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

      Event Score
1 American Idol Live! Tickets 5.18
2 Wicked Tickets 3.98
3 Carrie Underwood Tickets 2.76
4 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.71
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.09
6 Barbra Streisand Tickets 1.98
7 One Direction Tickets 1.62
8 Rush Tickets 1.59
9 Leonard Cohen Tickets 1.58
10 New York Yankees Tickets 1.58

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

      Event Score
1 American Idol Live! Tickets 8.93
2 Carrie Underwood Tickets 4.76
3 Barbra Streisand Tickets 3.41
4 One Direction Tickets 2.79
5 Rush Tickets 2.73
6 Leonard Cohen Tickets 2.73
7 Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets 2.54
8 Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez & Wisin Y Yandel Tickets 2.33
9 Vicente Fernandez Tickets 2.25
10 Roger Waters Tickets 2.08

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 7.03
2 Texas Rangers Tickets 3.72
3 International Friendly: Argentina Tickets 3.55
4 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Miami Heat Tickets 3.07
5 International Soccer Friendly: Mexico Tickets 3.04
6 NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: New York Rangers Tickets 2.90
7 Boston Red Sox Tickets 2.66
8 UFC 149 Tickets 2.56
9 NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals: Denver Nuggets Tickets 2.04
10 NHL Western Conference Finals: Phoenix Coyotes Tickets 1.86

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 21.30
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 14.50
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 11.27
4 Les Miserables Tickets 4.08
5 The Lion King Tickets 3.98
6 Death of a Salesman Tickets 2.99
7 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 2.33
8 Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job Tickets 2.15
9 Billy Elliot Tickets 1.79
10 Newsies – The Musical Tickets 1.72

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 34.10
2 Wicked Tickets 12.42
3 Death of a Salesman Tickets 8.91
4 Newsies – The Musical Tickets 5.11
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 4.41
6 Evita Tickets 3.37
7 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 3.36
8 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 3.06
9 The Lion King Tickets 2.49
10 War Horse Tickets 1.95

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 5/13/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 74.59
2 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 7.79
3 Santana Tickets 5.45
4 Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets 3.48
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 3.00
6 David Copperfield Tickets 2.06
7 Terry Fator Tickets 1.64
8 V – The Ultimate Variety Show Tickets 0.70
9 Penn & Teller Tickets 0.53
10 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 0.42