Popular rockers Coldplay continued to have success in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings, finishing at No. 2 for the week ending Sunday, January 8. The...

Popular rockers Coldplay continued to have success in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings, finishing at No. 2 for the week ending Sunday, January 8.

The band’s strong secondary sales have kept them in the top ten since mid-December, when tickets for their 2012 North American tour went on sale to the public. They will begin their tour in support of their latest album, “Mylo Xyloto,” on April 17 in Edmonton, AB.

Alternative metal group Tool joined Coldplay as the only other music group in the top five coming in at No. 5. The label-defying rockers start their Winter Tour this week, playing Reno, NV, on January 12.

It was once again theater events that led the secondary market this week, with the long running hit “Wicked” taking No. 1 for the third consecutive week. “The Book of Mormon” also ranked high, finishing at No. 3.

The NFL Playoffs officially kicked off this past weekend, and tickets to multiple games found their way into the rankings. Tickets to the San Francisco 49ers January 14 NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints came in at No. 7, while Denver Broncos tickets for this weekend’s AFC Wild Card playoff stunner against the Pittsburgh Steelers made it to No. 9.

NFL Playoff events outside of the top ten were the New York Giants Wild Card win over the Atlanta Falcons (No. 13), Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis (No. 14) and the Houston Texans Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals (No. 18).

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

1Wicked Tickets4.13
2Coldplay Tickets2.83
3The Book Of Mormon Tickets2.56
4AMA Supercross Tickets2.54
5Tool Tickets2.15
6Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets2.10
7NFC Divisional Playoffs: San Francisco 49ers Tickets2.07
8Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets2.05
9AFC Wild Card: Denver Broncos Tickets2.05
10New York Knicks Tickets2.02

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

1Coldplay Tickets8.93
2Tool Tickets6.79
3Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets6.46
4Van Halen Tickets5.88
5Drake Tickets3.68
6Neil Diamond Tickets3.40
7Celine Dion Tickets3.24
8Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets3.17
9George Strait & Martina McBride Tickets2.61
10Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery Tickets2.33

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

1AMA Supercross Tickets5.71
2NFC Divisional Playoffs: San Francisco 49ers Tickets4.65
3AFC Wild Card: Denver Broncos Tickets4.61
4New York Knicks Tickets4.53
5Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets4.11
6NFC Wild Card: New York Giants Tickets3.96
7Super Bowl XLVI Tickets3.21
8BCS National Championship Bowl: LSU Tigers Tickets2.99
9Miami Heat Tickets2.90
10PBR – Professional Bull Riders Tickets2.77

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

1Wicked Tickets18.98
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets11.65
3Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets9.33
4Jersey Boys Tickets4.97
5The Lion King Tickets4.46
6Les Miserables Tickets3.37
7War Horse Tickets2.92
8Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Tickets2.42
9Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic Tickets2.04
10Billy Elliot Tickets1.88

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

1The Book Of Mormon Tickets38.23
2Wicked Tickets12.79
3War Horse Tickets8.32
4How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets6.13
5Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets5.12
6Jersey Boys Tickets3.57
7The Lion King Tickets3.25
8Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.00
9Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets1.73
10The Mountaintop Tickets1.26

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

1Celine Dion Tickets84.41
2Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets3.56
3Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets3.40
4David Copperfield Tickets2.65
5Blue Man Group Tickets2.58
6Penn & Teller Tickets1.13
7Le Reve Tickets1.05
8Jersey Boys Tickets0.87
9Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets0.27
10Stripper 101 Tickets0.08