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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Have a safe & Happy Holiday season from the TicketRequest staff!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Led Zeppelin flies again

The rock reunion millions have waited for finally took place last night in London. Led Zeppelin took the stage to perform a 2 hour set. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (son of late drummer John Bonhnam) electrified the 20,000 in attendance, garnered glowing reviews and sparked hope for more shows to come.
Set List:
Good Times Bad Times, Ramble On, Black Dog, In My Time of Dying, For Your Life (first ever live performance), Trampled Underfoot, Nobody's Fault But Mine, No Quarter, Since I've Been Lovin' You, Dazed and Confused, Stairway To Heaven, The Song Remains the Same, Misty Mountain Hop, Kashmir
Encore:Whole Lotta Love, Rock and Roll

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Time to go Bowling!

The regular season has ended, the final BCS standings are in and now the college football bowl matchups have been announced. Looking for tickets to the bowl game of your choice? Check www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html where requesting college football bowl tickets just got easier!

Poinsettia Bowl 12/20
Utah vs. Navy
New Orleans Bowl 12/21
Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis
PapaJohn's.com Bowl 12/22
Cincinnati vs. Southern Miss

New Mexico Bowl 12/22
New Mexico vs. Nevada
Las Vegas Bowl 12/22
Hawaii Bowl 12/23

East Carolina vs. Boise State
Motor City Bowl 12/26
Purdue vs. Central Michigan
Holiday Bowl 12/27
Texas vs. Arizona State
Champs Sports Bowl 12/28
Boston College vs. Michigan State
Texas Bowl 12/28
TCU vs. Houston
Emerald Bowl 12/28
Maryland vs. Oregon State
Meineke Car Care Bowl 12/29
Wake Forest vs. Connecticut
Liberty Bowl 12/29
UCF vs. Mississippi State
Alamo Bowl 12/29
Penn State vs. Texas A&M
Independence Bowl 12/30

Colorado vs. Alabama
Armed Forces Bowl 12/31
Air Force vs. California
Sun Bowl 12/31

South Florida vs. Oregon
Humanitarian Bowl 12/31
Georgia Tech vs. Fresno State
Music City Bowl 12/31
Kentucky vs. Florida State
Chick-fil-A Bowl 12/31

Auburn vs. Clemson
Insight Bowl 12/31
Indiana vs. Oklahoma State
Outback Bowl 1/1/08
Wisconsin vs. Tennessee
Cotton Bowl 1/1/08

Missouri vs. Arkansas
Gator Bowl 1/1/08

Virginia vs. Texas Tech
Capital One Bowl 1/1/08
Michigan vs. Florida
Rose Bowl 1/1/08
USC vs. Illinois
Sugar Bowl 1/1/08
Hawaii vs. Georgia
Fiesta Bowl 1/2/08
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia
Orange Bowl 1/3/08

Virginia Tech vs. Kansas
International Bowl 1/5/08
Rutgers vs. Ball State
GMAC Bowl 1/6/08
Tulsa vs. Bowling Green

BCS National Championship 1/7/08
Ohio State vs. LSU

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to all... have a safe and Happy Holiday from all of us at Ticket Request!

Lakers trade Cook, Evans for Ariza

The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they have traded forward Brian Cook and guard/forward Maurice Evans to the Orlando Magic for Los Angeles native and former UCLA Bruin forward Trevor Ariza. The Lakers are off to a 7-3 start behind not only the tremendous all around play of Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom, but also are being fueled by the improved play of young center Andrew Bynum and young point guard Jordan Farmar out of UCLA. Requesting Los Angeles Lakers tickets just got easier! Check www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html for Lakers tickets to any game to fit any budget.

Led Zeppelin 2008 tour?

The rumors have been swirling ever since rock legends Led Zeppelin announced they will reform for a one off reunion concert in London this December. Now, the speculation that Zeppelin will mount a 2008 tour has begun to gain steam. Apparently, Ian Astbury, lead singer of The Cult, hinted that they will be opening for Zeppelin on their tour. So far, Led Zeppelin reps. have declined comment. The only sticking point seems to be Robert Plant and his willingness to tour. Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (son of the late John Bonham) seem ready to rock & roll. Promoters and arenas are salivating at the prospect... the demand for the reunion show has been unprecedented. Click the following link to read the full article and stay tuned for more Led Zeppelin news at it becomes available. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1574740/20071120/led_zeppelin.jhtml

