The Week in TicketCity Search – Shake it like a Polaroid Picture of the Empire Polo Field

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 6th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 One Direction
2 4 George Strait
3 6 WWE
4 - Lorde
5 - NY Knicks
6 - Miley Cyrus
7 - Coachella
8 - Brooklyn Nets
9 - Billy Joel
10 - Super Bowl

The countdown is shaking off the bowl hangover. Lots of new faces for January, though our top three are rather familiar. One Direction returns to #1, followed by George Strait. This little rumble will likely continue for months, at least until George does ride away or 1D is overtaken by the inevitable rise of the next boy band. The WWE rounds out the top three as the big January PPV approaches.

Which brings us to Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, who, probably for brevity alone, goes by the stage name “Lorde.” Lorde will departing Middle Earth for North America this spring. Her album Pure Heroine is quite the hit, with the biggest single “Royals” going 4x Platinum in the states. She’ll be swinging through central Texas early on the tour, so it’s likely she’ll be in the running for #1 as those dates draw nearer.

The NBA rounds out the top five. Deep in the mid-season both the Kicks and the Nets make countdown appearances.

Coachella hits #7 as the lineup for the 2014 festival landed yesterday. The biggest news is the headlining Outkast reunion. Other big names for 2014 include Lana Del Rey, Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age, and, since, as mentioned earlier, she’ll be in the hemisphere, Lorde.

Since you’re probably maxing on “Royals”, here’s Lorde’s more recent single “Team,” which is pretty good too. The video is kinda weak, though. Seems like there was some kind of “artistic vision” here but it ended up being very, very cloudy. At least it matches the weather in the video.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Mr. Carter’s Wife Wins

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Feb. 4t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Beyoncé
2 1 One Direction
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 - San Antonio Rodeo
5 5 Super Bowl
6 10 NKOTB
7 2 Justin Bieber
8 - Pink
9 5 George Strait
10 9 Luke Bryan

Having already spent my Tolkien-analogy capital a couple weeks ago, I’ll spare you the allusions to the Fellowship being broken and just say that Beyoncé shoots right to the top this week. The announcement of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour met with a great deal of enthusiasm. The tour itself won’t be hitting North American shores until June, but fans are definitely ready to get their tickets early. Mrs. Carter will spend spring in Europe before arriving in the US and Canada this summer, then she heads to South America in the fall.

1D and Ms. Swift are left to pick up the pieces in the second and third spots. Houston and San Antonio once more trade rodeo rankings this week, with a stronger showing for the SA brand. Strange they haven’t figured out that they could both fit on the countdown at once. The Super Bowl’s last minute search surge earned it fifth place. The mid-game power surge is another story entirely.

The Somewhat Less Recent New Kids on The Block have risen from last place to lead off the bottom five. In doing so, this set of “classic” teen idols score a win over a more recent model. The esteemed Mr. Bieber took the shock from Beyoncé hard and ended up at #7 this week.

Has the top three landscape changed for good? Tune in next week to find out the exciting answer to that and other shocking questions, like: Will I mention Pink and if I do, will I spell her name with an exclamation point!?

The Week in TicketCity Search – Five for Five

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 28t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 3 Taylor Swift
4 4 Super Bowl
5 5 George Strait
6 - WWE
7 - Maroon 5
8 - Houston Rodeo
9 7 Luke Bryan
10 - NKOTB

Exact same top 5 two weeks in a row? That is a first. Kind of a catch-22, because after pointing out that it has never happened before, it doesn’t leave me much else to talk about. I had figured the Super Bowl might crack the top 3, but it did not happen. It may still have a shot if fans are looking for last minute tickets this weekend. We can accommodate, as TicketCity will have a crew out there in the Big Easy to attend to such needs.

The WWE shoots into the #5 spot. The build-up to Westlemania is on, so the WWE will likely be popping in and out of the countdown for the next month or so. Maroon 5 drops in at #7, helping add some additional “five” theme to the countdown. They are kicking off the second leg of the Overexposed Tour this month, touring North America through April before heading back to Europe this summer.

Houston replaces San Antonio for this weeks rodeo entry. The Houston Rodeo is arguably the biggest, and attracts the big acts, not just of the country variety either. Toby Keith starts things off and George Strait shuts it down, but in between you’ll have Mary J. Blidge, Demi Lovato, Styx, Bruno Mars and Pitbull among a long list of country luminaries (though not The Lumineers).

Finally, the New Kids on the Block arrive in last place. They are touring with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. I checked the date on my computer’s clock and it still reads 2013, but there you go.

Big Numbers for the Big Game

The NFL champions will be decided on Sunday and TicketCity has broken down what will be consumed on Sunday and how much it all equals up to. Whether you’re hosting your own party or going to the game in New Orleans, the pure volume of numbers is staggering. Tickets are always in demand for the biggest game in American sports, while some prefer to fire up the grill and have some friends over whether your team is in the game or not. Check out some of the stats we were able to put together in this infographic.

The Big Game Creates Big Numbers

The Numbers for the Big Game

 

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The Week in TicketCity Search – One Direction to Rule Them All

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 21t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Justin Bieber
3 4 Taylor Swift
4 - Super Bowl
5 2 George Strait
6 8 Ed Sheeran
7 6 Luke Bryan
8 - Jason Aldean
9 - San Antonio Rodeo
10 - Boston Bruins

The top three returns to normal, as 1D, Bieber, and Swift band together to lay down some “you shall not pass!” to this week’s top three challengers. Those include the The giant, hulking mass of The Big Game. This is a LOTR crowd right? Right?

George Strait’s shooting star falters a bit on the way to the top, falling to #5 this week. Still a strong showing, considering the rest of the countdown. No doubt longtime fans will be keeping his shows packed as this is their last chance to see him on a big tour.

Ed Sheeran climbs a couple spots to usher in the bottom five. His solo dates have heated up ahead of hopping on board Taylor Swift’s Red Tour. Ed is a busy man, between both tours he will be on stage for most of 2013.

Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean provide some additional country flavor to the countdown this week, as do most, if not all, the performers that will be filling the AT&T Center in San Antonio this February. There some OneRepublics and REO Speedwagons to add variety to the proceedings in SA.

Finally the Rangers are out and the Bruins are in for this week’s NHL team. It appears the NY/Boston rivalry has broken out here as well.