SOURCE: TicketNews.com

April 03, 2007 10:00 ET

NCAA Tickets Are a Slam Dunk

VERNON, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- TicketNews.com announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 3/26/07 - 4/01/07.

OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                                  This Week     Last Week

Wicked                                     1             1
NCAA Tournament: Final Four                2            n/a
The Police                                 3             3
Boston Red Sox                             4             4
Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill         5             2
Rush                                       6            n/a
New York Yankees                           7             6
Jersey Boys                                8             7
Kenny Chesney                              9             5
Jimmy Buffett                             10             8
With memories of the BCS Championship still fresh in their minds, fans of Ohio State and Florida are ready for a rematch, landing the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament in the number two spot on the top events chart.

It appears that the band Rush is aptly named. Although tickets went on sale just this weekend, the group debuts at the number six position.

With new events appearing in the rankings, others get bumped down to make room. Casualties this week include Soul2Soul, which drops back down to number five after a week in the number two position, and Kenny Chesney, who moves from number five to number nine.

TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS

Event                                  This Week     Last Week

NCAA Tournament: Final Four                1            n/a
Boston Red Sox                             2             1
New York Yankees                           3             2
Masters Golf Tournament                    4            n/a
Chicago Cubs                               5             3
St. Louis Cardinals                        6             5
Samsung/RadioShack 500                     7             8
New York Mets                              8            n/a
New York Knicks                            9            n/a
Oscar De La Hoya                          10             9
The NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament trumps MLB Opening Day and knocks the Red Sox out of the top spot.

Major League Baseball still has presence in the charts, however, and takes five of the top ten positions with the Boston Red Sox at number two, the New York Yankees at number three, the Chicago Cubs at number five, the St. Louis Cardinals at number six, and the New York Mets at number eight.

The Masters Golf Tournament is also a big mover this week, debuting on the top sports chart at the number four position.

TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                                  This Week     Last Week

Wicked                                     1             1
Jersey Boys                                2             2
Mary Poppins                               3             4
Lion King                                  4             3
Grease                                     5             6
Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE        6            n/a
Blue Man Group                             7             8
Monty Python's Spamalot                    8             5
The Color Purple                           9             7
Mamma Mia!                                10             9
"LOVE" comes back strong, reappearing on the top theatre chart in the number six spot.

TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS

Event                                  This Week     Last Week

Wicked                                     1             1
Jersey Boys                                2             2
Mary Poppins                               3             3
Grease                                     4             5
Lion King                                  5             4
The Color Purple                           6             7
Monty Python's Spamalot                    7             6
Beauty & the Beast                         8            10
Hairspray                                  9             9
A Chorus Line                             10            n/a
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
Event                                  This Week     Last Week

The Police                                 1             2
Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill         2             1
Rush                                       3            n/a
Kenny Chesney                              4             3
Jimmy Buffett                              5             4
John Mayer                                 6             7
Crossroads Guitar Festival                 7            n/a
Gwen Stefani                               8            n/a
Christina Aguilera                         9             8
Genesis                                   10             6
This week's top concerts chart is all shook up. The Police regain the number one spot. Newcomers Rush, Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, and Gwen Stefani take positions three, seven, and eight, respectively. Genesis drops four spots from number six to number ten. Roger Waters, who was in the number five spot last week, drops off the chart altogether.

TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS

Event                                  This Week     Last Week

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