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bowl Season almost here

For College Football fans, there is no better time of year.... The season enters it's stretch run, Rivalry Saturday and Conference Championship games are coming up and Bowl Season is right around the corner. Teams are battling for position in the BCS standings, with the top 2 teams on 12/2 earning the chance to play in the BCS National Championship Game @ Louisiana Superdome New Orleans 1/7/08. The 2 most likely participants are #1 LSU and #2 Oregon. However, #3 Kansas is undefeated and if it wins out, would likely leapfrog Oregon into the #2 spot. The argument against Kansas is that they haven't played anyone, that argument loses steam as they face #5 Missouri on 11/24 and possibly #4 Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship 12/1 @ San Antonio Alamodome. Winning those 2 games, finishing the season undefeated and winning the Big 12, should be enough to get the Jayhawks into the Championship. But, it will be VERY tough for them to finish without a loss. LSU would need to do it's part by winning out and winning the SEC Championship 12/1 @ Atlanta Georgia Dome. Oregon, would need to beat Arizona & UCLA on the road and beat in state rival Oregon State in order to stay in the running. Should any of those teams lose, #4 Oklahoma, #5 Missouri and #6 West Virginia all wait in the wings eager to take their spot. The Bowl matchups are officially announced 12/2. Whether you are looking for BCS Championship tickets, Orange Bowl tickets, Rose Bowl tickets, Sugar Bowl tickets, Fiesta Bowl tickets, or tickets to any of the other Bowl games this season, requesting tickets just got easier! Make sure to visit www.ticketrequest.com/ncaafootball-tickets.html

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Lakers off to promising start

All the offseason drama and doom and gloom regarding the Lakers has fallen by the wayside as the purple and gold have gotten off to a promising 2-1 start to the new season. Even more surprising is that it's not the result of superhuman efforts by Kobe Bryant. Their fast start is due to the much improved play of youngsters Andrew Bynum and Jordan Farmar, the inspired play of Ronny Turiaf, the savvy veteran leadership of Derek Fisher, the deft passing of Luke Walton and the sharp shooting of Vladmir Radmonovic and Sasha Vujacic. Yes, the much maligned supporting cast that Kobe had seemingly thrown under the bus, has stepped up and proven itself capable in this young season. All this without the injured Lamar Odom (due back shortly). As for Kobe, he is still playing at his normal superstar level. What is most impressive about his performance so far has been how well rounded it has been. He has scored when needed, set up his teammates and played exceptional & inspired defense. If this continues, one has to wonder if Kobe's trade demands will also go by the wayside..... Looking for Lakers tickets this season at Staples Center? Visit www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html

Led Zeppelin reschedules reunion show

Rock legends Led Zeppelin have rescheduled their highly anticipated reunion concert from November 26 to December 10 in London, due to guitarist Jimmy Page breaking his finger. Page will not be able to play guitar for three weeks while he recovers. Led Zeppelin split in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham and last took the stage 12 years ago at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The concert venue holds 20,000 fans and many die-hard Zeppelin fans had organized trips from around the world to attend the concert this month. Tickets were allocated by ballot and more than 1 million fans registered for a chance to see the legendary rock group. Page will be joined by singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones, and Bonham's son Jason Bonham will be the drummer. The show will be a tribute to the late founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, who signed the group in 1968.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Laker soap opera continues.....

Just when the ongoing soap opera that is the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to be quieting down, a new wrinkle has emerged. Longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss, during his annual training camp interviews, revealed that he will continue to entertain all reasonable trade offers for disgruntled Kobe Bryant. This news comes as Kobe has been quiet as of late and reacquainting himself with his teammates and getting ready for the season. Buss did however stress that it would take quite a bit for him to even consider parting with Kobe. He also said that he hopes that a successful Lakers season will go a long way towards smoothing the situation over to the point where a trade would not even happen. Kobe, for his part, issued a statement basically amounting to no comment. Considering that Kobe has an opt out in his contract in 2 years and coach Phil Jackson is in the final year of his contract, this upcoming Lakers season figures to be a pivotal one in the history of this storied franchise. The Lakers tipoff their season at Staples Center on 10/30 against Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets. Need Lakers tickets for opening night or any game this season? Check www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html

Radiohead planning tour

Now that Radiohead has released (Oct. 10) it's long awaited album of new material "In Rainbows" (fans were able to name their own price for the digital download), their is talk of an upcoming tour. Speaking to Rolling Stone, guitarist Jonny Greenwood explained that the band members were discussing the details of forthcoming live dates "[Touring is] exactly what we finally started talking about," he explained. "Now that the album's out, we can get together exactly how and where we're going to tour." Stay posted to this blog and also www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html for more Radiohead tour news and ticket listings!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Laker fans breathe sigh of relief!

