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Selena Gomez debuts at #2, 1D still #1 – Tickifieds Top 10

Selena Gomez Stars Dance TourIt’s starting to finally feel like spring, and as such, ticket sales are starting to heat up.  Outside of the typical domination of One Direction, pop princess Selena Gomez catapults all the way up to #2 this week. While many know her as Justin Bieber’s on again and off girlfriend, Selena has her own cult-like following of tweeners.  Joining 1D and Selena on the concert front is Ozzy Osbourne’s with Black Sabbath and the Fresh Beat Band.

The rest of this week’s top 10 is dominated by both the NBA and NHL playoffs.  The NBA playoffs kicked off just this past weekend while several NHL teams are still jockeying for position.

So without further delay, here is this weeks top 10…

Top Events Week 14 (4/15/2013 to 4/22/2013)

1.  One Direction

No surprise as One Direction continues its run as the top event on Tickifieds Ticket Classifieds.  This week, popular concert stops include Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

2.  Selena Gomez

It’s going to be a big year for the former Disney star Selena Gomez.  Not only is she set to embark on her first solo world tour but she has her debut album coming out.  Popular shows include Boston, Toronto, Rosemont and Philadelphia.

3.  Miami Heat

Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are looking to add another NBA title to their collection.  The Heat are playing the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st round with games 1, 2 and 5 scheduled to be played in Miami.

4.  Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn sports fans haven’t had much to cheer about since the Dodgers left town decades ago.  However, this year the Brooklyn Nets are are primed for a deep run in the 2013 NBA playoffs.  First on the schedule is the 1st round matchup with the Chicago Bulls.

5.  Fresh Beat Band

The Fresh Beat Band is one of the most popular kids programs on the popular channel Nick Jr.  Shout, Twist, Marina, and Kiki will all be touring as part of the Fresh Beat Band this summer and fall.  Popular shows include San Antonio, Pittsburgh and New York.

6.  Pittsburgh Penguins

With the addition of Jarome Iginla, the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the favorites to win the 2013 Stanley Cup.  The Pens are a lock for the #1 seed in the East and will get home ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.

7.  Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne is back with Black Sabbath for a few select showsand fans are über excited to get tickets.  Black Sabbath will have concerts in Holmdel New Jersey, The Gorge, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

8.  Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks are on their way to winning the Presidents Cup and would have home ice advantage throughout the playoffs.  It’s Stanley Cup or bust for Chicago fans!

9.  Los Angeles Clippers

Blake Griffin and CP3 have stolen the hearts of LA basketball fans especially after Lakers star Kobe Bryant went out with an injury.  The Clippers are facing the Memphis Grizzlies in round 1 and have home court advantage.

10.  New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony and company have the whole city of New York excited about their prospects of return to importance in the NBA East. The Knicks are facing the Boston Celtics in the 1st round but nothing short of a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals will satisfy their fans.

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, Rolling Stones Surge – Tickifieds Top 10

Rolling Stones 50 and Counting Tour LogoAfter a few weeks out of the spotlight, One Direction regains that Tickifieds Top 10 Throne.  However, it could be somewhat short-lived if rock legends the Rolling Stones have anything to say about it.  The Stones recently announced plans to tour the US this summer and tickets just went on sale today.  Considering the Stones really only had 1 day of search traffic, coming in at number 2 this week is pretty impressive.

Also new to the list this week are some NBA basketball teams.  With the 2013 regular season rapidly coming to a close, now is the time to start marketing NBA playoff tickets.  High on sports fans wish list thus far are the upstart LA Clippers and the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat.

Let’s take a look at this week’s list….

Top Events Week 13 (4/1/2013 to 4/8/2013)

1.  One Direction

With the NCAA Tournament now complete, One Direction has resume their rightful place atop the Tickifieds standings.  Popular shows this week include Dallas 7/22, Wantagh (Jones Beach) 6/29 and Tinley Park 7/13.

2.  Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones recently announced plans to hit the road in 2013 to celebrate 50 years of rockin’ out!  The 50 and Counting tour is generating a lot of buzz which is understandable as it might be the last opportunity to see the legendary band.  Popular stops on the tour include 3 shows in Chicago 5/12, Las Vegas 6/28 and Boston 6/12.

3.  Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers are looking mighty good these days and have clearly eclipsed the Lakers.  With playoff tickets on sale now, Clippers fans are eager to get things started.

4.  Honda Civic Tour

The 2013 Honda Civic Tour will feature Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane.  Hot shows right now include Charlotte on 9/11/2013, Darien Lake on 9/4/2013 and Irvine CA on 10/4/2013.

