Madonna’s once again dominated TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, March 1, marking four consecutive weeks at the top. The 53-year-old...

Madonna’s once again dominated TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, March 1, marking four consecutive weeks at the top.

The 53-year-old mother of four is about to embark on the longest tour of her career, with 90 dates scheduled worldwide.

Within minutes of public onsales a number of outlets sold out, prompting additional shows at New York’s Yankee Stadium as well as venues in Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. The concert on June 3 in Abu Dhabi, the singer’s first ever, sold out within an hour, leading to a second booking there as well.

Madonna kicks it off on May 29 in Israel, playing Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan Stadium. North American performances begin on August 28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The tour is currently scheduled to wrap at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on November 19.

With public onsales starting this weekend for Iron Maiden’snew world tour, the band shot up in the secondary market ranks in no time, this week hitting at No. 4.

The legends of heavy metal open their Maiden England World Tour on June 21 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC, and Alice Cooper joins the chaos for the first month of shows.

Other musical artists making the cut this week include two reunion tours, Van Halen in at No. 7 and the Beach Boys at No. 8.

The Jeremy Lin led New York Knicks were the sole sports entrant in the ranks this week, finishing at No. 6.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

1Madonna Tickets7.43
2Wicked Tickets2.77
3The Book Of Mormon Tickets2.49
4Iron Maiden Tickets1.94
5Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets1.64
6New York Knicks Tickets1.37
7Van Halen Tickets1.34
8Beach Boys Tickets1.31
9Bruce Springsteen Tickets1.28
10The Lion King Tickets1.17

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

1Madonna Tickets15.75
2Iron Maiden Tickets4.11
3Van Halen Tickets2.85
4Beach Boys Tickets2.77
5Bruce Springsteen Tickets2.72
6Jimmy Buffett Tickets2.43
7Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets2.25
8Roger Waters Tickets2.23
9Neil Diamond Tickets1.95
10Coldplay Tickets1.88

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

1New York Knicks Tickets4.24
2International Friendly: Argentina Tickets2.88
3Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.72
4Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets2.66
5Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets2.60
6AMA Supercross Tickets2.11
7Miami Heat Tickets1.85
8Chicago Bulls Tickets1.85
9New York Yankees Tickets1.76
10WWE: Raw Tickets1.63

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

1Wicked Tickets15.04
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets13.31
3Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets8.50
4The Lion King Tickets6.28
5Jersey Boys Tickets5.68
6Les Miserables Tickets3.74
7Mamma Mia! Tickets3.58
8Cirque du Soleil – Quidam Tickets2.90
9War Horse Tickets2.56
10Disney On Ice: Toy Story 3 Tickets2.20

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

1The Book Of Mormon Tickets38.93
2Wicked Tickets15.01
3Jersey Boys Tickets5.09
4War Horse Tickets4.82
5Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark Tickets4.69
6The Lion King Tickets3.48
7Phantom Of The Opera Tickets3.00
8Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets1.88
9Rock of Ages Tickets1.83
10Death Of A Salesman Tickets1.79

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

1Celine Dion Tickets73.82
2David Copperfield Tickets9.15
3Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets6.83
4Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets2.34
5Blue Man Group Tickets2.15
6Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets2.05
7Le Reve Tickets1.48
8Jersey Boys Tickets1.24
9Terry Fator Tickets0.56
10Jay Leno Tickets0.38