The sound you heard Monday was the majority of Laker Nation breathing a sigh of relief. For what you may ask? The sight of Kobe Bryant in a Lakers jersey smiling at Monday's media day in El Segundo. Up until the moment #24 walked thru the door (albeit 30 minutes late due to a doctor appt.) there was uncertainty surrounding the Lakers star and if he would hold out during training camp. Following another disappointing season/1st round playoff exit, Kobe let loose his frustrations thru the early part of the summer. What followed was a series of bizarre radio interviews in which he demanded/rescinded/reiterated trade demands. He sited the Lakers inability to surround him with the necessary pieces required to compete in the rugged NBA Western Conference. He claimed he was mislead by Lakers owner Jerry Buss when he resigned with the club as a free agent. Bryant claims Buss promised to build a winning team around him immediately. However, upon learning Buss told coach Phil Jackson they were going to be in rebuilding mode, Bryant felt even more betrayed. Everything boiled over with Kobe hearing an "insider" within the Lakers organization pinned the departure of Shaquille O'Neal squarely on his shoulders. Bryant then focused the majority of his summer on Team USA and bringing home the gold at the FIBA Tournament of the America's in Las Vegas and thus qualifying for the 2008 Olympics. What seems apparent following Monday's media day is the summer has helped soothe Kobe's frustration as has the addition of former teammate Derek Fisher as well as the re-signing of Luke Walton and Chris Mihm. For now Kobe is putting on a brave face and saying all the right things. What remains to be seen though, is how long this will last and what happens if the Lakers don't improve this season. One thing is for sure, this will be one interesting season down at Staples Center! Looking for Los Angeles Lakers tickets at Staples Center? Check www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html

Friday, September 28, 2007

Van Halen kicks off tour

One of the more highly anticipated tours of the decade thus far kicked off last night, as rock icons Van Halen took the stage with original singer David Lee Roth for the first time in over 20 years. Reviews of their first show have been universally glowing as the reunited band members played as if the last 20 years never happened. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen appears as if his recent stint in rehab did him a world of good as he looked to be in very good health and his guitar playing remains stellar. Lead Singer Diamond Dave remains the consumate showman and is receiving postive reviews on his singing as he consistently hit the high notes. Drummer Alex Van Halen and Bassist Wolfgang Van Halen (son of Eddie) also received very complimentary reviews. All in all, the band members appear to be getting along great and the musicanship is said to be top notch. The Van Halen tour continues on through the end of the year with multiple nights in most major markets. If you're looking for Van Halen tickets, be sure to visit www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html and remember we do not add any handling/service charges at checkout and offer complimentary 3 business day shipping!

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Hottest Tours of Fall 2007

With The Police reunion tour winding down and the Led Zeppelin reunion as of now only one show in the UK, three tours have emerged as the hottest of Fall '07 in the U.S. Bruce Springsteen & his tour with the E Street Band has proven to be a winner with multiple shows across the U.S. selling out. Van Halen's highly anticipated reunion tour with original singer David Lee Roth has seen multiple sellouts across the U.S. leading to additional shows being added in most major markets. But the most sought after ticket this fall is the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour, hands down. The Disney phenom has sold out EVERY show on her tour prompting unprecedented demand across the country. The demand for her tickets is on par with The Rolling Stones and U2 ticket demand seen in recent years. Fueling the stampede for tickets is the fact that her promoters have not added additional shows in any market despite the sellouts (most likely due to her demanding schedule taping her TV show). Be sure to check http://www.ticketrequest.com/ if you are in the market for tickets. When choosing where to buy your Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tickets, keep in mind that we do not charge any unnecessary "handling/service" fees at checkout (as many of our competitors do to make their tickets appear artificially cheaper until they tack on their extra fees). On our site, the price you see is the price you get. Also, when you order tickets through http://www.ticketrequest.com/ we offer complimentary 3 business day shipping!

Led Zeppelin ticket demand unprecedented

Demand for Led Zeppelin's reunion concert has crashed the official website. Zeppelin are set to play the 02 Arena in London on November 26. The show is a tribute event for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The ballot to get one of the 18,000 tickets opened at 4pm but the site crashed within minutes. Promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is putting on the event, said there was demand from as far afield as Japan, Australia and the United States. He predicted that the gig would cause the "largest demand for one show in history". Due to the unprecedented demand, the registration period was exteneded thru 9/17. Rumors have begun swirling that the remaining members of Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones along with Jason Bonham (son of late drummer John Bonham) have discussed a reunion tour if the concert goes well. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Led Zeppelin reunion!

As previously mentioned here, the remaining members of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones) along with Jason Bonham (son of late drummer John Bonham) have officially confirmed the rumors of their reunion. As of now, it will only be a special one night only performance November 26 at The O2 in London as part of a tribute to the late Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. Fans wishing to attend must enter an online lottery for tickets at www.ahmettribute.com We can only hope that the reunion is a success and it leads to more Zeppelin shows!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Team USA wins FIBA Americas Championship

Team USA buried defending Olympic Champion and #2 team in the world Argentina 118-81 Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas to win the Gold Medal of the FIBA Tournament of the Americas. #1 ranked USA now qualifies for the 2008 Olympics in China where they will look to improve upon their disappointing Bronze medal finish at the 2004 Olympics. Team USA won by an everage margin of 40 points per game and completely dominated this tournament and were never tested. Argentina was missing some key players, so it is difficult to assess how good this USA team really is. Comparisons to the original 1992 Dream Team that took gold in Barcelona and featured the greatest collection of players ever assembled (Jordan, Bird, Magic, Barkley, Ewing, Malone, Mullin, Robinson, Stockton, Drexler, etc..) have begun. I was on hand to witness this game and can tell you that this current team is awesome. Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Amare Stoudemire and Michael Redd represent the core of this team. They play tenacious defense and employ a truly devastating transition game. They have a tremendous coaching staff in Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Duke) and assistants Mike D'Antoni (Phoenix Suns), Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) and Nate McMillan (Portland Trailblazers). Dwyane Wade will almost certainly be added to this roster for the Olympics. Other possible additions include Elton Brand, Gilbert Arenas, Carlos Boozer, Greg Oden, Kevin Durant, Shane Battier, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Bruce Bowen, Kirk Hinrich, Chris Bosh and Chris Paul. They will face much tougher teams at the Olympics including a full strength Argentina team along with Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Germany and Serbia among others. Regardless of who is added or removed, as long as they keep the current core intact, this team will be the favorite to take home the Olympic Gold next summer. Once they accomplish that, the comparisons to the original Dream Team will be more valid.

College Football Opening Weekend

For fans of college football, the wait is over! Arguably the greatest spectator sport in America has returned. The opening week/weekend of college football saw plenty of blowouts, especially from the teams atop the rankings. #1 USC, #2 LSU, #3 West Virginia, #4 Florida and #5 Oklahoma all blew out their competition. Cal and Tennessee played and exciting game with Cal ultimately winning. Notre Dame was embarrassed at home by Georgia Tech. And in perhaps the greatest upset in college football history, division 1AA (championship subdivsion) Appalachian State Mountaineers shocked formerly #5 Michigan Wolverines at home. As for Michigan, the Wolverines became the first ranked team from Division I-A, now known as the Bowl Subdivision, to lose to a team from I-AA, now known as the Championship Subdivision. Even though the Mountaineers are the 2 time defending 1AA (championship subdivison) Champions, their unprecedented win over Michigan sent the Wolverines tumbling clear out of the top 25, which is the greatest drop in the rankings by any team...ever. If you're looking for tickets to your favorite college football team this season, be sure to check www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band fall tour

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have announced dates for a tour of the U.S., Canada and Europe in support of a new release, Magic. The North American leg of the tour kicks off October 2, the same day Magic is released. Magic is Springsteen's first studio recording with The E Street Band in five years. Their tour itinerary is below and tickets can be found at www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html once available.

