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One Direction Heads to NY, NJ and Hershey PA – Tickifieds Top 10

Top Events Week 26 (6/19/2013 to 6/26/2013)

onedirection1.  One Direction

What a year it has been for One Direction!  1D Concert ticket demand has been through the roof and is only getting stronger as they make their way across the US.  Next up, One Direction will be hitting Jones Beach in NY, East Rutherford NJ and Hershey PA.

2.  Taylor Swift

TSwift is still in canada but that has not stopped her from holding onto the #2 spot in this weeks top 10.  Taylor will be returning to the good ole USA on Saturday July 6th for a sold out show at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh PA.

3.  Justin Bieber

The Biebs continues his strong showing this week and moves up a spot to #3.  After wrapping up his tour dates on the West Coast, Justin Bieber will be headed to Oklahoma City, Dallas Texas, and Omaha Nebraska.

4.  Jack Johnson

Fans of the chill-axing sounds of Jack Johnson will be in for a treat this fall.  JJ will be hitting the road begining in September to play a series of concert in intimate settings.  His most popular tour dates include Washington DC, Upper Darby PA and Seattle WA.

5.  The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

Dave Chapelle is returning to comedy with the Flight of the Conchords for the 2013 Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.  This show is generating quite a buzz and is selling out large outdoor venues across the country.  Hot shows right now include Woodlands Pavillion, Fiddlers Green Amphitheater and the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park IL.

6.  Queens of the Stone Age

QOTSA is bringing back alternative rock to the mainstream.  Not only is their latest album “…Like Clockwork” top the rock charts but their 2013 tour is one of the hottest tickets right now.  Popular QOTSA shows include Riverbend, Red Rocks and Stage AE in Pittsburgh.

7.  WWE Money in the Bank

World Wrestling Entertainment’s next pay per view event, Money in the Bank, is drawing heavy interest with a lineup that includes WWE Champion John Cena vs. Mark Henry, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler, Money in the Bank All-Stars and Chris Jericho vs. Ryback.  WWE Money in the Bank will take place on 7/14/2013 in Philadelphia.

8.  John Mayer and Phillip Phillips

Music fans looking for a laid back outdoor concert to attend this summer seem to be gravitating toward John Mayer and Phil Phillips this year.  Normally this spot would be reserved for the Dave Matthews Band but these two have seemed to carve out their own niche.  Popular shows include Red Rocks, Milwaukee Summerfest and Bethel Woods.

9.  The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers recently announced a slew of shows for a fall tour.  They got a nice bunch in interest from the announcement with tickets going on sale on Friday.  Hot shows include the UIC Pavillion in ChicagoDarlings Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor and Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield.

10.  Mumford and Sons

The extremely popular bluegrass jam-band Mumford and Sons recently announced a 13-date tour that kicks off in August.  The tour includes four rescheduled shows that they were forced to postpone after Ted Dwane was diagnosed with blood clot on his brain.  All seems well for the band now.

 

One Direction Surges During 2013 U.S. Tour – Tickifieds Top 10

1d tour informationTop Events Week 25 (6/13/2013 to 6/19/2013)

1. One Direction

One Direction has officially kicked off their 2013 US tour and tickets are in as big of demand as ever.  Next up for 1D include tour stops in popular cities like Raleigh, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston (Mansfield).

2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is as hot as ever even though see will be stuck up in Canada during the rest of June.  Ms. Swift will have shows in Winnipeg, Edmonton (2) and Vancouver.

3. Jack Johnson

Surf rocker Jack Johnson recently announced plans for his Fall 2013 From Here To Now To You Tour.  Fans of his chill music are already eager to buy tickets to his shows all schedule for intimate venues.  Popular venues include the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA and the E. J. Thomas Hall in Akron, OH

4.  Justin Bieber

It seems Justin Bieber has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately but that has not stopped his fans gobbling up tickets. Next week the Biebs will be in California (San Diego, Los Angeles (2),  and San Jose much to the delight of west coast Beliebers.

