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.