Last Week I Bought Tickets For Julien Baker And Bad Bunny… So I Guess we Are Back(ish)

Written by | April 19, 2021 7:49 am | No Comments



Needless to say, I got cremated by Pandemic cancellations and postponements. And made a decision early. Don’t cash in my tickets whatever the circumstance. Cancellations from distribution centers such as Ticketmaster refunded me, ticket brokers like StubHub gave me credits, and I didn’t touch postponements, didn’t request a refund except for Governors Ball and that’ was mostly becuase at the age of 64 I couldn’t see myself going to all three days of a music festival. one day I will once they announce the line-ups. So I didn’t push for refunds,  I might as well hang tight to money already lost.

But last week I bought two entirely new tickets, Bad Bunny is the biggest pop star not named Taylor (who cancelled on me and I got a refund), and  YHLQMDLG was my favorite album of 2020. I’ve seen bad Bunny on stage three times (here is the last one) and can’t wait to see him again… although I certainly will have to…

As for Baker:

1 – she is coming off her best album to date

2 – she’s performing at Beacon Theatre

True, I used StubHub credits for both, though I did try to get Bad Bunny tickets and was hardly surprised that after waiting online for 45 minutes I was only offered tix from the secondary market. Which the actual waiting was an improved experience, it would help to be told when they are sold out.


Anyhow, back to live music again:

Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Rescheduled to Thu • Jul 15 • 4:30 PM
Flushing, NY — Citi Field

Comment: I bet this is moved again, no way are we ready but if we are, two vaccines later so am I.


The Hella Mega Tour – Green Day / Fall Out Boy / Weezer
Rescheduled to Wed • Aug 4 • 5:30 PM
Flushing, NY — Citi Field

Comment: I can’t read this one, no predictions but it might be my first stadium gig in well over a year


Lady Gaga The Chromatica Ball
Rescheduled to Thu • Aug 19 • 7:30 PM
East Rutherford, NJ — MetLife Stadium

Comment: no idea whatsoever if it is going to happen, I can easily imagine her holding off till 22. I hope it does because I am going with Justine, and her friend drives

SEP 14, 2021
Julien Baker with Thao and Katie Malco Tickets
7:30 PM (event local time) at Beacon Theatre, New York
Comment: Back to living again with the bummer best

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Rescheduled to Sat • Sep 25 • 7:00 PM
New York, NY — The Rooftop at Pier 17

Comment: my bet is we will get this one though I am very tired with Jason, that doesn’t mean he won’t perform “If we were Vampires”

Harry Styles: Love On Tour
Rescheduled to Sun • Oct 3 • 8:00 PM
New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

Comment: with Fine Line STILL in the UK Top Ten albums well over a year later (70 weeks to be precise), Harry is on top of the 1D pile…

NOV 30, 2021
Luke Combs Tickets (Rescheduled from December 1, 2020)
7:00 PM (event local time) at Madison Square Garden, New York
Comment: 2019’s Morgan wallen without the mullet brain

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Rescheduled to Wed • Feb 23, 2022 • 8:00 PM
New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

Comment: it should definitely happen, though I wonder if 18 months at home means elton will decide to unretire…

MAR 20, 2022
Bad Bunny Tickets
8:00 PM (event local time) at Barclays Center, Brooklyn

Comment: This is the biggie

The Weeknd
Rescheduled to Mon • Apr 4, 2022 • 7:00 PM
New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

Comment: clearly, this will happen

Madness 40th Anniversary
Rescheduled to Sat • Jun 4, 2022 • 8:00 PM
New York, NY — Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom

Comment: I had the Nutty Boys coming up in May 2021, but they will be worth a wait

Rage Against the Machine
Rescheduled to Thu • Aug 11, 2022 • 8:00 PM
New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

Comment: note the year

Roger Waters: This Is Not a Drill
Rescheduled to Wed • Aug 31, 2022 • 8:00 PM
New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

Comment: Not the year… Roger is hinting at retirement…

My Chemical Romance
Rescheduled to Sun • Sep 11, 2022 • 8:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY — Barclays Center

Comment: note the year (and also the day… the bastards)

Pet Shop Boys & New Order – The Unity Tour
Rescheduled to Wed • Sep 22 • 7:00 PM
New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

Comment: A year and a half, clearly this is closer further away than I am from the start of the pandemic





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