The Week in TicketCity Search – June 25th

It has been a while, but a non-pop concert performer as topped the list. Rockers Tool played the Cedar Park Center earlier this week, enough so that even after they left town, the volume was enough to keep them at the top of the list. By early July they’ll be up in Canada, so my guess is we may not be seeing them again on the list next week. The esteemed Mr. Bieber’s time at the top was short lived, though he will have a another run at it next week, and the College World Series continues out in Omaha. You can still make it for the championship games.

Lady Gaga’s stumble was short lived, both here and in reality, while Cirque continues to hold steady in the middle of the countdown. Like the CWS, the World Cup is still going on and there’s yet more time to catch the greatest, and possibly noisiest, spectacle soccer has to offer. The US team has made it to the second stage where it looks to face Ghana next. Germany and England will also be locking up in a hotly anticipated game.

Rounding the out the list we have Aventura popping back in. They’ve got some shows coming up all across Texas, so that’s not surprising. Phish holds steady at 8 while MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays enter the countdown and The Eagles finish things off. Like Aventura, the Eagles will are also in Texas for shows in Houston and Dallas.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 5 Tool
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 2 College World Series
4 10 Lady Gaga
5 6 Cirque Du Soleil
6 3 World Cup
7 - Aventura
8 8 Phish
9 - Tampa Bay Rays
10 - Eagles

The Week in TicketCity Search – May 7th

The list turned upside down this week. A radical reshaping in the week Post-Derby that sees Lady Gaga out and some interesting newcommers popping in. Of course, since the list includes last weekend, the Derby still appears, managing to cling to the top 5. It was former #10 Adam Lambert who had the best week of all, leaping the entire list to take the #1 spot. The top five spots reverse from Adam through to the Derby, including a resurgent and still esteemed Mr. Bieber.

The lower five sees the WWE pop back in once again, followed by Tool, who’ve been absent for quite a while, but return with new dates this summer in June and July. Veteran rocker Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is setting out on The Wall Live Tour this fall. Dates for the fall tour were only announced recently and there’s big interest already. The tour will see Waters perform Floyd’s famous rock opera The Wall live, similar to his previous Dark Side of The Moon Live Tour.

Another newcommer to the countdown but hardly music in general is the venerable rock band the Eagles. The legendary group, composed of, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, are touring jointly with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban this summer, in keeping with their country rock roots.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 10 Adam Lambert
2 6 Rush
3 8 Justin Bieber
4 7 Drake
5 1 Kentucky Derby
6 - WWE
7 - Tool
8 Roger Waters
9 3 Carrie Underwood
10 Eagles

Summer 2010 Concert Tours

You know it is almost summer when concert tours take over the nation! Here are a few of the hottest concerts on-sale this week:

Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour, May-July

Rihanna & Kesha: Last Girl on Earth Tour, July-August

Justin Bieber: My World 2.0 Tour, June-September

The Eagles: Long Road Out of Eden Tour, May-June

Roger Waters: The Wall Tour, September-December

Aventura: U.S. Tour, June-July

RUSH: Time Machine Tour, June-October

Santana: Universal Tone Tour, June-August

Doobie Brothers/Chicago: 2010 Tour, May-September

Goo Goo Dolls: The Inner Machine Tour, May-August

Lilith Fair: 2010 Tour, June-August

Visit the Concert Tickets page to find local concerts in your area!

Hurricane Ike Disrupts Texas Sports and Concert Schedules

Update:
Hurricane Ike has reached land, sending huge gusts of wind and torrential rain all along the Texas and Louisiana coasts.  Here is a radar picture provided by Weather Underground:

Hurricane Ike strikes the Texas Coast

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Hurricane Ike is already taking its toll on the Texas coast.  As Ike advanced closer to Texas Wednesday, many Texas teams are taking necessary precautions to avoid the possible torrential weather Ike is set to unleash on the Gulf.

-The University of Texas Longhorns have postponed their game vs the Arkansas Razorbacks.  A stroke of luck granted both teams the option to reschedule the game to the Sept. 27 bye week.  Austin, Texas is expected to recieve a significant storm on Saturday and through Sunday, if Hurricane Ike maintains is current course toward Corpus Christi, Texas.

“We have been monitoring this situation since Sunday and, at this time, feel confident this is the right thing to do,” Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said.  “A football game becomes less important when you are dealing with the safety of people.”

-The University of Houston Cougars elected to move their game against the Air Force Falcons from Robertson Stadium to SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium.  Kickoff is still scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be aired on CBS College Sports Network.  Tickets purchased for the game will remain valid, and students with a valid ID will be admitted free of charge.

**Updates**
-The SMU – Texas Tech game is set to play as scheduled, despite threats of up to 10 inches of rain.

-The Houston Texans home opener vs the Ravens has been rescheduled to Monday night at 7:30 p.m.

-The Houston Astros Friday night’s series opener with the Chicago Cubs game has been postponed due to Hurricane Ike.  Saturday’s game is postponed as well.

-Oklahoma State’s game against Missouri State is moved to a 12:05 p.m. Central Time kickoff.

-Louisiana Monroe and Alabama A&M will play their football match tonight, Sept. 11, 2008 in wake of Hurricane Ike.  The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

-Due to imminent Hurricane Ike, The Eagles concert scheduled for Thursday, September 11 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas will be postponed until October 2, 2008.

-Texas Christian University (TCU) will change the kickoff time for their Saturday home game against Stanford from 6 p.m. to noon.  Stadium gates to Amon G. Carter stadium and Frog Alley will open at 10 a.m.

-Baylor University has moved its home game with Washington State University to tonight at 6:30 p.m.

-The Sam Houston vs Prairie View A&M football game is cancelled

**This blog post will be updated to give you the scoop on Hurricane Ike’s effect on Texas sports**