The Week in TicketCity Search – Time Goes in One Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 3rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 5 Dallas Cowboys
4 8 Kevin Hart
5 4 Arkansas Football
6 - Texas A&M Football
7 3 One Direction
8 6 Houston Texans
9 - US Open Tennis
10 - Auburn Football

Football cleans up easily this week. Securing the top 3 spots and 70% of the countdown real estate, it certainly seems things are well underway. Both regular season NFL and college games have officially begun, and our top 2 have officially been unchanged for a month now. Things did wobble a bit this week, as the Cowboy faithful push The Boys to #3.

During a tough week, Kevin Hart turned in an impressive showing to land in the #4 spot, beating even One Direction, who fell to #7. Interestingly, both were at the VMA’s this week, with Hart hosting and 1D performing. The UK boy band took home a few spacemen in the process. One of them commented they’d “grown up watching this show.” Now I feel old, thanks. Hart will be back on the road soon after the VMA gig, starting later this month in Indianapolis.

Staggering in a little late to the party is the US Open, which is quite nearly over. The championships will all be played this weekend, barring weather of the inclement variety. The Open had been ongoing for over a week now, but hadn’t cracked the top 10. News that this would be former Open champion’s Andy Roddick’s final tournament before retiring may have helped boost interest.

Understanding US Open Tennis

If you’ve never been to the US Open, picking the right tickets can be a bit confusing. Between the different courts, times, sessions and locations, it’s definitely enough to make your head spin. But have no fear–TicketCity is here to help!

The infographic below explains the options to give you a better understanding of this championship event that tops many people’s bucket lists. Still have questions? Feel free to give us a call at 1.800.SOLD.OUT for personalized assistance seven days a week. We’d love to be your personal ticket service.

Jason Shares His Top Picks For Best Upcoming Events

With so many great live events to choose from, it can be hard to decide which ones should be at the top of your list. Jason, one of our friendly sales associates here at TicketCity, shares what’s at the top of his list these days. Maybe one of these great events will inspire your next ticket purchase.

Jason shares his Top Picks for upcoming live events.

1: NBA Finals

Things are really heating up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. We still don’t know which two teams will be going head-to-head to claim the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, but one thing is certain: it’s sure to be an exciting ride! Will the Spurs continue their incredible streak? Will Lebron finally get his championship? Watch the action unfold live with tickets from yours truly.

2: Belmont Stakes

Belmont has provided the stage for many dramatic finishes.  It is the last of the Triple Crown races and provides the possibility of seeing a Triple Crown winner.  Will I’ll Have Another be able to win at Belmont Stakes to make history, claiming the first Triple Crown victory in 34 years? Only time will tell.

3: US Open Tennis

The US Open is widely regarded as one of the most exciting tennis tournaments. The field of over 600 players always includes the top tennis players in the World. The tournament is played in the shadow of New York City, so Manhattan celebrities are a regular sight. This event makes frequent appearances on bucket lists everywhere.

4: Kevin Hart

Hart has turned into a major draw on the American comedy circuit, and he has also made his mark as an actor, writer and producer for myriad entertainment outlets. With new movies and stand-up specials on the horizon, fans will have plenty to look forward to and will no doubt leave the theater with abs sore from laughter.

5: The Book of Mormon

Jason and our CEO, Randy Cohen, were both wowed by this musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. But you don’t have to take our word for it. The production earned 14 nominations and 9 wins in the 2011 Tony Awards. The Drama League, New York Drama Critics, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk all gave their top musical honors to The Book of Mormon.

Looking for tickets to some of your own Top Picks? Give Jason a ring directly at 1.888.561.0037 or call 1.800.SOLD.OUT for personalized customer service from any one of us here at TicketCity.

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 10th

You may not have noticed, but I didn’t post this last Friday. So today we have two lists. Exciting, I know, so let’s dive right in.

Football season gets into full swing with both regular season NFL and NCAA games. That means our usual concert heavy list has been taken over by large men with shoulder pads. If this was the 80′s, then most of the female concert performers would at least have those in common with the football players. For two weeks in a row our local football team has topped the list, dethroning the esteemed Mr. Bieber. Yes, he may have 3% of Twitter’s entire network capacity devoted to him, but even he can’t stay on top in the first month of football season.

Still ongoing, the US Open mills about in the middle of the list. While the Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL team with enough juice to make and remain on the list in the midst of high levels of college football interest. Of the college football teams that find favor, no surprise that schools from the SEC and Big 12 are heavily represented.

The concert performers that mange to fill in the cracks between football teams have been bouncing around quite a bit the past few weeks. Last week, Eminem managed to find a spot in the lower 5, while this week 3 bands that constantly warp in and out of the list appear once more, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and Rush.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Texas Football
2 4 Justin Bieber
3 8 Dallas Cowboys
4 6 Alabama Football
5 - Dave Matthews Band
6 5 US Open
7 2 LSU Football
8 - Phish
9 - Mississippi State Football
10 - Rush

Sept 3rd List

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 6 Texas Football
2 - LSU Football
3 5 Jersey Boys
4 1 Justin Bieber
5 10 US Open
6 - Alabama Football
7 - Texas A&M Football
8 - Dallas Cowboys
9 - Eminem
10 - Daniel Tosh

The Week in TicketCity Search – August 27th

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Defending 2009 US Open Womens
Champion Kim Clijsters

The countdown is certainly seeing a lot of movement over the past month. Another week where only the top 5 sees any survivors from the previous week. In a return to form, concert performers regain all top 3 spots, with Rush bouncing back to #2 and Lady Gaga recovering from her fall to regain the #3 slot. That leaves local favorite the Longhorns to take #4 as the only college team to return from the previous week.

Rounding out the week’s top five is Jersey Boys, in a rare appearance from a Broadway show that isn’t Wicked. Likely this is because a touring production of the show is currently playing in our home town of Austin over at Bass Concert Hall. I’ve helpfully linked our local page in the top 10 list so only Austin Jersey Boys shows will appear. Feel free to take a break from football fever and take in a little of the legitimate theatre.

The Razorbacks lead off the bottom 5, in a light week for college football. Drake appears again, after disappearing the previous week. At this point I’m just wishing Drake fans would develop some consistency. Dave Matthews and his eponymous Band appear at #8, joining Kiss in a block of performers who commonly appear and disappear in the rankings.

Finally, the US Open appears on the radar as we near the first serve of the 2010 tournament, now down a Serena Williams. It’s a long tournament, so ample time to get some choice seats to all the action at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 8 Rush
3 9 Lady Gaga
4 6 Texas Football
5 - Jersey Boys
6 - Arkansas Football
7 - Drake
8 - Dave Matthews Band
9 - Kiss
10 - US Open
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