August 15, 2007 09:52 ET

STUBHUB FanStats(SM) - StubHub Reveals America's 20 Most Rockin' Cities of 2007

World's Top Ticket Marketplace Ranks Most Active Markets for Summer Concert Tickets

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - StubHub, the fan's ticket marketplace, today announced its 20 Most Rockin' Cities for 2007 based on overall gross ticket sales in each market. Over 90 North American cities/regions populate event listings on StubHub. A stellar line-up of tours sent fans rushing to buy tickets to watch their favorite pop stars and legendary reuniting bands. Many shows sold out, some within minutes of going on sale, but a record number of fans turned to the StubHub marketplace for access despite "sold out" signs at the box office. With so many tickets changing hands, StubHub has compiled its second annual list of America's 20 Most Rockin' Cities. Summer concerts in these top 20 cities have been the most active sellers on StubHub with rankings based on total sales for concert events only, occurring between May 15th and September 15th.

Additionally, StubHub has included the three best selling shows in each city. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago held their distinctions again this year as the top three Most Rockin' Cities. The Police tour was the top grossing and most popular act in more than half of the top 20 cities.

America's 20 Most Rockin' Cities:

2007 City Rank    2006 Rank   Top Selling Shows:
1.  New York Metro   (1)    The Police - 8/3,8/1, 8/5
2.  Los Angeles      (2)    The Police - 6/23, 6/20, 6/21
3.  Chicago          (3)    The Police - 7/6, 7/5, Eric Clapton
4.  Boston           (5)    The Police - 7/28, 7/29, Kenny Chesney
5.  Philadelphia     (4)    Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, The Police 7/19
6.  San Francisco
    Bay Area         (6)    The Police, Roger Waters, Soul 2 Soul
7.  Dallas           (7)    The Police - 6/26, 6/27, Kenny Chesney
8.  Las Vegas       (11)    The Police, Soul 2 Soul, Roger Waters
9.  Detroit         (12)    The Police, Nickelback, Soul 2 Soul
10. Hartford         (9)    The Police, Dave Mathews Band 8/4, 8/5
11. Miami            (8)    The Police, Kenny Chesney, Roger Waters
12. Atlanta         (15)    Soul 2 Soul, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban
13. Denver          (16)    The Police 6/9, Rush, The Police 6/10
14. Phoenix         (14)    The Police, Keith Urban, Soul 2 Soul
15. Washington,
    DC Metro        (10)    Soul 2 Soul, John Mayer, Beyonce
16. Seattle         (17)    Kenny Chesney, The Police - 6/6, 6/7
17. Richmond, VA.   (13)    Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Rush
18. Houston         (19)    The Police, Rush, Kenny Chesney
19. Atlantic City,
    NJ              (18)    Jimmy Buffett, Tool, Josh Groban
20. Tampa, FL       (NR)    The Police, Kenny Chesney, Soul 2 Soul

*Data based on sales through StubHub as of 8/13/07

"The populations of our 20 Most Rockin' Cities have shown their great affinity for this summer's live music," said Sean Pate, spokesperson for StubHub. "People of all ages came to see The Police reunite, it wasn't uncommon to see a 19 year-old standing next to a 50 year-old both singing the lyrics to 'Roxanne'. Similarly, the legendary Jimmy Buffett continues to pack 'em in year after year while country acts like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban have firmly entrenched themselves as major draws across the land."

More FanStats(SM) Summer Concert Stats (as of 8/13/07)

--  The Police tour is the best selling tour in the history of StubHub,
    surpassing the success of the Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang Tour in
    2005/2006 with roughly half as many dates. Police ticket sales also doubled
    the gross sales of Madonna's entire 2006 tour.
--  Though demand was high, Police tickets sold for as low as $9 for seats
    at the Pepsi Center in Denver but as high as $10,000 for floor seats at
    Madison Square Garden in New York.
--  The most expensive concert ticket sold this summer was $10,000 for a
    front row seat to the Police concert at Madison Square Garden in New York
    on August 1st.  The buyer from California purchased a pair for a total cost
    of over $20,000.
--  The most expensive purchase was $28,038 for a suite at the Police
    concert on August 3rd at Madison Square Garden in New York.
--  StubHub's Top 5 concerts in America will each support over $2 million
    in ticket sales by the end of the tour:

Top 5 Concerts                  Average Ticket Price

1.      The Police                      $207
2.      Justin Timberlake               $181
3.      Kenny Chesney                   $162
4.      Jimmy Buffett                   $131
5.      Dave Matthews Band              $135

    *Based on total gross sales

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