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Darren Who? – Tickifieds Top 10

Darren Criss

Darren Criss will be out on tour in 2013 much to the delight of his legions of fans.

Although One Direction is still the #1 most searched for ticket in the land that is Tickifieds.com, it was still and interesting week as a performer I never even heard of popped up at #2 on this weeks’ top 10.  That performer is none other than Darren Criss.  While I like to think I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes  popular musical acts, this one caught me completely off guard.  I had to actually ‘google’ Mr. Criss to figure out who the heck he is.

It turns out, Darren Criss is a very talented fellow as he is an actor, singer, song writer and composer.  He is mostly know for his role as Blaine on the hit TV Series Glee but he also has had successful stints on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the movie  Girl Most Likely.

Criss’s first solo music tour, which is scheduled to visit 16 cities in the U.S. and Canada from May 29 – June 30, 2013, is set to include songs from Glee, StarKid, his Human EP, and new material from his upcoming solo album.

Top Events Week 15 (4/23/2013 to 5/1/2013)

1.  One Direction

I think we’ve all had enough of 1D….we get it, they are insanely popular.  If you don’t believe us just check out:  http://www.tickifieds.com/customlist/4

2.  Darren Criss

Darren Criss will be out on tour this summer playing songs for Glee, StarKid, his Human EP, and new material from his upcoming solo album.  Popular shows include Cleveland, Chicago, Boston and Toronto.

3.  Guns N Roses

Guns N Roses are back together and will be out on tour in select cities this summer.  GNR will be playing the 2013 River City Rockfest before heading out to perform in Houston, Dallas, Lubbock, Kansas City and Buffalo.

4.  Miami Heat

The Heat made easy work of the Milwaukee Bucks and are anxiously awaiting the winner of the Chicago Bulls / Brooklyn Nets series.  The Bulls would be an interesting matchup as they seem to have the Heat’s number (at least in the regular season).

5.  New York Rangers

The NY Rangers will open up the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals on Thursday (5/2/2013).  Despite the fact that the Rangers are only a #6 seed, fans still have high expectations following the acquisition of Rick Nash.

6.  Blake Shelton

Country music star Blake Shelton will be hitting the road this summer and fall as part of the “Ten Times Crazier Tour”.  Joining Blake on tour will be Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer.  Popular concerts include Bristow (Jiffy Lube Live), Noblesville (Klipsch Music Center) and Wantagh (Jones Beach).

7.  New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony and the NY Knicks are awaiting their shot at the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat.  However, the pesky Boston Celtics are not going to go down without a fight.  The Knicks were once up 3-0 but will now have to travel to Boston for Game 6.

8.  Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks earned the top overall seed and nothing less than the Stanley Cup will do for hockey fans in Chi-town.  The Blackhawks are already up 1-0 on the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

9.  Under The Influence Of Music Tour

Wiz Khalifa will be teaming up with A$AP Rocky on the 2013 Under the Influence of Music Tour.  Expect lots of smoke filled arenas at popular venues including Riverbend, Woodlands Pavilion, and the Gexa Energy Pavilion.

10.  The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers will be hitting the road this summer much to the delight of their fans. Tickets for shows in Virginia Beach, Atlanta and Charlotte are already drawing heavy interest.

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.

Foo Fighters on Tour!

Dave GrohlDid you hear the news?  Foo Fighters are back touring.  Woo hoo!

But first, an aside on how much I adore Dave Grohl.  The front man had decidedly turned down every opportunity to appear on the Fox hit show “Glee” and he is A-OK with that.  He’s upset with “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy for being presumptuous that all musicians want to be featured on the show.

Grohl told Hollywood Reporter, “”You shouldn’t have to do [expletive deleted] ‘Glee.’ And then the guy who created ‘Glee’ is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his [expletive deleted] show. … I watched 10 minutes [of it]. It’s not my thing.

“Slash was the first one. [Murphy] wanted to do Guns N’ Roses, and Slash is like, ‘I hate [expletive deleted] musicals. It’s worse than “Grease.”‘ Then [Murphy’s] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that. He’s a washed-up ol’ rock star. That’s what they [expletive deleted] do.'”

“And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little [expletive deleted] …’ And it’s just like, ‘Dude, maybe not everyone loves “Glee.” Me included.'”

::swoon::

At any rate, back to the topic at hand.  The Foo Fights are gearing up for a late spring tour in the US with featured acts from Motorhead and Biffy Clyro.  Their opening show will be at the BOK Center in Tulsa, K on May 17th.  This is their first major tour since its 2007-08 international “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” tour.

Currently, only 5 shoes have been announced and will conclude on May 26 at the Adams Center in Missoula, MT.  Other scheduled stops thus far include: May 18 at Verizon Center in Little Rock, AR; May 20 at FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN; and May 23 at Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, IA.

The Foo Fighters also have two festival dates scheduled  including the Hangout Music Festival on May 21 in Gulf Shores, AL and Sasquatch! Music  Festival on May 27th in Quincy, WA.

Their 7th studio album, “Wasting Light” is scheduled to be released on April 12th.  On April 16, 2011 the band will also release Medium “Rare”, a collection of cover songs.

Foo Fighters itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 17 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
May 18 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
May 20 Memphis, TN FedExForum
May 21 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival
May 23 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
May 26 Missoula, MT Adams Event Center
May 27 Quincy, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival