March 16, 2017 by Tammy Whaley

Coming in the No. 10 spot in this weeks in the rankings is the Hollywood Bowl. Located in Hollywood, California the amphitheater has a very distinctive band shell and has the Hollywood Hills and the famed Hollywood sign as a backdrop. The bowl in the name refers to the land the venue is set on.

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Upcoming events being held at the venue include: A Perfect Circle, Train, Natasha Bedingfield & OAR, La La Land in Concert, Dead & Company, New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul & Boys II Men, Lady Antebellum, Playboy Jazz Festival, Phoenix & The Lemon Twigs, Moody Blues, Teggae Night XVI: Ziggy Marley With Orchestra & The Specials, Jason Mraz, Sound of Music Sing-a-Long, Seu Jorge, Queen & Adam Lambert, Mariachi USA Festival, The 4th of July Spectacular: Pentatonix and more.

Another new venue in the rankings this week is the Verizon Center in D.C. which landed in No. 9 position. The multi-purpose arena is located in the Chinatown neighborhood in D.C. and is home to the Washington Wizards and Capitals. The venue recently hosted the Big Ten Men’s Basketball tournament.

Other upcoming events being held at the venue include: Itzhak Perlman, Katt Williams, The Harlem Gloebtrotters, Bryan Ferry, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Johnny Gill, Billy Crystal, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra: Charles Dutoit- Britten’s War Requiem, Shinee, The Dallas Blues Festival.

The rest of rankings remained stable with venues switching ranked positions. Madison Square retained its No. 1 spot again this week while The NRG Stadium made a big jump in the rankings into the No. 2 spot from last week’s No. 7. The T-Mobile Arena landed in the No. 3 spot down from last week’s No. 2. The Barclays Center grabbed the No. 4 spot up from last week’s No. 6, while the Staples Center moved down into the No. 6 spot from last weeks No. 8. The Sprint Center moved into the No. 5 spot up from last week’s No. 8, while Bridgestone Arena grabbed the No. 8 position.



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Ed Sheeran Takes Control of the Rankings


March 16, 2017 by Tammy Whaley

Taking control of the rankings this week in the No. 1 spot is Ed Sheeran. The English singer-songwriter is touring in support of this third studio album of the same name, ‘Divide.’ Sheeran debuted back in 2012 on Taylor Swift’s album, ‘Red’ and has won two Grammy Awards along with a Brit Album.

The North American leg of his tour kicks off on June 29 in Kansas City and will wrap on October 6 Nashville. Other cities on the tour include: Des Moines, Saint Paul, Toronto, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Uncasville, Quebec City, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, Tacoma, Portland, Sacramento, Oakland, Las Vegas, Glendale, San Diego, Denver, Tulsa, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Duluth, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh, Charlotte, Omaha, Rosemont, St. Louis, Washington D.C., Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Brooklyn and Columbus.

Another new tour in the rankings this week is musical duo, Daryl Hall and John Oates who will be touring with English pop-rock band Tears for Fears. Their tour landed the groups in the No. 3 position.

The tour is set to kick off May 4 in Tulsa and will wrap in Los Angeles on July 28. Other cities on the tour include: St. Louis, Des Moines, Satin Paul, Milwaukee, Rosemont, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Orlando, Duluth, Cincinnati, Forest Hills, Newark, Toronto, Quebec, Boston, Washington, Dallas, San Antonio, Englewood, Glendale, San Diego, Las Vegas, Sacramento and San Jose.

Also new to the rankings this week is James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt whose tour landed in them in the No. 6 position. The duo recently added 13 shows their tour roster.

The tour is set to kick off on July 7 in Newark and is scheduled to wrap on August 11 in Boston. Other cities include the tour will makes stops in, include: Wantagh, Philadelphia, Duluth, Nashville, Washington, Pittsburgh, Chicago, San Francisco, Frisco, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Louisville, Clarkston and Cuyahoga Falls.

Depeche Mode was able to maintain its No. 2 spot this week, while Bruno Mars moved up to the No. 4 position from last week’s No. 5. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus moved down into the No. 5 spot from last week’s No. 3 while theatre favorite moved Hamilton moved into No. 7 spot down from last week’s No. 6. Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood landed in the No. 8 position while Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, Nelly & Chris Lane rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 spot.

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