The Week in TicketCity Search – Sept. 17th

Call it the revenge of the concert performers? Perhaps just that the buzz of football season openers have given way to the more reserved regular season. Either way, football teams have drifted off the list this week, replaced by a varied selection of performing artists. We also have our first tie in countdown history, at #1 no less. Since Phish are performing at ACL, it’s even more interesting. I can’t really count them as the same, since Phish are on tour and it’s not necessarily people looking for their gig at ACL.

Either way, our little local festival and Phish have successfully knocked the esteemed Mr. Bieber down. He’s joined by Jay-Z, who, along with Eminem two spots down, got a boost from their Home & Home Tour. Those shows have past, but they’ll be on tour again, I’m sure.

Football wasn’t completely banished from the list. The usual suspects, Longhorns and Cowboys, remain, at 5 and 7 respectively. They weren’t the only sporting contests on the countdown though. Thanks to a large local show, the UFC charted for what may have been the first time in countdown history.

1 (tie) 8 Phish
1 - ACL Festival
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 - Jay-Z
5 1 Texas Football
6 - Eminem
7 3 Dallas Cowboys
8 10 Rush
9 - UFC
10 - Drake

Dancing With The Stars Cast Announced

It seems like the last season just ended, but ABC is set for Season 9 (really?) of Dancing With The Stars to premiere.  This season’s cast includes its usual group of actors and athletes, but the biggest surprise of this year, might be adding a politician to the bunch.  Or a UFC fighter.  Here’s how the group of ‘stars’ rounds out:

Aaron Carter – former Backstreet Boys performer

Natalie Coughlin – Olympic swimmer

Mark Dacascos – Chairman of Iron Chefs of America, as well as actor and martial arts specialist

Tom DeLay – former Republican Majority Leader

Macy Gray – singer whose hair is bound to get in the way of her dancing

Ashley Hamilton – son of George Hamilton who we’ll classify as a B-list actor since even ESPN dubbed him an “actress”

Kathy Ireland – Supermodel

Michael Irvin – former Dallas Cowboys receiver

Joanna Krupa – model

Melissa Joan Hart – actressGo to fullsize image

Chuck Liddel – yes, the UFC fighter

Debi Mazar – actress

Mya – singer

Kelly Osbourne – reality star, daughter of Ozzy

Donny Osmond – entertainer, brother of Marie who previously fainted on the show

Dancing With The Stars is scheduled to premier on ABC September 21.