10/2 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center
10/5 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
10/9-10 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
10/14 Ottawa, ONT Civic Centre
10/15 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
10/17-18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/21 Chicago, IL United Center
10/26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
10/28 Los Angeles, CA Venue TBA
11/2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/4 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
11/5 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
11/11 Washington, D.C. Verizon Arena
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
11/15 Albany, NY Times Union Center
11/18 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Team USA gears up for FIBA Tournament

Team USA is back in training camp this week in Las Vegas in preparation for the upcoming FIBA Tournament of the America's Championship running from 8/22 thru 9/2 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. At stake is a berth to the Olympics next summer in China. Team USA must finish in 1st or 2nd place to gain an automatic berth into the Olympics. The tournament features 10 national teams from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Countries competing include 2004 Olympic gold medal champion Argentina, the 2007 Pan America Games champion Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, host United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. If Team USA fails to finish in one of the top two spots, they will then have one final chance to qualify for the Olympics through another tournament to be held next year. Team USA features superstars Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd, Amare Stoudemire and many other NBA stars. Make sure to check our FIBA Tournament schedule at http://ticketrequest.com/sports.html and make your plans to attend the game of your choice! Personally, I am anxious for this tournament and plan on attending the Semifinals on 9/1 and the Finals on 9/2. I'm expecting Team USA to make it to the Finals and am looking forward to a weekend trip to Vegas to check out the action!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Van Halen announces tour with Roth!

The much rumored, on-again off-again Van Halen tour is finally a reality. After more than 20 years of bitter feuding, the principal founding members of rock icons Van Halen hugged each other on Monday during a news conference to announce a rebirth of one of America's premier rock bands.
The reformed band, featuring Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, held a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles today to announce the first set of dates which are listed below. Be sure to check http://www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html for tickets and additional tour dates as they are added.
9/27 Charlotte, NC - Bobcats Arena
9/29 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
10/1 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
10/7 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10/10 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10/14 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Field House
10/16 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
10/18 Chicago, IL - United Center
10/22 Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
10/24 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10/26 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10/28 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
10/30 Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
11/3 E. Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
11/13 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
11/20 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
11/23 Glendale, AZ - Jobing.Com Arena
11/25 San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
11/27 Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
11/29 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
12/1 Portland, OR - Rose Garden
12/3 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
12/5 Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
12/9 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
12/11 Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hannah Montana announces tour!

For those of you with teen or pre-teen children this is gigantic news! Teen superstar Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana is getting ready to hit the road this fall for a 54-date tour that will visit arenas across the US. The 14-year-old singer/songwriter/actress will perform as a double bill, appearing first as her Disney Channel character Hannah Montana and then closing the show as herself with material from her new solo album. Teen pop-rockers The Jonas Brothers, will serve as special guests on the tour. Their tour kicks off Sept.18 in St.Louis and wraps Jan 9 in Albany NY. Be sure to visit http://www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html for all of their tour dates and tickets as they become available!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Eagles and Dixie Chicks to open the new Nokia Theatre L.A. Live!

The Eagles and Dixie Chicks have been signed to headline the first concerts at the new Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The two acts will perform at a pair of grand opening concerts October 18 and 20. The shows will be the only U.S. performances by both artists this year. Be sure to check http://www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html when tickets become available!

Friday, August 3, 2007

ESPN X Games 13 hit Los Angeles!

The annual ESPN X Games are now in full swing at the Staples Center & Home Depot Center in Los Angeles! Events began last night at the Staples Center and continue today and thru the weekend at the Home Depot Center. Need tickets for any of the thrilling X Games action? Be sure to check http://www.ticketrequest.com/sports.html

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Spice Girls - Tour Updated

As mentioned here previously, the Spice Girls are reuniting for a world tour. Until now only the cities were confirmed. The dates have now been released, along with a few specific arena locations. Be sure to keep checking http://www.ticketrequest.com/concerts.html for tickets as they become available. Their updated U.S. Tour itinerary is as follows;

Tues 12/4 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
Fri 12/7 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Sat 12/8 - Las Vegas, NV - TBA
Tues 12/11 - New York, NY - TBA

Spotlight on Boxing continued

The rumored showdown between undefeated British boxing senstation Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton (43-0, 31 KOs) and undefeated Welterweight Champion "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather (38-0 with 24 knockouts) has now become official. The two will meet on 12/8 in Las Vegas at a site to be determined (the MGM Grand is being considered). The fight will also be available on HBO PPV. Keep an eye on our website http://www.ticketrequest.com/boxing-tickets.html as we will be sure to have a wide variety of tickets available for this highly anticipated matchup.

In other related Boxing news, "Sugar" Shane Mosley is in talks with Miguel Angel Cotto for a rumored 11/10 matchup at a site to be determined. The winner of Mosley/Cotto is rumored to be taking on the winner of the Hatton/Mayweather fight at a date to be determined. Stay tuned....

