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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.

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!

 

Taylor Swift gaining on 1D – Tickifieds Top 10

TaylorSwift3Top Events Week 22 (5/22/2013 to 5/28/2013)

1. One Direction

Another week goes by with One Direction kicking everyone’s butts.  With recent announcement of 2014 tour dates don’t expect things to change anytime soon. Really hot right now are tickets to their 2014 concert in Dublin!

2.  Taylor Swift

Miss Swift continues to surge and comes in at an impressive #2 this week.  Although she is still a considerable distance from 1D, if she continues this trend she could surpass the current “kings of tickifieds”.  Popular Taylor Swift concerts include Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston.

3.  Hunter Hayes

The 21 year old country crooner Hunter Hayes has been hot this past week climbing up the charts all the way to #3 this week.  It’s no surprise he is up for several Teen Choice Awards including Top Male Country Artist.  Top Hunter Hayes concerts include 7/18 at the Porter County Fair in Valpo, 8/4 in Costa Mesa and Dayton Ohio on 7/23.

4.  Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings

With the Red Wings head to the NHL Eastern Conference next season, this mark the last time these old rivals will meet in the conference playoffs.  As such, it’s fitting that the Blackhawks have come back from the brink of elimination to force a historic Game 7.

5.  San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals

The San Antonio Spurs are not one of the most popular NBA franchises but that has not stopped them from continuing to win.  Spurs tickets for the 2013 NBA Finals are hot this week as this is probably the last hurrah for this current core of players.  Also, it doesn’t hurt that Spurs NBA Finals tickets are surprisingly affordable.

6. Ke$ha

Fresh on the heels of the debut of her new reality show, her summer 2013 tour with Pit Bull and solo tour this fall, Kesha is hot right now.  Hot concerts right now include Columbus OH,   Atlanta GA and Raleigh NC.

7.  San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers may have lost the Super Bowl but they are odds on favorites to win it all this year.  Fans are excited to see what exciting young QB Colin Kaepernick can do with a full season at the helm of the Jim Harbaugh offense.  Big games include the season opener against the Green Bay Packers, September 22nd against the Indy Colts and Houston Texans on October 6th, 2013.

8.  Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Eastern Conference Finals

It doesn’t get much better than an Eastern Conference Finals showdown between 2 historic rivals in the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Games 1 and 2 will be played in Pittsburgh with Games 3 and 4 in Boston.  Game 1 is on Saturday June 1st.

9.  Alabama Crimson Tide

College football season seems like an eternity away but that has not stopped Alabama Crimson Tide fans from gobbling up tickets for the 2013 season.  Bama is expected to compete for a national title once again so demand should be strong all year.

10.  Beyonce

Beyonce will be returning to the states to resume her 2013 Ms Carter World Tour.  Popular shows include Brooklyn, Dallas and Washington DC.

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 Playoffs Recap and Schedule

This post probably isn’t as timely as it should be, but it’s mid-way through the Round 1 games and this should be a nice little recap and forecast:

 NBA Playoff Schedule:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

So far in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls have taken home the W in 3 of the 4 games.  These games, for the most part have been very close in scoring.  The Pacers finally won the 4th game.  As always, Derrick Rose, point guard for the Bulls, has been the glue that holds the team together.  Hopefully his ankle sprain from last night doesn’t completely derail him and his team.

The same holds true for the Heat over the 76ers.  The second game had a 20 point lead over the Sixers.   The Sixers just don’t have the skill and experience of Wade, Bosch and James.

The Celtics crushed the Knicks in four games; therefore they have won the series and are moving on in the tournament. Boston is gunning for the championships that they feel they were robbed of last year.

The Hawks and the Magic are very evenly matched.  Atlanta narrowly beat out Orlando in 3 of the four games.  The Magic just put too much stock in Dwight Howard, while the Hawks seem to be a more rounded team.

Chicago vs. Indiana

Game 1 - Chicago 104, Indiana 99
Game 2 - Chicago 96, Indiana 90
Game 3 - Chicago 88, Indiana 84
Game 4 - Indiana 89, Chicago 84
Game 5 - Tue April 26, Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Chicago at Indiana, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Indiana at Chicago, TBD, TNT

Miami vs. Philadelphia

Game 1 - Miami 97, Philadelphia 89
Game 2 - Miami 94, Philadelphia 73
Game 3 - Miami 100, Philadelphia 94
Game 4 - Philadelphia 86, Miami 82
Game 5 - Wed April 27, Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Miami at Philadelphia, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Philadelphia at Miami, TBD, TBD

Boston vs. New York

Game 1 - Boston 87, New York 85
Game 2 - Boston 96, New York 93
Game 3 - Boston 113, New York 96
Game 4 - Boston 101, New York 89
Celtics win series 4-0

Orlando vs. Atlanta

Game 1 - Atlanta 103, Orlando 93
Game 2 - Orlando 88, Atlanta 82
Game 3 - Atlanta 88, Orlando 84
Game 4 - Atlanta 88, Orlando 85
Game 5 - Tue April 26, Atlanta at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Orlando at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Atlanta at Orlando, TBD, TNT

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

In the Western Conference, the Spurs have lost one of three games about the Grizzlies.  Zach Randolph and Mike Conley of the Grizzlies drove to the basket and kept Memphis ahead, and suddenly the Grizzlies are looking quite good to take the series.  They are forcing the Spurs to look inexperienced and sloppy.  Their next appearance is tonight.

The Lakers and Hornets are neck and neck.  The games have averaged about 10 points between the winners and losers.  Chris Paul of the Hornets is most definitely the best all-around point guard in the NBA; he has the skill to change games on his own.  This is an interesting series!

The Trailblazers finally decided to show up to the game for the last two games.  They’re willing to give the Mavericks a run for their money.  Tonight’s game should be excellent.

The OKC Thunder is the little team that could.  They might not have the history to back up their team like the Bulls, Lakers or Celtics, but they’re not messing around either.

San Antonio vs. Memphis

Game 1 - Memphis 101, San Antonio 98
Game 2 - San Antonio 93, Memphis 87
Game 3 - Memphis 91, San Antonio 88
Game 4 - Mon April 25, San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 - Wed April 27, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD

L.A. Lakers vs. New Orleans

Game 1 - New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100
Game 2 - L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78
Game 3 - L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86
Game 4 - New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88
Game 5 - Tue April 26, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 6 - Thu April 28, L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TNT

Dallas vs. Portland

Game 1 - Dallas 89, Portland 81
Game 2 - Dallas 101, Portland 89
Game 3 - Portland 97, Dallas 92
Game 4 - Portland 84, Dallas 82
Game 5 - Mon April 25, Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 6 - Thu April 28, Dallas at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Portland at Dallas, TBD, TNT

Oklahoma City vs. Denver

Game 1 - Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103
Game 2 - Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89
Game 3 - Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94
Game 4 - Mon April 25, Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 * Wed April 27, Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD

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