Making an impressive debut onto TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings this week is the American Idol Live Tour, taking over the No. 1 spot after...

Making an impressive debut onto TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings this week is the American Idol Live Tour, taking over the No. 1 spot after announcing the tour dates and locations just last week.

The tour features this seasons’ top 10 finalists from the popular television show which has helped launched the careers of popular artists including: Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson Scotty McCreery and Adam Lambert. Although the American Idol season finale will air on Fox on May 23, the summer tour gives fans the opportunity to see their favorites perform in concert. Headlining the tour this year are contestants Colton Dixon, Erika Van Pelt, Elise testone, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, DeAndre Brackensick, Jessica Sanches, Skylar Laine, Phillip Phillips, and Joshua Ledet .

The summer 45-stop tour kicks-off at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI, on July 7 and wraps up on September 11 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, with its sole Canadian stop at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on August 16.

Popular Country singer and former winner of the fourth season of American Idol, Carrie Underwood took the No. 3 position in the rankings this week when tickets for her Blown Away tour went on sale for all locations. The tour is support of the singers’ latest album of the same name.

Her 2012 tour will kick off September 14 in New Hampshire at the Verizon Wireless Arena and wrap up on December 22 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise Florida. According to the singers official web site more international dates will be added to the tour at a later date.

Legendary performer Barbara Streisand landed at No. 6 on the charts this week when fans scrambled to grab pre-sale tickets for the Brooklyn native, when she performs a one-night only concert at the newly-opened Barclays Center located Brooklyn on October 11. Tickets will officially go on sale on May 21.

Canadian singer, songwriter Leonard Cohen landed at a respectable No. 9 spot in the top event rankings this week when the popular performer recently announced his dual North American and Canadian tour.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

     EventScore
1American Idol Live! Tickets5.18
2Wicked Tickets3.98
3Carrie Underwood Tickets2.76
4The Book Of Mormon Tickets2.71
5Jersey Boys Tickets2.09
6Barbra Streisand Tickets1.98
7One Direction Tickets1.62
8Rush Tickets1.59
9Leonard Cohen Tickets1.58
10New York Yankees Tickets1.58

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

     EventScore
1American Idol Live! Tickets8.93
2Carrie Underwood Tickets4.76
3Barbra Streisand Tickets3.41
4One Direction Tickets2.79
5Rush Tickets2.73
6Leonard Cohen Tickets2.73
7Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets2.54
8Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez & Wisin Y Yandel Tickets2.33
9Vicente Fernandez Tickets2.25
10Roger Waters Tickets2.08

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets7.03
2Texas Rangers Tickets3.72
3International Friendly: Argentina Tickets3.55
4NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Miami Heat Tickets3.07
5International Soccer Friendly: Mexico Tickets3.04
6NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: New York Rangers Tickets2.90
7Boston Red Sox Tickets2.66
8UFC 149 Tickets2.56
9NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals: Denver Nuggets Tickets2.04
10NHL Western Conference Finals: Phoenix Coyotes Tickets1.86
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets21.30
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets14.50
3Jersey Boys Tickets11.27
4Les Miserables Tickets4.08
5The Lion King Tickets3.98
6Death of a Salesman Tickets2.99
7Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets2.33
8Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job Tickets2.15
9Billy Elliot Tickets1.79
10Newsies – The Musical Tickets1.72

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets34.10
2Wicked Tickets12.42
3Death of a Salesman Tickets8.91
4Newsies – The Musical Tickets5.11
5Jersey Boys Tickets4.41
6Evita Tickets3.37
7Phantom Of The Opera Tickets3.36
8Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets3.06
9The Lion King Tickets2.49
10War Horse Tickets1.95

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

     EventScore
1Celine Dion Tickets74.59
2Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets7.79
3Santana Tickets5.45
4Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets3.48
5Jersey Boys Tickets3.00
6David Copperfield Tickets2.06
7Terry Fator Tickets1.64
8V – The Ultimate Variety Show Tickets0.70
9Penn & Teller Tickets0.53
10Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.42