The Week in TicketCity Search – Saving the Best for Last

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 30th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 ACL Fest
2 1 Dallas Cowboys
3 - Pink
4 - Book of Mormon
5 - George Strait
6 - Justin Timberlake
7 - Cher
8 10 SF 49ers
9 - Pittsburgh Pirates
10 3 Houston Texans

The first notes of ACL Weekend One’s Friday lineup should be drifting out of Zilker Park by the time I finish writing this. Some band called The Orwells, to be specific. ACL doesn’t hand out the coveted 11am Friday spot to just anyone, people. With two weekends this year, ACL might hold onto the top spot a little longer than usual.

ACL did knock Dallas off the top, but this time they had a much softer landing at #2. They are followed by a significant shuffle in the results this week, starting with Pink, whose on-and-off relationship with the countdown has once again switched to the “on” position. She’s followed by The Book of Mormon. The Broadway hit is touring through our backyard with a couple weeks’ worth of shows at Bass Concert Hall.

George Strait brings the top five home, and Timberlake leads off the bottom five. Fans have a little longer to wait for George than Justin, but the demand for last leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour is growing stronger everyday. It is his “farewell tour”, and what are the odds that you’ll ever have a chance of seeing George on tour again? I mean, think about how huge Cher’s 2003-05 Farewell Tour was, and how that means you’ll never, ever, ever be able to see her on tour again.

Cher enters the countdown at #7 with the announcement of the 2014 Dressed To Kill Tour.

Sports rounds things out, with the 49ers and Texans hanging around from last week, and the Pirates show up to remind us that MLB playoffs are underway and the World Series is just around the corner.

Since I already used the Cher video with the tour announcement post, I guess I have little choice in the matter. Direct from the 11am hour on Friday in Zilker Park, a band whose Wikipedia page has been nominated for speedy deletion: The Orwells!

The Week in TicketCity Search – Don’t Call it a Comeback

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 23rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 10 Dallas Cowboys
2 - ACL Fest
3 4 Houston Texans
4 - Luke Bryan
5 3 Drake
6 - Beyonce
7 - NY Knicks
8 - Elton John
9 - John Mayer
10 - SF 49ers

While my memory may be a little fuzzy at this point, I’m not sure anyone pulled off the 1-10-1 bounce before. America’s Team is certainly in a rather √©lite fraternity either way. I won’t even attempt to predict where they’ll end up next week.

In slightly more expected news, the Austin City Limits Festival drops in at #2. Somewhat appropriate, as there’s now 2x more of it than in previous years. Weekend One is one week away. If you miss that one, Weekend Two is, you guessed it, two weeks away. Headliners include hot new acts like Depeche Mode and The Cure. Which is what I would have said if it were 1980.

Luke Bryan bounces back, while Drake is one of the few who managed to hang around from last week. Beyonce, a former top 3 fixture, returns to lead off the bottom five. She is followed by the Knicks, who remind us that the NBA preseason starts in October.

Elton John’s new Vegas residency shows a spark of interest, while John Mayer’s fall tour makes the list at #9. Finally the 49ers return to slide into the spot the Cowboys left open this week.

Let’s pick a slightly more recent ACL headliner, Muse, who only hail from the 90s. Here is “Uprising”, otherwise known as the only Muse song you know:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Maybe Next Time, Drake

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 9th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 5 Dallas Cowboys
2 6 SF 49ers
3 - Drake
4 8 US Open Tennis
5 7 LSU Football
6 - Washington Redskins
7 - Houston Texans
8 - Luke Bryan
9 2 Justin Timberlake
10 - Kanye West

Football rules once more this week. The Cowboys make a hail mary play that pays off, reaching the top, followed by the 49ers. Also returning this week are the Tigers of LSU, though they are the only representatives of college football to make it from the previous week.

Concerts reassert some dominance this week, with Drake landing in third place. His amusingly named “Would You Like a Tour” is going strong, with over forty dates left between now and December.

Really late US Open shoppers managed to push it back to the top five from only a few days worth of searches. In the record books now, Nadal puts another Grand Slam under his belt.

Luke Bryan returns after a break, and Justin Timberlake fell pretty hard from #2 to land at #9. He’s pretty limber, I’m sure he landed just fine. Finally, down at #10, Kanye himself arrives with the announcement of The Yeezus Tour. Kendrick Lamar will be tagging along on most of the tour, which currently comprises almost 30 dates between October and December.

Technically, I suppose I should put Drake in there since he’s the biggest new entry, but I fear Kanye would be cross with me if I did. So, here’s “Power.”

The Week in TicketCity Search – Saints Marching Up

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 2nd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - New Orleans Saints
2 - Justin Timberlake
3 6 SF 49ers
4 - Pink
5 - TCU Football
6 5 Dallas Cowboys
7 - LSU Football
8 - US Open Tennis
9 - Chicago Bears
10 - Notre Dame Football

What a difference two weeks makes. Only two survivors and even more football. The latter isn’t especially surprising considering the season. Football season proper ushers in this week, after all. The Saints come out on top, with the 49ers moving up to third place, and the Cowboys landing in sixth place.

On the college side, the Horned Frogs of TCU come in fifth place, followed by LSU in seventh and Notre Dame in tenth. This may be the first time the Fighting Irish have shown up in a top 10. 2012 took them all the way to the BCS, and this year they’ll be looking to return for a win this time around.

It’s not all pigskin this week. Justin Timberlake manages to secure the second spot, and Pink returns to grab the fourth spot. The US Open’s last full week grabs eight place. The championship rounds run through Monday and there are tickets still available.

With Pink back, why not welcome her with this week’s video selection? Here’s her last #1 single “Just Give Me a Reason”, featuring Nate Ruess. When not hanging with Pink, Nate fronts the band fun. When the band’s name is written at the end of a sentence, the period pulls double duty.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Touchdown, Luke Bryan

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug 19th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Luke Bryan
2 7 MS State Football
3 6 Houston Texans
4 - Taylor Swift
5 5 Dallas Cowboys
6 - SF 49ers
7 - Longhorns Football
8 8 Selena Gomez
9 - Razorbacks Football
10 - Auburn Football

Its beginning to look a lot like football season,
mascots in ev’ry slot.
But the prettiest sight to see are the tickets that will be
at your own front door.

Okay, not “ev’ry,” but I had to round a bit for the song parody to work. It is over half, so I’ve got the math on my side. Which is strange, because math and I generally do not get along well at all.

After weeks of near misses, Luke Bryan reaches the apex of his music career, capturing the top spot on the TicketCity Week in Search. The football shake-up leaves a number of previous contenders nowhere to be found. 1D missed the top completely for the first time in months while last week’s champ, Bruno Mars, conquered and departed.

Who were the pigskin favorites this week? The NFL’s usual suspects, the Texans and Cowboys, are joined by the 49ers, while on the college side, Mississippi State climbs even higher, and pulls along Auburn, Arkansas, and Texas. None of these teams are strangers to the top 10 from seasons past.

In between the football frenzy, former champ Taylor Swift returns with a solid landing at #4. The clock is ticking on the Red Tour. Fans have until the end of September to see the show live.

While the thought crossed my mind to rock the Perry Como with the original “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas”, that would be a bit unfair to Mr. Bryan’s achievement this week. So here’s the video for “Crash My Party.” Yes, there are pickup trucks and flannel shirts.