The Week in TicketCity Search – November 18th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Nov. 14t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 6 Radiohead
2 - ACC Championship
3 1 Texas Longhorns Football
4 2 Mississippi State Football
5 7 Taylor Swift
6 - Roger Waters
7 - SEC Championship
8 4 Dallas Cowboys
9 5 Arkansas Football
10 - Mac Miller
Week of
Nov. 7t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Texas Longhorns Football
2 5 Mississippi State Football
3 9 BCS Bowl
4 6 Dallas Cowboys
5 7 Arkansas Football
6 - Radiohead
7 8 Taylor Swift
8 - Georgia Tech Football
9 - Penn State Football
10 3 Justin Bieber

Returning this week to chronicle the rise of Radiohead to the top of the countdown. Entering last week at #6 they quickly hit the top spot this week by a pretty solid margin. Since their tour doesn’t start up until next spring, we’ll see what kind of staying power the alt rockers have.

College football remained strong both weeks, though this week we see the end of the road is in sight. Both the ACC Championship and the SEC championship find spots this week. The big conference championship games are the gateway to bowl season, which kicks off with the December 4th selection show. The first bowls of the season are the New Mexico, Famous Idaho Potato, and New Orleans Bowls on December 17th.

Some other concert performers also made their way onto the countdown this week. Roger Waters is in full nostalgia mode with “The Wall Live Tour.” On the other end of the musical age spectrum we see Mac Miller slipping into the #10 spot. The young hip hop artist has been compared to Eminem, and his debut album, Blue Slide Park, hit #1 on release.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 3rd

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 - Cotton Bowl
2 - Big 12 Championship
3 1 SEC Championship
4 2 George Strait
5 - Taylor Swift
6 - Sugar Bowl
7 - BCS Bowl
8 - Lady Gaga
9 - Chick-fil-A Bowl
10 - Kid Rock

With only two survivors from last week, the countdown is starting the annual change for bowl season. Four bowls made it this week, with more to come. This weekend is the big announcement, where in most all bowl participants will be decided. One our biggest weekends of the year. Cotton Bowl is leading at the moment. With Texas A&M accepting the invite, it’s not surprising. The Big 12 championship, which will no doubt effect who ends up in the National Championship, arrives at #2, followed by the SEC Championship which fell from #1.

We get a short break from college football to allow George Strait to find a comfy spot after losing the #1 slot. He’s followed by Taylor Swift. Swift recently announced the Speak Now Tour in support of her latest album. This will probably be a hot ticket that keeps her on the countdown most of the summer.

Back to the bowls with Sugar and the big National Championship at 6 and 7. The BCS is out in sunny Phoenix this year, rotating through with the Fiesta Bowl.

More concerts as Lady Gaga returns to the countdown after a brief absence, though only making #8. Gaga is still touring overseas and won’t be stateside again until February. Kid Rock debuts on the countdown at #10. This is his first appearance and likley due to his recent touring announcement. He’ll be out on tour early in 2011 in support of his recently released Born Free album.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Dec 4th

No surprise the Big 12 Championship remained on top this week, though I had thought the SEC Championship would climb a little higher. Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift held the entire SEC at bay, though. The return of KISS to the countdown, and number 5, rounds out the top.

John Mayer fans pushed their former pop-y current blues-y favorite up a couple notches to start the bottom 5. Miley fell a little further than usual down to the 8th slot and young Justin Beiber actually managed to hold on to a spot in the countdown at #10, another surprise.

That leaves us with the fact that December is the start of Bowl season. Two more bowls make appearances, not coincidentally the two whose participants are all but formalized. They are not, in fact, “official”, so we can’t add their names to our ticket listings quite yet. Suffice to say, there would be considerable surprise if the Cotton Bowl didn’t feature Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss and the Rose Bowl was not Ohio State vs. Oregon.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Big 12 Championship
2 2 Lady Gaga
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 6 SEC Championship
5 - KISS
6 8 John Mayer
7 - Cotton Bowl
8 5 Miley Cyrus
9 - Rose Bowl
10 4 Justin Bieber

The Week in TicketCity Search – November 27th

What happens to the Top 10 on a big holiday weekend… not much it turns out. Now that the Big 12 Championship has been set, it climbs from 5 to 1. No doubt this sudden surge of interest is partially attributable to the presence of our home town team, the Longhorns, in the championship game. The remainder of the top 5 is a pop tour-de-force with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus all there to welcome this week’s chart newcomer Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber is a 15 year old Canadian pop singer whose debut album My Word was released on November 17th. A recent autograph signing for Mr. Bieber was the cause of near-riot at the Roosevelt Field Mall where a Def Jam Recordings (really?) record exec got arrested for what the media liked to play up as “failure to tweet.” People hate on Wikipedia as a source, but I’d not be able to relate most of that information without it, as I am far outside Mr. Bieber’s target demo in both age and chromosomes.

The bottom 5 shows interest in the SEC championship remains strong, if not quite what it was over the past couple weeks. As both Big 12 and SEC championships are this weekend, it’s likely both may experience a last minute surge. The recent Texas-Texas A&M rivalry game contributed to both teams appearing in the countdown. John Mayer slips a bit and Aventura returns once more after a few weeks absence.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 5 Big 12 Championship
2 1 Lady Gaga
3 6 Taylor Swift
4 - Justin Bieber
5 2 Miley Cyrus
6 4 SEC Championship
7 - Texas A&M Football
8 7 John Mayer
9 - Aventura
10 9 Texas Football

The Week in TicketCity Search – November 11th

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Gaga is like a fun Internet scavenger hunt.

The never ending battle between pop and country-pop got interesting this week, as Lady Gaga pushed Taylor Swift from a formerly rather secure perch at the top of the countdown. Taylor tumbles to sixth place in the process, as the desperate scramble to fill up on tickets to her latest set of concert dates has subsided a bit, it seems. Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour is gearing up for a November 27th kick-off date, with a full calendar through April of next year.

Miley and Bon Jovi both move up a spot as the SEC Championship has a softer slide than Taylor, and the Big 12 Championship remains firmly in 5th place. Making his first appearance on the countdown is John Mayer, whose new album Battle Studies dropped on November 17th. Mayer is playing a couple dates in 2009 before his concert tour expands in January 2010.

Rounding out the Top 10 the Rose Bowl remains steady a 8, while the Longhorns peek in once more at 9. Buzz continues to build on the team for a spot in the Big 12 Championship and the BCS Bowl beyond. Finally, the WWE rushes in from the outside to interfere in the countdown title match and swipe the #10 belt. That will conclude the surprisingly smart mark commentary for this week.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Lady Gaga
2 3 Miley Cyrus
3 4 Bon Jovi
4 2 SEC Championship
5 5 Big 12 Championship
6 1 Taylor Swift
7 - John Mayer
8 8 Rose Bowl
9 - Texas Football
10 - WWE