By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 7/23/07 – 7/29/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 3 Dallas Cowboys 3 n/a Boston Red Sox 4 2 New York Yankees 5 5 Chicago Cubs 6 4 Dave Matthews Band 7 7 Kenny Chesney 8 9 Rascal Flatts 9 6 Céline Dion 10 8
Theatre may have only half the presence of Sports or Concerts on the chart, but the events rank where it counts. Wicked maintains number one for the eighth straight week and Jersey Boys takes number two.
The Dallas Cowboys push past concerts and Major League Baseball to take the number three spot in the rankings.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Dallas Cowboys 1 6 Boston Red Sox 2 1 New York Yankees 3 3 Chicago Cubs 4 2 Denver Broncos 5 n/a Miami Dolphins 6 10 San Diego Chargers 7 n/a Detroit Tigers 8 4 Baltimore Orioles 9 7 Kansas City Chiefs 10 n/a
With the NFL heading into preseason games next week, pro football charges the chart, rivaling Major League Baseball for dominance. After eleven weeks at the top, the Boston Red Sox relinquish number one to the Dallas Cowboys. In total, five of the ten spots go to the NFL with the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, and Kansas City Chiefs joining the chart this week.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Lion King 3 4 Grease 4 3 Young Frankenstein 5 n/a Mary Poppins 6 5 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 7 6 Phantom of the Opera 8 8 Hairspray 9 n/a Mamma Mia! 10 n/a
Young Frankenstein is off to a strong start. Tickets for the upcoming Broadway musical were made available to the public this weekend, and sales already put the show at number five on the Top Theatre chart.
Hairspray returns to the chart at number nine, enjoying a boost in attendance since the release of the new movie version of the musical.
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Lion King 3 6 Grease 4 3 Mary Poppins 5 4 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 6 5 Hairspray 7 8 Young Frankenstein 8 n/a Legally Blonde 9 7 Monty Python's Spamalot 10 9
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Dave Matthews Band 1 2 Kenny Chesney 2 4 Rascal Flatts 3 1 Céline Dion 4 3 Toby Keith 5 n/a Projekt Revolution Tour 6 7 Beyoncé 7 5 The Police 8 6 Rush 9 n/a Justin Timberlake 10 n/a
Dave Matthews Band moves to number one on the Top Concerts chart just as they prepare to kick off their summer tour.
Toby Keith’s Big Dog Daddy Tour continues to do well. A block of shows that went on sale to the public this weekend puts the country star back on the chart at number five.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Event This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Elton John: The Red Piano 2 4 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 3 2 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 4 3 Bette Midler 5 n/a David Copperfield 6 10 Toni Braxton: Revealed 7 n/a Blue Man Group 8 7 Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ 9 5 Lance Burton 10 n/a
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