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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 Lisa Vassallo and Bridget Gillis of Live Nation. Below, check out a handful of live shows we’ve heard are dangerously low on tickets.
Known best for his work with rock group The Frames and folk duo The Swell Season, this Irish singer-songwriter will amble into town for An Evening With Glen Hansard. Grab your tickets soon, as standing room only are the only ones left. (Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; 21+; $35; tickets available here)
This Chris Carrabba-fronted staple of 2000s emo rock has returned, so be prepared to sing along nice and loud with the rest of the emo kids in the crowd. Gillis expects the smattering of balcony tickets to be gone soon. (Friday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; all ages; $33.60; with Beach Slang, Kississippi; tickets available here)
Eden is the alter-ego of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jonathon Ng. He will headline the House of Blues with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter VÉRITÉ supporting. With two talented, up-and-coming artists playing for just $20, it’s surprising there are still some standing room-only tickets left. (Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; all ages; $20; with VÉRITÉ; tickets available here)
These Scottish indie stalwarts recently released their fifth studio album, “Always Ascending.” Gillis pointed out that floor tickets got snapped up pretty quickly, but that there are still a select few tickets available on the mezzanine. (Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; all ages; $29; tickets available here)
Dave Matthews Band
It’s fitting that DMB will headline an outdoor amphitheater on the first full day of summer. Vassallo said there’s still plenty of lawn seats available, but if you want something other than grass to sit on, you’d better act fast. (Thursday, June 22 at 8 p.m.; Xfinity Center, Mansfield; all ages; $85; tickets available here)