The Week in TicketCity Search – Finalist Four

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Mar. 31st
1 - Final Four
2 1 Eminem
3 - 5 Seconds of Summer
4 - Texas Rangers
5 - Miley Cyrus
6 - Luke Bryan
7 7 Romeo Santos
8 Coachella
9 - LA Dodgers
10 - Fleetwood Mac

The NCAA Tournament always has trouble making a big dent in the countdown until the end, when everyone can focus on that single, most evocative of phrases: Final Four. Easier than splitting attention among sixty-odd teams, for example. This year the Final Four is “up the road” from us in Arlington, so it has an even stronger advantage securing the #1 spot this week. While it easily defeated Eminem, it will be likely be a short-lived victory.

The remainder of the countdown is almost all new this week. Landing in third place is 5 Seconds of Summer. They’ve briefly appeared once before. Their April tour is only week and some change away from rolling through Dallas.

The MLB lands two spots on the countdown as we’ve just passed Opening Day. The Rangers secure forth place, while the Dodgers lag a little down in ninth place.

Miley Cyrus’ tour is in full swing, but Luke Bryan fans have to exercise a little patience until May. They’re joined by the more loyal Roemo Santos fans, who manage to keep him on the countdown for a second week in the row. Coachella pops up as the first of the two weekends is just one week away. Finally the announcement of a new tour and reunion with Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac just makes it into tenth place.

10th place is good enough for a Fleetwood Mac video, because I don’t have to worry about content screening. Another one with Christine McVie on lead vocals, “Everywhere.” Bit more ambitious on the video side, with a setting and costumes that have a Shakespearean vibe. Not Shakespearean, though, the story is based on the narrative poem “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes. Yes, I looked that up on Wikipedia.

Don’t Stop Going to Fleetwood Mac Tours

Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 33 city reunion tour this Fall. The band welcomes the return of Christine McVie to the line up after an absence of 16 years. She last toured with the band in 1998. This brings the lineup responsible for their most iconic albums to the stage.

The tour, titled “On With the Show”, will play 34 dates, kicking off at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The band will be hitting major arenas from coast to coast with a little Canada thrown in for good measure. Things are currently set to wrap up in sunny Ft. Lauderdale in December. That’s a pretty good time to be in Ft. Lauderdale.

Also a good time to play Texas, as shows in Houston and Dallas are in the middle of December.

2014 On With The Show Tour Schedule:

  • Sept. 30 – Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Oct. 2 – United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Oct. 6 – Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • Oct. 10 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Oct. 11 – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Oct. 14 – Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct. 15 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct. 18 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Oct. 19 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
  • Oct. 21 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Oct. 22 – The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • Oct. 26 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • Oct. 31 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Nov. 1 – XL Center, Hartford, CT
  • Nov. 10 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Nov. 12 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK
  • Nov. 14 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • Nov. 15 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
  • Nov. 18 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
  • Nov. 20 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  • Nov. 22 – Moda Center, Portland, OR
  • Nov. 24 – Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Nov. 25 – SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Nov. 28 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov. 29 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec. 2 – Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
  • Dec. 3 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
  • Dec. 10 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Dec. 12 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Dec. 14 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • Dec. 15 – Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Dec. 17 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Dec. 19 – BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The full tour schedule and tickets are available on our Fleetwood Mac page.

What I learned from this update is that Fleetwood Mac apparently doesn’t have an official YouTube channel. This is from something that might be Stevie Nicks’ channel, but I’m a little unsure of that. No matter, it works, and features a song with the recently returned Miss McVie on lead vocals, “Little Lies.” I like the video, even though it’s fairly basic, with the band on a farm, and some simple rotoscoped animation. I’m getting old, so videos where sequences last more than .3 seconds are easier for me to follow. The video captures the mood of the song pretty well, even if no one is really doing any large or small lying.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Bieber Fever Relapse

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 17th
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.

Not Exactly a Rumor – Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 Tour

For some reason one of my clearer recollections of the 90s was catching an MTV News “Breaking” report about Fleetwood Mac disbanding. It’s not like I’m any huge Fleetwood Mac fan, either. Nice band, of course, but I’m not some die hard… um, I don’t know what die hard Fleetwood Mac fans are called, so I really can’t be one.

Still, there it is, clear as day, the anchor announcing in somewhat “ho-hum” tones that Fleetwood Mac was no more. I can’t fault them, as it’s not like Fleetwood Mac was an airplay staple at the time. Heck, it was the 90′s, when music in general stopped being an airplay staple on MTV.

The band’s little “hiatus” didn’t really last all that long. Most of the band, minus Christine McVie, has been together throughout the last decade. Their last tour was in 2009. 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the Rumors album, currently one of the best selling albums of all time. They recently announced a 34 city tour to celebrate the anniversary.

Date Venue City
04-04-13 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
04-06-13 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
04-08-13 Madison Square Garden Arena New York, NY
04-09-13 Verizon Center Washington, DC
04-11-13 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY
04-13-13 United Center Chicago, IL
04-16-13 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
04-18-13 TD Garden Boston, MA
04-20-13 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
04-23-13 Scotiabank Place Ottawa, ON
04-24-13 Prudential Center Newark, NJ
04-26-13 Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, PA
04-28-13 Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN.
04-30-13 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
05-01-13 BOK Center Tulsa, OK
05-03-13 Verizon Arena North Little Rock, AR
05-12-13 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB
05-14-13 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, SK
05-15-13 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
05-17-13 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB
05-19-13 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC
05-20-13 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
05-22-13 HP Pavilion At San Jose San Jose, CA
05-25-13 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
05-26-13 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV
05-28-13 Honda Center Anaheim, CA
05-30-13 US Airways Center Phoenix, AZ
06-01-13 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
06-04-13 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
06-05-13 Toyota Center Houston, TX
06-07-13 Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, FL
06-08-13 BB&T Center Sunrise, FL
06-10-13 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
06-12-13 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI

I have only one question: why not 35 cities?

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Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks complete the roster for this tour. They may have some new material to try out as well as all the classics from Rumors and beyond. Check out our Fleetwood Mac page for tickets to the shows.