Top 5 Events in October
The October Preview includes the most anticipated events during the heart of autumn.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers: AT&T Stadium│Arlington, TX│October 8th
Dallas Cowboys are consistently one of the most popular NFL teams in terms of game attendance. From their former Hall-of-Famer QB Tony Romo to a long-standing successful history, the Cowboys are never to be underestimated. However, their season has been rocky so far. The first game saw the Cowboys beating the Giants. The Giants are so wobbly and weak this year that the accomplishment does not go far. Then, the Cowboys lost pathetically to the Broncos in a 17-42 failure. The Cardinals were the team’s biggest contender so far this season, and the Cowboys swept the win 28-17. This proves that the Broncos’ game was a fluke, and the Cowboys could truly be contenders for post-season play.
The Green Bay Packers, led by QB Aaron Rogers, are also a hugely impactful team that is in the running for division champions or Super Bowl contenders this year. The Packers began their season by winning against the Seattle Seahawks, a solid first game for the Packers. However, they lost to the Falcons in an intense battle of Julio Jones vs. Aaron Rogers, two franchise players with vicious athletic skills. The third game saw another win against in the Bengals in overtime. They play each other Sunday October 8th at the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Arrowhead Stadium│Kansas City, MO│October 15th
The Kansas City Chiefs are a team to look out for this year. After shocking the NFL community by defeating the Patriots during the opening game of the season, the Chiefs have yet to slow down. They are 3-0 in the AFC West. In addition, their wins are not small ones. Since the Patriots, the Chiefs have defeated the Eagles and the Chargers, two pretty solid teams this season. It might still be too early in the season to call this, but the Chiefs are on track to be a surprising underdog contender for the AFC championship game. They are proving that preseason statistics don’t tell everything, and unpredictability is at every level of a sport. In addition, RB Kareem Hunt is having one of the best rookie seasons in the history of the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking strong this year, as well, and they’re a potential Super Bowl contender. So far, the Steelers are 2-1 after losing to the Bears in overtime. The first game of the season, they just barely beat the Bears with an epic 21-18 finish. The win was greater in Week 2 when the took the Vikings 26-9. The Steelers made a lot of news in Week 3 after sending out a statement that the team would stay inside the locker room during The National Anthem. All the players remained inside except Alejandro Villaneuva. This was one of many, many displays of peaceful protest that began to widely spread during Week 3. The Chiefs and the Steelers play each other Sunday October 15th at the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: Bridgestone Arena│Nashville, TN│October 25th
Kenny Rogers is officially retiring. His final concert will take place in Nashville, the epicenter for country music that perfectly suits his country-pop crossover career. This isn’t a small production that just includes Rogers. An array of performers including Little Big Town, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Idina Menzel, Flaming Lips, and Alison Krauss will join the final show. However, the biggest supporting act is the famous Dolly Parton. Parton collaborated with Rogers on duets on many occasions throughout their careers. Her presence will truly mark the end of the Rogers era.
If you retire, you should go out with a really big bang. However, Rogers isn’t looking at it like a spectacle. Instead, his finale performance is more an ode and treat for the fans than a grand spectacle for himself. As far as Parton, the last time the two performed together was twelve years ago. In Rolling Stone Country, Rogers admired, “Dolly is one of those rare people, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, she is everything you think she is and more. And that’s a rare thing to be able to say about people. Neither of us takes ourselves for granted, and we’re both kind of astonished as to what’s happened with our lives and our careers. We’re both very appreciative of that.”
Both parties have agreed that this will the last time they perform together, and it will mark only the third time they’ve performed together during their careers. The concert is called “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration.”
Bruno Mars: Pepsi Center – Denver│Denver, CO│October 30th
Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic Tour” keeps soaring above the other major tours in 2017. This is due to Mars and his entertainer reputation of excellence. From the moment the show begins, he wants the audience to be so entertained that they remain off of their phones. That’s a huge order for 2017 where many artists have admitted it’s hard going onstage to thousands of phones recording the performance instead of faces. However, Mars is up to the challenge of performing on the highest caliber.
On Ticket Liquidator, Mars has a five-star rating for his concerts. This is out of over forty reviews. The review below is just one example of the consistently ecstatic TL customers who attended the “24K Magic Tour” this year.
Linkin Park & Friends: Hollywood Bowl│Los Angeles, CA│October 27th
Linkin Park & Friends is a major concert in L.A. that is Linkin Park’s first performance since the passing of frontman Chester Bennington. Bennington’s suicide happened before Linkin Park was supposed to begin their “One More Light Tour.” The band cancelled the entire tour, but they are performing at the famous Hollywood Bowl with help from fellow musicians in order to honor Bennington’s legacy.
Friends include blink-182, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold members, and more. The band was set to perform with blink-182 as “Blinkin Park” for two headliner shows earlier this year, as well. Other band members from System of a Down and Yellowcard, as well as Machine Gun Kelly and Kiiara, will also be performing for the tribute concert. Kiarra recently collaborated with the band for their hit “Heavy.” Bennington is featured in the music video.