The Week in TicketCity Search – Sept. 17th

Call it the revenge of the concert performers? Perhaps just that the buzz of football season openers have given way to the more reserved regular season. Either way, football teams have drifted off the list this week, replaced by a varied selection of performing artists. We also have our first tie in countdown history, at #1 no less. Since Phish are performing at ACL, it’s even more interesting. I can’t really count them as the same, since Phish are on tour and it’s not necessarily people looking for their gig at ACL.

Either way, our little local festival and Phish have successfully knocked the esteemed Mr. Bieber down. He’s joined by Jay-Z, who, along with Eminem two spots down, got a boost from their Home & Home Tour. Those shows have past, but they’ll be on tour again, I’m sure.

Football wasn’t completely banished from the list. The usual suspects, Longhorns and Cowboys, remain, at 5 and 7 respectively. They weren’t the only sporting contests on the countdown though. Thanks to a large local show, the UFC charted for what may have been the first time in countdown history.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 (tie) 8 Phish
1 - ACL Festival
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 - Jay-Z
5 1 Texas Football
6 - Eminem
7 3 Dallas Cowboys
8 10 Rush
9 - UFC
10 - Drake

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 10th

You may not have noticed, but I didn’t post this last Friday. So today we have two lists. Exciting, I know, so let’s dive right in.

Football season gets into full swing with both regular season NFL and NCAA games. That means our usual concert heavy list has been taken over by large men with shoulder pads. If this was the 80′s, then most of the female concert performers would at least have those in common with the football players. For two weeks in a row our local football team has topped the list, dethroning the esteemed Mr. Bieber. Yes, he may have 3% of Twitter’s entire network capacity devoted to him, but even he can’t stay on top in the first month of football season.

Still ongoing, the US Open mills about in the middle of the list. While the Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL team with enough juice to make and remain on the list in the midst of high levels of college football interest. Of the college football teams that find favor, no surprise that schools from the SEC and Big 12 are heavily represented.

The concert performers that mange to fill in the cracks between football teams have been bouncing around quite a bit the past few weeks. Last week, Eminem managed to find a spot in the lower 5, while this week 3 bands that constantly warp in and out of the list appear once more, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and Rush.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Texas Football
2 4 Justin Bieber
3 8 Dallas Cowboys
4 6 Alabama Football
5 - Dave Matthews Band
6 5 US Open
7 2 LSU Football
8 - Phish
9 - Mississippi State Football
10 - Rush

Sept 3rd List

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 6 Texas Football
2 - LSU Football
3 5 Jersey Boys
4 1 Justin Bieber
5 10 US Open
6 - Alabama Football
7 - Texas A&M Football
8 - Dallas Cowboys
9 - Eminem
10 - Daniel Tosh

The Week in TicketCity Search – August 20th

All the power of football season can’t keep the esteemed Mr. Beiber down for long. He returns to the top spot, followed by three of the biggest teams in pro and college football, including the Fighting Irish, who appear for the first time this season. The Buckeyes and Cowboys hang around from last week. Finally the Jonas Brothers make a strong show at #5. Their current tour is scheduled to hit Texas in mid-September so fans are doing some, well, second-to-last-minute shopping.

The Longhorns, who didn’t make the cut last week, show up again this week to kick off the bottom five. Similarly, Phish pops in randomly again, as they have been over the past few months, never hanging around for much more than a week. Rush drops to #8 from #4, hanging in for a 3rd week on the countdown. The fact that Lady Gaga is legging her way through Canada may be the reason she’s also tumbled from her customary spot in the top 3.

Finally we have our little local music show appearing at #10. According to the clock on the wall we’re about a month and a half out from this year’s festival, so not surprising to see interest start to bubble up. I’m sure it will be a common sight in the coming weeks. This year’s headliners include The Eagles, Muse, and M.I.A. Oh, and Phish, too. Maybe that’s why they keep popping up.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 1 Dallas Cowboys
3 - Notre Dame Football
4 6 Ohio State Football
5 - Jonas Brothers
6 - Texas Football
7 - Phish
8 4 Rush
9 3 Lady Gaga
10 - ACL Fest

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 9th

The Lady ascends to the top spot, where she will probably remain for the rest of the month as her concert dates in central Texas rapidly approach. Still time to get your tickets for the shows Dallas and Houston. The esteemed Mr. Bieber has fallen to #2 and we’ll see how well he does the remainder of the year. He won’t be back to our little slice of Texas until next November.

The World Cup, fever for which has only managed to catapult it to #3, is nearly over. Take heart, though, if you’re looking for your soccer fix in slightly more accessible locations, you can always check out Manchester United touring the US for some friendly matches later this month.

Wicked tour in Houston remains popular, climbing up a spot as Aventura falls from the number 2 spot as their tour departs for more far off, exotic places… like East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cirque events return this week after dropping out; demand certainly seems to be somewhat fickle for these shows. Michael Buble gains a few notches as he heads towards some central Texas dates in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas.

That leaves the Yankees, who pop back in to the countdown instead of the Rays this week, and countdown favorites Tool and Phish, both of whom have a talent for appearing and disappearing week to week. This is an “appear” week, we will see what happens next week.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 3 Lady Gaga
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 6 World Cup
4 5 Wicked
5 2 Aventura
6 - Cirque du Soleil
7 10 Michael Buble
8 - New York Yankees
9 - Tool
10 - Phish

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 25th

It has been a while, but a non-pop concert performer as topped the list. Rockers Tool played the Cedar Park Center earlier this week, enough so that even after they left town, the volume was enough to keep them at the top of the list. By early July they’ll be up in Canada, so my guess is we may not be seeing them again on the list next week. The esteemed Mr. Bieber’s time at the top was short lived, though he will have a another run at it next week, and the College World Series continues out in Omaha. You can still make it for the championship games.

Lady Gaga’s stumble was short lived, both here and in reality, while Cirque continues to hold steady in the middle of the countdown. Like the CWS, the World Cup is still going on and there’s yet more time to catch the greatest, and possibly noisiest, spectacle soccer has to offer. The US team has made it to the second stage where it looks to face Ghana next. Germany and England will also be locking up in a hotly anticipated game.

Rounding the out the list we have Aventura popping back in. They’ve got some shows coming up all across Texas, so that’s not surprising. Phish holds steady at 8 while MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays enter the countdown and The Eagles finish things off. Like Aventura, the Eagles will are also in Texas for shows in Houston and Dallas.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 5 Tool
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 2 College World Series
4 10 Lady Gaga
5 6 Cirque Du Soleil
6 3 World Cup
7 - Aventura
8 8 Phish
9 - Tampa Bay Rays
10 - Eagles