The Week in TicketCity Search – Swift Rush to the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Apr. 22nd
1 - Rush
2 4 Taylor Swift
3 - The Lumineers
4 2 One Direction
5 3 Kentucky Oaks
6 - Bruno Mars
7 - Dallas Cowboys
8 - New Orleans Saints
9 - Carrie Underwood
10 8 Justin Bieber

At the risk of having my interneting privileges revoked, I won’t make any snarky comments about Rush, who landed at the top of the countdown this week. They’re on the Clockwork Angels Tour, which takes them through August with over 20 more dates. Taylor Swift reverses a downward slide and returns to the #2 spot.

The Lumineers make their countdown debut this week. The indie folk rockers have been raising their profile in the past year or so, and their self titled debut album has been certified Platinum. The group is quite busy for the next couple months, which is good for all the fans who’ll be seeing them all over the country. That includes the fans around Austin at tonight’s show in the shiny new Austin360 Amphitheater.

One Direction falls out of the top three, though that will likely be a brief inconvenience, and the Oaks slips a bit down to #5.

Bruno Mars returns this week after short but strong run earlier this year. His tour has yet to officially kick off, that’s not until June, so he may not have the momentum to hang around too long.

Finally, a little early NFL fever hits the countdown this week. With the official 2013 schedules out and the draft ongoing, it’s not too surprising fans are getting the urge to check out some games.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Holding Your Breath for the Bowls

Week of
Nov. 26th
1 - SEC Championship
2 - One Direction
3 - BCS Bowl
4 - Justin Bieber
5 - Taylor Swift
6 - Trans Siberian Orchestra
7 - Miami Heat
8 - Rush
9 - Eric Clapton
10 - Bon Jovi

It appears searchers are savoring the anticipation of Sunday’s bowl announcements, as they are noticeably absent this week. The only exception, making it to #3 this week, is the BCS, and that is likely because Norte Dame has a “presumptive” lock on it. The Fighting Irish haven’t been to the National Championship Game for quite some time, so fans are eager to see them make some history at Sun Life Stadium this January.

The Irish in question will likely be fighting the winner of the #1 entry this week, the SEC Championship. The Crimson Tide and the Georgia flavored Bulldogs take to the field at the Georgia Dome this Saturday.

Squeezed between these testosterone fueled spectacles, 1D lands in the #2 spot. With the exception of the Heat holding over from before the Thanksgiving holiday, the remainder of the countdown is filled with concert performers. The holiday concert season is in full swing, as evidenced by the return of noted holiday favorite Trans Siberian Orchestra in the #6 spot. TSO’s show this season is based on their 2004 album The Lost Christmas Eve.

Some classic rock rounding things out this week, as both Rush and Clapton make an appearance. Clapton is playing shows with the somewhat freshly reunited Wallflowers next spring.

I’m sure next week we will be seeing some more bowl entries. Will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 17th

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1 1 College World Series
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 4 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4 - Widespread Panic
5 5 Rush
6 7 Taylor Swift
7 - Katy Perry
8 - Paul McCartney
9 - U2
10 - Blink-182

No change in the top 2 this week, as CWS fever has struck pretty hard this week. Lots of folks hungry to check out the CWS in its brand-new venue in Omaha, TD Ameritrade Park. Game 1 kicks off this very weekend, leading to a week and a half of top notch college baseball action. The esteemed Mr. Bieber hangs in at #2 this week, and, if the smoke rising from Vancouver is any indication, the Stanley Cup has been decided, giving the Gold Cup room to move into the #3 spot this week.

The rest of the list is all concerts, with rockers Widespread Panic in the lead this week at #4. They played a 2 night stand for ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, and Austinites were eager to see the shows. As they’ve since moved on, I don’t think they’ll be hanging on to the #4 spot next week. Rush is apparently in no hurry to move from the #5 spot and Taylor Swift jumps up one spot this week.

Katy Perry returns once more, with Paul McCartney returning after a slightly longer absence. He’s playing two big shows at Yankee Stadium in mid-July, the first of a group of shows over the summer at major ballparks across the country. U2 returns as the long delayed North American legs of the 360° tour are once again underway. Wrapping things up is Blink-182, passing by the countdown once again as they are scheduled to play dates in late summer that “may” be in support of a new album, assuming that album is finished in time.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 10th

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1 2 College World Series
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 - Boston Bruins
4 5 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5 - Rush
6 3 Maná
7 6 Taylor Swift
8 - Weezer
9 - Phish
10 - Selena Gomez

The winner this week is a bit of an aggregate, since there were a lot of terms that all suggested people were looking for the NCAA Baseball playoffs, which, of course, culminate in the College World Series. Just a bit tidier this way. If you’re looking for tickets to the big super regional games at Disch-Falk Field this weekend, you can find those here: NCAA Baseball Regionals Tickets.

The esteemed Mr. Bieber couldn’t stand up to the aggregate power of NCAA baseball this week, and slips to the second spot. One of this month’s many other championship contests checks in at #3 as Bruins fans, who haven’t seen a Stanley Cup contest since 1990, eagerly snap up tickets. That is quite a long wait, so no surprise the Bruins faithful are packing TD Garden. With the series tied 2-2, they’ll have one more home game June 13th.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup follows closely behind the Stanley Cup, leading us to the group of concert performers that round out the list. Rush returns as they have a show on the 12th at the Erwin Center. Maná’s reserves run low and drop to #6 this week. They really need to tour with these guys.

A few entries pop back into the countdown after Taylor Swift, who falls again this week. Weezer, Phish, and Selena Gomez all have been here before, some quite recently, but have lacked the staying power to hang onto the top 10 week to week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 28th

TicketCity Week in Search

1 1 Super Bowl
2 - Lil Wayne
3 9 Pro Bowl
4 - Rush
5 3 Janet Jackson
6 - Coachella
7 5 Jason Aldean
8 7 Monster Jam
9 4 Dayglow
10 - Lady Gaga

The Bowl of all Bowls remains at the top this week, and the sky remains blue, grass green. The Pro Bowl moved up the list, but couldn’t quite make it to the number 2 spot. That got taken by chart newcomer Lil Wayne, who has very recently announced the “I Am Music II” Tour. So recently, in fact, that there’s no inventory available for any of the shows as of yet. That will likely change pretty quickly. It appears he has a very busy schedule for the spring tour.

Rush fans return the prog-rock trio to the number four spot this week. They’re followed by Janet Jackson, who slips a bit from 3 to 5.

Starting off the bottom five is the Coachella Music Festival. This year’s festival is headlined by Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and the ever humble, man of the people Kanye West. The festival happens April 15-17, in the middle of the Empire Polo Fields, which are over this hedge.

Rounding out the list Jason Aldean, Monster Jam, and Dayglow (an eclectic mix if I ever saw one) shuffle around a bit. Gaga shows up again at #10 as her new round of stateside dates draws ever closer.