December 14, 2016 TicketNews Staff
Major tour announcements bring new listings to the event rankings
December 14, 2016 By Tammy Whaley
Debuting on the rankings this week in the No. 2 position this week is Rock N’ Rock band Guns N’ Roses, who recently announced their ‘Not In this Lifetime’ tour. The Grammy-Award winning and Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee will kick-off their tour in St. Louis on July 27 and will wrap in San Antonio on September 8. Other cities on the tour include: Minneapolis, Denver, Miami, Winston-Salem, Hershey, Orchard Park, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver, Quincy and El Paso.
Also new to the rankings this week is multi-platinum pop recording artist, Justin Bieber, whose fans, dubbed ‘Beliebers’, helped land the Canadian-born singer in the No. 3 position. ‘The Purpose Tour,’ will kick-off on July 29 in Arlington and will wrap in Toronto, the singers hometown on September 6. Other cities on the tour include: Pasadena, Denver, Minneapolis, East Rutherford and Foxborough.
Another new event added to the rankings this week is Dead & Company, a band consisting of several original Grateful Dead members and singer-song writer, John Mayer. The band recently announced their ‘Dead & Company Summer 2017’ tour. The tour will be comprised of a total of 19 shows, held in 15 different cities. Tour stops will include: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Mountain Shore, West Valley, Boulder, Atlanta, Burgettstown, Boston, Saratoga Springs, Bristow, Flushing, Camden, Cuyahoga Falls and Chicago.
Making an impressive leap in the rankings this week is singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, who managed to grab the No. 1 spot this week up from last week’s No. 6. The singer recently announced a multi-city tour which will kick- off in Fresno on April 7 and will wrap at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 12. Other stops scheduled on the tour include: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Des Moines, Uncasville, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Portland, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Paul, Nashville, Toronto, Vancouver, Tampa and more.
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood managed to stay in the No. 2 position again this week while the Trans-Siberian Orchestra moved down from last week’s No. 1 to the No. 5 spot. Ever present theatre favorite, Hamilton moved down into the No. 7 position from last week’s No. 3. Elton John managed to move up to the No. 8 position up from last week’s No. 9 while Bruno Mars moved down to the No. 9 spot to from last week’s No. 6. Stevie Nicks & the Pretenders rounded out the rankings this week in the No. 10 position.
The Rose Bowl makes a strong debut
December 14, 2016 By Tammy Whaley
With the NCAA college bowls just around the corner, the Rose Bowl stadium located in Pasadena landed in the No. 5 position in this week’s venue rankings. The stadium is the 11th largest stadium in United States and the 17th largest stadium in the world. The venue is home to the UCLA Bruins football team and hosts the annual Rose Bowl Game, for which it is named.
The oldest bowl game on record and often called ‘The Granddaddy of Them All,’ the event will be held on New Year’s Day, and this year will host the USC Trojans vs Penn State Nittany Lions. The stadium in the past, has hosted 5 Super Bowl games and several FIFA and CONCACAF matches. The venue will also host an upcoming concert with pop super-star, Justin Bieber on August 5, 2017.
Also new to the rankings this week is the Rogers Place located in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and landed in the No. 2 position. The multi-purpose arena is home to the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Besides the upcoming home games for the team, the venue will host other upcoming events including: Stars on Ice, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and Roger Waters.
New York’s Madison Square Garden managed to land in the No. 1 position this week, while the Staples Center in Los Angeles moved down in the No. 3 spot, down from last week’s No. 2 position. The Wells Fargo Center – PA moved up one spot this week into the No. 4 spot from last week’s No. 5, while the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey grabbed the No. 6 spot. The US bank arena in Cincinnati landed the No. 7 spot while the NRG Stadium, home to the Houston Texans and located in Houston locked in the No. 8 spot. The TD Garden in Boston grabbed the No. 9 spot while Hamilton’s home, the Richard Rodgers Theatre rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 position.
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