Tickets for the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 went on sale this weekend, and the popular group now sits at number one in TicketNews’s...

Tickets for the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 went on sale this weekend, and the popular group now sits at number one in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending March 22. With a power score of 5.40, the trio beat Wicked (number two, 5.17) and Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (number three, 2.92) for the top spot. Elton John & Billy Joel are still in the overall top ten, at number four (2.66), as is Britney Spears (number five, 2.05). Coldplay returns to the rankings at number six (2.05), with Dave Matthews Band following behind at number seven (1.96). Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd are back on tour this summer, and ticket sales were good enough to give them the number eight spot (1.73). The New York Yankees infiltrated the concert-heavy rankings to take number nine (1.66). Kenny Chesney stays at number ten this week (1.61).

The Top Concert Events rankings show Dane Cook tickets selling well among the above heavyweights at number nine (2.60). Closing out the concert top ten is Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach & Saving Grace with a 2.26 power score.

The Yankees of course rank number one in the Top Sports Events rankings with a 5.42 power score. Rivals the Boston Red Sox trail behind at number two with a 3.60 power score, and the WWE follows in number three, power score 3.12. The Chicago Cubs come in at number four (2.22) ahead of basketball top-sellers the Los Angeles Lakers (five, 2.17) and the New York Knicks (six, 1.94). AMA Supercross tickets have sold strong throughout the past few weeks and continues to do so; the event sits at number seven with a 1.77 power score. At number eight is the Cleveland Cavaliers (1.70). The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Session 3: UNC sold enough tickets to make number nine (1.62). In at number ten, the Chicago Bulls (1.47).

Of the top ten theater events, “Wicked” has a huge number one lead with a 39.89 power score; number two Jersey Boys as a 9.46 power score. A new theater offering from Andrea Bocelli ranks at number three (8.37). The tenor bumps South Pacific to number four (6.82) and Billy Elliot to number five (5.38). West Side Story stays at number six (5.33). Phantom of the Opera ranks at number seven (3.06) while the Lion King falls from number five to number eight (3.01). Mary Poppins returns to the theater rankings at number nine (2.95), pulling just ahead of Mamma Mia! (ten, 2.23).

“Wicked” also takes the top spot (36.64) in the Top Broadway Event rankings, followed by “South Pacific” (13.06), and “Jersey Boys” (11.59). “West Side Story” is still a popular favorite (number four, 10.35) as is “Lion King” (six, 4.67). Broadway-only show Blithe Spirit makes number ten with a 1.19 power score.

In the Vegas rankings, Bette Midler takes back number one from Cher with a 35.65 power score. Cher is number two with a 28.85 power score and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love is number three (10.85). Donny & Marie Osmond tickets are back in the rankings at number four (6.66), as are Barry Manilow tickets (number five, 5.36). Elton John the Red Piano falls from number four to number six (3.63) and Danny Gans slips from number five to seven (2.53). At number eight is Cirque du Soleil – O (2.17). The Blue Man Group ranks at number ten (2.02) and Le Reve at number ten (1.74).

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 3/22/2009

     EventScore
1Jonas Brothers Tickets5.40
2Wicked Tickets5.17
3Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets2.92
4Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.66
5Britney Spears Tickets2.05
6Coldplay Tickets2.05
7Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.96
8Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd Tickets1.73
9New York Yankees Tickets1.66
10Kenny Chesney Tickets1.61

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 3/22/2009

     EventScore
1Jonas Brothers Tickets10.36
2Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets5.60
3Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets5.10
4Britney Spears Tickets3.94
5Coldplay Tickets3.94
6Dave Matthews Band Tickets3.76
7Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd Tickets3.33
8Kenny Chesney Tickets3.09
9Dane Cook Tickets2.60
10Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach & Saving Abel Tickets2.26

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 3/22/2009

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets5.42
2Boston Red Sox Tickets3.60
3WWE Tickets3.12
4Chicago Cubs Tickets2.22
5Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.17
6New York Knicks Tickets1.94
7AMA Supercross Tickets1.77
8Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets1.70
9NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 – Session 3: UNC Tickets1.62
10Chicago Bulls Tickets1.47
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 3/22/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets36.73
2Jersey Boys Tickets9.46
3Andrea Bocelli Tickets8.37
4South Pacific Tickets6.82
5Billy Elliot Tickets5.38
6West Side Story Tickets5.33
7Phantom Of The Opera Tickets3.06
8Lion King Tickets3.01
9Mary Poppins Tickets2.95
10Mammia Mia! Tickets2.23

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 3/22/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets36.64
2South Pacific Tickets13.06
3Jersey Boys Tickets11.59
4West Side Story Tickets10.35
5Billy Elliot Tickets10.31
6Lion King Tickets4.67
7Mamma Mia! Tickets3.86
8Mary Poppins Tickets2.64
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.08
10Blithe Spirit Tickets1.19

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 3/22/2009

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets37.15
2Cher Tickets35.22
3Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets4.40
4Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets3.32
5Barry Manilow Tickets3.27
6Elton John the Red Piano Tickets2.85
7Danny Gans Tickets2.40
8Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets1.24
9Blue Man Group Tickets1.19
10Le Reve Tickets0.96