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Hot Events This Weekend (April 27-29, 2012)

It’s been a while since we took a look at the hot event taking place during the upcoming weekend.  If you missed this regular feature, you’re in luck this week.  This weekend’s hottest event is the 2012 SweetLife Festival that will be taking place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland on Saturday April 28th.  The 2012 lineup includes some of the biggest names in music including Avicii, Kid Cudi, The Shins, Explosions in the Sky, Fitz and the Tantrums, ASAP Rocky, Fun, and many more.

Top 10 Events This Weekend (April 27th-29th, 2012)

1. 2012 Sweetlife Festival 4/28/2012 Columbia, MD

Dance and electronic music is getting big as indicated by the Sweetlife Festival coming in at the #1 event this weekend!

2.  Florence and the Machine 4/27/2012 Minneapolis, MN

It’s been a good year to be Flo.  Florence and the Machine continues to sell out shows across the nation with their 2012 tour.

3.  Coldplay 4/27/2012 San Jose, CA

Coldplay was one of the biggest concert announcements of 2012.  While the hype has toned down considerably, interest in seeing Coldplay continues to be strong.

4.  Phil Vassar 4/27/2012 Chicago, IL

Country music these days seems to be dominated by the likes of Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Eric Chursh and the Zac Brown Band.  Phil Vassar is widely known as a songwriter but has quickly developed a following of his own following the release of his 2000 solo album Phil Vassar.

5.  Tom Petty 4/29/2012 Alpharetta, GA

Classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are still going strong and sell out show across the country with their 2012 tour.  Their show at Encore Park is no exception as fans are scrambling to secure last minute tickets

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Top Events This Weekend (April 13-15, 2012)

Josh Turner 2012 TourAfter taking a short break we are back to blogging about the top ticketed events happening this weekend.  This weekend we have a nice mix of hot concerts, major league baseball, major league soccer, some comedy, NHL Playoffs, and even a NASCAR race.  Since there are so many noteworthy events happening this weekend we decided to exclude the NHL playoffs from this top 10 list and write a separate article detailing the NHL playoff matchups.  So, here are your top 10 events happening this weekend

Top Events This Weekend (April 13-15, 2012)

  1. Josh Turner 4/13 Savannah, GA – Country crooner Josh Tuner has never been more popular thanks in large part to American Idol Scotty McCreery.  As such, JT’s sold out show in Savannah is the top event this weekend.
  2. The Naked & Famous 4/15 Chicago, IL – The indie rock band from New Zealand is making it big in the US in 2012.  Their show in Chicago is one of the most search for ticket.
  3. Alison Krauss and Union Station 4/14 Baltimore, MD – 2012 certainly seems like the year of country music as another country music act makes the top 10.
  4. NY Yankees vs LA Angels 4/13 New York, NY – The Yankees may be off to a slow start but fans are still excited for the Yanks to kickoff the 2012 season at home against Albert Puljols and the Anaheim Angels.
  5. St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 4/14 St. Louis, MO – It doesn’t get much better than the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals opening up the 2012 season at home against the rival Chicago Cubs.  Oh wait, it would be better if they hadn’t lost Albert Puljols!
  6. NASCAR Samsung 500 4/14 Fort Worth, TX – Texans love their NASCAR and the Samsung 500 is one of the biggest races each year.
  7. Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 4/14 Boston, MA – Like the Yankees, the Red Sox might be in for a long year but that is not enough to keep fans from being their as the BoSox break in Fenway Park for the 2012 season.
  8. Daniel Tosh 4/14 Syracuse, NY – Daniel Tosh is probably the hottest comedian around these days.  His sold out show in Syracuse is one mighty tough ticket!
  9. LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers 4/14 Carson, CA – MLS soccer seems to be growing rapidly and 2 of the more popular teams will be squaring off in Carson this weekend.
  10. Florence And The Machine 4/14 Santa Barbara, CA – Alt rockers Florence and the Machine will be invading the ever-popular Santa Barbara Bowl this weekend.

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.

 

Top Ticket Search Queries 2/23/2012

If you are involved in search engine optimization (SEO) you are probably well aware that Google no longer passes on search query data for users that are logged into their Google accounts.  With these recent changes it is becoming more and more important to analyze search data where ever you can obtain it.  Unless your website gets substantial search engine traffic it can be difficult to gather meaningful search engine data when anywhere from 40-60% of searches have no keyword data associated with it.  Fortunately, since Tickifieds gets thousands of unique visitors each day from search engines (primarily Google), we still get useful referral data even with a loss of roughly half of the data.  So, if you are an event ticket marketing guru you will want to check out or blog regularly as we will try and keep you informed on event ticket search trends.

In this new regular feature we combine search terms from major referring search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, AOL, Ask, Alta Vista, and Lycos with our native search to come up with the top 20 most searched performers and/or events.  Long-tailed keywords (which often include date, location, venue) are aggregated by performer where applicable.  As you can see from the list below, the most  searched for tickets typically involve performers with recent on sale events or events happening in the immediate future.

Tops in today’s search are the alternative rockers Chevelle.  The band from Grayslake Illinois is currently wrapping up their winter 2012 tour with sold out shows in Portland (Maine), New York, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Norfolk, Indianapolis, and Oklahoma City.

Top Ticket Search Queries for February 23, 2012

  1. Chevelle
  2. Madonna
  3. Jabbawockeez
  4. Young the Giant
  5. Rebelution
  6. Florence and the Machine
  7. San Antonio Rodeo
  8. Brantley Gilbert
  9. AMA Supercross
  10. NASCAR
  11. PBR – Professional Bull Riders
  12. Flogging Molly
  13. Eric Church
  14. Bassnectar
  15. Jason Aldean
  16. Wicked
  17. Lady Antebellum
  18. Mexico vs Sengal Soccer
  19. Miranda Cosgrove

If you are looking for tickets to see any of the above performers be sure to check out the ticket listings at Tickifieds.com!

2012 Coachella Lineup Released

2012 Coachella LineupThe Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella) is one of the largest and most anticipated annual summer music festivals.  The 2012 version of the festival will be held on two separate weekends (April 13-15 and April 20-22) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.  Coachella consistently bring in some of the top musical acts in the world and this year will be no different with headliners including The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg.

This year’s version of the festival will also include quite a few reunions as well.  90’s era rockers Mazzy Star, Pulp, fIREHOSE, Refused, and At the Drive-In will all being playing together for the first time in a while.   No matter what you musical taste you are certain to find something to tickle your fancy.  Below is the full list of acts scheduled to perform.

Friday (4/13/2012 and 4/20/2012)
The Black Keys, Swedish House Mafia, Pulp, Refused, Arctic Monkeys, Mazzy Star, Afrojack, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Amon Tobin, Cat Power, Madness, Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong, GIRLS, The Rapture, Madeon, M. Ward, The Horrors, Frank Ocean, Horrors, James Alesso, Sebastien, Yuck, Neon Indian, Dawes, Black Angels, Deathgrips, Wu Lyf, Breakbot, Atari Teenage Riot, Feed Me, Givers, Other Lives, Band of Skulls, R3hab, Wolfgang, Midnight Beast, EMA, Ximena Sarinana, Kendrick Lamar, The Dear Hunter, Honeyhoney, Hello Seahorse!, Sheepdogs, LA Riots

Saturday(4/14/2012 and 4/21/2012)
Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Shins, David Guetta, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kaskade, Miike Snow, Jeff Mangum, Sebastian Ingrosso, Andrew Bird, Feist, Firehose, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, St. Vincent, Martin Solveig, Subfocus, Sbtrkt, Flying Lotus, Manchester Orchestra, Kasabian, AWOL Nation, Azealia Banks, Squeeze, A$AP Rocky, Buzzcocks, Kaiser Chiefs, Destroyer, The Head and the Heart, Laura Marling, Tuneyards, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Black Lips, The Big Pink, Childish Gambino, The Vaccines, Zed’s Dead, Grouplove, Jacques Lu Cont, We Were Promised, Jetpacks, Gary Clark Jr., Borgore, Dragonette, We Are Augustines, Mt. Eden, Destructo, Suedehead, Keep Shelley in Athens, Pure Filth Sound

