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

      Event Score
1 Madonna Tickets 7.43
2 Wicked Tickets 2.77
3 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.49
4 Iron Maiden Tickets 1.94
5 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 1.64
6 New York Knicks Tickets 1.37
7 Van Halen Tickets 1.34
8 Beach Boys Tickets 1.31
9 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 1.28
10 The Lion King Tickets 1.17

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

      Event Score
1 Madonna Tickets 15.75
2 Iron Maiden Tickets 4.11
3 Van Halen Tickets 2.85
4 Beach Boys Tickets 2.77
5 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 2.72
6 Jimmy Buffett Tickets 2.43
7 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 2.25
8 Roger Waters Tickets 2.23
9 Neil Diamond Tickets 1.95
10 Coldplay Tickets 1.88

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

      Event Score
1 New York Knicks Tickets 4.24
2 International Friendly: Argentina Tickets 2.88
3 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 2.72
4 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets 2.66
5 Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets 2.60
6 AMA Supercross Tickets 2.11
7 Miami Heat Tickets 1.85
8 Chicago Bulls Tickets 1.85
9 New York Yankees Tickets 1.76
10 WWE: Raw Tickets 1.63
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 15.04
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 13.31
3 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 8.50
4 The Lion King Tickets 6.28
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.68
6 Les Miserables Tickets 3.74
7 Mamma Mia! Tickets 3.58
8 Cirque du Soleil – Quidam Tickets 2.90
9 War Horse Tickets 2.56
10 Disney On Ice: Toy Story 3 Tickets 2.20

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 38.93
2 Wicked Tickets 15.01
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.09
4 War Horse Tickets 4.82
5 Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark Tickets 4.69
6 The Lion King Tickets 3.48
7 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 3.00
8 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 1.88
9 Rock of Ages Tickets 1.83
10 Death Of A Salesman Tickets 1.79

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 3/4/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 73.82
2 David Copperfield Tickets 9.15
3 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 6.83
4 Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets 2.34
5 Blue Man Group Tickets 2.15
6 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 2.05
7 Le Reve Tickets 1.48
8 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.24
9 Terry Fator Tickets 0.56
10 Jay Leno Tickets 0.38