surely you will not surprise them with tickets to Billy Idol, or tickets for a similar concert. If you are struggling, then write down a list of their interests and hobbies and simply go from there.

Another thing to consider is your budget. You need to figure out how much you want to spend on this surprise gift before you start searching for tickets. You can find many great deals when you start shopping for tickets online. Remember, the price will also depend on the type of show or event you are looking for.

Also, you should try and gather information regarding the recipient’s schedule. It would not do well for you to gift them tickets for a show, or an event taking place when they are busy. Try consulting some of their friends and family they are close to or pry this information out of them yourself. But, be careful not to ruin the surprise.

Ticket Gift Ideas

There are many great choices out there when it comes to tickets you can surprise your loved ones with. As we have mentioned, make sure they are something your recipient is interested in, and start shopping! Here are some great ticket ideas you might wish to consider.

Zoo Tickets – although these tickets sound like the perfect gift for children, you would be surprised to know that many adults consider going to the zoo a great experience, as well. Simply, observe how their face lights up when they see a cute baby animal, and you will realise why these tickets are such a popular gift. It is also a great gift idea for the whole family, which they will remember forever.

Theatre Tickets – there are so, so many different shows out there. Whether it is a play, a musical, or a whole different kind of show, you can find theatre tickets that will satisfy all kinds of theatre goers.  Since it is the holiday season, you can find many great deals for the best Christmas shows during this month. If you know someone who enjoys the Xmas cheer, then this would be a great gift for them.

Concert Tickets – again, there is a great variety to choose from when it comes to concert tickets, as well. Whatever genre your friend is into – jazz, opera, rock, or pop, you can find tickets for it online. Many popular performers are currently on tours, such as Bad Bunny, or the popular The 1975 band.

Stand-Up Comedy Tickets – looking to enjoy a few laughs at a comedy show? Luckily, there are tons of different shows out there you can choose from. Whether your friend likes live stand-up performances or sitcom tapings and late-night shows, there is a range of events you can buy tickets online for. You can laugh your night away with Adam Sendler, Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock and many more. Either way, stand-up shows will definitely leave your friend feeling in a lighter spirit, which makes these tickets a great gift.

Sports Tickets – if it happens that you are buying a gift for a sports fan, you will find the perfect tickets in no time. Casual or superfan – catching a game live is a great experience for just about anyone. Check out the upcoming games that can be a part of your Christmas list, and simply pick whichever one your friend will like the most. NFL, NBA, or others, there are many great options out there.

Gallery and Museum Tickets – another great experience gift is a trip to a gallery or a museum. If you know someone who is an art aficionado, these tickets would make the perfect gift. What is more, many galleries and museums offer some form of a membership scheme that will allow your loved one to enjoy free entry a whole year round. It is truly a thoughtful gift, especially when you consider invites to private events and tours, which they will be able to attend as a member.

Now, that you have some great options, all you have to do is decide which tickets will be the perfect gift. Many of these tickets are available for purchase online, so you can organize your surprise from the comfort of your home. Just imagine the look on your friend’s face once you present them with tickets to their favorite show!

Unwrap the Magic with Boston Pops

30th November 2022 | Category: Concerts

This year, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family, friends, and merry music at a Holiday Pops concert this December. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is returning to perform festive favorites from cultural traditions around the world. Prepare to be immersed in the holiday spirit with conductors Keith Lockhart, James Burton, and the Pops.

Fans will be able to capture the magic of the Holiday season and the winter charms of New England. The Boston Pops will perform all their holiday classics, such as their signature Sleigh Ride. In addition, the orchestra will add some new arrangements of seasonal favorites. Metropolitan Chorale, known as one of Metro Boston’s premier choral ensembles will also join them. Santa Claus plans on making a guest appearance as well, during the concert’s finale. His appearance is followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.

The Boston Pops are celebrating their 136th Season this year, with Keith Lockhart entering his 28th year as esteemed conductor for the orchestra.

Holiday Pops began in 1973 led by Arthur Fiedler. It featured a three-concert series at Symphony Hall called “A Pops Christmas Party.” Ever since, the public demand for the performances has continued to grow and the season has expanded to include well over 30 performances each holiday season. In 1978, the fans were overjoyed with the orchestra beginning a new Christmastime tradition of bringing its unique Holiday Pops concerts to venues throughout New England and the Northeast.

The Boston Pops series of shows will begin on December 1st at Boston Symphony Hall with the last show taking place on December 24th.

Do not miss the Boston Pops, get your tickets here.

Boston Pops: Holiday Pops 2022 dates:

Show date and time: December 1st, 2022 – December 24th, 2022.

