Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tickets rocketed to the top of Ticket News’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending February 8. Previously ranked at number ten, the band rose to number one in the Top Combined Events rankings with a 13.49 power score. In at number two is Wicked with a 5.27 power score. Last week, Jimmy Buffett announced dates for his Summerzcool tour and now he’s number three in the overall rankings (3.38). Elton John & Billy Joel are at number four (2.72) followed by Jersey Boys (1.82) and Il Divo (1.81). Fleetwood Mac took a tumble from number three to number seven (1.76) and Britney Spears tumbled from number seven to number nine (1.52). Thanks to strong first-week ticket sales for their 25-date spring tour, HBO stars and New Zealand duo Flight of the Conchords rank at number eight (1.59). The lone sports team in the midst of all these crooners and theater shows closes out the overall top ten: the Cleveland Cavaliers, with a 1.40 power score.
The Cavaliers of course hold the number one position in the Top Sports Events rankings with a 4.46 power score. In at numbers two and three are fellow NBA teams the Boston Celtics (3.99) and New York Knicks (3.65). Baseball’s Boston Red Sox rank at number four (3.56) and the WWE is number five (3.53). Motor sports events are still selling tickets: the AMA Supercoss ranks at number six (3.17), the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500 is at number eight (2.81), and Monster Jam Trucks is number nine (2.79). Filling out the sports top ten are the Los Angeles Lakers (number seven, 2.84), and the NBA All Star Game (number ten, 2.45).
Springsteen has a nice lead in the Top Concert Events rankings with a 26.36 power score ahead of number two Jimmy Buffett, who has a 6.61 power score. Besides the top ticket sellers who appear in the overall rankings, other popular concert events include Nickelback (number eight, 2.59), Kenny Chesney (number nine, 2.49), and Phish, who fell from number two to number ten (2.22).
Wicked has a solid lead in both the theater and Broadway rankings. Other top Broadway events: You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush (number two, 12.60) and South Pacific (number three, 10.89). Billy Elliot (number five, 8.27) and Lion King (number six, 5.57) are still top Broadway sellers. Returning to the Broadway top ten after a hiatus was West Side Story (number nine, 1.75) and Little Mermaid (number ten, 1.44).
The Top Theater Events rankings show Wicked and Jersey Boys on top followed by Phantom of the Opera (6.58) and Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America. Lion King and South Pacific have the edge over Dirty Dancing (number seven, 3.80) and Billy Elliot (number eight, 3.65). Two new shows make it into the theater top ten: Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy (number nine, 1.91) and Cirque du Soleil: Kooza (number ten, 1.82).
Cher is number one (32.36) in the Top Vegas Events rankings. The ubiquitously number two Bette Midler slips to number three (13.76) and Elton John: The Red Piano takes number two (26.93). Cirque du Soleil: “O” and Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE are numbers four and five. Donny & Marie Osmond return to the rankings at number six (2.40), as do Danny Gans (number eight, 1.58) and Criss Angel: Believe (number nine, 1.48). Number ten belongs to Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular (1.29).
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.