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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