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1D Maintains Momentum in 2013 – Tickifieds Top 10

OneDirection-2013-TourHappy New Year!  Although this time of year is typically one of the slowest in the event ticket industry, several events this week are keeping sales going relatively strong.  Top on the list this week are none other than 1 Direction and Taylor Swift.  This battle that surfaced last fall has continued into 2013 and is showing no signs of slowing down.

The first week of 2013 was also good for sports.  The NFL playoffs got underway this past weekend and fans are eager to buy up any tickets floating around in the secondary ticket market.  With college football ending tonight, fans are also interested in college basketball tickets.  High on the list include conference tournaments in addition to the 2013 Final Four.

Last and certainly not least, this week we also find the ever popular Houston Rodeo make the list for the first (but likely not the last) time.  With a powerhouse lineup of some of the most popular country and pop performers, this event will be HUGE.  If you haven’t been on top of this event from a marketing prospective you really need to jump on this now.

Here are the rest of this week’s top 10…

Top Events Week 1, 2013

1.  One Direction

One Direction has picking up right where we left them in 2012… at #1.  These young blokes  are taking the nation by storm and they only seem to be growing in popularity.  Whatever happened to Justin Bieber?

2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift continues to attract a lot of attention for her upcoming 2013 Red Tour.  While she hasn’t been able to surpass One Direction this far she has shown that she isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

3.  Baltimore Ravens

Ray Lewis recently announced that he is retiring at the end of the season.  That means it might be the last hurrah for the Baltimore Ravens.  This weekend they will head into Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

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Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – Justin Bieber Challenges 1D

2012 Justin Bieber TicketsThanks to some much needed rest and relaxation over memorial day weekend we got a little behind keeping you all informed about the hottest events in the event ticket industry.  So we won’t waste your time talking about how One Direction has once again dominated the Tickifieds list of most search terms.  Or how this week we welcomed a new challenger (aka Justin Bieber) who could possibly unseat 1D as the  hottest ticket on Tickifieds.com.   We’ll just get to the list and let you make you own conclusions…

Just read the rest of the top 10.

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches

1.  One Direction

The British boy band wonders show no signs of slowing down.  With school about to break for summer expect the tweeners to be busy trying to pry credit cards from their parents hands.

2. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber recently announced his 2012-2013 “Believe Tour” and pre-sale tickets went on sale last weekend.  Tickets to the tour officially go on sale on Friday and Saturday and we suspect that the “Biebs” will supplant 1D as the hottest ticket.

3. Katt Fest

Oklahoma City’s Katt Fest came out of nowhere to come in at #3 this week.   With an impressive lineup that includes Hinder, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, POD, Red, Crossfade and Drive A it’s not that much of a surprise.

4.  Los Angeles Kings

No that the Lakers and Clippers have been eliminated, sports fans in Los Angeles are finally catching on to the LA Kings.

5.  Brazil Soccer

Soccer seems to really be catching on in the US and fans are excited to see one of the best clubs in the world play live in person.  Brazil will face Argentina in New Jersey on 6/9, the USA on 5/30 in Washington DC, and Mexico in Dallas on 6/3.

6.  CMA Music Festival

Nashville will be the Mecca of country music this June as Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Glen Campbell, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Mavericks, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, and so many others will be playing the 2012 CMA Festival.

7.  Ringling Brothers Circus

The kids are about to be out of school for the summer and what better way to spend family time than at the Circus.

8.  American Idol Tour

Season 11 of American Idol may be over but fans are still eager to see their favorite contestants live in concert.  The tour will feature the Top 10 including Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine.

9.  Carrie Underwood

The reigning queen of country music recently announced her 2012-2013 Blown Away Tour and ticket demand has been strong and steady.  Tickets officially went on sale last week so expect demand to continue to build as the tour goes on.