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Spotlight on Boxing

A host of highly anticipated new fights have been announced for this coming fall in the world of boxing.....

Fernando Vargas vs. Ricardo Mayorga at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 9/8 which also includes a very good undercard including Kermit Cintron vs. Jesse Feliciano for Cintron's IBF welterweight title and more.

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Jorge Barrios for Marquez's WBC junior lightweight title on 9/15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A great undercard of fights is also scheduled including Robert Guerrero vs. Rocky Juarez for Guerrero's IBF featherweight title; Kassim Ouma vs. Sergio Mora and more.

Jermain Taylor vs. Kelly Pavlik for Taylor's Ring/WBC/WBO middleweight title on 9/29 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera rematch on 10/6 at the Mandaly Bay in Las Vegas.

Oleg Maskaev vs. Samuel Peter for Maskaev's WBC heavyweight title on 10/6 in New York.

In addition some superfights are already on the horizon.....

Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton has pubicly challenged welterweight champion "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather to accept a fight with him this fall.

Multiple World Champion Legend "Golden Boy" Oscar De La Hoya has expressed interest in taking on British boxing sensation Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton sometime in the next year.

Hatton is also looking at possible fall matchups with WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, or former champion Shane Mosley.

42 year old legend Bernard Hopkins fresh off his recent victory over Winky Wright has begun to express interest in taking on WBO super middleweight champion undefeated welshman Joe Calzaghe.

With all of this action, who says boxing is in trouble? Be sure to ckeck our website www.ticketrequest.com/ for tickets to any of the above mentioned fights!

Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes!

We are pleased to announce that in the coming weeks we will be unveiling our first ever Monthly Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes! Keep your eye on this blog as we will be announcing the specific event that you can win a pair of tickets for. You will be able to either enter your name (1 entry per person) in the sweepstakes via our website www.ticketrequest.com or in person at our office (if you live locally). The winner will be announced on this blog at a date/time to be announced. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Van Halen reunion tour

The long anticipated/postponed Van Halen reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth appears to be coming to fruition. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are reportedly in the process of mapping a fall arena run. Billboard reports that arenas in several major markets are holding dates open for the potential Van Halen shows, and Melodicrock.com claims that the band is currently expected to hit the road in September.The group had announced earlier this year its plans for a summer tour with the reinstated Roth--along with new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, guitarist Eddie Van Halen's teenage son, who has replaced original bassist Michael Anthony--but that train got derailed in March when Eddie checked himself into a rehab facility. The guitarist has since emerged from the rehab stint, and has been photographed looking much healthier than he has in recent years. Be sure to check back here as we will be posting new developments as they happen.

Velvet Revolver/Alice in Chains tour dates

As previously noted, hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver and 90's rock icons Alice in Chains have teamed up for a summer/fall tour. The dates have beeen released and are noted below. Be sure to check our website www.ticketrequest.com for tickets as they become available.

8/5/2007 Baltimore MD US Pimlico Race Course
8/6/2007 Verona NY US Turning Stone Resort & Casino
8/8/2007 Sturgis SD US Buffalo Chip Campground
8/11/2007 Montreal QC US Bell Centre
8/12/2007 Toronto ON US Molson Amphitheatre
8/14/2007 Mansfield MA US Tweeter Center
8/16/2007 Darien NY US Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/17/2007 Holmdel NJ US PNC Bank Arts Center
8/18/2007 Wantagh NY US Nikon at Jones Beach
8/20/2007 Camden NJ US Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
8/21/2007 Uncasville CT US Mohegan Sun Arena
8/23/2007 Saratoga NY US Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/24/2007 Scranton PA US Toyota Pavilion
8/25/2007 Atlantic City NJ US Borgata Hotel and Casino
8/27/2007 Clarkston MI US DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/28/2007 Tinley Park IL US First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/29/2007 St. Paul MN US Xcel Energy Center
9/8/2007 Vancouver BC US Pacific Coliseum
9/11/2007 Santa Barbara CA US Santa Barbara Bowl
9/12/2007 Fresno CA US Selland Arena
9/14/2007 Concord CA US Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
9/15/2007 Marysville CA US Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/16/2007 Chula Vista CA US Coors Amphitheatre
9/18/2007 Phoenix AZ US Cricket Pavilion
9/20/2007 Irvine CA US Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/21/2007 Las Vegas NV US Mandalay Bay Events Center
9/22/2007 Tucson AZ US Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
9/24/2007 Englewood CO US Coors Amphitheatre
9/25/2007 Albuquerque NM US Journal Pavilion
9/27/2007 Dallas TX US Smirnoff Music Centre
9/28/2007 Spring TX US Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/2/2007 Pelham AL US Verizon Wireless Music Center
10/3/2007 Atlanta GA US HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
10/5/2007 Mobile AL US Bayfest
10/6/2007 Tampa FL US Ford Amphitheatre
10/7/2007 W. Palm Beach FL US Sound Advice Amphitheater
10/9/2007 Southaven MS US Snowden Grove Park

