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Let the Madness Begin – Tickifieds Top 10

2013 Big 10 Tournament

The Indiana Hoosiers will look to defend their Big 10 Championship with the tournament crown at the United Center in Chicago from 3/14 to 3/17/2013.

Well, it looks like Emblem3’s challenge to One Direction was a bit premature.  After surging last week to #2 in the Tickifieds Top 10, Emblem3 drops all the way down to #10.  Although interest in Emblem3 concert tickets has died down to some degree, keep in mind the California boys currently only have 6 shows on the schedule (Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Boston and 2 shows in Chicago).  If they end up adding more shows the could still put up a fight.  Until then, consider 1D the current kings.

Aside from the boy band drama, this week is dominated by college basketball.  Not only do we have NCAA Tournament games near the top, the college basketball tournament games are also drawing a lot of ticket interest.  In particular, the Big 10 Tournament is really raking in the visitors as all tournament games at the United Center in Chicago are sold out. Also making the list this week is the Big East, SEC and ACC Basketball Tournaments.

Top Events Week 9 (3/4/2013 to 3/11/2013)

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?

2. Big 10 Basketball Tournament

The Big 10 is as strong as ever this year and fans are excited about this year’s tournament.  Games begin on Thursday with Session 1 and Session 2.  Session 1 will feature Illinois vs Minnesota and Michigan vs Penn State while Session 2 will feature Purdue vs Nebraska and Iowa vs Northwestern.  The #3 Indiana Hoosiers were the regular season champs and will look to win the tourney as well.

3.  NCAA Tournament

Although Selection Sunday will not take place until 3/17/2013, many fans are already scouting the secondary ticket market for deals on NCAA Tournament tickets.  Expect demand to sky rocket once the seeds are announced.

4.  ACC Basketball Tournament

The ACC might be a bit down this year but that will just add to the drama of the 2013 ACC Basketball Tournament.  The Miami Hurricanes nailed down the #1 seed, with Duke #2, North Carolina #3 and Virginia #4.  The Tourney will begin with Session 1 and Session 2 beginning on Thursday 3/14/2013

5.  Jimmy Buffett

Spring must be in the air as that could be the only explanation as to why the king of the summer outdoor concert makes the list in mid-March.  Popular shows thus far include 4/30 Lakewood AmphitheaterJones Beach 8/20 and 8/24 at Alpine Valley.

6.  Dave Matthews Band

Another band that is synonymous with outdoor venues in the summer, DMB comes in at #6 this week.  Popular 2013 Dave Matthews Band shows include 5/17 Woodlands Pavilion, Alpine Valley on 7/5 and 7/12 at Riverbend Amphitheater with OAR!

7.  Big East Basketball Tournament

The last year of the Big East as we know has fans eager to be there for the 2013 Tournament.  The tournament will be held at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday 3/12 with Session 1 (South Florida vs. Seton Hall and DePaul vs. Rutgers) and Session 2 (Cincinnati vs. Providence and Syracuase).

8.  SEC Basketball Tournament

The SEC is traditionally a football conference but the Kentucky Wildcats have always kept the conference in the National spotlight.  This year the Wildcats are rebuilding lost out to the Florida Gators for the conference regular season championship.  The 2013 SEC Tournament will begin on 3/13 and will continue through Sunday 3/17 in Nashville.

9.  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Rocker Tom Petty recently announced plans to tour the US  with the Heartbreakers following extended stints in Los Angeles and New York.  Popular shows include 6/20 in Pittsburgh, 6/28 in Milwaukee (Summerfest) and 6/29 at Target Field.

10.  Emblem3

Although the boys from Emblem3 dropped 8 spots to #10 this week, the addition of more shows could spark more interest down the line.   While who knows what the future holds, be sure to keep an eye on these guys! The 2013 Tour includes shows in Philadelphia, New York,  Freehold NJ, Boston, and two shows in Chicago.

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.

Emblem3 to Challenge 1D? – Tickifieds Top 10

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Can Emblem3 take down One Direction? Chime in and let us know!

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?

2.  Emblem3

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.

9.  Soundgarden

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.

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!