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One Direction Invades the U.S. – Tickifieds Top 10

Top Events Week 24 (6/5/2013 to 6/12/2013)

1. One Direction

Tomorrow is the big day for many One Direction fans – they arrive in the US to embark on their 2013 Tour.  First up is Sunrise FL on 6/13, then off to Miami, Louisville, Columbus, Nashville and Atlanta.

2. Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor is back with his band Nine Inch Nails and will embark on their Tension 2013 Tour.  The popular industrial rock band has not tour in a few years and sales are expected to be strong.  Presale NIN tickets are already available and popular shows include Boston (10/11), Phoenix (11/9) and Pittsburgh (10/8).

3. Stanley Cup Finals

The 2013 Stanley Cup Finals get started tonight with the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Boston Bruins in Game #1.  These 2 “Original Six” hockey teams have huge fans bases and tickets prices are the highest they have ever been.  Game 2 will take place on Saturday 6/15 in Chicago, with Game 3 and 4 in Boston.

4.  Taylor Swift

Even though Taylor Swift is currently out touring north of the border in Canada, ticket searches for Taylor Swift remain high.  Miss Swift will return to the US in July with shows in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and East Rutherford.

5. NBA Finals

What a series the 2013 NBA Finals is turning out to be.  While many thought the Miami Heat would have their way with an aging San Antonio team, the Spurs find themselves up 2-1.  With Games 4 and 5 in San Antonio, the Miami Heat will have their work cut out for them.  Regardless, this series is turning into an instant classic!

6.  Hunter Hayes

The young budding country music star is showing that he has some staying power as he comes in at #6 this week.  Popular shows this week include Grand Prairie TX and Detroit MI.

7.  Portugal vs Brazil Soccer

Soccer fans in the Boston area are excited to see two of the top soccer clubs in the world square off at Gillette Stadium this fall.  The international friendly, Brazil vs Portugal, will happen on 9/9/2013 and tickets are already available!

8.  USA vs Panama Soccer

Yet another international soccer match makes our top ten this week.  The U.S. National Soccer team will be taking on Panama on 6/11/2013 in Seattle as part of the World Cup Qualifier.

9.  Kinky Boots

If you tuned into the 67th Tony Awards you would know the hit musical Kinky Boots was nominated for an impressive 13 awards.   The ended up taking home 6 awards including the highly coveted “Best Musical”.  Kinky Boots will be playing the historic Hirschfeld Theatre in New York through December.

10.  Firefly Music Festival

The 2013 Firefly Music Festival will feature a star studded lineup including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Vampire Weekend, and Foster the People- just to name a few.  The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway will be rocking come next weekend (6/21 to 6/23) for this 3 day festival!

 

Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – 1D Shines, Justin Bieber Falls

Top Tickets this weekAnother week has come and gone and One Direction is still the most in demand ticket according to our search analytics.  This marks the third week in a row for the boy band and they are showing no signs of slowing down.  We can only hope that some of the other events on this weeks’ top 10 can unseat 1D sometime soon.  We have some solid candidates this week as the NBA and NHL Finals had another strong showing.  International soccer again makes the list this time with Real Madrid taking the spot of Brazil.

Perhaps the most exciting trend we noticed this week was the appearance of our first college football team of the new season- Texas A&M.  Texas A&M is joining the SEC this season and is expected to make a great conference even better.  Here’s hoping college football will save this poor blogger from have to write yet another article mentioning One Direction!

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches

1.  One Direction

The constant demand for One Direction tickets just keeps continuing.  Just have a look at our most popular ads…filled with 1D!

2. NBA Finals

Following an extremely entertaining Miami Heat – Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals, fans are expecting another great series between the Heat and OKC Thunder.  With ticket prices very affordable fans are ready to gobble them up.

3. Justin Bieber

Ut oh, it looks like teen pop sensation Justin Bieber is slipping already. Just a few weeks after his big concert announcement the Biebs is already dropping and was never able to top One Direction.

4.  Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean continues dominate the country music sector will his 2012 My Kinda Party Tour.  But I bet they are all going just to see Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan…

5.  Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Durant and Russel Westbrook led the Thunder to their first ever trip to the NBA Finals.  Game 1 will be on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat.  The Thunder fans are pumped up for this star-studded matchup!

6. Stanley Cup Finals

After getting off to a 3-0 series lead, the LA Kings now find themselves in danger of losing 3 in a row.  Game 6 will be Monday night in Los Angeles.

