By Tammy Whaley, July 27, 2016
Two newly added shows help Adele grab the No. 1 spot in the Top Event Rankings
Leading the way in the top spot this week for TicketNews ® events rankings for the week ending July 24th is Adele. With 8 nominations for the upcoming MTV’s VMA 2016 award show and two newly- announced added show dates, the British singer easily surpassed the rest of the top events this week. The new show dates which were added, go on sale July 29 for August 20th and 21st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Sitting in the No. 2 spot, are hip- hop stars and often collaborators Drake & Future, whose “Summer 16” tour has been a hot seller since fans started gobbling up tickets back in April. Their duo’s tour kicked off in Austin on July 20th and will wrap in In Newark on October 16th at the Prudential Center. Other stops on the tour include, New York, Los Angeles, and shows in Drake’s hometown of Toronto.
Even with the departure of creator and lead performer, Lin- Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton” the smash hit musical about the life of American founding father, Alexander Hamilton continued to be a top ranked event. Clinching the top 3 spot, fans are still flocking to see the show which now features his understudy, Javier Munoz as his replacement.
Other music tours in the top 10 listings for this week include: The High Road Tour featuring Snoop Dog and Wiz Khalifa in the No. 5 spot, country star Luke Bryan with special guests, Little Big Town & Dustin Lynch in the No. 6 spot and rock groups, Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses with Lenny Kravitz and Twenty One Pilots in the No. 4, 7 and 8 spots, respectively.
Rounding out the last two spots for this week include the ever present Broadway favorites “The Lion King,” in the No. 8 spot and “Wicked,” in the No. 10 position.
Drake and Future’s “Summer 16” tour and Adele help MSG clinch the No. 1 spot
With a sold out tour, and 6 stops at the famed New York’s multi-purpose indoor arena, British songstress Adele helped New York’s Madison Square Garden secure the No. 1 spot in this week’s TicketNews ® top venue rankings. The multi-platinum Grammy award-winning singer will perform at the venue on September 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 and 26th.
Canadian hip-hop star Drake who’s “Summer 16,” tour featuring rapper Future, also have contributed to the venue’s rank with 4 upcoming tour dates where the duo will hit the stage on August 4,5,6 and 8th.
Other upcoming events at the arena include: Daddy Yankee & Don Omar on July 30th, Billy Joel on August 8th and the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour featuring Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Mase, 112, Total Carl Thomas, The Lox & French Montana on September 4th.
With baseball in full swing, a number of stadiums were in the top 10 venue rankings including the Toronto Blue Jays which helped its home field land the No. 2 spot this week. The team coincidently is also in No. 2 spot in the AL East.
Other baseball stadiums in this week’s top spots include: Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Yankee stadium in the No. 3, 8 and 9th positions.
The smash hit musical Hamilton, kept the Richards Rodgers Theatre in the rankings as the only theater in the No. 5 spot and with the upcoming NFL preseason just around the corner, Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots and MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants landed in the No. 4 and 7 slots.
Closing out the top 10 spot in the venue rankings this week is Caesars Palace Colosseum. The theatre is the main entertainment venue for the famed Caesars Palace, where performers such as Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Elton John and Reba with Brooks and Dunn all have upcoming residency shows.
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