The Week in TicketCity Search – Resuming Our Previous Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 24th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 One Direction
2 1 Mississippi State Football
3 3 Justin Bieber
4 4 Longhorns Football
5 - W Virginia Mountaineers
6 5 ACL Fest
7 - Lady Gaga
8 8 Dallas Cowboys
9 - Ryder Cup
10 - Aerosmith

Fear not football fans, the season is still young, but its effects on the countdown have subsided once more. We’ll see a blow out once more when bowl season rolls around. For now, we’re back to the usual course of concert domination, headlined by our friends in One Direction. The Bulldogs try to break up the fight between Bieber and 1D by sliding down to the second spot.

The Mountaineers return to the countdown this week to round out the top five. They’d put in a previous appearance some weeks back but haven’t been seen since. More churn in college football this season than in previous season, or at least it seems that way.

The ACL Fest starts off the bottom five, where we find some familiar faces. The first of whom is Gaga herself, after quite the long absence. The Born This Way Ball Tour is well underway, though it won’t reach North American shores until early 2013. In the meantime Gaga continues to crisscross Europe and South America while wondering why the number twenty-five is such a big deal.

One returning sporting event makes a late breaking appearance. The Ryder Cup wraps up this weekend at the Medinah Country Club. Will Team USA bring home the win against the Europeans? You can still get tickets to the championship to find out in person.

The Week in TicketCity Search – April 8th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 - Davis Cup
2 1 Frozen Four
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 3 Lady Gaga
5 4 Lil Wayne
6 10 Adele
7 - Selena Gomez
8 - Taylor Swift
9 - Kentucky Derby
10 - Kentucky Oaks

Interesting combination of same and different this week. First up, the top four from last week take one step down in order to make room for the Davis Cup. The Davis Cup is, of course, only the biggest international men’s tennis championship today, and 2011 is the 100th edition. The entire tournament is played in rounds that start in March and don’t end until December. One set of Quarterfinals will be held in July at the Frank Erwin Center, featuring the US team taking on Spain. This likely will become a bit of a hot ticket for Austin as its debut on the countdown suggests.

As alluded previously, the rest of the top 5 is the same as last week, with the Frozen Four now at #2 and Lil Wayne at #5. Adele pops back from the bottom of last week’s countdown to take the #6 spot, leading the way for some returning favorites and a new entry.

That new entry is Selena Gomez, who, while she has a recording career of her own, is probably better known at the moment as the girlfriend of the #3 entry on the countdown. Amusingly her Wikipedia article currently omits this fact, and I doubt this blog will be considered a “reliable source.” Granted I’m making a huge assumption that it will still be true by the time I press the “publish” button on this post. Her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene have a new, as-yet-unamed album coming out in June and are touring in support of it.

Rounding out the list we see Taylor Swift return after a few week’s absence, and the big racing weekend at Churchill Downs finishes things off.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 25th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 3 Lady Gaga
3 - Elton John
4 6 WWE
5 4 Lil Wayne
6 - Mötley Crüe
7 - Adele
8 - Bob Seger
9 - Tim McGraw
10 5 Prince

Still no big splash from March Madness on the countdown this week. Looks like we may need to wait until the Final Four to see it. That said, the Austin Rodeo’s brief, shining moment at #1 has ended and the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to the top. Gaga slides into #2 and the very top of the countdown returns to last summer, when these two battled it out regularly for the same spots. Elton John wasn’t in the mix last summer, though. He’s on tour, part greatest hits, part support for his latest collaborative album with Leon Russell called The Union.

The WWE and Lil Wayne trade up a bit as they round out the top 5. Leading off the second half of the countdown is Mötley Crüe, the band whose name kicked off a untold millions of searches for the “Insert Special Characters” dialogue in word processing programs around the world. Their tour is winding its way through Texas in the next few days. Because I value my readers furthering their knowledge, I present this Wikipedia article. Get it before the deletionists do.

Adele returns after taking a short break from the countdown, followed by Bob Seger, who took a much longer break from music in general. Bob returned in 2006 with his first new album, Face the Promise, since 1995. He hasn’t been on tour since the one in 2007 in support of that release. The 2011 tour currently runs through May, though he’s suggested he may tour again in the fall of this year.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 18th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
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 11th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Justin Bieber
2 - Big 12 Tournament
3 5 Lady Gaga
4 - Houston Rodeo
5 - Arcade Fire
6 - Big East Tournament
7 3 Taylor Swift
8 6 WWE
9 2 Lil Wayne
10 - Bon Jovi

Bigger shifts this week as all the conference level college basketball tournaments play out. This little appetizer to March Madness “proper” posted two entries, the Big 12 Tournament and the Big East Tournament. The SEC Tournament, in case anyone was wondering, was #11. The selection show for the NCAA Tournament is this Sunday. TicketCity will have some extended hours to accommodate buyers who want to get tickets once the teams are announced.

The esteemed Mr. Beiber remains in the #1 spot, while Gaga climbs up a couple spots at the expense of the departed Adele and Taylor Swift. Swift hung in there, but dropped to #7. While one might think the Houston Rodeo, arriving at #4, is sporting related, the major attraction are the concerts that happen every night. Still some big names to go, ranging from KISS to Alan Jackson.

Arcade Fire debuts on the countdown at #5. The… let’s see… one… two… three… um, there’s more… five… six… eight! The eight member Canadian indie rock band from Montreal recently won the Grammy for Album of the Year for The Suburbs. They have a pretty crowded touring schedule starting up in April.

Rounding out the list the Wresltmania-bound WWE falls a few spots to #8, and Lil Wayne takes a big stumble from #2 to #9. Bon Jovi sneaks back into the countdown at the end.