The Week in TicketCity Search – Saving the Best for a Repost

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct 7th
1 1 ACL Fest
2 2 Dallas Cowboys
3 - LA Dodgers
4 - TX-OU
5 4 Book of Mormon
6 - Drake
7 5 George Strait
8 7 Cher
9 8 SF 49ers
10 - LSU Football

The first notes of ACL Weekend Two’s Friday lineup should be drifting out of Zilker Park by the time I finish writing this. Some band called The Orwells, to be specific. ACL doesn’t hand out the coveted 11am Friday spot to just anyone, people. With two weekends this year, ACL allows me to recycle content as effectively as they recycle bands.

The Cowboys recycle their position on the countdown, while the NLCS bound Dodgers drop in to capture the third spot. Their NLCS series is with the Cardinals. The Tigers sowed up their ALDS matchup with Oakland last night, so they’re on to face the Red Sox in the ALCS.

The tradition of the Red River Rivalry continues this weekend, pushing it to the #4 spot, while the local touring production of Book of Mormon drops to the #5 spot.

Drake returns while George Strait falls a couple of spots, sharing a similar fate as Cher, who loses one as well. The 49ers continue drifting around the bottom five. The Tigers of LSU début this week, in 10th place, but it’s still a début.

This week we’re doing dealer’s choice on ACL performers, mostly because I’ve already posted videos for the other concert performers that ranked this week (I think). So I’m picking an old Neko Case song:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Saving the Best for Last

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 30th
1 2 ACL Fest
2 1 Dallas Cowboys
3 - Pink
4 - Book of Mormon
5 - George Strait
6 - Justin Timberlake
7 - Cher
8 10 SF 49ers
9 - Pittsburgh Pirates
10 3 Houston Texans

The first notes of ACL Weekend One’s Friday lineup should be drifting out of Zilker Park by the time I finish writing this. Some band called The Orwells, to be specific. ACL doesn’t hand out the coveted 11am Friday spot to just anyone, people. With two weekends this year, ACL might hold onto the top spot a little longer than usual.

ACL did knock Dallas off the top, but this time they had a much softer landing at #2. They are followed by a significant shuffle in the results this week, starting with Pink, whose on-and-off relationship with the countdown has once again switched to the “on” position. She’s followed by The Book of Mormon. The Broadway hit is touring through our backyard with a couple weeks’ worth of shows at Bass Concert Hall.

George Strait brings the top five home, and Timberlake leads off the bottom five. Fans have a little longer to wait for George than Justin, but the demand for last leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour is growing stronger everyday. It is his “farewell tour”, and what are the odds that you’ll ever have a chance of seeing George on tour again? I mean, think about how huge Cher’s 2003-05 Farewell Tour was, and how that means you’ll never, ever, ever be able to see her on tour again.

Cher enters the countdown at #7 with the announcement of the 2014 Dressed To Kill Tour.

Sports rounds things out, with the 49ers and Texans hanging around from last week, and the Pirates show up to remind us that MLB playoffs are underway and the World Series is just around the corner.

Since I already used the Cher video with the tour announcement post, I guess I have little choice in the matter. Direct from the 11am hour on Friday in Zilker Park, a band whose Wikipedia page has been nominated for speedy deletion: The Orwells!

Cher Lied To Us

362 shows on The Farewell Tour? Not so fast. Cher calls backsies, announcing the Dressed To Kill Tour for spring and summer 2014. The current tour is scheduled for five months with about 50 dates. Modest, by comparison, though if history is a guide, she might throw a few extra dates in there eventually.

The announcement comes after news of a new album due for release this week titled Closer To The Truth. It’s her first new studio work since Living Proof 12 years ago. The Dressed To Kill Tour will be promoting the new album, which includes tracks co-written by P!nk.

Cher’s 2014 Dressed To Kill Tour Schedule:

  • March 22 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • March 24 – Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
  • March 26 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • March 28 – Verizon Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • March 29 – BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • March 31 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
  • April 2 – Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • April 4 – Verizon Center, Washington DC
  • April 5 – Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
  • April 7 – Air Canada Centere, Toronto, Ontario
  • April 9 – TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
  • April 11 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • April 12 – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
  • April 23 – First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York
  • April 25 – Bell Center, Montreal, Quebec
  • April 26 – Canada Tire Centere, Ottawa, Ontario
  • April 28 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • April 30 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
  • May 2 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 5 – Times Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • May 7 – North Carolina Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • May 9 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • May 10 – Izod Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • May 12 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 14 – Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
  • May 16 – Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
  • May 17 – BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • May 25 – MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 28 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
  • May 30 – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • May 31 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • June 2 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
  • June 4 – Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
  • June 6 – Missouri Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • June 7 – Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois
  • June 9 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
  • June 11 – Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • June 20 – MTS Centere, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • June 21 – Credit Union Centere, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • June 23 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
  • June 25 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
  • June 27 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • June 28 – Key Arena, Seattle, Washington
  • June 30 – Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
  • July 2 – SAP Center, San Jose, California
  • July 5 – Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California
  • July 7 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
  • July 9 – Honda Center, Anaheim, California
  • July 11 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California

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New album, new single, new video. Probably takes newspaper recycling a little too far.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 18th

Well, it would seem Bieber-mania has hit Central Texas as not only did the esteemed Mr. Bieber top the countdown this week, he did with with a decisiveness rarely seen. No stranger to the top 3 of late, Mr. Bieber swept away the competition with 3x the total of this week’s #2, The College World Series. The CWS is set to kick off in Omaha this weekend, so that’s a pretty impressive feat. Coming in at #3 is a championship event with word “world” in it that really means it, the World Cup. Rounding out the championship trifecta are the NBA Finals, which went seven games and thus wont be figuring in next weeks countdown.

Tool rounds out the top 5, bouncing back from #10 in the process and leading us to Cirque Du Soleil. Since the term is particularly broad, and there are “a lot” of Cirque shows, I’m going to have to guess the Alegria touring production up in Houston is the root of this sudden interest. Not sure what this particular show is about, but I’m going out on a limb and guess it involves a large number of French Canadian people moving around in brightly colored clothing. For the more traditional theatre-going crowd, Wicked remains on the countdown as well.

Rounding things out we have a diva block at the end with Cher and Lady Gaga. Gaga fell again from the top 5 and I’m at a loss to explain the sudden interest in Cher’s Vegas show. There seems to be no news about it ending, or anything like that.

1 3 Justin Bieber
2 1 College World Series
3 8 World Cup
4 9 NBA Finals
5 10 Tool
6 - Cirque Du Soleil
7 5 Wicked
8 6 Phish
9 - Cher
10 4 Lady Gaga