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Final 4 and MLB Opening Day Draws Heavy Interest – Tickifieds Top 10

2013-final-four-logoIt should come as no surprise that this week we once again find the NCAA Tournament atop our Top 10 list of events.  The NCAA Tournament, and in particular the Final Four, is one of the most watched events in the country.  It’s been a pretty incredible tournament so far with plenty of upsets including the #9 seeded Wichita State Shockers advancing along with #4 seeds Michigan and Syracuse and the #1 overall seeded Louisville Cardinals.  The Georgia Dome will surely be rocking when the Final Four begins on Satruday (4/6/2013).

Other than the impressive numbers from the NCAA Tournament, notable inclusions on this week’s list are the multiple MLB teams.  With the 2013 MLB opening day today, interest in baseball tickets has certainly spiked.  Of the top 10 events this week, 5 are from the world of baseball.

Top Events Week 12 (3/25/2013 to 4/1/2013)

1.  NCAA Tournament Final Four

The NCAA Tournament Final Four field is set with top seeded Louisville joined by Wichita State Shockers (#9), Michigan Wolverines (#4)  and Syracuse Orange (#4).  Significant traffic is flowing in from fans looking for tickets to the semi-finals and championship game.  As such, full session passes are a popular item.

2.  One Direction

One Direction keeps chugging along as a major force in the event ticket industry. As soon as the NCAA Tournament is over, expect 1D to resume their reign as the top event at Tickifieds.com

3.  Chicago Cubs

The baseball season is underway and despite the fact that the Cubs are coming off a 100 loss season, fans are still looking to enjoy summertime fun at the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field.

4.  John Mayer

John Mayer will be spending the summer alongside former American Idol winner Philip Phillips.  Ticket demand has been surprisingly strong especially for shows in Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater), Colorado (Red Rocks Amphitheater) and Milwaukee (SummerFest).

5.  New York Yankees

It could be a looooong year for Yankees fans as age and injuries are really starting to catch up to them.  If the Yankees can stay in the race for the AL East title at least fans know that ownership will continue to open up their wallets!

6.  Washington Nationals

After a disappointing conclusion to the 2012 season, Nationals fans are looking forward to a full year with pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg and young slugger Bryce Harper.  The future is very bright for this team!

7.  Pitbull and Kesha

Hip hop mogul Pitbull is teaming up with ke$ha on their 2013 Tour.  This party duo is sure to draw strong interest from their legions of dedicated fans- especially for those hard to get Meet and Greet Passes.  Popular shows thus far are Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater), Holmdel (PNC Bank Arts Center) and, surprisingly, Albuquerque (Hard Rock Pavilion).

8.  Kansas City Royals

A bit of surprise here but fans are excited about the KC Royals chances this year. While they may not have the talent of the Detroit Tigers, they Royals have quietly assembled themselves a nice team that should be in contention for at least a wildcard spot.

9.  Boston Red Sox

Much like the Yankees and Cubs,  Boston Red Sox fans aren’t overly optimistic about their chances this year but that doesn’t seem to stop them from going to games.

10.  Big Time Rush

Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush (aka BTR) will be heading out on tour this summer with emerging pop star Victoria Justice on the 2013 “Summer Break Tour.”  The tour announcement came just a few short days ago so expect these guys to creep up the ranking next week.

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 Milwaukee Summerfest Lineup and Preview

SummerFest 2012Springtime means it’s officially the start of spring and summer outdoor music festival season.  As such, it’s appropriate that we take a look at “The World’s Largest Music Festival” otherwise known as the Milwaukee Summerfest.  In 2012, Milwaukee will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Summerfest will another killer lineup of concerts from over 700 bands on 10 stages, over 11 days.  Summerfest will take place from June 27th through July 8th at Henry Maier Festival Park along the Lake Michigan shoreline near downtown Milwaukee.  In this post we will provide you with a schedule of performers for each day of Summerfest for the 5 main stages.  Feel free to print this out as your guide to all the festivities!

SummerFest Wednesday June 27th, 2012

SummerFest Thursday June 28th, 2012

  • Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, and Josh Thompson (Miller Lite Oasis)
  • Ben Folds Five (BMO Harris Pavilion)
  • Eric Benet (Briggs & Strattion Big Backyard)
  • The Promise Ring (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)

SummerFest Friday June 29th, 2012

  • Train and Kelly Clarkson (Marcus Amphitheater)
  • Jimmy Cliff (Miller Lite Oasis)
  • Kellie Pickler (BMO Harris Pavilion)
  • Cowboy Mouth (Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage)

SummerFest Saturday June 30th, 2012

SummerFest Sunday July 1st, 2012

  • The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary (Marcus Amphitheater)
  • Robyn (Miller Lite Oasis)
  • Chicago (BMO Harris Pavilion)
  • The Head and the Heart, Mayer Hawthorne (Briggs & Strattion Big Backyard)
  • Brantley Gilbert (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
  • Trampled By Turtles (Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage)

SummerFest Tuesday July 3rd, 2012

SummerFest Wednesday July 4th, 2012

  • Iron Maiden with Alice Cooper (Marcus Amphitheater)
  • Ziggy Marley (Miller Lite Oasis)
  • David Gray (BMO Harris Pavilion)
  • 311 (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
  • The BoDeans (Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage)
  • Fountains of Wayne (Rock Stage)

SummerFest Thursday July 5th, 2012

  • Zac Brown Band (Marcus Amphitheater)
  • The Avett Brothers (BMO Harris Pavilion)
  • Young the Giant (US Cellular Connection Stage)
  • Death Cab for Cutie (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
  • Burton Cummings (Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage)
  • Motion City Soundtrack (Rock Stage)

