The Week in TicketCity Search – March 25th

TicketCity Week in Search

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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

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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

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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.

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.