The Week in TicketCity Search – Mr. Carter’s Wife Wins

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 4t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Beyoncé
2 1 One Direction
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 - San Antonio Rodeo
5 5 Super Bowl
6 10 NKOTB
7 2 Justin Bieber
8 - Pink
9 5 George Strait
10 9 Luke Bryan

Having already spent my Tolkien-analogy capital a couple weeks ago, I’ll spare you the allusions to the Fellowship being broken and just say that Beyoncé shoots right to the top this week. The announcement of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour met with a great deal of enthusiasm. The tour itself won’t be hitting North American shores until June, but fans are definitely ready to get their tickets early. Mrs. Carter will spend spring in Europe before arriving in the US and Canada this summer, then she heads to South America in the fall.

1D and Ms. Swift are left to pick up the pieces in the second and third spots. Houston and San Antonio once more trade rodeo rankings this week, with a stronger showing for the SA brand. Strange they haven’t figured out that they could both fit on the countdown at once. The Super Bowl’s last minute search surge earned it fifth place. The mid-game power surge is another story entirely.

The Somewhat Less Recent New Kids on The Block have risen from last place to lead off the bottom five. In doing so, this set of “classic” teen idols score a win over a more recent model. The esteemed Mr. Bieber took the shock from Beyoncé hard and ended up at #7 this week.

Has the top three landscape changed for good? Tune in next week to find out the exciting answer to that and other shocking questions, like: Will I mention Pink and if I do, will I spell her name with an exclamation point!?

The Week in TicketCity Search – Five for Five

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 28t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 4 Super Bowl
5 5 George Strait
6 - WWE
7 - Maroon 5
8 - Houston Rodeo
9 7 Luke Bryan
10 - NKOTB

Exact same top 5 two weeks in a row? That is a first. Kind of a catch-22, because after pointing out that it has never happened before, it doesn’t leave me much else to talk about. I had figured the Super Bowl might crack the top 3, but it did not happen. It may still have a shot if fans are looking for last minute tickets this weekend. We can accommodate, as TicketCity will have a crew out there in the Big Easy to attend to such needs.

The WWE shoots into the #5 spot. The build-up to Westlemania is on, so the WWE will likely be popping in and out of the countdown for the next month or so. Maroon 5 drops in at #7, helping add some additional “five” theme to the countdown. They are kicking off the second leg of the Overexposed Tour this month, touring North America through April before heading back to Europe this summer.

Houston replaces San Antonio for this weeks rodeo entry. The Houston Rodeo is arguably the biggest, and attracts the big acts, not just of the country variety either. Toby Keith starts things off and George Strait shuts it down, but in between you’ll have Mary J. Blidge, Demi Lovato, Styx, Bruno Mars and Pitbull among a long list of country luminaries (though not The Lumineers).

Finally, the New Kids on the Block arrive in last place. They are touring with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. I checked the date on my computer’s clock and it still reads 2013, but there you go.