November 17, 2016 TicketNews Staff
November 17, 2016, By Tammy Whaley
Red Hot Chili Peppers grab the top spot in this week’s rankings while Jeff Dunham moves back into the top 10
In support of their new album, Getaway, rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers saw 34 shows go on sale to the general public on November 11 for their world tour of the same name. Excited fans helped propel the group in the No. 1 position in this week’s exclusive TicketNews event rankings
The tour kicks off January 5 in San Antonio at the AT&T Center and wraps on March 18 in Vancouver BC at the Rogers Arena. Some other tour stops for the band include: New Orleans, Memphis, Tulsa, Wichita, St. Louis, Lincoln, Minneapolis, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Glendale, San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, and Seattle and more.
Also back on the rankings this week is ventriloquist, comedian Jeff Dunham who landed in the No. 7 position. His Perfectly Unbalanced Tour, kicks off on October 19 in Erie and has stops is New York, Fairfax, Charlotte, Southaven, Las Vegas, Fargo, Phoenix, Fresno, Saskatoon, Richmond, Hartford, Baton Rouge and more.
While the event UFC 205 saw Conor McGregor as the winner for the highly anticipated fight which took place last week, the event landed the No. 4 position on this week’s rankings. The event was only the second time in UFC history that saw two fighters from different divisions compete for the same title.
Holiday favorites, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents the Ghost of Christmas Eve and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes grabbed the No. 2 and No. 6 spots respectively. Theatre favorites Hamilton landed the No. 3 spot while Wicked nabbed the No. 9 position.
Power couple Tim McGraw & Faith Hill landed in the No. 8 position after recently announcing 65 city tour which is set to kick off April 7 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The tour will wrap October 27, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Some other stops on the tour include: Tupelo, Birmingham, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Newark, Tulsa, Spokane, Boise, Portland, Tacoma, Vancouver, Edmonton, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Nashville, Jacksonville, Salt Lake, Houston, Philadelphia and many more.
British songstress Adele managed to round out the rankings in the No. 10 position. The singer has one more show left on her tour scheduled for November 21 at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix.
New York’s famed, Radio City Music Hall makes its debut on the venue rankings while Madison Square Garden moves back in to the top position
Landing in the No. 7 position this week on TicketNews exclusive venue rankings is famed New York entertainment venue, Radio City Music Hall. The one time leading tourist destination, nicknamed the Showplace if the Nation Is part of Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. The venue is home to the holiday show, Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous precision dancers, The Rockettes. The show is currently running now through January 2.
Other events set to take place at the venue once the Christmas Spectacular wraps include: Dancing with the Stars, Freestyle & Old School Extravaganza, Lauryn Hill, Regina Spektor, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert and Brit Floyd.
Also new to the venue rankings this week is Air Canada Centre located in Toronto, Canada. The multi-purpose arena, home to the, Maple Leafs, Raptors and Marlies, landed in the No. 9 position. Besides home games to the resident teams, other upcoming events set to take place at the venue include: WWE, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders, UFC 206: Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson II, Kanye West and the IIHF World Junior Championship Series.
Another new venue on the rankings this week is the Verizon Center in DC. The venue is home to the Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics. The venue will also become home the Washington Valor, an Arena Football League in 2017.
Other events coming to the arena in the next few upcoming months include: WWE, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kanye West, Monster Jam and Disney on Ice.
The rest of the rankings remained the same this week, except for some switching ranked positions and power scores. Madison Square Garden was able to move back into the No. 1 spot this week up from last week’s No. 2, while the American Airlines Arena nabbed the No. 2 spot up from last week’s No. 9. The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium remained in the No. 4 spot while the Staples Center also retained its No. 3 from last week. The Toyota Center of Texas moved up to the No. 5 spot from last week’s No. 7 while Caesars Palace in Las Vegas made a huge jump into the No. 3 spot, from last week’s No. 10. The Richard Rodgers Theatre home to smash-hit Hamilton, remained in the No. 8 position.
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