The Week in TicketCity Search – Gold Is A Heavy Metal

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Week of
July 22nd
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1 5 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 1 One Direction
3 3 Justin Bieber
4 2 Beyoncé
5 7 Bruno Mars
6 6 Taylor Swift
7 10 Justin Timberlake
8 4 Luke Bryan
9 - Houston Texans
10 - Black Sabbath

The countdown has a healthy golden glow about it this week, pregnant with possibilities… and cups. The CONCACAF finals are this weekend at Solider Field in Chicago, pitting the plucky United States team against the towering might of… Panama. Well, as spec scripts go, this one might be a tough sell, but I’m sure the action on the field will great.

Sadly the lads from 1D didn’t get any boost from the royal baby news, and fell before the might of the Gold Cup. To second place, so it’s not all that bad, I suppose. Bieber didn’t seem all that troubled by the shake-up at the top, but Beyoncé had to make some room.

This week’s new entries to the countdown arrive at the very (very) end. (Non-Association) Football season steadily approaches, and this week the Texans volunteer for the reminder.

A rare countdown newcomer lands at #10, but one hardly unfamiliar to metal fans the world over. Black Sabbath reunites for a world tour, fronted by the band’s most famous “alumni,” Ozzy Osbourne. Sabbath returns not only for the reunion tour, but a new album, 13. The album is Sabbath’s first studio effort since 1995, and the first since 1978 with Ozzy on vocals. To sum it all up for the fans of heavy metal: this is probably something you don’t want to miss.

Considering the occasion, here’s some classic Black Sabbath, in a prime example of what music videos were like in the early 1970s. Do not be alarmed by the lack of camera movement and shots that go on in excess of two seconds. Feel free to be slightly alarmed by the hairstyles, though.

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Gold Cup Runneth… Around… On Fields

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July 15th
Previous
Week
Event
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1 1 One Direction
2 3 Beyoncé
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 4 Luke Bryan
5 - CONCACAF Gold Cup
6 5 Taylor Swift
7 - Bruno Mars
8 6 Lil Wayne
9 - WWE
10 7 Justin Timberlake

Some musical chairs this week at the top. 1D keeps the streak going, but the Biebs and Beyoncé trade places as Mrs. Carter’s Tour keeps going strong. Luke Bryan wisely stays out of it, content to hold down the number four spot, while the week’s biggest wild card drops in on the fifth spot.

The western hemisphere’s entry in the category of longest pro sports league acronym, CONCACAF, is nearing the culmination of is biennial Gold Cup championship. The Spanish-speaking of its many fans may know it as the Copa de Oro. The final is booked at Soldier Field in Chicago on the 28th, ample time to get tickets for the big show.

The Gold Cup’s sudden success did delay Taylor Swift’s charge for the top. She’s joined by someone also familiar with the neighborhood and looking for a comeback, Bruno Mars. Lil Wayne’s momentum stalled and he drops two spots, landing just above the wrestling ring. The WWE usually pops in this time of year in the run up to the Summerslam PPV.

Here is Bruno in his latest video, providing flashbacks to the sort of video effects I probably thought were cool in the early 80s.

Oh, and don’t forget to comment on how I’m wrong about CONCACAF being the longest pro sports league acronym in the western hemisphere. This is the internet, after all.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 1st

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1 2 Justin Bieber
2 3 Taylor Swift
3 9 Davis Cup
4 7 Maná
5 - U2
6 1 CONCACAF Gold Cup
7 - Lil Wayne
8 - Ghostland Observatory
9 10 Katy Perry
10 - Kenny Chesney

With the departure of the College World Series and the Gold Cup, the countdown is shaking up a little more than usual this week. While the tail end of the Gold Cup did manage to squeeze in at a respectable number six, its another Cup that’s fueling some excitement. The Davis Cup semi-final between the United States and Spain is just a week away. Still time to get tickets to one of the biggest tennis events in recent memory.

The rest of the top five returns to concerts, where last weeks’ second and third have stepped up to first and second. Maná rises higher again this week, as if buoyed by a well of arcane power, and U2 returns to the countdown in the fifth spot. Lil Wayne returns at number seven. His tour isn’t letting up, boasting a packed schedule all the way through September.

Ghostland Observatory’s schedule isn’t quite so packed, but that just means a bigger demand for seats. It shows as they return to the countdown at number eight. Katy Perry climbs one spot from last week, and, while Taylor Swift has been the only country star on the countdown for a while, Kenny Chesney slides into the number ten spot to give her a little company.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 24th

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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

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Last
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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.