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NCAA Tournament overtakes One Direction – Tickifieds Top 10

2013-NCAA-Tournament-logoAfter nearly a full year dominating the Tickifieds Top 10, someone finally took down the king One Direction.  This week, the NCAA Tournament upset the boy wonder band 1D to claim the top spot in this weeks Top 10 list.  To celebrate this glorious occasion, we decided to do a special two part blog post.  Not only will we detail the top overall events this week, we will also break down the Top 10 NCAA Tournament Games that will take place this week.  This includes the opening round “First Four” as well as the 2nd and 3rd round match ups that will take place on March 21st and March 22nd.

Top NCAA Tournament Sessions (Rounds 2 and 3)

1.  Detroit Session 1:  Valpo vs MSU and Memphis vs TBD

I may be a bit biased, but demand for Session 1 of the Detroit NCAA Tournament games has been crazy.  It’s really not that much of a surprise given the fact that Michigan State virtually has a home game but Valparaiso also travels well.  The Crusaders are just a state away and will be looking to pull off another big upset with the Bryce Drew coached team.

2.  Lexington Session 1:  Marquette vs. Davidson & Butler vs. Bucknell

This session is packed with typical underdog schools all with a reasonable chance at making it to the Sweet 16.  Throw in the fact that the Butler Bulldogs are looking strong and Indianapolis is only a few short hours away, and it makes perfect sense that this session comes in at #2.

3.  Kansas City Session 2:  Kansas vs. Western Kentucky & North Carolina vs. Villanova

Again, here we have another top team from a major conference with a relative home game.  KC Session 2 is drawing strong demand from Jayhawk fans.  Having North Carolina doesn’t hurt either!

4.  Dayton Session 2:  Notre Dame vs. Iowa State & Ohio State. vs. Iona

Dayton Ohio is the hub of college basketball right now.  the tournament kicks off the “first four” there today and follows up with a dynamite session that includes in-state team Ohio State and Notre Dame.

5.  Detroit Session 2:  VCU vs. Akron & Michigan vs. South Dakota State

The Tournament selection committee was kind to the Michigan Big 10 schools.  Not only do you have the Michigan Wolverines with a relative home game in Auburn Hills but you also have fan favorite VCU all in the same session.

6.  Philadelphia Session 2:  Georgetown vs. Florida Gulf Coast & San Diego State vs. Oklahoma

This one is a bit of a surprise as the only school within reasonable traveling distance are the Georgetown Hoyas.  Nonetheless, this session is drawing considerable interest…

7.  Salt Lake City Session 1:  Gonzaga vs. Southern & Pittsburgh vs. Wichita State

Not a whole lot to be excited about here outside of #1 seeded Gonzaga.  The Zags are finally starting to get the respect they deserve and were rewarded with a game within a reasonable distance from Spokane.

8.  San Jose Session 2:  UNLV vs. California & Syracuse vs. Montana

Outside of Syracuse, all teams in the San Jose Session 2 are relatively big schools within driving distance to San Jose.  Even more interesting is that each of these games should be really competitive!

9.  Lexington Session 2:  Louisville vs. TBD & Colorado State vs. Missouri

As the #1 overall seed, the Louisvile Cardinals were rewarded with a game in their home state.  Adding further interest to the mix is neighboring Missouri taking on Colorado State.

10.  Austin Session 2:  UCLA vs. Minnesota & Florida vs. Northwestern State

There has not been much interest in the Austin Sessions of the NCAA Tournament and probably for good reason- Not really any local nor very good teams.  However, UCLA and Florida do have strong fan bases that have kept Session 2 on our radar.

 

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

  1. NCAA Tournament
  2. One Direction
  3. CONCACAF Gold Cup
  4. Boston Red Sox
  5. Paradiso Festival
  6. Austin Rodeo
  7. Chicago Cubs
  8. New York Yankees
  9. Emblem3
  10. Los Angeles Dodgers

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.

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.