If you're a fan of acts as diverse as Frankie Valli and Katt Williams - the septugenarian oldies act Valli and the young and pimpin' comedian - I've got some ticket tips for you, especially if you were shut out of getting tickets for these shows on your first try.
It is an open secret, but often forgotten, that tickets often are "released" by the promoter on the day of the show. Even the biggest sell-outs can see a last-minute release as the artists' road crew find they don't need to hold particular seats because the sight lines aren't blocked after all, or the artist's mother decides not to bring her poker club this time. And they can be great seats.
And so here we go: I got a call from an insider at the Valli show promoter's office today, letting me know that there are a number of great seats to Valli's second and third shows tonight and Saturday at the Community Center Theater. They're going up on sale today at the Community Center Box Office. They won't last long, so get on it. Your grandmother will be thrilled.
Also, comedian Williams' first show at the Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 15 sold out the day it went up, so a second show has been added on the same date, at 11 p.m. This is a very unusual move for the Auditorium, but it shows how much demand there is for Williams' appearance. Tickets for the second show go on sale tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m.
And who, you might ask, is this ticket-selling monster? Here's a video of him in action, so you can decide whether or not to get in line tomorrow morning...