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August 04, 2011 13:50 ET

'Wicked' Reclaims Top Spot in TicketNews' July Events Rankings

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - Aug 4, 2011) - After finishing out of No.1 for three consecutive months, the long-running hit musical "Wicked" reclaimed the top on TicketNews' exclusive events rankings for July 2011, compiled from July 1-31.

Although no stranger to the top of the rankings, "Wicked" is the fourth event to fill the No. 1 slot in as many months. Previously the Top Event for June, Paul McCartney's summer tour stayed strong in July with a fourth-place finish. Sir Paul played concerts in the Bronx, Detroit, Montreal and Chicago during the past month. His North American itinerary concludes August 4.

Sade's joint tour with John Legend has quietly moved up the rankings over the past few months, finishing July in fifth. The soulful duo has concerts scheduled throughout August, including 10 shows in California. The tour ends September 3 in Las Vegas.

Adele was forced to postpone early summer concerts due to a bout with laryngitis, but she quickly rescheduled the U.S. tour for August and October. Fresh ticket sales for the rebooked dates helped the British songbird finish at No. 13 in the July rankings. The rescheduled tour begins August 9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.

Events to Watch in August:

  • The NFL lockout ended July 25, allowing both preseason and regular season game schedules to run uninterrupted. With the preseason beginning in August, expect top NFL teams to find their way into TicketNews' next rankings report.
  • European soccer club Manchester United finished July with an impressive No. 6 ranking, but should fall hard out of the rankings in August after closing their U.S. tour on July 30.

TicketNews' Monthly Top Events for July 1-31, 2011

Ranking Event Power Score
1 "Wicked" Tickets 3.42
2 Taylor Swift Tickets 2.82
3 "The Book of Mormon" Tickets 2.81
4 Paul McCartney Tickets 2.16
5 Sade & John Legend Tickets 1.65
6 Manchester United Tickets 1.41
7 Katy Perry Tickets 1.33
8 Boston Red Sox Tickets 1.31
9 "Cirque du Soleil - Alegria" Tickets 1.27
10 U2 Tickets 1.20
11 Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger Tickets 1.18
12 New York Yankees Tickets 1.18
13 Adele Tickets 1.15
14 "Les Miserables" Tickets 1.06
15 Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj Tickets 1.03
16 Maroon 5 & Train Tickets 1.01
17 "Cirque du Soleil - Zarkana" Tickets 1.00
18 Celine Dion Tickets 0.99
19 "Jersey Boys" Tickets 0.96
20 Selena Gomez Tickets 0.86

Monthly Rankings Methodology

TicketNews' exclusive Event Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange, the world's largest secondary market exchange. Power Scores are based on a given event's total ticket sales and total ticket sales of all applicable events from the first to the last day of a month. Since the sum of all events' Power Scores equals 100, an individual event's Power Score represents its overall significance.

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