March 21, 2017 by Tammy Whaley
Grabbing the No. 2 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.
Also new in the rankings this week is rock band Tool, who landed in the No. 3 spot. The Grammy Award winning band recently added five more shows to their growing tour. The group has promised its fans an “unparalleled sonic and visual experience.”
The tour will kick-off May 24 In Fairfax and will wrap in Washington on June 17. Other cities on the tour include: Bangor, Allston, Rochester, Hamilton, Montreal, Randall’s Island Park, Pittsburgh, Clarkston, Rosemont, St. Paul, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
Another new event in the rankings is musical icon Paul Simon, who landed in the No. 6 spot and recently announced a summer tour. The 17-date tour is in support of Half-Earth, an in initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
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.
The rest of the rankings remained stable with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus moving up one spot into the 4 position from last week’s No. 5 while Bruno Mars moved up into the No. 5 spot from last week’s No. 4. Theatre favorite Hamilton landed in the No. 6 spot up from last week’s No. 7 while Depeche Mode fell to the No. 8 position down from last week’s No. 2 spot. Luke Bryan & Brett Eldrege grabbed the No. 9 spot while the The Harlem Globetrotters rounded out the Rankings in the No. 10 position.
Several new venues make appearances in this weeks rankings
March 21, 2017 by Tammy Whaley
With some help from excited soccer fans, The International Champions Cup 2017 featuring the FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid being held the Hard Rock Stadium landed the venue in the No. 1 spot in this week’s rankings. The game will played on July 29 and is expected to draw millions of viewers.
Other events being hosted at the stadium include: U2 & OneRepublic, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold & Volbeat and Coldplay.
Also new to the rankings this week is Bankers Life Fieldhouse which landed in the No. 7 position. The venue recently hosted the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The venue is home to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and the WNBA’s Indiana Fever.
Besides the home teams upcoming games, the venue is set to host other events including: Bon Jovi, IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals Classes, Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders, TobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Tim Mcgraw & Faith Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Diamond, New Kids On the Block, Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga.
Another venue new to the rankings this week is the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, which landed in the No. 8 position. The multi-purpose venue is home to the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, DePaul Men’s Basketball team and the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.
Upcoming events set to be hosted a the arena include: Banda MS, BTS, Bangtan Boys, Bellator 175: Quinton Rampage Jackson vs Muhammed Lawal, Eric Church, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, OT Genasis & Fabolous, The Chainsmokers, Starts On Ice, Hall & Oates & Tears For Fears, Barry Manilow, WWE: Backlash, The Weeknd, Enrquie Iglesias, Pitbull & CNCO, Tool, New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Ed Sheeran.
Madison Square Garden managed to climb back into the No. 1 spot up from last week’s No. 2, while NRG Stadium grabbed the No. 3 spot down from last week’s No. 2. The Staples Center landed the No. 4 spot up from last week’s No. 6. The Barclays Center grabbed the No. 5 spot down from last week’s No. 4 while The Wells Fargo Center – PA landed in the No. 9 spot down from last week’s No. 7. The Sprint Center rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 spot down from last week’s No. 5.
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