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.
Hot Water Music
Beloved Florida punk rockers Hot Water Music are spending 2020 celebrating their 25th anniversary with a big ol’ punk tour. They’re in town for two shows, performing a full album at each one: No Division on Saturday the 22nd and Caution on Sunday the 23rd. Regarding the quickly-selling tickets, Varriale says get ‘em while they’re “hot.” (Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; $35 and up; 18+; with Fiddlehead, Be Well; tickets available here)
After spending more than ten years as one of Boston’s best local bands, Bearstronaut are bidding us all adieu. The 2008 Boston Music Award Winners (for College Band of the Year) play their final show in Allston at the end of the month. Varriale suggests getting your tickets now: they’ll be gone by the time doors open. (Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; $12 and up; 21+; tickets available here)
If winter in New England has you down and you need a laugh, Jo Koy can take care of that. The comedian has been a regular on Chelsea Lately and made the late-night rounds; now his Just Kidding World Tour brings him to town. Robidoux points out that the early show has already sold out, so get your tickets now before the late show does as well. (Friday, Mar. 6 at 10 p.m.; Chevalier Theatre, Medford; $35 and up; 21+; tickets available here)
Best known for her role as Colette on The Mindy Project, Fortune Feimster actually got her start in standup, making her TV debut on Last Comic Standing in 2010. She’s getting back to her roots and touring this winter, bringing the funny to Boston next month. She’s no joke, though, says Robidoux: tickets are selling out fast. (Friday, Mar. 20 at 7:30 p.m.; The Wilbur, Boston; $32 and up; 21+; tickets available here)
You know you’ve made it big when your tour is billed: An Evening with Michael Bublé in Concert. Seriously, though, it doesn’t get much bigger than the platinum-selling Canadian crooner. It’s actually shocking his Garden appearance hasn’t sold out yet, but Gillis points out you can still grab a balcony seat while supplies last. (Wednesday, Mar. 25 at 8 p.m.; TD Garden, Boston; $95 and up; 18+; tickets available here)