5.  Michael Buble

Interest in Michael Buble tickets continues to be strong and steady despite the fact that his 2013 tour doesn’t begin until September.  Buble’s most popular shows include Sunrise Florida, Seattle and Atlanta.

6.  Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs

Man, what an epic NBA finals the Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs series has been.  After the Heat came back and beat the Spurs in game 6, it all comes down to a game 7 showdown in Miami.  The game will happen tomorrow (Thursday 6/20) and will be must see TV unless you are one of the lucky to get a ticket to the game.

7.  Drake

R&B star Drake recently announced his fall 2013 tour that will hit 41 cities  throughout North America.  The ‘Would You Like A Tour?’ tour will help promote his new album Nothing Was The Same due out sometime later this year.  Joining Drake on tour will be Miguel and Future.  Most popular tour stops include Boston and Dallas.

8.  San Francisco 49ers

Not sure why, but the San Francisco 49ers had a really strong week in terms of ticket searches.  Its not secret that the 49ers a probably the early favorites for the Super Bowl, but we are still several weeks away from the opening of training camp.  If this early interest is any indication, 49ers tickets will be one hot item this season!

9.  Justin Timberlake

It’s been a while since we have heard from JT, but Justin Timberlake is still garnering attention with his 2013 Legends of the Summer Tour with Jay Z and his solo 20/20 World  Tour.  His hottest shows include Chicago (Soldier Field), Miami (Sun Life Stadium) and Montreal (Bell Centre)

10.  Blackhawks vs Bruins Stanley Cup Finals

The showdown of these original six teams has lived up to the hype.  Every game has been close thus far and the series is currently tied at 2 games a piece.  Game 5 will be in Chicago on Saturday 6/22 with Game 6 returning to Boston on Monday 6/24.

NBA and NHL Playoff Tickets Dominate – Tickifieds Top 10

Been a busy weelk so we’ll spare you the mindless chit-chat and get straight to this week’s top 10.

Top Events Week 15 (5/2/2013 to 5/8/2013)

1.  One Direction

Still no change atop the Tickifieds Top 10.  1D is still drawing record amount of traffic to Tickifieds.com.

2.  Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have been one of the more surprising stories of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.  Not only did a depleted Bulls team loaded with injuries pull off the upset of the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, they also stole home court advantage by beating the defending NBA Champs in Game 1.  Throw in rumors of a Derek Rose return and you can imagine there is a lot of interest in tickets.

3.  Justin Bieber

With Justin Bieber’s US Tour set to kick off in a month, ticket demand is starting to surge.  Of course the Justin Bieber Meet and Greet tickets are in big demand but so are tickets to shows in San Diego, Brooklyn and Omaha.

4.  Miami Heat

If the Chicago Bulls upset win over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs did anything, it got Miami fans to wake up.  After a physical Bulls team had their way with Lebron James and Dwayne Wade, the Heat played with a sense on panic in Game 2.  With the series tied 1-1 there will certainly be a Game 5 in Miami.

5.  Darren Criss

Darren Criss slides a bit this week but nothing coming in at #5 is nothing to sneeze about.  The Glee star has shown impressive fan support on this his first tour.  Popular shows include Dallas, Nashville and New York.

6.  Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks, the #1 overall seed in NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, have a 3-1 advantage over the Minnesota Wild.  The Hawks will look to clinch tonight and advance to the second round.  Fans are already looking to secure 2nd round playoff tickets as the Wild just aren’t going to get back into the series especially with all their goalie trouble.

7.  Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warrior fans haven’t had much to cheer about since the days of Chris Mullins.  That all changed when Stephen Curry fully emerge as the new face of the franchise.  The Warriors are up against the top seeded San Antonio Spurs and are all tied at 1-1.  Game 4 in Oakland is on Sunday and is getting a ton of traffic!

8.  Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have looked impressive thus far with a commanding 3-1 lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Bruins will look to advance with Game 5 on Friday in Boston.

9. Justin Timberlake

JT recently announced the followup to his Legends of Summer Tour with Jay-Z – the 20/20 Experience World Tour.  Tickets haven’t even fully gone on sale yet but there is already huge demand.  Timberlakes most popular shows include Las Vegas, Houston and Columbus.

