The Week in TicketCity Search – Stampede!

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug. 6th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 4 Longhorns Football
2 8 Mississippi State Football
3 1 One Direction
4 10 Real Madrid
5 6 Arkansas Football
6 3 Justin Bieber
7 9 Jason Aldean
8 - WWE
9 5 KISS
10 - Texas Rangers

Color me surprised. If you’d bet me 1D would keep the top spot throughout football season, I would have taken that bet. See, now you’re out a free lunch…

Yes, August has dawned and college football clobbers the teens from England, sending them down not one, but two spots to #3. This is a fairly auspicious occasion, as One Direction has owned the countdown since early spring. I had just given up on trying to write title puns for them. Who knew all I had to do was wait another week?

Real Madrid surges back after a little dip to the bottom, heading up to #4, a number you won’t see much in the average soccer game score. College football rounds out the top 5, with the Razorbacks climbing one spot from last week.

Most of our former concert powerhouses populate the bottom five. Some guy named Bieber kicks things off at #6 this week, after falling another 3 spots. Jason Aldean squeaks out a small comeback, after falling from great heights he climbs back to the #7 spot this week. The world of scripted sporting events returns again, as the WWE hits #8. To quote a line from the ’96 remake of Sgt. Bilko: “I like a sporting event in which I know the outcome ahead of time. It’s more organized.”

The Week in TicketCity Search – Always Demand Real Madrid

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July. 30th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 5 Dallas Cowboys
3 4 Justin Bieber
4 3 Longhorns Football
5 - KISS
6 - Arkansas Football
7 9 Coldplay
8 8 Mississippi State Football
9 2 Jason Aldean
10 - Real Madrid

1D remains perched atop the countdown, easily fending off challenges from all quarters. Mostly from the old guard and other “popular” musicians, but this week from America’s Team. The Cowboys surge from #5 this week, but that rush isn’t enough to score the top spot. As with most previous attempts, they fell pretty short of the goal in a performance that may have been worthy of a #1 were they not pitted against the all-encompassing power of five teenage boys from England.

That Bieber guy keeps hanging around for some reason, this week quietly climbing back to #3. College football is well represented this week, with the Longhorns slipping a bit to #4, Arkansas appearing in the #6 spot, and Mississippi State holding steady from last week at #8.

KISS, absent for some time despite touring pretty regularly this summer with Mötley Crüe, shows up in the fifth spot. They are swinging through Texas this weekend, so I’m betting that’s why.

Coldplay climbs to the #7 spot while Jason Aldean tumbles pretty hard from a peak in second to #9. Still not sure what caused Mr. Aldean’s sudden rocket ride (almost) to the top last week, but that ride has ended pretty conclusively. Finally, Real Madrid returns again as their US tour continues through early August. They’ll be back in Spain before the month is out, so get your tickets now.

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Obvious Choice

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July. 9th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 4 Jason Aldean
4 8 Real Madrid
5 - Longhorns Football
6 6 Dallas Cowboys
7 - Mississippi State Football
8 - Madonna
9 - Teen Choice Awards
10 - Boston

We’ll pretend I wasn’t off last week, though honestly, I ran the numbers and I wouldn’t be saying anything different about the #1 spot. Yes, the summer of 1D continues unabated. Can pretty much see the proverbial touch being passed from the esteemed Mr. Bieber, who once again comes up far short of a win. Such is the way of things, and it’s a nice torch while you have it, but eventually even One Direction will be handing it over to the next bunch. Oh, and if you know who that’s going to be, let us know.

Jason Aldean lands the #3 spot. Aldean’s a regular, though rarely cracks the top five when he does appear. He’s had a strong few weeks on the countdown. It will be interesting to see if he makes it up to #2. Real Madrid slips into the spot he departed, on the strength of a four spot climb. The international soccer club’s US tour is the strongest I ever recall for any big European team.

Rounding out the top five is the faint but ever growing rumble of college football season. The Longhorns, a common sight on the countdown in the fall months, arrive fairly early this year, bracketing the Cowboys with another college team, the Bulldogs of Mississippi State. Need to be clear about any team named “Bulldogs.” Seriously, have you seen how many there are?

Concerts round us out, starting with Madonna, whose MDNA tour is legging through Europe at the moment, but returns stateside in August. The Teen Choice Awards enter at #9. Doesn’t look like One Direction is on the bill at the moment, but something tells me there’s some bookers working overtime to make sure they show up. Carly Rae Jepsen is going to be there, maybe she can give them a call…

The Week in TicketCity Search – No Maybes About It

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jun. 25th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Justin Bieber
3 4 Coldplay
4 7 Jason Aldean
5 5 Texas Rangers
6 - Dallas Cowboys
7 - Aerosmith
8 - Real Madrid
9 - Phish
10 - Eric Church

Looks like this will be the summer of One Direction. Fans of the esteemed Mr. Bieber have not mounted a serious challenge to the Brit boy band’s dominance since dates for the Believe Tour arrived. The addition of newly minted pop star Carly Rae Jepsen as the Beeb’s opening act hasn’t made a dent in One Direction’s numbers. Wikipedia suggests Carly Rae wasn’t plucked from complete obscurity, as she placed 3rd on season 5 of Canadian Idol before incubating a few years prior to the success of “Call Me Maybe.”

Other fun facts Wikipedia will tell you is that Marie-Antoinette probably never said this.

Coldplay moves up a notch, Jason Aldean gains three of them, and the Rangers just hang out, finishing the top five in the same spot as last week. While all of the top five were holdovers from last week, the bottom five is completely fresh. Well, Phish may have an odd smell about them…

Two things about summer in Texas, it’s hot and it’s when Cowboys’ fans brim with optimism. The Boys open up the bottom five this week, as the NFL season gets steadily closer. The Aerosmith/Cheap Trick Global Warming tour lands at #7 this week.

Fans of international soccer are looking to see Real Madrid as they play a variety of dates around the US in August. They’ll be in LA, Vegas, and New York as well as other big stadiums around the US, playing the LA Galaxy, AC Milan, and other big teams.