New tour appearances in the rankings this week
March 1st by Tammy Whaley
Several new tours made it into the top 10 TicketNews exclusive event rankings this week including hip-hop artist J.Cole, who managed to grab the No. 2 position with his ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ World Tour. The tour is in support of his new album of the same name, which was released that past December. Tickets went on sale for this event February 21 and sold out with minutes for most of his tour dates.
Cole’s tour will kick off June 1st in Columbia and will wrap on August 20th in Dallas. Other cities on the tour roster include: Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Jackson, Birmingham, Baton Rouge, Little Rock, Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Louisville, Norfolk, Norfolk, Greensboro, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Vancouver, St. Paul, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Brooklyn, Boston, Uniondale, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Houston, Austin and Dallas.
Another new event in this rankings this week is the Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fight. The match-up, which is being billed as the biggest all-Mexican fight in boxing history landed in the No. 3 spot. The highly-anticipated bout will take place on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osbourne & Lucie Silvas tour is another new event featured in the rankings this week and landed in the No. 7 position. Stapleton said he would be announcing a new yet-to be-named album on May 5th in support of the ‘All-American Road Show Tour,’ which will kick-off on March 9 In Houston and will wrap on August 25th in Gilford.
R&B singer, Chris brown also recently announced a tour which will feature 50 Cent, OT Genasis & Fabulous which rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 position. The tour will kick-off on March 31st in Baltimore and will wrap on May 23rd in Inglewood. Other cities on the tour include: Newark, Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Auburn Hills, St. Paul, Lincoln, Kansas City, New Orleans, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Hampton, Washington, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Rosemont, Columbus, Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, Phoenix, Anaheim, San Jose, San Diego and Las Vegas.
Lady Gaga managed to stay in the No. 1 position again for the 2rd week straight with her Joanne tour, while the Monster Truck Jam tour also retained its same rank from last week in the No. 5 position. The Metallica tour dates featuring Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat moved into the No. 6 position down from last week’s No. 1 while Bruno Mars stayed in the No. 8 spot. Theatre favorite Hamilton, crept back into the top 10 and grabbed the No. 9 spot.
Denver’s Pepsi Center climbs into the top 10
March 1st 2017 by Tammy Whaley
With some high profile event taking place at the The Pepsi Center in Denver over the next few months the venue managed to land in the top 10 venue rankings this week in the No. 8 position. The multi-purpose arena is home to the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and NHL’s Colorado Avalanche.
Besides the sports teams upcoming home games already scheduled other at the arena, other upcoming events being held there include: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Panic at the Disco, Misterwives & St. Motel, The Harlem Globetrotters, Ariana Grande, Eric Church, The 1975, Bon Jovi, Gabriel Iglesias, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, OT Genasis & Fabolous, Roger Waters, Rogers Waters, New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black, Styx, REO Speedway & Don Felder, Deftones, Rise Against, Queen & Adam Lambert, Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant & Lindsay Eli, Shawn Mendes & Charlie Puth, John Mayer, Neil Diamond, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Depeche Mode, lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini & Brett Young, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, Nelly & Chase Lane, Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga.
Much of the rankings remained stable except for the T-Mobile Arena which made a substantial jump in the rankings due to the upcoming highly-anticipated fight between Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, which is being held at the arena on May 6.
Other events being held there include: UFC 209 Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson, Pac 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Academy of Country Music Awards, George Straight, John Mayer, New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul U& Boys II Men, Roger Waters, Queen & Adam Lambert, Future, Migos, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black, Iron Maiden & Ghost, Bruno Mars, George Straight, Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode, Professional Bull Riders World Finals and Lady Gaga.
Madison Square Garden remained in the No. 2 spot this week while Red Rocks Amphitheatre moved back into the top 10 into the No. 3 spot. The Wells Fargo Center –PA grabbed the No. 4 spot while the Barclays Center landed in the No. 5 position. The Staples Center landed in the No. 6 spot, while The American Airlines Center grabbed the No. 7 spot. The Toyota Center – TX grabbed the No. 9 spot while the American Airlines Arena rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 position.
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