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Hot Halloween Festivals and Events

Halloween Event TicketsLooking for something to do this upcoming Halloween? There are tons of options for whether you want to party the Saturday beforehand or on the actual day, Thursday. On October 26th, there are some really fun Halloween festivals taking place with music tastes for everyone, ranging from electronic dance music to hard rock. The events taking place on Oct. 31 are pretty heavily jam band bands, a bit of costumed heavy metal, with a dash of boy band.  As with any Halloween event, costumes are a must!  Check out these events below hat I put together of the top Halloween events to make sure you make the most of this spooky holiday.
October 26th – Saturday before Halloween:

Noted as Texas’ largest Halloween electronic dance festival featuring Tiesto, Adventure Club, Alex Young and tons of others!

The world’s largest costume party with Gareth Emery, Showtek and more.

Huge Halloween event featuring Alice Cooper, Papa Roach, Bullet for my Valentine, Pop Evil and More.

October 31st – Halloween night

  • Florida Georgia Line – Sears Centre Arena – Bridgeport, IL
  • GWAR & Whitechapel – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
  • Widespread Panic – UNO Lakefront Arena – New Orleans, NO
  • Umphrey’s McGee – Riverside Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
  • Jonas Brothers – The Midland by AMC, Kansas City, MO
  • Phish – Boardwalk Hall Arena – Atlantic City, NJ

Check out Tickifieds for more Halloween tickets!

NYE and NFL on the Rise – Tickifieds Top 10

Green Bay Packers Tickets

The Green Bay Packers surge to #3 this week following their big win over the Chicago Bears. The NFC North Champs are once again headed to the playoffs.

Although we saw little movement atop this week’s Top 10 most searched for tickets at Tickifieds.com, several events and performers made their first appearance.  Making the largest jump this week is the Green Bay Packers.  Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and the Packers are fresh off clinching the NFC North and are looking towards the playoffs yet again.  Another NFL team making waves are the Washington Redskins. The Skins are currently in a 3 way battle for control of the NFC East.  If the Redskins can hold off the Dallas Cowboys and NY Giants, they would make the playoff for the first time in 5 years!

Other events to note are 3 New Year’s eve comedy and concerts that came in at a tie for the #10 spot on this week’s list.  Once Christmas is officially over, expect New Year’s related events to surge.

1.  One Direction

One Direction is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down as they maintain a comfortable lead over the competition.  1D will be appearing on the XFactor finale tonight so we should see another spike in 1 Direction traffic as parents scamble for last minute Christmas gifts.  Don’t forget, Tickifieds will also be giving away tickets to see One Direction see be sure to register for the ticket giveaway.  For all the details check out:  http://blog.tickifieds.com/win-one-direction-tickets-from-tickifieds-com/

2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift continues to maintain her position just behind the champs One Direction.  Perhaps Swift is eyeing the top spot with the recent news she is dating 1D heart-throb Harry Styles.

3. Green Bay Packers

After a big win over the rival Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packer fans are hoarding tickets for the final game of the season (vs the Titans) as well as they playoffs.

4. Brrr! Music Festival

With a lineup that includes Moby, Miss Kittin, Magda, Deniz Koyu, Deniz Kurtel, Chus & Ceballos, Dubfire and Justin Martin , it’s no wonder there is heavy interest in the Brrr Music Fest.  The 2013 version of the festival will be held at Echo Beach in Toronto.

5.  Justin Bieber

Is Bieber Fever starting to cool off?  It sure seems that way as JB slips to #5 this week despite the fact that many tickets have yet to go on sale to the public.  Is the 18 year old starting to get washed up?

6.  BCS Championship

The 2013 BCS Championship game is still drawing considerable interest as fans are still searching for the best deals.  Demand should remain strong through the new year.

7.  Capital One Bowl

The 2013 Capital One Bowl continues to well represent college football.  Fans for both the Georgia Bulldogs and Nebraska Cornhuskers travel well so it should be no surprise that this is one of the more popular bowl games.

