Although much of the country was buried in the snow this past week, the hint of spring is in the air as more artists announced plans for summer tours and festival lineups are starting to leak out. However, this past week has been all about Beyonce as demand for tickets to her 2013 The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is particularly strong. Although they just missed list, a late surge by Pearl Jam is also of note. Pearl Jam broke a box office record by being the fastest concert to sell out at Wrigley Field. Considering Wrigley Field has hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffet, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Rascal Flatts, Elton John, Billy Joel and the Police that is pretty impressive.
So, without further delay, here are your top events on Tickifieds.com this week….
Top Events Week 6, 2013
1. One Direction
After a week knocked out of the spotlight by the Super Bowl, 1 Direction is back on top as the #1 event on Tickifieds. Teenage girls are still eagerly looking for the highly coveted meet and greet passes. However, they are quickly disappearing. As always, you need only look at our list of the most popular ads to see just how dominant One Direction is…
What a week for pop superstar Beyonce! First she is the half-time act for Superbowl XLVII then she announces her 2013 The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. So far her most popular shows appear to be Brooklyn, Houston, Chicago and Boston.
3. Tim McGraw
Country Music star Tim McGraw is going to be busy in 2013. He is currently wrapping up his Soul2Soul stint with Faith Hill in Las Vegas before heading out on his 2013 2 Lanes of Freedom summer tour with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft. Tim McGraw will also be playing the 2013 Houston Rodeo.
4. 2013 NCAA Tournament
Interest in College Basketball is really starting to heat up as the fight for a berth in the 2013 NCAA Tournament heats up. Although ticket sales won’t really heat up until Selection Sunday (3/17/2013), college basketball fans in opening round cities are already buying up seats. This year the 1st Four will take place in Dayton and 2nd and 3rd Round games will be hosted in Salt Lake, Detroit (Auburn Hills), San Jose, Lexington, Kansas City, Austin, and Philadelphia.
5. Daniel Tosh
Comedian Daniel Tosh recently announced plans to hit the road on his 2013 “June Gloom Tour”. The ambitious tour will cram in a ton over shows during the month of June includes popular stops in Ames Iowa, Grand Rapids, Columbia, Lincoln, and Miami Beach.
6. The Lumineers
The Lumineers are one of the hottest folksy bands on the planet right now following in the footsteps of the Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers. Their hit song “Ho Hey” is seemingly everywhere right now. Popular upcoming shows include 4/19 in Berkeley, 4/26 in Austin, and 5/4 at Riverbend in Cincinnati.
7. NBA All Star game
The 2013 NBA All Star game is starting to garner considerable attention as the event draws near. Popular tickets include the Rising Stars Challenge, All Star Celebrity Game, and All Star Saturday Night.
8. Taylor Swift
9. Zac Brown Band
Fresh off their Grammy Award for best country Album, The Zac Brown Band is back in the top 10. ZBB has a busy upcoming schedule playing a few solo shows in Kansas City and Springfield Missouri, Omaha, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach before playing the 2013 Houston Rodeo and joining Kenny Chesney on a few dates of the No Shows Nation Tour.
10. Justin Bieber
After several weeks of being nowhere to be found, Justin Bieber returns to the Top 10 this week. This is no doubt in response to his appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend. TheBiebs will be touring Europe of the next couple of months before returning to the states on June 22nd for his sold out show in San Diego.
This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from Tickifieds.com and organic traffic from search engines. Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.