TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, February 20, and for the second week in a row, Taylor Swift took top honors, power scoring an impressive 9.94.
Swift was followed by the popular Glee Live tour (two, 6.81), Bon Jovi (three, 3.32), and Lady Gaga (four, 3.08). Wicked barely broke into the top half of the list, coming in at five (3.02), with Lil Wayne in at six (2.47) and the legendary Elton John at seven (2.08). Katy Perry and Keith Urban rounded out the musical talent in the top ten, finishing at eight (1.83) and nine (1.40), respectively. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus debuted on the list this week, coming in at number ten (1.18).
The appeal of kid-friendly motorsports was apparent in this week’s Top Sports Events rankings, as the Monster Jam Trucks tour landed at number one (3.89) and Monster Energy Supercross finished the week at six (2.35). In at number two was the WWE tour (3.79), followed by several NBA entries: the New York Knicks took number three (3.67), this past weekend’s NBA All Star Game came in at four (3.04), the Miami Heat finished the week at five (2.95) and the Los Angeles Lakers at number eight (2.15).
The sole baseball entry this week was the Boston Red Sox who stayed strong at number seven (2.32). Sales for the Manny Pacquiao’s bout with Shane Mosley on May 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, took number nine (1.96), and the New York Rangers also performed well this week, coming in at number ten (1.82).
In this week’s Top Concerts, Taylor Swift dominated all rivals with a power score of 16.61. Coming in a respectable second was Glee Live (11.39), followed by Bon Jovi (three, 5.54), Lady Gaga (four, 5.16) and Lil Wayne (five, 4.12). Elton John took sixth (3.47) in the rankings, with Katy Perry at seven (3.07) and Keith Urban at eight (2.35). Usher and Akon were hot this week, with Usher’s OMG tour featuring Akon making the list at number nine (1.89). The George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour stayed strong this week, finishing at number ten (1.75).
“Wicked” took the number one spot in this week’s Top Broadway and Top Theater categories, power scoring a 25.17 and 22.22, respectively. Joining “Wicked” in the Top Broadway rankings was Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at two (11.18), followed by The Merchant of Venice (three, 7.59), Jersey Boys (four, 7.25) and Lion King (five, 6,55). American Idiot hit at six (4.00), with Billy Elliot following at seven (2.95). Phantom of the Opera finished the week at eight (2.71), Memphis – The Musical at nine (2.31) and Mamma Mia at ten (2.19).
In Top Theater, Les Miserables made it to number two (7.35), with “Jersey Boys” at three (5.85), and the first of two “Disney on Ice” productions, Toy Story 3 at number four (4.37). Mary Poppins hit at five (3.68), followed by “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” (six, 3.66), “Lion King” (seven, 3.43), and “Billy Elliot” (eight 3.12). The second of the “Disney on Ice” shows to make the list, Let’s Celebrate came in at number nine (2.92), with “The Merchant of Venice” rounding it out at number ten (2.60).
Now that Cher has wrapped up her two and a half year Vegas run, Celine Dion is now the queen of the strip, power scoring a monster 65.93 in the Top Vegas rankings weeks before her March 15 open at Caesars Palace. Cirque Du Soleil once again has numerous productions in the top ten, including, O (two, 14.79), The Beatles: Love (three, 4.17) and Mystere (eight, 1.44).
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.