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

     EventScore
1The Global Warming Tour: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Tickets8.37
2One Direction Tickets4.03
3Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets3.88
4The Book Of Mormon Tickets2.96
5Wicked Tickets2.68
6Bruce Springsteen Tickets2.08
7KISS & Motley Crue Tickets1.99
8Madonna Tickets1.79
9Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets1.54
10Jersey Boys Tickets1.11

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

     EventScore
1The Global Warming Tour: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Tickets15.26
2One Direction Tickets7.35
3Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets7.08
4Bruce Springsteen Tickets3.78
5KISS & Motley Crue Tickets3.63
6Madonna Tickets3.27
7Zac Brown Band Tickets1.79
8Neil Diamond Tickets1.59
9Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets1.54
10Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets1.50

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

     EventScore
1New York Knicks Tickets3.80
2New York Yankees Tickets3.44
3Miami Heat Tickets3.25
4International Friendly: Argentina Tickets3.11
5Boston Red Sox Tickets2.56
6WWE Wrestlemania XXVIII Tickets2.53
7Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets2.26
8NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament: Final Four – All Session Strip: Louisville Tickets2.19
9Los Angeles Lakers Tickets1.98
10Boston Celtics Tickets1.79
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets16.01
2Wicked Tickets14.04
3Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets7.97
4Jersey Boys Tickets5.92
5The Lion King Tickets4.91
6Les Miserables Tickets4.35
7Death of a Salesman Tickets3.12
8Andrea Bocelli Tickets2.85
9Mamma Mia! Tickets2.20
10Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream Tickets2.14

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets34.39
2Wicked Tickets13.23
3Death Of A Salesman Tickets8.10
4Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets5.14
5Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets4.35
6The Lion King Tickets3.11
7Newsies – The Musical Tickets3.07
8War Horse Tickets3.02
9Jersey Boys Tickets2.92
10Evita Tickets2.35

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 4/1/2012

     EventScore
1Celine Dion Tickets63.11
2Santana Tickets9.71
3Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets6.90
4David Copperfield Tickets6.60
5Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets4.35
6Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets4.17
7Jubilee! Tickets2.42
8Le Reve Tickets2.04
9Blue Man Group Tickets0.63
10Stripper 101 Tickets0.06