The Week in TicketCity Search – April 23rd

The Kentucky Derby and Oaks return to the countdown after a weeks absence. While traditional Derby wear for the ladies includes some big hats, they still have nothing on whatever Lady Gaga wears on a daily basis. She remains at the top, while Louisville’s long lived horse racing traditions have cost the esteemed Mr. Bieber the #2 spot. The WWE remains at a strong #5, a consistently higher showing than usual considering their line-ups were effected by last week’s volcano-induced air travel shutdown.

The bottom five finds some returning favorites and one new entry. Rush remains #6, while George Strait tumbles a bit to #7. Sharon Jones appears for the first time on the countdown. I take it efficiency was the only reason no one added The Dap Kings to their search efforts. The funk/soul band is on tour now, playing dates through June.

Rounding out the top 10 are former favorites Carrie Underwood and Aerosmith. After last year’s troubled tour, the rockers are setting out once again to play dates in Europe and South/Central America on the Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour.

1 1 Lady Gaga
2 - Kentucky Derby
3 - Kentucky Oaks
4 2 Justin Bieber
5 5 WWE
6 6 Rush
7 4 George Strait
8 - Sharon Jones
9 - Carrie Underwood
10 - Aerosmith

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 15th

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The harder it is to see the trophy,
the more valuable it is. Right?

With the bowl season over and the NFL playoffs still in early stages, this week concerts once again floated to the top. Lead by Lady Gaga, whose Monster Ball Tour will mean she is a fixture of the list for months to come, concerts dominate the top 3. Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, also fixtures on the list, show no signs of slowing as they both climb significantly this week. The distinguished Mr. Bieber, whose meteoric rise to fame has yet to cool down, takes the #2 spot. As mentioned earlier this week, it was announced he will be closing out the Houston Rodeo. It has been explained to me that this is a big deal. I smiled and nodded.

Carrie Underwood returns this week, having released her latest album, Play On, in November. The former American Idol’s 2010 Tour is set to kick off in March. Though I don’t think her music will be blasting on SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! when the rather large, some might say ‘monstrous’, trucks of Monster Jam arrive at an arena near you this coming spring.

Finally the NFL does take a peek into the countdown, as Wild Card winners the Cowboys and the Saints show up in the bottom 5 in advance of their Divisional championship games this weekend. The big game itself appears at #10.

1 3 Lady Gaga
2 5 Justin Bieber
3 7 Taylor Swift
4 10 Winter Games
5 - Monster Jam
6 8 Miley Cyrus
7 - Carrie Underwood
8 - New Orleans Saints
9 6 Dallas Cowboys
10 - Super Bowl