Few things are more frustrating to a music fan than hearing that a favorite act is coming to town, only to find out that the show is sold out. We’re here to help you avoid that pitfall — and the overpriced secondary ticket market — by consulting local experts Shawn Robidoux of The Wilbur and Lisa Vassallo and Bridget Gillis of Live Nation. Below, check out a handful of live shows and comedy acts we’ve heard are dangerously low on tickets.
Straight from the horse’s mouth: When this band was in the RadioBDC studios for a performance last week, frontman Mike McColgan informed us that tickets for their Friday and Saturday Wreck The Halls shows are going fast. (Thursday, Dec. 16-Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair; $19; 18+; with The New Darkbuster, Taxi Driver, The Pinkerton Thugs, The Abductors, A Wilhelm Scream, Michael Kane and the Morning Afters; tickets available here)
This wildly popular comedian is in town for six shows over three days, including New Year’s Eve, and two of those shows have already sold out. Get your tickets before the rest of the shows are wiped out, as well. (Friday, Dec. 29-Sunday, Dec. 31; The Wilbur; $51.95; tickets available here)
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
We wrote about this show in our roundup of 12 can’t-miss concerts in Boston this December. Vassallo said tickets are moving steadily, and we know from presenting the Hometown Throwdown in previous years that these shows can sell out. (Thursday, Dec. 28-Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues; $27; 18+; with Piebald, Doped Up Dollies, Rude Bones, Vic Ruggiero, The Pietasters, Kicked In The Head; tickets available here)
First Aid Kit
Vassallo echoed the phrase you spot when you click here: “NOT MANY LEFT.” Grab a pair of tickets to see the Swedish folk duo before they’re gone for good. (Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.; House Of Blues; $25; with Van William; tickets available here)
This alt-rock trio is celebrating 15 years of its landmark album Let Go at Brighton Music Hall in March, and Gillis predicted that the show will sell out very soon. (Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m.; Brighton Music Hall; $25; tickets available here)