Each week, selected members from the TicketIQ staff will bring their thoughts on the tickets, events, or on-sales they’re most excited for during the week. The events and descriptions will range widely each week. Here are the picks of top tickets for the week of March 28.
Tim Dolan, Lead Writer - An Evening with Noah Gundersen
Love lost, spiritual uncertainty, self doubt - all pertinent themes Seattle folk singer Noah Gundersen grapples with on his sophomore studio effort, Carry the Ghost. With a deep croon and introspective lyrics that make the 26-year-old seem wise beyond his years, Gundersen has developed a cult following that grown with each subsequent release. He'll bring his trademark voice to cafes and music festivals across North America on an intimate tour this spring, and I'll be singing along when he hits Rockwood Music Hall in New York City in late April.
Emma Gaedeke, Lead Music Writer- Metric & Death Cab for Cutie @ Rexall Place, BMO Centre
Few albums tug at my heartstrings in the same way that Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism does. The Seattle-based alternative rock group has released two other favorites of mine, including their 2005 release, Plans, as well as Narrow Stairs, which debuted in '08. I'd go as far to say that frontman Ben Gibbard is one of the greatest songwriters of today, and quite possibly even one of the best live performers, and I wouldn't pass up an opportunity to see them live. Death Cab is slated to play a handful of shows in Canada this week alongside the Toronto-based band, Metric. Tickets to their March 29 stop at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta are averaging just $86, with the cheapest ticket priced at $60. Their second show, a March 30 performance at the BMO Center in Calgary, Alberta, can be attended for $68.