The Week in TicketCity Search – Cups and Bowls Battle for the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 27th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 4 Katy Perry
2 9 Super Bowl
3 3 One Direction
4 8 WWE
5 1 Luke Bryan
6 10 George Strait
7 5 NY Knicks
8 - Monster Jam
9 - X Games
10 - Miley Cyrus

Big shuffle this week that puts Katy Perry in the top spot. She’s still a long way off from her summer Prismatic Tour, but excitement is building. By the time she hits North American shores, she’ll have to be less warmly dressed than football fans at MetLife Stadium this weekend. The Super Bowl couldn’t quite top Miss Perry, but lands in second place. We’ll see if this weekend’s searches can secure it a top spot next week. 1D once more ends up in 3rd place. If history is any guide they’ll be striking out for the top spot again in no time.

The WWE reaches the 4th spot as the journey down the Road to Wrestlemania begins in earnest. Luke Bryan tumbles from the top this week and lands in fifth place, followed by George Strait, who rebounds from his rough patch at #10 last week.

This week’s newcomers round out the countdown. ‘Tis the season for large vehicles and even larger tires. The Monster Jam is upon us, and fans have ample opportunity to see their favorites in action at arenas all over the country.

Coming to Austin for 2014, the Summer X-Games will be at the Circuit of the Americas this June. Featuring the usual selection of “extreme” sports, the Austin X-Games will also offer a large slate of musical performers. Headliners at the track’s Austin360 Amphitheater include Kanye West and the Flaming Lips.

Miley Cyrus returns this week at #10. Outside of one appearance a couple weeks or so ago, she’s been absent since her Jingle Ball appearances. Even the Bangerz Tour announcement didn’t really result in much traction. Still, said Bangerz dates approach rapidly, with things starting off in Vancouver soon. I know you’re thinking… isn’t “modern Miley” a tad “racy”? Fear not, I have a secret weapon: Ryan Secrest. Turns out he told her to, and I may be paraphrasing, “tone that crap down” for the New Year’s show. So here is PG(ish) Miley from her appearance on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Roaring Prisms

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 20th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 5 Luke Bryan
2 7 Houston Rodeo
3 3 One Direction
4 - Katy Perry
5 - NY Knicks
6 - Justin Bieber
7 9 Justin Timberlake
8 8 WWE
9 6 Super Bowl
10 1 George Strait

Interesting shake-up this week, with modern country securing the top spot and classic country taking a pretty big tumble. Luke Bryan makes the leap from #5 to snatch the crown from George Strait who hangs on, but only barely, at #10. Bryan is again part of the summer Country Megaticket shows, and judging by his performance here, the most anticipated among a strong group of performers.

Not only part of the Megaticket, Luke will be showing up at the #2 spot as well. The Houston Rodeo makes a strong climb from #7 last week. With little more than a month to go, expect some strong showings from the Rodeo in the coming weeks.

As mentioned earlier this week, Katy Perry’s new tour will be hitting North America this June. The Prismatic Tour is currently in Europe, but will be spending most of the summer in the US and Canada, wrapping up in Houston in October.

In what I can only assume is a bit of halo effect from “current events,” the Esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to our hallowed countdown halls. Not sure if the lack of any concert dates is a disappointment or a relief to the intrepid searchers…

Tradition demands I use a Katy Perry vid since she debuted on the countdown this week. I already posted the new one in the tour update, so we’re back to “Roar” now. The video is the touching story of a plane crash survivor learning to make her way in the jungle, and make clothes out of salad. The best fact I know about the video is that Katy Perry has a real pet cat named Kitty Purry, who is not the tiger in this video (or any other tiger, for that matter).

The Week in TicketCity Search – Shake it like a Polaroid Picture of the Empire Polo Field

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 6th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 One Direction
2 4 George Strait
3 6 WWE
4 - Lorde
5 - NY Knicks
6 - Miley Cyrus
7 - Coachella
8 - Brooklyn Nets
9 - Billy Joel
10 - Super Bowl

The countdown is shaking off the bowl hangover. Lots of new faces for January, though our top three are rather familiar. One Direction returns to #1, followed by George Strait. This little rumble will likely continue for months, at least until George does ride away or 1D is overtaken by the inevitable rise of the next boy band. The WWE rounds out the top three as the big January PPV approaches.

