New York Yankees ticket sales are still moving up the Top Combined Events chart at a brisk pace, with Jonas Brothers ticket sales following close behind on, according to exclusive top-selling event rankings compiled by TicketNews for the week ending July 6. Though Wicked tickets still hold the top spot—for the third week in a row—with a power score of 5.89, the Yankees follow with a 4.74 power score. Jonas Brothers tickets are up one spot this week, from number four to number three, with a power score of 3.70.
Sales for Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour slipped dramatically this week, from the previously held number three spot to number eight, a week after Live Nation reassured the public that, despite reports to the contrary, sales are strong for the pop singer’s world tour.
The Top Sports Events rankings for last week show a repeat of the previous week’s rankings: Yankees at number one, Boston Red Sox at a distant second in the power score (7.58 to the Yankees’s 12.58), followed by the Chicago Cubs at a power score of 5.76. Moving up in the sports rankings considerably last week are sales for the 2008 MLB All-Star Game, which moved from the number nine spot to the number four spot and gained a power score of 3.36.
Moving from the field to the stage, Coldplay has the second best selling concert on the Top Concerts chart, up from number three but still behind the Jonas Brothers. Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews Band both moved up a spot on the chart, to numbers four and five, respectively.
In theater events, Elton John’s the Red Piano took a tumble from number five to number nine, behind Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera, which each moved up a spot to respective numbers five and six, and Andrea Bocelli, new to the charts at number eight. And on Broadway, Jersey Boys had a strong showing last week, moving from number three to number two in the Broadway events rankings.
And on the Vegas chart, Bette Midler still reigns supreme at number one, for the sixth week in a row, with a 41.59 power score. Cher still follows with a power score of 27.19. Two Cirque du Soleil shows debuted on the charts last week, at numbers six and nine, as did Roseanne Barr, who debuted at number 10.
TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. A Power Score illustrates a given event’s category-specific significance. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. As such, power scores should only be used to compare events within a particular category.