The Week in TicketCity Search – March 25th

TicketCity Week in Search

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Last
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Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 3 Lady Gaga
3 - Elton John
4 6 WWE
5 4 Lil Wayne
6 - Mötley Crüe
7 - Adele
8 - Bob Seger
9 - Tim McGraw
10 5 Prince

Still no big splash from March Madness on the countdown this week. Looks like we may need to wait until the Final Four to see it. That said, the Austin Rodeo’s brief, shining moment at #1 has ended and the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to the top. Gaga slides into #2 and the very top of the countdown returns to last summer, when these two battled it out regularly for the same spots. Elton John wasn’t in the mix last summer, though. He’s on tour, part greatest hits, part support for his latest collaborative album with Leon Russell called The Union.

The WWE and Lil Wayne trade up a bit as they round out the top 5. Leading off the second half of the countdown is Mötley Crüe, the band whose name kicked off a untold millions of searches for the “Insert Special Characters” dialogue in word processing programs around the world. Their tour is winding its way through Texas in the next few days. Because I value my readers furthering their knowledge, I present this Wikipedia article. Get it before the deletionists do.

Adele returns after taking a short break from the countdown, followed by Bob Seger, who took a much longer break from music in general. Bob returned in 2006 with his first new album, Face the Promise, since 1995. He hasn’t been on tour since the one in 2007 in support of that release. The 2011 tour currently runs through May, though he’s suggested he may tour again in the fall of this year.

The Week in TicketCity Search – March 18th

TicketCity Week in Search

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Last
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Keyword
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1 - Austin Rodeo
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 3 Lady Gaga
4 9 Lil Wayne
5 - Prince
6 8 WWE
7 - Kenny Chesney
8 - Jimmy Buffett
9 7 Taylor Swift
10 10 Bon Jovi

Taking a short break from sports this week. It’s not that March Madness didn’t kick off, it’s just those (now) 2nd and 3rd round games never really get enough traction to crack the top 10. So many games, so many ways to search. Not unexpectedly, the Austin Rodeo leaps to the top. Only about to the half way mark, there’s ample time to catch the acts lined up for next week. The Rodeo ended the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s streak at the top, and did nothing to Lady Gaga, who remains at #3.

Lil Wayne bounces back from the bottom five to nab the #4 spot, while The Artist Formerly Known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince appears out of nowhere to grab the #5 spot, and grant me the opportunity to use that now highly cliche joke. He’s not really a fan of “the Internet” anymore. Not sure why, it’s a monumental human achievement that’s used primarily to exchange feline photography captioned in 36 point, black stroke, white Impact font.

The WWE leads off the lower 5, where Kenny Chesney returns to the mix. Also returning after a rather long absence from the countdown is Jimmy Buffett. Buffett was injured during an encore in a show back in January, but has since recovered and is back on the road this April with the Welcome to Fin Land Tour. Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi round things out this week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – November 12th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 - Garth Brooks
2 9 Bon Jovi
3 1 Justin Bieber
4 - Big 12 Championship
5 6 Texas Longhorns
6 - Usher
7 3 Prince
8 - George Lopez
9 - Rebelution
10 - WWE

Another big week of changes. Checking my holographic interferometer it doesn’t appear reality has been reset to the 90′s, yet there’s Garth Brooks atop the countdown. Garth is playing a set of concerts in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena in December, and fans have responded. Nine concerts so far, so ample seats available to get in and see one of country music’s most successful performers. Following Garth is another act with a slight hint of nostalgia going for it, Bon Jovi, who climbs to #2.

The esteemed Mr. Bieber tumbles to 3 in all this, followed by the Big 12 Championship, which less than a month away now. I’m sure the SEC Championship won’t be far behind on the countdown as December, and the subsequent Bowl announcements, nears.

That brief detour through the sporting world returns us to concerts, where Usher returns to the countdown after a long absence. He will be in Houston and Dallas later this month. Prince drops a bit from his #3 debut, but hangs in there at #7. Price is followed by comedian George Lopez, who is playing locally on the 13th.

That leads to “Rebelution”, which Wikipedia suggests could be a couple things, so I’m going to guess it’s the Reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA. Must have some buzz going for them, since their shows haven’t passed through locally, yet they’ve earned a spot on the countdown.

The Week in TicketCity Search – November 5th

A not entirely unexpected bloodbath this week in the rankings, as the World Series has ended in a manner that did not befit the blockbuster narrative I set out in the last update. While there’s a lot of new on the list, some things are back to ‘normal’, as the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to being the default choice for the nation’s entertainment dollar. The Breeders’ Cup two day event shoots up to #2, a big showing for an event that didn’t spark much last year. Perhaps the move to Churchill Downs has something to do with that.

Certainly a newcomer to the countdown, but not the entertainment world in general, Prince arrives at #3. I sense this is because of his recently announced US concert tour, dubbed “Welcome 2 America”, in support of his most recent album 20Ten. Looks like things will be kicking off at the Izod Center in December. He’s followed by another list newcomer, the English band Take That, who announced at big stadium tour in Europe. We don’t have any inventory for them yet, because the current dates are pretty deep into 2011, but sit tight, I’m sure it’ll pop up soon.

The 17 time NBA champion Lakers enter at #5 as the NBA season gets underway, followed by the Longhorns before more concerts take over the rest of the list. George Strait has been absent for a while, but he’s back with a concert with Reba McEntire in Austin early next year. Disney on Ice, Bon Jovi, and Roger Waters round out the countdown this week.

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Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 8 Justin Bieber
2 4 Breeders Cup
3 - Prince
4 - Take That
5 - Lakers
6 9 Texas Longhorns
7 - George Strait
8 - Disney on Ice
9 - Bon Jovi
10 - Roger Waters