While the Backstreet Boys’ recent announcement of a new reunion album – their first collaborative effort since 2005 – got us thinking about the good ole’ days of matching outfits, perfectly synchronized dance moves, and the liberal use of hair gel that typified late ’90’s Boy Band mania, the truth is, the Boy Band hasn’t ever gone away.

It’s just evolved.

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In some cases (to fit our modern times?) it simply downsized: Our No. 1 slot Justin Bieber, for example, is only one boy, and while there must be a band responsible for the beats and melodies of “Boyfriend” and “As Long as You Love Me” somewhere, chances are even the most diehard of Beliebers would have a tough time naming J Bieb’s drummer, let alone wanting to pin a poster of him over his or her bed.

Justin Bieber: “Boyfriend”

No. 4 Drake is also a solo artist, and less Justin Timberlake/Usher/David Cassidy-esque than Biebs. However, he’s got serious boy-band cred to his name: Aubrey Drake Graham originally made his debut as a child actor on the popular Canadian night-time soap “Degrassi,” just as noted boy-banders of the past (the aforementioned David Cassidy, ’60s bb pioneers The Monkees, and remember-them? supergroup O-Town) have also starred in successful primetime slots.

But in other ways, the boy band scene hasn’t changed at all. Literally. Three of our 10 groups are throwback acts of bygone eras: ’80’s rockers Duran Duran (though some would Former boy-band kings, N'Syncvehemently argue they are not, in fact, boy banders – we say, as always, check the hair), ’80s hip-hop group New Edition, and ’90s R&B crooners Boyz II Men fall at nos. 3, 5 and 6, respectively.

We’ve based this particular list on those acts who commanded the highest ticket prices of 2012. They’re the most in-demand boy bands of the year, and for those still touring, we’ve got ticket links to their upcoming shows below!

Best, Most In-Demand Boy Bands of 2012

RankingArtist

1 Justin Bieber
2 One Direction
3 Duran Duran
4 Drake
5 New Edition
6 Boyz II Men
7 Mindless Behavior
8 Hedley
9 Gavin Degraw
10 Ed Sheeran

1). Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is our most in-demand boy band of 2012

Avg. Ticket Price (with Carly Rae Jepsen): $237

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MTS Centre Winnipeg, Canada
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Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada
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Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada
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SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Canada
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Fargo, ND
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Minneapolis, MN
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Lincoln, NE
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Des Moines, IA
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Cincinnati, OH
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Indianapolis, IN
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Nashville, TN
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Jacksonville, FL
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Orlando, FL
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Miami, FL
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Miami, FL
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Greensboro, NC
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Baltimore, MD
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Newark, NJ
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Hartford, CT
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Buffalo, NY
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Atlantic City, NJ
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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Makuhari Messe Mihama Ward, Japan
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Makuhari Messe Mihama Ward, Japan
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Hylands Park Chelmsford, UK
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Hylands Park Chelmsford, UK
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Weston Park Shifnal, UK
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Weston Park Shifnal, UK
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Korinn Kopavogur, Iceland
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Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin Berlin, Germany
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Kleine Olympiahalle Munich, Germany
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Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany
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Accor Hotels Arena Paris, France
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Accor Hotels Arena Paris, France
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Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway
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Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway
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Hartwall Arena Helsinki, Finland
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Hartwall Arena Helsinki, Finland
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Tele2 Arena Stockholm, Sweden
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Tele2 Arena Stockholm, Sweden
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Parken Stadium Copenhagen, Denmark
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Sportpaleis Antwerp, Belgium
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Sportpaleis Antwerp, Belgium
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Gelredome Arnhem, Netherlands
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Gelredome Arnhem, Netherlands
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The O2 London, UK
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The O2 London, UK
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The O2 London, UK

2). One Direction

One Direction is our second most in-demand boy band of 2012.

Avg. Ticket Price: $202

3).Duran Duran

Duran Duran is our third most in-demand boy band of 2012.

Avg. Ticket Price: $167

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Event
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Teatro Antico Taormina, Italy
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Ippodromo delle Capannelle Rome, Italy
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Arena di Verona Verona, Italy
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Mediolanum Forum Assago, Italy
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Nashville, TN
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Lebreton Flats Ottawa, Canada
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Highland Park, IL
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Highland Park, IL
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Clarkston, MI
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Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, Canada
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Plains of Abraham Quebec City, Canada
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Lebreton Flats Ottawa, Canada
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Mansfield, MA
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Camden, NJ
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Saint Paul, MN
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Kansas City, MO
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Paso Robles, CA
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Las Vegas, NV
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Irvine, CA
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Chula Vista, CA
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Glendale, AZ
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San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco, CA
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Chula Vista, CA
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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada
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Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada
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Everett, WA
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Airway Heights, WA
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San Antonio, TX
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Durant, OK

4).Drake

Drake is our fourth most in-demand boy band of 2012.

