The Week in TicketCity Search – The Beliebers Strike Back

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jun. 4th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Justin Bieber
2 2 One Direction
3 4 Euro 2012
4 - Coldplay
5 - OKC Thunder
6 - Kenny Chesney
7 - Katy Perry
8 - Miami Heat
9 9 Jason Aldean
10 - Dallas Cowboys

BOOM! That was not pretty. One Direction, having held the top spot lo these many weeks, was de-throned by a margin that makes their previously impressive victories seem a mere trifle. The esteemed Mr. Bieber separated #1 and #2 by a nearly 5x margin, possibly setting a record for the number of searches in a week. My biggest concern now is that “Bieber” is not exactly a font of snappy title puns. While I was worried I’d run out with One Direction, I should have been concerned with who would replace them.

In the world outside of tween pop, we have Euro Cup hitting the #3 spot, which may be as high as the 2012 edition will be allowed to climb. Coldplay drops in at #4. They will be playing dates in Texas later this month and the smart money says that has something to do with their new-found chart success. The Thunder clenching a berth in the NBA Finals helped propel them to #5 in a bit of a “last minute” rush.

Kenny Chesney, no stranger to the countdown, returns to start the bottom five this week. He’s followed by someone who is a stranger to the countdown, Katy Perry. It seems as if her buzz may be due more to the upcoming release of a bio/concert film: Part of Me. As this one is going to be hitting your local multiplex, we won’t be selling tickets for it. She has said there’s a new album on the way, so no doubt Ms. Perry will be on the road again at some point in the future.

The Heat and the Celtics made a go of it, but seems Heat fans are the more optimistic this week. The NBA Finals match up will be set Saturday night on the Heat’s home turf. Speaking of optimism, the Dallas Cowboys peek in a the bottom of the countdown to bring things to a close this 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 – January 27th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 16th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Drake
2 3 Super Bowl
3 9 Tool
4 5 Miami Heat
5 - Vanderbilt Basketball
6 10 Radiohead
7 - Coldplay
8 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
9 - Harlem Globetrotters
10 2 Van Halen

Drake extends his stay at #1 for a second week running. Even the Super Bowl couldn’t topple him, though the results were close. The Big Game did gain one spot over last week, opening up the #3 spot for Tool, who shot up from the #9 spot.

Basketball rounds out the top five, pro and college. The Heat have been on the countdown pretty steadily since the NBA season returned. The Vanderbilt hoops squad is a newcomer, but college basketball’s season of madness isn’t all that far away, so expect more to come.

Radiohead kicks off the bottom five with a big gain from #10 last week. Coldplay follows, having been spotty on the countdown of late. A fate similar to the Chili Peppers, who were strong but lost some momentum when their tour suffered a delay. They’re back this week as the new tour dates get closer.

Van Halen’s surge quickly lost steam, falling to #10 this week after nearly conquering the countdown last week. They’ve got a few weeks to get back to the top before the new tour begins.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 13th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 9th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Van Halen
2 9 Red Hot Chili Peppers
3 10 Coldplay
4 4 Miami Heat
5 - Drake
6 1 Houston Texans
7 8 Tool
8 - Monster Jam
9 5 Super Bowl
10 - Dallas Mavericks

Interesting shuffle this week, as we bid a final farewell to bowl season. The NFL postseason still figures heavily on the list, though it’s now in the bottom five. At the top we have Van Halen, whose upcoming tour has proven quite buzzworthy, thanks in no small part to the release of their first new album in fourteen years. It’s the first Van Halen album since 1984 to feature David Lee Roth on lead vocals. Fans have had quite a wait for this one, and are ready to pack stadiums to see them.

In slightly more bittersweet concert news, the #2 entry on the countdown, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, surged from #9 last week, but also announced the kick off of their tour would be delayed. Chili Peppers faithful will have to wait until late March to see the band.

Rounding out the top 5 we have the Heat hanging in at #4 and Drake, who is on tour promoting his latest album, Take Care.

Down in the bottom five we find the Texas and the Super Bowl, along with a favorite diversion for the cold winter months: Monster Jam.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 6th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 2nd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Houston Texans
2 - Cotton Bowl
3 - New Orleans Saints
4 - Miami Heat
5 - Super Bowl
6 - BCS Bowl
7 - NY Giants
8 - Tool
9 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
10 - Coldplay

Starting off 2012 with a fresh list. A list that shows thoughts of football fans turning back to the pros as bowl season comes to a close. Not to say there’s not a little steam left in that engine. The Cotton Bowl makes a strong showing at #2 and the big rematch finds its way to #6.

The pros take the top spot, as the Texas make their debut appearance in the post season. Houston fans are lining up to see the Wildcard game against the Bengals on home turf in Reliant Stadium. Saints fans are little more accustomed to post-season play, but that doesn’t dampen their enthusiasm, pushing the team to #3 on the list. The big game itself makes it to #5, and Giants fans can be content with #7.

The NBA’s Heat check in #4 while the bottom of the countdown sees a tidy cluster of concert performers. Leading off the pack is Tool, on tour this winter with the possibility of a new album arriving this year. The Red Hot Chili Peppers return as do Coldplay, both seeing a lot of interest in their tours. It’s a little cold out there these days, so catching a concert inside a nice warm venue is a great way to keep warm.