10.  New York Rangers

The New York Rangers are currently in a heated battle with the rival Washington Capitals.  The series is all tied up at 2-2 with Game 5 on Friday in Washington.  Game 6 will be on Sunday in New York.

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 Back on Top – Tickifieds Top 10

Beyonce The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

Beyonce surges this week to #2 on the Tickifieds Top 10 after announcing her plans to tour in 2013.

Although much of the country was buried in the snow this past week, the hint of spring is in the air as more artists announced plans for summer tours and festival lineups are starting to leak out.  However, this past week has been all about Beyonce as demand for tickets to her 2013 The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is particularly strong.   Although they just missed list, a late surge by Pearl Jam is also of note.  Pearl Jam broke a box office record by being the fastest concert to sell out at Wrigley Field.  Considering Wrigley Field has hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffet, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Rascal Flatts, Elton John, Billy Joel and the Police that is pretty impressive.

So, without further delay, here are your top events on Tickifieds.com this week….

Top Events Week 6, 2013

1.  One Direction

After a week knocked out of the spotlight by the Super Bowl, 1 Direction is back on top as the #1 event on Tickifieds.  Teenage girls are still eagerly looking for the highly coveted meet and greet passes.  However, they are quickly disappearing.  As always, you need only look at our list of the most popular ads to see just how dominant One Direction is…

2. Beyonce

What a week for pop superstar Beyonce!  First she is the half-time act for Superbowl XLVII then she announces her 2013 The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.  So far her most popular shows appear to be Brooklyn, Houston, Chicago and Boston.

3. Tim McGraw

Country Music star Tim McGraw is going to be busy in 2013.  He is currently wrapping up his Soul2Soul stint with Faith Hill in Las Vegas before heading out on his 2013 2 Lanes of Freedom summer tour with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft.  Tim McGraw will also be playing the 2013 Houston Rodeo.

4.  2013 NCAA Tournament

Interest in College Basketball is really starting to heat up as the fight for a berth in the 2013 NCAA Tournament heats up.  Although ticket sales won’t really heat up until Selection Sunday (3/17/2013), college basketball fans in opening round cities are already buying up seats.  This year the 1st Four will take place in Dayton and 2nd and 3rd Round games will be hosted in Salt Lake, Detroit (Auburn Hills), San Jose, Lexington, Kansas City,  Austin, and Philadelphia.

5.  Daniel Tosh

Comedian Daniel Tosh recently announced plans to hit the road on his 2013 “June Gloom Tour”.  The ambitious tour will cram in a ton over shows during the month of June includes popular stops in Ames Iowa, Grand Rapids, Columbia, Lincoln, and Miami Beach.

6.  The Lumineers

The Lumineers are one of the hottest folksy bands on the planet right now following in the footsteps of the Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers.  Their hit song “Ho Hey” is seemingly everywhere right now.  Popular upcoming shows include 4/19 in Berkeley,  4/26 in Austin, and 5/4 at Riverbend in Cincinnati.

7.  NBA All Star game

The 2013 NBA All Star game is starting to garner considerable attention as the event draws near.  Popular tickets include the Rising Stars Challenge, All Star Celebrity Game, and All Star Saturday Night.

8.  Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift comes in this week at #8 after falling out of the top 10 for the first time since she announced her 2013 Red Tour.  Popular upcoming shows include Columbus,  Kansas City,  and Ames.

9.  Zac Brown Band

Fresh off their Grammy Award for best country Album, The Zac Brown Band is back in the top 10.  ZBB has a busy upcoming schedule playing a few solo shows in Kansas City and Springfield Missouri, Omaha, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach before playing the 2013 Houston Rodeo and joining Kenny Chesney on a few dates of  the No Shows Nation Tour.

10. Justin Bieber

After several weeks of being nowhere to be found, Justin Bieber returns to the Top 10 this week.  This is no doubt in response to his appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend.  TheBiebs will be touring Europe of the next couple of months before returning to the states on June 22nd for his sold out show in San Diego.

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.

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.