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April 11, 2013 - South Windsor, CT

Online ticket marketplace today announced ticket sale trends for Q1 2013. Although young pop acts have dominated concert sales on the marketplace in recent quarters, country artists George Strait and Martina McBride took the reins in Q1.

"Strait and McBride have proven to be a solid touring duo in recent years, particularly in the first quarter, when other concert acts are either off the road or running scaled-down productions with fewer tour dates," said Jessica Cushing, Associate Vice President of Online Marketing at

"Demand for concert tickets will only grow as we enter the peak touring season in late spring and early summer," Cushing added. "Many popular acts will be on the road -- Justin Bieber, One Direction, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, the Rolling Stones -- giving fans plenty of opportunities to see world-class live entertainment this year."

Category rankings for Q1 are below. Visit for the full Q1 2013 report.

Top Concert Acts on *

1. George Strait & Martina McBride
2. Justin Bieber
3. Taylor Swift
4. One Direction
5. Beyoncé

Top Sports Teams & Events on *

1. Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
2. Boston Celtics
3. Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
4. Miami Heat
5. New York Knicks

Top Theater Productions on *

1. The Book of Mormon
2. Wicked
3. The Lion King
4. Jersey Boys
5. Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy

* Based on sales reports for January 1-March 31, 2013. Trademarked terms are the property of their respective owners and are used strictly for descriptive purposes. TicketNetwork is an online ticket marketplace and is in no way associated with the trademark owners, artists, teams, or productions mentioned.

Since its launch in 2007, has helped connect thousands of live entertainment fans to the vast network of independent sellers that list tickets on the TicketNetwork® Online Exchange. The site's straightforward design allows customers to easily find, compare, and buy the most sought-after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. In addition to being PCI-compliant and EVSSL-certified, offers customers a 125% money back guarantee on their purchases. is the signature retail website of ticket software company TicketNetwork, Inc., and is headquartered in South Windsor, CT. To learn more, visit

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Allison Reitz
Marketing Associate
860-644-4000 x1382


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