Avg. Ticket Price: $141

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Austin, TX
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Dallas, TX
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Kansas City, MO
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Saint Paul, MN
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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Auburn Hills, MI
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Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada
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Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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Boston, MA
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Buffalo, NY
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Columbus, OH
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Nashville, TN
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Detroit, MI
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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Philadelphia, PA
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Greensboro, NC
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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Tampa, FL
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Miami, FL
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Miami, FL
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New Orleans, LA
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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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Phoenix, AZ
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Las Vegas, NV
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Oakland, CA
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Oakland, CA
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Tacoma, WA
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Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada
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Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada
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Rogers Place Edmonton, Canada
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San Jose, CA
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Inglewood, CA
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Inglewood, CA
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Denver, CO
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Des Moines, IA
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Chicago, IL
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Bell Centre Montreal, Canada
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Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada

5). New Edition

New Edition is our fifth most in-demand boy band of 2012.

Avg. Ticket Price: $127

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Columbia, MD
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Augusta, GA
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Greensboro, NC
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Hampton, VA
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Charlotte, NC
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Grand Prairie, TX
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Houston, TX
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New Orleans, LA
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San Antonio, TX
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Bridgeport, CT
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Atlantic City, NJ
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Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY
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Newark, NJ
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Detroit, MI
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Indianapolis, IN
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Independence, MO
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Maryland Heights, MO
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Cincinnati, OH
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Cincinnati, OH
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Chicago, IL
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Minneapolis, MN
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Las Vegas, NV
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Concord, CA
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Los Angeles, CA

6).Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men are our sixth most in-demand boy band of 2012.

Avg. Ticket Price: $109

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Event
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Washington, DC
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Norfolk, VA
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Westbury, NY
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Los Angeles, CA
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Atlanta, GA
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Lincoln, RI
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Lincoln, RI
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Atlantic City, NJ
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Newark, NJ
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Belmont, MI
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Hershey, PA
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Clarkston, MI
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Moorhead, MN
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Moorhead, MN
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Sandy, UT
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Chandler, AZ
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Council Bluffs, IA
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Nashville, TN
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Bethlehem, PA
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Dover, DE
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Fredericksburg, VA
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV

7). Mindless Behavior

Avg. Ticket Price: $104

8). Hedley

Hedley are our eighth most in-demand boy band of 2012.

Avg. Ticket Price: $90

Date
Event
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Kirkland Lake Community Complex Kirkland Lake, Canada

9). Gavin DeGraw

Gavin Degraw is our ninth most in-demand boy band for 2012.

Avg. Ticket Price (with Colbie Caillat):$87

Date
Event
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The Avalon Ballroom At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara Falls, Canada
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The Avalon Ballroom At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara Falls, Canada
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The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Windsor, Canada
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Highland Park, IL
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Biloxi, MS
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Bethel, NY
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Hyannis, MA
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Portland, ME
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Portland, ME
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Selbyville, DE
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Kettering, OH
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Grand Rapids, MI
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Rohnert Park, CA
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Livermore, CA
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Saratoga, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Del Mar, CA
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Lincoln, CA
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Modesto, CA
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Modesto, CA
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Jacksonville, OR
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Magna, UT
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Broomfield, CO
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Papillion, NE
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St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
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Prior Lake, MN
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New Buffalo, MI
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Prior Lake, MN
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Nashville, TN
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Warren, OH
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Columbus, OH
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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Utica, NY
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Reading, PA
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Utica, NY
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Providence, RI
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Albany, NY
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New York, NY
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Boston, MA
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Sayreville, NJ
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Morristown, NJ
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Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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Louisville, KY
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Dallas, TX
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Houston, TX
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Las Vegas, NV
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Austin, TX
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Orlando, FL

10). Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is our tenth most popular boy band of 2012.

Avg. Ticket Price (with Snow Patrol): $68

Justin Bieber: “Somebody to Love”

One Direction: “What Makes You Beautiful”

Duran Duran: “Girl Panic”

Drake:”Marvin’s Room”

New Edition: “If It Isn’t Love”

Boyz II Men: “One Up For Love”

Mindless Behavior: “My Girl”

Hedley: “For the Nights I Can’t Remember”

Gavin Degraw: “Cheated On Me”

Ed Sheeran: “Lego House”