The Week in TicketCity Search – William of Joel and the Gardens of Madison Square

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 3rd
1 - Bruno Mars
2 2 Super Bowl
3 3 One Direction
4 1 Katy Perry
5 - Mötley Crüe
6 4 WWE
7 - Billy Joel
8 5 Luke Bryan
9 - Jason Aldean
10 6 George Strait

Bruno Mars returns big this week, winning over the very event that gave him something of a bump. Fresh off the Super Bowl halftime show, the second leg of the Moonshine Jungle Tour is red hot. He didn’t even get paid for that gig (which wasn’t a big deal, no one ever does). Those last-minute Super Bowl searches last week weren’t able to secure the top spot from its very own halftime star. Yet again in 3rd, One Direction bides their time.

Katy slips to #4 thanks to the run on Bruno, and Mötley Crüe rounds out the top 5. They’re hitting the countdown for what promises to the last time, at least if you believe the press releases. Mötley Crüe embarks on “The Final Tour” this summer, after which they will officially retire. Forever. Or at least as long as they can make a living from solo projects. Their umlauts will be retired in a separate ceremony.

The WWE slips to #6, while one William Martin Joel returns to #7 this week. His spring touring dates are the most he’s done in quite some time. Once they’re done, Joel fans will have the opportunity to see him once a month at Madison Square Garden “indefinitely”. Kind of like a Vegas residency, just not in Vegas, and with a lot fewer shows, and possibly in a way that suggests his entire career up to that point is not a setup for the punchline that is “Vegas Residency.”

Rounding out the top ten are three dudes in cowboy hats.

Tough week for a video. Just posted Bruno, and I think I’ve already found the least-objectionable Mötley Crüe video and posted it with the tour announcement. So more Joel on tap. How ’bout getting your Friday off to hi-energy start with “Piano Man”!

The Crüe Went Down with the Ship

Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil Album Cover

The 80s, where girls just wanted a guy they could share eyeliner with.

It’s time for Mötley Crüe to cash in their umlauts. The band announced “The Final Tour” in LA, singing a “cessation of touring agreement” their publicist claims is legally binding. While the article I read didn’t mention it, I would not be surprised if they also announced they were retiring to sell prime ocean-front real estate in Nebraska.

Fellow metal rocker Alice Cooper will join them as special guest on the tour. Crüe fans will certainly not want for opportunities to bid their favorite band farewell. What is described as the “first leg” of the tour covers 67 dates in the US and Canada, kicking off in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena. Things wrap up in Vancouver at Rogers Arena, but not before hitting most major cities in the US. They’ll be grinding through Texas in July, including a stop in Austin at the Ceder Park Center. They’ll return again in October for a show at The Woodlands.

2014 Mötley Crüe “Final Tour” Schedule:

  • July 2 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
  • July 4 – Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
  • July 5 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
  • July 6 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • July 8 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
  • July 9 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – St. Louis, Maryland Heights, MO
  • July 11 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
  • July 12 – Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
  • July 13 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
  • July 15 – Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
  • July 16 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
  • July 18 – Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • July 19 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
  • July 21 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 22 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA
  • July 23 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  • July 25 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
  • July 26 – Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA
  • July 27 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
  • July 29 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, CA
  • July 30 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
  • Aug. 1 – Usana Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Aug. 2 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Aug. 3 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
  • Aug. 5 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
  • Aug. 6 – Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, IA
  • Aug. 8 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
  • Aug. 9 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
  • Aug. 10 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
  • Aug. 12 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Aug. 13 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
  • Aug. 15 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
  • Aug. 16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
  • Aug. 17 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
  • Aug. 19 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
  • Aug. 20 – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Aug. 22 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
  • Aug. 23 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • Aug. 24 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
  • Aug. 26 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Aug. 27 – Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA
  • Aug. 29 – Nikon Theater At Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
  • Aug. 30 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  • Aug. 31 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
  • Oct. 10 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oct. 11 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
  • Oct. 12 – CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, LA
  • Oct. 14 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
  • Oct. 15 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  • Oct. 17 – Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
  • Oct. 19 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
  • Oct. 21 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
  • Oct. 22 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  • Oct. 25 – Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Oct. 26 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Oct. 29 – War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, NY
  • Nov. 5 – Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
  • Nov. 6 – Landers Center, Southaven, MS
  • Nov. 9 – I Wireless Center, Moline, IL
  • Nov. 11 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
  • Nov. 12 – Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI
  • Nov. 13 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
  • Nov. 15 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  • Nov. 16 – Fargodome, Fargo, ND
  • Nov. 18 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
  • Nov. 19 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • Nov. 21 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

Tickets for the Final Tour are available on our Mötley Crüe page.

Upon reflection, I realize finding a Mötley Crüe video to post was going to be tricky. But, here’s a fairly tame selection called “Live Wire.” This is pretty much just the ole standby of a stage performance packaged as a video, for those times when “effort” is hard. I did review the entirety of the video for “Girls, Girls, Girls” and judged it less than acceptable for the consumption of our readership. In fact, I may have reviewed it a few times, in case I did not pick up any subtle artistic nuance in the first viewings.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 8th

TicketCity Week in Search

1 1 Justin Bieber
2 2 Taylor Swift
3 3 Davis Cup
4 9 Katy Perry
5 - Selena Gomez
6 5 U2
7 - ACL Fest
8 - Britney Spears
9 - Mötley Crüe
10 - Adele

Looks like I was wrong about the Davis Cup taking it this week. Hung in at third place, the tail end of the same top three we had last week. This is the weekend for international tennis action at the Erwin Center, and there’s still time to get tickets for the big show. Davis Cup ends up the only sporting event on the countdown this week as we’re in a bit of a dry spot before football season really gears up.

Climbing up to the fourth spot is Katy Perry, who is joined by Selena Gomez to round out the top five. Quite a bit of pop on the countdown. U2 provides a bit more rock flavor, and ACL returns to the list. ACL is still comfortably far away but prices will likely only rise as we get closer to the event.

Britney adds more pop to the list as she returns at number eight. The countdown does a couple hard turns at the end there, swinging way beyond pop with Mötley Crüe, who are celebrating 30 years of heavy metal and gratuitous umlauts in 2011. Finally, Adele’s soulful voice is getting ready to return to touring after taking a break due to a case of laryngitis.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 25th

TicketCity Week in Search

1 2 Justin Bieber
2 3 Lady Gaga
3 - Elton John
4 6 WWE
5 4 Lil Wayne
6 - Mötley Crüe
7 - Adele
8 - Bob Seger
9 - Tim McGraw
10 5 Prince

Still no big splash from March Madness on the countdown this week. Looks like we may need to wait until the Final Four to see it. That said, the Austin Rodeo’s brief, shining moment at #1 has ended and the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to the top. Gaga slides into #2 and the very top of the countdown returns to last summer, when these two battled it out regularly for the same spots. Elton John wasn’t in the mix last summer, though. He’s on tour, part greatest hits, part support for his latest collaborative album with Leon Russell called The Union.

The WWE and Lil Wayne trade up a bit as they round out the top 5. Leading off the second half of the countdown is Mötley Crüe, the band whose name kicked off a untold millions of searches for the “Insert Special Characters” dialogue in word processing programs around the world. Their tour is winding its way through Texas in the next few days. Because I value my readers furthering their knowledge, I present this Wikipedia article. Get it before the deletionists do.

Adele returns after taking a short break from the countdown, followed by Bob Seger, who took a much longer break from music in general. Bob returned in 2006 with his first new album, Face the Promise, since 1995. He hasn’t been on tour since the one in 2007 in support of that release. The 2011 tour currently runs through May, though he’s suggested he may tour again in the fall of this year.