August 21, 2007 10:00 ET

Van Halen Gets a Jump on the Competition

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 8/13/07 - 8/19/07.

                 OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                           This Week     Last Week
Hannah Montana                      1             2
Van Halen                           2           n/a
Wicked                              3             1
New York Yankees                    4             5
Mayweather vs. Hatton               5             3
Jersey Boys                         6             4
Boston Red Sox                      7             8
So You Think You Can Dance?         8           n/a
Stevie Wonder                       9             6
Dallas Cowboys                     10             7

For the first time in ten weeks, triumph does not go to the "Wicked." Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana takes the top of the chart.

Van Halen makes a strong start in the rankings, debuting at number two.

                 TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS

Event                           This Week     Last Week
New York Yankees                    1             2
Mayweather vs. Hatton               2             1
Boston Red Sox                      3             4
Dallas Cowboys                      4             3
Chicago Cubs                        5             6
Green Bay Packers                   6           n/a
Denver Broncos                      7             7
Texas Longhorns                     8           n/a
Pittsburgh Steelers                 9             5
New York Giants                    10           n/a

With a chance at the playoffs in sight, the hopeful fervor of Yankees fans propels the Bronx Bombers to the top of the Sports chart.

College football makes it debut in the rankings in the form of the Texas Longhorns. The team takes number eight this week.

                 TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                           This Week     Last Week
Wicked                              1             1
Jersey Boys                         2             2
So You Think You Can Dance?         3             3
Grease                              4             4
Lion King                           5             5
Radio City Christmas Spectacular    6             6
Monty Python's Spamalot             7             7
Hairspray                           8            10
Mary Poppins                        9           n/a
The Color Purple                   10           n/a

"Mary Poppins" returns to the chart after a brief holiday. "The Color Purple" reappears this week as well, bumping "Legally Blonde" and "LOVE" out of the rankings.


Event                           This Week     Last Week
Wicked                              1             1
Jersey Boys                         2             2
Grease                              3             3
Radio City Christmas Spectacular    4             4
Lion King                           5             5
Hairspray                           6             7
Mary Poppins                        7             8
Monty Python's Spamalot             8             9
Mamma Mia!                          9            10
Young Frankenstein                 10           n/a

"Grease," which officially opened this weekend, maintains the number three spot despite less than enthusiastic reviews.

                 TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS

Event                           This Week     Last Week
Hannah Montana                      1             1
Van Halen                           2           n/a
Stevie Wonder                       3             2
Dave Matthews Band                  4             5
Céline Dion                         5             3
Justin Timberlake                   6             4
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony       7             6
Kenny Chesney                       8             7
Projekt Revolution Tour             9             8
Rascal Flatts                      10            10

Van Halen jumps right into the number two spot on the Top Concerts chart. Even with David Lee Roth returning to the group, the band is no match for Hannah Montana. The teen sensation does not waver from the number one ranking.

                 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
Cirque Du Soleil: "O"               3             3
Barry Manilow: Music and Passion    4           n/a
Elton John: The Red Piano           5             4
Mamma Mia!                          6           n/a
Bette Midler                        7           n/a
David Copperfield                   8             5
Le Rêve                             9           n/a
Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ               10             6 is a comprehensive industry and consumer source for news and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews is a one-stop source for industry news, market analysis, event announcements, cancellations, and information. TicketNews is updated daily with original articles and an aggregation of third party sources. TicketNews information is based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world's largest secondary market exchange. For more information, visit

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