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New Year's Eve Events 2012-2013

New Year’s Eve is an end of a cycle, the beginning of a new one. A time for continuation, reflection, planning, and more frequently partying. This is the night where both the good and bad let the hedonist inside them creep out even further for an evening of celebration, rejoice, drinking, eating, drinking, some more drinking, perhaps a quick trip to the ski slopes, and on and on with a sprinkling of eye-candy ranging from fireworks to eye-catching ball drops.

But whatever you choose, a night of relinquishment to your daily agreements in favor of exhilarating vices, or a night of quiet thanks on the year that has passed, we have you covered with a complete guide to New Year’s Eve events. So jump to the section of your pleasure, learn where all the fun is for you this New Year’s and start planning your schedule. Before I forget let me wish you a Happy Holidays and may your 2013 year be even better than the your years past.

New Years Eve Events

Top 5 (“Best”) New Year’s Event Events 2012-2013

The 10 events below are what we at SeatGeek thing are the hottest events for NYE this year. Note that they are in no specific order.

1. Phish New Years Run

Phish New Years Eve Run 2012-13

In a borderline perennial event, Phish will once again take stage at Madison Square Garden not just for New Year’s Eve but a full run leading up to it starting on December 28th. My friends have been in the past and have had nothing but good things to say. Check out our full coverage of Phish’s New Year’s Eve Run.

Phish – 46 Days – 12/31/11 New Years Eve – MSG Video

2. Coldplay and Jay-Z NYE Event

Coldplay and Jay-Z New Year's Eve

I saw Jay-Z during his opening run at the Barclays Center and his performance was stellar. Mix in one of rock music’s greatest bands and the excitement of the coming New Year and I’d say the result is going to be a once in a lifetime event. Coldplay will be going on a long touring hiatus after this and Jay-Z will be in his home Borough, so you know they’ll be bringing there best. If I was still living in the BK you’d find me Big Pimpin up in NYC at the Barclays Center on New Years.

3. Resolution 2013

resolution 2013 event poster
Seattle’s largest NYE event and the areas most touted dance party, the 3rd Annual Resolution event is worthy of your consideration if your are going to find yourself in the Northwest US come December 31st, 2012.

  • Event Name: Resolution 2013
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Venue: WaMu Theater
  • Date: 12/31/2012
  • Time: 8:30pm – 3:30am
  • Guidelines: 18+ to get in and 21+ for Full Bar access
  • Official Site >
  • Tickets on SeatGeek >

4. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve 2013 with Ryan Seacrest

    Event Name: Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Times Square
  • Date: 12/31/2012
  • Time: 10:00pm – 2:12am
  • Lineup: 10:00pm – 2:12am
  • Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepson, Neon Trees plus a West Coast party featuring Fergie, Flo Rida, Brandy, Karmin, Onerepublic, and Pitbull.

  • Official Site >

5. Red Hot Chili Peppers NYE in Vegas

Retaining the namesake of the late Dick Clark, this year’s event looks to ring home this spectacular NYC/TV tradition once more as both a celebration and extended remembrance of the the man that helped make this event what it is today. With top talent like Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepson onboard to perform, this should be a very entertaining night indeed in the Big Apple.

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Top New Years Events

Top NYE Events by Average Ticket Prices

The table below lists the most popular NYE events based off ticket demand on the secondary ticket market. Of course their are plenty of VERY popular parties and other events that do not show up here but we cover those in the next section as well as in the NYE parties section further down in this post.

Event Venue City State Avg Price
Phish Madison Square Garden New York NY $318.95
Coldplay with Jay-Z and New Years Eve Event Barclays Center Brooklyn NY $311.38
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas NV $279.38
Celine Dion The Colosseum At Caesars Palace Las Vegas NV $226.95
Tiesto Revel Ovation Hall Atlantic City NJ $207.21
Kid Rock Hard Rock Live Hollywood FL $193.03
Nas with Elle Varner Radio City Music Hall New York NY $159.74
The Avett Brothers with Amos Lee Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro NC $146.80
Widespread Panic Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte NC $142.19
Chick-Fil-A Bowl Georgia Dome Atlanta GA $142.15
Old Crow Medicine Show Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN $135.52
Zac Brown Band Joe Louis Arena Detroit MI $120.88
Miami Heat at Orlando Magic Amway Center Orlando FL $118.40
String Cheese Incident 1stBank Center Broomfield CO $117.80
Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City OK $102.55
Charlotte Bobcats at Chicago Bulls United Center Chicago IL $86.33
Bassnectar Bridgestone Arena Nashville TN $80.77
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl LP Field Nashville TN $80.07
Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center San Antonio TX $67.32
Cincinnati Bearcats at Pittsburgh Panthers Basketball Petersen Events Center Pittsburgh PA $59.56
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils at Syracuse Orange Basketball Carrier Dome Syracuse NY $41.73
Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis IN $27.79

New Years Eve Concerts 2012-2013

Stay tuned for our full guide to 2012 New Years Eve concerts. In the meantime take a look at the top 10 most demanded events so far in the table below.

Top 10 New Years Eve 2012-2013

Event Venue City State Date Avg. Price
Phish Madison Square Garden New York NY 12/31/2012 $318.94
Coldplay with Jay-Z and New Years Eve Event Barclays Center Brooklyn NY 12/31/2012 $311.38
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas NV 12/31/2012 $279.3
Tiesto Revel Ovation Hall Atlantic City NJ 12/31/2012 $207.21
Kid Rock Hard Rock Live Hollywood FL 12/31/2012 $194.59
Nas with Elle Varner Radio City Music Hall New York NY 12/31/2012 $159.74
The Avett Brothers with Amos Lee Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro NC 12/31/2012 $144.22
Widespread Panic Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte NC 12/31/2012 $142.19
Old Crow Medicine Show Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN 12/31/2012 $136.2
Zac Brown Band Joe Louis Arena Detroit MI 12/31/2012 $120.76
String Cheese Incident 1stBank Center Broomfield CO 12/31/2012 $117.8
Bassnectar Bridgestone Arena Nashville TN 12/31/2012 $80.65

Other Popular New Years Eve 2012 Concerts

Event Venue City State Date Avg. Price
String Cheese Incident 1stBank Center Broomfield CO 12/31/2012 $117.8
Bassnectar Bridgestone Arena Nashville TN 12/31/2012 $80.65

New Year’s Eve 2012 Concert Events

New Year’s Eve Parties 2012-2013

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