The Week in TicketCity Search – Finally

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Apr. 1st
1 - Final Four
2 3 Pink
3 2 One Direction
4 5 Maroon 5
5 - Texas Rangers
6 1 Taylor Swift
7 - Kenny Chesney
8 4 Justin Bieber
9 - Bon Jovi
10 - Mumford & Sons

The Final Four tops the list as the championship is almost on top of us. With a single thing to search for, it makes it a lot easier for the title match-ups to make a dent on the list. In this case, the dent is pretty big. As the final match is on Monday, it may yet make the top ten next week as well.

Pink continues to climb the charts, and, outside of a popular national collegiate basketball championship, would have made it to the top this week. 1D remains in the top 3, ever the unflappable Englishmen. The official 2013 World Tour will be making the rounds in Europe this spring, and will hit the US in June.

Maroon 5′s dance card remains packed. The band’s current tour may be winding down, but they’ll be on the road again after a short break, headlining the Honda Civic Tour next fall.

To remind us that it is now, very officially, baseball season, the Rangers debut at #5 this week.

Taylor Swift’s recapture of the top spot was short lived, and she falls back to #6. The bottom five is where a similar fate awaited Justin Bieber, who dropped four spots to #8. A few returning favorites slip in there as well, with Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi appearing after long absences.

Finally, another British band who aren’t exactly boys makes their countdown debut in the tenth spot. Mumford & Sons is a folk rock quartet out of London who exploded (in a folky fashion) into the US with the hit "Little Lion Man." Their Gentlemen of the Road Tour is playing two shows in a number of locations around the US, including the new Austin360 Amphitheater.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Bieber Fever Relapse

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Week of
Dec. 17th
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 1 Taylor Swift
3 3 One Direction
4 - NY Knicks
5 - Dallas Cowboys
6 1 BCS Bowl
7 - Fleetwood Mac
8 - Houston Texans
9 8 Luke Bryan
10 7 Bon Jovi

The top three remain the same, though not in the same order this week. How many weeks to come is really the only question at this point. With the wind (of announcing 30 new tour dates) at his back, the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to the top spot. It remains to be seen how long this taste of former glory will last. The extension of the Believe Tour is a good sign the severity of Bieber Fever hasn’t ebbed too much.

The Knicks make an appearance on the countdown. Best I can figure is the game against Rockets this week where one Jeremy Lin returned to MSG. Bieber Fever may still be infectious, but it appears medical science was able to find a cure for Linsanity.

The Cowboys hold steady at #5, as playoff hopes stay alive.

The BCS kicks off the bottom five as the only bowl game survivor. It’s followed by a new face on the countdown, though not in music in general: Fleetwood Mac. The band is going on tour again in 2013 for the 35th anniversary of the Rumors album. As it is still one of the best selling albums of all time, that’s a pretty good excuse.

Well, that’s it for this year. I’ll be back next year, hope it goes well for all our readers.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Swift Bowling

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Week of
Dec. 10th
1 6 Taylor Swift
2 - Justin Bieber
3 3 One Direction
4 1 BCS Bowl
5 2 Cotton Bowl
6 - Dallas Cowboys
7 - Bon Jovi
8 - Luke Bryan
9 - Outback Bowl
10 8 Orange Bowl

I’d wax poetic about that candle-burning-brightly-but-not-lasting-long thing, but I can’t remember the quote exactly. Meh, that was inspiring enough, right? The candle in this horribly wounded metaphor is bowl game listings on the top ten in this very blog post. Not completely spent, but certainly not the force they were last week. There are only four bowls left, with the BCS the best placing at #4.

The brighter flames on the countdown are the ones we may be seeing vying for the top spot for months to come. This week it’s Taylor Swift, so girl power gets the drop on the Y-chromosome set.

Moving to the bottom five, Cowboys fans are looking to see those last few games, as the Boys have a chance to reach the postseason. They’re followed by Bon Jovi, who will need to bring their a-game if they plan to crack the top 3. Like the other contenders, Bon Jovi will be on the road this spring, touring in support of their to-be-released album, What About Now.

Luke Bryan rounds things out on the concert side, while the Outback Bowl squeezes in an appearance for the season, and the Orange Bowl drops two spots to last place this week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Holding Your Breath for the Bowls

Week of
Nov. 26th
1 - SEC Championship
2 - One Direction
3 - BCS Bowl
4 - Justin Bieber
5 - Taylor Swift
6 - Trans Siberian Orchestra
7 - Miami Heat
8 - Rush
9 - Eric Clapton
10 - Bon Jovi

It appears searchers are savoring the anticipation of Sunday’s bowl announcements, as they are noticeably absent this week. The only exception, making it to #3 this week, is the BCS, and that is likely because Norte Dame has a “presumptive” lock on it. The Fighting Irish haven’t been to the National Championship Game for quite some time, so fans are eager to see them make some history at Sun Life Stadium this January.

The Irish in question will likely be fighting the winner of the #1 entry this week, the SEC Championship. The Crimson Tide and the Georgia flavored Bulldogs take to the field at the Georgia Dome this Saturday.

Squeezed between these testosterone fueled spectacles, 1D lands in the #2 spot. With the exception of the Heat holding over from before the Thanksgiving holiday, the remainder of the countdown is filled with concert performers. The holiday concert season is in full swing, as evidenced by the return of noted holiday favorite Trans Siberian Orchestra in the #6 spot. TSO’s show this season is based on their 2004 album The Lost Christmas Eve.

Some classic rock rounding things out this week, as both Rush and Clapton make an appearance. Clapton is playing shows with the somewhat freshly reunited Wallflowers next spring.

I’m sure next week we will be seeing some more bowl entries. Will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

The Week in TicketCity Search – May 13th

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1 5 Adele
2 6 Justin Bieber
3 4 Taylor Swift
4 - Selena Gomez
5 - Jason Aldean
6 8 Britney Spears
7 10 WWE
8 3 Maná
9 - Bruno Mars
10 - Bon Jovi

Derby weekend is past, with a big upset, making “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” even more exciting than usual, assuming that’s possible. That leaves the top spots open for a resurgence in concerts. Taking the crown is Adele, who flips up from the number five spot last week, leapfrogging the esteemed Mr. Beiber, who lands at number two. Taylor Swift moves up one, while Selena Gomez returns strong after a few weeks absence.

Rounding out the top 5 is Jason Aldean, who has been drifting in and out of the countdown for a few months now. Britney kicks off the lower half of the countdown as interest in this summer’s Femme Fatale Tour remains strong. The WWE has a strong week, climbing to #7, while Maná is a bit depleted, ending the week down at #8. Hopefully they can be replenished next week.

Returning after a much longer absence is Bruno Mars. He’s on tour now, and currently passing through Texas. Bruno’s debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans earned him a Grammy for “Just the Way You Are.” Bon Jovi pops in at number ten to remind us they’re still on tour as well.