If you're tired of getting sucked in by concert rumours and want a
sure-fire way of knowing who is playing where, when and with who,
Pollstar is the answer.
This giant database allows you to search either by artist, city or
venue to find out about upcoming concerts. If successful, the search
results display all of the artists' upcoming dates and the corresponding
venues. You can then click on the venue name to obtain more information
about other events at that location, as well as get contact information
for the venue.
This amazingly informative site also features well-written concert
reviews and updated news about tours and events. In addition, it is
updated daily, making all the information timely and useful.
Pollstar's huge range of artists includes everyone from Motorhead
to Hot Hot Heat to Cher, giving this site universal appeal.
Mojam is another concert listings Web site available on the Internet,
and although it is better than many, it has a few downfalls.
Mojam does allow the user to search for an event by artist, city or
venue, and it has a good amount of artists listed in its database;
however, unlike Pollstar, there is no link to purchase tickets for
the event you have selected. Thus, it would make more sense to skip
this site and take your chances with Ticketmaster.
Another downfall is the site's boring main page. There is absolutely
no front page content beyond a search engine and a few lists of new
tours; nothing really grabs your attention.
The information that a search returns is also quite limited, listing
only the concert date and time.
One positive aspect of the Mojam site is the maps it features that
provide directions to each concert venue.