The Week in TicketCity Search – May 20th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 - ACL Fest
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 1 Adele
4 4 Taylor Swift
5 - Texas Baseball
6 7 WWE
7 - Kylie Minogue
8 4 Selena Gomez
9 5 Jason Aldean
10 - Katy Perry

Merely a formality, the lineup arrived this week, and that put the ACL Festival at the top of the list. Headliners include Arcade Fire, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, and Kanye West. A suitably eclectic mix for a festival known for that very attribute. Even the esteemed Mr. Bieber can’t win on an ACL lineup week, so no shame in holding onto the #2 spot for him. Adele lost the #1 spot for ACL, and tumbled a bit further to the third spot this week. She’s followed by Taylor Swift, who remains pretty solid at #4.

New to the list this week is the Longhorn Baseball team, who, this weekend, will be playing a couple hot games against rival Texas A&M over at Disch-Falk Field. Act fast to get into today’s game, or act in a slightly more leisurely fashion to get tickets to Saturday’s game.

The WWE climbs a spot this week, making room for Australia’s pop queen Kylie Minogue to return to the countdown. Kylie leads off the concert performers that flesh out the rest of the list this week. Selena Gomez falls from #4 to #8 this week, followed by Jason Aldean, who fell right along with Miss Gomez, ending up in the #9 spot. Finally, Katy Perry, whose pop experience points are somewhere between Selena and Kylie, returns to the countdown at #10.

The Week in TicketCity Search – May 13th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 5 Adele
2 6 Justin Bieber
3 4 Taylor Swift
4 - Selena Gomez
5 - Jason Aldean
6 8 Britney Spears
7 10 WWE
8 3 Maná
9 - Bruno Mars
10 - Bon Jovi

Derby weekend is past, with a big upset, making “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” even more exciting than usual, assuming that’s possible. That leaves the top spots open for a resurgence in concerts. Taking the crown is Adele, who flips up from the number five spot last week, leapfrogging the esteemed Mr. Beiber, who lands at number two. Taylor Swift moves up one, while Selena Gomez returns strong after a few weeks absence.

Rounding out the top 5 is Jason Aldean, who has been drifting in and out of the countdown for a few months now. Britney kicks off the lower half of the countdown as interest in this summer’s Femme Fatale Tour remains strong. The WWE has a strong week, climbing to #7, while Maná is a bit depleted, ending the week down at #8. Hopefully they can be replenished next week.

Returning after a much longer absence is Bruno Mars. He’s on tour now, and currently passing through Texas. Bruno’s debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans earned him a Grammy for “Just the Way You Are.” Bon Jovi pops in at number ten to remind us they’re still on tour as well.

The Week in TicketCity Search – April 8th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 - Davis Cup
2 1 Frozen Four
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 3 Lady Gaga
5 4 Lil Wayne
6 10 Adele
7 - Selena Gomez
8 - Taylor Swift
9 - Kentucky Derby
10 - Kentucky Oaks

Interesting combination of same and different this week. First up, the top four from last week take one step down in order to make room for the Davis Cup. The Davis Cup is, of course, only the biggest international men’s tennis championship today, and 2011 is the 100th edition. The entire tournament is played in rounds that start in March and don’t end until December. One set of Quarterfinals will be held in July at the Frank Erwin Center, featuring the US team taking on Spain. This likely will become a bit of a hot ticket for Austin as its debut on the countdown suggests.

As alluded previously, the rest of the top 5 is the same as last week, with the Frozen Four now at #2 and Lil Wayne at #5. Adele pops back from the bottom of last week’s countdown to take the #6 spot, leading the way for some returning favorites and a new entry.

That new entry is Selena Gomez, who, while she has a recording career of her own, is probably better known at the moment as the girlfriend of the #3 entry on the countdown. Amusingly her Wikipedia article currently omits this fact, and I doubt this blog will be considered a “reliable source.” Granted I’m making a huge assumption that it will still be true by the time I press the “publish” button on this post. Her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene have a new, as-yet-unamed album coming out in June and are touring in support of it.

Rounding out the list we see Taylor Swift return after a few week’s absence, and the big racing weekend at Churchill Downs finishes things off.

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?