We’re back with the Tickifieds Top 10 after a bit of a break. At lot has changed since our last post but one thing remains the same – One Direction tickets are still the most in demand ticket in North America. However, we may have a new challenger on our hands in Emblem3. If you are not a fan of the reality show the “X Factor” you may have no idea who they are. However, if you are an event ticket marketer, it is time to start paying attention. Like One Direction, they did not win X Factor but have developed a large following due to exposure from the show. The group is comprised of 3 talented young men from California (Wes Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick). Although the are looking to follow in the footsteps of One Direction, don’t call them a “Boy Band”. These guys create original music and play their own instruments. Their sound is a fusion of alternative rock, ska, reggae and even a little rap- reminds me a little of a young Sublime.
See Emblem3 doing their original song “Sunset Boulevard” during the X Factor auditions below.
Top Events Week 9, 2013
1. One Direction
One Direction is still king of event tickets but a brand new challenger has come to the forefront – Emblem3. How much longer can ID continue to dominate the event ticket market?
Former X Factor finalists Emblem3 were recently signed by Simon Cowel’s record label Columbia Records. Wes Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick. They recently announced a series of concerts and ticket demand has been exceptional. Upcoming shows include 3/3 San Diego, 3/20 Philadelphia, 3/22 New York, 3/23 Freehold NJ, 3/24 Boston, and two shows in Chicago on 3/26 and 3/27. If these early shows are any indication we may be looking at the next big thing!
3. Big 10 Basketball Tournament
The Big 10 is back in a big way this year as evidenced by 6 teams ranked in the top 25 (Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. The 2013 Tournament will take place at the United Center in Chicago from March 14th through March 17th, 2013.
4. World Baseball Classic
The 2013 World Baseball Classic has not been generating a whole lot of buzz in the ticket industry. Nonetheless, tickets for the World Baseball Classic is one of the most popular ticket search terms. Games involving Team USA are particularly popular. Those include USA vs Mexico on 3/8, USA vs Italy on 3/9, and USA vs Canada on 3/10.
5. Legends of the Summer: Justin Timberlake and Jay Z
One of the most anticipated concert announcements of the years was Justin Timberlake teaming up with hiphop mogul Jay Z. Their 2013 Legends of the Summer Tour will hit 12 cities including New York, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Hershey, Pasadena, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Toronto, Baltimore and Detroit.
6. Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks are on a historic run not having lost in regulation yet this season. The Blackhawks have gone 21 straight games without a regulation loss and sit with an impressive 18-0-3 record. Hawks fans are certainly excited about history being made at the United Center.
7. Bruno Mars
Pop superstar Bruno Mars will be spending a good portion of the summer out on tour. He will kick off the year will a performance at the 2013 Houston Rodeo. His 2013 Moonshine Jungle World Tour will officially begin with a sold out show at the Verizon Center in D.C. on 6/22 and will conclude in Miami on 8/30.
8. Big East Basketball Tournament
Although the Big East is not as dominant as the Big Ten this year, teams like Georgetown, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Louisville, Marquette, and Pittsburgh are all contenders for the title. The 2013 Big East Tournament will take place at Madison Square Garden.
90′s grunge rockers Soundgarden are back and will be hitting the road on 2013. In addition to solo shows throughout the country, Soundgarden will be playing the Carolina Rebellion, a Mayday Event in Indiana and the 2013 MMRBQ.
10. NCAA Tournament
Selection Sunday is almost here and that means fans are already looking to secure tickets to one of the biggest events of the year – the NCAA Tournament. Tickifieds already have many NCAA Tournament Tickets available for purchase at our NCAA classifieds.
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.