The Week in TicketCity Search – William of Joel and the Gardens of Madison Square

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 3rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Bruno Mars
2 2 Super Bowl
3 3 One Direction
4 1 Katy Perry
5 - Mötley Crüe
6 4 WWE
7 - Billy Joel
8 5 Luke Bryan
9 - Jason Aldean
10 6 George Strait

Bruno Mars returns big this week, winning over the very event that gave him something of a bump. Fresh off the Super Bowl halftime show, the second leg of the Moonshine Jungle Tour is red hot. He didn’t even get paid for that gig (which wasn’t a big deal, no one ever does). Those last-minute Super Bowl searches last week weren’t able to secure the top spot from its very own halftime star. Yet again in 3rd, One Direction bides their time.

Katy slips to #4 thanks to the run on Bruno, and Mötley Crüe rounds out the top 5. They’re hitting the countdown for what promises to the last time, at least if you believe the press releases. Mötley Crüe embarks on “The Final Tour” this summer, after which they will officially retire. Forever. Or at least as long as they can make a living from solo projects. Their umlauts will be retired in a separate ceremony.

The WWE slips to #6, while one William Martin Joel returns to #7 this week. His spring touring dates are the most he’s done in quite some time. Once they’re done, Joel fans will have the opportunity to see him once a month at Madison Square Garden “indefinitely”. Kind of like a Vegas residency, just not in Vegas, and with a lot fewer shows, and possibly in a way that suggests his entire career up to that point is not a setup for the punchline that is “Vegas Residency.”

Rounding out the top ten are three dudes in cowboy hats.

Tough week for a video. Just posted Bruno, and I think I’ve already found the least-objectionable Mötley Crüe video and posted it with the tour announcement. So more Joel on tap. How ’bout getting your Friday off to hi-energy start with “Piano Man”!

The Week in TicketCity Search – Cups and Bowls Battle for the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 27th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 4 Katy Perry
2 9 Super Bowl
3 3 One Direction
4 8 WWE
5 1 Luke Bryan
6 10 George Strait
7 5 NY Knicks
8 - Monster Jam
9 - X Games
10 - Miley Cyrus

Big shuffle this week that puts Katy Perry in the top spot. She’s still a long way off from her summer Prismatic Tour, but excitement is building. By the time she hits North American shores, she’ll have to be less warmly dressed than football fans at MetLife Stadium this weekend. The Super Bowl couldn’t quite top Miss Perry, but lands in second place. We’ll see if this weekend’s searches can secure it a top spot next week. 1D once more ends up in 3rd place. If history is any guide they’ll be striking out for the top spot again in no time.

The WWE reaches the 4th spot as the journey down the Road to Wrestlemania begins in earnest. Luke Bryan tumbles from the top this week and lands in fifth place, followed by George Strait, who rebounds from his rough patch at #10 last week.

This week’s newcomers round out the countdown. ‘Tis the season for large vehicles and even larger tires. The Monster Jam is upon us, and fans have ample opportunity to see their favorites in action at arenas all over the country.

Coming to Austin for 2014, the Summer X-Games will be at the Circuit of the Americas this June. Featuring the usual selection of “extreme” sports, the Austin X-Games will also offer a large slate of musical performers. Headliners at the track’s Austin360 Amphitheater include Kanye West and the Flaming Lips.

Miley Cyrus returns this week at #10. Outside of one appearance a couple weeks or so ago, she’s been absent since her Jingle Ball appearances. Even the Bangerz Tour announcement didn’t really result in much traction. Still, said Bangerz dates approach rapidly, with things starting off in Vancouver soon. I know you’re thinking… isn’t “modern Miley” a tad “racy”? Fear not, I have a secret weapon: Ryan Secrest. Turns out he told her to, and I may be paraphrasing, “tone that crap down” for the New Year’s show. So here is PG(ish) Miley from her appearance on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Roaring Prisms

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 20th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 5 Luke Bryan
2 7 Houston Rodeo
3 3 One Direction
4 - Katy Perry
5 - NY Knicks
6 - Justin Bieber
7 9 Justin Timberlake
8 8 WWE
9 6 Super Bowl
10 1 George Strait

Interesting shake-up this week, with modern country securing the top spot and classic country taking a pretty big tumble. Luke Bryan makes the leap from #5 to snatch the crown from George Strait who hangs on, but only barely, at #10. Bryan is again part of the summer Country Megaticket shows, and judging by his performance here, the most anticipated among a strong group of performers.

Not only part of the Megaticket, Luke will be showing up at the #2 spot as well. The Houston Rodeo makes a strong climb from #7 last week. With little more than a month to go, expect some strong showings from the Rodeo in the coming weeks.

As mentioned earlier this week, Katy Perry’s new tour will be hitting North America this June. The Prismatic Tour is currently in Europe, but will be spending most of the summer in the US and Canada, wrapping up in Houston in October.

In what I can only assume is a bit of halo effect from “current events,” the Esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to our hallowed countdown halls. Not sure if the lack of any concert dates is a disappointment or a relief to the intrepid searchers…

Tradition demands I use a Katy Perry vid since she debuted on the countdown this week. I already posted the new one in the tour update, so we’re back to “Roar” now. The video is the touching story of a plane crash survivor learning to make her way in the jungle, and make clothes out of salad. The best fact I know about the video is that Katy Perry has a real pet cat named Kitty Purry, who is not the tiger in this video (or any other tiger, for that matter).

