SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER! That means days at the pool, no homework, and better yet (moms close your ears): a lot of family time. Summer is a few months long, and it's hard to fill up all the days with activities that the whole family will enjoy.
Have no fear, Ticket Galaxy is here!
Hip, hip, hooray! We're bringing you our list of top family shows for our Summer 2018 Kick-Off. Find the events that your whole family will love, from daredevil dirt bike shows to "You can't sit with us" on the Broadway stage.
Nitro Circus was founded by Travis Pastrana, a professional motorsports competitor who has won gold in major competitions such as the X Games and more. Pastrana formed Nitro Circus as a touring motorsports entertainment show that features him and his friends who compete in motorsports. Dirtbikes, stunts, and base jumps are just a few of the wild parts of a Nitro Circus show. Nitro Circus began as a MTV show that led into the tour, and it has also included a 3-D film for fans.
The Nitro Circus Crew includes Pastrana as well as other male and female names in the sport such as Andy Bell and Jolene "Nitro Girl" Van Vugt. Many of the crew's moves are accomplished on dirt bikes or BMX bikes. The show keeps jaws dropped from the beginning to the end. For all ages, this family-friendly, intense sport action can't be missed!
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We're excited to announce our summer Experiences line beginning with Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). Ticket Galaxy is giving away TWO Experiences with LAFC:
LAFC Benchwarmers Experience: Apply here.
Post-Game Penalty Kicks
Two (2) Game Tickets
LAFC Meet the Players Experience: Apply here.
Players Tunnel Access
Two (2) Game Tickets
Read our blog about the rivalry brewing between LAFC and LA Galaxy.
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Ed Sheeran is a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter from the U.K. Becoming famous may have seemed easy for a star like Sheeran. Although, Sheeran worked very hard to get where he is today. Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991 in Halifax, England. Sheeran was intrigued with music at a very young age. As a child, he learned to play the guitar and write his only songs. When he was only sixteen-years-old, Sheeran moved to London with only his guitar and necessities to develop his livelihood.
It was not long until thousands of people started to recognize his talent. After moving to London, Sheeran promoted himself with recording and selling compilations of songs (EPs) and performed hundreds of small gigs in 2009. Sheeran became increasingly more popular online in 2010 by posting 3 EPs in one year. He hit No. 1 on iTunes before he even signed with a record label.
Sheeran has been recognized for collaborating with Taylor Swift on her album Red, working with Beyoncé, and co-writing the song “Moments” that led to One Direction’s fame. To top that, Sheeran has sold more than 26 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide!
“Divide Tour:” Fall 2017
The “Divide Tour” was announced on January 26, 2017; Ed Sheeran’s third world wide concert tour. Sheeran began performing on March 16, 2017 in Turin, Italy. He performed in hundreds of sold-out arenas with no band to back him up. This music fanatic creates an electronic-stylized sound using both a loop pedal and his acoustic guitar. Each song on ÷ is relatable in different levels for all people to enjoy. Sheeran’s 95-minute set consists of impressive lighting designed by Mark Cunniffe to entertain and surprise every single person who attends his show. Sheeran’s stage set up consists of twenty big screens playing clips of his top music videos, and an ambiguous North Korean mushroom back drop. Don’t miss out on the stadium portion of his tour ending this November.
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It's the nail-biting, teeth-clenching, edge-of-the-seat matches that keep sports fandom so alive. The majority of the time, the most epic game finishers occur when an underdog team perfectly outplays a top-seed contender. Though everyone likes a winning story, everyone also gets behind an underdog story
This is the basis of this season's professional sports playoffs. On one hand, the NBA Finals seem to run on repeat. On the other hand, the NHL Stanley Cup Finals are a treasure chest of colorful come-up stories that make for a better read and finals match.
I think it's time to accept that winning isn't everything, but the manner in which you get there is. Diving into the two major playoffs series, here's a breakdown of the NBA and Stanley Cup Finals leading into June.
