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.