Not what I would have expected, but Tool has reached the top. The alt-metal band’s tour doesn’t kick off until June, but interest has certainly spiked. Some of the earliest dates are around our area, so that may have something to do with it. Following them is Roger Waters, whose Wall Live tour doesn’t start until September but is nearly as hot. Fans are searching early for these tickets. Rounding out the top 3 is the WWE, who have never been hotter, literally, as this is the highest they’ve ever appeared on the countdown.
Things take a turn for the more familiar as the esteemed Mr. Bieber and Lady Gaga complete the the top 5 and usher us to Conan O’Brien at #6. His comedy tour hits Austin tonight, so this last minute surge is not unexpected. Adam Lambert tumbles from an impressive #1 last week, settling down at #7, just ahead of Carrie Underwood, who managed to gain a spot. Rush also tumbled, landing at #9 from #2 last week.
Finally, just like Tool and Roger Waters fans, it seems the Cowboys faithful are shopping early for tickets to the 2010 season. The Dallas team winds up at #10 this week, well ahead of when I’d be expecting to see some NFL presence on the list.