The Week in TicketCity Search – July 16th

Big changes this week as departing tours and ending championships leave some holes in the countdown. Things are still pretty similar in the top 3; where my prediction last week that the Esteemed Mr. Bieber would lose some ground as his tour departed our little slice of toasty real estate has proven somewhat false. He returns to number 1, followed by a strong showing for Cirque and then Lady Gaga, who falls to #3. After that, the remainder of the countdown is almost all new.

The WWE starts us off. After the strong showing for a local show a few weeks ago, it is not surprising they’re surging ahead of dates in Houston, Beaumont, San Antonio, and others in around Texas around the end of the month. There’s ample opportunity to see action in the squared circle around Texas this month. In a minor thematic shift, James Taylor follows the WWE, with a set of shows up in Carnegie Hall in… 2011.

Our local college football team appears at the #6 spot. I’m told they’re rather popular. We’re about a month and a half out from the season openers in September so the initial rush for 2010 Longhorns tickets is on. The opener is in Houston on the 4th of September while the first home game is the 11th.

Rounding out the remainder of the countdown is a concert block of returning performers, including Tom Petty, who has been absent a while, and Adam Lambert, who appeared back when his tour was first announced but hasn’t been seen since. Finally, it seems people are taking my advice from last week about getting your soccer fix with the ManU Tour, which will end up with the big MLS All-Star game in Houston on the 28th. Still great seats available for that one, so check it out.

1 2 Justin Bieber
2 6 Cirque du Soleil
3 1 Lady Gaga
4 - WWE
5 - James Taylor
6 - Longhorns Football
7 - Tom Petty
8 9 Tool
9 - Adam Lambert
10 - Manchester United

The Week in TicketCity Search – Jan 29th

Big shift this week, as sport once again claims the top 2 spots. Granted, it took 2 of the biggest sporting events of the year to dethrone concerts. The Super Bowl is a natural for #1, and will probably be there next week as well. Interest in the Winter Games is also reaching an all time high. The games are, comparatively speaking, conveniently located to the United States this year, so getting there won’t be quite as big an issue as it can be depending on the host country.

Lady Gaga fans seem to have cooled a bit. While she manages to cling to the countdown just barely, it’s a far cry from her weeks of dominance. I sense she’ll be back up top fairly quickly, though, much like Taylor Swift recovered pretty quickly from a drop to #8 last week to lead the crop of concert performers that round out the Top 5, the esteemed Mr. Bieber among them.

I realize I can’t remember if John Mayer has been on the list or not before, as I’ve done quite a few of these. Someone who I’m certain has not is the #6 entrant, James Taylor. This may also be the first time someone whose albums I’ve actually bought showed up on the countdown. James is playing some dates in May and June of this year.

1 5 Super Bowl
2 2 Winter Games
3 8 Taylor Swift
4 - John Mayer
5 3 Justin Bieber
6 - James Taylor
7 - WWE
8 7 Jason Aldean
9 9 Monster Jam
10 1 Lady Gaga