The Week in TicketCity Search – August 5th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Justin Bieber
2 5 Dallas Cowboys
3 10 Mississippi State Football
4 3 Katy Perry
5 6 Taylor Swift
6 8 Selena Gomez
7 - Pittsburgh Steelers
8 1 Adele
9 - Alabama Football
10 - Texas A&M Football

Well, it’s the first week of August and it appears thoughts have definitely turned to football. While the esteemed Mr. Bieber did recapture the top spot, we’ve got half a countdown full of football teams, both pro and college on the list this week. The Boys move up to the second spot, and I will say the contest there was pretty tight. They may make it to the top next week. Mississippi State’s fans really came through, moving the Bulldogs up from tenth to third, a big achievement.

Katy Perry kicks off a return to our regularly scheduled concert tours, followed by Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. All three ladies have been bouncing around the top 10 for a few weeks now. If the Bulldogs were the week’s big winner, then Adele was on the other end of that equation, falling to #8 from the top spot last week.

The new football entries all ended up in the bottom five, starting with the Steelers, who have some buzz going into the recently-saved NFL season. We will see how long that buzz lasts as the month goes on. Aggies fans also have some buzz to enjoy, as does Alabama, who are considered strong favorites not only for the SEC title, but another National Championship this season.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 29th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Adele
2 5 Katy Perry
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 4 Jason Aldean
5 - Dallas Cowboys
6 3 Taylor Swift
7 - Lil Wayne
8 6 Selena Gomez
9 - Notre Dame Football
10 - Mississippi State Football

Adele hangs onto the top spot this week. She leads off a countdown that sees a little more variety returning. Coming in second is Katy Perry, who surged to the #2 spot after a few weeks in the middle of the countdown. Katy’s California Dreams Tour continues throughout summer and on into fall and winter. It will be interesting to see if she can hang on once we get closer to football season. By the end of August, concert performers have lot more competition on the top 10.

I’m probably not breaking the news that the NFL season is back on as of… last Monday. That was reflected in the countdown this week as “America’s Team” enters at #5. While the Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL team to make it this week, there is more football to be found in the bottom half of the list.

College football makes another appearance after a brief peak from LSU back on the 15th. Fans of the storied Notre Dame football legacy are eager to see how they fare this season. The SEC’s Mississippi State Bulldogs round out the list. With the NFL back, college football will once again share the stage this season as they have most every year. While it may have been interesting to see what emerged from a college football-only season, there’s a lot of people very relieved it’s business as usual, us included.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 22nd

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Event
Searched
1 7 Adele
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 5 Taylor Swift
4 8 Jason Aldean
5 3 Katy Perry
6 6 Selena Gomez
7 2 ACL Fest
8 - A Perfect Circle
9 - U2
10 - Sade

It’s summer concert season and we’ve got a full list of concert performers for you this week. Nary a sporting event in sight. Have a month or so before college football heats up and (maybe) the NFL. Shooting right to the top is Adele, who climbed the chart reliably the past few weeks and has ended up on top. Her restarted tour is back, and tickets for her show at the Frank Erwin Center went on sale today. She takes some of the wind out of the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s sails in reaching the top, moving him down to #2, followed by Taylor Swift, who also had a really good week.

Jason Aldean and Katy Perry round out the top five, a big move up for the country star. Katy’s summer tour continues going strong, despite slipping a bit in the countdown this week. She makes for a good pop pair with Selena Gomez, who holds onto the #6 spot this week. ACL took a bit of a tumble to end this week at #7, where it makes way for our new and returning entries.

Debuting this week is A Perfect Circle. The recently reformed band has been touring on and off since 2010, though there are no plans to release a full album of new material, rather a few new songs. Finally, U2 and Sade end up the week in the #9 and #10 spots, both having been seen on the countdown on and off for months now. U2′s 360° Tour, which has been running since 2009 (with a break), finally comes to an end this week, so this will be your last chance to catch this unique concert event.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 15th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Justin Bieber
2 7 ACL Fest
3 4 Katy Perry
4 3 Davis Cup
5 2 Taylor Swift
6 5 Selena Gomez
7 10 Adele
8 - Jason Aldean
9 - Phillies
10 - LSU Football

Interesting results this week. Looks like last weekend’s Davis Cup had enough enough searches to keep it on the board from Saturday and Sunday alone. ACL surged as we’re nearing the middle of summer and thoughts may be turning to plans for Fall. Well, what passes for Fall around here, at least. ACL is in mid-September this year, so that’s not even technically Fall, just the very end of summer.

Katy Perry jumped a spot to number three, leap frogging last week’s second and third entries. Taylor Swift still ended the week at a respectable number five, while the more recently minted pop star Miss Gomez also fell a spot to number six. Adele made big gains this week as her return to touring nears.

All this week’s new entries are neatly packaged at the end; a nice change from the usual “appearing out of nowhere” and “rushing right to the top.” First off is semi-regular Jason Aldean, who is on tour in support of his recent album My Kinda Party, and had some crossover success with his latest single “Dirt Road Anthem.” Team sports make an uncharacteristic appearance on the summer countdown, with the Phillies making the chart at number nine, and some early shoppers for college football season looking to snag some LSU football tix.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 8th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Justin Bieber
2 2 Taylor Swift
3 3 Davis Cup
4 9 Katy Perry
5 - Selena Gomez
6 5 U2
7 - ACL Fest
8 - Britney Spears
9 - Mötley Crüe
10 - Adele

Looks like I was wrong about the Davis Cup taking it this week. Hung in at third place, the tail end of the same top three we had last week. This is the weekend for international tennis action at the Erwin Center, and there’s still time to get tickets for the big show. Davis Cup ends up the only sporting event on the countdown this week as we’re in a bit of a dry spot before football season really gears up.

Climbing up to the fourth spot is Katy Perry, who is joined by Selena Gomez to round out the top five. Quite a bit of pop on the countdown. U2 provides a bit more rock flavor, and ACL returns to the list. ACL is still comfortably far away but prices will likely only rise as we get closer to the event.

Britney adds more pop to the list as she returns at number eight. The countdown does a couple hard turns at the end there, swinging way beyond pop with Mötley Crüe, who are celebrating 30 years of heavy metal and gratuitous umlauts in 2011. Finally, Adele’s soulful voice is getting ready to return to touring after taking a break due to a case of laryngitis.