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Top Events Week 26 (6/19/2013 to 6/26/2013)

onedirection1.  One Direction

What a year it has been for One Direction!  1D Concert ticket demand has been through the roof and is only getting stronger as they make their way across the US.  Next up, One Direction will be hitting Jones Beach in NY, East Rutherford NJ and Hershey PA.

2.  Taylor Swift

TSwift is still in canada but that has not stopped her from holding onto the #2 spot in this weeks top 10.  Taylor will be returning to the good ole USA on Saturday July 6th for a sold out show at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh PA.

3.  Justin Bieber

The Biebs continues his strong showing this week and moves up a spot to #3.  After wrapping up his tour dates on the West Coast, Justin Bieber will be headed to Oklahoma City, Dallas Texas, and Omaha Nebraska.

4.  Jack Johnson

Fans of the chill-axing sounds of Jack Johnson will be in for a treat this fall.  JJ will be hitting the road begining in September to play a series of concert in intimate settings.  His most popular tour dates include Washington DC, Upper Darby PA and Seattle WA.

5.  The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

Dave Chapelle is returning to comedy with the Flight of the Conchords for the 2013 Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.  This show is generating quite a buzz and is selling out large outdoor venues across the country.  Hot shows right now include Woodlands Pavillion, Fiddlers Green Amphitheater and the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park IL.

6.  Queens of the Stone Age

QOTSA is bringing back alternative rock to the mainstream.  Not only is their latest album “…Like Clockwork” top the rock charts but their 2013 tour is one of the hottest tickets right now.  Popular QOTSA shows include Riverbend, Red Rocks and Stage AE in Pittsburgh.

7.  WWE Money in the Bank

World Wrestling Entertainment’s next pay per view event, Money in the Bank, is drawing heavy interest with a lineup that includes WWE Champion John Cena vs. Mark Henry, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler, Money in the Bank All-Stars and Chris Jericho vs. Ryback.  WWE Money in the Bank will take place on 7/14/2013 in Philadelphia.

8.  John Mayer and Phillip Phillips

Music fans looking for a laid back outdoor concert to attend this summer seem to be gravitating toward John Mayer and Phil Phillips this year.  Normally this spot would be reserved for the Dave Matthews Band but these two have seemed to carve out their own niche.  Popular shows include Red Rocks, Milwaukee Summerfest and Bethel Woods.

9.  The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers recently announced a slew of shows for a fall tour.  They got a nice bunch in interest from the announcement with tickets going on sale on Friday.  Hot shows include the UIC Pavillion in ChicagoDarlings Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor and Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield.

10.  Mumford and Sons

The extremely popular bluegrass jam-band Mumford and Sons recently announced a 13-date tour that kicks off in August.  The tour includes four rescheduled shows that they were forced to postpone after Ted Dwane was diagnosed with blood clot on his brain.  All seems well for the band now.