New York, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2007
Hot off their momentous on-stage gathering at this year's Grammy Awards, The Police have burst onto the secondary ticket marketplace with a strong showing according to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index for February. The legendary band, which reunited after being apart for 23 years, accounted for 10.4% of all concert tickets sold at TicketsNow in February, compared to the wildly popular Houston Rodeo that garnered 13.1%. The Police also passed well-known country music artists Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney by a large margin--who captured 4.9% and 4.3% respectively.
With the start of the Major League Baseball regular season around the corner, two of the most storied teams in history are making some noise with ticket sales in the sports category. The Chicago Cubs off-season spending frenzy has translated into 7% of sports tickets sold at TicketsNow, while the New York Yankees enjoyed a 6.1% share. Sales for both teams round out the top five overall tickets sold as the Cubs take in 3.1% of tickets sold, while the Yankees came in at 2.7%.
The Broadway hit Wicked was once again the top overall performer with 5.5% of all tickets sold in February and 31.8% of theater tickets sold. Trailing the leader once again was Jersey Boys, which earned 15.3% of theater sales and 2.6% of total tickets sold.
Top Events Overall for February 2007
1. Wicked6. Jersey Boys
2. Houston Rodeo
3. The Police
4. Chicago Cubs
5. New York Yankees
6. Jersey Boys
7. AMA Supercross
8. Keith Urban
9. Boston Red Sox
10. Kenny Chesney
Top Sports Ticket Sales for February 2007
1. Chicago Cubs
2. New York Yankees
3. AMA Supercross
4. Boston Red Sox
5. WWE Wrestling
Top Concert Ticket Sales for February 2007
1. Houston Rodeo
2. The Police
3. Keith Urban
4. Kenny Chesney
5. Bob Seger
Top Theater Ticket Sales for February 2007
2. Jersey Boys
3. Mary Poppins
4. The Lion King
5. Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes
About the TicketsNow Entertainment Index
The TicketsNow Entertainment Index tracks proprietary secondary ticket sales on a monthly basis to provide a snapshot of entertainment trends for sports, music, and theater events nationwide.
Established in 1999, TicketsNow is the world's largest, most trusted marketplace for premium event tickets. More than 90% of all professional ticket agencies that list, buy, and sell secondary event tickets online utilize software developed by TicketsNow--creating the most comprehensive database of secondary event tickets in the world. Named in 2004 and 2006 to the Inc. 500 Index of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., TicketsNow is a premium ticket provider for USA TODAY, Fandango, and AOL; an official sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars; an official sponsor of University of Louisville Athletics, Arizona State University Athletics, Texas Christian University Athletics, University of Cincinnati Athletics, and a corporate partner of Princeton University Athletics; a member of the Better Business Bureau; and a founding member of the NATB, which promotes the highest level of ethics in the secondary ticketing marketplace. For more information, visit http://www.TicketsNow.com.