The Week in TicketCity Search – Red & Maroon

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Week of
Oct. 29th
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Week
Event
Searched
1 4 One Direction
2 6 Maroon 5
3 1 Justin Bieber
4 3 Mississippi State Football
5 - Taylor Swift
6 5 US Grand Prix
7 10 George Strait
8 - Dallas Cowboys
9 - Miami Heat
10 2 Jason Aldean

After all those months, Mr. Bieber regains the crown only to lose it a week later. It falls to none other than arch boy band rival, One Direction. An unexpected reversal of fortune, especially considering 1D still hasn’t started up their 2013 Tour. Spoiler Alert: it starts in 2013. Maroon 5 enjoys some good fortune of their own, riding the buzz of their tour announcement to the #2 spot.

Fresh off her own tour announcement is Taylor Swift. The Red Tour starts up next spring and rolls right on through summer. It features England’s newest folk-pop sensation, Ed Sheeran, as the opening act. Major buzz on this tour propels Swift to the #5 spot this week, and probably higher next week.

The USGP starts off the bottom five, dropping one spot, followed by George Strait, who turns around last week’s dive and climbs back to the #7 spot. Late season Cowboys fans are putting in some effort, bringing the team back to the #8 slot.

The Heat show up to remind us the NBA season has begun. After clenching the title last year, they’ve got momentum going into this season and are favorites to put another one on the mantle. There’s a lot of basketball between them and the Finals, though, and we’ve got tickets to almost all of it.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Start Your Engines Up

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Week of
Oct. 22nd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Justin Bieber
2 - Jason Aldean
3 1 Mississippi State Football
4 4 One Direction
5 - US Grand Prix
6 - Maroon 5
7 - World Series
8 - Phish
9 - Rolling Stones
10 2 George Strait

Ah, now we’re getting some variety in the countdown. With ACL done and college football season heading into the “slow” month, we see some new (relatively) faces appearing. At the top, though, is the very familiar countenance of the esteemed Mr. Bieber, who retakes his crown after spending many a month in exile.

He’s followed by Jason Aldean, whose tour is moving through our backyard, so I’m pretty sure that’s how he pulled an “out-of-nowhere” landing a #2. Miss St. drops to #3 and 1D holds steady at #4.

Very new and in at #5 is the United States Grand Prix. New to Austin, the inaugural racing weekend gets underway November 16th, culminating in the USGP on the 18th. The brand new Circuit of the America hosts the event, and we will have more on the track soon.

Also new, and starting off the second half of the countdown, is Maroon 5, who just released the North American dates for their Overexposed Tour. Along for the ride are Neon Trees and Owl City. The tour begins next February and currently runs for around 32 dates, though that could be extended.

The World Series enters at #7, and Phish return at #8. George Strait suffers a big drop, 8 spots down to the very bottom this week.

While I’m pretty sure it’s the first time they’ve been on the countdown, it’s certainly not the first time the Rolling Stones have been on the road. Debuting at #9 this week, they’ve been at it for 50 years. Called the 50 and Counting Tour, these dates are celebrating that golden anniversary.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Return of the Teen Titans

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 17th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Mississippi State Football
2 3 One Direction
3 8 Justin Bieber
4 1 Longhorns Football
5 - ACL Fest
6 - OK State Football
7 - Jason Aldean
8 4 Dallas Cowboys
9 - Alabama Football
10 5 Kevin Hart

Shake-up in the top ten this week as the cracks in football’s grasp on the countdown widen. The Longhorns lose the top spot after a solid run, replaced by Mississippi State, who had been #2 for the majority of that same run. The fight appears to be on one more in the teen pop arena. I’d say I’m having flashbacks to “last summer”, but it’s still that same summer for the next twelve hours.

Rounding out the top five is the ACL Festival, which returns with a few weeks to go before showtime on October 12th. This year’s headliners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, and Florence + The Machine. There’s a lot more bands there, many of whom I’m sure are hoping to be in 22.2px Verdana at the top of this page someday.

Oklahoma State anchors the bottom five this week, reminding us that football season is still pretty young. They are joined by Alabama. The Crimson Tide is new to the countdown this season, though no stranger to the countdown from seasons past. The SEC usually figures pretty prominently each year.

Jason Aldean peaks in yet again. Aldean has been phasing in and out of the countdown for months now. With football fever subsiding a bit, he may be able to hang around longer now. Kevin Hart falls sharply, but just manages to hang onto the countdown at #10.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Third Place for Direction

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Week of
Aug. 20th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 3 One Direction
4 5 Arkansas Football
5 4 Dallas Cowboys
6 - Houston Texans
7 - New Orleans Saints
8 - Kevin Hart
9 7 Jason Aldean
10 - Oklahoma State Football

Another interesting line-up this week. The top five is almost completely unchanged, with one minor exception. Said exception is the Razorbacks and the Cowboys, who traded spots. The rest of the top 5 remains cozy in the same spots they’ve held for three weeks in a row, yet another rarity.

This week football forces out more concert performers. While I would have lost the bet that One Direction would stay on top the entire season, I would take the bet that they never leave the countdown completely between now and the 2013 tour. Even during bowls. Perhaps just as notable due to absence is the esteemed Mr. Bieber, who slipped pretty far out of the top 10 this week.

Team football brings three new entries in the bottom five, the Texans and Saints of the NFL, and Oklahoma State representing the collegiate side of things. Keeping things interesting we have comedian Kevin Hart, who’s been on tour for a while and looks to keep up the pace all the way through November.

The Week in TicketCity Search – It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug. 13th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 3 One Direction
4 - Dallas Cowboys
5 5 Arkansas Football
6 6 Justin Bieber
7 7 Jason Aldean
8 - Bruce Springsteen
9 - Alabama Football
10 8 WWE

Strange week, as over half the countdown hasn’t budged since last week. Probably a first, though I will admit I haven’t exactly been keeping track of that particular stat. My gut is telling me it’s unprecedented, and I’m going with it. This means the ‘Horns and the Bulldogs remain on top, followed by former champ One Direction.

I see now that the boys (from England) are on a bit of a break between tours, so this is no doubt why they’ve cooled off a tad. They are doing a couple shows between now and the the kick-off of the aptly named “2013 Tour” in… 2013. March, 2013, to be specific.

The Boys (from Dallas) return to the countdown this week, forcing a break in our holdovers from last week. They replace Real Madrid, who have finished up their US tour and are safely back in Spain now. Local Real Madrid fans (or anyone who can foot the travel bill) can still pick up from tickets from us for home games at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Another group of countdown attendees content to remain in their place form the rich, nougaty center this week. Returning favorites sneak in below them, as The Boss pops into the #8 slot. Springsteen has been on tour most of the summer and isn’t slowing down for a while. There are many more arenas to be rocked between now and November.

The Crimson Tide made an early impact on the countdown in the run-up to football season but drifted away. They return this week, though just under the wire. The WWE is the only returning entry that changed places, though not in a good way. They drop from #8 to #10. With Summerslam this weekend, they may not be able to hold on next week.