By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 10/22/07 – 10/28/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Colorado Rockies 1 1 Boston Red Sox 2 9 Hannah Montana 3 2 Wicked 4 3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 5 6 Jersey Boys 6 5 Bon Jovi 7 10 Bruce Springsteen 8 7 Van Halen 9 8 New England Patriots 10 n/a
Colorado spends a second and final week as king of the mountain. While the Red Sox never quite reach the peak, getting only as far as number two this week, they sweep the Rox in four games to win the World Series.
While recent reports indicate that Bon Jovi hasn’t been selling out their shows, they continue to climb through the rankings. This week the group jumps from position ten to position seven.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Colorado Rockies 1 1 Boston Red Sox 2 3 New England Patriots 3 7 Dallas Cowboys 4 4 New York Giants 5 5 Carolina Panthers 6 n/a Indianapolis Colts 7 n/a Green Bay Packers 8 6 Denver Broncos 9 8 New York Knicks 10 n/a
The New England Patriots climb four spots in the rankings, snatching number three and a long-awaited victory over the Washington Redskins.
The Pats’ triumph over the Redskins can only help to sell tickets to their upcoming game against the Colts at Indianapolis. The Super Bowl champs appear at number seven this week as they prepare to host the undefeated Patriots.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 3 3 Lion King 4 4 Young Frankenstein 5 5 The Little Mermaid 6 10 Andrea Bocelli 7 6 Grease 8 8 Blue Man Group 9 n/a Mary Poppins 10 9
The Little Mermaid floats up four spots, putting the show at number six shortly before it begins previews.
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Radio City Christmas Spectacular 1 1 Wicked 2 2 Jersey Boys 3 3 Young Frankenstein 4 4 Lion King 5 5 The Little Mermaid 6 8 Grease 7 6 Mary Poppins 8 7 Hairspray 9 n/a Monty Python's Spamalot 10 9
Young Frankenstein holds its position despite the absence of lead Roger Bart. Bart, who plays Frederick Frankenstein in the musical, pulled out of the show October 13 due to an injured back. The production is still expected to open November 8, though whether Bart will be back for opening night is uncertain.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Hannah Montana 1 1 Bon Jovi 2 4 Bruce Springsteen 3 2 Van Halen 4 3 Trans-Siberian Orchestra 5 6 The Police 6 n/a Spice Girls 7 n/a Stevie Wonder 8 5 Garth Brooks 9 7 Jay-Z 10 n/a
Ticket sales for The Police pick up with the second leg of their North American tour beginning October 31. The band is welcomed back to the U.S. and to the Top Concerts chart, where they rank at number six.
Spice Girls ticket sales experience a spike this week amidst reports that the group will perform part of their show naked. Although the sassy Spices will be strategically covered by stage props, news of the nude number may be credited for their return to the rankings at position seven.
Jay-Z may have only a mini-tour planned for this fall, but there’s nothing small about his ticket sales. The rapper debuts at number ten on the Top Concerts chart.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS Event This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day . . . 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 2 4 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 3 3 Elton John: The Red Piano 4 2 Blue Man Group 5 6 Monty Python's Spamalot 6 9 David Copperfield 7 n/a Fab Four 8 n/a Cirque Du Soleil: Zumanity 9 n/a V - The Ultimate Variety Show 10 n/a
After a ten-week absence, Fab Four returns to the rankings at number eight, joining LOVE as the second Beatles tribute show to find a place on the chart this week.
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