The Week in TicketCity Search – Feburary 17th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 13th
1 - New York Knicks
2 2 Madonna
3 3 Drake
4 - Maná
5 5 San Antonio Rodeo
6 7 Justin Bieber
7 6 Van Halen
8 - Adele
9 - Kevin Hart
10 - Houston Rodeo

Well, ordinarily I’d be wondering why the Knicks came out of nowhere to capture the top spot on the countdown this week, but it was fairly hard to escape the hailstorm of media coverage garnered by one Jeremy Lin. Were it not for Mr. Lin, the countdown would have been concert exclusive.

Madonna and Drake remain stationary in the second and third spots, while Maná returns to the countdown with a new tour. They were quite popular on the countdown during their last tour, but don’t worry, I think I used up all my role-playing terminology puns then.

Down in the bottom five, recent Grammy sweeper Adele appears. Currently no dates are available, but she has stated she’ll be working on a new album soon and so another tour will likely not be far behind. Kevin Hart takes over comedy duties from Daniel Tosh this week, and the Houston Rodeo rounds out the bottom five as the San Antonio Rodeo did for the top five.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 10th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 6th
1 Eddie Vedder
2 Madonna
3 2 Drake
4 Daniel Tosh
5 San Antonio Rodeo
6 4 Van Halen
7 7 Justin Bieber
8 1 Bruce Springsteen
9 Andrea Bocelli
10 Kentucky Derby

The Boss lost his top spot this week to the whims of a more recent generation, Eddie Vedder fans. Vedder and his ukulele are playing dates across the lower Lower 48 in April and May. Vedder’s touring in support of his recent solo release Ukulele Songs.

Classics abound this week, as Madonna secures the #2 spot, fresh off the Super Bowl half-time show. Her latest world-wide tour heats up this summer and fall. Madonna’s new album, MDNA, hits (some) shelves and (mostly) pod-like devices March 26th.

Drake slips to the third spot, while comedian Daniel Tosh and the SA Rodeo round out the top five. Van Halen kicks off the bottom five, slipping from the #4 spot last week. Beiber fans steadily checking for new concert dates keeps him safe at #7.

Rounding things out this week we have a boy named Andrea and the Derby. Looks like some early shoppers looking for deals for the big race in Louisville. Rest assured, you’ve still got a few months to secure your tickets and pick out your hat. Though if the Derby remains on the countdown the entire time, I will rapidly run out of hat jokes.

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 11th

TicketCity Week in Search

1 3 Lil Wayne
2 5 Taylor Swift
3 - Willie Nelson
4 6 Lady Gaga
5 2 Katy Perry
6 10 Monster Jam
7 - San Antonio Rodeo
8 9 Linkin Park
9 - WWE
10 - Kid Rock

It’s that time of year again, when the only sports on the countdown are the ones where the qualifier “entertainment” is firmly attached. That means concert tours once again dominate the top 5, with Lil Wayne climbing the charts the past few weeks and finally making it to #1. Taylor Swift also climbs but only makes it to the #2 slot.

That brings us to #3, featuring home town favorite Willie Nelson who will be featured on another home town favorite, Austin City Limits Live, this Sunday and Monday. I’m a little surprised that combo didn’t spike to #1.

After Willie is a rich, nougaty center of pop goodness, with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry rounding out the #5, one which also included hip-hop, country pop, and outlaw country. Quite the eclectic mix this week.

It’s rodeo season in Texas, and the San Antonio Rodeo kicks off this weekend with a full slate of concert performers for the next couple of weeks, including Train, Miranda Lambert, and Martina McBride. The Houston and Austin Rodeos will start up in March, both with more big name concert performers. And, presumably, various varieties of cows.

Which Rodeo Has A Better Musical Set, Houston or San Antonio?

Between the Houston Rodeo and its San Antonio counterpart, country music and pop fans can get their fill of live music for the whole year!  Among the headliners in Houston are Trace Adkins, Selena Gomez, Sugarland and Miranda Lambert. San Antonio also as Lambert, as well as Train, comedian Bill Engvall and Reba McEntire. They’re a month apart, but if you had to choose one of them for a free all-access passes, which would it be?

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 5th

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The Black Eyed Peas at The Grammys.

The top 2 sports events traded places in a pretty close finish. There’s a bit of a longer wait between instances of “The Games” vs. the yearly “Big Game”, so I guess a pretty stiff challenge to Super Bowl dominance is to be expected. The reminder of the top 5 is fairly familiar. I’ll never miss the chance to point out the continued presence of the esteemed Mr. Bieber, who bests John Mayer and list favorite Taylor Swift this week.

The bottom 5 is where things get interesting. The only returning entry is the venerable WWE, perhaps riding a wave of popularity due to their popular first PPV of the year, Survivor Series. The remainder of the lower end of the countdown is an ecelectic bunch of newcomers, lead by a new concert entry, the Black Eyed Peas. The Peas’ “The E.N.D. World Tour” is hitting North American shores this month and will remain here until April before heading off to Europe.

While time is running out for Super Bowl tickets for this weekend, there’s ample time to pick up tickets to the “Super Bowl of NASCAR”, the Daytona 500, which clocks in at #7. NASCAR likes to open big, as the biggest race of the year is one of the very first. Following Daytona on the list is the Senior Bowl, which, while I’d like to suggest you go, has already happened this year. Obviously a pretty big last mintue rush for that one.

Finally, it’s rodeo season in Texas, and San Antonio is kicking off this weekend. It runs for almost two and half weeks, with a lot of top tier concerts, so there’s lots of time to pick up tickets and see the shows.

1 2 Winter Games
2 1 Super Bowl
3 5 Justin Bieber
4 4 John Mayer
5 3 Taylor Swift
6 - Black Eyed Peas
7 - Daytona 500
8 - Senior Bowl
9 7 WWE
10 - San Antonio Rodeo