Ace Ticket proudly announced today its designation as the Official Fan Travel Partner of the New England Patriots as well as an “Official Partner” of the New England Revolution. This relationship will allow fans the opportunity to see the Patriots play on the road with Official Fan Travel Packages provided by Ace Ticket.
“Ace is excited to serve the needs of our fellow New England Patriots fans” said Ace Ticket Sale Manager Tricia Dewolfe. “Traveling to see your favorite team play is a unique experience for any sports fan and this relationship will give us the perfect opportunity to provide that service.”
“We are constantly approached by Patriots fans looking for help finding tickets to road games,” said Patriots Vice President of Sales Murray Kohl. “Ace Ticket provides us the resource of a reputable company to which we can refer Patriots fans who want to travel to see games in our opponents’ venues. Ace Ticket is respected as a company that stands behind all of their tickets transactions. It’s a benefit to our fans and a comfort for us to have a partner like Ace Ticket for fan travel packages.”
Jim Holzman, President of Ace Ticket added, “We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the Patriots, Revolution and the Kraft Sports group who are one of the finest organizations in all of professional sports.” This move for Ace Ticket complements its already strong partnership list. Ace has in various forms, partnerships with the Boston Red Sox, Pawtucket Red Sox, Comcast Sports Group (Celtics Television Partner), NESN (Bruins Television Partner), WEEI and WBZ.
If you re looking for something to do this weekend, you’re in luck! The city is bursting with shows and entertainment. On Saturday, there’s something for everyone with stellar concerts at most of the city s venues. The Capitol Steps perform at the Wilbur Theatre. In the past 30 years, the political satire group has released approximately as many albums. Their routine consists largely of parodies of well known songs as well as skits about current politics and scandals. The show is at 7 PM, and tickets start at $99.
At Agganis Arena, Chayanne will play on Saturday. The Latin Pop Singer has been performing since the late 1970s, when he was part of a group called Los Chicos. After the band separated in 1984, he became a solo artist. He has since been nominated for numerous awards and also established himself as an actor. His most recent album, No Hay Imposibles, was released in February. A few floor seats are still available for the show, starting at $145.
Also on Saturday, the legendary Cyndi Lauper is in town, performing at the House of Blues. Since 1983, Lauper has been turning out hits including Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Time After Time. She has been nominated for approximately a dozen Gammy Awards, winning two. She has also appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including the most recent season of The Celebrity Apprentice. She is currently performing in support of her most recent album, Memphis Blues. General admission tickets are available for $75.
After U2 frontman Bono recently underwent an emergency spine surgery following a back injury, it was announced that the North American leg of the band’s U2360° tour has been postponed. Bono was given doctor’s orders to complete an eight week rehabilitation program. The show dates are from June 3rd at Salt Lake City through July 19th at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Stadium, four in Canada and 12 in the US. It was confirmed this morning that the shows have been rescheduled for 2011. Live Nation encourages that ticket holders keep their tickets and assures that more information will follow shortly.
Speaking of the cancellation, Paul Guinness said, “For a performer who lives to be on stage, this is more than a blow… His concerns about more than a million ticket buyers whose plans have been turned upside down, we all share, but the most important thing right now is that Bono make a full recovery.”
Bono has also confirmed that the band was forced to cancel their headlining appearance at Glastonbury Festival in the UK June 23rd. In telling Michael Eavis, Bono said “I’m heartbroken. We really wanted to be there to do something special- we even wrote a song especially for the festival.” There has been no mention to whether Glastonbury has a backup headlining act.
Once rescheduled dates are announced you can check them here: U2 Schedule & Tickets.
If you’re a Dave Matthews Band fan make sure you see them this Summer as the band will not tour in 2011. No worries though, the band isn’t calling it quits for good. You can expect to see them back on the road in 2012. No word on why the band won’t tour in 2011 but its fair to say that they deserve a break. DMB is one of the most consistent touring acts in the industry and are a staple of the Summer concert series every year.
Still don’t have tickets for Dave Matthews this year? No worries as we have Dave Matthews tickets available for all stops on their 2010 Summer tour. Get them while they last.
With the Capitals loss to the Canadiens in game 7 of their round 1 series the Bruins will now play the Philadelphia Flyers in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The series will kick off in Boston on Saturday May 1 at 12:30 pm at the TD Garden.
