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The Return of Teen Pop – Tickifieds Top 10

Jonas Brothers 2013 TourIf there was a theme to this weeks top ten it would have to be all about comebacks.  Yeah, One Direction is still on top but this week we saw the return of several other pop stars who once dominated the Tickifieds Top 10 at some point in their careers.  Not only did Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber earn their way back into the top 10 but the Jonas Brothers appear to be back as well.

If only the New Kids on the Block, who are currently touring with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, can gain a little traction the top 10 would really be dominated by bumble gum pop acts.  Fortunately, some other events did make the list.  Let’s take a look at the rest of this week’s list….

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

1.  One Direction

Without any massive on sale events or premiere sporting events to think of, One Direction easily defeated all other challengers.  Unless there is a major concert announcement in the work, expect 1D to remain at the top until the NBA and NHL playoffs start.

2.  Chicago Blackhawks

A bit of a surprise here as the Blackhawks have been floundering of late.  However, the best team in hockey has fans that are amped up for another run at the Stanley Cup.  Fan are really searching for 2013 Blackhawks Playoff tickets.

3.  Taylor Swift

Much like Justin Bieber, this week Taylor Swift is enjoying somewhat of a resurgence.  Tickets to quite a few of her sold out 2013 Red Tour concerts saw a huge spike in traffic.  Popular Taylor Swift concerts coming up include 4/20 in Tampa Bay5/12 in Washington DC and 5/22 in San Antonio.

4.  Kid Rock

Kid Rock recently announced the second leg of his 2013 tour and ticket demand sky rocketed.  Joining Kid Rock on tour at select shows will be Uncle Kracker, Kool and the Gang and ZZ Top.  The most popular shows right now include the Woodlands Pavilion on 7/19, Atlanta on 9/14 and the Nebraskaland Days on 6/21.

5.  Jonas Brothers

Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas are back at it and will be out on tour this summer.  While they aren’t as popular as they once were, they are certainly drawing plenty of attention from the Generation Y’ers.  Popular concerts include 7/23 in Hartford, 7/16 at Blossom and 7/20 Jones Beach.

6.  Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals continue to be one of the most exciting teams in baseball with the likes of young stars like Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasberg.

7.  LA Galaxy

It’s not all that surprising that the defending MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy make the list. Even without David Beckham, the Galaxy continue to draw large crowds.

8.  Honda Civic Tour

The 2013 Honda Civic Tour will feature Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane.  As you would expect, ticket demand has been more than solid.  Hot shows for this bunch include 9/14 at the Cruzan Amphitheater, 9/8 in Virginia Beach and 9/28 at the Gorge.

9.  Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber returns to the top 10 after a loooong hiatus.  The increase in traffic is somewhat surprising as he is about to finish up his european tour and isn’t scheduled to perform in the US until June. Nonetheless, popular shows include San Diego on 6/22Chicago on 7/9 and Brooklyn NY on 8/2.

10.  Luke Bryan

Country music star Luke Bryan continues to draw heavy interest for his 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour.  Popular upcoming shows include 7/21 Noblesville IN, 7/27 Phoenix AZ and 6/15 Tinley Park IL.

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.

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.

Honda Civic Tour

The Honda Civic Tour is an annual concert sponsored, not surprisingly, by the Honda Motor Company.  The tour got its start back in 2001 and have featured many great rock and pop punk bands ever since.  Also, each year, the headlining band gets the privilege of customizing a Honda Civic which is then raffled off.  Past headlining acts have included Everclear, Incubus, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte, Maroon 5, The Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, and Paramore.  This year, the tour is headlined by Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance.  Supporting those two acts this year are Rancid, Manchester Orchestra, Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Jimmy Eat World and Matt and Kim.  Blink-182 was also the original headlining act in 2001.

This year’s tour kicked off this past weekend, on August 5th in Holmdel, NJ and concludes October 15th in Chula Vista, CA.

The dates for the 2011 Honda Civic Tour:

» 8/5 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
» 8/6, 7 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
» 8/9 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
» 8/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
» 8/12 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
» 8/13 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion
» 8/14 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
» 8/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 8/20 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion
» 8/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
» 8/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
» 9/1 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
» 9/3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
» 9/4 – Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
» 9/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Center
» 9/8 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
» 9/9 – Kansas City, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
» 9/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/11 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Centre
» 9/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
» 9/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
» 9/16 – Saratoga, NY @ SPAC
» 9/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
» 9/18 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
» 9/23 – Miami, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
» 9/24 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
» 9/26 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
» 9/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
» 9/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
» 9/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
» 10/1 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» 10/2 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
» 10/4 – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
» 10/5 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
» 10/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Resort, Spa and Casino
» 10/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
» 10/15 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

 

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