Metallica takes over the rankings while Jack Johnson makes a new appearance.

February 21, 2017 By Tammy Whaley


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Securing four top spots in the rankings this week is heavy metal band Metallica who grabbed the No. 2, 3, 4 and 10 spot respectively with their ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ tour. The separate appearances in the rankings are due to the rotating opening bands that are scheduled to appear on the tour. The bands who are set to play include: Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.

The tour will kick-off on May 12 in Baltimore and will wrap on August 16 In Edmonton. Cities on the tour include: Philadelphia, East Rutherford, Uniondale, Columbus, Foxborough. St. Louis, Denver, Houston, San Antonio, Arlington, Chicago, Orlando, Miami Gardens, Atlanta, Detroit, Quebec, Toronto, Montreal, Pasadena, Glendale, San Diego, Seattle and Vancouver.

Also new on the rankings this week is Jack Johnson, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter who landed in the No. 6 position. The singer achieved commercial success with his debut release album in 2001, “Brushfire Fairytales.”

The tour will begin in Chicago on June 2 and will wrap in Stateline on July 28. Other cites the tour will make a stop in include: Cuyahoga Falls, Toronto, Bangor, Mansfield, Camden, Columbia, New York, Englewood, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Bend, Quincy, Burnaby and Berkeley.

Retaining the No. 1 position again this week is pop sensation Lady Gaga, who recently announced her ‘Joanne’ world tour in support of her new album of the same name.

The tour is scheduled to kick-off on August 1 in Vancouver and will wrap on Dec 16 in Las Vegas. Other cities on the tour to include: Edmonton, Tacoma, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Omaha, St. Paul, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Detroit, Uncasville, Louisville, Kansas City, St. Louis, Washington, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Oklahoma, Denver and Salt Lake and City. The singer also will also perform several international dates during the middle of her North American leg portion of the tour.

The Monster Jam truck show moved down into the No. 5 spot this week down from last week’s No. 2 spot while Bruno Mars nabbed the No. 8 position down from last week’s No. 5. Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood moved down into the No. 9 spot down from last week’s No. 4.


Smoothie King Center grabs a top 10 spot

February 21, 2017 By Tammy Whaley


Excited fans helped land the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans a spot in this week’s exclusive TicketNews listings. The venue, which is home to the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans grabbed the No. 6 position. The venue hosted the NBA All-star game there on February 19, where excited fans saw their favorite players’ face-off in the exhibition game featuring the best of the best. The game is the culmination of the annual All-Star weekend, which is a series of basketball events, performances, and exhibitions.

Other upcoming events being held venue include: Pelican home games, The Harlem Globetrotters, AMSOIL Arenacross, Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Johnny Gill, Radiohead, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, OR Genesis & Fabulous, Neil Diamond, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey, New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul & Boys II Men, Journey & Asia, Rogers Waters, Bruno Mars and CBS Sports Classic.

Another new venue in the rankings this week is the Pan American Center in Las Vegas which landed in the No. 9 spot. The venue is located on the campus of New Mexico State University and is the home to New Mexico’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Aggies Tournaments. Upcoming events being held the arena include: Migos, Blink 182, The Naked and Famous & Wavves and five performances from country duo, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

The rest of the rankings remained stable and just switched ranked positions with some new arenas making back into the rankings this week. However the Wells Fargo –PA and Madison Square Garden remained in the No. 1 and 2 positions again this week respectively. The AT&T Stadium grabbed the No. 3 position while NRG Stadium landed the No. 4 spot up from last week’s No. 7. The T-Mobile Arena nabbed the No. 5 position down from last week’s No. 4 while the Soldier Field Stadium locked in the No. 7 spot. The Rogers Centre grabbed the No. 8 spot while the Staples Center rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 spot.

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