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10. The Best Man
Gore Vidal’s 1960 political drama is back on Broadway, and Best Man tickets make it to the top-ten list this week. The Best Man was nominated in the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, and Best Leading Actor in a Play for James Earl Jones’ performance. It’s no wonder this Broadway classic made it to the top-ten list for this week. Ronald Reagan auditioned to play the lead in the play’s original 1960 run, but was turned down. At an average ticket price of $202, you can watch James Earl Jones play the role Reagan was never thought credible to play, a presidential candidate. Purchase your Best Man tickets while the show is still on Broadway until the end of July at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
9. War Horse
The dramatic play set in World War I has gained international fame after premiering in 2007 in London’s famous West End. War Horse tickets are the second most sought after theatre tickets on this list. At an average price of $203, tickets for the play based on the novel of the same name are also the most sought after off-Broadway tickets. Watch as the dramatic war play tours across North America in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. War Horse has won five Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Direction of a Play. The success of the novel and play has also led an on-screen adaptation, which has one multiple Academy Award nominations.
8. Roger Waters
Hey you! Roger Waters is performing in the northeastern United States, and Canada. Roger Waters tickets drop to number eight on the list of most sought after tickets with an average price of $205. The Pink Floyd founder is considered by many as the best singer-songwriter alive today. With hits like “Comfortably Numb,” “The Wall,” and many more, this is one concert that makes you wish you were here. After leaving the famous English progressive rock group in 1985, the rock and roll hall of famer embarked on a successful solo career, and briefly reunited with the group in 2005 at a charity concert. Get out of your local planetarium’s Laser Floyd show, turn off your Dark Side of the Moon album playing simultaneously with the Wizard of Oz, and come enjoy living rock legend Roger Waters’ concerts as they hit North America.
7. Cirque du Soleil – O
Looking for something to do in Vegas, preferably something indoors to beat the 100-degree heat? Cirque du Soleil-O tickets knock off fellow French-Canadian Vegas show act Celine Dion in the top-ten list this week. At an average ticket price of $217, it’s not surprising the famous trapeze act overtook the pop diva. Maybe if Dion added synchronize swimming, and above-water trapeze acts, she could take back her spot on the top-ten list. Whether the gambling tables or the 100-degree desert heat are sweating you, no other act in Vegas can keep you cool like the water wonder show. Cirque du Soleil-O will be performing live at the hotel famous for its water shows, the Bellagio.
6. Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Crosby, Stills, and Nash tickets make it to number six this week, as the folk-rock legends rock this summer across America. The voices of the of 1970s youth political activism commence their Crosby, Stills, and Nash U.S. Summer Tour 2012 with several shows in New Jersey, before they start heading start heading west. Sometimes band member Neil Young will not be touring with the group this summer, but that shouldn’t stop fans from seeing the trio perform politically-charged hits like “Chicago,” and “Ohio,” as well as other hits like “Just a Song Before I Go,” and “Wasted on the Way.” At an average ticket price of $218, you can’t miss the twice inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers rock out across the U.S.
5. Kenny Chesney
Country music superstar Kenny Chesney keeps his number five spot on the list this week for his Brothers of Sun of the Sun Tour, but ticket prices have gone down to $219 on average. The reduction of ticket prices is the result of next set of concerts showcasing in venues in the north and upper Midwest, and away from the country music region of the south. It’s a great deal considering fellow country superstar Tim McGraw is also co-headlining the tour. The Brothers of the Sun tour dates reach large stadiums all over the United States. Watch as the boys from Tennessee rock out with other artists like Grace Potter and Jake Owen. The star studded tour is sure to be one of the summer’s most amazing and fun events, so get your tickets now before they fluctuate again.
4. One Direction
Fans in the south can stay up all night with One Direction, as the Up All Night Tour makes a couple stops Florida, and Georgia before moving up north. One Direction ticket prices have fluctuated from the number five spot, to number nine, and now up to number four. There really is no one direction for One Direction tickets this summer. Based on average ticket price, fans in the southwest weren’t too keen on watching the 20-something year olds from across the pond, but fans in the south can’t get enough of these suave young men. The third-place finalists from the U.K. version of the X Factor are winning the hearts (and cash) of women across the world on this world tour. One Direction is finishing off their Up All Night Tour in the U.S. this summer before restarting their 2013 World Tour in the winter.
3. The Book of Mormon
The multiple-award winning musical The Book of Mormontickets in New York are still selling like crazy. Average prices for the comedic musical sell for $315, down almost $40 dollars from last week. It is the top Broadway musical to make it on the list. The masterminds behind South Park Matt Stone and Trey Parker made their huge debut on Broadway with their critically acclaimed religious satire musical in 2011. The show has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. The Book of Mormon will be a main stay in Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, but will tour the country in late 2012 and in London in 2013.
The critically-acclaimed British alternative-pop group is making their way back to the United States this summer. Coldplay tickets make it to number two this week, and are the top concert tickets this week. This summer will showcase the band’s final concerts of the North American portion of the group’s Mylo Xyloto Tour before heading off to Europe and Australasia. Average Coldplay ticket prices sell for $374, and their shows are one of the hottest concerts this summer. Watch as Chris Martin and the boys perform their hits like “Yellow,” “Fix You,” and their latest hit “Paradise.” The seven-time Grammy award winning band show One Direction how a British group is suppose to captivate an audience with a concert with amazing lights, and atmosphere that complements their meditative and impassioned sound.
Nothing says summer like jolly, old England, especially if you’re a tennis fan. Wimbledon tickets make it to number one on the list of most sought after tickets based on average tickets price. The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is not only the number one sporting event, but is also the only sporting event on this list, much to the chagrin of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Watch as men’s tennis superstars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Roddick compete for defending champion Novak Djokovic’s number one spot. Women’s tennis superstars Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and Samantha Stosur will also contend for Petra Kvitova’s defending championship. This is the only major tennis tournament played on a grass field, and at an average price of $1,139, you’re going to need some green.
|Top Ten Events||Avg Price|
|The Book of Mormon Tickets||$315.17|
|One Direction Tickets||$230.14|
|Kenny Chesney Tickets||$219.76|
|Crosby Stills and Nash Tickets||$218.07|
|Cirque du Soleil-O Tickets||$217.59|
|Roger Waters Tickets||$205.19|
|War Horse Tickets||$203.34|
|The Best Man Tickets||$202.50|