After announcing their breakup last summer, Brooks & Dunn will embark on their “Last Rodeo” North American tour in April. Tickets for that tour...

After announcing their breakup last summer, Brooks & Dunn will embark on their “Last Rodeo” North American tour in April. Tickets for that tour went on sale last Friday and now the duo are number three (power score 3.49) in TicketNews’s exclusive top events rankings for the week ending March 7.

Number one belongs to Wicked (4.81) and number two belongs to Paul McCartney (3.50), whose “Up and Coming” tour begins March 28 in Arizona. The Eagles make a big leap from number eight in the previous rankings to number four (3.27) in these. Taylor Swift follows at number five (2.68). Jay-Z stays at number six (1.87). James Taylor & Carole King added stops to their tour on Friday, giving them the number seven spot (1.82). Bon Jovi is number eight (1.74), while theater’s Lion King (nine, 1.71) and Michael Bublé (ten, 1.43) close out the overall top ten.

In the sports rankings, the Boston Red Sox have the lead with a 3.50 power score, followed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. (3.25) and the WWE (2.78). Mexico’s soccer team is number four (2.45). The New York Yankees are back in the rankings, at number five (2.06) and another New York team, the Knicks, are number six (2.01). Other NBA teams makings the sport’s top ten are the Los Angeles Lakers (seven, 1.98), the Denver Nuggets (nine, 1.63), and the Boston Celtics (ten, 1.44).

“Wicked” has the top spot in the theater rankings with a 30.01 power score. Trailing behind are “Lion King” (10.79), Jersey Boys (8.08), and Phantom of the Opera (6.67). Billy Elliot holds on to number five (3.96) and Riverdance to number six (2.74). Chicago – The Musical enters the theater rankings at number seven (1.97), beating out theater favorite Cats (eight, 1.86) and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (ten, 1.66).

“Wicked” (30.24), “Jersey Boys” (11.82), and “Lion King” (7.42) preside over the Broadway rankings. Other top selling shows: The Addams Family (seven, 3.58) and La Bohème (eight, 3.03). Rounding out the Broadway top ten are A View From the Bridge (nine, 2.26) and Mamma Mia! (ten, 2.10).

The concert rankings show Paul McCartney on top (7.28) with Brooks & Dunn close behind (7.27). The rest of the top ten include those bands mentioned in the overall rankings, with the addition of the Dave Matthews Band (nine, 2.74) and Jimmy Buffett (ten, 2.60).

Cher has a huge lead over her competition in the Vegas rankings. Compare her 58.40 power score to that number two’s Blue Man Group (6.76). Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (6.76) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (5.78) are three and four. Barry Manilow, who was number two in the last rankings, slips to number five (5.33) in these. Jay Leno is back in the Vegas top ten, at number six (4.84). Le Rêve is number seven (4.29) and Criss Angel: Believe is number eight (3.48). David Copperfield makes number nine (1.69), and in number ten, Marriage Can Be Murder (0.63).

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 03/07/2010

     EventScore
1 Wicked Tickets

4.81
2 Paul McCartney Tickets3.50
3 Brooks & Dunn Tickets3.49
4 The Eagles Tickets3.27
5 Taylor Swift Tickets2.68
6 Jay-Z Tickets1.87
7 James Taylor & Carole King Tickets1.82
8 Bon Jovi Tickets

1.74
9 Lion King Tickets1.71
10 Michael Buble Tickets1.43

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 03/07/2010

     EventScore
1 Paul McCartney Tickets7.28
2 Brooks & Dunn Tickets

7.27
3 The Eagles Tickets6.80
4 Taylor Swift Tickets4.58
5 James Taylor & Carole King Tickets

3.77
6 Bon Jovi Tickets3.62
7 Jay-Z Tickets3.53
8 Michael Buble Tickets

2.97
9 Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.74
10 Jimmy Buffett Tickets2.60

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 03/07/2010

     EventScore
1 Boston Red Sox Tickets3.50
2

Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets

3.25
3 WWE Tickets2.78
4 Mexico Tickets2.45
5 New York Yankees Tickets2.06
6 New York Knicks Tickets2.01
7 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets1.98
8 Manny Pacquiao Tickets1.91
9 Denver Nuggets Tickets1.63
10 Boston Celtics Tickets1.44
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 03/07/2010

     EventScore
1 Wicked Tickets30.01
2

Lion King Tickets

10.79
3 Jersey Boys Tickets8.08
4 Phantom of the Opera Tickets6.67
5 Billy Elliot Tickets3.96
6 Riverdance Tickets2.74
7 Chicago – The Musical Tickets1.97
8 Cats Tickets1.86
9 The Addams Family Tickets1.74
10 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family Tickets1.66

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 03/07/2010

     EventScore
1 Wicked Tickets

30.24
2 Jersey Boys Tickets11.82
3 Lion King Tickets7.42
4 Billy Elliot Tickets

6.06
5 Riverdance Tickets4.77
6 Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.78
7 The Addams Family Tickets

3.58
8 La Boheme Tickets3.03
9 A View From The Bridge Tickets2.26
10 Mamma Mia! Tickets

2.10

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 03/07/2010

     EventScore
1 Cher Tickets58.40
2 Blue Man Group Tickets

6.76
3 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets6.72
4 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets5.78
5 Barry Manilow Tickets

5.33
6 Jay Leno Tickets4.84
7 Le Reve Tickets4.29
8 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets

3.48
9 David Copperfield Tickets1.62
10 Marriage Can Be Murder Tickets0.63