Roger Waters recently announced new dates for his North American tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, and now he is number one in TicketNews’ Top Events Rankings for the week ending May 16. With a 13.19 power score, he has a big lead over Wicked (two, 4.83) and pop queen Lady Gaga (three, 2.48). Justin Bieber prove his popularity by taking number four (2.29) in these rankings. Among the concert events that dominated the overall top ten, were a few sports events including the New York Yankees slip in (five, 2.15) as do the NBA Eastern Conference Finals featuring the Orlando Magic (ten, 1.32). The musical Jersey Boys makes the overall rankings at number nine (1.61). James Taylor & Carole King are now on the road for the Troubador Reunion Tour, and they still make number seven (1.90). Tool follows them in number eight with a 1.82 power score.
Other top concerts, according to the Top Concert Events rankings, include Taylor Swift (seven, 1.83) and Tim McGraw & Lady Antebellum (eight, 1.66). The Fox show Glee will be on summer your soon and that concert is number nine (1.61). In number ten is U2, power score 1.51.
The New York Yankees (7.85) and the Boston Red Sox (two, 4.40) lead the sports rankings, followed by the NBA Western Conference Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers (three, 3.44) and the NHL Eastern Conference with the Philadelphia Flyers (four, 3.18). Other sports postseason events to make the sport top events were the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with the Orlando Magic (six, 3.14); the NHL Eastern Conference Finals with the Montreal Canadiens (eight, 2.54); and the NBA Western Conference Finals featuring Phoenix Suns (nine, 2.36). Two baseball teams, the Minnesota Twins (five, 3.18) and the Chicago Cubs (seven, 3.00), fill in the rest while the Dallas Cowboys close out the top ten with a 2.30 power score.
Not surprisingly, “Wicked” (34.21), “Jersey Boys” (11.42), and Lion King (three, 7.06) dominate the theater rankings, with the popular Phantom of the Opera following in number four (6.36). The Addams Family is number seven (2.55) and Mary Poppins is number eight (1.86). Closing out the theater top ten is Mamma Mia! (1.58).
“Wicked” is number one in the Broadway rankings with a 28.42 power score. Fences (12.57) knocks “Jersey Boys” (9.65) out of the number two spot and into number three. Billy Elliot is number six (3.84) and the new musical American Idiot is number seven (3.61). In number eight is A Little Night Music (2.84). “The Phantom of Opera” is number ten with a 2.01 power score.
Cher retains her lead in the Vegas rankings with a 77.84 power score. David Copperfield follows with an 8.01 power score. Cirque du Soleil shows continue to dominate the Vegas top ten, with Criss Angel: Believe in number three (5.00), followed by Le Rêve (3.08) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (1.79). Jay Leno (seven, 0.93) beats George Wallace (eight, 0.45) who beats Amazing Johnathan (0.42). In number ten is the Fab Four Live with a 0.41 power score.
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