TicketsNow Announces Entertainment Index for June

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — It must be love for tennis fans, whose US Open 2011 ticket purchases on, a leading online resale marketplace for event tickets, propelled the event to the top of the TicketsNow Entertainment Index for June.

The US Open, which runs August 29 through September 11 this year, typically attracts more than 700,000 fans each year, creating a high demand for session tickets. The annual tennis event accounted for 8.7% of tickets sold on in June, more than twice that of the next closest event, the San Francisco Giants.

In the Sports category, baseball accounted for three of the top five sporting events last month. The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants kept pace with Concacaf Gold Cup soccer and narrowly overtook the New York Yankees, who had scored the top Sports spot in May.

Living musical legend Paul McCartney is selling out ballparks across the country, making his “On The Run” tour the hottest concert ticket of the summer. Songstress Taylor Swift, who continues her multi-city “Speak Now” tour, captured the second spot in the Concert category narrowly edging out iconic Irish rockers U2.

And in Theater, Tony Award-winning The Book of Mormon continued to play second fiddle to Wicked with superheroes, circus clowns, and comedians rounding out the category.

Following are the category leaders for June 2011:

Top Events Overall for June 2011

1. US Open Tennis


6. Chicago Cubs


2. San Francisco Giants


7. Atlanta Braves


3. Concacaf Gold Cup


8. Paul McCartney


4. New York Yankees


9. Cincinnati Reds


5. Boston Red Sox


10. Taylor Swift


Top Sports Ticket Sales for June 2011

1. US Open Tennis


2. San Francisco Giants


3. Concacaf Gold Cup


4. New York Yankees


5. Boston Red Sox


Top Concert Ticket Sales for June 2011

1. Paul McCartney


2. Taylor Swift


3. U2


4. Katy Perry


5. Kenny Chesney


Top Theater Ticket Sales for June 2011

1. Wicked


2. The Book of Mormon


3. Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark


4. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus


5. Daniel Tosh


About the TicketsNow Entertainment Index:

The TicketsNow Entertainment Index tracks proprietary resale ticket sales on to provide a snapshot of entertainment trends for sports, music, and theater events nationwide.

About TicketsNow:

TicketsNow is your connection to all of the fun and excitement of live music, theater, and sports. A leading online resale marketplace where buyers can choose from a large selection of premium tickets, TicketsNow provides consumers secure and convenient access to event tickets that are often hard to get through primary distribution channels. A wholly owned subsidiary of Ticketmaster, TicketsNow is a founding member of the NATB, which promotes the highest level of ethics in the event ticket resale industry. For more information, visit

LiveAnalytics, a Ticketmaster Company:

LiveAnalytics delivers fan insights and live event intelligence to venues, sponsors, artists and teams to improve marketing effectiveness, increase sales and enhance the live event experience.  Comprised of a dedicated team with experience in research, analytics, modeling, marketing and strategy consulting, LiveAnalytics leverages the robust Ticketmaster database and turns data into insights, recommendations and results.

About Ticketmaster:

With operations spanning 19 countries, Ticketmaster is the world leader in event ticketing and ranks among the top five eCommerce sites globally.  Ticketmaster is a division of Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit