by Tammy Whaley
May 17, 2017—With a bout of illness that caused the cancellation of April and May dates at Las Vegas Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace behind him, Elton John has returned to the TicketNews Top 10 event rankings this week, coming in at No. 7. Also returning to the Top 10 this week are Irish rockers U2 at No. 9, while Future, Migos, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black and the ‘Nobody Safe’ tour make their debut at No. 5.
Paul McCartney remains in the No. 1 spot for another week, having held on to the No. 1 billing on our list since the beginning of May.
Elton John’s tour is overseas until this fall, when the iconic performer will return to the United States to perform in November at the Wireless Center in Moline, IL. Other stops on his schedule include Evansville, Kingston, St. Catherine’s, Portland and Bangor.
U2 & the Lumineers will kick off their tour dates together in Pasadena in May and will wrap in East Rutherford in June. Other cities the two groups will perform together in include: Houston, Arlington, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Landover, Toronto and Foxborough.
New to the rankings this week is the hip-hop tour featuring Future, Migos, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black. The rappers who are currently on the ‘Nobody Safe’ tour landed in the No. 5 position. The tour recently added some additional seven more stops in California and two more in Atlanta.
For the third week in a row Paul McCartney continued to dominate the rankings in the No. 1 position. The legendary singer recently announced he would be bringing his ‘On One Tour’ to North America In July where he will hit the stage in Miami and will wrap in October in Detroit. Other cities scheduled include: Tampa, Duluth, Bossier City, Wichita, Des Moines, Omaha, Tinley Park, Newark, New York, Brooklyn, Syracuse and Uniondale.
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood grabbed the No. 2 position while Bruno Mars followed closely in the No. 3 spot. Theatre favorite Hamilton landed in the No. 4 up from last week’s No. 5. while Ed Sheeran moved up into the No. 6 spot from last week’s No. 7. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill rounded out the rankings in the No. 10 position.
TicketNews Top 10 Events – May 17, 2017
|2||Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood||2.61|
|5||Future, Migos, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black||1.21|
|9||U2 & The Lumineers||1.01|
|10||Tim McGraw & Faith Hill||0.98|
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