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...

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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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

     EventScore
1One Direction Tickets5.00
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets3.01
3Wicked Tickets2.93
4One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets2.53
5Jersey Boys Tickets1.68
6Jimmy Buffett Tickets1.66
7New York Yankees Tickets1.58
8Zac Brown Band Tickets1.48
9Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets1.33
10Boston Red Sox Tickets1.24

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

     EventScore
1One Direction Tickets9.27
2One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets4.70
3Jimmy Buffett Tickets3.08
4Zac Brown Band Tickets2.74
5Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets2.47
6Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets2.30
7Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets2.24
8Madonna Tickets2.09
9The Global Warming Tour: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Tickets2.07
10The Tour: KISS & Motley Crue Tickets1.78

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets5.92
2Boston Red Sox Tickets4.67
3New York Knicks Tickets3.86
4International Friendly: Argentina Tickets3.55
5Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets2.54
6NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Philadelphia Flyers Tickets2.36
7NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New York Rangers Tickets2.22
8Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.03
9Miami Heat Tickets2.00
10NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Florida Panthers Tickets1.94
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets16.32
2Wicked Tickets16.09
3Jersey Boys Tickets9.20
4The Lion King Tickets6.43
5Les Miserables Tickets3.18
6Death of a Salesman Tickets3.01
7Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job Tickets2.94
8War Horse Tickets2.57
9Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets2.53
10Billy Elliot Tickets2.41

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets34.48
2Wicked Tickets12.60
3Death of a Salesman Tickets7.98
4The Lion King Tickets4.83
5Jersey Boys Tickets4.39
6War Horse Tickets4.35
7Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets3.63
8Newsies – The Musical Tickets3.26
9Evita Tickets2.18
10Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.15

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

     EventScore
1Celine Dion Tickets68.05
2Santana Tickets8.86
3Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets6.15
4David Copperfield Tickets5.13
5Jay Leno Tickets3.39
6Jersey Boys Tickets2.91
7Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets2.34
8Blue Man Group Tickets1.88
9Joan Rivers Tickets0.65
10Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.35