The Week in TicketCity Search – April 15th

TicketCity Week in Search

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Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Davis Cup
2 3 Justin Bieber
3 6 Adele
4 5 Lil Wayne
5 - Kings of Leon
6 8 Taylor Swift
7 - Mumford & Sons
8 - Kenny Chesney
9 - Tim McGraw
10 9 Kentucky Derby

Davis Cup stays on top again this week. Will be interesting to see what kind of staying power this event has, since it won’t happen until July. Someone who has demonstrated some staying power so far, the esteemed Mr. Bieber, returns to the #2 spot recently vacated by the Frozen Four. He’s followed by Adele, who has climbed the chart in the recent weeks, and Lil Wayne, who has been a fixture in the top 5 recently. Rounding things out are the Kings of Leon, who have been around but lacking the consistency of their fellow top 5 entries.

Taylor Swift is unable to make it back to the top 5, ending up at #6 this week. She’s followed by new entry Mumford & Sons. The English folk rock band recently achieved success in the states with Grammy-nominated hit “Little Lion Man” and is touring in spring and summer in the US this year. Their current album, Sigh No More, is certified Platinum and they are currently writing songs for a follow-up.

Country stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw both return to the bottom 5 this week, providing a very country / folk feel to things. The Derby finishes last, which is a respectable showing here, but not something those 3-year-old thoroughbred horses should be striving for.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 18th

TicketCity Week in Search

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Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 - Austin Rodeo
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 3 Lady Gaga
4 9 Lil Wayne
5 - Prince
6 8 WWE
7 - Kenny Chesney
8 - Jimmy Buffett
9 7 Taylor Swift
10 10 Bon Jovi

Taking a short break from sports this week. It’s not that March Madness didn’t kick off, it’s just those (now) 2nd and 3rd round games never really get enough traction to crack the top 10. So many games, so many ways to search. Not unexpectedly, the Austin Rodeo leaps to the top. Only about to the half way mark, there’s ample time to catch the acts lined up for next week. The Rodeo ended the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s streak at the top, and did nothing to Lady Gaga, who remains at #3.

Lil Wayne bounces back from the bottom five to nab the #4 spot, while The Artist Formerly Known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince appears out of nowhere to grab the #5 spot, and grant me the opportunity to use that now highly cliche joke. He’s not really a fan of “the Internet” anymore. Not sure why, it’s a monumental human achievement that’s used primarily to exchange feline photography captioned in 36 point, black stroke, white Impact font.

The WWE leads off the lower 5, where Kenny Chesney returns to the mix. Also returning after a rather long absence from the countdown is Jimmy Buffett. Buffett was injured during an encore in a show back in January, but has since recovered and is back on the road this April with the Welcome to Fin Land Tour. Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi round things out this week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 3rd

TicketCity Week in Search

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Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 3 Justin Bieber
2 2 Lil Wayne
3 1 Taylor Swift
4 5 Adele
5 4 Lady Gaga
6 7 WWE
7 10 Kentucky Derby
8 - Katy Perry
9 - Jason Aldean
10 - Kenny Chesney

Not much change this week. The top five played musical chairs, somewhat apropos as they are all concert performers. The esteemed Mr. Bieber topped the list, trading with Taylor Swift, who dropped to #3, while Adele and Lady Gaga also traded spaces. Perhaps Beeb’s recent film release has helped spur interest. Sadly we do not sell movie tickets, but it appears we have some seats for his 2 night stand at the O2 Arena in London.

The WWE gains a spot, and the Derby gains 3, up to #7. Still have a couple months to go before the Derby, so ample time to get your tickets for the event, and, most importantly, pick out a hat.

Katy Perry is back after a short absence. Her tour doesn’t really gear up for a few months, so interest is pretty high to be showing up now. She’s joined by a couple country stars to round of the list, both of whom have been seen on the countdown before. Jason Aldean is on tour and will be dropping by the Houston Rodeo later this month. Kenny Chesney will be on tour soon and will play dates through summer 2011.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 14th

TicketCity Week in Search

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Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 3 Super Bowl
2 4 George Strait
3 - Girl Talk
4 2 BCS Bowl
5 10 Lady Gaga
6 1 Cotton Bowl
7 6 Kenny Chesney
8 9 Linkin Park
9 5 Taylor Swift
10 7 Monster Jam

Lots of shuffling, but only one new face this week. It appears the momentum of last weeks bowl contests spilled over into this week, as the BCS and the Cotton Bowl both hung on for another round. This will probably be the last we see of them for another 11 months or so, though. The Super Bowl has reached the top, as we are getting closer to finding out who will be playing.

Girl Talk shoots into the countdown at #3, impressive debut for a newcomer to the countdown. Wow, with a name like Girl Talk, I bet there’s some nice looking ladies- wait, what? Oh… Well, okay… This is an even bigger fake out than having 2 dudes in the group Lady Antebellum. So, Girl Talk is the stage name of Gregg Michael Gillis, a mashup / electronica musician. “Gregg” will be at the Austin Music Hall tonight before continuing a nationwide tour.

As predicted, Gaga’s return stateside is moving up the charts. The rest of the countdown is pretty much a bit of a shift from last week, with some ups and downs for the returning concert acts. Linkin Park climbs while Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift both tumble a bit. Monster Jam rounds out the countdown, looking like the longevity it achieved last spring will be repeated this year.