Justin Bieber surprised his fans last week with an announcement of his highly anticipated 2012 Believe Tour. His dedicated fans’ showed their support by...

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.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. Since the sum of all events’ power scores equals 100 in any given category, an individual event’s Power Score represents its category-specific significance. Top Event Power Scores should only be used to compare events within a particular category, and not across categories.

Top Combined Events

Week Ending 5/27/2012

     EventScore
1Justin Bieber Tickets22.14
2Barbra Streisand Tickets3.01
3One Direction Tickets2.54
4The Book Of Mormon Tickets2.03
5Roger Waters Tickets1.97
6American Idol Live! Tickets1.70
7Wicked Tickets1.67
8Carrie Underwood Tickets1.62
9Metallica Tickets1.39
10Jersey Boys Tickets1.33

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 5/27/2012

     EventScore
1Justin Bieber Tickets33.39
2Barbra Streisand Tickets4.54
3One Direction Tickets3.83
4Roger Waters Tickets2.97
5American Idol Live! Tickets2.56
6Carrie Underwood Tickets2.44
7Metallica Tickets2.09
8Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets1.52
9Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.51
10Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets1.35

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 5/27/2012

     EventScore
1NBA Western Conference Finals: San Antonio Spurs Tickets5.42
2International Friendly: Argentina Tickets5.39
3NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Los Angeles Kings Tickets4.49
4International Soccer Friendly: Mexico Tickets4.11
5Texas Rangers Tickets3.85
6Belmont Stakes Tickets3.78
7New York Yankees Tickets3.70
8NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat Tickets3.67
9Boston Red Sox Tickets2.66
10NHL Stanley Cup Finals: New Jersey Devils Tickets2.61
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 5/27/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets17.91
2Wicked Tickets14.69
3Jersey Boys Tickets11.75
4The Lion King Tickets5.66
5Les Miserables Tickets5.24
6Death of a Salesman Tickets2.52
7Newsies – The Musical Tickets1.92
8Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets1.77
9Cirque du Soleil – Dralion Tickets1.73
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.71

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 5/27/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets34.17
2Wicked Tickets13.62
3Death of a Salesman Tickets5.58
4Newsies – The Musical Tickets4.26
5The Lion King Tickets4.25
6Jersey Boys Tickets4.12
7Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets2.96
8Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.77
9Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets2.69
10Evita Tickets2.15

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 5/27/2012

     EventScore
1Celine Dion Tickets75.81
2Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets8.81
3Le Reve Tickets4.01
4Santana Tickets2.89
5David Copperfield Tickets2.86
6Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets1.08
7Blue Man Group Tickets0.89
8Penn & Teller Tickets0.83
9Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.52
10Joan Rivers Tickets0.47