The Week in TicketCity Search – 5 Seconds of This And I’m Asleep

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 17th
1 4 Tool
2 - 5 Seconds of Summer
3 1 Bruno Mars
4 - Miley Cyrus
5 10 Luke Bryan
6 3 One Direction
7 9 Imagine Dragons
8 6 Katy Perry
9 - Lana Del Rey
10 - Justin Timberlake

Well, Tool fans represent. This one I didn’t expect, and it certainly changed up the landscape a bit. Changing it even more is 5 Seconds of Summer, who, for the moment at least, Wikipedia describes as a pop punk band from Australia. As Wikipedia music genre edit wars go, this one is pretty tame so far. If these boys become more famous, expect it to heat up. Nothing like indulging in a bit of schadenfreude watching music nerds argue tirelessly about mundane trivia.

The changes at the top throw Bruno down to third place, from which he finally dislodged One Direction. Since I talked about their 3rd place streak last week, I jinxed it for them. Sorry, guys. Miley Cyrus returns to fill the gap between them, as the first shows of her Bangerz Tour have begun, with the accompanying flurry of tongue-focused press coverage.

The bottom five finds a lot of juggling from last week, along with another new face on the countdown. Lana Del Rey hasn’t announced any new tour dates, but she will be live around the West Coast for a few shows in April. She did announce a new album entitled Ultra-Violence, a term I am primarily familiar with as a difficulty mode in the original Doom. And, yes, I beat the game on said difficulty level, thank you very much.

Because it’s more amusing this way, I present proto-Lana. See, Lana’s real name is Elizabeth Grant, and she released her first music under the name Lizzy Grant. This is 2008′s “Kill Kill” from the EP of the same name. After perusing the channel this is from, it appears this one is much like the rest of her early efforts, 80% stock footage and 20% shots of her singing. No doubt economical for the artist just starting out. Doesn’t seem like the style changed over the years. I could be accused of liking some slow, down-tempo stuff, but even I find her to be the musical equivalent of NyQuil.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Imagine You Ranked Better than Nine

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 10th
1 1 Bruno Mars
2 6 WWE
3 3 One Direction
4 - Tool
5 7 Billy Joel
6 4 Katy Perry
7 - NY Yankees
8 - Houston Rodeo
9 - Imagine Dragons
10 - Luke Bryan

The Man from Mars remains on top this week. The WWE climbs into second place, but they can’t seem to make to the top rope. What is the most mildly amusing of all is One Direction’s extension of their reign in 3rd place. An odd achievement, but I suppose it’s better than holding onto 10th place. Tune in next week to see if they can remain in 3rd place!

Hmmm, not quite the dramatic tension I was hoping for…

Tool makes another appearance after a long absence. The alt metal rockers have new tour dates this March. Fans eagerly await a promised new album, but despite rumors over a year old, there’s only fresh rumors due to the tour at this point. They’re known for putting on great live shows, so this is one that should attract more attention as the first date draws near.

Billy Joel rounds out the top five with a two point jump. Katy Perry ends up in the bottom five after a three point loss. The Yankees reappear, not only because Spring Training is a couple of weeks off, but thanks to the recent news of Derek Jeter’s retirement this season. Expect the already high Yankees ticket prices to go even higher.

Imagine Dragons did pop up a while back, when I posted the epic vid for “Radioactive.” Since I can’t use that again (it’s a rule, trust me, I made it), here is the video for their latest single “Demons.” The song is decent, but the video is basically live concert footage inter-cut with the human version of one of those Sarah McLachlan ASPCA ads. Suffice to say, my heartstrings are heavily resentful of attempted pluckification.

Imagine Dragons Could Tour

Imagine Dragons recently announced the last leg of a world tour supporting the 2012 release of their debut album Night Visions. The quartet of Vegas alt rockers has been across The Pond on the current leg of the tour, but will be returning state-side this winter.

The new set of dates start in Boise and ends up in Denver, with a couple Texas shows local fans will likely be eager to attend.

  • February 8 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
  • February 10 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • February 11 – KeyArena At Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
  • February 13 – SAP Center At San Jose, San Jose, California
  • February 14 – The Forum, Inglewood, California
  • February 15 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California
  • February 17 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • February 20 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
  • February 21 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • February 24 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
  • February 26 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
  • February 28 – Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Virginia
  • March 1 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
  • March 3 – Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec,
  • March 4 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • March 6 – DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • March 7 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey
  • March 12 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • March 13 – Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
  • March 15 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

This is likely the last opportunity to catch them before they take a longer break from the road for some new music, so get your tickets today on our Imagine Dragons page.

Here’s Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” Muppet death matches and Lou Diamond Phillips, ’nuff said: