TicketsNow February Entertainment Index Tracks Resale Ticketing Trends in Sports, Concerts and Theater

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — From coast to coast, basketball fans proved to be among the most passionate last month as their ticket purchases on TicketsNow, Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace, made the LA Lakers and New York Knicks the most popular events in both the sports category and for events overall on the site. According to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index, concert sales also hit a high note in February. Madonna and Van Halen grabbed the top two sales spots in the category, accounting for more than 22% of all concert ticket sales for the month. While in theater, The Book of Mormon continued its run as the top-selling event in that group.

Following are the category leaders according to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index for February 2012:

Top Events Overall for February 2012

1.     Los Angeles Lakers


2.     New York Knicks


3.     Madonna


4.     Van Halen


5.     Miami Heat


6.     The Book of Mormon


7.     New York Rangers


8.     Detroit Red Wings


9.     Monster Jam


10.   AMA Supercross


Sports Ticket Sales for February 2012

1.     Los Angeles Lakers

2.     New York Knicks

3.     Miami Heat

4.     New York Rangers

5.     Detroit Red Wings

Concert Ticket Sales for February 2012

1.     Madonna

2.     Van Halen

3.     Kenny Chesney

4.     Coldplay

5.     Lady Antebellum

Top Theater Ticket Sales for February 2012

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