The Week in TicketCity Search – Backup Justin Installed

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 25t
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Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Beyoncé
2 2 One Direction
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 8 Bruno Mars
5 - Houston Rodeo
6 7 Rihanna
7 6 Justin Bieber
8 - Justin Timberlake
9 9 WWE
10 5 Pink

Looks like the cool kids have a new clique. The top three remains the same this week with yet another big Beyoncé blow-out. 1D and Taylor Swift retain the second and third spots. Ousted member Justin Beiber remains mired in the bottom five, discarded like one of Swift’s former boyfriends. Bruno Mars is putting in his application to join up, with a solid four point rise that lands him in the forth spot. Mars embarks on the Moonshine Jungle World Tour this summer. Tour dates include either Fitz & the Tantrums or noted Herefordshireian Ellie Goulding.

With this year’s San Antonio Rodeo on the the books, Houston quickly takes over. March provides a wide selection of big concert dates in Reliant Stadium, from Kenny Chesney to Pitbull. George Strait closes things down as his final tour swings through on the 17th.

Rihanna’s Diamond’s tour heats up, a tad, as she slides into the #6 spot. Something that has an outside chance to shake things up a bit at the top appears in the #8 spot, in a bit of a “Justin cluster.” The Timberlake version has been otherwise occupied with his acting career for a while now, but he’s back with a new album and tour. The album, The 20/20 Experience, arrives later this month, and the tour will be hitting some of the biggest stadiums in the US this summer. The venue list is pretty much a who’s who (or maybe what’s what?) of packing in very large numbers of people in the same place.

Jay-Z will be joining Timberlake on the tour, keeping Mr. Carter occupied while Mrs. Carter is on her own tour. It will be interesting to see if the double bill of Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake can generate the sort of buzz Beyoncé is currently riding. I would have expected a bigger debut if that was going to be the case. There is ample time for this little rivalry to shape up, so we will see who’s at the top come the summer.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Up and Atom, Almost

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 11t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Beyoncé
2 - Fall Out Boy
3 4 San Antonio Rodeo
4 3 Taylor Swift
5 2 One Direction
6 - Bruno Mars
7 8 Pink
8 7 Justin Bieber
9 - Pearl Jam
10 - Houston Rodeo

Beyoncé crushes the competition this week in a win by a very wide margin. She cracked four digits in this week’s total, a rare feat and one that leaves the competition in the dust… at the bottom of a canyon. The rest of the top five put in what, any other week, would have been exemplary performances, starting off with the debut of countdown newcomer Fall Out Boy.

Fall Out Boy is back from a three year break with an upcoming new album, Save Rock and Roll, and tour to promote it. The album won’t drop until April and the tour doesn’t start up until May, but after a three year wait, fans of the alt rock quartet are eager to get tickets for their return. We will see how much staying power they have over the next few weeks.

Rodeos figured out how to coexist on the countdown this week, even if there’s a bit of a gap. San Antonio gains a spot for #3, and Houston just makes it by securing the #10 spot. One could give Houston a break, as Bruno Mars’ show there seems to have driven his appearance in the #6 spot.

Pearl Jam sneaks into the bottom 5 as fans search for some seats to a single show at Wrigley Field. Those who can’t make the Wrigley Field show do have one other option, you just need to get to London. It’s not as bad as you think, though, it’s London, Ontario. There are unconfirmed plans for a far fuller concert tour in the fall of 2013, so your options may open up with a little patience.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Five for Five

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 28t
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Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 4 Super Bowl
5 5 George Strait
6 - WWE
7 - Maroon 5
8 - Houston Rodeo
9 7 Luke Bryan
10 - NKOTB

Exact same top 5 two weeks in a row? That is a first. Kind of a catch-22, because after pointing out that it has never happened before, it doesn’t leave me much else to talk about. I had figured the Super Bowl might crack the top 3, but it did not happen. It may still have a shot if fans are looking for last minute tickets this weekend. We can accommodate, as TicketCity will have a crew out there in the Big Easy to attend to such needs.

The WWE shoots into the #5 spot. The build-up to Westlemania is on, so the WWE will likely be popping in and out of the countdown for the next month or so. Maroon 5 drops in at #7, helping add some additional “five” theme to the countdown. They are kicking off the second leg of the Overexposed Tour this month, touring North America through April before heading back to Europe this summer.

Houston replaces San Antonio for this weeks rodeo entry. The Houston Rodeo is arguably the biggest, and attracts the big acts, not just of the country variety either. Toby Keith starts things off and George Strait shuts it down, but in between you’ll have Mary J. Blidge, Demi Lovato, Styx, Bruno Mars and Pitbull among a long list of country luminaries (though not The Lumineers).

Finally, the New Kids on the Block arrive in last place. They are touring with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. I checked the date on my computer’s clock and it still reads 2013, but there you go.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Strait to the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 14t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 One Direction
2 5 George Strait
3 1 Justin Bieber
4 3 Taylor Swift
5 - Atlanta Falcons
6 9 Luke Bryan
7 7 Houston Rodeo
8 - Ed Sheeran
9 6 WWE
10 - NY Rangers

This week we have a lot of holdovers, and a surprise entry in what was formerly just a three way battle for the top. The boys from 1D take the top spot, followed by… wait… really? George Strait finds himself in unfamiliar company, climbing to the #2 spot as his last tour winds through Texas. We will see if some that hipness rubs off on George, sandwiched as he is between 1D and the esteemed Mr. Bieber. George’s sudden rise pushes Taylor Swift down to #4, while the Falcons ride some NFL playoff glory to the #5 spot.

Luke Bryan’s debut headlining tour gains three spots to start off the bottom five this week. The Houston Rodeo holds steady at #7. Perhaps only slightly coincidentally he will be playing at the Houston Rodeo, as will George Strait.

A little pop folk from England shows up at #8. Ed Sheeran, who will be opening for Taylor Swift upcoming Red Tour, has some solo dates around the country before that, and is gathering some momentum of his own.

As you may have heard by now, the NHL had decided to do that whole “playing hockey” thing this season after all. The New York Rangers just squeeze into the Top 10 as a result. Can’t really remember any hockey team breaking into the Top 10 in years past, so they have that going for them after the lockout.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Directly Dumped

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 7t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 1 One Direction
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 4 BCS Bowl
5 - George Strait
6 - WWE
7 - Houston Rodeo
8 - Monster Jam
9 - Luke Bryan
10 - Pink

Good to see some movement in the top three. Remember kids, sharing is caring.

While allegedly doing a great deal of research for a future cover of the theme song to Octopussy, the esteemed Mr. Bieber takes the top spot. He trades places with 1D, who land at #2 while Taylor Swift patiently awaits her turn. I suppose 1D’s Harry Styles can take some comfort in this ranking after getting tossed back. Maybe 1D will get a cut of the future breakup song Swift writes about him.

Coming as it did last Monday, the BCS managed to hold onto the #4 spot on the strength of the first few days of this week. Quite a bit of interest in the game, at least until they started playing it. Budding screenwriters were likely most disappointed of all, as reality came crashing down upon a good story.

Rounding out the top 5, and leading a fresh pack of entries, is George Strait, whose farewell tour with Martina McBride is making the rounds in the coming months. Other spring diversions pack the bottom five, including the WWE, Monster Jam, and the Houston Rodeo.

Competing for your country music dollar this spring is Luke Bryan, who is on Dirt Road Diaries Tour. This is the more recently minted country star’s first headlining tour.

Finally, those looking for a little more R&B and rock in their pop can join P!nk on The Truth About Love Tour.