The Week in TicketCity Search – The Beliebers Strike Back

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jun. 4th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Justin Bieber
2 2 One Direction
3 4 Euro 2012
4 - Coldplay
5 - OKC Thunder
6 - Kenny Chesney
7 - Katy Perry
8 - Miami Heat
9 9 Jason Aldean
10 - Dallas Cowboys

BOOM! That was not pretty. One Direction, having held the top spot lo these many weeks, was de-throned by a margin that makes their previously impressive victories seem a mere trifle. The esteemed Mr. Bieber separated #1 and #2 by a nearly 5x margin, possibly setting a record for the number of searches in a week. My biggest concern now is that “Bieber” is not exactly a font of snappy title puns. While I was worried I’d run out with One Direction, I should have been concerned with who would replace them.

In the world outside of tween pop, we have Euro Cup hitting the #3 spot, which may be as high as the 2012 edition will be allowed to climb. Coldplay drops in at #4. They will be playing dates in Texas later this month and the smart money says that has something to do with their new-found chart success. The Thunder clenching a berth in the NBA Finals helped propel them to #5 in a bit of a “last minute” rush.

Kenny Chesney, no stranger to the countdown, returns to start the bottom five this week. He’s followed by someone who is a stranger to the countdown, Katy Perry. It seems as if her buzz may be due more to the upcoming release of a bio/concert film: Part of Me. As this one is going to be hitting your local multiplex, we won’t be selling tickets for it. She has said there’s a new album on the way, so no doubt Ms. Perry will be on the road again at some point in the future.

The Heat and the Celtics made a go of it, but seems Heat fans are the more optimistic this week. The NBA Finals match up will be set Saturday night on the Heat’s home turf. Speaking of optimism, the Dallas Cowboys peek in a the bottom of the countdown to bring things to a close this week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – You’ll Catch Up In That Direction

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Week of
May. 28th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - One Direction
2 - Justin Bieber
3 - ACL Fest
4 - Euro 2012
5 - San Antonio Spurs
6 - Texas Rangers
7 - Miami Heat
8 - Jimmy Buffet
9 - Jason Aldean
10 - Belmont Stakes

Well, now it’s a fight. When last we left this little pop soap opera, the esteemed Mr. Bieber had been trailing One Direction for weeks. The Bieber partisans had put up impressive numbers considering he hadn’t actually released any tour dates. Now the Believe Tour is on the books for this Fall, and interest skyrocketed. Just not quite enough to dethrone the boys of One Direction this week. Mind, the gap between #1 and #2 has changed from “brutal trouncing” to single digits.

Despite not announcing headlining performances from either Justin Bieber or One Direction, the ACL Festival secures #3. That rather wide gap now separates it from second place, though. Fans will simply have to “make do” with the likes of Florence + The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Jack White and many others.

The Euro Cup, 2012 edition, lands in #4. Outside of the World Cup, this is one of international soccer’s biggest events. Hosted this year in Poland and Ukraine, 16 of the top European teams will compete, including Spain, who won the last Euro Cup and the last World Cup.

At #5 and #7, Spurs and Heat remind us the NBA finals are still in progress. These two are the favorites to meet in the Finals, though Boston and OKC still have a say in the matter.

Rounding things out in the bottom five we see the return of Jimmy Buffet and Jason Aldean this week. Buffet is on tour right now, and Aldean is part of the big Country Megaticket shows this summer with Luke Bryan.

Finally there’s a greater than usual interest in this year’s Belmont Stakes as enthusiasts buzz about the possibility of new Triple Crown winner. I’ll Have Another has won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, and is set to race at Belmont. There hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed captured it in 1978. If I’ll Have Another wins, it may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the lucky spectators.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 9th

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Week of
Mar. 5th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 5 Radiohead
2 3 Big Time Rush
3 8 Big 12 Tournament
4 2 Houston Rodeo
5 1 Madonna
6 10 Big East Tournament
7 9 Justin Bieber
8 - Big Ten Tournament
9 - SEC Tournament
10 - Miami Heat

As college basketball fans get ready to fire up their brackets, there’s still the matter of determining out who will populate them. The conference tournaments are in full swing, and figure heavily this week. Holding over from last week, we have the Big 12 and the Big East, both showing some positive movement. The Big Ten and the SEC enter the countdown in the bottom five. There’s still time to get some conference tournament championship tickets, if you want to see your top pick lock down their seed in person.

While popular, the conference tournaments didn’t exactly crowd into the top five. Raidohead walked away with a strong victory, followed by Big Time Rush, making for an odd musical pairing at the top of the countdown. The Houston Rodeo is in full swing. It lost a couple spots this week, but still turns in a strong showing. Lots of big acts coming up next week at Reliant Stadium.

The bottom five is almost all basketball, and hawk-eyed Beiber fans, checking back to see when new concert dates arrive. Not quite yet, I’m afraid. The Heat return to the countdown, reminding us that professional basketball is still rather popular even as the collegiate flavor steals the spotlight a bit.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 3rd

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Week of
Jan. 20th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Bruce Springsteen
2 1 Drake
3 2 Super Bowl
4 10 Van Halen
5 8 Red Hot Chili Peppers
6 - Big Time Rush
7 - Justin Bieber
8 4 Miami Heat
9 - Dallas Mavericks
10 - Monster Jam

So many corny “Boss” references, so little time… So let’s just say Bruce Springsteen’s tour dates for 2012 have been announced and they are pretty popular. Springsteen has a new album, Wrecking Ball, ready for release, and he will be on the road this spring, most likely at a very large arena near you.

Springsteen handily unseated Drake, who had the top spot two weeks running, but didn’t fall too far. Likewise, the sizable game on Sunday dropped one spot to #3. Rebounding pretty strongly, Van Halen climbs back to the #4 spot, and the Chili Peppers round out a very musical top 5.

Rock has the top five, while pop secures the bottom five. Big Time Rush, a more recently minted Nickelodeon boy band, kicks things off, followed by Beiber fans eager to know when the latest tour dates are announced. Answer: not quite yet.

The NBA takes lands near the end, with the Heat and their finals opponent last year, the Mavericks, in the #8 and #9 spots. Finally, in what can only be described as a twist ending, Monster Jam takes the #10 spot.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 27th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 16th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Drake
2 3 Super Bowl
3 9 Tool
4 5 Miami Heat
5 - Vanderbilt Basketball
6 10 Radiohead
7 - Coldplay
8 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
9 - Harlem Globetrotters
10 2 Van Halen

Drake extends his stay at #1 for a second week running. Even the Super Bowl couldn’t topple him, though the results were close. The Big Game did gain one spot over last week, opening up the #3 spot for Tool, who shot up from the #9 spot.

Basketball rounds out the top five, pro and college. The Heat have been on the countdown pretty steadily since the NBA season returned. The Vanderbilt hoops squad is a newcomer, but college basketball’s season of madness isn’t all that far away, so expect more to come.

Radiohead kicks off the bottom five with a big gain from #10 last week. Coldplay follows, having been spotty on the countdown of late. A fate similar to the Chili Peppers, who were strong but lost some momentum when their tour suffered a delay. They’re back this week as the new tour dates get closer.

Van Halen’s surge quickly lost steam, falling to #10 this week after nearly conquering the countdown last week. They’ve got a few weeks to get back to the top before the new tour begins.