The Week in TicketCity Search – The Direction Back

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 10th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 7 One Direction
4 3 Dallas Cowboys
5 4 Kevin Hart
6 - Tennessee Football
7 5 Arkansas Football
8 - Justin Bieber
9 - Bruce Springsteen
10 8 Houston Texans

Top 2 remain unchanged yet again this week. A strong run for both teams. As if to remind us they can’t be counted out yet, One Direction boomerangs back to the #3 spot after falling into the bottom five last week. In doing so they kick last week’s entries down a notch. The Cowboys and Kevin Hart both fall one place, rounding out the top five.

Some very familiar faces return this week to the bottom five, though we kick off with a little variety in college football. This week it’s the Volunteers of that other “UT”. The Razorbacks were the victim of One Direction’s return, making room from them in the top five and taking over the #7 spot they vacated. Similar to 1D, the esteemed Mr. Bieber reminds us he, too, may not be counted out just yet, reemerging fairly quickly to assume the #8 spot this week..

Also returning, The Boss appears at #9. Springsteen’s tour has drifted in and out of the top ten ever since it began. Not one to shy away from a heavy touring schedule, his Wrecking Ball Tour continues through at least December, though chances are it may go on even longer. There’s been no shortage of interest in the veteran rocker’s show, and he continues to sell out venues worldwide.

The Week in TicketCity Search – It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug. 13th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 3 One Direction
4 - Dallas Cowboys
5 5 Arkansas Football
6 6 Justin Bieber
7 7 Jason Aldean
8 - Bruce Springsteen
9 - Alabama Football
10 8 WWE

Strange week, as over half the countdown hasn’t budged since last week. Probably a first, though I will admit I haven’t exactly been keeping track of that particular stat. My gut is telling me it’s unprecedented, and I’m going with it. This means the ‘Horns and the Bulldogs remain on top, followed by former champ One Direction.

I see now that the boys (from England) are on a bit of a break between tours, so this is no doubt why they’ve cooled off a tad. They are doing a couple shows between now and the the kick-off of the aptly named “2013 Tour” in… 2013. March, 2013, to be specific.

The Boys (from Dallas) return to the countdown this week, forcing a break in our holdovers from last week. They replace Real Madrid, who have finished up their US tour and are safely back in Spain now. Local Real Madrid fans (or anyone who can foot the travel bill) can still pick up from tickets from us for home games at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Another group of countdown attendees content to remain in their place form the rich, nougaty center this week. Returning favorites sneak in below them, as The Boss pops into the #8 slot. Springsteen has been on tour most of the summer and isn’t slowing down for a while. There are many more arenas to be rocked between now and November.

The Crimson Tide made an early impact on the countdown in the run-up to football season but drifted away. They return this week, though just under the wire. The WWE is the only returning entry that changed places, though not in a good way. They drop from #8 to #10. With Summerslam this weekend, they may not be able to hold on next week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Can’t Escape in this Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Apr. 30th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Kentucky Derby
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 7 Texas Rangers
5 - Roger Waters
6 - Tom Petty
7 - Coldplay
8 - Dave Matthews Band
9 - Drake
10 - Bruce Springsteen

My cunning plan to miss a weekly update a hope this One Direction thing died down a bit has failed. For the record, they won last week too. Hopefully that’s the biggest surprise you experience this week. The Derby peaked at #2, as the festivities are under way today with the Oaks and the big race itself is tomorrow. TicketCity has a team in Louisville so all you very, very last minute shoppers still have a chance to get in on the most exciting two minutes in sports.

The Rangers leapt up the list, ending up at #4 and providing the only other sports event this week.

For all practical purposes we’re in the big summer concert season already. While the box office is pleased with the boy band from England, there’s big tours roaming all over. Roger Waters “Wall Live Tour” passed through Austin, boosting him to #5 this week.

The bottom five is all new, all concerts, kicking off with Tom Petty, who is drifting through Austin tomorrow night. Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, and Drake are also Texas bound but you’ve got some time to get your tickets for all those shows in Dallas and Houston.

The Week in TicketCity Search – A Clarity of Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Apr. 9th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Justin Bieber
3 7 Kentucky Derby
4 5 Texas Rangers
5 - Beyoncé
6 6 Bruce Springsteen
7 4 Drake
8 - Jimmy Buffet
9 - Detroit Tigers
10 - Kevin Hart

Not only did One Direction win again this week, but with the largest margin yet. They are posting numbers I rarely recall seeing before, digits that outstrip some of the biggest sporting events of the year, including one on this very list. Perhaps feeling the heat, fans of the esteemed Mr. Bieber have stepped things up, pushing him to the (still really distant) #2 spot. Credit where due, Bieber hit the second spot without any tour dates.

That sporting event alluded to earlier is the Kentucky Derby, and its little sister, the Kentucky Oaks. Together they posted #3 this week. There’s still a few weeks to get your plans set for a visit to Louisville and Churchill Downs. Two minutes of your trip are covered, the rest you can fill with the amazing sights, sounds and spectacle of Derby day.

Rangers fans are ready for the home opener, pushing them up a notch to #4, and relative countdown newcomer Beyoncé Knowles arrives in the #5 spot. Beyoncé’s return to live shows is set for the end of May in a three night stand at the brand new Revel Atlantic City casino. This promises to be a hot ticket despite the lack of English teenagers.

Springsteen stays put and once again kicks off the bottom half of the countdown, where Drake lands after dropping a few spots. Jimmy Buffet has been absent for a while, but with a new tour returns to the countdown this week. Finally, Kevin Hart takes over the comedy spot this week for Daniel Tosh who dropped off the list.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Direction with Magnitude

Week of
Apr. 2nd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Kid’s Choice Awards
3 5 Justin Bieber
4 4 Drake
5 6 Texas Rangers
6 8 Bruce Springsteen
7 7 Kentucky Derby
8 10 Masters Tournament
9 - Daniel Tosh
10 - Aerosmith

If this One Direction streak continues, I will rapidly run out of puns for the title of this update. Continue it does, with another strong #1 placement by the latest set of lads from the UK to have enthralled audiences stateside. The Kid’s Choice Awards #2 spot on the countdown is all the more impressive as it represents the short rush between last week’s update and the actual award show taking place the next day.

#3 goes to Kids Choice Award selection for Favorite Male Singer, who, no doubt, narrowly edged out Toby Keith for the prize. Mr. Beiber also won for Biggest Slime of the Night.

Rounding out the top five we have the Rangers. MLB Opening Day is on the books, but the Rangers home opener is tonight in Arlington.

Springsteen leads off the bottom five, with a boost from last week’s #8 spot. The Derby holds steady at #7 while the Masters climbs a couple spots as well. Still have time to get down to Augusta for the championship rounds this weekend.

Finally, Tosh pops back into the countdown, and Aerosmith’s “Global Warming Tour” with Cheap Trick brings us to a close.