The Week in TicketCity Search – Taking Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Mar. 26th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Kid’s Choice Awards
3 2 Final Four
4 5 Drake
5 4 Justin Bieber
6 - Texas Rangers
7 8 Kentucky Derby
8 7 Bruce Springsteen
9 - Sony Ericsson Open
10 10 Masters Tournament

One Direction brutally crushed the competition again this week, in manner that does not befit a clean cut, non-threatening boy band. The Kid’s Choice Awards, most likely on the strength of a performance by that same boy band, arrives in second, and the biggest event in college basketball comes in third. The entire top five features the same events as last week, with just a couple swaps in position.

The bottom five isn’t much different either. Spring is in the air, and baseball follows soon after. Last season’s AL Champs, the Texas Rangers, start things off. Fans are ready for another shot at a World Series win this season.

Big spring events crowd the bottom five, with the Derby and Masters joined by the Sony Ericsson Open. Colloquially known as the Miami Open or Miami Masters, this tournament isn’t a Grand Slam, but it’s close. It is one of a small number of tournaments on the ATP tour with a draw larger than 64 players, other than the four Grand Slams. It’s a great way for value-minded tennis fans to see a big tournament without paying Grand Slam premium prices (or flying around the world).

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Direction is Up

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Mar. 19th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - One Direction
2 1 NCAA Tournament
3 2 Kid’s Choice Awards
4 4 Justin Bieber
5 - Drake
6 3 Austin Rodeo
7 - Bruce Springsteen
8 - Kentucky Derby
9 - KISS
10 - Masters Tournament

One Direction bested all of college basketball in the heart of “madness” this week, so I think that means tween girls everywhere just won the office bracket pool. The UK boy band crushed the competition, even when all things NCAA were yet again bundled into a single entry. The “Up All Night Tour” will be hitting the shores of North America in late May and continue through July.

One Direction will be performing at #3, the Kid’s Choice Awards, so stateside audiences can enjoy a little preview of the tour. Entry #4 is a nominee, so quite a big night for the Kid’s Choice Awards.

In its final week, the Austin Rodeo slipped to #6. Springsteen returns to #7, and the Derby makes another appearance at #8.

In other, slightly more rock-oriented tour news, KISS is paring up with umlaut aficionados Mötley Crüe on “The Tour.” The two hard rock legends will be filling arenas near you starting in July and finishing up in September.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 10th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 6th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 Eddie Vedder
2 Madonna
3 2 Drake
4 Daniel Tosh
5 San Antonio Rodeo
6 4 Van Halen
7 7 Justin Bieber
8 1 Bruce Springsteen
9 Andrea Bocelli
10 Kentucky Derby

The Boss lost his top spot this week to the whims of a more recent generation, Eddie Vedder fans. Vedder and his ukulele are playing dates across the lower Lower 48 in April and May. Vedder’s touring in support of his recent solo release Ukulele Songs.

Classics abound this week, as Madonna secures the #2 spot, fresh off the Super Bowl half-time show. Her latest world-wide tour heats up this summer and fall. Madonna’s new album, MDNA, hits (some) shelves and (mostly) pod-like devices March 26th.

Drake slips to the third spot, while comedian Daniel Tosh and the SA Rodeo round out the top five. Van Halen kicks off the bottom five, slipping from the #4 spot last week. Beiber fans steadily checking for new concert dates keeps him safe at #7.

Rounding things out this week we have a boy named Andrea and the Derby. Looks like some early shoppers looking for deals for the big race in Louisville. Rest assured, you’ve still got a few months to secure your tickets and pick out your hat. Though if the Derby remains on the countdown the entire time, I will rapidly run out of hat jokes.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 3rd

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 20th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
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 TicketCity Fourth of July Playlist

The TicketCity staff is full of music lovers, and we know that no Independence Day party would be complete without music! Below is just a sampling of the musical tributes to our grand ol’ country that one or all of us will be rocking out to this Fourth of July.

Since your Independence Day barbecue could feature an array of attendee ages, we’ve included a little something for everyone. Some classics, others…not so much.  But no matter what, from The Boss to The Muppets, you can be sure it doesn’t get more American than this.

Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIekamBDiAw]

Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11SvDtPBhA]

The Muppet’s version of “Stars and Stripes Forever”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDA9NbPAK8o]

Jimmy Hendrix’s version of “The Star Spangled Banner”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzIE24UEL88]