With a national tour currently playing in Los Angeles at the Patages Theatre in addition to the outstanding Broadway production, it is no surprise that “The Book of Mormon” leads TicketNews®’ Events Rankings list for the week ending September 30, 2012.
Making the biggest jump this week was pop-rocker Pink, with a 15 position improvement to the second spot, after announcing her first tour in three years. The announcement of The Truth About Love Tour coincided with the release of the artist’s sixth studio album The Truth About Love. A loyal fanbase and successful lead single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” helped Pink’s newest album achieve a No. 1 debut on Billboard 200 a first for the artist.
Pink is scheduled to hit the road on The Truth About Love Tour early 2013 with a kick off date of February 13 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The North American leg of the tour will run through March 28, making stops in Chicago, Toronto, and Boston, among others. Upon wrapping up this portion of the tour, Pink will be performing across Europe and just recently announced dates in Australia. Ticket sales for the North American leg have already begun with more onsales scheduled for this upcoming weekend.
Two farewell tour announcements resulted in strong debuts for George Strait and Swedish House Mafia.
Country superstar George Strait comes in at No. 5 this week upon announcing that he will be embarking on his final tour in 2013-2014. The Cowboy Rides Away tour has announced early dates for 2013 with supporting act Martina McBride. There are performances scheduled from January 18 through June 1 at this time, there has been no announcement on when the remaining dates will be released.
Switching gears from Country to Electric Dance Music (EDM), the widely popular trio of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, better known as Swedish House Mafia, released tickets to One Last Tour Friday, September 28 helping boost them to a debut at No. 13 this week.
Ticket demand was so high that the concerts sold out in a matter of minutes, according to Billboard.biz. As a result additional shows were announced in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago, among others. One Last Tour starts is North American run on February 13 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
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