7. Real Madrid

Real Madrid will be playing a couple of international friendlies here in the US.  They will face David Beckham and the LA GalaxyAC Milan at Yankee Stadium, Juventus in Las Vegas, and Celtic FC in Philadelphia.

8.  US Open

School is out and golf season is well underway.  The 2012 US Open Golf Tournament will held at the at The Olympic Club in San Francisco and tickets are apparently is considerable demand.

9. BamaJam

This week BamaJam moves up a spot to #9 on our list of top searches.  Fans only have a few more days to get tickets to see Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Needtobreathe, Uncle Kracker, and Willie Nelson at this years fest.

10. Texas A&M Football

College football is always one of the top event on Tickifieds but June is way early to start thinking about football.  But Texas A&M fans must be excited about their big move to the SEC this season.

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.

NBA and NHL Playoffs Driving Ticket Sales in May

NBA PlayoffsSpringtime is typically one of the slowest times of the year in terms of ticket sales.   We are still a few months away from the summer concert season, warm baseball games, and the start of both college and NFL football.  However, spring is also the time when both the NHL and NBA are conducting their annual post-season tournaments.  Although both the NBA and NHL are largely struggling to fill their arenas, the playoffs are a different story as fans are eager to gobble up often sold out tickets- especially in major sports markets like Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Denver.

The 2012 NBA Playoff have just begun and there has already been some major headlines as teams are vying for the NBA Finals.  The biggest news thus far has been season ending knee injury to reigning MVP Derek Rose.  Without Rose the Chicago Bulls chances for a rematch with the Miami Heat seems unlikely.  With the Bulls less than full strength the Heat seemingly have an easy path through the NBA East.  Here is a look at the 1st round matchups for the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

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NBA Finals Game 7 Tickets at Record Prices

Lakers vs Celtic Tickets

Tickets to Game 7 of the NBA Finals are in huge demand and are commanding up to $75,000 per ticket!

Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers got the job done last night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals with an impressive 89-67 win against the Boston Celtics.   With the NBA finals talk focused on offense, it was defense that took center stage on Tuesday night as the Lakers held the Celtics to the second lowest scoring output in NBA Finals history. Although Kobe Bryant only scored 24 points, Ron Artest pitched in 15 and Pau Gasol nearly had a triple-double with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 assists. It’s fitting that the classic Lakers vs Celtics matchup will all come down to a game 7.  While this series has hardly conjured up images of Magic vs Bird, the series has been extremely entertaining as 2 popular teams from major markets loaded with superstars with equally big egos battle for the 2010 NBA Championship.

As you would imagine, tickets to Game 7 of the NBA Finals are in major demand.  Game 7 of the NBA Finals will take place on Thursday June 17th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and tickets prices range from $500 for the cheap seats to $75,000 for front row courtside seats. Game 7 is one of the toughest tickets to get in recent memory as indicted by these lofty prices.  If you are looking to watch game 7 from the hardwood in VIP Courtside seats, Free Ticket Classifieds has some Lakers Game 7 Courtside Tickets for only $25,000.  What a bargain!

Lakers vs Celtics = Big Ticket NBA Finals

With the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs already underway with the Chicago Blackhawks taking a commanding 2-0 lead over the Philadelphia Flyers, sports fans are gearing up for the 2010 NBA Finals.  The 2010 NBA Finals will feature  2 of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.  Between them, the Celtics (17) and Lakers(10) have combined for a total of 27 NBA Championships.  This classic Rivarly began in the 1980’s as the Boston Celtics and/or the LA Lakers played in every NBA Finals, combining for 7 championship during the decade.  The rivarly was forever immortalized in the classic Magic Johnson vs Larry Bird Video Game in the 1980’s.

The 2010 rivarly has been reborn as petulant Kobe Bryant and his LA Lakers will look to take home NBA Finals title number 11 against Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics.  This series will be loaded with superstars, big names, and likely big drama.  If you think the East Coast vs West Coast rivarly is big just wait until all the egos on the floor duke it out for NBA supremacy starting with NBA Finals Game 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  The series will return to Boston for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on June 8th, 2010.

Tickets for the NBA Finals are already in huge demand with 2 teams in major sports markets appearing together in the championship for the first time in a number of years.  Despite this Free Ticket Classifieds has a number of tickets to the NBA Finals surprisingly affordable.   If you plan on being in the Los Angeles area check out our selection of Lakers NBA Finals Tickets or for those of you in Boston, check out the selection of Celtics NBA Finals Tickets.