The Week in TicketCity Search – Directly Dumped

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 7t
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 1 One Direction
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 4 BCS Bowl
5 - George Strait
6 - WWE
7 - Houston Rodeo
8 - Monster Jam
9 - Luke Bryan
10 - Pink

Good to see some movement in the top three. Remember kids, sharing is caring.

While allegedly doing a great deal of research for a future cover of the theme song to Octopussy, the esteemed Mr. Bieber takes the top spot. He trades places with 1D, who land at #2 while Taylor Swift patiently awaits her turn. I suppose 1D’s Harry Styles can take some comfort in this ranking after getting tossed back. Maybe 1D will get a cut of the future breakup song Swift writes about him.

Coming as it did last Monday, the BCS managed to hold onto the #4 spot on the strength of the first few days of this week. Quite a bit of interest in the game, at least until they started playing it. Budding screenwriters were likely most disappointed of all, as reality came crashing down upon a good story.

Rounding out the top 5, and leading a fresh pack of entries, is George Strait, whose farewell tour with Martina McBride is making the rounds in the coming months. Other spring diversions pack the bottom five, including the WWE, Monster Jam, and the Houston Rodeo.

Competing for your country music dollar this spring is Luke Bryan, who is on Dirt Road Diaries Tour. This is the more recently minted country star’s first headlining tour.

Finally, those looking for a little more R&B and rock in their pop can join P!nk on The Truth About Love Tour.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Strait Is A Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 8t
1 2 ACL Fest
2 1 Longhorns Football
3 4 Mississippi State Football
4 3 Justin Bieber
5 5 One Direction
6 - George Strait
7 6 W Virginia Mountaineers
8 - Baltimore Orioles
9 - Pink
10 - Houston Texans

It was not a close one this week, as ACL dominated the competition, winning by a very comfortable margin. The first set of performances are now on the books as I’m writing this, so the “last minute” surge was not unexpected. The temperatures this weekend will be positively pleasant (by our usual standards), but you may want to be ready for some precipitation. If you ask me, I’d rather be damp due to rain than sweltering in the heat.

The big TX-OU weekend dovetails with ACL this year, but the surge the Longhorns experienced wasn’t enough to knock the festival out of the top spot. We’ll have a team out at the Cotton Bowl for late ticket purchases, so there’s still time to make it in.

The (not really) eternal battle of the teen pop titans continues this week, with Bieber still in the lead. He has the slightly unfair advantage of actually being on tour at the moment while One Direction isn’t quite so active at the moment.

The bottom five provides a few changes of pace. George Strait is one of them. He’s been away for a while but is back with a new tour, and fans would be wise to catch it. Strait announced he’s retiring and The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will be his last. He’s providing fans with two years to get in to see his farewell, as it’s not scheduled to end until 2014.

While MLB can fly under the radar for a while during football season, the playoffs general make an impact on the countdown. The Orioles get the honors this week as they battle the Yankees to move onto the ALCS against Detroit. That contest will be decided today.

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 25th

I say consistency requires she have pink hair.

I say consistency requires she have pink hair.

After 2 weeks of total chart domination, Jay-Z vanishes without a trace, having entered and exited entirely at #1. Guess the fans are a bit fickle. Not surprisingly, the Austin City Limits Music Festival steps up to take his place. We still have passes available for those who want to go, but your options may quickly run out, as this has proven to be one of the most in-demand festivals of its reasonably short history.

Aventura climbs to number 2, while George Strait and the last concert of his 2009 tour bring him back into the spotlight at #3. Fans may have to wait until next year to see George live on stage again. The Longhorns remain on the countdown, though dropping to #4, while U2 holds steady at 5.

The bottom five brings this week’s countdown newcomer, Pink. Finding big success in the early part of this decade with her debut album and the follow-up, Pink’s star ebbed a bit in the mid… have we decided what this decade is called yet? 00′s… Aughts… Whatever… mid-Aughts. In any case, she released the album Funhouse in 2008 and in 2009 began an international tour in support of it. The Funhouse Tour hit North American shores in September.

1 6 ACL
2 3 Aventura
3 - George Strait
4 2 Texas Longhorns
5 5 U2
6 9 Metallica
7 8 Taylor Swift
8 4 Miley Cyrus
9 - Pink
10 - Blink-182