Dominating the TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings this week is the popular boy-band One Direction, who again grabbed the No. 1 spot due to their increasingly popular North American Tour.
The group, known to their fans now as simply 1D, released their debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” last September and it dominated the billboard charts for months and drove records sales and eventually their ticket sales. Their 2012 summer concert tour kicks off June 13 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and ends at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on August 7.
In addition to the group taking the No. 1 spot the group also nabbed the No. 4 spot for event listings for their newly announced One Direction 2013 summer tour. Although tickets for the 2013 tour do not go officially go on sale until Saturday April 21, a pre sale for fans which began on April 14 lead the way for the band to grab the two spots on the listings this week.
With the weather getting warmer and more musical groups announcing summer tours, musical acts like Jimmy Buffett, The Zac Brown Band, and Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun Tour made their way onto the event listings this week. The popular musical acts should see some staying power on the listings as people plan their summer outings.
The popular Broadway plays, “The Book of Mormon,” and “Wicked,” retained their spots at No. 2 and No. 3 from last week. “Jersey Boys” made a significant jump in the rankings, going from the No. 9 spot last week to the No. 5 position this week.
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