For the second week in a row, Jonas Brothers tickets take the number one spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending March 29. With a 16.24 power score, the pop stars beat out Wicked (4.80) and Elton John & Billy Joel (2.96) for the title of number one event overall. The New York Yankees make an impressive showing this week, coming in at number four (2.79) in the top events rankings. Tickets for U2’s upcoming national tour went on sale this past weekend and sales were good enough to give the band the number five spot (2.33). Jam band Phish was able to return to the rankings at number six (1.98). Britney Spears still makes the top ten at number seven (1.90), beating out Coldplay (eight, 1.56) and the Boston Red Sox (nine, 1.51). Andrea Bocelli makes number ten with a 1.33 power score.
In the concert rankings, the Jonas Brothers have a huge lead with a 28.56 power score; number two Elton John & Billy Joel have a 5.21 power score. Other popular concerts making the concert top ten: Dave Matthews Band (number seven, 1.94), Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd (eight, 1.90), Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (nine, 1.85), and Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach & Saving Abel (ten, 1.80).
The Yankees and Red Sox of course take one and two in the sports rankings (power scores are 5.42 and 3.60, respectively). Number three still belongs to the WWE (3.12) and the Chicago Cubs stay at number four (2.22). The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four – All Sessions Strip is a hot ticket—that event ranks at number five (2.17). The Cleveland Cavaliers (1.94) and Los Angeles Lakers (1.77) are numbers six and seven. The Chelsea FC is new to the rankings at number eight (1.70). The Boston Celtics (1.62) and New York Knicks (1.47) close out the sports top ten.
“Wicked” still reigns supreme in the theater rankings with a 33.53 power score. Andrea Bocelli trails behind with a 9.31 power score, followed by Jersey Boys (7.99) and West Side Story (5.84). Lion King (4.64) and South Pacific are still theater top sellers, and they rank at numbers five and six. Mary Poppins is at number ten with a 2.12 power score.
In the Broadway Top Events rankings, “Wicked” is also number one (31.67) followed by “West Side Story” (10.40). Billy Elliot is still selling tickets on Broadway, as that show is number five with a 7.19 power score. New to the Broadway rankings, at number seven, is God of Carnage (3.54). Mamma Mia! is number eight (3.48), followed by Andrea Bocelli (1.82) and Phantom of the Opera (1.74).
In the battle of Cher versus Bette Midler in the Vegas rankings, Cher wins this time with a 40.26 power score. Number two Bette Midler has a 22.71 power score. Elton John the Red Piano moves up from number six to number three (11.09). Numbers four through six belong to Cirque du Soleil shows: Cirque du Soleil – O (3.81), Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (2.83), and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (2.40). Le Rêve follows at number seven (2.29) followed by David Copperfield (eight, 1.75) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ. Jersey Boys are number ten with a 1.65 power score.
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.
Last Updated on May 22, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford