The Week in TicketCity Search – The Speedy Spheres Edition

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
June 24th
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Justin Bieber
3 - Wimbledon
4 5 Beyoncé
5 - Floyd Mayweather
6 2 Bruno Mars
7 4 Luke Bryan
8 7 Drake
9 6 College World Series
10 - Toby Keith

One Direction’s streak continues with another solid win. No one has posed much of a threat to them, and this week is no different. They racked up twice the clicks as their nearest competitor, the resurgent Mr. Bieber. He doesn’t have too much to complain about, after months in exile in the bottom five, top three results are a refreshing change of pace.

Landing with a big smash, Wimbledon takes third. The Championships got underway earlier this week with some huge upsets. Two time Wimbledon champ and favorite Rafael Nadal lost in the opening round, and defending champ Roger Federer lost in the second round. Local boy Andy Murray is probably liking his odds right about now.

In other smashing news, Floyd Mayweather rounds out the top five thanks to his upcoming bout with Canelo Alvarez. The event is hot, so waiting until September to look for tickets isn’t advised.

After the shake-up at the top, Bruno and Luke end up in the bottom five, where Drake remains, and the College World Series signs off. The UCLA Bruins swept Mississippi State in the final two games for their first CWS win.

To celebrate the Bruins’ win, here’s that song about baseball you’ve all heard before:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Heavy Lies The Crown Big Enough for Five

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Week of
June 17th
1 1 One Direction
2 7 Bruno Mars
3 6 Justin Bieber
4 3 Luke Bryan
5 8 Beyoncé
6 4 College World Series
7 - Drake
8 10 Taylor Swift
9 - SF Giants
10 9 Texas Rangers

After months of third or fourth place, One Direction is not giving up the top spot easily. Bruno is making his play, with a big gain from #7 to land in the #2 spot. Finally, the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s luck is returning, finding himself in the top 3 for the first time in quite a while.

Unfortunately for Luke Bryan, he’s the one who had to make that room. Beyoncé, no stranger to the top herself, gains some momentum to land at #5.

Deep in the heart of it, the College World Series drops to #6. After this weekend’s games, the CWS heads into the home stretch, with the final games on the 24th, 25th, and if needed, the 26th. With a number of the favorites like LSU eliminated early, the finals will be chosen from UCLA, North Carolina, Mississippi State, and Oregon State.

Drake and his recent tour announcement lands at #7 this week. Fresh off a Grammy win, with a new album ready, he’s heading out on the “Would You Like A Tour?” Tour this fall. Judging by these numbers, the answer to that question, is “yes.”

Just put up a Drake vid in the last post, so I’ll be picking a wild card this week. Taylor Swift showed some positive movement, so let’s celebrate with the latest single, which I think is the one where she breaks up with Ed Sheeran:

Drake Asks the Big Questions

“Would You Like A Tour?” If the answer is yes, then you’re in luck. Not only is there a new Drake tour, that is the very name of the tour in question. Drake is out on the road starting this September, covering 41 cities in the US and Canada. The tour will feature Miguel, because 2 mononyms are better than one.

Drake, fresh off a win at the 2013 Grammys for Best Rap Album, will be promoting his new album, Nothing Was the Same. No firm date on when that will be hitting “stores”, but most likely sometime before his first show at the Rose Garden Arena. The rest of the current dates are as follows:

  • Sept. 25 – Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR
  • Sept. 26 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  • Sept. 27 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
  • Sept. 29 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • Sept. 30 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
  • Oct. 2 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK
  • Oct. 3 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Oct. 5 – Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Oct. 6 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
  • Oct. 8 – Scottrade Center,St. Louis, MO
  • Oct. 9 – United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Oct. 11 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Oct. 12 – The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  • Oct. 13 – Quicken Loans Arena, OH
  • Oct. 15 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
  • Oct. 16 – First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Oct. 18 – Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct. 19 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct. 21 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Oct. 22 – Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, ON
  • Oct. 26 – XL Center, Hartford, CT
  • Oct. 27 – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Oct. 28 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Oct. 30 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Oct. 31 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Nov. 2 – Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
  • Nov. 3 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • Nov. 5 – AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • Nov. 6 – Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, FL
  • Nov. 7 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Nov. 9 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Nov. 10 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • Nov. 12 – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Nov. 13 – Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Nov. 16 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Nov. 18 – Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Nov. 19 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
  • Nov. 21 – Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
  • Nov. 22 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov. 24 – Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
  • Nov. 25 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Click here to get your tickets for Drake’s Would You Like A Tour?

Here is the title track from Drake’s Grammy winning album, Take Care, with bonus Rhianna.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Can’t Escape in this Direction

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Week of
Apr. 30th
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Kentucky Derby
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 7 Texas Rangers
5 - Roger Waters
6 - Tom Petty
7 - Coldplay
8 - Dave Matthews Band
9 - Drake
10 - Bruce Springsteen

My cunning plan to miss a weekly update a hope this One Direction thing died down a bit has failed. For the record, they won last week too. Hopefully that’s the biggest surprise you experience this week. The Derby peaked at #2, as the festivities are under way today with the Oaks and the big race itself is tomorrow. TicketCity has a team in Louisville so all you very, very last minute shoppers still have a chance to get in on the most exciting two minutes in sports.

The Rangers leapt up the list, ending up at #4 and providing the only other sports event this week.

For all practical purposes we’re in the big summer concert season already. While the box office is pleased with the boy band from England, there’s big tours roaming all over. Roger Waters “Wall Live Tour” passed through Austin, boosting him to #5 this week.

The bottom five is all new, all concerts, kicking off with Tom Petty, who is drifting through Austin tomorrow night. Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, and Drake are also Texas bound but you’ve got some time to get your tickets for all those shows in Dallas and Houston.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Two-Thousand Thirteen Directions

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Apr. 16th
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 3 Kentucky Derby
4 - Garth Brooks
5 - Jimmy Buffet
6 - Dallas Cowboys
7 4 Texas Rangers
8 - Houston Texans
9 7 Drake
10 - New York Yankees

Protip: the kids like the One Direction. They also like the Justin Bieber, just not quite as many of them at this point, it would seem. Mr. Bieber still has no concerts scheduled, while One Direction recently announced the follow-up to the tour they haven’t finished yet. The “2013 World Tour” will kick off less than 3 months after the “Up All Night Tour” ends in December of 2012.

The Derby and Oaks hang onto the #3 spot, keeping the top of the countdown the same this week. Things get mixed up pretty quickly after that. Garth Brooks returns as interest in his headlining gig at the Calgary Stampede lands him in the #4 spot. Jimmy Buffet is swinging by ACL Live at the Moody Theatre next month, and that’s probably why he appeared at #5 this week.

The bottom five reminds us that the NFL has returned at a slightly more normal time this season. You may recall last year the season almost didn’t happen, but this year the schedules have been posted and you can stock up on your favorite NFL team’s tickets a solid 4 months in advance of the preseason. The boys of summer aren’t left out either, as the Rangers hold steady at #8 and the Yankees peak in at #10 this week.