The Week in TicketCity Search – Mars Attacks (and Wins)

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug 12th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 6 Bruno Mars
2 - Elton John
3 2 Luke Bryan
4 1 One Direction
5 4 Dallas Cowboys
6 9 Houston Texans
7 5 MS State Football
8 - Selena Gomez
9 - Justin Timberlake
10 - Keith Urban

Pretty big shake up this week. Bruno Mars nails the top spot in a five point jump, leaving 1D only a week to enjoy their return. Out of the clear blue sky, Elton John takes the second spot. John, who is recovering from surgery to remove his appendix, will be doing four weeks at Caesar’s Palace starting mid-September. Not sure why the sudden explosion of interest, but I’m sure Elton doesn’t mind.

Elton’s arrival and Mars’ Hail Mary play leave Luke Bryan nowhere to go but down, landing softly at #3, while 1D’s landing was not quite so elegant. Wrapping things up in the top are the venerable Cowboys, who are even in their 2 preseason contests to date.

The Texans follow, kicking off the bottom five, in one of the few times I’ve used that idiom relevantly. The Bulldogs round out the rich, nougaty, football center of this weeks’ countdown.

Selena Gomez makes her countdown debut this week. Despite claims of focusing on a film career, she’s put out her solo debut album, Stars Dance, and is hitting the road for a late summer / fall tour. Joining her on the countdown, not the tour, are returning favorites Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban. Urban has been absent from the top 10 for a while now, but is back with a new fall tour featuring Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.

Selena’s debut on the countdown and Selena’s debut single from her latest album, that’s synergistic enough, I suppose. This appears to be the standard attractive-pop-star travelog sort of vid, with some bonus HD stock footage of waves thrown in for good measure.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Maroon 5 Standing By

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July 29th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Justin Bieber
2 - Pearl Jam
3 2 One Direction
4 4 Beyoncé
5 7 Justin Timberlake
6 - Maroon 5
7 - Dallas Cowboys
8 8 Luke Bryan
9 9 Houston Texans
10 - Lollapalooza

With the Gold Cup in the history books for another couple of years (we won in a 1-0 scorcher), the countdown turns to that other sort of football. Or it will towards the bottom, at least. Like a healthy immune system, the top five eventually expels all sports-related entities and returns to its natural, concert-only state. This week the esteemed Mr. Bieber recaptures the top spot from which he was exiled months and months ago.

Pearl Jam hits the countdown in a big way, as their recently announced fall tour heats up. The band will release a new album, Lightning Bolt, ahead of the first tour date, followed by 24 more dates in North America. The band then takes trip down under in January.

Also returning this week, though hardly breaking from touring, is Maroon 5. They’ve been on the road already this summer, and are now teamed up with Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane for the 2013 edition of the Honda Civic Tour. As in previous years, fans can enter a contest to win a Honda Civic with colors customized by the headliners.

The Cowboys and Texans share spots on the countdown this week as the NFL preseason is almost upon us. Very much upon us is the Lollapalooza festival, which begins today and lasts the weekend. Headliners include The Killers, Mumford & Sons, and The Cure.

Wait, The Cure? What year is this!?

The Week in TicketCity Search – Phishing for Better Rankings

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Week of
July 8th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 4 Beyoncé
4 7 Luke Bryan
5 - Taylor Swift
6 - Lil Wayne
7 - Justin Timberlake
8 - Phish
9 - Dallas Cowboys
10 - John Mayer

Reunion of sorts in the top five, with 1D, Bieber, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift all back. Swift has been out of play recently, but there is certainly no shortage of concert dates left in the Red Tour. It won’t wrap up until the end of the September.

The bottom five is a mix of returning favorites, starting with Lily Wayne. Wayne is headlining the America’s Most Wanted tour, with TI and, date depending, either 2 Chainz or Tyga. The tour lasts through the end of August.

Phish is back once more. They too will be busy until the end of August, playing multi-day mini-festivals at amphitheaters and pavilions around the US.

The week’s one sporting event is the Cowboys. The NFL preseason is just a few weeks away and excitement builds steadily. College is right behind. Noticed a few of the usual college suspects making their way up towards the top 10 this week.

I sense it’s probably not the greatest idea to go with a Lil Wayne vid, and no one has time to make it through an hour and half Phish jam, so I’ll use this space to welcome back Jon Mayer to the countdown with a video of him providing tips on how to look like Carlos Santana.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Swift Rush to the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Apr. 22nd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Rush
2 4 Taylor Swift
3 - The Lumineers
4 2 One Direction
5 3 Kentucky Oaks
6 - Bruno Mars
7 - Dallas Cowboys
8 - New Orleans Saints
9 - Carrie Underwood
10 8 Justin Bieber

At the risk of having my interneting privileges revoked, I won’t make any snarky comments about Rush, who landed at the top of the countdown this week. They’re on the Clockwork Angels Tour, which takes them through August with over 20 more dates. Taylor Swift reverses a downward slide and returns to the #2 spot.

The Lumineers make their countdown debut this week. The indie folk rockers have been raising their profile in the past year or so, and their self titled debut album has been certified Platinum. The group is quite busy for the next couple months, which is good for all the fans who’ll be seeing them all over the country. That includes the fans around Austin at tonight’s show in the shiny new Austin360 Amphitheater.

One Direction falls out of the top three, though that will likely be a brief inconvenience, and the Oaks slips a bit down to #5.

Bruno Mars returns this week after short but strong run earlier this year. His tour has yet to officially kick off, that’s not until June, so he may not have the momentum to hang around too long.

Finally, a little early NFL fever hits the countdown this week. With the official 2013 schedules out and the draft ongoing, it’s not too surprising fans are getting the urge to check out some games.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Bieber Fever Relapse

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 17th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 1 Taylor Swift
3 3 One Direction
4 - NY Knicks
5 - Dallas Cowboys
6 1 BCS Bowl
7 - Fleetwood Mac
8 - Houston Texans
9 8 Luke Bryan
10 7 Bon Jovi

The top three remain the same, though not in the same order this week. How many weeks to come is really the only question at this point. With the wind (of announcing 30 new tour dates) at his back, the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to the top spot. It remains to be seen how long this taste of former glory will last. The extension of the Believe Tour is a good sign the severity of Bieber Fever hasn’t ebbed too much.

The Knicks make an appearance on the countdown. Best I can figure is the game against Rockets this week where one Jeremy Lin returned to MSG. Bieber Fever may still be infectious, but it appears medical science was able to find a cure for Linsanity.

The Cowboys hold steady at #5, as playoff hopes stay alive.

The BCS kicks off the bottom five as the only bowl game survivor. It’s followed by a new face on the countdown, though not in music in general: Fleetwood Mac. The band is going on tour again in 2013 for the 35th anniversary of the Rumors album. As it is still one of the best selling albums of all time, that’s a pretty good excuse.

Well, that’s it for this year. I’ll be back next year, hope it goes well for all our readers.