July 18, 2007 10:46 ET

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VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 7/09/07 - 7/15/07.

                OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                              This Week    Last Week

Wicked                                  1          1
Boston Red Sox                          2          2
Jersey Boys                             3          3
Chicago Cubs                            4          5
New York Yankees                        5          6
The Police                              6          4
Nickelback                              7          7
Rascal Flatts                           8         n/a
Beyoncé                                 9         n/a
Dave Matthews Band                     10          9

Rascal Flatts and Beyoncé replace the Detroit Tigers and Toby Keith this week, joining three other bands to fill the bottom half of the Top Events chart with concerts.

                 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
Dallas Cowboys                          5         10
US Open Tennis                          6         n/a
Atlanta Braves                          7          9
St. Louis Cardinals                     8          5
Buffalo Bills                           9         n/a
Baltimore Orioles                      10         n/a

Major League Baseball still has a strong grip on the Top Sports chart, taking seven of the ten spots this week, but football sales are beginning to pick up. The Dallas Cowboys jump five spots, from ten to five and the Buffalo Bills debut at nine.

                  TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                              This Week    Last Week

Wicked                                  1          1
Jersey Boys                             2          2
Lion King                               3          3
Grease                                  4          6
Mary Poppins                            5          5
Phantom of the Opera                    6          7
Radio City Christmas Spectacular        7         n/a
Legally Blonde                          8         n/a
Monty Python's Spamalot                 9          4
Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE    10         n/a

"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" makes an appearance on the chart at the number seven spot long before the holiday season.

"Spamalot" makes a Sir Robin-like retreat from the number four spot to number nine.


Event                              This Week    Last Week

Wicked                                  1          1
Jersey Boys                             2          2
Lion King                               3          3
Grease                                  4          5
Mary Poppins                            5          4
Radio City Christmas Spectacular        6         n/a
Legally Blonde                          7          8
Hairspray                               8          7
Phantom of the Opera                    9          9
Monty Python's Spamalot                10          6

                    TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS

Event                              This Week    Last Week

The Police                              1          1
Nickelback                              2          2
Rascal Flatts                           3          7
Beyoncé                                 4          8
Dave Matthews Band                      5          3
Toby Keith                              6          4
Céline Dion                             7          9
Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill      8          5
Kenny Chesney                           9         10
Aerosmith                              10         n/a

Rascal Flatts and Beyoncé are the big movers this week, advancing four places each to put them at three and four, respectively.

                    TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS

Event                              This Week    Last Week

Céline Dion: A New Day                  1          1
Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE     2          3
Elton John: The Red Piano               3          2
Cirque Du Soleil: "O"                   4          4
Barry Manilow: Music and Passion        5         n/a
Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular      6          6
Monty Python's Spamalot                 7          5
Bette Midler                            8          9
Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ                    9         n/a
David Copperfield                      10          8

Barry Manilow and KÀ return to the chart, replacing Le Rêve and Toni Braxton. 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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