No surprise ACL remains at the #1 spot, though it seems Phish fans have figured out that it’s better to just search for the festival instead of the band. Rush fans have stepped up as the band is moving through Texas this weekend. After an absence that is due, I’m sure, to the fact that the Monster Ball Tour is now overseas, Lady Gaga returns to the countdown as a date in our own little town is announced.
We won’t forget that it’s still football season, though, as the Longhorns gain a rank and the Razorbacks drop in to the list at #7. Between them we have some fresher concert performers. Usher, who has been on the list in the past, is touring in support of his recent album Versus.
According to my watch, it doesn’t seem to be 1995, but the Smashing Pumpkins are on the countdown at #6. Wikipedia suggests these are not your father’s Pumpkins. No matter, Billy Corgan is still there and he’s part of one of my favorite gags of the Simpsons‘ “Homerpalooza” episode.
Drake climbs a couple spots, over the esteemed Mr. Bieber, whose fortunes have taken a hit again this week. That leaves us with Kings of Leon, who sneak into the #10 slot after a long absence.
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