Smashing Pumpkins announce initial tour dates

As previously mentioned, 90's Alt Rock icons The Smashing Pumpkins have announced the initial dates for their world tour (see below). Their highly anticipated new cd "Zetgeist" will be released on 7/10. Additional dates, including Los Angeles are expected to be announced shortly. You can purchase your tickets at our website www.ticketrequest.com as they become available.

July 2007
7 - East Rutherford, NJ - Live Earth
15 -16,18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
22, 24-25 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
27-28,30-31, August 1 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

August 2007
4-5 - Baltimore, MD - V Festival at Pimlico Race Course

September 2007
8 - Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival
9 - Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Island Park/Virgin Festival
13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
18 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
19 - San Diego, CA - Bayside Amphitheatre
21 - Ridgefield, WA - Amphitheater at Clark County
24 - Vancouver, British Columbia - PNE Forum
28 - Orem, UT - McKay Center
30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

October 2007
2 - St. Paul, MN - Wilkins Auditorium
4 - Normal, IL - Braden Auditorium
7 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
9 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palumbo Center
11 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
15-16 - Boston, MA - Orpheum
21-22 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
25 - Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre
30 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater

November 2007
3 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theater
5 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Theater

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Have a safe & Happy Holiday!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Spice Girls reunion

The original Girl Power group of the 1990s, The Spice Girls, announced Thursday that they have agreed to get together for 11 concerts around the world in December and January. They will be the group's first concerts since breaking up in 2001. Their U.S. tour itinerary is below (venues are TBA). Be sure to check our site www.ticketrequest.com for tickets as they become available.

Fri 12/07/07 Los Angeles, CA
Sat 12/08/07 Las Vegas, NV
Tue 12/11/07 New York, NY

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Led Zeppelin to reunite?

Perhaps the greatest rock band of all, the legendary Led Zeppelin, have announced that they plan to reunite in a memorial concert in tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, the late head of Atlantic Records. Following that performance (the date is TBA), if all goes well, they plan to mount a full scale tour possibly next year. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones would perform with Jason Bonham (son of the late John Bonham) on drums.

Led Zeppelin officially disbanded in 1980 following the death of Bonham. There have been a few sporadic performances since then, most notably at Live Aid in 1985 and the Plant/Page collaborations & tours throughout the 90's. Robert Plant has also had a successful solo career in the interim. But fans who have waited for a full fledged Zeppelin reunion and tour look like they will be getting their wish. Keep checking back here as we will be sure to update with any new info. in what would no doubt be one of the most highly anticipated tours in recent memory.

Update - Despite recent reports of a Led Zeppelin reunion, lead singer Robert Plant has laughed off these rumors saying "If there was [a Zeppelin reunion], then there wouldn't be enough doctors to support it!". Unfortunately it seems that rumors of the reunion may be just that, rumors. At least for now. Stay tuned.....

No Doubt joins Gwen Stefani onstage in O.C.

Gwen Stefani was joined onstage at both of her Orange County shows Friday 6/22 and Saturday 6/23 by the rest of her old band No Doubt. Reaction by the crowd was said to be ecstatic. Rumours have already been circulating about a reunion tour possibly next year and this is sure to only add to those hopes. Keep checking back here for any new developments.

The Cure announce tour

Iconic goth-rockers The Cure will launch a US tour this summer ahead of their new disc's expected release date. Their current tour itinerary is below. Check our site www.ticketrequest.com for tickets to this event and as they become available.

