Leading the way in this week’s TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings is The Global Warming Tour, featuring Rock and Roll legends Aerosmith and Cheap Trick....

Leading the way in this week’s TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings is The Global Warming Tour, featuring Rock and Roll legends Aerosmith and Cheap Trick. With a renewed interest in Aerosmith’s front man Steven Tyler, who appears as a judge on the popular show American Idol, the group soared past the popular British boy band One Direction, who held the top spot in last week’s listings.

With 18 tour dates already listed, the tour will kick-off in Minneapolis at the Target Center on June 16 and concludes with a performance on August 8 at the Tacoma Dome in Washington, with their sole stop in Canada happening at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on June 27. According to the band’s Web site, more tour dates will soon be added.

Coming in second this week, but still going strong, is boy band One Direction. Even though they were edged out of the top spot this week, the group still held onto the No. 2 position.

The summer tour featuring Drake, J.Cole and Waka Flocka Flame finished at No. 3 for the second straight week. The popular hip-hop artists will begin their tour next month when they take to the stage at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA, on May 7.

Even though the rankings were dominated by concerts, Broadway favorites still made a strong showing this week with the musicals, “The Book of Mormon“, “Wicked” and “The Lion King,” all finishing in the top ten.

Absent from this weeks combined rankings were any sporting events, which could change in the coming weeks with the Major League Baseball season beginning later this week on April 4.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

      Event Score
1 The Global Warming Tour: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Tickets 8.37
2 One Direction Tickets 4.03
3 Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets 3.88
4 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.96
5 Wicked Tickets 2.68
6 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 2.08
7 KISS & Motley Crue Tickets 1.99
8 Madonna Tickets 1.79
9 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 1.54
10 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.11

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

      Event Score
1 The Global Warming Tour: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Tickets 15.26
2 One Direction Tickets 7.35
3 Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets 7.08
4 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 3.78
5 KISS & Motley Crue Tickets 3.63
6 Madonna Tickets 3.27
7 Zac Brown Band Tickets 1.79
8 Neil Diamond Tickets 1.59
9 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 1.54
10 Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets 1.50

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

      Event Score
1 New York Knicks Tickets 3.80
2 New York Yankees Tickets 3.44
3 Miami Heat Tickets 3.25
4 International Friendly: Argentina Tickets 3.11
5 Boston Red Sox Tickets 2.56
6 WWE Wrestlemania XXVIII Tickets 2.53
7 Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets 2.26
8 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament: Final Four – All Session Strip: Louisville Tickets 2.19
9 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 1.98
10 Boston Celtics Tickets 1.79
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 16.01
2 Wicked Tickets 14.04
3 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 7.97
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.92
5 The Lion King Tickets 4.91
6 Les Miserables Tickets 4.35
7 Death of a Salesman Tickets 3.12
8 Andrea Bocelli Tickets 2.85
9 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.20
10 Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream Tickets 2.14

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 34.39
2 Wicked Tickets 13.23
3 Death Of A Salesman Tickets 8.10
4 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 5.14
5 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 4.35
6 The Lion King Tickets 3.11
7 Newsies – The Musical Tickets 3.07
8 War Horse Tickets 3.02
9 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.92
10 Evita Tickets 2.35

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 63.11
2 Santana Tickets 9.71
3 Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets 6.90
4 David Copperfield Tickets 6.60
5 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 4.35
6 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 4.17
7 Jubilee! Tickets 2.42
8 Le Reve Tickets 2.04
9 Blue Man Group Tickets 0.63
10 Stripper 101 Tickets 0.06