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

      Event Score
1 U2 Tickets 6.57
2 Wicked Tickets 5.60
3 Jonas Brothers Tickets 2.78
4 New York Yankees Tickets 2.59
5 Boston Red Sox Tickets 2.55
6 Metallica Tickets 2.49
7 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.69
8 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets 1.57
9 Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets 1.55
10 Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets 1.45

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

      Event Score
1 U2 Tickets 12.74
2 Jonas Brothers Tickets 5.38
3 Metallica Tickets 4.83
4 Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets 3.01
5 Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets 2.80
6 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 2.80
7 Kenny Chesney Tickets 2.78
8 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 2.36
9 AC/DC Tickets 2.27
10 Rascal Flatts Tickets 2.09

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 10.41
2 Boston Red Sox Tickets 10.26
3 Chicago Cubs Tickets 3.98
4 Manny Pacquiao Tickets 3.59
5 WWE Tickets 3.56
6 AMA Supercross Tickets 2.49
7 New York Mets Tickets 2.44
8 UFC 100 Tickets 2.24
9 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Boston Bruins Tickets 2.06
10 Philadelphia Phillies Tickets 1.84

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 34.21
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 10.48
3 South Pacific Tickets 6.04
4 West Side Story Tickets 5.16
5 Andrea Bocelli Tickets 4.33
6 Billy Elliot Tickets 4.14
7 Lion King Tickets 3.98
8 Mamma Mia! Tickets 3.33
9 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 3.17
10 Hair Tickets 2.78

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 26.17
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 13.08
3 South Pacific Tickets 10.63
4 West Side Story Tickets 9.08
5 Billy Elliot Tickets 7.29
6 Hair Tickets 4.89
7 Lion King Tickets 4.87
8 Mamma Mia! Tickets 3.46
9 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 3.09
10 Andrea Bocelli Tickets 1.83

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 4/12/2009

      Event Score
1 Cher Tickets 33.33
2 Bette Midler Tickets 19.83
3 Elton John the Red Piano Tickets 18.05
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.85
5 Barry Manilow Tickets 2.69
6 Le Reve Tickets 2.65
7 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 1.97
8 Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets 1.95
9 Cirque Du Soleil – Mystere Tickets 1.77
10 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets 1.66