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...

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).

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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.


Top Combined Events

Week Ending 2/08/2009

     EventScore
1Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets13.49
2Wicked Tickets5.27
3Jimmy Buffett Tickets3.38
4Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.72
5Jersey Boys Tickets1.82
6Il Divo Tickets1.81
7Fleetwood Mac Tickets1.76
8Flight of the Conchords Tickets1.59
9Britney Spears Tickets1.52
10Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets1.40

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 2/08/2009

     EventScore
1Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets26.36
2Jimmy Buffett Tickets6.61
3Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets5.32
4Il Divo Tickets3.54
5Fleetwood Mac Tickets3.45
6Flight of the Conchords Tickets3.10
7Britney Spears Tickets2.98
8Nickelback Tickets2.59
9Kenny Chesney Tickets2.49
10Phish Tickets2.22

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 2/08/2009

     EventScore
1Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets4.46
2Boston Celtics Tickets3.99
3New York Knicks Tickets3.65
4Boston Red Sox Tickets3.56
5WWE Tickets3.53
6AMA Supercross Tickets3.17
7Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.84
8NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500 Tickets2.81
9Monster Jam Trucks Tickets2.79
10NBA All Star Game Tickets2.45
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 2/08/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets32.93
2Jersey Boys Tickets11.34
3Phantom of the Opera Tickets6.58
4You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush Tickets5.77
5Lion King Tickets5.25
6South Pacific Tickets4.74
7Dirty Dancing Tickets3.80
8Billy Elliot Tickets3.65
9Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy Tickets1.91
10Cirque du Soleil: Kooza Tickets1.82

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 2/08/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets33.31
2You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush Tickets12.60
3South Pacific Tickets10.89
4Jersey Boys Tickets10.79
5Billy Elliot Tickets8.27
6Lion King Tickets5.57
7Mamma Mia! Tickets3.67
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.86
9West Side Story Tickets1.75
10Little Mermaid Tickets1.44

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 2/08/2009

     EventScore
1Cher Tickets32.36
2Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets26.93
3Bette Midler Tickets13.76
4Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets7.38
5Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets2.65
6Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets2.40
7Jersey Boys Tickets1.59
8Danny Gans Tickets1.58
9Criss Angel: Believe Tickets1.48
10Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.29

Last Updated on May 22, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford