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Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – 1D Holds off Justin Bieber Again

One Direction TourAfter a crazy weekend with some of the hottest on sale events in recent memory, One Direction is still the king.  While we fully expected Justin Bieber to over-take the imported boy band on this weeks list of the top ticket searches on Tickifieds.com, it just was not meant to be.  Combined searches and traffic for Justin Bieber was extremely strong though. The “Biebs” came within a few percentage points of hitting the #1 spot for the first time after tickets to his 2012 Believe Tour went on sale.  Expect these two titans of teenage dreams to battle in out all summer long.

Despite all the hype and drama that comes along with these teenage pop icons, some other events are gaining a lot of traction with potential ticket buyers.  As you can see from the list below, sports are making a bit of a comeback with the basketball, hockey, golf, and even soccer making the top 10 this week.

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches

1.  One Direction

What else is there to say…1D is absolutely dominating the ticket market right now.  Not even the “Kurt Cobain” of his generation Justin Bieber can knock them off the pedestal.

2.  Justin Bieber

We were a little disappointed in the Biebs this week.  We thought for sure he would be #1 if only for one week.  Is Justin Bieber losing his following?

3.  Ryder Cup

With Tiger Woods breaking records, golf is back on the mind of many fans.  With the Ryder Cup slate for this fall in the Chicagoland area, expect it to be a hot ticket all summer long.

4.  Brazil vs Argentina

Brazil soccer makes the list once again but this time it appears people are specifically seeking out tickets to their match against Argentina.

5.  LA Kings Stanley Cup

With the LA Kings about to go up 3-0 to the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, hockey fans in LA are starting to get excited.  The Kings will get a chance to win the  Stanley Cup in Game 4 right in LA.

6.  Miami Heat

The drama continues for the Miami Heat…After winning the first two games of the series, the Boston Celtics have evened things up with two wins in a row.  Game 5 in Miami and Game 6 in Boston, are expected to draw record ticket prices.

7.  American Idol

The season 11 American Idols are about to hit the road for their live tour and interested has been both strong and steady.  Ticket prices are very affordable and lots of volume is being sold.

8. Foster the People

Well at least there is one representative of good old rock and/or roll on the list this week.  Foster the People will be hitting the road hard in June as they wrap up their 2012 tour.

9.  Jason Aldean

It’s been a mighty good year for Jason Aldean.  The country crooner continues to be one of the searched for artists currently on tour.

10. Bama Jam

With an all-star lineup that includes Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Needtobreathe, Uncle Kracker, and Willie Nelson it’s no wonder BamaJam 2012 makes the top 10.  BamaJam will take place over 3 days (June 14-16) in, you guessed it, Alabama.

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.

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.

Top Weekend Events 09/16 – 09/18

Welcome to your Wednesday top weekend events post!  This list is absolutely dominated by college football games.  A couple other things snuck in there, but for the most part, NCAA Football games are what’s drawing the fan’s eye these days.

The top event for this weekend, however, is not football, but the Austin City Limits Festival.  The Austin City Limits originally started as a live celebration of Texas music recorded American Public television music program by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).   It later evolved into the Austin City Limits Music Festival featuring regional, national and international artists with a wide range of musical styles including jazz, alt. rock, alt. country, folk and jam band.  The ACL Festival is an annual three-day festival with over 130 acts!  Over 70,000 fans attend each day.   Some of the big names for this year include Coldplay, Sara Bareilles, Cold War Kids, Foster the People, Kanye West,  Young the Giant, Stevie Wonder, My Morning Jacket, Alison Krauss, Social Distortion, Randy Newman, Airborne Toxic Event and Arcade Fire.  Not a bad line-up!

The Red Sox also make another appearance after a long absence.  They’ll be taking on the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Red Sox are expected to with the AL Wild Card this year.

Outside of that, it’s football, football, football!  The top NCAA Football game is the Florida State Seminoles versus the Oklahoma Sooners.  These two teams are two of the most talked about and followed programs in the history of the game.  This will be their first face-off in nearly a decade.  This game could send FSU back into the national spot light it so famously controlled or it could prove the Landry Jones was just what Oklahoma needed to send them to the National Championship.   While Oklahoma seemed to struggle a bit with their first game win against Utah State, FSU easily dominated Samford with a 59-6 win, a nice feat for Coach Jimbo Fisher’s debut.  This should be a very exciting game!

 

Top Weekend Events 09/16 – 09/18

1.)    Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin, TX – Friday, September 16th

2.)    FSU vs. Oklahoma, Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL – Saturday, September 17th

3.)    Iowa State vs. UConn, Rentchler Field, Hartford, CT – Friday, September 16th

4.)   Boise State vs. Toledo, Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH – Friday, September 16th

5.)    BYU vs. Utah, Lavell Edwards Stadium,  Provo, UT – Saturday, September 17th

6.)    Washington vs. Nebraska,  Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE – Saturday, September 17th

7.)    Temple vs. Penn State, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia PA – Saturday, September 17th

8.)    Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, Boston, MA – Saturday, September 17th

9.)    Southeast Missouri State vs. Purdue, Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN – Saturday, September 17th

10.) Alabama vs. North Texas, Bryant Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL – Saturday, September 17th