8.  Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III has led the Washington Redskins to a first place tie in the NFC East and has fans excited for the first time in years.  However, RG3 and the Skins are going to make the playoff they will have to beat the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of the season on December 30th, 2012.  This will be a huge game for ticket buyers!

9.  St. Louis Cardinals

It’s a little early to start thinking about baseball but Cardinal fans are an odd bunch.  What else is there to do in St. Louis?  Interest is particularly high for the 2013 Cardinals Season Ticket Holder Reception.

10.  10th Annual Greatest Night of Comedy Tickets

Chicago will be hosting a huge comedy event on New Year’s eve that will feature DeRay Davis, Aries Spears, Lil Duval and Jay Pharoah (of SNL fame) live at Arie Crown Theater.  The 10th Annual Greatest Night of Comedy is looking like it will be one of the hottest events this NYE.

10.  Widespread Panic NYE

Panic-heads are amped to ring in the new year with their favorite band, Widespread Panic.  this jam band with a huge following will be playing NYE at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.

10.  Phish NYE

Phish, much like Widespread Panic, is a popular jam band picking up where the Grateful Dead left off.  Phish will be playing a series of shows at Madison Square Garden with the most popular being on New Year’s Eve.

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 Weekend Events August 5 – 7

 Wow, can you believe it’s August already??  What happened to July?

As people soak up the last month of summer, fans are still coming out for all the hot concerts and sporting events.

Phish, once again, holds the top position.  Phish like Dave Matthews Band are pretty much the epitome of summer tour bands.  They are to be expected.

According to Redbook Magazine, Taylor Swift was the top concert people wanted to see this summer.  Her concert sales, even on the secondary ticket marketplace certainly correlate with this.

The Vans Warped Tour is on the list again for their Denver tour dates.  Some of the notable bands playing at Invesco Field include A Day to Remember, Against Me!, Attack Attack!, Gym Class Heros, Less Than Jake, Relient K, The Devil Wears Prada, The Expendables and We Came As Romans.

Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park is another big draw this weekend.  The top headliners for this weekend’s tour include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse.  Other tops acts playing in Perry Farrell’s 20th anniversary vision include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, OK GO, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Manchester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, City and Colour, Cults, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses and more.  Chicago is the place to be this weekend for music lovers.

The Gipsy Kings music has been described as “Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk.”  The band started in Southern France in the 1970’s and have been rising in popularity ever since.

Once again, the European soccer teams have shown up again on the top weekend list.    Like Manchester United and Real Madrid earlier this summer, expect  FC Barcelona to show the American team who the real soccer champs are.  Fans are still very excited to have these matches on their home turf and are wanting to see them live.

 

Top Weekend Events August 5th -7th

1.)   Phish, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA  –  Saturday, August 6th

2.)   Gipsy Kings, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA  – Sunday, August 7th

3.)   Taylor Swift, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, August 6th

4.)   Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

5.)   Katy Perry, LA Nokia Live, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, August 5th

6.)   Vans Warped Tour, Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, CO – Friday, August 5th

7.)   Janet Jackson, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, August 6th

8.)   Sade, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

9.)   Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

10.) FC Barcelona vs. Club America Soccer, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX – Saturday, August 6th

 

