The Week in TicketCity Search – Local Flavors

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 2nd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 10 One Direction
2 4 George Strait
3 - SEC Championship
4 - Beyoncé
5 6 Billy Joel
6 - WWE
7 3 Luke Bryan
8 - Baylor Football
9 - John Mayer
10 8 Pink

Okay, so, fair enough, new tour announced, thus I have no reason to expect the top spot to be otherwise occupied at this point. Occupied with a very, very comfortable margin, of course. George didn’t go down without a fight. He racked up some impressive numbers in a second place performance that would have been an easy win on any other week. The SEC Championship lands in third place as two teams that are not Alabama meet up to crown the winner

Beyoncé’s return this week likely has something to do with her tour winding through Texas this weekend. Fans are running out of time to get to the Mrs. Carter Show, as she will be wrapping things up near the end of the month at the Barclay’s Center. Billy Joel still has gas in the tank, rounding out the top five this week.

Like Mrs. Carter, the WWE will be stomping around Texas in the next couple weeks, with a big PPV in Houston on the 15th followed by three more shows in Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.

In at #8, Baylor’s season ending game with the Longhorns. There’s still time get your tickets to the big TicketCity VIP Tailgate before the game. I’d go into all the awesome stuff that’s going on there, but suffice to say, it’s happening in a heated tent. Anyone looking at the forecast for Saturday will certainly appreciate that.

John Mayer drops by at #9 this week. Not sure if this is his first appearance or not. He’s part of this week’s rather large fraternity of “people doing stuff in Texas.” Specifically, he’s playing the Frank Erwin Center tonight, so here’s a taste of what you may hear at the concert tonight.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Bringing Obvious Jokes Back

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 18t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Justin Timberlake
2 1 Drake
3 2 Luke Bryan
4 6 George Strait
5 - Pearl Jam
6 9 Billy Joel
7 - Kanye West
8 - Pink
9 - Miley Cyrus
10 4 One Direction

This is the part of the blog where I say something about “sexy” being returned to the top of the countdown, presumably in serviceable condition. With that out the way, I shall also note the previous weeks’ top 2 made room for the aforementioned “sexy” return. Finally, I’ll say something about George Strait climbing back to fourth place, which is merely a statement of fact and not a tired Justin Timberlake joke.

Billy Joel showed up last week, and I didn’t say anything, mostly because I was wondering if he’d stick around. Lo, he has done that, and climbed up three spots. He doesn’t get out quite as much as he did in the 80s, but fans will be able to see him again next January. Fun fact, when he announced in ’93 that River of Dreams was going to be his last pop album, I scoffed. Fully admit he’s kept that promise the last 20 years (holy crap), but time is on my side…

The rest of the bottom five features some of the recent, usual suspects in the on-again, off-again bunch. Kanye, Pink, and Miley have all been sighted recently, but have had trouble maintaining a stable presence on the countdown. One Direction barely clings to the top 10, but cling they do.

Since Billy made it a second week, no reason not to engage in a little nostalgia. Way back in that greatest of decades, the 1980s, this video was played a lot on a network called MTV, and it starred a lady named Christie Brinkley, with whom Mr. Joel fell in deep smit. They got married and lived happily ever after… or divorced in 1994… one of those.

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Cowboys Ride On

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 4t
h
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 – The Cowboy Rides to the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 14th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 7 George Strait
2 1 ACL Fest
3 6 Drake
4 2 Dallas Cowboys
5 - Pearl Jam
6 - Pink
7 - Clemson
8 - Elton John
9 8 SF 49ers
10 3 LA Dodgers

Another week with a winner able to be seen from miles away. George Strait’s final tour gets underway early next year, and tickets have gone on sale, including for our little local venue, the Erwin Center. ACL hung in there, as it usually does for the week after it’s over, and Drake climbed up a few spots to make it to #3.

The Cowboys had to make room, but remained at a respectable #4, joined by Pearl Jam at #5. Their latest album, Lightning Bolt, arrived on (mostly digital) shelves on the 14th. The Lightning Bolt Tour is in full swing. Fans have until early December to catch them in North America before they enjoy the warm summer air in Australia in January.

Pink drops by once more. She rescheduled a few concerts for a little vocal cord rest, but the remainder of The Truth About Love Tour appears to be safe.

Elton returns, while the 49ers end up just one spot lower. Finally, the Dodgers hang on to the countdown, barely, while their NCLS hope hang by a similarly thin thread.

This week it’s obviously time for a little classic country, hand-picked by our office’s biggest George Strait fan:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Saving the Best for Last

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 30th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 ACL Fest
2 1 Dallas Cowboys
3 - Pink
4 - Book of Mormon
5 - George Strait
6 - Justin Timberlake
7 - Cher
8 10 SF 49ers
9 - Pittsburgh Pirates
10 3 Houston Texans

The first notes of ACL Weekend One’s Friday lineup should be drifting out of Zilker Park by the time I finish writing this. Some band called The Orwells, to be specific. ACL doesn’t hand out the coveted 11am Friday spot to just anyone, people. With two weekends this year, ACL might hold onto the top spot a little longer than usual.

ACL did knock Dallas off the top, but this time they had a much softer landing at #2. They are followed by a significant shuffle in the results this week, starting with Pink, whose on-and-off relationship with the countdown has once again switched to the “on” position. She’s followed by The Book of Mormon. The Broadway hit is touring through our backyard with a couple weeks’ worth of shows at Bass Concert Hall.

George Strait brings the top five home, and Timberlake leads off the bottom five. Fans have a little longer to wait for George than Justin, but the demand for last leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour is growing stronger everyday. It is his “farewell tour”, and what are the odds that you’ll ever have a chance of seeing George on tour again? I mean, think about how huge Cher’s 2003-05 Farewell Tour was, and how that means you’ll never, ever, ever be able to see her on tour again.

Cher enters the countdown at #7 with the announcement of the 2014 Dressed To Kill Tour.

Sports rounds things out, with the 49ers and Texans hanging around from last week, and the Pirates show up to remind us that MLB playoffs are underway and the World Series is just around the corner.

Since I already used the Cher video with the tour announcement post, I guess I have little choice in the matter. Direct from the 11am hour on Friday in Zilker Park, a band whose Wikipedia page has been nominated for speedy deletion: The Orwells!