The Week in TicketCity Search – March 18th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 - Austin Rodeo
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 3 Lady Gaga
4 9 Lil Wayne
5 - Prince
6 8 WWE
7 - Kenny Chesney
8 - Jimmy Buffett
9 7 Taylor Swift
10 10 Bon Jovi

Taking a short break from sports this week. It’s not that March Madness didn’t kick off, it’s just those (now) 2nd and 3rd round games never really get enough traction to crack the top 10. So many games, so many ways to search. Not unexpectedly, the Austin Rodeo leaps to the top. Only about to the half way mark, there’s ample time to catch the acts lined up for next week. The Rodeo ended the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s streak at the top, and did nothing to Lady Gaga, who remains at #3.

Lil Wayne bounces back from the bottom five to nab the #4 spot, while The Artist Formerly Known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince appears out of nowhere to grab the #5 spot, and grant me the opportunity to use that now highly cliche joke. He’s not really a fan of “the Internet” anymore. Not sure why, it’s a monumental human achievement that’s used primarily to exchange feline photography captioned in 36 point, black stroke, white Impact font.

The WWE leads off the lower 5, where Kenny Chesney returns to the mix. Also returning after a rather long absence from the countdown is Jimmy Buffett. Buffett was injured during an encore in a show back in January, but has since recovered and is back on the road this April with the Welcome to Fin Land Tour. Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi round things out this week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 11th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 1 Justin Bieber
2 - Big 12 Tournament
3 5 Lady Gaga
4 - Houston Rodeo
5 - Arcade Fire
6 - Big East Tournament
7 3 Taylor Swift
8 6 WWE
9 2 Lil Wayne
10 - Bon Jovi

Bigger shifts this week as all the conference level college basketball tournaments play out. This little appetizer to March Madness “proper” posted two entries, the Big 12 Tournament and the Big East Tournament. The SEC Tournament, in case anyone was wondering, was #11. The selection show for the NCAA Tournament is this Sunday. TicketCity will have some extended hours to accommodate buyers who want to get tickets once the teams are announced.

The esteemed Mr. Beiber remains in the #1 spot, while Gaga climbs up a couple spots at the expense of the departed Adele and Taylor Swift. Swift hung in there, but dropped to #7. While one might think the Houston Rodeo, arriving at #4, is sporting related, the major attraction are the concerts that happen every night. Still some big names to go, ranging from KISS to Alan Jackson.

Arcade Fire debuts on the countdown at #5. The… let’s see… one… two… three… um, there’s more… five… six… eight! The eight member Canadian indie rock band from Montreal recently won the Grammy for Album of the Year for The Suburbs. They have a pretty crowded touring schedule starting up in April.

Rounding out the list the Wresltmania-bound WWE falls a few spots to #8, and Lil Wayne takes a big stumble from #2 to #9. Bon Jovi sneaks back into the countdown at the end.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 25th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 1 Taylor Swift
2 3 Lil Wayne
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 4 Lady Gaga
5 9 Adele
6 - Blue Man Group
7 - WWE
8 - Monster Jam
9 6 Bon Jovi
10 - Kentucky Derby

While the top 5 remains rather musical this week, we see some sports and some “entertaining” sports sneaking back into the bottom 5. First off, Taylor Swift remains at #1. At the moment she is touring Europe, but will be returning to US soil at the end of May. The Speak Now Tour will hit some of the biggest arenas in the country, including Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Lil Wayne and the esteemed Mr. Beiber trade spots this week, and Lady Gaga hangs steady at #4. Adele works on a big leap from #9 to #5.

The Blue Man Group, or one of them, at least, is performing multiple shows at Dell Hall this weekend, and it appears people are looking for some last minute tickets. Much like mall Santas, these guys can appear at different venues all over the country at the same time.

Oh, it’s almost Wrestlemania season, so WWE should be around for a month or so. It’s a good pair for Monster Jam which returns to the #8 spot. Skip to #10 and we find one of the oldest continually held sporting events in the United States: The Kentucky Derby. The Derby is May 7th this year and is not a good pair for the WWE.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Feburary 18th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 2 Taylor Swift
2 - Justin Bieber
3 1 Lil Wayne
4 4 Lady Gaga
5 - Kings of Leon
6 - Bon Jovi
7 5 Katy Perry
8 - Glee Live! In Concert!
9 - Adele
10 3 Willie Nelson

Ah, February, when young netizens hearts turn to thoughts of spring concert tours and leave behind the chill of winter sports. Well, at least until March Madness…

The all concert top 10 this week sees Taylor Swift make it to the top again, sending Lil Wayne down to #3 to make room for… Oh, the esteemed Mr. Beiber has returned. Fresh off his Grammy ‘controversy’ the Beeb shows up in second place again. Actually, he should be happy with the outcome, the Best New Artist Grammy is known to come with a bit of baggage. Taylor Swift also lost that one… to Amy Winehouse. Just consider that bullet dodged and move on.

Lady Gaga never even got the nomination and she’s doing pretty good at #4. Kings of Leon return to the countdown at #5 after a long absence. Much the same can be said of Bon Jovi, who hung in for a while there last year but eventually faded.

A couple new arrivals at 8 and 9. The first is Glee Live! In Concert! I suspect this has something to do with the cast of the television show Glee! being… live… in concert… There may be additional exclamation points as well, I can’t be sure.

The second new entry is Adele, a soul and blues singer from the UK. She did win the Best New Artist Grammy, and only made it to #9 on the countdown. Her first album came out in 2008, which she wrote when she was 19. I have to admit the first thing that makes me think of is a line from Adventures in Babysitting.

The Week in TicketCity Search – November 12th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 - Garth Brooks
2 9 Bon Jovi
3 1 Justin Bieber
4 - Big 12 Championship
5 6 Texas Longhorns
6 - Usher
7 3 Prince
8 - George Lopez
9 - Rebelution
10 - WWE

Another big week of changes. Checking my holographic interferometer it doesn’t appear reality has been reset to the 90′s, yet there’s Garth Brooks atop the countdown. Garth is playing a set of concerts in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena in December, and fans have responded. Nine concerts so far, so ample seats available to get in and see one of country music’s most successful performers. Following Garth is another act with a slight hint of nostalgia going for it, Bon Jovi, who climbs to #2.

The esteemed Mr. Bieber tumbles to 3 in all this, followed by the Big 12 Championship, which less than a month away now. I’m sure the SEC Championship won’t be far behind on the countdown as December, and the subsequent Bowl announcements, nears.

That brief detour through the sporting world returns us to concerts, where Usher returns to the countdown after a long absence. He will be in Houston and Dallas later this month. Prince drops a bit from his #3 debut, but hangs in there at #7. Price is followed by comedian George Lopez, who is playing locally on the 13th.

That leads to “Rebelution”, which Wikipedia suggests could be a couple things, so I’m going to guess it’s the Reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA. Must have some buzz going for them, since their shows haven’t passed through locally, yet they’ve earned a spot on the countdown.