Top Weekend Events June 17th – 19th

NKOTBHappy Wednesday!
It is Father’s Day weekend, and it seems like Saturday night is a hot night for tickets. There’s some new stuff on the list, there’s some stuff we’ve seen before::cough cough Phish::, and just some summer time expectations.
The New Kids on the Block Chicago show holds the top position for the week. The 80’s boy band is still performing with all all original band members; Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. The band has sold 80 million records worldwide. The NKOTB teamed up with 90’s boy band, the Backstreet Boys. The BSB’s also have all original band members; A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, and Kevin Richardson. The BSB’s are the best-selling boy band of all time, having sold over 130 million records worldwide. Their first seven albums reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 list.
We all know by now, hopefully by reading the Wednesday blog posts, that Phish tickets are HOT this summer. Well, Phish shows up again twice on this list. First they show up in the list for their show in Virginia, then for the show in North Carolina. Fans are really interested in their tickets.
For your sporting events, the Cubs vs. Yankees series have a lot of folk’s attention. The Cubbies have been on a winning streak of late and hopefully they can win big in their hometown against one of the perpetually good teams. This is also an excellent event to take your Dad to for Father’s day! The CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Quarterfinals are also going on this weekend in D.C. The event will showcase Jamaica vs. United States and Panama vs. El Salvador. The day previous, on the 18th in East Rutherford, NJ, the matchups include Costa Rica vs. Honduras and Mexico vs. Guatemala.
As for other good summer concert events, people are interested in the original Parrot Head, Jimmy Buffett, Country crooner Keith Urban and bubblegum pop princess, Katy Perry.
This is a great weekend for a wide variety of events.

Top Weekend Events – June 17th -19th

1.) New Kids on the Block with Backstreet Boys, United Center, Chicago, IL – Saturday, June 18th
2.) Phish, Ntelos Pavilion Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA – Sunday, June 19th
3.) CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. – Sunday, June 19th
4.) Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Saturday, June 18th
5.) Motley Crue, Usana Amphitheatre, West Valley City, UT – Saturday, June 18th
6.) Jimmy Buffett, Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA- Saturday, June 18th
7.) Phish, Time Warner, Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC – Saturday, June 18th
8.) Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, June 19th
9.) Katy Perry, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ – Sunday, June 19th
10.) Keith Urban, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL- Friday, June 17th

Top Weekend Events – June 10th – 12th

Hello Wednesday!

Summer concerts are still heating up the top weekend events list.  I expect this trend to continue for many more weeks.  While concerts are to be anticipated on this list, I would have thought at least one game of our nation’s pastime would have shown up.  Not one baseball game came anywhere close to making the list.

Some old favorites like Phish, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney show up again on the list.  Their fan bases are unparalleled.  Bruno Mars and his Lazy Song seem to be this summer’s anthem on most radio stations.  Florence and the Machine is new to this list.  This band is in the same Indie vein as Mumford & Sons.  Both bands have incredibly unique sounds, only play small venues and their popularity is on the verge of super-stardom.   Florence Welch is the English fiery red-headed leader of this band.  They have had songs appear on shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as a song in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  New music should be coming from the band soon.  Keep your eye on this band.

I actually very surprised to see Deep Purple on the list.  They are an English Rock band formed in the same era as Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath.  Some think of Deep Purple as being pioneers of heavy metal and modern rock.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main association football (that’s Soccer to us American’s) competition of the men’s national football team overseen by CONCACAF.   This competition determines the regional champion of North American, Central America and the Caribbean.   The winner of the competition goes on to compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup.  Did you catch all that?  Since the formation of the Gold Cup, a tournament to crown the region champion, in 1991 Mexico has won five times, the United states four times and once by the Canadians.

Top Weekend Events – June 10th through 12th

1.)    Mumford & Sons, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA – Sunday, June 12th

2.)    Concacaf Gold Cup, El Salvador vs. Cuba and Mexico vs. Costa Rica, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, June 12th

3.)    Deep Purple, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ –Friday, June 10th

4.)    Florence and the Machine, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL – Sunday, June 12th

5.)    Concacaf Gold Cup,  United States vs. Panama and Canada vs. Guadeloupe, Raymond Stadium, Tampa Bay, FL – Saturday, June 11th

6.)    Bruno Mars, Universal City, Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, June 12th

7.)    Michael Buble, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ – Saturday, June 11th

8.)    Kenny Chesney, Lambeau Field , Green Bay, WI – Saturday, June 11th

9.)    Taylor Swift, Ford Field, Detroit, MI – Saturday, June 11th

10.) Phish, Merriweather Post Pavilion,  Columbia, MD – Saturday, June 11th