10. Miami Heat

After being down 1-2 to the Indiana Pacers, Lebron James and Dwayne Wade have seemed to get the ship righted just in time for the Eastern Conference Finals.  Fans in Miami still suck but at least they are filling American Airlines Arena.

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.

 

Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – One Direction Back on Top

One Direction Tour is #1After just 1 week sitting at #2 on the weekly Tickifieds.com Top 10 Weekly Searches, One Direction (1D) has reclaimed the top spot.  We would go into detail as to why One Direction is dominating the event ticket industry right but we have been there and done that.  What is more intriguing this week is the return of sports to the list.  It’s not all that surprising as both the NBA and NHL playoff are heating up significantly (no pun intended).  Last week the NBA playoffs suffered a big blow as Derek Rose and the major market Chicago Bulls fell to the Philadelphia 76ers.  Many fans thought that meant the Miami Heat had an easy and uninteresting path to the NBA Finals.  However, Lebron Jame and Dwayne Wade lost their partner in crime Chris Bosh to an injury.  Following the loss of Bosh the Heat have lost 2 in a row to the #3 seeded Indiana Pacers.  The series between the Heat and Pacers has been getting testy and, as a result, both the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are this week’s #2 and #3 search terms this week.

Also making the top ten this week are the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led team is up 3-1 on the Lakers and looks like they will be facing the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Western Conference Finals.  Playoff hockey is also generating quite a bit of fan interest as the LA Kings come in at #4 and the NY Rangers #8.    The Kings are up 3-0 on the Phoenix Coyotes and will look advance to the Stanley Cup Finals with another win on Sunday.  The Rangers are currently up 2-1 and will be in New Jersey for game 4 on Monday, and at Madison Square Garden for game 5 on Wednesday.  Here is the rest of the top 10.

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches

1.  One Direction

The British Boy Band invasion continues as One Direction reclaims the top spot on the Tickifieds search results.  1D fans are still scrambling to find tickets to these sold out show with prized meet and greet tickets demanding top dollar.

2.  Miami Heat

There always seems to be drama in Miami Heat locker room.  Chris Bosh is out and Dwayne Wade continues to act like a child and the Heat find themselves down 1-2 against the superstar-less Indiana Pacers.  The Heat maybe the most polarizing team in professional sports and it is reflected in ticket interest.

3.  Indiana Pacers

Not many gave the Indiana Pacers a chance to even win a game against the Heat let alone have a chance to get past them and go to the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals.  Pacer fans are starting to believe and fan in Indianapolis would love to be there when the Heat go down.

4.  Los Angeles Kings

The LA Kings came out of nowhere and have dominated the NHL Western Conference.  The Kings are up 3-0 and look like a lock to make the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.  Not bad for a #8 seed no one thought would make it out of the first round.

5.  Mexico vs Brasil Soccer

International friendly soccer matches are garnering a lot of attention this year as soccer is starting to gain traction in the US.  The match between Mexico and Brasil is one of the biggest.

6.  Avicii

Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, is apparently taking the US by storm.  The Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer is hot right as indicated by his numerous sold out shows throught the country.

7.  Oklahoma City Thunder

With the Heat not looking like the team James and Wade proclaimated would win not two, three, four, but 7 NBA Championship, the door is wide open for the Thunder.  While OKC is not a major market sports city, fans are still selling out the stadium.

8.  New York Rangers

New Yorkers love their sports and the Rangers are perhaps the best team in the city.  The Rangers are currently up 2-1 in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals and are just 2 games away from the Stanley Cup Finals.

9.  American Idol

With American Idol down to the final 2 contestants (Phil Philips and Jessica Sanchez), fans are gearing up for the live tour.  Although tickets are still available in many cities, premium seats are long gone.

10.  LSU Football

For sports fans not into the NBA, NHL, or MLB, college football is just a few short months away.  The LSU Tigers are expected to once again compete for a national title despite losing half the team to the NFL in this years draft.  Tickets are already available on a limited basis.

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.