September 22, 2016 Darnell Goldson
September 21st, 2016 By Tammy Whaley
EVENTS — Hamilton climbs to the top of the rankings
After becoming a smash-hit phenomenon at New York’s famed Richard Rodgers Theatre early in 2015, Hamilton’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, has chosen Chicago’s, The PrivateBank Theatre to be the shows, first post-Broadway engagement. With the show beginning on September 27 in Chicago, and more shows added to Broadway production for May of 2017, the hip-hop show about America’s founding fathers, races back to the top of the rankings in the No. 2 position.
In addition to the current shows in Chicago and New York, performances for Hamilton in San Francisco at the Orpheum Theatre will begin in March 2017 with its the next stop at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in August of 2017.
Making their way back into the top 10 this week is Grammy Award winning Latin singer Marc Anthony, whose widely popular ‘Marc Anthony Live’ tour is currently making the rounds with its first show kicking off in Las Vegas on September 17 and coming to end in San Juan on December 9. Also back onto the charts this week is legendary rock group AC/DC who finished their final show of their ‘Rock or Bust’ tour in Philadelphia on September 20, but still managed to snag the No. 8 spot.
After dropping out of the top 10 all together last week, rappers Drake & Future took control of the No. 1 position with their ‘Summer 16’ tour, while British singer Adele moved down a notch into the No. 3 spot. Pop icon, Beyoncé marched her way back up back up the charts this week into the No. 4 position, a big jump from last week’s No. 9 while Florida Georgia Line, who’s currently on tour with Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three & Kane Brown moved up from last week’s No. 8 position into the No.5 spot.
Ever present Broadway fan favorites The Lion King and Wicked retained top spots in TicketNews ® exclusive Event Rankings in the No. 6 and 9 positions respectively, while rapper, fashion designer Kanye West rounded out the rankings grabbing the No. 10 spot.
VENUES — MSG continues to sit atop the venue rankings
Madison Square Garden (MSG) once again grabbed the No.1 spot in TicketNews’ ® exclusive venues rankings, with a little help from fans gobbling up tickets to upcoming games from home teams, The York Rangers and Knicks.
Other upcoming events being held at the multi-purpose arena include: Adele with 4 shows, comedian, Amy Schumer, Mana, Carrie Underwood, Billy Joel, Temple of the Dog, Maxwell & Mary J. Blige, UFC 205, and Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders.
Although the US Open tennis tournament recently came to end, ticket sales helped keep the Stadium in the rankings in the No. 2 position, for the third week in a row and with the addition of more shows being added in May of 2017, the Richard Rodgers Theatre moved back into the charts this week in the No. 3 position.
New to the top this week is the NRG Stadium who’s hosting an upcoming concert from Houston hometown diva, Beyoncé, games from the stadiums own Texans and the upcoming ever popular Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Lambeau Field, home to the Green Bay Packers.
Much of the rest of the rankings remained the same this week with venues switching ranked positions.
The AT&T Stadium moved into the No. 4 position from last weeks, No. 3 spot, while the Staples Center in Los Angeles jumped up into the No. 9 position from last week’s No. 5 position. Las Vegas’s own T-Mobile arena moved into the No.7 spot from last week’s No. 6, while the American Airlines Center moved into the No. 6 spot from last week’s No. 9. New York’s MetLife Stadium nabbed the No. 5 position moving up from last week’s No. 8.
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