The Week in TicketCity Search – March 3rd

TicketCity Week in Search

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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 – February 25th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 1 Taylor Swift
2 3 Lil Wayne
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 4 Lady Gaga
5 9 Adele
6 - Blue Man Group
7 - WWE
8 - Monster Jam
9 6 Bon Jovi
10 - Kentucky Derby

While the top 5 remains rather musical this week, we see some sports and some “entertaining” sports sneaking back into the bottom 5. First off, Taylor Swift remains at #1. At the moment she is touring Europe, but will be returning to US soil at the end of May. The Speak Now Tour will hit some of the biggest arenas in the country, including Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Lil Wayne and the esteemed Mr. Beiber trade spots this week, and Lady Gaga hangs steady at #4. Adele works on a big leap from #9 to #5.

The Blue Man Group, or one of them, at least, is performing multiple shows at Dell Hall this weekend, and it appears people are looking for some last minute tickets. Much like mall Santas, these guys can appear at different venues all over the country at the same time.

Oh, it’s almost Wrestlemania season, so WWE should be around for a month or so. It’s a good pair for Monster Jam which returns to the #8 spot. Skip to #10 and we find one of the oldest continually held sporting events in the United States: The Kentucky Derby. The Derby is May 7th this year and is not a good pair for the WWE.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Feburary 18th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 2 Taylor Swift
2 - Justin Bieber
3 1 Lil Wayne
4 4 Lady Gaga
5 - Kings of Leon
6 - Bon Jovi
7 5 Katy Perry
8 - Glee Live! In Concert!
9 - Adele
10 3 Willie Nelson

Ah, February, when young netizens hearts turn to thoughts of spring concert tours and leave behind the chill of winter sports. Well, at least until March Madness…

The all concert top 10 this week sees Taylor Swift make it to the top again, sending Lil Wayne down to #3 to make room for… Oh, the esteemed Mr. Beiber has returned. Fresh off his Grammy ‘controversy’ the Beeb shows up in second place again. Actually, he should be happy with the outcome, the Best New Artist Grammy is known to come with a bit of baggage. Taylor Swift also lost that one… to Amy Winehouse. Just consider that bullet dodged and move on.

Lady Gaga never even got the nomination and she’s doing pretty good at #4. Kings of Leon return to the countdown at #5 after a long absence. Much the same can be said of Bon Jovi, who hung in for a while there last year but eventually faded.

A couple new arrivals at 8 and 9. The first is Glee Live! In Concert! I suspect this has something to do with the cast of the television show Glee! being… live… in concert… There may be additional exclamation points as well, I can’t be sure.

The second new entry is Adele, a soul and blues singer from the UK. She did win the Best New Artist Grammy, and only made it to #9 on the countdown. Her first album came out in 2008, which she wrote when she was 19. I have to admit the first thing that makes me think of is a line from Adventures in Babysitting.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 11th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 3 Lil Wayne
2 5 Taylor Swift
3 - Willie Nelson
4 6 Lady Gaga
5 2 Katy Perry
6 10 Monster Jam
7 - San Antonio Rodeo
8 9 Linkin Park
9 - WWE
10 - Kid Rock

It’s that time of year again, when the only sports on the countdown are the ones where the qualifier “entertainment” is firmly attached. That means concert tours once again dominate the top 5, with Lil Wayne climbing the charts the past few weeks and finally making it to #1. Taylor Swift also climbs but only makes it to the #2 slot.

That brings us to #3, featuring home town favorite Willie Nelson who will be featured on another home town favorite, Austin City Limits Live, this Sunday and Monday. I’m a little surprised that combo didn’t spike to #1.

After Willie is a rich, nougaty center of pop goodness, with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry rounding out the #5, one which also included hip-hop, country pop, and outlaw country. Quite the eclectic mix this week.

It’s rodeo season in Texas, and the San Antonio Rodeo kicks off this weekend with a full slate of concert performers for the next couple of weeks, including Train, Miranda Lambert, and Martina McBride. The Houston and Austin Rodeos will start up in March, both with more big name concert performers. And, presumably, various varieties of cows.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 4th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 1 Super Bowl
2 - Katy Perry
3 2 Lil Wayne
4 - Chris Cornell
5 - Taylor Swift
6 10 Lady Gaga
7 5 Janet Jackson
8 7 Jason Aldean
9 - Linkin Park
10 8 Monster Jam

The Super Bowl remains on top. I think that’s the one they show when the Puppy Bowl is on Animal Planet. New to the countdown and clocking in at the #2 spot is Katy Perry. While experiencing quite a bit of success over the past year or so, she’s been absent from the countdown because she hasn’t been on tour since fall of 2009. The California Dream Tour will run this month through November, so Miss Perry may be hanging around for much of the year to make up for that lost time.

Lil Wayne drops one spot to #3 and Chis Cornell returns to the countdown at the 4 spot. The former(ish) Soundgarden lead vocalist is playing the Paramount Theatre here in Austin on April 1st. I doubt that’s going to be a joke, so go ahead and order tickets.

Countdown mainstay Taylor Swift returns to the #5, and is joined by Lady Gaga, who climbs to #6 from #10. Gaga will be in central Texas in mid-March, which is already a hot ticket, and only promises to become a bit more toasty as the shows draw closer.

The remainder of the countdown is some shuffling, with Janet Jackson, Jason Aldean, and Monster Jam all giving up positions, and Linkin Park returning after a very brief absence. Linkin Park’s run through Texas is a lot closer, with dates in Houston and Dallas in mid February.