The Week in TicketCity Search – January 21st

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 1 Super Bowl
2 9 Taylor Swift
3 - Janet Jackson
4 - Dayglow
5 - Jason Aldean
6 2 George Strait
7 10 Monster Jam
8 - Justin Bieber
9 - Pro Bowl
10 - Kid Rock

Many changes this week as we finally cast off the last remnants of college bowl season and see a couple new faces in concerts. Naturally the Super Bowl remains at #1. The tantalizing prospects of some pretty interesting matchups are fueling some higher interest here than usual. Nothing is set in stone yet, but we will know this weekend. While on the subject of football, the Pro Bowl worked its way in near the bottom of the list.

Taylor Swift graciously gave the Pro Bowl her #9 spot, trading it for #2 this week. She’s followed by list newcomer Janet Jackson. Miss Jackson isn’t a newcomer to the music scene, though. The 2011 tour she’s gearing up for, Number Ones: Up Close and Personal, is based on her visiting 35 cities to sing her 35 #1 hits. That is a reasonably large number of #1 hits.

Janet is followed by the second newcomer to the list, “Dayglow.” The Dayglow Tour, billed as the “World’s Largest Paint Party”, is where people younger and more attractive than myself go to dance and squirt one-another with neon black-light paint. If you get the VIP package, you get a free bottle of paint… so, yeah, there’s that, too.

The rest of the list is mostly just some of the usual suspects popping back in for a visit. Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, some dude named Bieber, all dropping by for a little extra face time.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 14th

TicketCity Week in Search

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Searched
1 3 Super Bowl
2 4 George Strait
3 - Girl Talk
4 2 BCS Bowl
5 10 Lady Gaga
6 1 Cotton Bowl
7 6 Kenny Chesney
8 9 Linkin Park
9 5 Taylor Swift
10 7 Monster Jam

Lots of shuffling, but only one new face this week. It appears the momentum of last weeks bowl contests spilled over into this week, as the BCS and the Cotton Bowl both hung on for another round. This will probably be the last we see of them for another 11 months or so, though. The Super Bowl has reached the top, as we are getting closer to finding out who will be playing.

Girl Talk shoots into the countdown at #3, impressive debut for a newcomer to the countdown. Wow, with a name like Girl Talk, I bet there’s some nice looking ladies- wait, what? Oh… Well, okay… This is an even bigger fake out than having 2 dudes in the group Lady Antebellum. So, Girl Talk is the stage name of Gregg Michael Gillis, a mashup / electronica musician. “Gregg” will be at the Austin Music Hall tonight before continuing a nationwide tour.

As predicted, Gaga’s return stateside is moving up the charts. The rest of the countdown is pretty much a bit of a shift from last week, with some ups and downs for the returning concert acts. Linkin Park climbs while Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift both tumble a bit. Monster Jam rounds out the countdown, looking like the longevity it achieved last spring will be repeated this year.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Dec 17th

TicketCity Week in Search

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Keyword
Searched
1 2 Cotton Bowl
2 1 Sugar Bowl
3 5 Rose Bowl
4 3 BCS Bowl
5 - WWE
6 8 George Strait
7 - Super Bowl
8 - Music City Bowl
9 10 Alamo Bowl
10 9 Taylor Swift

Not too many changes this week. The top bowls shuffled a bit, and we have a couple new bowls entering the list, though much like that old Sesame Street bit, one of them is not like the others. The Cotton Bowl takes the #1 spot from the Sugar Bowl, which drops to #2, followed by the Rose Bowl and the National Championship Game, both which gained a some spots. Looks like the BCS has the top of the list all sown up.

We take a brief detour from unscripted athletic contests to allow the WWE to pop in at #5. There’s a show at the Erwin Center on the 20th, so certainly a local flavor to that placement. George Strait climbs to the #6 spot, also on local interest as his next tour kicks off here at the very same Erwin Center on January 14th.

That brings us to that other post season Bowl, the Super one, where the entrants are determined by a fairly straightforward playoff process. The Super Bowl happens in Arlington this year, up at the brand new home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Rounding out the list the Music City Bowl and Alamo Bowl make the cut this week, and Taylor Swift manages to hold on for another week with George Strait as the only other concert entry.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 10th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 - Sugar Bowl
2 1 Cotton Bowl
3 7 BCS Bowl
4 - Gator Bowl
5 - Rose Bowl
6 - Sun Bowl
7 - Texas Bowl
8 4 George Strait
9 5 Taylor Swift
10 - Alamo Bowl

Always nice when a prediction pans out, and “more bowls on the way” certainly did. If not for a tenacious showing by country music’s biggest stars it would have been an all-bowl countdown. Interestingly, while the National Championship Game did climb a few spots, it didn’t end up on top this week. That went to the Sugar Bowl. The Ohio State vs. Arkansas matchup topped the list, followed by Texas A&M┬ávs. LSU in the Cotton Bowl. The Auburn vs. Oregon championship game ended the week at #3.

Gator, Rose, Sun, and Texas follow. We are offered a short break from bowl mania as country heavyweights George Strait and Taylor Swift manage to hold onto the top 10. Strong performance, especially this week. We’ll see how well they do through the rest of the month. With George Strait’s tour opening right here in Austin, he certainly has a good shot at making it through the month without missing a week.

With Cotton, Sun, Texas, and Alamo all on the list, it does have a very Texas flavor. Bowl season kicks off December 18th, with the New Mexico, Humanitarian, and New Orleans bowl.

The Week in TicketCity Search – November 12th

TicketCity Week in Search

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Last
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1 - Garth Brooks
2 9 Bon Jovi
3 1 Justin Bieber
4 - Big 12 Championship
5 6 Texas Longhorns
6 - Usher
7 3 Prince
8 - George Lopez
9 - Rebelution
10 - WWE

Another big week of changes. Checking my holographic interferometer it doesn’t appear reality has been reset to the 90′s, yet there’s Garth Brooks atop the countdown. Garth is playing a set of concerts in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena in December, and fans have responded. Nine concerts so far, so ample seats available to get in and see one of country music’s most successful performers. Following Garth is another act with a slight hint of nostalgia going for it, Bon Jovi, who climbs to #2.

The esteemed Mr. Bieber tumbles to 3 in all this, followed by the Big 12 Championship, which less than a month away now. I’m sure the SEC Championship won’t be far behind on the countdown as December, and the subsequent Bowl announcements, nears.

That brief detour through the sporting world returns us to concerts, where Usher returns to the countdown after a long absence. He will be in Houston and Dallas later this month. Prince drops a bit from his #3 debut, but hangs in there at #7. Price is followed by comedian George Lopez, who is playing locally on the 13th.

That leads to “Rebelution”, which Wikipedia suggests could be a couple things, so I’m going to guess it’s the Reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA. Must have some buzz going for them, since their shows haven’t passed through locally, yet they’ve earned a spot on the countdown.