The Week in TicketCity Search – The Houston Rodeo Has Bands, Literally

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 13th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 George Strait
2 - Seahawks
3 1 One Direction
4 7 Coachella
5 - Luke Bryan
6 10 Super Bowl
7 - Houston Rodeo
8 3 WWE
9 - Justin Timberlake
10 - Jason Aldean

George wins the week, with 1D falling to #3 thanks to a little more football fever. The Seahawks bid for the NFC championship shoots them to second place. They have home field advantage against the Niners this Sunday. Still time to pick up tickets to the game if you’re going to be in The 206 this weekend. Spoiler alert, there is a chance of rain. Those looking a little deeper into the playoffs pushed the Super Bowl up #6 this week.

Coachella gains three to land at #4. I suspect it will depart soon, as the actual shows are still a few months off. The post-announcement honeymoon is coming to a close. Familiar faces return this week, chief among them Luke Bryan. He is joined by countdown favorites Justin Timberlake and Jason Aldean a little further down the list.

The Houston Rodeo make this year debut in the seventh spot as the full concert schedule dropped this week. As usual, big names abound, including the aforementioned Mr. Bryan as well as the Eli Young Band, Usher, Maroon 5, Robin Thicke, and Keith Urban. Brad Paisley gets things started on 4th, and the Zac Brown Band will close things out on the 23rd.

Almost closing out the Houston Rodeo is The Band Perry, who will be performing on the 22nd of March. If you’re counting, and I am, that’s three “Bands” in the lineup this year. Instead of posting the insufferable promo video of them doing the Houston Rodeo line-up announcement, let’s just watch a video. This video is, I’ll say… “inspired by” the game of chess. Raises some questions about the artistic director’s familiarity with the fan base. On the other hand, it’s people running at either and then punching, so maybe I take that back.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Mrs. Carter Has A Happy Holiday

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 16th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 10 Beyoncé
2 9 WWE
3 1 One Direction
4 2 George Strait
5 3 Rose Bowl
6 5 Alamo Bowl
7 - Brooklyn Nets
8 - Billy Joel
9 - Justin Timberlake
10 - Luke Bryan

Bit of a reversal from last week. The bottom are now the top. Beyoncé returns to the rather familiar position atop the countdown she occupied for some time earlier this year, while the WWE’s trek through Texas moves them up to second place. Last week’s top two had to make room, and did so in an orderly fashion, moving to #3 and #4.

The brief post-announcement week where bowls shine inevitably comes to an end. A couple of bowl games hung on this week: the Rose and the Alamo. For what it’s worth (very little), there were a few more bowls hanging around the 11-20 area. We still have tickets to pretty much any bowl you may be interested in, so if you’re waiting until the last-minute, be advised that minute hurtles ever closer…

The Nets remind us that the NBA regular season continues as well. The NBA has a tradition of playing games on Christmas Day, so perhaps the Nets’ home game against the Bulls on the 25th is the reason they shot up in the rankings this week. Other big Christmas Day games include the Thunder at Knicks, Rockets at Spurs, and Heat at Lakers.

After the Bowls pushed a lot of the regulars out last week, they all came rushing back through the door. Joel, Timberlake, and Bryan all return to the countdown. I’m sure even more familiar faces will be visible once the season had ended. Since we’ve got nothing new, it’s back to some old favorites. More Joel, this time the late 80s, socially conscious version:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Local Flavors

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 2nd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 10 One Direction
2 4 George Strait
3 - SEC Championship
4 - Beyoncé
5 6 Billy Joel
6 - WWE
7 3 Luke Bryan
8 - Baylor Football
9 - John Mayer
10 8 Pink

Okay, so, fair enough, new tour announced, thus I have no reason to expect the top spot to be otherwise occupied at this point. Occupied with a very, very comfortable margin, of course. George didn’t go down without a fight. He racked up some impressive numbers in a second place performance that would have been an easy win on any other week. The SEC Championship lands in third place as two teams that are not Alabama meet up to crown the winner

Beyoncé’s return this week likely has something to do with her tour winding through Texas this weekend. Fans are running out of time to get to the Mrs. Carter Show, as she will be wrapping things up near the end of the month at the Barclay’s Center. Billy Joel still has gas in the tank, rounding out the top five this week.