SummerFest Friday July 6th, 2012

  • Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson, Rachel Crow (Marcus Amphitheater)
  • Paul Oakenfold (Miller Lite Oasis)
  • Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx (BMO Harris Pavilion)
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)
  • O.A.R. (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)

SummerFest Saturday July 7th, 2012

  • Aerosmith with Cheap Trick (Marcus Amphitheater)
  • Cake (Miller Lite Oasis)
  • Anthony Hamilton (BMO Harris Pavilion)
  • Common (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
  • Phil Vassar (Briggs & Strattion Big Backyard)
  • Chevelle (US Cellular Connection Stage)
  • Hollywood Undead (Rock Stage)

SummerFest Sunday July 8th, 2012

  • Neil Diamond (Marcus Amphitheater)
  • Sublime with Rome (Miller Lite Oasis)
  • B-52s (BMO Harris Pavilion)
  • Squeeze (Briggs & Strattion Big Backyard)
  • La India and Tito Rojas (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
  • Halestorm (Rock Stage)
  • Hanson (Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage)

Big Weekend For Concert Sales

2012 Wango TangoThere are two times when tickets sales are at their peak- right when tickets go on sale and immediately before the actual event.  As such anyone in the event ticket industry knows just how important it is too keep an eye on what is going on sale and when.  This weekend is no exception as some extremely in demand concert tickets are scheduled to go on sale.  Below are some of the highlights….

  • Aerosmith
  • B96 Summerbash 2012:  Flo Rida, The Wanted, Big Time Rush (Bridgeview, IL)
  • Big Time Rush & Cody Simpson
    • Woodlands, TX 7/13
  • Brad Paisley
    • Bethel, NY 8/10
  • Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw
    • Raleigh, NC 6/12, Sioux City, IA 6/26, San Diego, CA 8/14
  • Country Megaticket
    • Woodlands, TX 6/15
  • Country Throwdown Tour
    • Bonner Springs, KS 5/20
  • Crosby, Stills, and Nash
    • Westbury, NY (4 Shows), San Diego, CA
  • Drake – Club Paradise Tour
    • 8 Shows including Charlotte, Darien Lake, Cincinnati, Clarkston, Las Vegas
  • MxPx 20th Anniversary Show
    • Anaheim and West Hollywood
  • Norah Jones
    • Denver and Morrison, CO, Santa Barbara Bowl, Philadelphia
  • Joe Walsh
    • Cohasset and Hyanis MA
  • PointFest 30 (Maryland Height, MO)
  • Rascal Flatts
    • Dallas, TX 7/13
  • Rose Festival RoZone
  • Sugarland
    • Chula Vista, CA 5/31
  • Summerland 2012 (Duluth, MN)
  • Wango Tango 2012
    • Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.O.B., Gym Class Heroes, Foster the People, Big Sean, The Wanted, Wiz Khalifa, and more.  Hosted by Ryan Secrest and Justin Bieber
  • Weezer
    • Uncasville, CT 5/31

also on the sports front…

Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators, and Phoenix Coyotes playoff tickets all go on sale.

Big Time Rush to hit the Road in February

If you are wondering who the next teen pop sensation is going to be, look no further than Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush.  The hit cable television show follows 4 hockey players (Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr. and Logan Henderson) as they form a boy band.  Big Time Rush (BTR) is currently on tour promoting their latest album Elevate and is set to mimic the success of Miley Cyrus following her stint as Hannah Montana. If BTR achieves half the success of Ms. Cyrus you can expect 2012 to be the year of Big Time Rush.

Big Time Rush Tickets

Tickets to BTR shows have flown under the radar of many event ticket marketers despite the fact that nearly all currently scheduled tour dates are sold out and ticket prices continue to rise.  Big Time Rush is extremely popular with the tweeners as they draw in, on average, an impressive 4.1 million viewers per episode.  They have also been nominated and have won numerous awards including a Kid’s Choise award for favorite TV Show and a recent nomination at the Youth Rock Awards.

BTR’s 2012 Tour will include sold out shows in major metropolitan areas like Las Vegas, Universal City, Chicago (Rosemont), Boston, New York (Radio City Music Hall), and even a performance at the ever popular Houston Rodeo.  In addition to the dates listed below, BTR is expected to also tour this summer.  Stay tuned as we will update you as those dates are announced.

2012 Big Time Rush Tour Schedule

February 17, 2012 7:30PM Big Time Rush
Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV
February 18, 2012 7:15PM Big Time Rush
Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, Universal City, CA
February 19, 2012 7:00PM Big Time Rush
San Jose State Event Center, San Jose, CA
February 20, 2012 TBA Big Time Rush
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
February 22, 2012 TBA Big Time Rush
1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO
February 22, 2012 TBA Big Time Rush
Wells Fargo Theatre, Denver, CO
February 24, 2012 TBA Big Time Rush
Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL
February 25, 2012 TBA Big Time Rush
Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
February 26, 2012 TBA Big Time Rush
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
February 28, 2012 7:00PM Big Time Rush
Palace Theatre, Albany, NY
March 01, 2012 7:00PM Big Time Rush
MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT
March 02, 2012 7:00PM Big Time Rush
Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
March 03, 2012 7:00PM Big Time Rush
Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
March 04, 2012 TBA Houston Rodeo – Big Time Rush
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
March 06, 2012 TBA Big Time Rush
Durham PAC, Durham, NC
March 07, 2012 7:00PM Big Time Rush
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
March 09, 2012 7:00PM BIG TIME RUSH
Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

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