After tickets to their recently announced North American tour went on sale last week, rock legends Rush catapulted into the TicketNews’ Top Events Rankings,...

After tickets to their recently announced North American tour went on sale last week, rock legends Rush catapulted into the TicketNews’ Top Events Rankings, finishing the week at No. 6.

The Clockwork Angels tour will be in support of the bands upcoming 20th studio album of the same name. The album will feature music from the bands first new collection of material in more than five years. The tour will kick-off September 7 in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Verizon Wireless Arena and will end in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center on December 2. The tour will also feature several Canadian stops along the way.

Upstaging Rush in the rankings was One Direction, who continued their reign as the top event for another week. The group is enjoying their fourth consecutive week at No. 1 with tickets on sale simultaneously for the bands upcoming 2012 and 2013 North American tours. The band recently added nine additional dates to its 2012 tour including stops in Louisville, KY, Philadelphia, PA, East Rutherford, NJ, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX and San Jose, CA. Secondary shows were added in Hershey, PA, Chicago, IL, and Las Vegas NV.

With the NBA Playoffs now in full swing, the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks held strong positions in the Top Sports Events listings this week. The Knicks grabbed the No. 4 spot while Heat fans drove their team into the No. 5 position. The two teams are currently facing each other in the first round with the Heat holding a two games to none lead. The series now shifts to Madison Square Garden in New York.

Even though ever present Broadway favorites such as “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon,” and “Jersey Boys,” each grabbed a spot in the top combined event rankings this week, other Broadway plays may see an increase ticket sales over the next several weeks with the 2012 Tony Award nominations being announced this week.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 4/29/2012

      Event Score
1 One Direction Tickets 3.49
2 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 3.25
3 Wicked Tickets 2.95
4 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.72
5 One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets 1.84
6 Rush Tickets 1.64
7 New York Yankees Tickets 1.43
8 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.35
9 Madonna Tickets 1.17
10 Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets 1.17

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 4/29/2012

      Event Score
1 One Direction Tickets 6.61
2 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 6.16
3 One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets 3.48
4 Rush Tickets 3.11
5 Madonna Tickets 2.22
6 Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets 2.21
7 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 2.16
8 Gigantes Tour: Marc Anthony, Chayanne & Marco Antonio Solis Tickets 2.16
9 Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets 2.09
10 Beach Boys Tickets 1.96

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 4/29/2012

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 4.78
2 Texas Rangers Tickets 3.87
3 Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets 3.51
4 NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New York Knicks Tickets 2.80
5 NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Miami Heat Tickets 2.67
6 Boston Red Sox Tickets 2.65
7 NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: New York Rangers Tickets 2.62
8 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.58
9 International Soccer Friendly: Mexico Tickets 2.04
10 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New York Rangers Tickets 1.77
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 4/29/2012

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 17.72
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 16.39
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 8.36
4 Les Miserables Tickets 4.60
5 The Lion King Tickets 4.50
6 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 3.74
7 Death of a Salesman Tickets 3.33
8 Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job Tickets 2.92
9 Billy Elliot Tickets 2.45
10 War Horse Tickets 1.67

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 4/29/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 37.65
2 Wicked Tickets 10.66
3 Death of a Salesman Tickets 8.79
4 Newsies – The Musical Tickets 3.92
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 3.80
6 The Lion King Tickets 3.07
7 War Horse Tickets 2.77
8 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 2.56
9 Evita Tickets 2.39
10 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 1.85

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 4/29/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 63.18
2 Santana Tickets 10.45
3 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 9.74
4 David Copperfield Tickets 7.34
5 Le Reve Tickets 3.99
6 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.12
7 Jubilee! Tickets 1.62
8 Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets 0.83
9 Blue Man Group Tickets 0.41
10 Anthony Cools Tickets 0.31