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July 10, 2007 10:00 ET

Lance Bass Helps "Hairspray" Score Better Volume

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 7/02/07 - 7/08/07.

OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Wicked                                   1               1
Boston Red Sox                           2               2
Jersey Boys                              3               5
The Police                               4               6
Chicago Cubs                             5               3
New York Yankees                         6               4
Nickelback                               7               n/a
Detroit Tigers                           8               9
Dave Matthews Band                       9               8
Toby Keith                               10              n/a
Nickelback takes Kenny Chesney's number seven spot this week, knocking the country music artist out of the rankings. Toby Keith replaces Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul tour at the number ten position.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Boston Red Sox                           1               1
Chicago Cubs                             2               2
New York Yankees                         3               3
Detroit Tigers                           4               4
St. Louis Cardinals                      5               6
Bernard Hopkins vs. Winky Wright         6               n/a
MLB All Star Game                        7               5
Pepsi 400                                8               n/a
Atlanta Braves                           9               n/a
Dallas Cowboys                           10              n/a
The upcoming Hopkins vs. Wright fight debuts at number six this week.

The Pepsi 400 wins the race to make it into the Sports Top Ten before event time. It takes number eight in the rankings by the time they wave the checkered flag.

TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Wicked                                   1               1
Jersey Boys                              2               2
Lion King                                3               3
Monty Python's Spamalot                  4               4
Mary Poppins                             5               7
Grease                                   6               5
Phantom of the Opera                     7               6
Hairspray                                8               n/a
High School Musical                      9               n/a
Pageant of the Masters                   10              n/a
Whether it's due to *NSYNC's Lance Bass joining the Broadway cast or a star-studded movie premiere just around the corner, "Hairspray" makes a move up in the theatre rankings. The musical finds its way to number eight on the Top Theatre chart and advances three places to number seven in the Top New York City Theatre rankings.

"Pageant of the Masters," a unique presentation of "living pictures," debuts in the number ten spot.

TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Wicked                                   1               1
Jersey Boys                              2               2
Lion King                                3               3
Mary Poppins                             4               5
Grease                                   5               4
Monty Python's Spamalot                  6               7
Hairspray                                7               10
Legally Blonde                           8               9
Phantom of the Opera                     9               8
The Color Purple                         10              n/a
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
The Police                               1               1
Nickelback                               2               8
Dave Matthews Band                       3               3
Toby Keith                               4               6
Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill       5               4
Michael Bublé                            6               n/a
Rascal Flatts                            7               9
Beyoncé                                  8               n/a
Céline Dion                              9               n/a
Kenny Chesney                            10              2
Michael Bublé, Beyoncé, and Céline Dion replace Rush, Jimmy Buffett, and Bon Jovi in the Top Concerts rankings.

A couple of strong on sales this weekend launch Nickelback from number eight to number two.

While Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts rise through the rankings, Kenny Chesney drops eight places from number two to number ten.

TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Céline Dion: A New Day                   1               1
Elton John: The Red Piano                2               6
Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE      3               2
Cirque Du Soleil: "O"                    4               3
Monty Python's Spamalot                  5               5
Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular       6               7
Le Rêve                                  7               n/a
David Copperfield                        8               n/a
Bette Midler                             9               n/a
Toni Braxton: Revealed                   10              n/a
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