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Top Events of 2012

Top Events of 2012Happy new year!! It’s that time of year where we reflect upon the past year and start looking toward the future.  Confucius once said, “Study the past if you wish to define the future….”.  With that in mind we will look at some of the top ticketed events in 2012 and analyze what it means for 2013.  If 2013 is anything like 2012 be sure to start marketing top pop and country performers and be on the look out for growing segments of the like electronic/techno music and international soccer.  Also don’t forget about popular, yet under-marketed sports like NASCAR.

Top Events of 2012

1.  One Direction

There is no denying the fact that One Direction dominated the event ticket market in 2012.  In 2013 expect that trend to continue as their 2013 tour is sold out across the world.  That means that fans will be looking to the secondary ticket market to secure tickets to their concerts.  Although selling One Direction tickets is extremely competitive, you can make inroads by focusing on niche tickets (e.g. front row, meet and greet, VIP, etc.).

2.  International Soccer

We had to lump a few events here to have these international soccer matches come in at number 2 but there is no denying that soccer is growing as a sport in the U.S.  2012 saw a lot of matches between some of the most popular soccer clubs in the world and several MLS teams.  In 2013 keep your eye out for these international friendlies featuring teams like FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Chelsea, Liverpool, as well as the US, Mexico, and Canadian National Teams.

3. Electronic Music

Another fast growing segment of the event ticket industry is electronic or techno music.  It was a really good year for artists such as Skrillex, Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Amon Tobin, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Girl Talk, Bassnectar, DJ Tiesto and Pretty Lights.  Look out for performances by any of these artists in 2013 including some of the popular electronic music festivals.

4. Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson’s 2012 Stronger Tour was a smashing success.  While Kelly has not announced any major tour plans for 2013 she will be playing with Jason Aldean at his special Wrigley Field concert.  If Ms. Clarkson’s popularity has taught us anything it’s that performers who can bridge genres (country and pop in particular) seem to do extremely well.  As such we expect Taylor Swift to have a huge 2013.

5.  Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean is one of the hottest country music performers around right now.  He had a fantastic 2012 that began with the tail leg of his 2012 My Kinda Party Tour and ended with the announcement of his 2013 Night Train Tour.  2013 should be another big year for Mr. Aldean as his solo stadium tours including a show at Fenway Park have already sold out.

6. NASCAR

It’s no secret that NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the US.  However, most event ticket marketers ignore that sport for some reason.  The sport should continue to grow in 2013- especially the Sprint Cup Series.  Some of the more popular races include the Daytona 500, Food City 500, Samsung 500, Sprint Showdown and All-Star Race XXVIII, Coca-Cola 600, Bank of America 500, Brickyard 400 and the AAA Texas 500.

7.  Taylor Swift

What is remarkable about Taylor Swift’s appearance at #7 is that she was only relevant for the last few months of the year following the announcement of her 2013 Red Tour.  Taylor Swift’s popularity across multiple genres and age groups gives her a shot at challenging One Direction for the top spot in 2013.

8.  Eric Chruch

Country music’s Eric Church saw his star climb to new heights in 2012 with his solo Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour. 2013 should be just as good as Eric Church will continue his solo tour through february before joining Kenny Chesney on his No Shoes Nation Tour.  Country music appears to be here to stay so be sure to be on the lookout for the next big thing.

9.  Notre Dame Football

While college football is always a steady performer, usually a team comes from no where to capture the attention of the nation.  This year it was Notre Dame who came out of nowhere to become the #1 team in the Nation and earn a trip to the BCS Championship game.  For 2013 keep an eye out for Texas A&M as freshman Heisman Trophy winner Johnny “Football” Manziel will be getting them lots of national attention.

10.  Justin Bieber 

Justin Bieber coming in at #10 is a bit of a surprise.  While just making the top ten is an achievement, many expected the Biebs to performer better.   It just goes to show you how quickly a pop-star can fade and be replaced- especially the young ones.  A lesson for 2013…jump on the next teen pop sensation early!

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.

2012 Austin City Limits Festival Schedule and Guide

Austin City Limits Festival 2012

See the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, Florence of the Machine, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, The Afghan Whigs, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Gotye, and lots more at the 2012 ACL Festival!

The Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) is one of the biggest and best concert events every year.  2012 is will be no different as they once again have lined up some of the top musical talent in the world to play over 3 days on 8 stages.  Some highlight of the festival include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, Florence of the Machine, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, The Afghan Whigs, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Gotye, AVICII, Umphrey’s McGee, BASSNECTAR, and the Avett Brothers.  No matter what your musical tastes are, there is someting for everyone!

