The Week in TicketCity Search – July 23rd

The Dave Matthews Band shoots to top 3 out of nowhere, knocking out Cirque, who falls down to #7. Gaga climbs up a spot but still isn’t able to knock the esteemed Mr. Bieber off the top. The WWE remains solid at #4 as their Texas dates draw closer; we will probably be seeing more of them for at least another couple of weeks.

The Man U tour in the states rounds out the top 5. Their match against the Kansas City Wizards is this Sunday, and the tour wraps up with the big game against the MLS All-Stars next Wednesday in Houston. Don’t let World Cup fatigue get to you, there’s still time to get tickets for both and catch this unique experience.

Wicked boomerangs back into the countdown once more, leading off the bottom five, where we find Cirque and the Longhorns, who drop a couple spots from their #6 debut last week. Rush peeks in at nine, leading us to the first complete newcomer to the countdown we’ve had in a long time. To Wikipedia!

Trey Songz is an R&B/soul singer from Petersburg, VA, which is a few miles south of my own hometown, Richmond. He first released material under the alias “Prince of Virginia,” which is interesting, because I wasn’t even aware the position had been filled. Since I moved I just haven’t been keeping up with news out of my native commonwealth. Mr. Songz is prepping for the release of his latest album Passion, Pain & Pleasure on September 14th, and is embarking on the Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour to promote it.

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1 1 Justin Bieber
2 3 Lady Gaga
3 - Dave Matthews Band
4 4 WWE
5 10 Manchester United
6 - Wicked
7 2 Cirque du Soleil
8 6 Longhorns Football
9 - Rush
10 - Trey Songz

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 16th

Big changes this week as departing tours and ending championships leave some holes in the countdown. Things are still pretty similar in the top 3; where my prediction last week that the Esteemed Mr. Bieber would lose some ground as his tour departed our little slice of toasty real estate has proven somewhat false. He returns to number 1, followed by a strong showing for Cirque and then Lady Gaga, who falls to #3. After that, the remainder of the countdown is almost all new.

The WWE starts us off. After the strong showing for a local show a few weeks ago, it is not surprising they’re surging ahead of dates in Houston, Beaumont, San Antonio, and others in around Texas around the end of the month. There’s ample opportunity to see action in the squared circle around Texas this month. In a minor thematic shift, James Taylor follows the WWE, with a set of shows up in Carnegie Hall in… 2011.

Our local college football team appears at the #6 spot. I’m told they’re rather popular. We’re about a month and a half out from the season openers in September so the initial rush for 2010 Longhorns tickets is on. The opener is in Houston on the 4th of September while the first home game is the 11th.

Rounding out the remainder of the countdown is a concert block of returning performers, including Tom Petty, who has been absent a while, and Adam Lambert, who appeared back when his tour was first announced but hasn’t been seen since. Finally, it seems people are taking my advice from last week about getting your soccer fix with the ManU Tour, which will end up with the big MLS All-Star game in Houston on the 28th. Still great seats available for that one, so check it out.

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1 2 Justin Bieber
2 6 Cirque du Soleil
3 1 Lady Gaga
4 - WWE
5 - James Taylor
6 - Longhorns Football
7 - Tom Petty
8 9 Tool
9 - Adam Lambert
10 - Manchester United

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 9th

The Lady ascends to the top spot, where she will probably remain for the rest of the month as her concert dates in central Texas rapidly approach. Still time to get your tickets for the shows Dallas and Houston. The esteemed Mr. Bieber has fallen to #2 and we’ll see how well he does the remainder of the year. He won’t be back to our little slice of Texas until next November.

The World Cup, fever for which has only managed to catapult it to #3, is nearly over. Take heart, though, if you’re looking for your soccer fix in slightly more accessible locations, you can always check out Manchester United touring the US for some friendly matches later this month.

Wicked tour in Houston remains popular, climbing up a spot as Aventura falls from the number 2 spot as their tour departs for more far off, exotic places… like East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cirque events return this week after dropping out; demand certainly seems to be somewhat fickle for these shows. Michael Buble gains a few notches as he heads towards some central Texas dates in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas.

That leaves the Yankees, who pop back in to the countdown instead of the Rays this week, and countdown favorites Tool and Phish, both of whom have a talent for appearing and disappearing week to week. This is an “appear” week, we will see what happens next week.

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1 3 Lady Gaga
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 6 World Cup
4 5 Wicked
5 2 Aventura
6 - Cirque du Soleil
7 10 Michael Buble
8 - New York Yankees
9 - Tool
10 - Phish

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 25th

It has been a while, but a non-pop concert performer as topped the list. Rockers Tool played the Cedar Park Center earlier this week, enough so that even after they left town, the volume was enough to keep them at the top of the list. By early July they’ll be up in Canada, so my guess is we may not be seeing them again on the list next week. The esteemed Mr. Bieber’s time at the top was short lived, though he will have a another run at it next week, and the College World Series continues out in Omaha. You can still make it for the championship games.

Lady Gaga’s stumble was short lived, both here and in reality, while Cirque continues to hold steady in the middle of the countdown. Like the CWS, the World Cup is still going on and there’s yet more time to catch the greatest, and possibly noisiest, spectacle soccer has to offer. The US team has made it to the second stage where it looks to face Ghana next. Germany and England will also be locking up in a hotly anticipated game.

Rounding the out the list we have Aventura popping back in. They’ve got some shows coming up all across Texas, so that’s not surprising. Phish holds steady at 8 while MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays enter the countdown and The Eagles finish things off. Like Aventura, the Eagles will are also in Texas for shows in Houston and Dallas.

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1 5 Tool
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 2 College World Series
4 10 Lady Gaga
5 6 Cirque Du Soleil
6 3 World Cup
7 - Aventura
8 8 Phish
9 - Tampa Bay Rays
10 - Eagles

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.

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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