March 28, 2017 by Tammy Whaley
Making an appearance for the first time in this week in the rankings and landing in the No. 4 position is Latin sensation Enrique Iglesias who is co-headlining a tour with hip-hop sensation Pitbull. The Grammy –Award winning superstars and longtime friends will bring along CNCO to open for their tour.
The 16-city tour will kick-off on June 3 in Chicago and will wrap on July 6 in Toronto. Other cities include: Denver, Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, New York and Montreal.
Also new in the rankings this week is the Lollapalooza, the annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop and EDM bands. The event managed to secure the No. 5 position. The event hosts more than 160,000 people over a multi-day span and has been held at Grant Park in Chicago since 2005. The event this year will be held over a 4-day period, August 3-6. Some acts set to perform at the event include: Muse, Lorde & Cage The Elephant, The Killers, Blink 182, Run The Jewels, Chance the Rapper, The XX & Alt-J, Arcade Fire, Big Sean & The Shins.
Moving down into the No. 3 position this week is The International Champions Cup, which will be played by FC Barcelona and Real Madrid on July 29th at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The futball matchup, called the El Clasico, is expected to draw millions of viewers and will feature two of the games’ most revered players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Staying the No. 1 spot again this week is singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran who is set to tour in support of his third studio album, Divide.
The North American leg of his tour kicks off on June 29 in Kansas City and will wrap on October 6 Nashville. Other cities on the tour include: Des Moines, Saint Paul, Toronto, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Uncasville, Quebec City, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, Tacoma, Portland, Sacramento, Oakland, Las Vegas, Glendale, San Diego, Denver, Tulsa, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Duluth, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh, Charlotte, Omaha, Rosemont, St. Louis, Washington D.C., Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Brooklyn and Columbus.
Tool was able to move up to the No. 2 spot from last week’s No. 3 while Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, Nelly & Chris Lane grabbed the No. 6 spot. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus moved down into the No. 7 spot from last week’s No. 4 spot. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Midwest Regional – Session 2 featuring Kansas vs Oregon grabbed the No. 8 spot while theatre favorite, Hamilton moved down into the No. 8 position from last week’s No. 6. Bruno Mars rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 position.
Hutchinson Field Grant Park lands in the rankings with some help from Lollapalooza
March 28, 2017 By Tammy Whaley
Set to host the upcoming annual music festival, Lollapalooza during August and located in Loop community area of Chicago, Hutchinson Grant Park landed in the No. 2 position in this week’s venue rankings. Named after Ulysses S. Grant, the large urban park contains performance venues, gardens, art work, sporting, and harbor facilities.
Also new in the rankings this week is the Gorge Amphitheatre which landed in the No. 7 position. The venue is located in Columbia River in George Washington and has been voted as ‘Best Outdoor Concert Venues in America’ by ConcertBoom. The venue likely made into the rakings with some help from excited Tool fans who are set to see them perform there on June 17.
Other upcoming events set to be hosted at the park include: Sasquatch! Festival, Paradiso Festival, Train, Natasha Bedingfield & OAR, John Mayer, Jack Johnson & the Avett Brothers, Watershed Festival, Zac Brown Band, Kings of Leon & Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats and Guns N’ Roses.
Another venue in the rankings this weeks is the Tennis Center at Crandon Park, which landed in the No. 8 position. The 13,800 set venue is located In Miami and is currently hosting the Miami Open Women’s and Men’s tennis competition.
Fenway Park is another new venue in the rankings this week. The baseball park is home to the MLB’s Boston Red Sox and rounded out the rankings this week in the No. 10 spot.
Besides upcoming baseball games, the venue is set to host other upcoming events including: Dead & Company, James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga,
The rest of the rankings remained stable with Madison Square Garden moving up into the No. 1 position from last week’s No. 2 while the Hard Rock Stadium landed in the No. 3 spot down from last week’s NO. 1. The Sprint Center grabbed the No. 4 spot this week up from last week’s No. 10 while the Staples Center moved down into the No. 5 spot down from last week’s No. 4. The Red Rocks Amphitheatre landed in the No. 6 spot while the Wells Fargo Center – PA retained the No. 9 spot from last week.
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