Taylor Swift has taken over the top spot once again in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, April 17. Swift returned to the number one spot last week after six weeks out of first place, and she did it again this week, power scoring a 5.35.
Wicked came in at number two (3.44) in the rankings, and Prince finished the week at three (1.98). New Yorkers love their teams in the playoffs, this week snapping up New York Rangers tickets for their NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (four,1.88) and New York Knicks tickets for the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (six, 1.68).
Theater made another appearance on the list this week with hit musical The Book of Mormon finishing at five (1.71). Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow made it to number seven (1.40), Celine Dion to number eight (1.38) and Bob Seger came in at number ten (1.24). Non-playoff sports weren’t well represented on the list, with the New York Yankees (nine, 1.27) the only other sports entry in the top ten this week.
Rangers tickets for the NHL Eastern Quarterfinals and Knicks tickets for the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals took one (6.30) and two (5.64), respectively, in this week’s Top Sports rankings. Playoff action clearly dominated this week’s list, with Boston Celtics tickets for the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in at four (3.98), Boston Bruins tickets for the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at six (3.28), Los Angeles Lakers tickets for the NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals at nine (2.54) and Miami Heat tickets for the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at ten (2.45). Amidst the stiff competition of the playoffs, Yankees tickets still made it up to number three (4.26) this week, with Boston Red Sox tickets not far behind at five (3.84). England’s Manchester United Football Club made an unusual appearance at number seven (3.20) this week, with the team playing three matches against U.S. soccer teams in July. Manny Pacquiao’s May 7 bout against Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas sold well enough to take number eight (2.93) this week.
Taylor Swift dominated TicketNews’ Top Concert rankings with a monster power score of 10.20. Prince followed at number two (3.77), with Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow at three (2.67), Celine Dion and her recently opened Vegas show at four (2.64) and Bob Seger at five (2.38). Though not making the Combined Events top ten this week, Lady Gaga stayed strong at number six (2.27), followed by Sade and John Legend (seven, 2.17), and Lil Wayne (eight, 2.17), finishing up his I Am Music II tour with Nicki Minaj. U2, on the third leg of their 360o tour, came in at nine (1.89) this week, and Katy Perry finished the week at ten (1.83).
On Broadway, “The Book of Mormon” took number one (21.90) in the rankings, followed closely by “Wicked” (two, 21.69). War Horse ended the week at number three (7.71), with Jersey Boys in at four (6.35) and Lion King at five (6.33). Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying came in at six (4.02), followed by perennial favorite Phantom of the Opera at seven (3.30), Madagascar Live! at eight (2.38), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at nine (2.14) and Mamma Mia at ten (2.08).
“Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon” switched places on the Top Theater Events rankings, coming in at numbers one (20.59) and two (10.43), respectively. “Jersey Boys” took number three (6.53), followed by superstar Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli (four, 4.90), who has a much anticipated September concert at Central Park in New York. “Lion King” finished the week at number five (4.35), “War Horse” at six (3.67), Billy Elliot at seven (3.64) and Les Miserables at eight (2.41). “Mary Poppins” took number nine (2.37) this week, and Disney On Ice: Toy Story 3 came in at number ten (2.36).
Celine Dion is the undisputed queen of the Vegas strip, once again finishing the week at number one with an amazing 82.20 power score. Cirque Du Soleil has three productions on the list this week, with The Beatles: Love in at two (3.43), O at four (2.93), and Ka at seven (1.03). Illusionists remain popular on the strip, with both David Copperfield (three, 2.98) and Criss Angel’s Believe (five, 1.49) ranking high. Le Reve made it to number six (1.18) and the Blue Man Group to eight (0.99), with “Jersey Boys” taking nine (0.91) and “Lion King” rounding out the list at ten (0.91).