Broadway productions may have regained the top spots in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, December 25, but two of the...

Broadway productions may have regained the top spots in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, December 25, but two of the most popular bands continued to make waves at the top of the rankings.

Last week, Coldplay took the rankings by storm, pushing Broadway staples “Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon” out of the top spots. This week the British rockers dropped from No. 1, but still experienced strong enough sales on the secondary market to capture third place.

The band will spend the winter months preparing for their spring and summer tour of North America in support of their latest album, “Mylo Xyloto”. The tour begins with an April 17 date in Edmonton, AB, and continues until August 11 in Saint Paul, MN, with a month’s break in May and June to play some European dates.

Also hanging tough were sales for soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Peppers, whose secondary sales last week peaked at No. 3 in the rankings, finished at a still-respectable No. 5 this week as they prepare to tour behind “I’m With You” early next year.

The sole sports team to make the top ten this week were the New York Knicks, in at No. 8. Strong sales preceded the team’s Christmas Day opener against the Boston Celtics, a close game won by the Knicks.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 12/25/2011

1Wicked Tickets5.27
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets3.40
3Coldplay Tickets3.12
4Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets2.31
5Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets2.16
6Jersey Boys Tickets2.07
7The Lion King Tickets1.92
8New York Knicks Tickets1.85
9Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets1.66
10Neil Diamond Tickets1.58

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 12/25/2011

1Coldplay Tickets9.48
2Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets6.58
3Neil Diamond Tickets4.81
4Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets4.79
5Tool Tickets4.78
6Drake Tickets3.46
7Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets3.38
8Roger Waters Tickets2.66
9Jeff Dunham Tickets2.58
10George Strait & Martina McBride Tickets2.50

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 12/25/2011

1New York Knicks Tickets5.47
2New York Rangers Tickets3.07
3Boston Bruins Tickets2.38
4Miami Heat Tickets2.28
5Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.22
6WWE: Raw Tickets1.98
7BCS National Championship Bowl: LSU Tigers Tickets1.88
8AMA Supercross Tickets1.72
9Dallas Mavericks Tickets1.69
10Chicago Blackhawks Tickets1.62

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 12/25/2011

1Wicked Tickets16.39
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets10.12
3Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets7.27
4Jersey Boys Tickets6.59
5The Lion King Tickets5.96
6Les Miserables Tickets4.73
7Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets4.67
8War Horse Tickets2.80
9Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets1.94
10West Side Story Tickets1.88

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 12/25/2011

1The Book Of Mormon Tickets29.69
2Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets13.07
3Wicked Tickets11.04
4War Horse Tickets7.00
5Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets5.68
6Hugh Jackman Back On Broadway Tickets4.70
7Jersey Boys Tickets3.62
8The Lion King Tickets3.04
9Peter Pan Tickets2.56
10How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets2.33

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 12/25/2011

1Celine Dion Tickets80.37
2Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets6.04
3Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets4.87
4Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets2.02
5Blue Man Group Tickets1.37
6David Copperfield Tickets1.19
7Le Reve Tickets1.10
8Penn & Teller Tickets0.83
9Donny and Marie Osmond Tickets0.78
10Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.68