5 concerts that are selling out fast

A few of these shows are coming up soon.

Thomas Rhett performs during the 2019 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.
Thomas Rhett performs during the 2019 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. –Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

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 like Bridget Gillis of Live Nation, Christine Varriale of Bowery Boston, and Shawn Robidoux of The Wilbur. Below, check out a handful of live shows we’ve heard are dangerously low on tickets.

Amyl and The Sniffers

It’s not often you get the chance to see an up-and-coming Aussie rock band in a small room here in the States. So take advantage when Melbourne punk rockers Amyl and The Sniffers invade Great Scott this weekend. Don’t wait until doors open on Saturday night, though. Varriale says tickets might be gone by then. (Saturday, July 20 at 9:15 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; $13-$15; 21+; with Gymshorts; tickets available here)

TWRP & Protomen

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TWRP is short for Tupper Ware Remix Party, a Canadian band that performs in full costume and masks. The Protomen started their musical career composing concept albums based on the classic Mega Man games for Nintendo. So expect a full-on nerdgasm when the two acts bring their co-headlining tour to town. And pick up your tickets ASAP: Gillis says they’ll sell out. (Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; $62.50 and up; all ages; tickets available here)

Thomas Rhett

For Thomas Rhett Akins Jr., music runs in the family. The country singer and songwriter is the son of Rhett Akins, a country star who scored hit records in the mid-1990s. Rhett’s ‘Very Hot Summer’ Tour rolls through in early August, and the tickets are selling like very hot cakes. Gillis points out that you can still grab some open-air general admission tickets, but that’s pretty much it. (Friday, August 2 at 7 p.m.; Xfinity Center, Mansfield; $87.50 and up; all ages; tickets available here)

UB40

UB40 are finally living up to their name, continuing a 40th anniversary tour that brings them to Boston in August. And the timing couldn’t be better: live reggae is best listened to in the heat of summer. The tickets are hot, too; according to Robidoux, they’re selling fast, so get yours soon. (Friday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m.; The Wilbur, Boston; $35 and up; 18+; tickets available here)

85 South Show

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Attending live podcast tapings has become all the rage as of late. And few podcasts are like the 85 South Show, with hosts DJ Young Fly, Karlous Miller, and Chico Bean bringing improv, freestyle, and comedy to the stage at The Wilbur. Robidoux suggests getting your tickets now or else you’ll get shut out. (Saturday, August 10 at 7 p.m.; The Wilbur, Boston; $32 and up; 18+; tickets available here)