Tickets went on sale this past weekend for upcoming Paul McCartney shows, and now the former Beatle is number one (13.50) in TicketNews’s Top Event Rankings for the week ending June 13.
Broadway favorite Wicked (two, 5.79) stayed near the top, outselling teen sensation Justin Bieber (three, 5.29). The NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics came in at number four (4.86) with other sports teams the New York Yankees (five, 2.81) and the Boston Red Sox (eight, 1.91) also making the top ten. Old timers James Taylor & Carole King (six, 2.73) were able to beat newcomer Lady Gaga (seven, 2.69). Jersey Boys (nine, 1.59) and Lion King (ten, 1.42) were also hot-selling tickets this week, closing out the top ten.
McCartney (13.50), Bieber (10.23), and Gaga (5.21) lead the Top Concert Events rankings. Classic rock legends The Eagles finished the week at number five (2.47), while former Pink Floyd vocalist Roger Waters was number six (2.10). Dave Matthews Band (seven, 2.02) has the lead over newcomers to the concert top ten, Jay-Z & Eminem (eight, 1.71). Michael Bublé finished at number nine (1.52), followed by Sting at ten (1.43).
The Celtics home games in the NBA Finals are number one in the sports rankings (10.85). Meanwhile, the Celtic’s NBA Finals opponent, the Los Angeles Lakers, is at number four (4.32). Baseball teams dominate the rest of the rankings, with the Minnesota Twins at number five (4.06), the Chicago Cubs at six (3.41), the Colorado Rockies at eight (1.84), and the San Francisco Giants at number ten (1.44). Despite losing in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals this past week, the Philadelphia Flyers (nine, 1.60) were able to sell enough tickets to make the sport’s top ten.
“Wicked” stays on top of the theater rankings with a 37.05 power score with “Jersey Boys” following at a distant second with a 10.54 power score. Phantom of the Opera is still selling tickets, enough for the number seven spot and a 2.95 power score. South Pacific is number eight (2.26), followed by the new musical American Idiot (nine, 1.86) and Mary Poppins (ten, 1.51).
“Wicked” is also on top of the Broadway rankings (29.44) this week. In number two is the Tony Award winning play, Fences (12.26). “Lion King” is number four (8.77) and The Addams Family is number five (6.18). Billy Elliot remains in the Broadway top ten at number six (5.21). Mamma Mia! seems to still be a favorite and is number eight (2.34) in these rankings. Rounding out the Broadway top ten are A Little Night Music (nine, 2.19) and Promises, Promises (ten, 2.02).
Cher maintains her huge lead over her Vegas competition with a 70.71 power score. Trailing behind are Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (two, 8.83) and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (three, 4.54). Blue Man Group makes number four (4.48), edging ahead of David Copperfield (five, 3.64) and Penn & Teller (six, 2.17). “Jersey Boys” slips in at number seven (2.02).
TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork ExchangeTM, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. Since the sum of all events’ power scores equals 100 in any given category, an individual event’s Power Score represents its category-specific significance. Top Seller Power Scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category, and not across categories.