The Week in TicketCity Search – Buffett Blew into Town

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Apr. 29th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Jimmy Buffett
2 4 One Direction
3 2 Taylor Swift
4 5 Kentucky Oaks
5 - George Strait
6 Darren Criss
7 - Beyoncé
8 - Paul McCartney
9 10 Justin Bieber
10 - Kentucky Derby

I believe I know where Mr. Buffett is gonna go when the volcano blow: top of the TicketCity Week in Search Countdown! This (horrible) joke brought to you by the fact that I’m old enough to have grown up with the song “Volcano” as a staple of top 40 radio. It is also part of “The Big 8″ you’re likely to hear at any Buffet concert, including the one tonight at the Austin 360 Amphitheater. Thanks to the wind, you still have a chance to see this leg of the Songs From Somewhere Tour after it was rescheduled from last night.

Lots of movement across the countdown, though as usual the boys in 1D aren’t doing a lot of it. After a slight falter, they’re back at #2, followed by Miss Swift, who lands at #3.

The Oaks gains a spot. Last chance to get your Derby on this weekend. The most exciting 2 minutes in sports just makes it to the countdown at #10. Ladies, if you’ve been thinking: “I’ve got this really big hat and no place to wear it,” then you can’t miss the Derby.

George Strait rounds out the top 5. As expected, the June 1st show at the Alamodome is heating up. George will likely have a good run the next few weeks. He’s followed by Darren Criss, who is… um… one sec… from Glee! Yes, Wikipedia tells me that he is from Glee, and that I am… um… old, yes, old.

Both Beyoncé and Paul McCartney return this week. Each of their tours will get underway this month, so perhaps Beyoncé will one again become the powerhouse she was months ago.

 

The Week in TicketCity Search – Beatles, Horses & Motorcycles

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Apr. 15t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Paul McCartney
2 4 One Direction
3 - Kentucky Oaks
4 6 Taylor Swift
5 10 Rihanna
6 - MotoGP
7 - Kid Rock
8 7 Justin Bieber
9 - Beyonce
10 - Kentucky Derby

Paul McCartney classes up the joint at #1 this week. He dropped in at three last week and spent little time politely queuing his way to the top. The previous champs Mumford & Sons are nowhere to be found. The boys in 1D decided to slip into the McCartney motorcade and return to the #2 spot after what was their worst performance in some time last week: the dreaded #4.

Concerts couldn’t keep hold of the countdown permanently. We’re about 2 weeks out from Derby weekend in Louisville. The more economically friendly Oaks enters the countdown in the third spot. The Derby just slides into the countdown at #10. I’m sure it will be climbing up a bit over the next couple of weeks.

Epic segway time.

Speaking of horsepower… the MotoGP shows up at #6. MotoGP is a more Twitter-friendly way of saying Motorcycle Grand Prix, which is impressive because it predates Twitter by a while. The very Twitter unfriendly “MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas” is on for this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas here in Austin. For the record, the spec on a MotoGP engine calls for 240 horsepower. That’s a lot of Derbys.

Of interest on the concert side this week, Kid Rock’s latest tour has earned him the #7 spot, and Beyonce, once queen of the countdown, had returned, but at the slightly more modest #9 spot. She’s playing dates in Europe at the moment, but will return stateside this June when she will likely make a much stronger play for the top once more.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Are We There Yet?

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Mar. 4t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - George Strait
2 4 Bruno Mars
3 2 One Direction
4 5 Houston Rodeo
5 1 Beyoncé
6 3 Taylor Swift
7 7 Justin Bieber
8 6 Rihanna
9 - Maroon 5
10 10 Pink

A little “local flavor” tops the list this week. With George Strait swinging his last tour through the Houston Rodeo next week, it’s not surprising to see him shoot to the top of the list. He’s probably why the Rodeo gained a spot this week too. Not doubt a lot of central Texas will want to be there at Reliant Stadium for this one. Texans who can’t make it to the Rodeo will have another chance when Strait closes down the first leg of the tour at the Alamodome in June, with Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert.

That’s only the first leg, though. Leg two of The Cowboy Rides Away tour starts up again in 2014. Apparently it is a very long ride.

