SOURCE: TicketNews.com

October 02, 2007 10:00 ET

Andrea Bocelli Opens Ears to Opera

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 9/24/07 - 9/30/07.

                OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                            This Week   Last Week

Hannah Montana                       1           1
Bruce Springsteen                    2           3
Van Halen                            3           5
Wicked                               4           4
Green Bay Packers                    5           6
Dallas Cowboys                       6           8
Jersey Boys                          7           7
New York Giants                      8          n/a
Radio City Christmas Spectacular     9          n/a
Pittsburgh Steelers                 10          n/a

It's week seven and Hannah Montana mania shows no signs of slowing. The Best of Both Worlds Tour handily outsells all other top events.

The NFL assumes four of the ten top positions with the Green Bay Packers at five, Dallas Cowboys at six, New York Giants at eight, and Pittsburgh Steelers at ten.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular picks up enough momentum to break into the Top Events rankings and adds a third theatre event to the chart for the first time in six weeks.

                 TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS

Event                            This Week   Last Week

Green Bay Packers                    1           2
Dallas Cowboys                       2           3
New York Giants                      3           9
Pittsburgh Steelers                  4           6
Mayweather vs. Hatton                5           1
University of Texas Longhorns        6           8
Minnesota Vikings                    7          n/a
Boston Red Sox                       8          n/a
Denver Broncos                       9           4
New England Patriots                10           7

The Packers muscle the number one spot back from Mayweather and Hatton. The much hyped "UNDEFEATED" boxing match drops to number five.

The Boston Red Sox return to the chart at number eight, ready to make a run for the World Series.

                TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                            This Week   Last Week

Wicked                               1           1
Jersey Boys                          2           2
Radio City Christmas Spectacular     3           3
Lion King                            4           4
Andrea Bocelli                       5          n/a
Young Frankenstein                   6           7
Grease                               7           6
Monty Python's Spamalot              8           5
Cirque Du Soleil:
  The Beatles: LOVE                  9          10
Blue Man Group                      10           9

A handful of U.S. shows are enough to put renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli in the Top Theatre rankings. He debuts at number five, adding opera to the chart's assortment of artistic events.

         TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS

Event                            This Week   Last Week

Wicked                               1           1
Jersey Boys                          2           3
Radio City Christmas Spectacular     3           2
Young Frankenstein                   4           5
Grease                               5           4
Lion King                            6           6
The Little Mermaid                   7           9
Andrea Bocelli                       8          n/a
Hairspray                            9          10
Mary Poppins                        10           8

                TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS

Event                            This Week   Last Week

Hannah Montana                       1           1
Bruce Springsteen                    2           2
Van Halen                            3           3
Céline Dion                          4           4
Trans-Siberian Orchestra             5           6
Neil Young                           6          10
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony        7           9
Keith Urban                          8           5
Bon Jovi                             9           8
Genesis                             10           7

Though some fans have voiced their displeasure with Neil Young's ticket prices (seats sold through Ticketmaster go up to about $160), he moves up four spots on the Top Concerts chart, appearing at number six this week.

               TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS

Event                            This Week   Last Week

Céline Dion: A New Day               1           1
Cirque Du Soleil:
  The Beatles: LOVE                  2           2
Elton John: The Red Piano            3           3
Cirque Du Soleil: "O"                4           4
Blue Man Group                       5           7
Danny Gans                           6          n/a
Le Rêve                              7          n/a
David Copperfield                    8           6
Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ                 9           9
Barry Manilow: Music and Passion    10           5

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