Which brings us to Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, who, probably for brevity alone, goes by the stage name “Lorde.” Lorde will departing Middle Earth for North America this spring. Her album Pure Heroine is quite the hit, with the biggest single “Royals” going 4x Platinum in the states. She’ll be swinging through central Texas early on the tour, so it’s likely she’ll be in the running for #1 as those dates draw nearer.

The NBA rounds out the top five. Deep in the mid-season both the Kicks and the Nets make countdown appearances.

Coachella hits #7 as the lineup for the 2014 festival landed yesterday. The biggest news is the headlining Outkast reunion. Other big names for 2014 include Lana Del Rey, Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age, and, since, as mentioned earlier, she’ll be in the hemisphere, Lorde.

Since you’re probably maxing on “Royals”, here’s Lorde’s more recent single “Team,” which is pretty good too. The video is kinda weak, though. Seems like there was some kind of “artistic vision” here but it ended up being very, very cloudy. At least it matches the weather in the video.

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Cowboys Ride On

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 4t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Drake
2 - Luke Bryan
3 7 Maimi Heat
4 3 George Strait
5 2 Dallas Cowboys
6 - Pink
7 - Justin Timberlake
8 6 SF 49ers
9 - NY Knicks
10 - WWE

Some shuffling in the top 5, but Drake holds on to #1 this week. Luke Bryan, one of a few performers who have been bouncing on and off the countdown for the past few month, bounced back to #2. He is followed by the Heat, who make a nice jump up from #7 as we’re moving deeper into the regular NBA season. The 2 time defending champs have racked up a 4-2 record so far.

George Strait and the Dallas Cowboys have to settle for slightly lower positions in the top five. George may not have kept the #1 spot, but he’s been a solid top five performer so far. So have the Cowboys for that matter, something new for them.

Returning much like Mr. Bryan, both Pink and Justin Timberlake re-re-re-re-enter the countdown at #6 and #7. Pink’s Truth About Love Tour is back on track after a little vocal rest and recuperation. The 20/20 Experience World Tour hasn’t slowed down at all; the next stop at the Izod Center.

The Knicks join the Heat this week, though not quite so high, and the WWE returns. Their bigger PPVs land earlier in the year, so fans may be grabbing tickets early for Survivor Series and Wrestlemania.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Don’t Call it a Comeback

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 23rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 10 Dallas Cowboys
2 - ACL Fest
3 4 Houston Texans
4 - Luke Bryan
5 3 Drake
6 - Beyonce
7 - NY Knicks
8 - Elton John
9 - John Mayer
10 - SF 49ers

While my memory may be a little fuzzy at this point, I’m not sure anyone pulled off the 1-10-1 bounce before. America’s Team is certainly in a rather √©lite fraternity either way. I won’t even attempt to predict where they’ll end up next week.

In slightly more expected news, the Austin City Limits Festival drops in at #2. Somewhat appropriate, as there’s now 2x more of it than in previous years. Weekend One is one week away. If you miss that one, Weekend Two is, you guessed it, two weeks away. Headliners include hot new acts like Depeche Mode and The Cure. Which is what I would have said if it were 1980.

Luke Bryan bounces back, while Drake is one of the few who managed to hang around from last week. Beyonce, a former top 3 fixture, returns to lead off the bottom five. She is followed by the Knicks, who remind us that the NBA preseason starts in October.

Elton John’s new Vegas residency shows a spark of interest, while John Mayer’s fall tour makes the list at #9. Finally the 49ers return to slide into the spot the Cowboys left open this week.

Let’s pick a slightly more recent ACL headliner, Muse, who only hail from the 90s. Here is “Uprising”, otherwise known as the only Muse song you know: