The Week in TicketCity Search – Finalist Four

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Week of
Mar. 31st
1 - Final Four
2 1 Eminem
3 - 5 Seconds of Summer
4 - Texas Rangers
5 - Miley Cyrus
6 - Luke Bryan
7 7 Romeo Santos
8 Coachella
9 - LA Dodgers
10 - Fleetwood Mac

The NCAA Tournament always has trouble making a big dent in the countdown until the end, when everyone can focus on that single, most evocative of phrases: Final Four. Easier than splitting attention among sixty-odd teams, for example. This year the Final Four is “up the road” from us in Arlington, so it has an even stronger advantage securing the #1 spot this week. While it easily defeated Eminem, it will be likely be a short-lived victory.

The remainder of the countdown is almost all new this week. Landing in third place is 5 Seconds of Summer. They’ve briefly appeared once before. Their April tour is only week and some change away from rolling through Dallas.

The MLB lands two spots on the countdown as we’ve just passed Opening Day. The Rangers secure forth place, while the Dodgers lag a little down in ninth place.

Miley Cyrus’ tour is in full swing, but Luke Bryan fans have to exercise a little patience until May. They’re joined by the more loyal Roemo Santos fans, who manage to keep him on the countdown for a second week in the row. Coachella pops up as the first of the two weekends is just one week away. Finally the announcement of a new tour and reunion with Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac just makes it into tenth place.

10th place is good enough for a Fleetwood Mac video, because I don’t have to worry about content screening. Another one with Christine McVie on lead vocals, “Everywhere.” Bit more ambitious on the video side, with a setting and costumes that have a Shakespearean vibe. Not Shakespearean, though, the story is based on the narrative poem “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes. Yes, I looked that up on Wikipedia.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Ushered to the Front of the Line

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Week of
Mar. 3rd
1 - Usher
2 4 WWE
3 2 One Direction
4 5 Houston Rodeo
5 6 Luke Bryan
6 10 Tool
7 - Wicked
8 - ACC Tournament
9 - Austin Rodeo
10 - Texas Rangers

Some surprise and some variety in the countdown this week. Surprise: Usher. Head-scratcher? Less than might be imagined. He is playing the Houston Rodeo this very day, in fact. Apparently there is a bit of pent-up demand for a live Usher show in Houston. The WWE and their upcoming swing through Texas make it to second place, while One Direction finally returns to their favorite position, third.

The Houston Rodeo comes in at fourth, along with Rodeo performer Luke Bryan at fifth. Houston isn’t alone this week, as the Austin Rodeo squeezes into the ninth place. Houston and Austin run somewhat concurrently, but Houston is usually the bigger show.

Wicked returns after a long absence. I’m pretty sure the last time the show appeared on the countdown coincided with the last time it visited Austin, as it is doing once more. Performances at the Bass Concert Hall continue through this weekend, then it will bid Austin, and this countdown, farewell.

The sound of sharpening pencils slowly grows to a deafening roar as March Madness approaches. The ACC Tournament reminds us of this at #8 this week. The conference tournaments get underway next week followed by “Selection Sunday” on the 16th.

While ordinarily it would be pretty much a slam dunk to bring you an Usher video this week, I need to remind the readership that Mr. Raymond IV is the man who signed one Bieber, Justin. For that, there must be consequences. Those consequences are, so far, not getting a video in this blog post… and truckloads of money. So, I guess, 50/50 on that one.

So, dealer’s choice, here’s Fun. with “Some Nights”, about which everything is awesome:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Heavy Lies The Crown Big Enough for Five

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Week of
June 17th
1 1 One Direction
2 7 Bruno Mars
3 6 Justin Bieber
4 3 Luke Bryan
5 8 Beyoncé
6 4 College World Series
7 - Drake
8 10 Taylor Swift
9 - SF Giants
10 9 Texas Rangers

After months of third or fourth place, One Direction is not giving up the top spot easily. Bruno is making his play, with a big gain from #7 to land in the #2 spot. Finally, the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s luck is returning, finding himself in the top 3 for the first time in quite a while.

Unfortunately for Luke Bryan, he’s the one who had to make that room. Beyoncé, no stranger to the top herself, gains some momentum to land at #5.

Deep in the heart of it, the College World Series drops to #6. After this weekend’s games, the CWS heads into the home stretch, with the final games on the 24th, 25th, and if needed, the 26th. With a number of the favorites like LSU eliminated early, the finals will be chosen from UCLA, North Carolina, Mississippi State, and Oregon State.

Drake and his recent tour announcement lands at #7 this week. Fresh off a Grammy win, with a new album ready, he’s heading out on the “Would You Like A Tour?” Tour this fall. Judging by these numbers, the answer to that question, is “yes.”

Just put up a Drake vid in the last post, so I’ll be picking a wild card this week. Taylor Swift showed some positive movement, so let’s celebrate with the latest single, which I think is the one where she breaks up with Ed Sheeran:

The Week in TicketCity Search – An Indirect Return

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Week of
June 10th
1 2 One Direction
2 1 Mumford & Sons
3 3 Luke Bryan
4 9 College World Series
5 7 San Antonio Spurs
6 6 Justin Bieber
7 10 Bruno Mars
8 5 Beyoncé
9 - Texas Rangers
10 - Taylor Swift

1D patiently bided their time before finally returning to the top of the countdown. Their ascendancy is somewhat bittersweet, since the former champ, Mumford & Sons had to take an unexpected hiatus due to a medical condition affecting bassist Ted Dwane. Their remaining US tour dates in June have been cancelled, and they won’t make Bonnaroo, replaced by Jack Johnson in the Saturday headliner slot.

Currently the group plans to return at the Glastonbury Festival.

Luke Bryan settles into the third spot, and the rest of the top five checks in with some championship sports. The Spurs aren’t letting the Heat sweep, and the CWS is just about to start. The first game is this weekend, and almost two weeks of the best in college baseball follows at TD Ameritrade Park.

Bieber manages to hold onto the sixth spot, currently his best performance in weeks. Bruno Mars has a bit of a surge, up from last place. Beyoncé moves in the opposite direction, ending down at #8, while Taylor Swift takes over last place from Bruno.

So, since I posted Mumford & Sons last week, this is going to have to happen. I’m sure by now you’ve jammed out to “What Makes You Beautiful”, so here is a different song by One Direction, one I’m old by Wikipedia was very popular in New Zealand:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Racing to the Top

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Week of
May 13th
1 1 Taylor Swift
2 4 Justin Timberlake
3 3 Paul McCartney
4 2 One Direction
5 - Luke Bryan
6 - V8 Super Cars
7 5 Beyoncé
8 7 Bruno Mars
9 - Boston Bruins
10 - Texas Rangers

Who’s who of big summer concert tours in the top five this week. Taylor Swift enjoys another week at the top, followed by Justin Timberlake. Timberlake’s success may, ironically, be due more to his fall tour announcement than his actual summer tour. Either way, Timberlake fans who’ve been missing him on stage will have a lot to love in 2013.

A returning Luke Bryan follows the Brits on the countdown. Bryan’s latest album, Spring Break…Here to Party, arrived last month, and his summer tour is in full swing. The tour features guests Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line, giving fans a lot of great country music for their ticket.

Racing at the Circuit of the Americas starts off the bottom five. The V8 Super Car Test event finishes up this Saturday, so you can still have time to check out this unique style of racing.

Beyoncé tumbles a bit this week, and Bruno climbs up to catch her. Rounding things out we’ve got a couple of pro teams. The Bruins going up against the Rangers in the second round of the NHL Playoffs, and the Texas Rangers are, just, you know, playing baseball.