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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.

1D Continues Domination – Tickifieds Top 10

Disney on Ice:  100 Years of MagicWith the 2012 holiday season officially here (it is “Black Wednesday” afterall), tickets sales are already starting to peak as more and more people are giving the gift of tickets.  This time of year, theater events are extremely popular as families are looking for things to do together.  This is evidenced by the surging popularity of Disney on Ice Events (#2 this week).  Although they just missed the list this week, popular holiday shows like the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Nutcracker, A Christmas Story and Trans-siberian Orchestra’s The Lost Christmas Eve are on the cusp on breaking into the Top 10 events.  We are also nearly upon college football bowl game season.  As the Bowl bids are announced, expect college football to once again dominate the rankings.

Top 10 Weekly Event Ticket Searches (11/15 – 11/21/2012)

1.  One Direction

It seems One Direction is everywhere these days.  Parents must be feeling the pressure to get their kids tickets to one of their many 2013 shows as Christmas gift.  Popular shows continue to be 6/21 in Atlanta, 7/22 in Dallas, and 7/26 in Hershey (currently the most popular). Also in HUGE demand are the coveted Meet and Greet passes!

2.  Disney On Ice

Also holding strong this week are the Disney on Ice shows playing throughout the country. If you haven’t taken the time to market these events you should really start as Disney on Ice keywords aren’t nearly as competitive as uber popular performers like 1D and Taylor Swift.

3.  Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift continues to be extremely popular follow a slough of recent on sales.  Swift’s most popular shows in 2013 include 5/8 in Columbus, 5/25 in Dallas, 7/20 in Philadelphia and 8/10 in Chicago.

4.  Bon Jovi

The ever popular Bon Jovi recently announced plans for their 2013 “Because We Can’ Tour  for 2013.  Most in demand tour stops include 2/10 in Washington DC, 2/27 in Atlanta, 3/14 in Louisville, and 4/16 in Denver.

5.  San Antonio Rodeo

The 2013 San Antonio Rodeo lineup was recently announced much to the delight of country music fans. The lineup includes top acts such as Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Gary Allan, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley.

6.  MLS Cup

The 2012 MLS Cup will feature David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. Fans in the Los Angeles area are excited and tickets are seemingly in big time demand – at least as far as soccer goes.

7.  Eric Church

Rising country music star Eric Church continues to be a popular act.  Eric will be playing several shows in November and December before kicking off his 2013 tour of Canada.  he will also be joining Kenny Chesney on his 2013 No Shoes Nation tour.  Popular Eric Church concerts in 2012 include 11/28 in Charlotte, 11/29 in Duluth GA, 11/30 in Columbia SC, and 12/7 in Tulsa OK.

8.  Clemson Tigers

The Clemson Tigers have a huge game against the #12 South Carolina Gamecocks.  A win for the Tigers and they would likely earn a trip to a BCS Bowl game!

9.  Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning has the Denver Broncos in 1st place in the AFC West and fans are starting to get excited about their post-season prospects.  The Broncos have upcoming home games against Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12/2), Cleveland Browns (12/23) and the KC Chiefs (12/30) before the playoffs start.

10.  2013 Daytona 500

With the 2012 NASCAR season completed, racing fans are turning their attention to 2013.  The 2013 season will kickoff on February 24th with the 55th running of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series premier event the Daytona 500.

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.

2013 Kenny Chesney No Shoes Nation Tour Schedule

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney recently announced his tour plans for 2013 much to the delight of his fans.  In 2013 Kenny will embark on his No Shoes Nation tour that will include 17 large stadium concerts throughout the United States.  Joining him on tour will be CMA award winner Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves.  The Zac Brown Band will cover for Eric Church on the Columbia, Minneapolis, and Atlanta tour stops.

“Pre Sale” tickets go on sale on November 29th and 30th exclusively for members of Kenny Chesney’s fan club.  For non-fan club members, tickets will become available on December 7th, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Kenny Chensey will also be announcing more dates for upcoming concerts at smaller venues in the future.  Stay tuned as we will be sure to update this concert schedule as more dates are announced.

