By Stacey Willets

TicketNews announces its weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 2/26/07-3/04/07.

This week’s big winners include Jimmy Buffett, Penn & Teller, and “Grease.”

Insomniac browser for ticketing professionals
                 OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                             This Week       Last Week
The Police                            1              1
Wicked                                2              2
Jimmy Buffett                         3             n/a
Kenny Chesney                         4              6
Boston Red Sox                        5              7
Houston Rodeo                         6              8
Jersey Boys                           7              4
New York Yankees                      8             n/a
Keith Urban                           9              3
Eric Clapton                         10              9

Jimmy Buffett’s solid fan base lands him on the Overall Top Events Chart
this week. With the support and devotion of Parrotheads everywhere behind
him, he rockets straight to the number three spot.

                 TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS

Event                             This Week       Last Week
Boston Red Sox                        1              1
Houston Rodeo                         2              2
New York Yankees                      3              3
Chicago Cubs                          4              4
St. Louis Cardinals                   5             n/a
WWE                                   6             10
UAW Daimler-Chrysler 400              7             n/a
Los Angeles Lakers                    8             n/a
Dallas Mavericks                      9              5
Oscar De La Hoya                     10             n/a

Major League Baseball dominates the Top Sports Events chart, claiming four
of the top five spots. The St. Louis Cardinals, 2006 World Series
Champions, debut at number five. They join the Boston Red Sox, New York
Yankees, and Chicago Cubs, who remain at positions one, three, and four,

                  TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                             This Week       Last Week
Wicked                                1              1
Jersey Boys                           2              2
Lion King                             3              4
Monty Python's Spamalot               4              5
Mary Poppins                          5              3
The Color Purple                      6              7
Blue Man Group                        7              6
Cirque Du Soleil:
 The Beatles: "LOVE"                  8              8
Mamma Mia!                            9             10
Phantom of the Opera                 10              9


Event                            This Week        Last Week
Wicked                                1              1
Jersey Boys                           2              2
Mary Poppins                          3              3
The Color Purple                      4              6
Monty Python's Spamalot               5              5
Lion King                             6              4
Mamma Mia!                            7              9
Phantom of the Opera                  8              7
Grease                                9             n/a
Tarzan - The Musical                 10              8

“Grease” works its way back onto the charts to take the number nine spot.
It stands out among the other productions as the only show in the New York
City Top Ten that has yet to open.

                   TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS

Event                            This Week        Last Week
The Police                            1              1
Jimmy Buffett                         2              8
Kenny Chesney                         3              4
Keith Urban                           4              2
Eric Clapton                          5              5
Christina Aguilera                    6              6
Justin Timberlake                     7              3
Roger Waters                          8              9
Céline Dion                           9             n/a
Bob Seger                            10              7

                  TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS

Event                            This Week        Last Week
Céline Dion: A New Day                1              1
Cirque Du Soleil:
 The Beatles: "LOVE"                  2              2
Elton John: The Red Piano             3              3
Cirque Du Soleil: "O"                 4              4
Penn & Teller                         5              9
Barry Manilow: Music and Passion      6              7
The Fab Four                          7             n/a
Cirque Du Soleil: "Mystère"           8             10
Monty Python's Spamalot               9              6
Folies Bergère                       10             n/a

Penn & Teller settle back into the number five position after a brief disappearing act followed by a week at the bottom of the chart.

Cirque Du Soleil still has a strong hold on the Vegas market, taking three of the ten top spots again this week. is a comprehensive industry and consumer source for news and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews is a one-stop source for industry news, market analysis, event announcements, cancellations, and information. TicketNews is updated daily with original articles and an aggregation of third party sources. TicketNews information is based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange.

Learn more about the Insomniac web browser, designed for ticket resale professionals

TicketNetwork is the parent company of provides leading-edge software that powers the world’s largest ticket exchange system. TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale™ software provides brokers with comprehensive online tools to manage and grow their businesses. TicketNetwork Exchange™ is a powerful ticketing tool that enables brokers to access the world’s largest aggregate ticket distribution channel. TicketNetwork Web Services™ creates customized e-commerce websites in both hosted and plug-in formats for customers wishing a private labeled solution. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit