The Week in TicketCity Search – July 9th

The Lady ascends to the top spot, where she will probably remain for the rest of the month as her concert dates in central Texas rapidly approach. Still time to get your tickets for the shows Dallas and Houston. The esteemed Mr. Bieber has fallen to #2 and we’ll see how well he does the remainder of the year. He won’t be back to our little slice of Texas until next November.

The World Cup, fever for which has only managed to catapult it to #3, is nearly over. Take heart, though, if you’re looking for your soccer fix in slightly more accessible locations, you can always check out Manchester United touring the US for some friendly matches later this month.

Wicked tour in Houston remains popular, climbing up a spot as Aventura falls from the number 2 spot as their tour departs for more far off, exotic places… like East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cirque events return this week after dropping out; demand certainly seems to be somewhat fickle for these shows. Michael Buble gains a few notches as he heads towards some central Texas dates in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas.

That leaves the Yankees, who pop back in to the countdown instead of the Rays this week, and countdown favorites Tool and Phish, both of whom have a talent for appearing and disappearing week to week. This is an “appear” week, we will see what happens next week.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 3 Lady Gaga
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 6 World Cup
4 5 Wicked
5 2 Aventura
6 - Cirque du Soleil
7 10 Michael Buble
8 - New York Yankees
9 - Tool
10 - Phish

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 2nd

The concert performers have mostly returned to the top 5. Sure, Wicked popped back into the number five spot, but that’s close enough for me. The Esteemed Mr. Bieber retakes the top spot from Tool, who, as expected, are nowhere to be found after their tour departed central Texas. Likewise, Aventura’s leg through Central Texas is also in full swing, and their second place showing is a direct result. Lady Gaga isn’t scheduled to show up around here for a few weeks but she’s already firmly back in the top 3.

New to the countdown is Eminem, who’s recently released album Recovery is a bright spot for the plastic disc industry, appears at #4. This is his first showing on the countdown. Having been off the touring circuit for a while, it seems fans are hungry for some live shows. Only two have been announced so far, both in September and both in stadiums: Commerica Park and Yankee Stadium.

Rounding out the bottom of the countdown are some returning faces and the World Cup, which continues without the US team. Dave Matthews, Rush, and Michael Buble, all return, while the Rays remain steady at #9 for reasons unknown to me.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 7 Aventura
3 4 Lady Gaga
4 - Eminem
5 - Wicked
6 6 World Cup
7 - Dave Matthews Band
8 - Rush
9 9 Tampa Bay Rays
10 - Michael Buble

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 25th

It has been a while, but a non-pop concert performer as topped the list. Rockers Tool played the Cedar Park Center earlier this week, enough so that even after they left town, the volume was enough to keep them at the top of the list. By early July they’ll be up in Canada, so my guess is we may not be seeing them again on the list next week. The esteemed Mr. Bieber’s time at the top was short lived, though he will have a another run at it next week, and the College World Series continues out in Omaha. You can still make it for the championship games.

Lady Gaga’s stumble was short lived, both here and in reality, while Cirque continues to hold steady in the middle of the countdown. Like the CWS, the World Cup is still going on and there’s yet more time to catch the greatest, and possibly noisiest, spectacle soccer has to offer. The US team has made it to the second stage where it looks to face Ghana next. Germany and England will also be locking up in a hotly anticipated game.

Rounding the out the list we have Aventura popping back in. They’ve got some shows coming up all across Texas, so that’s not surprising. Phish holds steady at 8 while MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays enter the countdown and The Eagles finish things off. Like Aventura, the Eagles will are also in Texas for shows in Houston and Dallas.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 5 Tool
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 2 College World Series
4 10 Lady Gaga
5 6 Cirque Du Soleil
6 3 World Cup
7 - Aventura
8 8 Phish
9 - Tampa Bay Rays
10 - Eagles

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 18th

Well, it would seem Bieber-mania has hit Central Texas as not only did the esteemed Mr. Bieber top the countdown this week, he did with with a decisiveness rarely seen. No stranger to the top 3 of late, Mr. Bieber swept away the competition with 3x the total of this week’s #2, The College World Series. The CWS is set to kick off in Omaha this weekend, so that’s a pretty impressive feat. Coming in at #3 is a championship event with word “world” in it that really means it, the World Cup. Rounding out the championship trifecta are the NBA Finals, which went seven games and thus wont be figuring in next weeks countdown.

Tool rounds out the top 5, bouncing back from #10 in the process and leading us to Cirque Du Soleil. Since the term is particularly broad, and there are “a lot” of Cirque shows, I’m going to have to guess the Alegria touring production up in Houston is the root of this sudden interest. Not sure what this particular show is about, but I’m going out on a limb and guess it involves a large number of French Canadian people moving around in brightly colored clothing. For the more traditional theatre-going crowd, Wicked remains on the countdown as well.

Rounding things out we have a diva block at the end with Cher and Lady Gaga. Gaga fell again from the top 5 and I’m at a loss to explain the sudden interest in Cher’s Vegas show. There seems to be no news about it ending, or anything like that.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 3 Justin Bieber
2 1 College World Series
3 8 World Cup
4 9 NBA Finals
5 10 Tool
6 - Cirque Du Soleil
7 5 Wicked
8 6 Phish
9 - Cher
10 4 Lady Gaga

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 11th

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Texas Stars Hockey

College baseball fever is in fully swing, as terms from the ongoing post-season send it to the top. Here in Austin the final Super Regional games play out this weekend, and then it’s on to Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium for the College World Series. The combination of searches for all these terms made for a big win for College Baseball.

For a surprisingly strong #2, we have our local AHL franchise, the Texas Stars. Though the Blackhawks can put the Stanley Cup on their mantle for a year or so, the Stars are still engaged with the Hershey Bears for the second oldest trophy in pro hockey, the Calder Cup. The Bears have a long history with the Cup, scoring the most wins, 10, in AHL history.

The usual concert performing suspects appear at 3 and 4, flipped once more. Wicked rounds out the top 5, returning likely due to touring shows starting up in Dallas and Houston over the next couple months.

The bottom 5 is a mix to returning favorites and championships, with the World Cup and NBA Finals clinging to the lower half, while the recent release of US Open tennis tickets has fueled some interest there. And, for some reason, Phish is back.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 4 College Baseball
2 - Texas Stars
3 3 Justin Bieber
4 2 Lady Gaga
5 - Wicked
6 - Phish
7 - US Open
8 5 World Cup
9 - NBA Finals
10 8 Tool
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