DATE CITY VENUE
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Tampa Raymond James Stadium
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Columbia Williams Brice Stadium
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Milwaukee Miller Park
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Landover FedExField
Saturday, June 01, 2013 Seattle CenturyLink Field
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Pittsburgh Heinz Field
Saturday, June 29, 2013 Columbus Crew Stadium
Friday, July 12, 2013 Minneapolis Target Field
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Denver Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Saturday, July 27, 2013 Anaheim Angels Stadium
Saturday, August 03, 2013 Atlanta GeorgiaDome
Saturday, August 10, 2013 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Detroit Ford Field
Saturday, August 24, 2013 Foxboro Gillette Stadium

Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – Five in a Row for 1 D

One Direction TourOk, this is getting a bit ridiculous.  How many weeks in a row can One Direction absolutely dominate the search rankings?  Now that Justin Bieber has completely fallen off the map, there are no contenders in sight to knock 1D out of the top spot.  This week marks 5 in a row for the British boy band…is it time for college football yet?

A good sign that football is not too far away is the fact that WVU came in at #6 and the SF 49ers  came in at #8 on the list this week.  Other than those two sporting events, the results this week were dominated by music festival and country music.
1.  One Direction

I’m boycotting 1 Direction this week….

2. KattFest

The 2012 Katt Fest lineup includes Hinder, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Red, Crossfade, and Drive A….no wonder this event comes in at #2 this week.

3.  Aerosmith

Steven Tyler is back on the road with Aerosmith.  Their concert at Milwaukee Summerfest on July 7th is particularly popular this week.

4.  Sugarland

The Sugarland 2012 In Your Hands Tour is kicking strong despite falling 2 spots from last week.  Sugarland should be a mainstay on the list.

5.  Eric Church

Eric Church keeps the country theme this week going strong.  His  2012 The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour has been a huge success.

6.  West Virginia

Fans in Morgantown are excited about the WVU Football season.  What’s not to like about a top #10 team moving into the Big 12?

7.  Country Throwdown

With a lineup that includes Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Justin Moore, Josh Thompson, Eric Paslay, and Sunny Sweeney it no wonder Country Throwdown it generating quite a bit of interest.

8. San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers almost made it to the Super Bowl last year.  Fans are assuming they will take the next step forward and are securing their seats early to stave off inflated tickets prices.

9. Bunbury Music Festival

Festival season is certain upon us with the 2012 Bunbury Fest taking place on July 13th – July 15th.  The 2012 Lineup includes Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, Jane’s Addiction, Airborne Toxic Event, Minus the Bear, OAR, and many more!

10. Country Thunder

Country music continues to shine this week with another music festival.  The 2012 lineup includes Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Steve Holy, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen, and many more!

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 Top 10 Weekly Searches – One Direction Continues Domination

Top 10 EventsAnyone involved in marketing knows that the biggest key to success is knowing your customers.  At Tickifieds, we are always scouring our data and analytics to determine what our customers are looking for so that we can pass on that information to those who help populate our site’s classified ads with tickets for our visitors to purchase.  Although one would think that letting the whole world know what events are most popular would provide a competitive disadvantage to those posting the ads, healthy competition lowers prices and is what ultimately leads our visitors to have a positive user experience.  If they get a good deal on tickets they are far more likely to return when looking for tickets to their next event in the future.  Afterall, with the outlandish service charges used by Stubhub and the rampant scams and spam on Craigslist, people are looking for a safe a secure place to shop for tickets.  So enough with the blantant self-promotion…let’s get to the top 10 for the Week starting on April 29th and ending on May 5, 2012.

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches

1. One Direction

The boy band craze is apparently back in full force as One Direction (1D) has been search for more than 3 times more than any other artist or sports team.  That is pretty impressive given the fact that the NBA and NHL playoffs are currently going on.  In particular VIP, Front Row, and Meet and Greet tickets appear to be in high demand.

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