November 05, 2012 11:45 ET

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Leads Top Events Rankings for October

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) -  Strong ticket sales for George Strait's Cowboy Rides Away Tour displaced the Tony-award winning Broadway hit The Book of Mormon atop TicketNews®' Monthly Top Events last month. The Cowboy Rides Away Tour includes performances throughout 2013 with additional dates expected to carry the tour through 2014. Country musician Martina McBride will be joining Strait on this farewell tour. The celebration of Strait's career is scheduled to begin January 18 in Lubbock, TX. Despite being knocked out of the top spot, The Book of Mormon continued to enjoy impressive sales, placing second in the sales rankings for the month of October 2012.

Pop sensation Pink joined the rankings this month with sales for her tour supporting her latest album The Truth About Love. The Truth About Love tour includes 25 shows scheduled over six weeks beginning February 13, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. Another pop performer and teen favorite, Justin Bieber, repeats among top sales performers this month. While Maroon 5's Overexposed Tour with Neon Trees & Owl City debuted on the rankings this month in fifth position.

With the approaching holiday season, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 2012 Winter Tour: The Lost Christmas Eve moved up a position from September to ninth place. Another seasonal favorite, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, joined the rankings at number eight, just ahead of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's rock opera. The Radio City Rockettes are celebrating 85 years of this holiday classic. In addition to performances in New York City, the show is going on tour with dates scheduled in cities including Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX; and Chicago, IL.

TicketNews® Monthly Event Rankings for October 2012

  Cowboy Rides Away Tour: George Strait & Martina McBride Tickets 6.02
  The Book Of Mormon 5.65
  Pink Tickets 3.64
  Justin Bieber Tickets 3.32
  Maroon 5, Neon Trees & Owl City Tickets 2.37
  Wicked Tickets 2.35
  The Rolling Stones Tickets 2.08
  Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 1.65
  Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve Tickets 1.55
  One Direction Tickets 1.52
  Barbra Streisand Tickets 1.44
  New York Knicks Tickets 1.20
  World Series: Detroit Tigers Tickets 1.19
  Born This Way Ball Tour: Lady Gaga Tickets 1.14
  The Lion King Tickets 1.13
  Jeff Dunham Tickets 1.13
  Vicente Fernandez Tickets 1.11
  Madonna Tickets 1.11
  World Series: San Francisco Giants Tickets 0.93
  Carrie Underwood Tickets 0.90

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