The Week in TicketCity Search – The Cowboy Rides to the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 14th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 7 George Strait
2 1 ACL Fest
3 6 Drake
4 2 Dallas Cowboys
5 - Pearl Jam
6 - Pink
7 - Clemson
8 - Elton John
9 8 SF 49ers
10 3 LA Dodgers

Another week with a winner able to be seen from miles away. George Strait’s final tour gets underway early next year, and tickets have gone on sale, including for our little local venue, the Erwin Center. ACL hung in there, as it usually does for the week after it’s over, and Drake climbed up a few spots to make it to #3.

The Cowboys had to make room, but remained at a respectable #4, joined by Pearl Jam at #5. Their latest album, Lightning Bolt, arrived on (mostly digital) shelves on the 14th. The Lightning Bolt Tour is in full swing. Fans have until early December to catch them in North America before they enjoy the warm summer air in Australia in January.

Pink drops by once more. She rescheduled a few concerts for a little vocal cord rest, but the remainder of The Truth About Love Tour appears to be safe.

Elton returns, while the 49ers end up just one spot lower. Finally, the Dodgers hang on to the countdown, barely, while their NCLS hope hang by a similarly thin thread.

This week it’s obviously time for a little classic country, hand-picked by our office’s biggest George Strait fan:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Saving the Best for a Repost

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct 7th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 ACL Fest
2 2 Dallas Cowboys
3 - LA Dodgers
4 - TX-OU
5 4 Book of Mormon
6 - Drake
7 5 George Strait
8 7 Cher
9 8 SF 49ers
10 - LSU Football

The first notes of ACL Weekend Two’s Friday lineup should be drifting out of Zilker Park by the time I finish writing this. Some band called The Orwells, to be specific. ACL doesn’t hand out the coveted 11am Friday spot to just anyone, people. With two weekends this year, ACL allows me to recycle content as effectively as they recycle bands.

The Cowboys recycle their position on the countdown, while the NLCS bound Dodgers drop in to capture the third spot. Their NLCS series is with the Cardinals. The Tigers sowed up their ALDS matchup with Oakland last night, so they’re on to face the Red Sox in the ALCS.

The tradition of the Red River Rivalry continues this weekend, pushing it to the #4 spot, while the local touring production of Book of Mormon drops to the #5 spot.

Drake returns while George Strait falls a couple of spots, sharing a similar fate as Cher, who loses one as well. The 49ers continue drifting around the bottom five. The Tigers of LSU début this week, in 10th place, but it’s still a début.

This week we’re doing dealer’s choice on ACL performers, mostly because I’ve already posted videos for the other concert performers that ranked this week (I think). So I’m picking an old Neko Case song:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Don’t Call it a Comeback

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 23rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 10 Dallas Cowboys
2 - ACL Fest
3 4 Houston Texans
4 - Luke Bryan
5 3 Drake
6 - Beyonce
7 - NY Knicks
8 - Elton John
9 - John Mayer
10 - SF 49ers

While my memory may be a little fuzzy at this point, I’m not sure anyone pulled off the 1-10-1 bounce before. America’s Team is certainly in a rather élite fraternity either way. I won’t even attempt to predict where they’ll end up next week.

In slightly more expected news, the Austin City Limits Festival drops in at #2. Somewhat appropriate, as there’s now 2x more of it than in previous years. Weekend One is one week away. If you miss that one, Weekend Two is, you guessed it, two weeks away. Headliners include hot new acts like Depeche Mode and The Cure. Which is what I would have said if it were 1980.

Luke Bryan bounces back, while Drake is one of the few who managed to hang around from last week. Beyonce, a former top 3 fixture, returns to lead off the bottom five. She is followed by the Knicks, who remind us that the NBA preseason starts in October.

Elton John’s new Vegas residency shows a spark of interest, while John Mayer’s fall tour makes the list at #9. Finally the 49ers return to slide into the spot the Cowboys left open this week.

Let’s pick a slightly more recent ACL headliner, Muse, who only hail from the 90s. Here is “Uprising”, otherwise known as the only Muse song you know:

The Week in TicketCity Search – North by Kanye West

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 16th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Maroon 5
2 10 Kanye West
3 3 Drake
4 7 Houston Texans
5 5 LSU Football
6 - Cincinnati Bengals
7 8 Luke Bryan
8 - Pink
9 - Depeche Mode
10 1 Dallas Cowboys

It must be the middle of September, because the pigskin’s brief grasp of the countdown is slipping away. Not to say there’s not a decent amount of gridiron action to be had. The Texans gain momentum and reach 4th, but that’s the best any football team can hope for this week. It is the very busy Maroon 5 who tops the list.

Fresh off a summer tour, Maroon 5 took a brief nap and are back out there once more on the Honda Civic Tour, with Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane. The latter individual has not been deemed notable enough to have her own Wikipedia entry, so your guess is as good as mine about why she’s there.

Kanye, obviously justifying my faith in him last week, makes the 8 point jump to second place. He added some additional shows to the new tour as many sold out quickly. Impressive, but part of me wonders if everyone is going in hopes of catching one of those increasingly more common rants live and in person.

Drake and LSU both remain where they were last week, while the Bengals kick off the bottom five with their inaugural countdown appearance this season. They’re followed by Luke Bryan and the returning Pink, who is not close to winding down The Truth About Love tour. She’s followed by Depeche Mode, whose appearance in Dallas today may have something to do with this bit of countdown success.

Finally, the Cowboys take the big tumble from one end of the countdown to the other.

Here is The Artist Currently Known as Rozzi Crane joining that élite fraternity (of everyone, ever) that covered Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.”

The Week in TicketCity Search – Maybe Next Time, Drake

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 9th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 5 Dallas Cowboys
2 6 SF 49ers
3 - Drake
4 8 US Open Tennis
5 7 LSU Football
6 - Washington Redskins
7 - Houston Texans
8 - Luke Bryan
9 2 Justin Timberlake
10 - Kanye West

Football rules once more this week. The Cowboys make a hail mary play that pays off, reaching the top, followed by the 49ers. Also returning this week are the Tigers of LSU, though they are the only representatives of college football to make it from the previous week.

Concerts reassert some dominance this week, with Drake landing in third place. His amusingly named “Would You Like a Tour” is going strong, with over forty dates left between now and December.

Really late US Open shoppers managed to push it back to the top five from only a few days worth of searches. In the record books now, Nadal puts another Grand Slam under his belt.

Luke Bryan returns after a break, and Justin Timberlake fell pretty hard from #2 to land at #9. He’s pretty limber, I’m sure he landed just fine. Finally, down at #10, Kanye himself arrives with the announcement of The Yeezus Tour. Kendrick Lamar will be tagging along on most of the tour, which currently comprises almost 30 dates between October and December.

Technically, I suppose I should put Drake in there since he’s the biggest new entry, but I fear Kanye would be cross with me if I did. So, here’s “Power.”