The Week in TicketCity Search – Red & Maroon

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 29th
1 4 One Direction
2 6 Maroon 5
3 1 Justin Bieber
4 3 Mississippi State Football
5 - Taylor Swift
6 5 US Grand Prix
7 10 George Strait
8 - Dallas Cowboys
9 - Miami Heat
10 2 Jason Aldean

After all those months, Mr. Bieber regains the crown only to lose it a week later. It falls to none other than arch boy band rival, One Direction. An unexpected reversal of fortune, especially considering 1D still hasn’t started up their 2013 Tour. Spoiler Alert: it starts in 2013. Maroon 5 enjoys some good fortune of their own, riding the buzz of their tour announcement to the #2 spot.

Fresh off her own tour announcement is Taylor Swift. The Red Tour starts up next spring and rolls right on through summer. It features England’s newest folk-pop sensation, Ed Sheeran, as the opening act. Major buzz on this tour propels Swift to the #5 spot this week, and probably higher next week.

The USGP starts off the bottom five, dropping one spot, followed by George Strait, who turns around last week’s dive and climbs back to the #7 spot. Late season Cowboys fans are putting in some effort, bringing the team back to the #8 slot.

The Heat show up to remind us the NBA season has begun. After clenching the title last year, they’ve got momentum going into this season and are favorites to put another one on the mantle. There’s a lot of basketball between them and the Finals, though, and we’ve got tickets to almost all of it.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Start Your Engines Up

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 22nd
1 3 Justin Bieber
2 - Jason Aldean
3 1 Mississippi State Football
4 4 One Direction
5 - US Grand Prix
6 - Maroon 5
7 - World Series
8 - Phish
9 - Rolling Stones
10 2 George Strait

Ah, now we’re getting some variety in the countdown. With ACL done and college football season heading into the “slow” month, we see some new (relatively) faces appearing. At the top, though, is the very familiar countenance of the esteemed Mr. Bieber, who retakes his crown after spending many a month in exile.

He’s followed by Jason Aldean, whose tour is moving through our backyard, so I’m pretty sure that’s how he pulled an “out-of-nowhere” landing a #2. Miss St. drops to #3 and 1D holds steady at #4.

Very new and in at #5 is the United States Grand Prix. New to Austin, the inaugural racing weekend gets underway November 16th, culminating in the USGP on the 18th. The brand new Circuit of the America hosts the event, and we will have more on the track soon.

Also new, and starting off the second half of the countdown, is Maroon 5, who just released the North American dates for their Overexposed Tour. Along for the ride are Neon Trees and Owl City. The tour begins next February and currently runs for around 32 dates, though that could be extended.

The World Series enters at #7, and Phish return at #8. George Strait suffers a big drop, 8 spots down to the very bottom this week.

While I’m pretty sure it’s the first time they’ve been on the countdown, it’s certainly not the first time the Rolling Stones have been on the road. Debuting at #9 this week, they’ve been at it for 50 years. Called the 50 and Counting Tour, these dates are celebrating that golden anniversary.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Two Festivals for the Price of Two!

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 15t
1 3 Mississippi State Football
2 6 George Strait
3 4 Justin Bieber
4 5 One Direction
5 1 ACL Fest
6 - Texas Football
7 - Detroit Tigers
8 10 Houston Texans
9 - Florida Football
10 6 W Virginia Football

Not a lot of change in the top five this week. Of course, the biggest is the ACL Fest, expectedly, dropping from the top spot and landing at #5. That showing is mostly on the strength of last weekend’s searches. While you’ve got a while until the next ACL, you’ll have more chances to get there. They announced, like Coachella, they’ll be doubling up and doing two weekends instead of one next year.

George Strait was the big winner this week, putting those young whippersnappers in their place as he climbs over them from #6 last week. His latest, and last, tour is generating a lot of buzz.

The aforementioned whippersnappers both gain a spot from the ACL drop, with the touring Bieber maintaining the same slim lead over 1D he’s had for a few weeks now.

The bottom five is all sports, mostly college football. The Tigers put in an appearance as they steamroll the Yankees on their way to a berth in The World Series, their first since 2006. Over in the NL, St. Louis could settle things tonight and make the match-up official. Either way, the World Series will be underway October 24th.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Strait Is A Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 8t
1 2 ACL Fest
2 1 Longhorns Football
3 4 Mississippi State Football
4 3 Justin Bieber
5 5 One Direction
6 - George Strait
7 6 W Virginia Mountaineers
8 - Baltimore Orioles
9 - Pink
10 - Houston Texans

It was not a close one this week, as ACL dominated the competition, winning by a very comfortable margin. The first set of performances are now on the books as I’m writing this, so the “last minute” surge was not unexpected. The temperatures this weekend will be positively pleasant (by our usual standards), but you may want to be ready for some precipitation. If you ask me, I’d rather be damp due to rain than sweltering in the heat.

The big TX-OU weekend dovetails with ACL this year, but the surge the Longhorns experienced wasn’t enough to knock the festival out of the top spot. We’ll have a team out at the Cotton Bowl for late ticket purchases, so there’s still time to make it in.

The (not really) eternal battle of the teen pop titans continues this week, with Bieber still in the lead. He has the slightly unfair advantage of actually being on tour at the moment while One Direction isn’t quite so active at the moment.

The bottom five provides a few changes of pace. George Strait is one of them. He’s been away for a while but is back with a new tour, and fans would be wise to catch it. Strait announced he’s retiring and The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will be his last. He’s providing fans with two years to get in to see his farewell, as it’s not scheduled to end until 2014.

While MLB can fly under the radar for a while during football season, the playoffs general make an impact on the countdown. The Orioles get the honors this week as they battle the Yankees to move onto the ALCS against Detroit. That contest will be decided today.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Austin’s Most Wanted

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 1st
1 4 Longhorns Football
2 6 ACL Fest
3 3 Justin Bieber
4 2 Mississippi State Football
5 1 One Direction
6 5 W Virginia Mountaineers
7 8 Dallas Cowboys
8 - New England Patriots
9 - Ohio St Football
10 - Jay-Z

Close one this week, as a couple “local favorites” vie for the top. After adding up a few different ways to say the same thing (for both), the Longhorns get the win. Perhaps the Longhorns’ own winning record has something to do with that.

For the musically inclined, the ACL Fest is now just one week away. Ample time to buy and pick up your passes from our own humble offices. We will also have some folks at Uncle Billys with free swag should you wish to check in before hitting the verdant, melodic fields of Zilker Park.

The shuffling in the top five brings former champs 1D down to #5, losing even the teen idol top spot to the esteemed Mr. Beiber. Perhaps their lack of on-stage gastronomic distress curbed fan interest. Talk about building buzz for the new tour…

The Mountaineers kick off the bottom five, an analogy I’ve probably used before for something that wasn’t football related. They’re followed by the Cowboys, who climb one spot to let the Patriots into the countdown. Haven’t seen them before this year. Ohio State, on the other hand, has been seen before.

Jay-Z just makes it in this week. He is finishing up his Barclay’s Center concert series this weekend. Some quick action will get you in the door for the last couple shows. We have lot of e-deliverable tickets that should make it to any Jay-Z fan’s inbox rather quickly.