10 Ways to Celebrate the Super Bowl in NYC like a VIP

Going to the Big Apple can be daunting, especially during the Super Bowl where the City That Never Sleeps goes into “overdrive” with celebrity appearances and big parties during the day & night.

We’ve gathered the veterans- our team has been making the trip to the Super Bowl for the last two decades- to come up with this top 10 list of the best super bowl parties, sports events & shows happening in NYC during Super Bowl weekend 2014:

gotham1. Ultimate Tailgate Party
Gotham Hall; Feb 2 @ 11:00am
Hosted by big celebrities, this is one of the hottest spots for Super Bowl pre-game. Super-Chef Marcus Samuelsson will prepare the menu and admission includes motor coach transportation to/from the game. Need access to this VIP event? Call one of ticket specialists at 1-800-880-8886.

2. Miami Heat  vs.  New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden; Feb 1 @ 8:30pm
The Heat couldn’t shut-down the Knicks energetic offense in their last meeting, can NY do it again and clinch a Playoff spot?

maxim_vip3. Super Bowl Maxim Party
Espace; Jan 31-Feb 2 @ 10:00pm
With  a new theme each year, the Maxim Party lends to the best surprises of the year. Special guests include ALESSO (Jan 31) and Kendrick Lamar (Feb 1). Entrance to the party includes an open bar.

4. WFANs Big Hello To Brooklyn
Barclays Center; Feb 1 @ 7:00pm
Artists include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Politics, MS MR, J-Roddy Walston & the Business, and Basic Vacation.

https_proxy5.“The Catch” Gameday Experience
Edison Ballroom; Feb 2 @ 4:00pm
Taking place in New York’s most upscale venues, NFL Legends Joe Montana and Dwight Clark will on hand for personal meet and greet sessions, along with retired New York Giants: Howard Cross and Sean Landeta. Five signature food stations, open-bar pouring top-shelf beverages and over 20 flat-screens to enjoy the game, this is the party to be at all day & night.

6. New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers
Madison Square Garden; Jan 31 @ 7:00pm
An inner-State battle, this rivalry also unofficially known as the “Battle of New York.”

7.The Book of Mormon
Eugene ONeill Theatre; Feb 1 @ 2:00pm
Put your fit up for a bit & enjoy this winner of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Creators of South Park bring you a musical of religious satire about two young Mormon missionaries and their journey to share their scripture and teachings in a small village.

jay-z-magna-fail-samsung-6508. DIRECTV Super Saturday
Hudson River Park Pier 40; Feb 01 @ 9:00pm
The annual Super Saturday Party brings football to another level. Each year the Beach Bowl attracts thousands of spectators to see Hollywood’s biggest stars compete against former NFL greats in a wild flag football game where anything can happen.

9. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets
Barclays Center; Jan 31 @ 8:00pm
The Nets last second buzzer-beater took the W away from the Thunder. OKC rally back and play
their game or will Brooklyn be named king?

750_venue310. Leather and Laces Party
Liberty Theater; Jan 31 – Feb 1 @ 9:00pm
Located in the heart of New York City in the vigorous Times Square District, this party has old world class. Since its inception in 2004 the Leather & Laces Party quickly became a Super Bowl hit when more than 3,000 guests packing through the doors at the sold-out event. Of course, we still have tickets- just give us a call (1-800-880-8886).

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Houston Rodeo Has Bands, Literally

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 13th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 George Strait
2 - Seahawks
3 1 One Direction
4 7 Coachella
5 - Luke Bryan
6 10 Super Bowl
7 - Houston Rodeo
8 3 WWE
9 - Justin Timberlake
10 - Jason Aldean

George wins the week, with 1D falling to #3 thanks to a little more football fever. The Seahawks bid for the NFC championship shoots them to second place. They have home field advantage against the Niners this Sunday. Still time to pick up tickets to the game if you’re going to be in The 206 this weekend. Spoiler alert, there is a chance of rain. Those looking a little deeper into the playoffs pushed the Super Bowl up #6 this week.

Coachella gains three to land at #4. I suspect it will depart soon, as the actual shows are still a few months off. The post-announcement honeymoon is coming to a close. Familiar faces return this week, chief among them Luke Bryan. He is joined by countdown favorites Justin Timberlake and Jason Aldean a little further down the list.

The Houston Rodeo make this year debut in the seventh spot as the full concert schedule dropped this week. As usual, big names abound, including the aforementioned Mr. Bryan as well as the Eli Young Band, Usher, Maroon 5, Robin Thicke, and Keith Urban. Brad Paisley gets things started on 4th, and the Zac Brown Band will close things out on the 23rd.

Almost closing out the Houston Rodeo is The Band Perry, who will be performing on the 22nd of March. If you’re counting, and I am, that’s three “Bands” in the lineup this year. Instead of posting the insufferable promo video of them doing the Houston Rodeo line-up announcement, let’s just watch a video. This video is, I’ll say… “inspired by” the game of chess. Raises some questions about the artistic director’s familiarity with the fan base. On the other hand, it’s people running at either and then punching, so maybe I take that back.