5. Toby Keith

Beer drinkers rejoice, Toby Keith is coming to a town near you this summer.  Join Toby on the 2013 Hammer Down Tour will be fellow country artist Kip Moore.  Popular shows include Bristow VA 8/24, Cincinnati 6/14 and Pittsburgh 6/15.

6.  Jonas Brothers

If you hadn’t had enough of the boy bands lately, the Jonas Brothers are making a comeback.  The Bros. will be out touring to promote a new album due out sometime this summer.  Popular with Jonas Brothers fans are the meet and greet passes and shows in Cincinnati (Riverbend), Darien Lake and Toronto.

7.  Miami Heat

The Miami Heat are fresh off a historic winning streak and are gearing up for the 2013 NBA Playoffs.  They should be able to breeze through the Eastern Conference with a little challenge from the likes of the NY Knicks and Indiana Pacers.

8.  Luke Bryan

Country music star Luke Bryan is having a pretty good year.  His 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour is selling like gangbusters and he just took home the Male Entertainer of the Year Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards.  He’s also on the 2013 Country Megaticket circuit- Hot shows for Luke Bryan include Atlanta 7/14, Saratoga Springs 8/25 and Hartford 5/31.

9. 2013 Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2013 tickets recently went on sale and quickly sold out.  Not surprising as the lineup is absolutely loaded.  Schedule to perform are The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Eric Church and many more.

10.  Depeche Mode

The 80’s are back as Depeche Mode has big tour plans in 2013.  Popular shows include Los Angeles 9/28, Phoenix 10/8 and Tinley Park 8/24.

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.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket Picture

2012 NBA Playoff MatchupsThe conclusion to the strike-shortened 2012 NBA basketball season is about to come to an end and that means it’s playoff time.  With just a handful of regular season games left, the playoff picture in both the Eastern and Western Conferences is becoming much more clear.

In the NBA East, the Chicago Bulls have just about wrapped up the #1 seed after beating the defending champion Dallas Mavericks last night.  The Miami Heat, who lost to the Washington Wizards without Lebron James, Dewayne Wade, and Chris Bosh last night will end up with the #2 seed.  The #3 seed will go to the surprising Indiana Pacers, while the Boston Celtics will get the #4 seed as the Atlantic Division champion.  The Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, and Philadelphia 76ers also will be post-season participants.  If the season were to end today, here are what the match-ups would be in the Eastern Conference:

  • #1 Chicago Bulls vs #8 Philadelphia 76ers
  • #2 Miami Heat vs #7 New York Knicks
  • #3 Indiana Pacers vs #6 Orlando Magic
  • #4 Boston Celtics vs #5 Atlanta Hawks

In the NBA West, the San Antonio Spurs have a 1/2 game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top seed.  The Thunder trail by 1 game in the loss column but can catch the Spurs should they lose any of their remaining 4 games- the Thunder have 3 games left. The LA Lakers and LA Clippers are also still fighting it out for the #3 and #4 seeds.  Currently, the Lakers own a 1/2 game lead but both teams are tied with 24 losses.  The Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, and Dallas Mavericks have all but locked up wildcard spots but the Utah Jazz still have some work to do to secure the #8 seed.  The Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets are both just 1 game back.  While much can still changes, here is what the match-ups would look like in the West if the season ended today:

  • #1 San Antonio Spurs vs #8 Utah Jazz
  • #2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs #7 Dallas Mavericks
  • #3 LA Lakers vs #6 Denver Nuggets
  • #4 LA Clippers vs #5 Memphis Grizzlies

2012 NBA Playoff tickets have gone on sale for many teams already.  If you weren’t lucky enough to land playoff tickets be sure to check out Tickifieds.com to find some great deals!

NBA Basketball is back and tickets are hot!

Clippers Tickets are hotNBA fans across the nation are happy as the 2011-2012 season has begun.  Following the labor dispute, the NBA season has been shortened to just 66 games.  That means that teams have to squeeze in a lot of games in a short period of time.  As such the season is filled with back-to-back and back-to-back-to-back games.  While the work load is likely difficult on the NBA players, fans get to enjoy some great basketball on each and every night.

In the event ticketing world, NBA tickets are a bit of an untapped market.  While most ticket brokers turn their attention to events that yield higher profit margins such as  concerts and football (both NFL and College), the market is also strong for many NBA teams.  So if you are looking to sell tickets to NBA games we’ve put together a list of the top 10 teams to market for the 2011-2012 NBA Season.

1.  LA Clippers

This one is a bit of a surprise as the Clippers have been overshadowed by the LA Lakers.  However, the addition of Chris Paul and the emergence of Blake Griffin has really drawn a lot of fan interest.

2. New York Knicks

NY Knicks fans have been waiting for a decent team to root for since the Patrick Ewing era.  With Carmelo Anthony back and the addition of Tyson Chandler this team is one of the top contenders in the NBA East.

3. Chicago Bulls

Since the Michael Jordan era Bulls tickets have always been a commodity.  Now that the Bulls are once again title contenders with MVP Derrick Rose at the helm, tickets are in even more demand.

4. Miami Heat

The Miami Heat would be much higher on the list if it weren’t for the fact they play in Miami.  Even with the 3-headed beast of James, Wade, and Bosh Miami fans just don’t seem to care much until playoff time.  Miami has to be one of the worst cities for professional sports fans!

5. Oklahoma City Thunder

Although Oklahoma City is not exactly a big basketball city, Kevin Durant and company are one of the most exciting teams in the NBA.

6. LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers tickets are always in demand and this season will be no exception even though they are expected to be on the decline following the retirement of Phil Jackson.  However, any team with Kobe Bryant will draw in the fans.

7. Orlando Magic

Magic fans are coming out in droves to convince perennial MVP candidate Dwight Howard he should stay.

8. Dallas Mavericks

Fresh off their NBA Championship season the Mavs are a little long in the tooth but they still are the champs.  They also still have Dirk Nowitski and should be a lock for another playoff season.

9. New Jersey Nets

Tickets to Nets games are on the rise with continued rumors of a Dwight Howard trade.  Throw in a move next year to the Bronx and the acquisition of Deron Williams and things are looking up for the Nets franchise.

10. Denver Nuggets

It looks as though Nuggets fans are saying good riddance to Carmelo Anthony.  While they no longer have their superstar their team basketball and solid defense has them looking really good!

Top Weekend Events 2/26 – 28

Ok, so your Wednesday post is a Thursday morning post.  Oh well.  You’re just going to have to deal.

Country musicThis weekend’s top events are dominated but music.   All forms of music, from pop to country club.  As previously mentioned, Mr. Kid Rock fits into all these categories.  He’s such a chameleon.  His Born Free Tour is exceptionally popular.  Also reappearing on this list is former Phish front man, Trey Anastasio.  Representing  the country music world are Jason Aldean, who frequently appears with American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, and John Mellencamp.  Jason Aldean is cute, he’s talented, what’s not to love about him?  John Mellencamp also reappears on this list with his country rock style which has been exceptionally popular for decades.  It’s possible for him to perform old classics like “Pink Houses” and “Jack and Diane.”  Not to be forgotten is club music superstar Kesha.  The kids love her digitized vocal sound with out of control party antics. 

George Lopez also shows up on his list for his hysterically funny comedy show.  His “Lopez Tonight” tour  is selling out well, particularly with the Latino community.  The Fox Theatre in Atlanta is going to be busy this weekend!

For your sporting events to take notice of, the Clippers vs. Celtics game, Coyotes vs. Blackhawks game, the Loyola vs. Butler game, as well as the Bashas Supermarket 200 racing event.  For the Clippers vs. Celtics, it’s East vs. West is an awesome rematch from their December 27th game where the Clippers won by 2 points.  Rajon Rondo and Baron David are sure to be equally matched again.  The Blackhawks are still defending their 2010 Stanley Cup championship.    The Bashas is another NASCAR  Nationwide Series event held in Arizona and features race record Jeff Burton, 2000 (115.145 m.p.h.) and Qualifying record: Joey Logano, 2010 (134.048 m.p.h.) .

So stay tuned for an exciting last weekend in February!

 Hot tickets for the weekend:

1.)    Trey Anastasio – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA,  February 25

2.)    Jason Aldean – Columbus, OH, February 26th

3.)    Clippers vs. Celtics, Staples Stadium, Los Angeles, CA, February 26th

4.)    K$sha,  The Fillmore, Detroit, MI, February 26th

5.)    George Lopez, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, February 26th

6.)    John Mellencamp, Fox Theatre, Atlanta GA, February 27th

7.)    Coyotes vs. Blackhawks, United Center, Chicago, IL February 27th

8.)    Kid Rock, United Center, Chicago, IL February 26th

9.)    Bashas Supermarket 200, Avondale, Arizona, February 26th

10.) Loyola at Butler, Hinckle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN,  February 26th