Show location: Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Top 5 Christmas Shows and Concerts in 2022

21st November 2022 | Category: Concerts,Theater

Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to spend the holidays than experiencing the full force of the holiday cheer? The festivities have already begun and there is always plenty to see, whether you prefer the theatre or the stage. Great musicals, Christmas classics, ballets, comedy performances and more are available to highlight the biggest holiday of the year. Do not know where to start? Do not worry, Ticket Center has prepared a list of the best Christmas Shows and Concerts in 2022, just for you!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberia, a progressive rock group is returning with their highly anticipated 2022 winter tour – “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the best of TSO & More.” After the group took its first year off the road in more than two decades, they are finally back with an updated show of the unforgettable holiday tradition. The band plans to bring “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” to 60 cities across the nation.

“The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” rock opera features enduring fan-favorites such as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”, “O’ Come All Ye Faithful”, “Good Kind Joy”, “Christmas Canon”, “Music Box Blues”, “Promises To Keep”, and “This Christmas Day”. In addition, the band’s 2022 winter tour will also contain more of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s hits including “Wizards In Winter”, “A Mad Russian’s Christmas”, and many more.

Secure your Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2022 Winter Tour tickets here.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tour Dates:

Show date and time: November 23rd, 2022 – December 30th, 2022.

Show location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Rockettes

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is preparing to kick off the 2022 holiday season in NYC. If you were wondering what are the best Christmas shows and concerts in 2022, well, this is one of them! An annual tradition since 1933, the show was cancelled in 2020 but returned in 2021. This classic Christmas spectacle offers a truly outstanding experience. Tap dancers, a flying Santa Claus, and naturally, the world-famous synchronized precision dancing of The Rockettes, and much more!

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular is scheduled to run from November 21st, 2022 through January 2nd, 2023. The performance schedule varies widely, with up to five performances every day at the busiest times.

Secure your tickets on time, here.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Rockettes 2022:

Show date and time: November 21st, 2022 – January 2nd, 2022.

Show location: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli, an Italian tenor and multi-instrumentalist has unveiled a North American tour in 2023. The tour “The Greatest Gift” truly lives up to its name, paired with the singer’s latest holiday set – A Family Christmas. The album features Bocelli’s 24-year-old son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia, who will join the singer for his previously announced “In Concert” dates.

The 2023 concerts will feature songs from Bocelli’s wide-ranging repertoire, with performances of the early fan-favorites all the way to his latest full-length studio album Believe, coupled with a selection of arias, his beloved crossover hits and famed love songs.

Do not miss out on the award-winning performer, and claim your tickets here.

Andrea Bocelli Tour Dates:

Show date and time: December 1st, 2022 – January 13th, 2023.

Show location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA

Disney On Ice

Maybe skating is more your thing? If that is the case, then hit the road to adventure with Disney on Ice! There are multiple shows revolving around different characters you can enjoy. Exciting twists and tours are brought by Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends. Embark with them on a wild ride to your favorite destinations. Seek adventure somewhere in the great wide somewhere with Belle as she explores the Beast’s enchanted castle. Experience Moana’s courage to embark on a voyage with demigod Maui to save her island, or sing along with Miguel from Coco as he follows the music in his heart. Disney on Ice also offers fans a chance to witness Anna’s devotion to her sister Else on the journey to the North Mountain to stop the eternal winter.

All that and more awaits at the Disney on Ice show! Celebrate the magic of courage, love and adventure! Secure your tickets here.

A Christmas Carol

Join the timeless Christmas traditions in your hometown. Head to your nearest theatre to experience the well-known tale of a miserly man in A Christmas Carol. Watch Ebenezer Scrooge go through his Christmas transformation while being visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. In Charles Dickens’s beloved classic, the three spirits will show Scrooge happy memories from his past, different realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his closed-hearted ways. Throughout this journey, Scrooge is forced to face the man he has become and think about the man he should be.

Don’t miss out on this classic tale of sharing the Christmas joy and spirit, and secure your tickets here.

A Christmas Carol Dates:

Show date and time: November 22nd, 2022 – December 26th, 2022.

Show location: Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Tour

15th November 2022 | Category: Concerts

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy invite fans to get into the holiday spirit this season! The band brings audiences a nonstop medley of jump blues, and jazz with their swing revival take on your favorite holiday songs along with their own original holiday music!

Since the band’s formation in the early nineties in California, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has constantly been on tours, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music. In addition, the band has sold over 2 million albums to date.

During their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world that it was still cool to swing. The band’s co-founders Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren were at the forefront of the swing revival of the time. They blended a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, combined with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s all-original line-up includes Scotty Morris, Kurt Sodergren, Dirk Shumaker, Andy Rowley, Glen “The Kid” Marhevka, Karl Hunter, and Joshua Levy.

The band’s efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as much more than just a simple tribute. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy takes inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form. They also work hard including their original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show in order to introduce the genre to a new and younger generation. However, the band manages to remain cognizant and respectful of the music’s rich legacy.

After 29 years, 11 records, over 3,000 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is not planning on slowing down. The band looks forward to sharing its music with new and old fans alike, in 2022.

Check out the full Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday tour schedule and secure your tickets here.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 2022 Holiday Tour dates:

Show date and time: November 16th, 2022 – March 13th, 2022.

Show location: Cascade Theatre, Redding, CA