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How to get into 13 of the most anticipated concerts of 2018

By in Press Enterprise on December 26, 2017

By Kelli Skye Fadroski

In 2017 we saw ginormous new festivals pop up and huge tours roll through Southern California, including Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Chance the Rapper, Chris Stapleton, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Guns N’ Roses, the debut of Arroyo Seco Weekend on the Rose Bowl grounds and Cal Jam ’17 at Glen Helen Amphitheater, plus so much more.

With this massive concert year quickly coming to an end, the music industry really wasted no time teasing fans with putting in-demand tours on sale for 2018. Here’s the lowdown on some of the most anticipated gigs for next year.

Taylor Swift will bring her Reputation Stadium Tour to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19. (Photo by Evan Agostini, Associated Press)

Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour

This year might not have been that awesome, but Taylor Swift certainly had an epic 2017. Not only did she win her sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio host and was named in Time Magazine’s Person of the Year issue as one of the “Silence Breakers,” but she also dropped her sixth album, “Reputation,” which immediately shot to No. 1 and became 2017’s best-selling album. Swift announced her much-anticipated Reputation Stadium Tour, which hits up the Rose Bowl (1001 Rose Bowl Drive) in Pasadena for two nights, Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19.

To help ensure that these tickets were going straight to her fans instead of scalpers, they were sold via Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. It seems like a good idea, however the price point is a hefty one with tickets starting at about $123 for the nosebleeds all the way up to $745-and-up for a spot in Swift’s “Snake Pit” aka the “floor area.” Tickets can […]    

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