The Week in TicketCity Search – Taking Back Those Directions

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jun. 11th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 One Direction
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 - College World Series
4 4 Coldplay
5 8 Miami Heat
6 5 OKC Thunder
7 9 Jason Aldean
8 - Texas Rangers
9 - US Grand Prix
10 6 Kenny Chesney

Stunning reversal in the battle for tween pop supremacy. Beliebers are retreating on all fronts under a reinvigorated push by the five boy British Invasion that is One Direction. Results were close once more this week, but when the dust cleared, One Direction returned to the top. I figured with the sound victory last week, the esteemed Mr. Bieber would be on top for the foreseeable future.

Then again, I reason I’m not the best person to forecast trends in tween pop.

One of two championships on the countdown this week, the College World Series, enters the countdown at #3. Game 1 starts today at the shiny, almost new TD Ameritrade Park. This is year two at this park, after Rosenblatt Stadium passed the torch. Winner of the past 2 CWS, South Carolina, is once again in the running this year. The Stony Brook Seawolves are playing the Cinderella card this year, having defeated powerhouse LSU in the regionals to advance to the CWS, a first for an America East Conference team.

The NBA Finals settle into the center of the countdown. The Heat have a slight edge here, but only just tied up the series. This is the Heat’s second trip to the Finals with LeBron, where they’ve been defeated once. There’s at least three more games to go before LeBron will know if he’s got something fill that empty spot on his mantle place.

The US Grand Prix makes its inaugural appearance on the countdown. The latest, greatest incarnation of this F1 racing event will be in our backyard, at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. The Formula One Expo is going on in Austin this weekend, where TicketCity will have some folks who can answer your questions in person. Or you can look at the really cool cars, either way. The Expo will certainly wet your appetite for the race, which isn’t until November, ample time to get your tickets to this bit of racing history.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 24th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 3 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 6 Taylor Swift
4 1 College World Series
5 - Eddie Vedder
6 - Sade
7 - Maná
8 - Britney Spears
9 - Davis Cup
10 7 Katy Perry

Gold fever this week, of the Cup variety. The CONCACAF Gold Cup reaches the final tomorrow at the Rose Bowl, after a impressive month of games all over the country. The US team will face Mexico in the final, the fifth time these two teams have reached the finals together and the third meeting in a row. The odds are stacked against the US, who is down three losses to one win against the Mexican team in the Gold Cup final.

The esteemed Mr. Bieber hangs onto the number two spot, while Taylor Swift surges back from the sixth spot to capture number three. The College World Series, which is still going strong, drops a bit to number four. The championship series will be held next week, providing ample time to secure your tickets to see who walks out of TD Ameritrade Stadium the new NCAA baseball champs.

There’s a long block of new and returning concert stars up next, starting with Eddie Vedder. The Perl Jam front man is on tour to support his recently released solo album: Ukulele Songs. He’s joined by Sade, returning after a bit of an absence. They’re on tour with their latest album, Soldier of Love, for most of the summer. Poof! Maná’s back! In at number seven, the latin rock quartet returns after a few weeks.

Also of note is the Davis Cup, which enters at number nine this week, and promises to climb a lot higher. The international tennis competition between the US and Spain at the Frank Erwin Center is exactly two weeks off, and tickets are in high demand.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 17th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 College World Series
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 4 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4 - Widespread Panic
5 5 Rush
6 7 Taylor Swift
7 - Katy Perry
8 - Paul McCartney
9 - U2
10 - Blink-182

No change in the top 2 this week, as CWS fever has struck pretty hard this week. Lots of folks hungry to check out the CWS in its brand-new venue in Omaha, TD Ameritrade Park. Game 1 kicks off this very weekend, leading to a week and a half of top notch college baseball action. The esteemed Mr. Bieber hangs in at #2 this week, and, if the smoke rising from Vancouver is any indication, the Stanley Cup has been decided, giving the Gold Cup room to move into the #3 spot this week.