However, if you are planning to attend the festival it can be a pretty daunting task trying to determine what acts will be playing where and when.  That is why we have decided to put together a quick and easy schedule to help plan your ultimate festival experience.  While you can easily find the schedule over at the official Austin City Limits website, we thought their format was bulky and not easy to grab for you personal use.

So feel free to copy, print, or email the schedule below to help plan your weekend.  If you still need tickets be sure to check out our Texas Concert Ticket Classifieds!

Austin City Limits Friday October 12th, 2012

AMD Honda Austin Kiddie Limits
Asleep at the Wheel (12:30) The Wombats (11:45) Hullabaloo (11:30)
Delta Spirit (2:15) First Aid Kit (1:15) Rocknoceros (12:30)
The Afghan Whigs (4:15) Ben Howard (3:15) Big Don (1:30)
Weezer (6:15) A-Trak (5:15) Orange Sherbet (2:30)
AVICII (8:15) Thievery Corporation (7:15) Special Guest (3:15)
Ralph’s World (3:30)
Austin Ventures BMI Zilker Stage
Infantree (11:20) Megan McCormick (11:15) Stapletones (12:00 )
Quiet Corral (12:20) Colorfeels (12:30) Shields of Faith (1:30)
River City Extension (1:20) Justin Jones (2:30) The Relatives (3:00)
LP (2:30) Kenny Vaughan Trio (4:30) Lance Herbstrong (4:30)
Jovanotti (3:45) Patterson Hood (6:30) The Soul Rebels (6:00)
Trampled by Turtles (5:00) Umphrey’s McGee (7:30)
Black Lips (6:15)
M. Ward (7:30)
Barton Springs Bud Light
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister (11:45) Los Campesinos! (12:30)
Patrick Watson (1:30) The War On Drugs (2:30)
Esperanza Spalding (3:30) Tegan and Sara (4:30 )
Alabama Shakes (5:30) Florence + The Machine (6:30)
M83 (7:30) The Black Keys (8:30)

Austin City Limits Saturday October 13th, 2012

AMD Honda Austin Kiddie Limits
Dev(12:30) Caveman (11:45) Rocknoceros (11:30)
The Whigs (2:00) Zola Jesus (1:15) Jambo (12:30)
Metric (4:00) Big K.R.I.T. (3:00) Orange Sherbet (1:30 )
The Shins (6:00) Big Gigantic (5:00) Hullabaloo (2:30)
Jack White (8:00) BASSNECTAR (7:00) Special Guest (3:15)
Austin Ventures BMI Zilker Stage
Quiet Company (11:15) Nikki Lane (11:15) Disciples of Joy (11:30)
Wild Child (12:00) Native Run (12:30) The Baylor Choir (1:00)
Wheeler Brothers (1:00) Gardens & Villa (2:00) Sonámbulo (2:20)
Dry the River (2:00) Space Capone (4:00) La Vida Bohéme (4:00)
Father John Misty (3:15) Kishi Bashi (6:00) Lee Fields & The Expressions (5:30)
Michael Kiwanuka (4:30) Antibalas (7:00)
Punch Brothers (5:45)
Steve Earle (7:00)
Barton Springs Bud Light
The Deep Dark Woods (11:45) Civil Twilight (12:30)
Bombay Bicycle Club (1:15) Rufus Wainwright (2:00)
Oberhofer (3:00) Andrew Bird (4:00)
Band of Skulls (5:00) The Roots (6:00)
Gotye (7:00)  Neil Young and Crazy Horse (8:00)

Austin City Limits Sunday October 14th, 2012

AMD Honda Austin Kiddie Limits
The Boxer Rebellion (12:15) The Features (11:30) Big Don (11:30)
Gary Clark Jr. (2:15) Freelance Whales (1:15) Jambo (12:30)
The Civil Wars (4:15) POLICA (3:15) The Q Brothers (1:30)
The Avett Brothers (6:15) Die Antwoord (5:15) The School of Rock (2:30)
Crystal Castles (7:30) Peter DiStefano & Tor (3:15)
Special Guest (3:50)
Ralph’s World (4:05)
Austin Ventures BMI Zilker Stage
The Eastern Sea (11:20) Noah Gundersen (11:05) G.S.T. (11:45)
Kopecky Family Band (12:20) Royal Teeth (12:15) The Mighty Sincere Voices (1:15)
Moon Duo (1:20) Lera Lynn (2:15) The Aaron Ivey Band (2:45)
The Devil Makes Three (2:30) The Dunwells (4:15) Thundercat (4:15)
Bad Books (3:45) Willis Earl Beal (6:15) Ruthie Foster (5:45)
The Lumineers (5:00) Barrington Levy (7:15)
Old 97’s (6:15)
Randy Rogers Band (7:30)
Barton Springs Bud Light
Alt-J (11:30) Kimbra (12:15)
Stars (1:15) NEEDTOBREATHE (2:15)
Tennis (3:15) Two Door Cinema Club (4:15)
The Weeknd (5:15) Iggy & The Stooges (6:15)
Childish Gambino (7:15) Red Hot Chili Peppers (8:15)

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.