Round 2 Schedule: Bruins vs Flyers
Game 1 – 5/1/2010 12:30 at Boston
Game 2 – 5/3/2010 7:00 at Boston
Game 3 – 5/5/2010 7:00 at Philadelphia
Game 4 – 5/7/2010 7:00 at Philadelphia
Game 5 – 5/10/2010 7:00 at Boston
Game 6 – 5/12/2010 TBD at Philadelphia
Game 7 – 5/14/2010 7:00 at Boston
Bruins playoff tickets are available for all potential games. If you purchased tickets before these dates were announced please adhere to the game description you purchased. Anything tickets purchased for Bruins Home Game 1 (originally listed as 4/29) will be honored at Saturday’s 5/1 game at the TD Garden.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have just announced that they will delay the start of the 2010 tour due to the late release of their forthcoming album “Mojo”. The first 10 dates of the tour will now take place on the back end of their tour. Nine of these shows have been re-scheduled so far. Tickets for the original dates will be honored at the new dates. Petty has hinted that the shows will feature many songs from the new album so its no wonder that the album’s delayed release has changed their tour plans. “Mojo” is expected to be a heavier sound for the Heartbreakers who have played more on the mellow side of rock in recent years.
You can view the full Tom Petty Schedule and purchase Tom Petty tickets for all shows at Aceticket.com.
Ace Ticket has teamed up with another Boston media outlet to create a unique live studio environment. 98.5 the Sports Hub will now broadcast live from the Ace Ticket Fenway Store (121 Brookline Ave) during select Red Sox home games. The ribbon cutting for the new Sports Hub Ace Ticket Studio took place on Wednesday April 7 at 5:00pm, 2 hours before the Red Sox and Yankees matched up for the rubber game of their three game opening series. The studio made its broadcast debut on Red Sox Opening Day (April 4, 2010) with a live broadcast by Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti.
The Sports Hub/Ace Studio is Ace Ticket’s second partnership on a media studio. In 2009 Ace Ticket and Comcast Sports Net opened the Comcast Ace Ticket studio at Ace’s Causeway street location, directly across from the TD Garden. Comcast broadcasts live from the Ace Ticket studio before and after every Boston Celtics home game. “The studio project went so well with Comcast that we couldn’t wait to do a similar project at our Fenway location. Customers in our Garden and Fenway locations will catch a glimpse of the live broadcasts before Celtics and Red Sox games while they are picking up their tickets” said Ace Ticket CEO James Holzman.
“As 98.5 The Sports Hub enters our first full baseball season, this new partnership with Ace Ticket is a perfect fit for us. Having a fishbowl studio on Brookline Ave just steps from Fenway will benefit both brands.” said Mike Thomas, Program Director of 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Ace Ticket Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1979 in Boston, Massachusetts. Ace Ticket is the largest ticket reseller in the New England area, selling tickets to a variety of events both locally and nationally. Ace Ticket is an official sponsor of the Boston Red Sox.
WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” broadcasts on 98.5 MHz in Boston, Massachusetts. Owned by CBS Radio, the current WBZ-FM began on August 13, 2009 and competes with AM sports talk stations WEEI. WBZ-FM is home to the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots radio networks.
BOSTON, MA –Ace Ticket announced today that the company will continue to be a proud Corporate Sponsor of the Boston Red Sox. The company’s sponsorship of the team includes signage in and around the ballpark, exclusive offline ticket sponsorship rights, as well as the use of team marks. Ace Ticket has served in this capacity over the past few years, earning the trust of the franchise as well as the fans.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with our arrangement” said Jim Holzman, president of Ace Ticket in making the announcement. “It’s exciting to be associated with a franchise as storied as the Boston Red Sox. Being a Boston based company and catering to dedicated and loyal fans, we couldn’t ask for anything more than to work so closely with the best team in baseball.”
“We are proud to have Ace Ticket on board as a valued Corporate Sponsor,” said Red Sox Chief Operating Officer Sam Kennedy. “They provide great customer service to our fans and are a terrific resource to the members of Red Sox Nation.”Over the past several seasons Ace Ticket has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to area charities including the Red Sox Foundation, the Jimmy Fund and many others. Ace Ticket is committed to continuing its charitable efforts this season.
Ace Ticket, which opened its doors in 1979, has seven Boston area locations and offers free and easy pick up at each store. Director of Sales Tricia Dewolfe added “We feel strongly that being the local option matters for New Englanders. Our combination of convenience and service keeps customers coming back. Continuing to be partners with the Sox in this capacity proves once again that we’ve gotten this right.”
The Department of Justice has approved the proposed merger of ticketing giants Ticketmaster and Live Nation. The much contested merger had recently won the approval of the UK government and was expected to pass in the U.S. as well despite the efforts of consumer activists groups and recording artists such as Bruce Springsteen.
News of the merger approval broke moments ago and more details will be reported as this story develops.
Jeff Foxworthy and the Blue Collar Comedy Tour are set to make their way to the TD Garden in Boston on January 29th at 8:00 PM. Before heading east the hilarious veteran comedians will be performing a string of shows at the Mystere Theatre in Las Vegas (more)