August 18, 2016 Darnell Goldson
August 17th, 2016 By Tammy Whaley
EVENTS — Marco Antonio Solis makes his debut in this week’s Top Events Rankings
Making his way onto the charts in this week’s rankings in the No. 6 position is renowned Mexican singer, Marco Antonio Solis. The Grammy-Award winning artist is celebrating more than 40 years in the music business with a one-night special event being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The concert, which is being held on Saturday October the 8th will offer viewers a distinctive 360 degree view of the highly-anticipated event, and will feature more than 45 musicians and a large numbers of dancers and other performers.
The show is part of the singer’s world tour which includes other stops in Tucson, Arizona on September 17th and San Jose and Stockton, California on October 1 and 2nd, respectively.
Ticket presale for the Staples event began on August 10th while general admission tickets going on-sale, Friday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m. PST.
British songstress, Adele, regained her No. 1 position this week, while super couple Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood dropped out of the top 10 altogether.
With their ‘Summer 16’ tour in full swing, often hip-hop collaborators, Drake & Future jumped up into the No. 2 position, from last weeks, No. 3 spot, while the ‘The High Road Tour,’ featuring the other hip-hop musical artists on the rankings this week, Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa with special guests, Kevin Gates and Jhene Aiko, moved from last week’s No. 8 position to the No. 5 spot.
Iconic singer, Barbara Streisand retained her No. 4 spot in this week’s TicketNews’ exclusive rankings, while Luke Bryan’s ‘Kill the Lights’ tour, made its way back on to the listings in the No. 8 placement.
Classic Broadway shows, ‘The Lion King,’ and ‘Wicked’ showed their staying power in the rankings with positions 9 and 7 up from last week’s spots of 10 and 9.The ever-present, ‘Hamilton’ grabbed the No.3 position up from last week’s No. 5.
Jason Aldean’s, ‘Six String Circus’ tour rounded out the top 10 Event Ticket Rankings.
VENUES — Staples Center takes control of the Top Venue Rankings
With a highly-anticipated added tour date, famed Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solis helped propel the Staples Center into the top spot in this week’s TicketNews ® top venue rankings. The singer will make his stop at the iconic venue on October 8th. The downtown arena also has a busy upcoming weekend where it will host two concert dates from British songstress Adele, one on Saturday the 20th and the other Sunday 21st.
Other upcoming September events being held at the multi-purpose arena include: Drake & Future’s ‘Summer 16’ tour with two dates and Carrie Underwood with one show. The Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions also will host their event there with two dates at the end of the month.
The venue which is home to both the NBA teams Lakers and Clippers will surely stay in the top listings with the preseason starting just around the corner in October.
New York’s famed Madison Square Garden, held onto its No. 2 position for the 3rd week in a row showing its staying power in the rankings with upcoming events being held there including: Florida Georgia Line on August 25th, and the Music Video Awards on August 28th. Hip-hop artists Kanye West and Puff Daddy will have stops there in early September.
In 3rd place this week is the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where resident show, ‘Hamilton’ is playing and still selling out shows. Even with the departure of creator and lead performer, Lin-Manuel Miranda the smash hit musical, still continues to dominate the top venue rankings.
New to the listings this week is another New York arena, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. With a busy upcoming weekend with multiple WWE events, the venue grabbed the No. 4 spot this week. Also being held at arena is Cirque du Soleil –Toruk, which has run at the venue with opening night happening on the 7th of September and ending on Sunday the 11th.
Much of the rest of the listings remained the same this week just moving into different spots throughout the rest of the top 10.
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