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George Strait & Martina McBride dominate top events rankings
After spending two weeks in the fifth position, George Strait's Cowboy Rides Away Tour galloped away with the top spot on TicketNews® 'Top Events Rankings for the week ending October 14, 2012.
George Strait is a legend in the world of country music, with career accomplishments that include 59 number one hits, 60 industry awards, over 65 million albums sold, as well as being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. With the recent announcement that The Cowboy Rides Away Tour would be his last, country fans have jumped at the chance to see one of the best performers in the music industry live helping to boost the tour to a power rankings score more than double that of "Book of Mormon" in the second position.
The Cowboy Rides Away Tour is set to run through 2013 and into 2014. Currently, dates have been announced from January through mid-April, making stops across the United States including: Salt Lake City, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Houston, TX; and New Orleans, LA among others. Accompanying Strait on the 2013 tour dates is fellow country star Martina McBride.
Debuting further down the top ten at the No. 7 spot is comedian Jeff Dunham. The ventriloquist will be taking Peanut and the rest of his friends on the road starting Novmber 1 for his "Disorderly Conduct" show. The North American tour is currently scheduled to run through mid-April.
Another strong debut comes from popular British band Muse who just announced more dates to their 2013 North American tour. The band just released their sixth studio album The 2nd Law on September 25, which debuted at number two on Billboard 200 behind fellow Brits, Mumford & Sons. Muse's tour is set to kickoff January 21 in San Diego, CA and will wrap up in Quebec, Canada on April 26.
Narrowly making this week's rankings was ALCS: New York Yankees tickets in the twentieth position. The Yankees will need to turn things around against the Detroit Tigers if they want to take the series back to the Bronx for a Game 6. Down 2-0 in the series the Yankees will take on the Tigers tonight in Game 3 at Comerica Park.
TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. Since the sum of all events' power scores equals 100 in any given category, an individual event's Power Score represents its category-specific significance. Top Event Power Scores should only be used to compare events within a particular category, and not across categories.