George’s lightning capture of the top spot threw the rest of the countdown into complete disarray. Bruno Mars takes advantage of the chaos, slipping into the #2 spot, while 1D weathers the storm with only a minor ding. The heat from Beyoncé has cooled a bit; she lands at #5 this week. It would have been tough to sustain those kind of numbers. She’s still on the field, though, more than can be said for her hubby and JT, who made a rather tepid splash last week and have since departed.

Taylor Swift can provide Beyoncé a shoulder to cry on, as she joins the esteemed Mr. Beiber in the bottom five. They are in good company, though, as A-listers Rihanna and Pink hold on for another week, and Maroon 5 returns to the countdown. Their tour with Neon Trees and Owl City (because, I presume, the owls need somewhere to perch) continues through June.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Backup Justin Installed

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 25t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Beyoncé
2 2 One Direction
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 8 Bruno Mars
5 - Houston Rodeo
6 7 Rihanna
7 6 Justin Bieber
8 - Justin Timberlake
9 9 WWE
10 5 Pink

Looks like the cool kids have a new clique. The top three remains the same this week with yet another big Beyoncé blow-out. 1D and Taylor Swift retain the second and third spots. Ousted member Justin Beiber remains mired in the bottom five, discarded like one of Swift’s former boyfriends. Bruno Mars is putting in his application to join up, with a solid four point rise that lands him in the forth spot. Mars embarks on the Moonshine Jungle World Tour this summer. Tour dates include either Fitz & the Tantrums or noted Herefordshireian Ellie Goulding.

With this year’s San Antonio Rodeo on the the books, Houston quickly takes over. March provides a wide selection of big concert dates in Reliant Stadium, from Kenny Chesney to Pitbull. George Strait closes things down as his final tour swings through on the 17th.

Rihanna’s Diamond’s tour heats up, a tad, as she slides into the #6 spot. Something that has an outside chance to shake things up a bit at the top appears in the #8 spot, in a bit of a “Justin cluster.” The Timberlake version has been otherwise occupied with his acting career for a while now, but he’s back with a new album and tour. The album, The 20/20 Experience, arrives later this month, and the tour will be hitting some of the biggest stadiums in the US this summer. The venue list is pretty much a who’s who (or maybe what’s what?) of packing in very large numbers of people in the same place.

Jay-Z will be joining Timberlake on the tour, keeping Mr. Carter occupied while Mrs. Carter is on her own tour. It will be interesting to see if the double bill of Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake can generate the sort of buzz Beyoncé is currently riding. I would have expected a bigger debut if that was going to be the case. There is ample time for this little rivalry to shape up, so we will see who’s at the top come the summer.

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Goggles Did Nothing

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 18t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Beyoncé
2 5 One Direction
3 4 Taylor Swift
4 3 San Antonio Rodeo
5 7 Pink
6 8 Justin Bieber
7 - Rihanna
8 6 Bruno Mars
9 - WWE
10 - Jimmy Buffett

Apparently the half-life of the average Fall Out Boy is pretty short. The radioactive frenzy for Fall Out Boy tickets departed faster than a gamma ray through Marie Curie. Beyoncé comfortably endures in her fallout sheltered top spot. The boys from Britain swing back into second place after a rocky couple of weeks, and Taylor Swift moves back into third after a more graceful one point drop.

The San Antonio Rodeo continues to hold onto the top 5, cheating a bit by actually “happening right now.” You’ve got until the weekend to check out the shows. Darius Rucker closes out the entertainment portion of the show on the 23rd. The rodeo finals are on the 24th.

Bieber enjoys a bit of a rebound as well, though smaller and just enough to lead off the bottom five this week. He’s joined by Rihanna, whose Diamonds Tour will open in March. The opening act in the US will be A$AP Rocky, with David Guetta a possible opener for the European leg of the tour. That won’t start up until June, so Rihanna fans state-side will have ample to catch her between now and then.

Bruno Mars clings to the #8 spot after sliding a couple notches, and, with Wrestlemania fast approaching, the WWE returns to the countdown at #9. Considering they’ve already started hyping next year’s Wrestlemania, this one will probably be a great deal. As for next year’s show at the Superdome, I’m sure they’ll exercise the sort of tasteful restraint they’re known for when promoting a show using the Roman numerals for 30.