August 3, 2016 Darnell Goldson
August 3, 2016 By Tammy Whaley
EVENTS — Garth Brooks jumps into to the No. 2 position with the addition of 4 new shows
Climbing their way into the No. 2 spot in this week’s top event rankings from last week’s No. 9 position is country mega-star Garth Brooks and his equally popular mega-star wife Trisha Yearwood, who recently added 4 new shows to their tour.
The tour features some exciting new stops for the country crooner, who is performing in Anaheim at the Honda Center for 3 shows on September 16, 17 and the 24th for the first time in more than 20 years. He also returns to the stage in Fresno after a 19 years hiatus at the Save Mart Center on September 24th. Fans are sure to gobble up these tickets when they go on sale Friday August 5th. The singer also performs a by-invitation only concert on September 8th at the Ryman Auditorium. The concert will be broadcast on SiriusXM’s The Garth Channel.
ple of the Dog,’ made their debut on to the event rankings this week in the No. 5 slot with a sold-out within minutes mini tour which include five dates taking place in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle in November.
The recently reunited band which was started by Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend who died of a heroin overdose in 1990. Other super-group members are Mike McCready, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, who were founding members of legendary band Pearl Jam and Matt Cameron who played drums for both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.
Legendary artist Barbara Streisand rounded out the events rankings in the top 10 position after tickets went on sale for her 9 city tour in August last week. The singer will perform her classic hits as well her songs from her new album, “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.”
Tour dates include stops in California, Nevada, Chicago, Brooklyn, Boston, Washington, and Philadelphia with the mini tour ending in Toronto.
Other artists in the top spots for event rankings include Broadway favorite, Hamilton who dropped to No. 4 position, hip-hop artists Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa moved down into the No. 9 slot and Drake & Future fell to the No. 3 position. Guns N Roses moved up into the No. 6 spot while the Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch tour fell to the No. 7 spot from last week’s No. 6.
VENUES — Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood bring the Honda Center to the No. 1 position in venue rankings
With 4 newly added shows to the Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood tour, and 3 of them being held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, the venue made its debut onto the top venue rankings in the No. 1 position. This will mark the first time the in 20 years the singer will hit this indoor arena.
With the upcoming NHL pre-season quickly approaching, ticket sales for the arenas home team, The Anaheim Ducks surely also helped drive the venue into the top spot.
Also being hosted by the arena currently, is family-favorite, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus which runs until Sunday August 7th.
Although Madison Square Garden fell to the No. 2 from last week’s top position, British songstress Adele surely kept this arena in the top rankings with her 6 shows scheduled there in September. And with her newly announced shows at the Staples Center, her ticket sales helped drive the multi-purpose arena into the rankings this week into the No. 3 slot.
With Major League baseball still in full swing, several stadiums were still present in this week’s rankings including The Rogers Center, Fenway Park Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium in the No. 2, 3, 9th spots, respectively.
NFL fans saw a couple of their favorite team’s home stadiums hold onto top slot rankings. MetLife Stadium home to the New York Giants fell from No. 4 to No. 8 and the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium moved down in the rankings from No. 6 to No. 9.
The Richard Rodgers Theatre, home to the Broadway smash hit, “Hamilton,’ fell from the No. 5 slot last week but still held onto a respectable No. 6 position.
The SAP Center closes out the top 10 listings this week. The venue made its way onto the rankings list with a newly announced performance by legendary artist Barbra Streisand who kicks off her mini tour there on August 4th.
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