The Week in TicketCity Search – March 9th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Mar. 5th
1 5 Radiohead
2 3 Big Time Rush
3 8 Big 12 Tournament
4 2 Houston Rodeo
5 1 Madonna
6 10 Big East Tournament
7 9 Justin Bieber
8 - Big Ten Tournament
9 - SEC Tournament
10 - Miami Heat

As college basketball fans get ready to fire up their brackets, there’s still the matter of determining out who will populate them. The conference tournaments are in full swing, and figure heavily this week. Holding over from last week, we have the Big 12 and the Big East, both showing some positive movement. The Big Ten and the SEC enter the countdown in the bottom five. There’s still time to get some conference tournament championship tickets, if you want to see your top pick lock down their seed in person.

While popular, the conference tournaments didn’t exactly crowd into the top five. Raidohead walked away with a strong victory, followed by Big Time Rush, making for an odd musical pairing at the top of the countdown. The Houston Rodeo is in full swing. It lost a couple spots this week, but still turns in a strong showing. Lots of big acts coming up next week at Reliant Stadium.

The bottom five is almost all basketball, and hawk-eyed Beiber fans, checking back to see when new concert dates arrive. Not quite yet, I’m afraid. The Heat return to the countdown, reminding us that professional basketball is still rather popular even as the collegiate flavor steals the spotlight a bit.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 2nd

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 27th
1 3 Madonna
2 5 Houston Rodeo
3 - Big Time Rush
4 - One Direction
5 - Radiohead
6 10 SEC Tournament
7 2 Drake
8 Big 12 Tournament
9 6 Justin Bieber
10 - Big East Tournament

Linsanity has abated, allowing room for the prelude to March Madness to begin. Three big conference tournaments show up on the list this week, though none managed to crack the top 5. Madonna surged back to the #1 spot after falling to #3 last week. She’s followed by the Houston Rodeo, which features a big line of top concert stars this year, including the group in this week’s #3 spot, Big Time Rush.

Since the Nickelodeon’s boys aren’t rushing anywhere else in Texas until July, I have to guess it’s because of their Houston Rodeo show. It’s a banner week for boy bands, as Big Time Rush is followed closely by One Direction. One Direction is a boy band from the UK who achieved some notoriety on the original UK version of The X Factor. At the moment, One Direction fans are just as disappointed as the ones for #9 on the list, as we don’t have anything for them right now.

Radiohead rounds out the top 5, ushering in the basketball heavy bottom 5. The SEC wins the battle of the conference tournaments, followed by the Big 12 and the Big East clings to the bottom of the countdown at #10. The tourneys get underway next week, so expect to see strong showings for all of them on the next countdown.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 3rd

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 20th
1 - Bruce Springsteen
2 1 Drake
3 2 Super Bowl
4 10 Van Halen
5 8 Red Hot Chili Peppers
6 - Big Time Rush
7 - Justin Bieber
8 4 Miami Heat
9 - Dallas Mavericks
10 - Monster Jam

So many corny “Boss” references, so little time… So let’s just say Bruce Springsteen’s tour dates for 2012 have been announced and they are pretty popular. Springsteen has a new album, Wrecking Ball, ready for release, and he will be on the road this spring, most likely at a very large arena near you.

Springsteen handily unseated Drake, who had the top spot two weeks running, but didn’t fall too far. Likewise, the sizable game on Sunday dropped one spot to #3. Rebounding pretty strongly, Van Halen climbs back to the #4 spot, and the Chili Peppers round out a very musical top 5.

Rock has the top five, while pop secures the bottom five. Big Time Rush, a more recently minted Nickelodeon boy band, kicks things off, followed by Beiber fans eager to know when the latest tour dates are announced. Answer: not quite yet.

The NBA takes lands near the end, with the Heat and their finals opponent last year, the Mavericks, in the #8 and #9 spots. Finally, in what can only be described as a twist ending, Monster Jam takes the #10 spot.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 2nd

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 28t
1 3 SEC Championship
2 10 ACC Championship
3 1 Texas Longhorns Football
4 - Baylor Bears Football
5 2 BCS Bowl
6 - Big Ten Championship
7 - Music City Bowl
8 - Jeff Dunham
9 - Kentucky Basketball
10 - Justin Bieber
Week of
Nov. 21st
1 1 Texas Longhorns Football
2 3 BCS Bowl
3 - SEC Championship
4 2 Mississippi State Football
5 6 Radiohead
6 4 Dallas Cowboys
7 7 Taylor Swift
8 - Big Time Rush
9 - LSU Football
10 - ACC Championship

Back to fill in another missing week. The conference championships have rocketed to the top in the past few days. The SEC won by a wide margin, but the volume on the ACC wasn’t too shabby. The Big Ten finds itself a little further down the list. Hard to say if the absence of the newly minted Pac-12 Championship has anything to do with their decision to keep everyone guessing on where it would be held until the last minute.

This is “announcement weekend,” so expect to see a lot of bowls on next week’s list. The BCS, fittingly, has been around for a few weeks now, and was joined this week by the Music City Bowl. Not one I’d have expected early buzz for, but we can certainly accommodate.

Rounding out the list we see Kentucky’s basketball team is getting some interest. With the almost-certain news the NBA lockout is over, we will see if the search momentum shifts to the pros over college teams. The revised NBA schedule isn’t out yet, but we’ll have listings once it’s officially announced.