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Top Events Week 7, 2012

Duke Basketball TicketsNow that the Superbowl is over (are you happy the Giants won??  Poor Tom Brady.  Thwarted by Eli Manning AGAIN) We’ve entered that time of year when there’s not really a ton going on in the world of sports.  Sure there’s basketball and hockey, but playoffs for the NBA and NHL are still months away and March Madness doesn’t start for another month.

Clearly the most exciting game on the horizon is the North Carolina vs. Duke basketball game, which always draws huge attention due to their fierce rivalry.

So, here’s your hodge podge top events for the upcoming week:

Top Events 2012 Week 7 (2/6/2012 to 2/13/2012)

1. North Carolina vs. Duke Basketball 2/08/2012 Chapel Hill, NC 

According to a 200 poll conducted by ESPN, this is considered to be the fiercest rivalry in all of sports.  That’s a pretty epic statement.  The intensity is mostly attributed to the two schools close proximity.    Once again the No.5 Duke and No.6 UNC are fighting for first place in the ACC.

2.) Rascal Flatts 2/11/2012 Verizon Arena, Little Rock, AR

This is their 2012 Winter Tour named “Thaw Out”.  This tour includes special guest Sara Evans and opener Hunter Hayes.  This summer Rascal Flatts will participates in the Summer American Band Tour with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge.

3.) Rascal Flatts 2/10/2012 BJCC Arena Birmingham, AL

Rascal Flatts is huge in the South.  Birmingham is always a top destination for country music.

4.) Monster Jam 2/11/2012 Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL

For those unfamiliar, The tour begins in the late winter each year and ends in March with the World finals in Las Vegas every year.  For the past two years, Grave Digger and Maximum Destruction have dominated the event.

5.) AMA Supercross 2/11/2012 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA

Tons of great seats are still available for the San Diego event.  A main difference between motocross and Supercross is that  supercross tracks are more technical, not as fast as motocross but have a much higher difficulty level, further adding to the injury risk factor and subsequent enthusiastic audience.
6.) Barry Manilow 2/11/2012 Radio City Music Hall New York City, NY

Mr. Manilow is taking to the road to promote his new album “Playlist: The Very Best of Barry Manilow”.  He is known for his lively and personal concert experience.

7.) George Strait, 2/10/2012 Gwinnett Center Duluth, GA

George is promoting his new album “Here for a Good Time.”   Really good tickets are still available for his Duluth show.

8.) Wilco 2/8/2012 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

The Chicago alt rock band while not popular in the mainstream sense, certainly has a huge cult following.  Their most recent album, “The Whole Love”, was released on September 27th, 2011.

9.) Monster Jam 2/12/2012 Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL

At Monster jam shows, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition – Racing and all the best of Freestyle.

10.) Sleeping Beauty 2/6/2012 McCallum Theatre Palm Desert, CA

The Moscow Festival Ballet’s rendition of the classic, Sleeping Beauty, is sure to be timeless and beautiful.

This top 10 list is compiled from data from our partner website Tickifieds.  Events are ranked by using a combination of page views, search queries, and unique visitors.

 

Romantic Valentine’s Day Performers

So, it’s Valentine’s Day.  Let’s celebrate the day with yet another list.  Who doesn’t love a good list?  My criteria for my lists are that they must be living AND performing now (hey, it’s my list, I can make whatever criteria I want).  I’m going to make two very distinctive lists.  The first list, being the top (in my opinion) romantic and heartwarming singers.  The other list, is for those of you celebrating “singles awareness day” and there for is hard, dark and heavy.  The lists are in no particular order.

 Top 10 romantic singers/performers  touring:

1.)    Celine Dion – Of course she’s on this list.  Every time you think about a large ship, you probably have “My Heart Will Go On” on repeat inside your head.  Luckily for everyone, she’s still on tour in Vegas.

2.)    Taylor Swift – So sure, sweet and good.  She’s every guys dream girl and every girl’s best friend.  She understands the female angst and sings all about it, but manages to make it sound sweet.

3.)    Bryan Adams – How many great love songs did this guy do?  His two most popular were probably “Have you Ever Really Loved a Woman” and “(Everything I do) I do it for you”.

4.)    Barry Manilow – Mr. Romantic songs himself!   With songs like “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You”, and “Could it Be Magic?” he’s an obvious choice for this list.

5.)    Rod Stewart – With his career in its fifth decade, Mr. Stewart has been exceptionally popular with the ladies ever since.  Hehas sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the bestselling artists of all time.  He’s touring with another romantic artist, Ms. Stevie Nicks.

6.)    Enrique Iglesias- Yum.  Regardless of the fact that he makes good music or not, he is exceptionally attractive.  His latest album with his Latin styling is sure to woo the ladies once again.

7.)    Justin Bieber – Ah, the Bieb.  That hair!  That smile!  The ‘tweeners  just love him, and the rest of the world does too for that matter.

8.)    Harry Connick, Jr.  – He acts, he sings, he composes.  He has enough personality to fill an entire auditorium.  He makes the ladies swoon.  Gentlemen, you should take note of this man.

9.)    Rascal Flatts – Their country songs nearly all explode with love and affection for their family and friends.  You can’t listen to any of their songs and not have warm fuzzies.  They also Thave raised and donated millions of dollars to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  How can you not love that?

10.) Rush – They’re just REALLY good.  I can’t think of one guy I know that doesn’t have a “man crush” on them.

 

 

Top 10 least romantic singers/performers touring:

1.)    Apocalyptica– Yea, heavy, rock grunge music doesn’t exactly convey that loving feeling.

2.)    Lil’ Wayne – Maybe it’s just me, but I find all his tattoos to be especially offputting.  Or maybe it’s the grill….

3.)    Kid Rock – Granted, he might be slowly turning the corner from his former darker, drug and booze filled rap days, but he’s still not universally appealing on a first date.

4.)    Lewis Black – I’m surprised that man hasn’t had a heart attack yet!  He is a ball of rage!  Avoid, avoid, avoid when you want a nice romantic evening.

5.)    Social Distortion – Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Social D, but punk and romance don’t go together unless you’re Avril Lavigne.

6.)    K$sha – Someone give that girl a bath!   Her club/techno music is not good for snuggling.

7.)    Widespread Panic –  Jam Band.  You’d sooner have an urge for some munchies before looking for love at one of WP’s shows.

8.)    Dispatch – Hard Rock =/= Romance.  Sorry, it’s true.

9.)    Barney Live In Concert - Birthday Bash! – Giant Purple Dinosaur with a Baby Voice.  Need I say more?

10.) Trey Anastasio from Phish. – Pleas see description for WP.

What are some of your favorite romantic or polar opposite of romantic musicians/peformers??