The Week in TicketCity Search – July 23rd

The Dave Matthews Band shoots to top 3 out of nowhere, knocking out Cirque, who falls down to #7. Gaga climbs up a spot but still isn’t able to knock the esteemed Mr. Bieber off the top. The WWE remains solid at #4 as their Texas dates draw closer; we will probably be seeing more of them for at least another couple of weeks.

The Man U tour in the states rounds out the top 5. Their match against the Kansas City Wizards is this Sunday, and the tour wraps up with the big game against the MLS All-Stars next Wednesday in Houston. Don’t let World Cup fatigue get to you, there’s still time to get tickets for both and catch this unique experience.

Wicked boomerangs back into the countdown once more, leading off the bottom five, where we find Cirque and the Longhorns, who drop a couple spots from their #6 debut last week. Rush peeks in at nine, leading us to the first complete newcomer to the countdown we’ve had in a long time. To Wikipedia!

Trey Songz is an R&B/soul singer from Petersburg, VA, which is a few miles south of my own hometown, Richmond. He first released material under the alias “Prince of Virginia,” which is interesting, because I wasn’t even aware the position had been filled. Since I moved I just haven’t been keeping up with news out of my native commonwealth. Mr. Songz is prepping for the release of his latest album Passion, Pain & Pleasure on September 14th, and is embarking on the Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour to promote it.

1 1 Justin Bieber
2 3 Lady Gaga
3 - Dave Matthews Band
4 4 WWE
5 10 Manchester United
6 - Wicked
7 2 Cirque du Soleil
8 6 Longhorns Football
9 - Rush
10 - Trey Songz

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 16th

Big changes this week as departing tours and ending championships leave some holes in the countdown. Things are still pretty similar in the top 3; where my prediction last week that the Esteemed Mr. Bieber would lose some ground as his tour departed our little slice of toasty real estate has proven somewhat false. He returns to number 1, followed by a strong showing for Cirque and then Lady Gaga, who falls to #3. After that, the remainder of the countdown is almost all new.

The WWE starts us off. After the strong showing for a local show a few weeks ago, it is not surprising they’re surging ahead of dates in Houston, Beaumont, San Antonio, and others in around Texas around the end of the month. There’s ample opportunity to see action in the squared circle around Texas this month. In a minor thematic shift, James Taylor follows the WWE, with a set of shows up in Carnegie Hall in… 2011.

Our local college football team appears at the #6 spot. I’m told they’re rather popular. We’re about a month and a half out from the season openers in September so the initial rush for 2010 Longhorns tickets is on. The opener is in Houston on the 4th of September while the first home game is the 11th.

Rounding out the remainder of the countdown is a concert block of returning performers, including Tom Petty, who has been absent a while, and Adam Lambert, who appeared back when his tour was first announced but hasn’t been seen since. Finally, it seems people are taking my advice from last week about getting your soccer fix with the ManU Tour, which will end up with the big MLS All-Star game in Houston on the 28th. Still great seats available for that one, so check it out.

1 2 Justin Bieber
2 6 Cirque du Soleil
3 1 Lady Gaga
4 - WWE
5 - James Taylor
6 - Longhorns Football
7 - Tom Petty
8 9 Tool
9 - Adam Lambert
10 - Manchester United