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U2 Tops Ticketmaster's Top Events Chart

By (BI) Paul Temple

LOS ANGELES -- Ticketmaster announced Wednesday the nation's top most requested events for 2005 with the band U2 topping the chart.

"The event industry really sprung to life in 2005 as evidenced by the tremendous volume of ticket sales and requests for U2, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Coldplay and the many other great bands on tour this year, as well as hot-ticket playoff games including the New England Patriots and annual favorites such as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus," said David Goldberg, EVP Strategy & Business Development, Ticketmaster.

"Ticketmaster looks forward to charting the pulse of the nation's hottest events throughout the coming year," Goldberg added.

Following are the Most Requested Events of 2005:

1 U2
2 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
3 ROLLING STONES
4 PAUL MCCARTNEY
5 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
6 COLDPLAY
7 NEW YORK YANKEES
8 RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS
9 BON JOVI
10 KENNY CHESNEY

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