By Stacey Willets In the mood for Italian? Andrea Bocelli, the opera talent from Tuscany, adds some flavor to this week’s TicketNews exclusive weekly...

By Stacey Willets

In the mood for Italian? Andrea Bocelli, the opera talent from Tuscany, adds some flavor to this week’s TicketNews exclusive weekly Top Tens. Bocelli may not be as hot as Disney sensation Hannah Montana, but when he tours the U.S. this December he’ll be feeling the amore . . .


OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS
1. Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana Mania shows no signs of slowing down. The Disney star’s Best of Both Worlds Tour takes number one for the seventh straight week.
2. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce and the E Street Band officially kicked off their tour in Hartford last night. Fans who didn’t score tickets can purchase Springsteen’s new album "Magic," released yesterday.
3. Van Halen
4. Wicked
5. Green Bay Packers
6. Dallas Cowboys
7. Jersey Boys
8. New York Giants
9. Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Radio City Christmas Spectacular is celebrating its 75th anniversary and its debut on the Overall Top Events Chart.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers

TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS
1. Green Bay Packers
The Packers muscle the number one spot back from “UNDEFEATED” fighters Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Ricky Hatton.
2. Dallas Cowboys
3. New York Giants
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Mayweather vs. Hatton
6. University of Texas Longhorns
7. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings discover a new world with their debut on the Top Sports Chart this week, but it was the visiting Packers that ticket-buyers were paying to see. Brett Favre became the NFL’s all-time leader in career touchdown passes this week at the Metrodome, a sure sign that the Packers, not the Vikings, did all the burning and pillaging.
8. Boston Red Sox
The Sox return to the rankings with fans’ hopes high for another chance at a World Series title. They take on the Angels in Game 1 of the ALDS tonight.
9. Denver Broncos
10. New England Patriots
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS
1. Wicked
2. Jersey Boys
3. Radio City Christmas Spectacular
4. Lion King
5. Andrea Bocelli
A handful of U.S. shows is all that is needed to secure renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli a spot in the rankings. Céline Dion’s observation: “If God had a singing voice, it would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli,” is encouragment enough to spend a night at the opera.
6. Young Frankenstein
7. Grease
8. Monty Python’s Spamalot
9. Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE
LOVE advances one spot this week, and may continue to climb if Broadway sees a lockout of union stagehands. Negotiations have been extended through Oct. 4, but if an agreement cannot be reached, Las Vegas theatre could steal the spotlight.
10. Blue Man Group
TOP 10 NYC THEATRE EVENTS
1. Wicked
2. Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys sales get a bump that boosts the show back to number two, even as Radio City Christmas Spectacular gains momentum.
3. Radio City Christmas Spectacular
4. Young Frankenstein
5. Grease
6. Lion King
7. The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid floats two spots up the chart this week. Perhaps parents unable to get their hands on Hannah Montana tickets have found a suitable replacement for their Disney-fan daughters.
8. Andrea Bocelli
9. Hairspray
10. Mary Poppins
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
1. Hannah Montana
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Van Halen
If you’ve been holding off on buying Van Halen tickets until you were convinced the band would actually make it to the stage, you’ll be relieved to know their highly anticipated tour kicked off Thursday without a hitch.
4. Céline Dion
5. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
6. Neil Young
Though some concert-goers aren’t happy with Ticketmaster’s $160 top ticket price, fans are clearly willing to pay to see the show. Neil Young moves up four spots in the rankings this week.
7. Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
8. Keith Urban
9. Bon Jovi
10. Genesis
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS
1. Céline Dion: A New Day . . .
2. Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE
3. Elton John: The Red Piano
4. Cirque Du Soleil: "O"
5. Blue Man Group
6. Danny Gans
Danny Gans makes an appearance in the Vegas rankings for the first time in eight weeks.
7. Le Rêve
8. David Copperfield
9. Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ
10. Barry Manilow: Music and Passion
Music and Passion aren’t as much the fashion this week as Barry Manilow drops five spots to the bottom of the chart.


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