September 2007
13 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
15 - Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Center
17 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
19 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
21 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
23 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
25 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
26 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
27 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
29 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena

October 2007
2 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
4 - West Valley City, UT - E Center
6 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
8 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
9 - Vancouver, British Columbia - GM Place
11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
13 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
14 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
16 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
17 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Police - reunion tour hits Los Angeles/Orange County

The highly anticipated reunion tour of 80's icons The Police will be making it's way through the area next week. Below is the local tour itinerary;

6/20 Wednesday - Staples Center/Los Angeles (upper level seats starting at $55.00/$60.00 per ticket)

6/21 Thursday - Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond)/Anaheim (upper level seats starting at $110.00 per ticket)

6/23 Saturday - Dodger Stadium/Los Angeles (upper level seats starting at $65.00 per ticket)

Looking for tickets to any of the 3 L.A./O.C. area shows? Be sure to check our website http://www.ticketrequest.com/ We have all seating locations available to fit any budget.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dodgers vs. Angels Freeway Series 6/15-6/17

This coming weekend marks the Dodger Stadium portion of the Freeway Series matchup here in the Los Angeles area. The Dodgers will be looking for revenge after being swept by the Angels at Angel Stadium back in May. With the Dodgers currently 1 game out of 1st place in the highly contested NL West and the Angels firmly entrenched in 1st place in the AL West, this weekend's series looks to be at the top of most local sports fans must see list. With Father's Day being on Sunday, that will only add to the appeal of this matchup. Looking for tickets to any of the 3 games at Dodger Stadium? Be sure to check our website www.ticketrequest.com We have all seating locations available to fit any budget.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Ducks win the Stanley Cup

Congratulations to the Anaheim Ducks winning the Stanley Cup!

This marks the first time that an NHL team from the state of California has ever won the cup. We definitely experienced our share of the Ducks frenzy here at our office over the course of the past few weeks. We had the pleasure of helping many of our customers obtain tickets to the sold out games at the Honda Center and experience this once in a lifetime event. Hopefully the Ducks winning the Stanley Cup and electrifying southern California in the process, will help propel hockey into more of a prominent role in the southern California landscape in the years to come. As always, you can obtain premium or sold out tickets to Ducks and or Kings games next season through our site www.ticketrequest.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

New Office Picture

As promised, here is a picture of our new office at 175 N. Glendora Avenue in the downtown village in Glendora, CA.

Be sure to stop by next time you're in the Glendora village and check on tickets for the next big event you're planning.

Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, Chris Cornell, Velvet Revolver/Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam

Some well known 90's rock icons have been making some serious headlines lately.....

Fresh off their triumphant reunion at the Coachella Festival and their highly anticipated upcoming appearances as part of the Rock the Bells tour, rumors are swirling about a full fledged Rage Against the Machine reunion tour. The buzz is focused on http://www.ratm82407.com/ where the RATM logo sits above a countdown clock (approx. 4 days and change remaining). Word is the clock is counting down to a special announcement regarding RATM. Stay tuned as we will be sure to post any new developments here....... and we will be sure to be carrying tickets to this highly anticipated tour on our site www.ticketrequest.com

Since recently departing the now defunct supergroup Audioslave, legendary Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been hard at work on his second solo cd "Carry On" (his first being the excellent and underappreciated '99 release "Euphoria Morning"). Release date was Tuesday 6/5. His tour in support of the new material is under way. He will even be making an appearance on the Tonight Show 6/6. Be sure to check our website www.ticketrequest.com to see if he will be playing in your area and keep checking back as more dates get added thru the late summer into fall.

90's alt rock heavyweights Smashing Pumpkins have recently reformed (singer and leader Billy Corgan and drummer Matt Chamberlain are the only remaining members) and have announced a string of dates in San Francisco and North Carolina (in which the demand was so high that the ticket site server crashed). Expect a full fledged reunion tour to be announced shortly. You can check on tickets for the San Francisco and North Carolina shows through our site www.ticketrequest.com as well as all future Pumpkins dates.

Another former rumor that has now become fact, is supergroup Velvet Revolver (former members of Stone Temple Pilots and Guns and Roses) teaming up with the remaining members of the legendary Seattle band Alice in Chains for a late summer/fall tour. Dates are expected to be announced very soon. Be sure to check our site www.ticketrequest.com for tickets once dates have been confirmed.

And perhaps the most iconic 90's band of all Pearl Jam, are continuing their latest successful tour overseas culminating in their headlining the legendary festival Lollapalooza (which is now a 3 day festival in Chicago.) No word on whether they will be playing any additonal U.S. dates, stay tuned....