December 28, 2016 TicketNews Staff
Bruno Mars is Back on the Top of the Charts
December 28, 2016 By Tammy Whaley
Pop Star Bruno Mars regained the No. 1 position this week with his 24K Magic World tour which kicks off T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 15 and wraps at the Forum in Los Angeles on November 11. The tour is in support of his third studio album of the same name.
Other cities on the tour stops include: Sacramento, San Jose, Portland, Tacoma, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Fargo, St. Paul, Lincoln, Kansas City, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Quebec City, Toronto, Montreal, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Memphis, Louisville, Columbus, New York, Newark, Buffalo, Washington D.C., Brooklyn, Uniondale, Boston, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Little Rock, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Denver, Fresno, Oakland and Phoenix.
Making a pretty impressive jump up to the No. 4 spot this week from last week’s No. 10 spot is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Grammy-Award band will kick off their Getaway tour on January 5 in San Antonio at the AT&T Center and will wrap on March 18 in Vancouver BC at the Rogers Arena. The tour is support of their recently announced album of the same name.
Other tour stops for the band include: New Orleans, Memphis, Tulsa, Wichita, St. Louis, Lincoln, Minneapolis, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Glendale, San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, and Seattle.
Recently announcing a 40 year music celebration tour Tom Petty is taking his Heartbreakers out on the road with confirmed dates through July. The band was able to secure two spots again this week on the rankings with the No. 2 and No. 8 position. The 8th position goes to the tour dates where singer, song/writer Joe Walsh will make a guest appearances on.
The tour kicks off in Oklahoma City on April 20th with confirmed dates through July. Some other tour dates include: American Airlines Center, North Little Rock, Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, Tampa, Memphis, Champaign, St Louis, Morrison, Kansas City, Saint Paul, Des Moines, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Hartford, Newark, Chicago, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Canandaigua, Milwaukee, Toronto, Clarkston, Boston, Baltimore, Forest Hills and more. The band will be releasing west coast dates in the near future.
Back onto the rankings this week is alternative pop band, who came in the Twenty One Pilots who landed in the No. 7 spot. The band whose currently on tour, recently released over Thanksgiving weekend a live album recorded on their Emotional Roadshow World Tour.
Theater favorites Hamilton, The Lion King and Wicked landed the No. 3, 5 and 10 positions respectively while husband and wife country duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill landed the No. 8 spot.
Barclays Center Lands on this Week’s Venue Rankings
December 28, 2016 By Tammy Whaley
Brooklyn’s own the Barclays Center landed in to the No. 10 spot this week with some help from a variety of events set to take place at the multi-purpose arena over the next few months. Opened to the public in September of 2012, with a concert by the boroughs own hometown hero, rapper and businessman Jay-Z. The arena is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL’s New York Islanders.
Upcoming events set to take place at venue include: WWE: Live, Power QQQ Cup: John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier & James Blake, Showtime Championship Boxing, Twenty One Pilots, Eric Church, Ladies Night R&B Super Jam: Brian McKnight, Keith Sweat, Eric Benet, Jagged Edge & Dru Hill, UFC 208, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament and Green Day & Against Me!.
Also new to the venue rankings this week is the United Center located in Chicago. The indoor sports arena is home to the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks and has in the past hosted the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament and the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Other upcoming events set to take place at the area include: WGCI Big Jam: Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Young Thug, Desiigner, Lil Yachty, Dreezy, G Herbro and Lil Bibby, Kings of Leon, Twenty One Pilots & Judah and the Lion, Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart, The Comedy Get Down Tour: Cedric the Entertainers, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez & Charlie Murphy, Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey and Bon Jovi.
New York’s Madison Square Garden managed to retain its No. 1 position again this week, while the Staples Center in Las Angeles moved up from last week’s No. 9 to this week’s No. 2 spot. The TD Garden in Boston took the No. 3 spot up from last week’s No. 8 while the Wells Fargo Center – PA maintained its same No. 4 spot from last week. The Prudential Center fell to the No. 5 spot from last week’s No. 2 while the Richard Rodgers Theatre grabbed the No. 6 spot. The Dallas Cowboys home, the AT&T Stadium moved down one spot this week into the No. 7 spot from last week’s No. 6 while the Air Canada Centre landed the No. 9 spot.
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