The lesson: it's important to root for the underdog. And frankly, it's a hell of a lot more fun.
Lebron vs. Dub Nation
By Game 3, the crown on Lebron James's head was looking a little dull.
The Boston Celtics pulled off two monster wins in Game 1 and Game 2, and fans everywhere began to think that this series was going to get lucky. The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have it in them this season. Love, almost useless the parts of the playoffs he did play, sat due to an injury.
The Celtics had a chance to knock James & Co. off of the pedestal after a twisting season that left Cavs-turned-Celtic Kyrie Irving on the bench with an injury. It took seven games in a hard-fought series, but Lebron still pulled off the series in a manner that reinstated his dominance in the NBA.
After another tough seven-game series, the Rockets fell to the knees of Durant and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA semifinals. Stephen Curry's return post-injury packed an extra punch. Though James Harden and the Rockets fended off the reigning NBA Champions from taking hold of the series, the Rockets joined the Celtics in losses during Game 7.
Therefore, the 2018 NBA Finals are looking just like the 2017 NBA Finals that look very much like the 2016 NBA Finals that looked exactly like the 2015 NBA Finals.
I'm bored. I'm over turning on the television and hearing the announcers hyper-focus on James's legacy before he even retires. I'm over the Hampton Five and a clenching reign of the NBA Finals spot that leaves all other prospects just slightly too behind. There is a gaping hole where underdogs should shine in the NBA, and for all of the money that this matchup makes, it also makes professional basketball currently boring. The NBA Finals rerun says a lot about where the league is, and it also opens sports fans' eyes to this year's NHL playoffs. Underdogs galore, and a lot more to talk about than Lebron James.
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Happy #NationalWineDay to all of the wine-os out there! While you curl up at the end of day and pour yourself a glass, Ticket Galaxy is bringing you our #NationalWineDay artist lineup. Each of these artists are not only touring this year, but they relate to the holiday through their songs, interests, and persona in the music industry.
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band is an obvious correlation to #NationalWineDay due to their frontman Dave Matthews' investment in the wine industry. Matthews owns Dreaming Tree Wines and line titled "The Dreaming Tree" that can be found in most liquor stores. Matthews partnered up with Sean McKenzie to create The Dreaming Tree. The Californian wine line that reflects the rockstar and the established wine connoisseur. Dreaming Tree Wines is located in Geyserville, California.
The Dreaming Tree Wines now includes five different types: Crush Red Blend, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. Each are reasonably priced under $20 a bottle.
On Dreaming Tree Wine's website, Matthews also features a handful of recipes that pair well with his wines from Dave Matthews Band chef Fiona Bohane. Dreaming Tree Wines also has a heavy focus on sustainability and eco-friendly efforts inspired by Matthews' social issues standpoints.
Dave Matthews Band is releasing a new album titled Come Tomorrow. Their tour will begin in late May and go until late September. Purchase Dave Matthews Band tickets today!
Christina Aguilera is back after years out of the new music spotlight. Aguilera spent seasons on The Voiceduring its early years. Though she doesn't seem fond of the show's evolution through her opinions in interviews, Aguilera held her coach position due to her extraordinary vocal abilities. That doesn't distract from the years since her last album. 2012's Lotus was Aguilera's last album; the pop star retreated into motherhood and kept out of the television or charting spotlights.
Aguilera is back in 2018 with her new album Liberation. Even from the title itself, fans can tell this is a new side of Aguilera after her time away. The first single "Accelerate" features Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz on a Kanye-produced beat. Though the single itself didn't catch fire, the follow-up songs hinted more at the vocal range that fans fell in love with. "Twice" and "Fall in Line" featuring Demi Lovato demonstrated her powerhouse voice as well as attitude. Without the distractions of overly-worked backbeats, Aguilera began to show the naked, raw talent that encompasses her album marketing strategy. Used to seeing Aguilera hidden behind makeup, Liberation shows a natural side to the star. Her shoots show a natural makeup with very little flair similar to Lady Gaga's Joanne.