Hot Events This Weekend (April 27-29, 2012)

It’s been a while since we took a look at the hot event taking place during the upcoming weekend.  If you missed this regular feature, you’re in luck this week.  This weekend’s hottest event is the 2012 SweetLife Festival that will be taking place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland on Saturday April 28th.  The 2012 lineup includes some of the biggest names in music including Avicii, Kid Cudi, The Shins, Explosions in the Sky, Fitz and the Tantrums, ASAP Rocky, Fun, and many more.

Top 10 Events This Weekend (April 27th-29th, 2012)

1. 2012 Sweetlife Festival 4/28/2012 Columbia, MD

Dance and electronic music is getting big as indicated by the Sweetlife Festival coming in at the #1 event this weekend!

2.  Florence and the Machine 4/27/2012 Minneapolis, MN

It’s been a good year to be Flo.  Florence and the Machine continues to sell out shows across the nation with their 2012 tour.

3.  Coldplay 4/27/2012 San Jose, CA

Coldplay was one of the biggest concert announcements of 2012.  While the hype has toned down considerably, interest in seeing Coldplay continues to be strong.

4.  Phil Vassar 4/27/2012 Chicago, IL

Country music these days seems to be dominated by the likes of Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Eric Chursh and the Zac Brown Band.  Phil Vassar is widely known as a songwriter but has quickly developed a following of his own following the release of his 2000 solo album Phil Vassar.

5.  Tom Petty 4/29/2012 Alpharetta, GA

Classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are still going strong and sell out show across the country with their 2012 tour.  Their show at Encore Park is no exception as fans are scrambling to secure last minute tickets

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Tickifieds.com Top Ticket Searches (3/2 to 3/4/2012)

Well the weekend is about over and I hope that all our loyal readers feel much more refreshed than I do.  It was an extremely busy weekend over here as we have been slaving away working on a new project – Event Bark.  Event Bark is a local event and entertainment guide where users can list local events.  While you may think that sounds a lot like Tickifieds it is actually quite different.  Although you can list event tickets for sale, Event Bark is much more focused on local and community events.  So, in addition to the normal concert, theater, and sporting events users can list thinks like garage sales, benefits and fundraisers, If you have a few minutes I encourage you to check it out and let us know what you think.  It has some really cool features such as integrated maps where you can view local events.  Any feedback would be appreciated as the site is still in beta.

Now, that the Event Bark pitch is out of the way, let’s take a look at what was hot over the weekend terms of ticket searches.  Top this weekend was swedish DJ Avicii who has 2 sold out shows in Kingston, RI and Amherst, MA in April.  It seems club music is here to stay with the popularity of Avicii, Bassnectar, and Skrillex.  Who knew?  Also ranking well this weekend are college basketball with conference tournament on the schedule for the upcoming week and international soccer.  The US and Mexico have scheduled several “Friendlies” leading up to the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying matches that seem to be extremely popular.  So here are the Top 25 Tickets searches this weekend…

Top 25 Ticket Searches (3/2/2012 to 3/4/2012)

  1. Avicii
  2. Big East Basketball Tournament
  3. Madea Gets A Job
  4. USA vs Antigua Soccer
  5. Florence and the Machine
  6. NCAA Tournament
  7. Young the Giant
  8. Eric Church
  9. Big 10 Basketball Tournament
  10. Mexico vs Senegal
  11. Eddie Vedder
  12. ACC Basketball Tournament
  13. USA vs Scotland Soccer
  14. The Naked and Famous
  15. Zac Brown Band
  16. USA vs Brazil Soccer
  17. Kelly Clarkson
  18. Kenny Rogers
  19. The Kooks
  20. Cody Simpson
  21. Madonna
  22. Jason Aldean
  23. Brazil vs Argentina Soccer
  24. Big 12 Basketball Tournament
  25. SEC Basketball Tournament

If you are looking for tickets to see any of the above performers be sure to check out the ticket listings at Tickifieds.com!