Sunday (4/15/2012 and 4/22/2012)
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, At the Drive-In, Justice, Florence and the Machine, AVICII, La Roux, Beirut, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, The Hives, DJ Shadow, Calvin Harris, Nero, Wild Flag, Modeselektor, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Santigold, Flux Pavilion, Dr. P, Gotye, Seun Keti, Egypt 80, Beats Antique, Fitz and the Tantrums, Araabmuzik, Company Flow, Real Estate, Zed, Le Bucherettes, Greg Ginn, The Growlers, Noisia, Morgan Page, Gaslamp Killer, First Aid Kit, Oberhofer, Lissie, Thundercat, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Housse de Racket, Fanfarlo, Spector, Gardens & Villa, Airplane Boys, Sleeper Agent

To find tickets to Coachella 2012 and other concerts in California be sure to check out Tickifieds- Free Event Ticket Classifieds.

Milwaukee Summerfest Heats up June 29th – July9th

Summerfest11 days, 11 stages over 700 bands.  That is just a brief summary of the Milwaukee Summerfest, the “Big Gig”. Every summer, usually around July 4th, droves of fans travel to Henry Maier Festival Park on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take part in the annual “World’s Largest Music Festival” as dubbed by Guinness World Records in 1999.  Summerfest usually has crowds of about 800,000 – 1,000,000 people over the 11 days to see amazing, headlining acts.  This has been an annual tradition since 1968.  The line-up is a who’s who of popular and familiar bands.  The bands range from Pop to Country to Hip Hop to Rap and everything in between.  There is absolutely something at Summerfest for everyone. What’s even better is that shows are “free” with purchase of admission of $8 – 15.  The headlining acts at the Marcus Amphitheatre are an additional cost however. There are also comedy shows and extreme sports exhibitions.  All in all, it’s a pretty outstanding deal.  If you’ve never heard, for been to Summerfest for that matter, you really should.

This year the opening headliner is Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra.

The exceptionally remarkable line-up is as follows, but please keep in mind that this is a very small sampling of the bands performing at the event.  The headlining act of the day is bolded.

Wednesday, June 29th

Matisyahu

Buddy Guy

Jack’s Mannequin

Meat Loaf

Saving Abel

Max Weinberg Experience

The Right Now

David Seebach’s Wonders of Magic

Hot Sauce

Thursday, June 30th

Kanye West with special Guest Kid Cudi

Better than Ezra

Owl City

Panic! At the Disco

Neon Trees

George Clinton

REO Speedwagon

Blackberry Smoke

Wanda Jackson

Jeanna Salzer Band

Friday, July 1st

Toby Keith with special guest Eric Church

Girl Talk

Los Lonely Boys

Los Lobos

Anberlin

Third Eye Blind

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Taj Mahal

I’m Not a Pilot

Friday, July 2nd

Jason Mraz with special guest Guster

Maroon 5

Stephen Marley

The Airborne Toxic Event

Loretta Lynn

Phil Vasser

Hinder

Cowboy Mouth

The Invaders

Saturday July 3rd

Kid Rock with special guests Sheryl Crow, Leroy Powell and the Messengers

Rise Against

Ben Harper

Taking Back Sunday

Blue Oyster Cult

Jayhawks

Fuel

Urge Overkill

Tuesday, July 5th

Def Leppard with special guest Heart

Paul Rodgers

Wiz Khalifa

Young the Giant

Switchfoot

Cinderella

The Wailers

My Darkest Days

Wednesday, July 5th

The Black Keys with special guests Florence + the Machine and Cage the Elephant

O.A.R.

Morris Day and Time

Tonic

Peter Frampton

Danny Gokey (from American Idol Season 9!)

Sick Puppies

Thursday, July 7th

Katy Perry with Marina and the Diamonds

Here Come the Mummies

Michael Franti

G. Love & the Special Sauce

Edwards Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Kansas

Finger Eleven

Yoder Mountain String Band

Friday, July 8th

Jason Aldean with special guests Chris young and Thompson Square

Goo Goo Dolls

Dropkick Murphy’s

Crash Kings

Leon Russell

Parachute

Michelle Branch

Sevendust

Saturday, July 9th

Britney Spears with special guests Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo

Dashboard Confessional

The Flaming Lips

Meat Puppets

Alkaline Trio

America

The BoDeans

Buckcherry

De La Soul

Sunday, July 10th

Sugarland with special guest Sara Bareilles

311

The Bravery

Amos Lee

Hollywood Undead