30 Seconds to Park

Like most Best Supporting Actor Oscar winners, Jared Leto is celebrating by going on tour with Linkin Park. Those two times Christoph Waltz toured with Linkin Park were off the chain, no, the chiz’ain, people. Lucky for us, Leto comes equipped with his own band, one 30 Seconds to Mars, which will be accompanying him on the tour.

Christened “The Carnivores Tour”, the 2 bands will visit 25 cities later this Summer, starting with West Palm Beach and ending on the opposite coast in Concord, CA. In between they’ll hit New Jersey, New York, swing up through Canada, and then down through Texas. The Carnivores Tour will be in The Woodlands and Dallas in early September.

2014 Carnivores Tour Schedule:

  • Aug. 8 – Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Aug. 9 – George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, FL
  • Aug. 12 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
  • Aug. 13 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
  • Aug. 15 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • Aug. 16 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.,
  • Aug. 18 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  • Aug. 19 – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
  • Aug. 21 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
  • Aug. 23 – Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, QC
  • Aug. 24 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON,
  • Aug. 26 – Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, MN
  • Aug. 27 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Aug. 29 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
  • Aug. 30 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
  • Sept. 5 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
  • Sept. 6 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
  • Sept. 8 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
  • Sept. 10 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sept. 11 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA
  • Sept. 13 – Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.,
  • Sept. 15 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept. 16 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
  • Sept. 18 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, CA
  • Sept. 19 – Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA

Fans can get tickets for the tour on either our 30 Seconds to Mars or Linkin Park pages.

Confession time. I’m sure you know where this is going without saying much more, so I’ll post this little ditty and be done with it.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 11th

TicketCity Week in Search

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

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.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 14th

TicketCity Week in Search

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.