Teen superstar Justin Bieber is number one in TicketNews’ exclusive Top Events rankings for the week ending April 4. With a 5.84 power score, he beat Lady Gaga (5.27) and “Wicked” (5.04) for the number one spot.
The Eagles invited Keith Urban and the Dixie Chicks to join them on a summer North American stadium tour, and now the trio are at number four (2.98). With baseball season beginning, the Boston Red Sox (five, 2.84) and New York Yankees (nine, 1.49) also made the overall top ten. Taylor Swift is number six (1.88), followed by James Taylor & Carole King (1.51) and Paul McCartney (1.51). At number ten are George Strait & Reba McEntire (1.43).
The Red Sox (8.25) and the Yankees (5.11) take the top spots in the sports rankings. The NCAA Basketball tournament ranks behind, with the All Sessions Strip at number three (4.25) and the Duke/West Virginia semi-final game at number four (4.05). Mexico soccer is still in the sports top ten, this week at number five (3.68). The WWE also stays in at number six (2.25). Baseball and basketball teams round out the rest of the sports top ten. The Chicago Cubs are number seven (1.89), and the Minnesota Twins, which are moving into a new stadium, are number nine (1.80). The NBA’s Denver Nuggets are number eight (1.82) and the Boston Celtics are ten (1.75).
Among those concerts not in the overall top ten but in the concert top ten are Phish (eight, 2.59) and Michael Bublé (nine, 2.22). They rank behind Bieber (10.83) and Gaga (9.77), as do Tim McGraw & Lady Antebellum (ten, 1.99).
The ubiquitous theater favorites dominate the theater rankings. ‘Wicked” is one with a 33.91 power score, followed by the “Lion King” (8.63), “Jersey Boys” (7.48) and “Billy Elliot” (6.24). “Chicago – The Musical” came in at number seven with a 1.72 power score and “Mary Poppins” reentered the theater top ten at number eight, with a power score of 1.67.
In the Broadway rankings, “Wicked” (30.05), “Lion King” (10.30), and “Jersey Boys” (10.27) are numbers one through three; “The Addams Family” is number four (7.34). Perennial favorite “Phantom of the Opera” is number six (2.72) followed by “A View From The Bridge” (2.42) and “Mamma Mia!” (2.17). At numbers nine and ten: “American Idiot” (1.85) and ‘A Little Night Music” (1.76).
Cher has a huge lead over her Vegas competition with a 69.30 power score; David Copperfield is number two with a 5.68 power score. Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love makes number three (5.42) and edges ahead of Blue Man Group (four, 3.44) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (five, 3.32). After a hiatus from the Vegas top ten, La Rêve makes the rankings again (six, 2.68), as does “Jubilee!” (seven, 2.55). Barry Manilow was number five in the last rankings but is number eight (1.91) in these. Closing out the Vegas top ten are the Fab Four Live (nine, 1.90) and “Jersey Boys” (ten, 1.24)
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.