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 2nd

The concert performers have mostly returned to the top 5. Sure, Wicked popped back into the number five spot, but that’s close enough for me. The Esteemed Mr. Bieber retakes the top spot from Tool, who, as expected, are nowhere to be found after their tour departed central Texas. Likewise, Aventura’s leg through Central Texas is also in full swing, and their second place showing is a direct result. Lady Gaga isn’t scheduled to show up around here for a few weeks but she’s already firmly back in the top 3.

New to the countdown is Eminem, who’s recently released album Recovery is a bright spot for the plastic disc industry, appears at #4. This is his first showing on the countdown. Having been off the touring circuit for a while, it seems fans are hungry for some live shows. Only two have been announced so far, both in September and both in stadiums: Commerica Park and Yankee Stadium.

Rounding out the bottom of the countdown are some returning faces and the World Cup, which continues without the US team. Dave Matthews, Rush, and Michael Buble, all return, while the Rays remain steady at #9 for reasons unknown to me.

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1 2 Justin Bieber
2 7 Aventura
3 4 Lady Gaga
4 - Eminem
5 - Wicked
6 6 World Cup
7 - Dave Matthews Band
8 - Rush
9 9 Tampa Bay Rays
10 - Michael Buble

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 5th

Things nearly return to normal in the top 5 as the Vancouver Games are behind us. Though it seems some folks are already setting their sights a couple years into the future and investigating what our friends in England will be doing in 2012 in London. Taylor Swift returns to a familiar position, top of the countdown, followed by newcomer and sudden-very-hot-ticket Phoenix.

Phoenix is a French alternative rock band who’ve been touring on their most recent album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, which received a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. I realize our page for them is “Phoenix The Band”, but that’s because Phoenix “The City in Arizona” was around before they were a garage band in suburban Paris in 1995, and, more importantly, before they became famous.

The esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to #3, while John Mayer climbs to number #4. The bottom five shows signs of what’s to come, as 2 conference championships appear, the Big East and the SEC. Certainly they may post bigger showings next week, before some form of March Madness / Final Four terms take over. It is is March, after all. Calibash heads up a couple notches, while the Dave Matthews Band peaks in at 7 and the WWE and the upcoming Wrestlemania hold steady at 8 this week.

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1 3 Taylor Swift
2 - Phoenix
3 5 Justin Bieber
4 7 John Mayer
5 1 Summer Games
6 8 Calibash
7 - Dave Matthews Band
8 - Big East Tournament
9 9 WWE
10 - SEC Tournament