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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