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

      Event Score
1 One Direction Tickets 5.00
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 3.01
3 Wicked Tickets 2.93
4 One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets 2.53
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.68
6 Jimmy Buffett Tickets 1.66
7 New York Yankees Tickets 1.58
8 Zac Brown Band Tickets 1.48
9 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 1.33
10 Boston Red Sox Tickets 1.24

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

      Event Score
1 One Direction Tickets 9.27
2 One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets 4.70
3 Jimmy Buffett Tickets 3.08
4 Zac Brown Band Tickets 2.74
5 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 2.47
6 Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets 2.30
7 Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets 2.24
8 Madonna Tickets 2.09
9 The Global Warming Tour: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Tickets 2.07
10 The Tour: KISS & Motley Crue Tickets 1.78

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 5.92
2 Boston Red Sox Tickets 4.67
3 New York Knicks Tickets 3.86
4 International Friendly: Argentina Tickets 3.55
5 Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets 2.54
6 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Philadelphia Flyers Tickets 2.36
7 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New York Rangers Tickets 2.22
8 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 2.03
9 Miami Heat Tickets 2.00
10 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Florida Panthers Tickets 1.94
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 16.32
2 Wicked Tickets 16.09
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 9.20
4 The Lion King Tickets 6.43
5 Les Miserables Tickets 3.18
6 Death of a Salesman Tickets 3.01
7 Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job Tickets 2.94
8 War Horse Tickets 2.57
9 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 2.53
10 Billy Elliot Tickets 2.41

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 34.48
2 Wicked Tickets 12.60
3 Death of a Salesman Tickets 7.98
4 The Lion King Tickets 4.83
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 4.39
6 War Horse Tickets 4.35
7 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 3.63
8 Newsies – The Musical Tickets 3.26
9 Evita Tickets 2.18
10 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 2.15

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 4/15/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 68.05
2 Santana Tickets 8.86
3 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 6.15
4 David Copperfield Tickets 5.13
5 Jay Leno Tickets 3.39
6 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.91
7 Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets 2.34
8 Blue Man Group Tickets 1.88
9 Joan Rivers Tickets 0.65
10 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 0.35