Lady Gaga takes control over the rankings
February 15, 2017 By Tammy Whaley
Riding high after a super-charged performance at the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga grabbed the No. 1 position in the rankings this week, after announcing her ‘Joanne’ world tour. The tour is in support of her recent No. 1 album of the same name. During the on-sale, worldwide tour dates sold out within moments with Gaga’s little monster fans gobbling up tickets and additional dates were added to the tour.
The tour is set to kick-off on August 1st in Vancouver and wrap on Dec 16 in Las Vegas. Other cities Lady Gaga will bring the tour to include: Edmonton, Tacoma, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Omaha, St. Paul, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Detroit, Uncasville, Louisville, Kansas City, St. Louis, Washington, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Oklahoma, Denver and Salt Lake and City. The Grammy award-winning singer also has several international dates taking place in the middle of her North American leg.
Another new listing in the rankings this week is R&B singer, John Legend who landed in the No. 7 spot with his recently announced ‘Darkness and Light tour.’ The singer recently his lent his vocals to a recent Grammy tribute to legendary group The Bee Gees.
The tour is set to kick-off in Miami on May 12th and wrap up on June 30th when he performs as part of the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Other tour stops include: Clearwater, St. Augustine, Tuscaloosa, Nashville, Atlanta, The Woodlands, Grand Prairie, Phoenix, Santa Barbara, Berkley, Los Angeles, Woodinville, Milwaukee, Highland Park, Huber Heights, Kansas City, St. Louis, Rochester Hills, Toronto, Boston, Columbia, Camden, Mashantucket and New York.
Also new on the charts this week is Nickelback & Daughtry with their ‘Feed the Machine,’ North American tour which landed the touring duo in the No. 10 position.
The tour will kick off on June 23rd in Noblesville and will run through October 1st where it wrap in Vancouver. Other cities the tour will make in include: Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Wantagh, Holmdel, Virginia Beach, Bangor, Mansfield, Saratoga Springs, Darien Center, Monticello, Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Tampa, Alpharetta, Camden, Hershey, Burgettstown, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Chicago, Cuyahoga Falls, St. Paul, Bismarck, Billings, Spokane, Portland, Puyallup, Mountain View, Wheatland, Los Angeles, Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Edmonton.
The rest of the rankings remained stable with events switching ranked positions. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus moved down one spot from last week’s No. 2 into the No. 3 position, while the Monster Jam truck show grabbed the No. 3 spot up from last week’s No. 2. Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood took the No. 4 spot, while pop sensation Bruno Mars made it back into the top 10 grabbing the No. 5 spot with his ’24K Magic’ world tour. Billy Joel landed in the No. 6 spot while the Red Hot Chili Peppers landed the No. 8 position. Theatre favorite Hamilton landed in the No. 8 spot down from last week’s No. 7.
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and Wrigley Field grab top spots
With some help from two recent on sale tour dates from pop super-star Lady Gaga, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia pushed its way into the No. 1 spot in this week’s rankings. The multi-purpose venue, which is home to the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers will also host one of the last final performances of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Other events set to take place at the venue include: Ariana Grande, The Harlem Globetrotters, Cirque Du Soleil –Toruk, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, WWE: Raw, Bon Jovi, John Mayer, Iron Maiden & Ghost, Neil Diamond, New Kids On the Block, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Queen & Adam Lambert, Roger Waters, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Bruno Mars.
Another new venue in the rankings this week and landing in the No. 3 spot is Wrigley Field in Chicago. The stadium is home to the MLB’s 2016 World Series Championship team, The Chicago Cubs and seats more than 41,000. The venue likely got a boost in the rankings from two upcoming tour dates from Lady Gaga in addition to upcoming Cubs home games.
Other events being hosted at the stadium include: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers & Chris Stapleton, Dead & Company, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel and Zac Brown.
Also new in the venue rankings this week is the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul which rounded out the listings in the No. 10 spot and also has a tour stop on Lady Gaga’s Joanne tour. The multi-purpose arena is home to the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
Other events set to take place at the venue include: WWE: Smackdown, Panic! At The Disco, Misterwives & Saint Motel, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, Green Day & Against Me!, John Mayer, Def Leppard, Chance the Rapper, Neil Diamond, Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers & Joe Walsh, New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul & Boys II Men, Iron Maiden, Queen & Adam Lambert, Roger Waters, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill.
The rest of the rankings remained stable except for switching ranked positions although Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center remained in their same positions this week, in the No. 2 and 5 spots respectively. The T-Mobile Arena moved back into the top 10 this week and grabbed the No. 4 position while Red Rocks Amphitheatre moved up one spot into the No. 6 spot from last week’s 7. The NRG Stadium in Houston grabbed the No. 7 down from last week’s No. 1, while the Pepsi Center in Denver landed in the No. 8 spot. The Verizon Center in D.C. moved up into the No. 9 position from last week’s No. 8.
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