The Week in TicketCity Search – July 16th

Big changes this week as departing tours and ending championships leave some holes in the countdown. Things are still pretty similar in the top 3; where my prediction last week that the Esteemed Mr. Bieber would lose some ground as his tour departed our little slice of toasty real estate has proven somewhat false. He returns to number 1, followed by a strong showing for Cirque and then Lady Gaga, who falls to #3. After that, the remainder of the countdown is almost all new.

The WWE starts us off. After the strong showing for a local show a few weeks ago, it is not surprising they’re surging ahead of dates in Houston, Beaumont, San Antonio, and others in around Texas around the end of the month. There’s ample opportunity to see action in the squared circle around Texas this month. In a minor thematic shift, James Taylor follows the WWE, with a set of shows up in Carnegie Hall in… 2011.

Our local college football team appears at the #6 spot. I’m told they’re rather popular. We’re about a month and a half out from the season openers in September so the initial rush for 2010 Longhorns tickets is on. The opener is in Houston on the 4th of September while the first home game is the 11th.

Rounding out the remainder of the countdown is a concert block of returning performers, including Tom Petty, who has been absent a while, and Adam Lambert, who appeared back when his tour was first announced but hasn’t been seen since. Finally, it seems people are taking my advice from last week about getting your soccer fix with the ManU Tour, which will end up with the big MLS All-Star game in Houston on the 28th. Still great seats available for that one, so check it out.

1 2 Justin Bieber
2 6 Cirque du Soleil
3 1 Lady Gaga
4 - WWE
5 - James Taylor
6 - Longhorns Football
7 - Tom Petty
8 9 Tool
9 - Adam Lambert
10 - Manchester United

The Week in TicketCity Search – May 14th

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.

1 7 Tool
2 8 Roger Waters
3 6 WWE
4 3 Justin Bieber
5 - Lady Gaga
6 - Conan O’Brien
7 1 Adam Lambert
8 9 Carrie Underwood
9 2 Rush
10 - Dallas Cowboys

The Week in TicketCity Search – May 7th

The list turned upside down this week. A radical reshaping in the week Post-Derby that sees Lady Gaga out and some interesting newcommers popping in. Of course, since the list includes last weekend, the Derby still appears, managing to cling to the top 5. It was former #10 Adam Lambert who had the best week of all, leaping the entire list to take the #1 spot. The top five spots reverse from Adam through to the Derby, including a resurgent and still esteemed Mr. Bieber.

The lower five sees the WWE pop back in once again, followed by Tool, who’ve been absent for quite a while, but return with new dates this summer in June and July. Veteran rocker Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is setting out on The Wall Live Tour this fall. Dates for the fall tour were only announced recently and there’s big interest already. The tour will see Waters perform Floyd’s famous rock opera The Wall live, similar to his previous Dark Side of The Moon Live Tour.

Another newcommer to the countdown but hardly music in general is the venerable rock band the Eagles. The legendary group, composed of, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, are touring jointly with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban this summer, in keeping with their country rock roots.

1 10 Adam Lambert
2 6 Rush
3 8 Justin Bieber
4 7 Drake
5 1 Kentucky Derby
6 - WWE
7 - Tool
8 Roger Waters
9 3 Carrie Underwood
10 Eagles

The Week in TicketCity Search – April 30th

It’s Derby week, and nowhere is that more apparent than on our countdown. Well, perhaps in Louisville, Kentucky, but only by a little… Yes, the Derby and Oaks won handily this week, knocking Lady Gaga off the top. Her fall was steep, so steep, that she didn’t land at #3. No, that spot went to a resurgent Carrie Underwood, who may be in for a long run thanks to a concert tour that runs almost non-stop through the rest of 2010.

George Strait gains a couple spots to round out the top 5, while Rush remains at a mellow #6 for a third week in a row. Not sure, but that may be the most constant occupation of the #6 slot in all countdown history. Continuing to bounce in and out of the countdown, Drake returns at #7… just head of someone who fell a lot harder than Lady Gaga. Yes, the esteemed Mr. Bieber hit #8 this week, barely ahead of Spurs fans who are following their team into the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

Finally, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert debuts on the countdown at #10. Not sure what it is about American Idol losers. Granted, you don’t have to do much to outperform a lot of American Idol winners… Lambert is playing a limited set of dates coming up in June for the “Glam Nation” Tour. Currently only one date is set past June, but more could be added, so keep checking back or signup for for updates on the Adam Lambert tickets page.

1 2 Kentucky Derby
2 3 Kentucky Oaks
3 9 Carrie Underwood
4 1 Lady Gaga
5 7 George Strait
6 6 Rush
7 - Drake
8 4 Justin Bieber
9 - San Antonio Spurs
10 - Adam Lambert