The Week in TicketCity Search – July 22nd

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 7 Adele
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 5 Taylor Swift
4 8 Jason Aldean
5 3 Katy Perry
6 6 Selena Gomez
7 2 ACL Fest
8 - A Perfect Circle
9 - U2
10 - Sade

It’s summer concert season and we’ve got a full list of concert performers for you this week. Nary a sporting event in sight. Have a month or so before college football heats up and (maybe) the NFL. Shooting right to the top is Adele, who climbed the chart reliably the past few weeks and has ended up on top. Her restarted tour is back, and tickets for her show at the Frank Erwin Center went on sale today. She takes some of the wind out of the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s sails in reaching the top, moving him down to #2, followed by Taylor Swift, who also had a really good week.

Jason Aldean and Katy Perry round out the top five, a big move up for the country star. Katy’s summer tour continues going strong, despite slipping a bit in the countdown this week. She makes for a good pop pair with Selena Gomez, who holds onto the #6 spot this week. ACL took a bit of a tumble to end this week at #7, where it makes way for our new and returning entries.

Debuting this week is A Perfect Circle. The recently reformed band has been touring on and off since 2010, though there are no plans to release a full album of new material, rather a few new songs. Finally, U2 and Sade end up the week in the #9 and #10 spots, both having been seen on the countdown on and off for months now. U2′s 360° Tour, which has been running since 2009 (with a break), finally comes to an end this week, so this will be your last chance to catch this unique concert event.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 8th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 1 Justin Bieber
2 2 Taylor Swift
3 3 Davis Cup
4 9 Katy Perry
5 - Selena Gomez
6 5 U2
7 - ACL Fest
8 - Britney Spears
9 - Mötley Crüe
10 - Adele

Looks like I was wrong about the Davis Cup taking it this week. Hung in at third place, the tail end of the same top three we had last week. This is the weekend for international tennis action at the Erwin Center, and there’s still time to get tickets for the big show. Davis Cup ends up the only sporting event on the countdown this week as we’re in a bit of a dry spot before football season really gears up.

Climbing up to the fourth spot is Katy Perry, who is joined by Selena Gomez to round out the top five. Quite a bit of pop on the countdown. U2 provides a bit more rock flavor, and ACL returns to the list. ACL is still comfortably far away but prices will likely only rise as we get closer to the event.

Britney adds more pop to the list as she returns at number eight. The countdown does a couple hard turns at the end there, swinging way beyond pop with Mötley Crüe, who are celebrating 30 years of heavy metal and gratuitous umlauts in 2011. Finally, Adele’s soulful voice is getting ready to return to touring after taking a break due to a case of laryngitis.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 1st

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 2 Justin Bieber
2 3 Taylor Swift
3 9 Davis Cup
4 7 Maná
5 - U2
6 1 CONCACAF Gold Cup
7 - Lil Wayne
8 - Ghostland Observatory
9 10 Katy Perry
10 - Kenny Chesney

With the departure of the College World Series and the Gold Cup, the countdown is shaking up a little more than usual this week. While the tail end of the Gold Cup did manage to squeeze in at a respectable number six, its another Cup that’s fueling some excitement. The Davis Cup semi-final between the United States and Spain is just a week away. Still time to get tickets to one of the biggest tennis events in recent memory.

The rest of the top five returns to concerts, where last weeks’ second and third have stepped up to first and second. Maná rises higher again this week, as if buoyed by a well of arcane power, and U2 returns to the countdown in the fifth spot. Lil Wayne returns at number seven. His tour isn’t letting up, boasting a packed schedule all the way through September.

Ghostland Observatory’s schedule isn’t quite so packed, but that just means a bigger demand for seats. It shows as they return to the countdown at number eight. Katy Perry climbs one spot from last week, and, while Taylor Swift has been the only country star on the countdown for a while, Kenny Chesney slides into the number ten spot to give her a little company.

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 17th

TicketCity Week in Search

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1 1 College World Series
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 4 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4 - Widespread Panic
5 5 Rush
6 7 Taylor Swift
7 - Katy Perry
8 - Paul McCartney
9 - U2
10 - Blink-182

No change in the top 2 this week, as CWS fever has struck pretty hard this week. Lots of folks hungry to check out the CWS in its brand-new venue in Omaha, TD Ameritrade Park. Game 1 kicks off this very weekend, leading to a week and a half of top notch college baseball action. The esteemed Mr. Bieber hangs in at #2 this week, and, if the smoke rising from Vancouver is any indication, the Stanley Cup has been decided, giving the Gold Cup room to move into the #3 spot this week.

The rest of the list is all concerts, with rockers Widespread Panic in the lead this week at #4. They played a 2 night stand for ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, and Austinites were eager to see the shows. As they’ve since moved on, I don’t think they’ll be hanging on to the #4 spot next week. Rush is apparently in no hurry to move from the #5 spot and Taylor Swift jumps up one spot this week.

Katy Perry returns once more, with Paul McCartney returning after a slightly longer absence. He’s playing two big shows at Yankee Stadium in mid-July, the first of a group of shows over the summer at major ballparks across the country. U2 returns as the long delayed North American legs of the 360° tour are once again underway. Wrapping things up is Blink-182, passing by the countdown once again as they are scheduled to play dates in late summer that “may” be in support of a new album, assuming that album is finished in time.

The Week in TicketCity Search – October 30th

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Make-Up Taylor Swift Pic For Last Week

A slightly premature Happy Halloween to all.  The shakeups continue, though Taylor Swift retains her commanding lead at #1, Miley Cyrus exits the countdown completely for the first time in a long time. Replaced by? Bon Jovi. The veteran pop rockers have a new album, The Circle, releasing in November, and a new tour to support it. The Circle Tour doesn’t kick off until February 2010, but long time fans are looking to get their seats early.

Aventura remains a steady 3, while the announcement of a new Garth Brooks show in Vegas put him back on the radar after his “retirement”. Interest is running high for his opening shows, though the engagement is for five years, so I wouldn’t worry too much if you’re not able to get in for the first few months. Like many Vegas acts, Garth is going to be there a while.

The World Series clocks in at #6, though maybe I should have just combined the numbers for it and the Yankees down at #8. The Turnpike Series is now tied 1-1 heading into Game 3. Squeezed in between is Notre Dame, who’s about engage to in the “San Antonio Showdown” with rivals Washington State this weekend. Tickets are still available for that game.

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1 1 Taylor Swift
2 - Bon Jovi
3 3 Aventura
4 - Garth Brooks
5 8 Disney On Ice
6 - World Series
7 - Norte Dame
8 5 NY Yankees
9 7 U2
10 - Phish