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Openers: Camila Cabello and Charli XCX
'reputation' World Tour
Taylor Swift ferociously returned to the charts in 2017 with her first album in three years titled reputation. After public feuds that dragged around Swift's once-flawless character, reputation was the album to address her growth and struggles over the past three years. Its name and persona spoke for itself. The marketing strategy focused around black and red. Ads included the snake that Swift's Instagram account so famously swarmed with after her fallout with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Swift's entire tour personality also focuses around the dark. As her lead single "Look What You Made Me Do" stated, "I'm sorry, the Old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead." reputation's lead-up to release was just that: aggressive, image-altering, and a little petty. Fans squirmed at the idea that the red-lipped. smiling girl who danced around in sun dresses and looked shocked when she won awards was truly gone.
However, the album itself spoke to a different Swift than the hype warned for. Though her album clearly discusses the trials that her reputation went through, Swift also continues to focus on that one thing that grounds all of her music: the importance of love. Throughout the past three years, while Swift herself has struggled in her career, she has also stumbled through her twentysomethings into true love. The album is not about West or Perry or what they made her do. Instead, Swift rips out the ugliness that hides in every young woman figuring s*** out and puts it on the record for fans to hear. She openly discusses sex for one of the first times in her career. She also swears; though not often, it's enough to once again demonstrate that she is grown and now unafraid.
Swift's 'reputation' World Tour will bring the alternate Swift persona around the world. However, Swift has also acknowledged that the tour will include old hits, as well, for longtime fans. The tour began in Arizona and will continue until early October.
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With warm summer days right around the corner, we’re here to get you ready for all of the upcoming music festivals you won’t want to miss. From EDM to hip-hop, rock and more, it’s time to grab your festie-bestie and start planning your next musical adventure!
Read below for a list of popular festivals & their lineups to ensure you don’t skip a beat.
Boston Calling Music Festival
Boston Calling Music Festival is one of the most popular music festivals in the Northeast. Not known for its consistent weather, the Northeast isn't a common place to hold music festivals, as other areas of the country are warmer and sunnier more of the year. However, come summertime, New England hosts Boston Calling in the heart of Massachusetts's capital. Boston Calling was originally held next to Boston City Hall in downtown Boston. As the festival grew in popularity, the fall and spring lineups changed to one spring lineup at Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge. More room and more entertainment - Boston Calling is now a full-fledged music festival with a Ferris wheel and more. In 2018, the festival goes over Memorial Day weekend. Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White are headlining. Other notable acts include Khalid, Portugal. The Man, Tyler, The Creator, and Paramore.
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The new MLS rivalry brewing between LAFC and LA Galaxy is going to be a can't-miss event in the upcoming seasons. After LAFC officially opened their stadium doors, the battle between the two teams has started on an intense note that hints at much more to come for MLS fans. LA Galaxy won their first matchup 4-3, but the level of play and aggression made fans excited for a heated rivalry in the games to come.
Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC, is the new MLS team in Los Angeles. They shoulder up against the well-known LA Galaxy in the major West Coast city. LAFC's journey began in 2014 when the MLS awarded L.A. with a new team. The modern stadium began to come to fruition in in the heart of L.A., and LAFC's vision was born. In 2015, The 22,000-seat stadium plans were revealed. It is located next to the LA Memorial Coliseum in South L.A.
In January 2016, LAFC revealed the team's crest and colors to the public. The team's colors are black and gold. In mid-2016, the City of Los Angeles permitted the stadium construction. A team broke ground in August 2016, beginning what would soon come to be the Banc of California Stadium. In 2017, LAFC hired Bob Bradley as the Head Coach. Bradley is a two-time MLS Coach of the Year and a former U.S. Men's National Team coach. The rest of the team followed. In 2018, LAFC's stadium and first season opened.
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