Sell Out Acts

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What acts are more likely to sell out and should I buy in advance?

Sell Out Acts

You may call an alternative musician a "sell out" because she suddenly starts doing sappy love songs. She won't be sold out if her die-hard fan base deserts her. But there are some acts you can count on for sold out concert tickets. The short list:

  • Madonna
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Coldplay
  • U2
  • Paul McCartney
  • Toby Keith
  • Cher
  • Janet Jackson (wardrobe malfunctions notwithstanding)
  • Motley Crue

For these super-sellout concert tickets, grease your broker's palm and get those online concert tickets before they go on sale. With smaller names and female acts (sorry, Avril Lavigne, Norah Jones and Missy Elliott), you have a better shot when you buy concert tickets simply because the demand isn't there. Neither are the scalpers--although they're there in Margaritaville selling Jimmy Buffett tickets for more than the price of a cheeseburger in Paradise.

That said, Norah Jones has scalpers too, because her concert tickets are selling out more rapidly. Don't be lazy choosing your concert tickets online just because you're not buying Rolling Stones tickets. But if Norah Jones abandons her gentle sultry style and starts gyrating like Britney Spears, we can call her a sellout for sure.

   

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