The Week in TicketCity Search – Local Flavors

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 2nd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 10 One Direction
2 4 George Strait
3 - SEC Championship
4 - Beyoncé
5 6 Billy Joel
6 - WWE
7 3 Luke Bryan
8 - Baylor Football
9 - John Mayer
10 8 Pink

Okay, so, fair enough, new tour announced, thus I have no reason to expect the top spot to be otherwise occupied at this point. Occupied with a very, very comfortable margin, of course. George didn’t go down without a fight. He racked up some impressive numbers in a second place performance that would have been an easy win on any other week. The SEC Championship lands in third place as two teams that are not Alabama meet up to crown the winner

Beyoncé’s return this week likely has something to do with her tour winding through Texas this weekend. Fans are running out of time to get to the Mrs. Carter Show, as she will be wrapping things up near the end of the month at the Barclay’s Center. Billy Joel still has gas in the tank, rounding out the top five this week.

Like Mrs. Carter, the WWE will be stomping around Texas in the next couple weeks, with a big PPV in Houston on the 15th followed by three more shows in Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.

In at #8, Baylor’s season ending game with the Longhorns. There’s still time get your tickets to the big TicketCity VIP Tailgate before the game. I’d go into all the awesome stuff that’s going on there, but suffice to say, it’s happening in a heated tent. Anyone looking at the forecast for Saturday will certainly appreciate that.

John Mayer drops by at #9 this week. Not sure if this is his first appearance or not. He’s part of this week’s rather large fraternity of “people doing stuff in Texas.” Specifically, he’s playing the Frank Erwin Center tonight, so here’s a taste of what you may hear at the concert tonight.

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

Week of
Nov. 26th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
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 – Avoiding The Red Flag

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 12th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 US Grand Prix
2 10 Taylor Swift
3 1 One Direction
4 - Aerosmith
5 5 SEC Championship
6 - Carrie Underwood
7 - Cotton Bowl
8 4 Maroon 5
9 6 Miami Heat
10 7 BCS Bowl

So many racing puns, so little time… Suffice to say, the US Grand Prix takes the win this week, in what remained a relatively close battle with a very resurgent Taylor Swift. She had dropped to #10 last week after a strong debut, but leaps right back to the #2 spot this week. That leaves former champ 1D two spots out of contention. I wouldn’t worry about the boys, I suspect they’ll be reclaiming the crown soon enough.

Kinda-sorta-not-really out of nowhere, Aerosmith enters the countdown at #4. They’re playing the Frank Erwin Center tonight, so this bit of fortune isn’t really a surprise at all.

In spite of all the other changes in the top 5, the SEC championship holds steady at #5. The regular season of college football is drawing to a close, and soon the bowl frenzy will be upon us. This week the Cotton Bowl makes an appearance, while the BCS slips from #7 to #10. Get a jump on your friends and check out our Bowl game listings. Also enter this year’s TicketCity Bowl Contest for a chance for you and your three best friends to see your team play a bowl game!

Carrie Underwood debuts at #6 to start off the bottom five. She’s on the Blown Away Tour, covering North America between now and Summer 2013. She’s not slacking, the tour will rack up over 100 dates, making it a safe bet for one of the top tours of 2012 and 2013.

The Week in TicketCity Search – One Direction to the Finish Line

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 29th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 6 US Grand Prix
3 3 Justin Bieber
4 6 Maroon 5
5 - SEC Championship
6 9 Miami Heat
7 - BCS Bowl
8 7 George Strait
9 - NY Knicks
10 5 Taylor Swift

Despite all that horsepower the F1 racers couldn’t quite outrun One Direction. They got close, though. With the actual race next weekend, it will be interesting to see if the USGP can pull out a win against the fleet English boy band. The esteemed Mr. Bieber is left to spin his wheels in the #3 spot this week, and Maroon 5 pulls ahead, gaining two places to end up at #4. How are the racing puns working out for you?

With a little less than a month before the big bowl announcement weekend, we’ve got some eager post-season college football fans looking for the SEC Championship and the BCS Bowl. That action will only heat up in the next few weeks.

The NBA is looking a little stronger this week. The Heat climb up a few spots to open up the bottom five. Joining them this week are the Knicks, who debut at #9 on the countdown this season.

Both George Strait and Taylor Swift tumble this week, with Swift suffering the biggest fall. She lands at #10. Bit of a lull between now and when her Red concert tour officially starts next year. Fans in LA will have a chance to see her at the KIIS Jingle Ball on December 1st, though. You can check out all the holiday Jingle Ball concerts here.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 2nd

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 28t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 SEC Championship
2 10 ACC Championship
3 1 Texas Longhorns Football
4 - Baylor Bears Football
5 2 BCS Bowl
6 - Big Ten Championship
7 - Music City Bowl
8 - Jeff Dunham
9 - Kentucky Basketball
10 - Justin Bieber
Week of
Nov. 21st
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Texas Longhorns Football
2 3 BCS Bowl
3 - SEC Championship
4 2 Mississippi State Football
5 6 Radiohead
6 4 Dallas Cowboys
7 7 Taylor Swift
8 - Big Time Rush
9 - LSU Football
10 - ACC Championship

Back to fill in another missing week. The conference championships have rocketed to the top in the past few days. The SEC won by a wide margin, but the volume on the ACC wasn’t too shabby. The Big Ten finds itself a little further down the list. Hard to say if the absence of the newly minted Pac-12 Championship has anything to do with their decision to keep everyone guessing on where it would be held until the last minute.

This is “announcement weekend,” so expect to see a lot of bowls on next week’s list. The BCS, fittingly, has been around for a few weeks now, and was joined this week by the Music City Bowl. Not one I’d have expected early buzz for, but we can certainly accommodate.

Rounding out the list we see Kentucky’s basketball team is getting some interest. With the almost-certain news the NBA lockout is over, we will see if the search momentum shifts to the pros over college teams. The revised NBA schedule isn’t out yet, but we’ll have listings once it’s officially announced.