Perhaps you’ve heard the news: Live Nation is celebrating its National Concert Week by offering a slew of concert tickets — 1.5 million at 2,000 shows nationwide! — for just $20 all-in, no fees.
But if you find yourself perplexed by which shows are actually part of the deal, we feel you.
The initial concert list Live Nation distributed last week included dozens of tours that were passing through Tampa and Orlando this summer and fall. But not every tour and concert was going to be part of the deal. So which ones were? We had to wait until the deal’s launch this morning to find out.
Turns out a whopping three dozen Tampa Bay concerts were included — but good luck locating all those deals. The Live Nation site launched in conjunction with the promotion listed some shows with relatively tiny allotments of tickets, some of which went quickly.
At Amalie Arena, for example, the list included Maroon 5, Shania Twain, Kevin Hart, Daryl Hall and John Oates and Train, Journey and Def Leppard, and Game of Thrones in Concert. Within hours, the only show with $20 tickets remaining appeared to be Game of Thrones. Amalie spokeswoman Angela Lanza said the more popular deals likely sold out early.
At the Mahaffey Theater and Al Lang Stadium, on the other hand, all four events listed as part of the deal — Joe Biden, David Blaine, Lauryn Hill and Counting Crows — still had $20 tickets available, said Mahaffey spokeswoman Cindy Cockburn. (You won’t see them until you click through to the Mahaffey’s ticketing system, but they should be there.)
The one concert listed for Raymond James Stadium, Luke Bryan on June 23, only had tickets listed as low as $29.75 by late morning — and those were in the back row of the upper deck.