Like Mrs. Carter, the WWE will be stomping around Texas in the next couple weeks, with a big PPV in Houston on the 15th followed by three more shows in Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.

In at #8, Baylor’s season ending game with the Longhorns. There’s still time get your tickets to the big TicketCity VIP Tailgate before the game. I’d go into all the awesome stuff that’s going on there, but suffice to say, it’s happening in a heated tent. Anyone looking at the forecast for Saturday will certainly appreciate that.

John Mayer drops by at #9 this week. Not sure if this is his first appearance or not. He’s part of this week’s rather large fraternity of “people doing stuff in Texas.” Specifically, he’s playing the Frank Erwin Center tonight, so here’s a taste of what you may hear at the concert tonight.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Bringing Obvious Jokes Back

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 18t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Justin Timberlake
2 1 Drake
3 2 Luke Bryan
4 6 George Strait
5 - Pearl Jam
6 9 Billy Joel
7 - Kanye West
8 - Pink
9 - Miley Cyrus
10 4 One Direction

This is the part of the blog where I say something about “sexy” being returned to the top of the countdown, presumably in serviceable condition. With that out the way, I shall also note the previous weeks’ top 2 made room for the aforementioned “sexy” return. Finally, I’ll say something about George Strait climbing back to fourth place, which is merely a statement of fact and not a tired Justin Timberlake joke.

Billy Joel showed up last week, and I didn’t say anything, mostly because I was wondering if he’d stick around. Lo, he has done that, and climbed up three spots. He doesn’t get out quite as much as he did in the 80s, but fans will be able to see him again next January. Fun fact, when he announced in ’93 that River of Dreams was going to be his last pop album, I scoffed. Fully admit he’s kept that promise the last 20 years (holy crap), but time is on my side…

The rest of the bottom five features some of the recent, usual suspects in the on-again, off-again bunch. Kanye, Pink, and Miley have all been sighted recently, but have had trouble maintaining a stable presence on the countdown. One Direction barely clings to the top 10, but cling they do.

Since Billy made it a second week, no reason not to engage in a little nostalgia. Way back in that greatest of decades, the 1980s, this video was played a lot on a network called MTV, and it starred a lady named Christie Brinkley, with whom Mr. Joel fell in deep smit. They got married and lived happily ever after… or divorced in 1994… one of those.

The Week in TicketCity Search – They’re BaaaaAAAAAaack

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 11t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Drake
2 2 Luke Bryan
3 7 Justin Timberlake
4 - One Direction
5 - Baylor Football
6 4 George Strait
7 - Miley Cyrus
8 - US Grand Prix
9 - Billy Joel
10 - NFR

While the top 2 did not change, there was quite a shuffle below them. Drake remains in a comfortable first place, while Luke Bryan spends a second week in second. JT performs some sort of smooth dance move to jump from seventh and land in third place.

Which brings us to fourth place, and the return of the former countdown champs, One Direction. Not entirely sure why this has happened, and Google News it not illuminating on the subject. They’re in the states for some TV appearances over Thanksgiving week, ahead of a bit of a dry spell between then and a new international tour starting in spring 2014. You guys know you don’t need tickets to a “Global Live Stream”, right?

Baylor football rounds out the top five. The Bears play Texas Tech this weekend up in Arlington at the Cowboy’s home, AT&T Stadium. They’ll be closing the season December 7th against the Longhorns, playing the last game at Floyd Casey Stadium. We’ve got a bit of a shindig before the game if you’re interested in some quality tailgating. Check it out here.

Miley Cyrus drops by as tickets for her Bangerz Tour go on sale. The US Grand Prix finally visits the countdown as well, just in time, as the races are this weekend. There’s still tickets available and you can pick up some of them right here in Austin at our offices.

Well, I’ve posted 1D’s videos before so to switch things up a bit, here’s a pretty solid review of the band’s latest single, “The Story of My Life,” and vegetables.