New tours make appearances in the rankings, while the Super Bowl LI maintains the top spot
February 8, 2017 By Tammy Whaley
New on the charts this week and taking the No. 4 spot is legendary band Queen, who is set to kick off a tour on June 23 in Glendale, featuring American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert on lead vocals. The tour will wrap in Houston on August 5th. Other cities on the tour include: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Denver, Omaha, Kansas City, Chicago, Saint Paul, Montreal, Toronto, Auburn Hills, Cleveland, Uncasville, Boston, Newark, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington, Nashville and Dallas.
Also new on the rankings this is John Mayer who landed in the No. 5 position. The singer, song-writer, who won a Grammy in 2003 for his single, ‘Your Body is a Wonderland,’ is set to kick off a tour on March 31st in Albany and will wrap on April 22nd in Las Vegas. Mayer will headline this tour before joining his band Dead & Company for their tour, which kicks-off on May. Other cities his solo tour will make a stop in include: Montreal, Toronto, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Kansas City, St. Paul, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Inglewood.
Another new event on the rankings this week and grabbing the No. 6 position is the ’15 in a 30 tour,’ featuring Sam Hunt, Maren Morris & Chris Johnson. The 30-city tour will kick-off June 1st in Cleveland and will wrap on September 22 in Nashville. Other cities the country singers are set to visit include: Indianapolis, Toronto, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Gilford, Hartford, Holmdel, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Tampa, Bangor, Boston, Rochester, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Charlotte, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Philadelphia and Washington.
Still leading the rankings in the No. 1 position this week is the most coveted game in the NFL, the Super Bowl LI, which was held on February 5th at the NRG Stadium in Houston. The game was played between AFC champions, The New England Patriots and the NFC champions, The Atlanta Falcons, with the Patriots taking home the title of world champions.
The rest of the rankings remained stable and just switched ranked positions. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus moved up one spot to the No. 2 position from last week’s No. 3, while the Monster Jam truck show nabbed the No. 3 spot up from last week’s No. 5. Theatre favorite Hamilton, moved up one spot to the No. 7 spot this week from last week’s No. 8. Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood moved down in to the No. 8 position down from last week’s No. 4, while Iron Maiden whose on tour with Ghost landed in the No. 9 spot down from last week’s No. 2. U2 & The Lumineers rounded out this week’s rankings in the No. 10 spot.
Super Bowl LI and the rodeo keep the NRG Stadium in control of the rankings
While most of the rankings remained stable from last week’s listings there were some new venues which made appearances in the top 10 this week. The NRG Stadium, with some help from last week’s Super Bowl LI and the upcoming Houston Livestock show and Rodeo managed to stay in the No. 1 spot. The multi-purpose venue is set to host a few other upcoming events including: Monster Jam, Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart, U2 & The Lumineers, Coldplay and the 2017 Advocare Texas Kickoff.
New to the rankings this week is the Spectrum Center which landed in the No. 9 spot. The venue, formerly known as the Time Warner Cable Arena, is located in Charlotte and is home the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Besides the Charlotte Hornets the multi-purpose arena is set to host other upcoming events including: Chris Tomlin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Diamond, The Weeknd, Lionel Richie U& Mariah Carey, New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul 7 Boys II Men and Bruno Mars.
Other new venues on the rankings this week include the TD Garden in Boston, Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison and the Verizon Center in DC which landed in the No. 6, 7 and 8 positions respectively. Wells Fargo – PA moved up one notch this week into the No. 3 position from last week’s No. 4, while Caesars Palace – Colosseum grabbed the No. 4 up from last week’s No. 5. The AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys rounded out this week’s rankings in No. 10 position.
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