Justin Bieber surprised his fans last week with an announcement of his highly anticipated 2012 Believe Tour. His dedicated fans’ showed their support by gobbling up pre-sale tickets. Thanks to those fans flocking for tickets, Bieber jumped to the top of TicketNews’ Top Events Rankings for the week ending May 27.
The tour is in support of the singer’s fourth studio album of the same name, which is scheduled to be released on June 19. It kicks-off at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ on September 29 and is scheduled to end on January 26, 2013 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. The Canadian born singer will also head north of the border with performances in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec and the singers’ home province of Ontario. Tickets officially go on-sale for his Canadian dates on June 1 with the rest of dates following on June 2.
Legendary metal band Metallica made an appearance on the charts this week in the No. 9 position when tickets for their upcoming performance in Vancouver at the Rogers Arena on August 24, went on-sale over the weekend. After tickets for the date sold out moments following their release, the band announced they would stick around and perform for another date on the following day.
Other Canadian dates on Metallica’s tour include performances on August 17-18 at Rexall Place in Edmonton. The band, which is currently on tour overseas, will come back in June to perform at the two-day Orion Music Festival at Bader Field in New Jersey and again in August for the 3-day Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
Rising to the No. 2 position in this week’s rankings is Brooklyn’s own Barbra Streisand. The singer climbed up from the No. 6 spot last week when an additional date was added for her upcoming performance at the newly-built Barclays Center in October.
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