For the second week in a row, U2 is number one in TicketNews’s exclusive weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending April 12....

For the second week in a row, U2 is number one in TicketNews’s exclusive weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending April 12. The band has a 6.57 power score, which gives them the lead over number two Wicked (5.60) and number three Jonas Brothers (2.78). The New York Yankees rank number four overall (2.59), beating rivals the Boston Red Sox (number five, 2.55). Hard rockers Metallica stay in the rankings at number six (2.49). Jersey Boys climbs to number seven (1.69) from their previously held number ten position, and Bruce Springsteen also rockets up the charts to number eight (1.57), from number fourteen. Elton John & Billy Joel fall to number nine (1.55) from number four, while Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler break in at number ten with a 1.45 power score.

Kenny Chesney makes the concert top ten, at number seven (2.78), ahead of Dave Matthews Band (number eight, 2.36) and AC/DC (number nine, 2.27), who reappear in the rankings after a hiatus. Rounding out the Top Concert Events rankings is Rascal Flatts, at number ten with a 2.09 power score.

In the Top Sports Events rankings, the New York Yankees are of course number one with a 10.41 power score, followed by the Red Sox (10.26). The Chicago Cubs complete the baseball trifecta with a 3.98 power score. Fighter Manny Pacquiao comes in at number four (3.59) and the WWE at number five (3.56). The AMA Supercross moves up from number ten to number six (2.49). The New York Mets are number seven (2.44), and three events/teams new to the rankings complete the sports top ten: UFC 100 (eight, 2.24), NHL Easter Conference Quarterfinals: Boston Bruins (nine, 2.06), and the Philadelphia Phillies (ten, 1.84).

“Wicked” is still on top of the Top Theater Event rankings with a 34.21 power score. “Jersey Boys” trail in number two with a 10.40 power score. South Pacific is gaining in popular with ticket buyers: that show is now number three (6.04) as opposed to number eight. West Side Story follows (5.16). Opera star Andrea Bocelli is number five (4.33) and Billy Elliot is number six (4.14). Hair closes out the theater top ten, power score 2.78).

“Wicked”, “Jersey Boys”, and “South Pacific” are one, two, and three in the Broadway rankings. Still popular on Broadway: Mamma Mia! (eight, 3.46) and Phantom of the Opera (nine, 3.09).

Cher holds on to number one in the Vegas rankings with a 33.33 power score. Bette Midler stays at number two (19.83) and Elton John the Red Piano stays at number three (18.05). “Jersey Boys” ranks at number four (2.85) and Barry Manilow at number five (2.69). Le Reve is number six (2.65) and three Cirque du Soleil shows make seven, eight, and nine: Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (1.97), Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (1.95), and Cirque du Soleil – Mystere (1.77). Criss Angel’s show Believe is number ten (1.66).

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 4/12/2009

     EventScore
1U2 Tickets6.57
2Wicked Tickets5.60
3Jonas Brothers Tickets2.78
4New York Yankees Tickets2.59
5Boston Red Sox Tickets2.55
6Metallica Tickets2.49
7Jersey Boys Tickets1.69
8Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets1.57
9Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets1.55
10Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets1.45

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

     EventScore
1U2 Tickets12.74
2Jonas Brothers Tickets5.38
3Metallica Tickets4.83
4Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets3.01
5Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets2.80
6Bruce Springsteen Tickets2.80
7Kenny Chesney Tickets2.78
8Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.36
9AC/DC Tickets2.27
10Rascal Flatts Tickets2.09

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets10.41
2Boston Red Sox Tickets10.26
3Chicago Cubs Tickets3.98
4Manny Pacquiao Tickets3.59
5WWE Tickets3.56
6AMA Supercross Tickets2.49
7New York Mets Tickets2.44
8UFC 100 Tickets2.24
9NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Boston Bruins Tickets2.06
10Philadelphia Phillies Tickets1.84
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets34.21
2Jersey Boys Tickets10.48
3South Pacific Tickets6.04
4West Side Story Tickets5.16
5Andrea Bocelli Tickets4.33
6Billy Elliot Tickets4.14
7Lion King Tickets3.98
8Mamma Mia! Tickets3.33
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.17
10Hair Tickets2.78

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets26.17
2Jersey Boys Tickets13.08
3South Pacific Tickets10.63
4West Side Story Tickets9.08
5Billy Elliot Tickets7.29
6Hair Tickets4.89
7Lion King Tickets4.87
8Mamma Mia! Tickets3.46
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.09
10Andrea Bocelli Tickets1.83

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

     EventScore
1Cher Tickets33.33
2Bette Midler Tickets19.83
3Elton John the Red Piano Tickets18.05
4Jersey Boys Tickets2.85
5Barry Manilow Tickets2.69
6Le Reve Tickets2.65
7Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets1.97
8Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets1.95
9Cirque Du Soleil – Mystere Tickets1.77
10Criss Angel: Believe Tickets1.66