The rest of the list is all concerts, with rockers Widespread Panic in the lead this week at #4. They played a 2 night stand for ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, and Austinites were eager to see the shows. As they’ve since moved on, I don’t think they’ll be hanging on to the #4 spot next week. Rush is apparently in no hurry to move from the #5 spot and Taylor Swift jumps up one spot this week.

Katy Perry returns once more, with Paul McCartney returning after a slightly longer absence. He’s playing two big shows at Yankee Stadium in mid-July, the first of a group of shows over the summer at major ballparks across the country. U2 returns as the long delayed North American legs of the 360° tour are once again underway. Wrapping things up is Blink-182, passing by the countdown once again as they are scheduled to play dates in late summer that “may” be in support of a new album, assuming that album is finished in time.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 10th

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Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 College World Series
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 - Boston Bruins
4 5 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5 - Rush
6 3 Maná
7 6 Taylor Swift
8 - Weezer
9 - Phish
10 - Selena Gomez

The winner this week is a bit of an aggregate, since there were a lot of terms that all suggested people were looking for the NCAA Baseball playoffs, which, of course, culminate in the College World Series. Just a bit tidier this way. If you’re looking for tickets to the big super regional games at Disch-Falk Field this weekend, you can find those here: NCAA Baseball Regionals Tickets.

The esteemed Mr. Bieber couldn’t stand up to the aggregate power of NCAA baseball this week, and slips to the second spot. One of this month’s many other championship contests checks in at #3 as Bruins fans, who haven’t seen a Stanley Cup contest since 1990, eagerly snap up tickets. That is quite a long wait, so no surprise the Bruins faithful are packing TD Garden. With the series tied 2-2, they’ll have one more home game June 13th.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup follows closely behind the Stanley Cup, leading us to the group of concert performers that round out the list. Rush returns as they have a show on the 12th at the Erwin Center. Maná’s reserves run low and drop to #6 this week. They really need to tour with these guys.

A few entries pop back into the countdown after Taylor Swift, who falls again this week. Weezer, Phish, and Selena Gomez all have been here before, some quite recently, but have lacked the staying power to hang onto the top 10 week to week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 3rd

TicketCity Week in Search

Catching up this week after a little extended vacation. A week after the ACL lineup announcement and it was nowhere to be found, only resurfacing, a distant last, this week. With room at the top, the esteemed Mr. Bieber moved back in and put down roots, taking it for two weeks in a row. He, Adele, and Taylor Swift eventually broke up this week, as the College World Series enters the top 10 at #2 and Maná returns, as if by magic, to the #3 spot.

The women’s College World Series is already underway, and will last until June 7th or 8th. The ladies are playing at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The men’s College World Series stars up June 18th at TD Ameritrade Park. Previous venue, Rosenblatt Stadium, hosted the event since 1950. The NCAA agreed to keep the CWS in Omaha until 2035 in exchange for the new stadium, so fans won’t have to change their travel plans any time soon.

Soccer appears on the countdown for the past two weeks as the US hosts the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The CONCACAF Gold Cup crowns the regional soccer champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Play for the cup crosses the country, playing in big venues all across the US for most of June. There is a big semi final match in Houston at Reliant Stadium and the final is being held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Rounding things out the Glee! Live tour has hung in there for a couple weeks now, followed by a returning Katy Perry. Finally Phish fans may be wondering if they’re going to be at ACL this year.

May 27-June 3

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Justin Bieber
2 - College World Series
3 - Maná
4 2 Adele
5 4 CONCACAF Gold Cup
6 3 Taylor Swift
7 7 Glee! Live
8 - Katy Perry
9 - Phish
10 - ACL
May 20-27

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 3 Adele
3 4 Taylor Swift
4 - CONCACAF Gold Cup
5 - Indy 500
6 - NCAA Lacrosse
7 - Glee! Live
8 - Usher
9 6 WWE
10 - Elvis Costello