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Top Events of 2012

Top Events of 2012Happy new year!! It’s that time of year where we reflect upon the past year and start looking toward the future.  Confucius once said, “Study the past if you wish to define the future….”.  With that in mind we will look at some of the top ticketed events in 2012 and analyze what it means for 2013.  If 2013 is anything like 2012 be sure to start marketing top pop and country performers and be on the look out for growing segments of the like electronic/techno music and international soccer.  Also don’t forget about popular, yet under-marketed sports like NASCAR.

Top Events of 2012

1.  One Direction

There is no denying the fact that One Direction dominated the event ticket market in 2012.  In 2013 expect that trend to continue as their 2013 tour is sold out across the world.  That means that fans will be looking to the secondary ticket market to secure tickets to their concerts.  Although selling One Direction tickets is extremely competitive, you can make inroads by focusing on niche tickets (e.g. front row, meet and greet, VIP, etc.).

2.  International Soccer

We had to lump a few events here to have these international soccer matches come in at number 2 but there is no denying that soccer is growing as a sport in the U.S.  2012 saw a lot of matches between some of the most popular soccer clubs in the world and several MLS teams.  In 2013 keep your eye out for these international friendlies featuring teams like FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Chelsea, Liverpool, as well as the US, Mexico, and Canadian National Teams.

3. Electronic Music

Another fast growing segment of the event ticket industry is electronic or techno music.  It was a really good year for artists such as Skrillex, Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Amon Tobin, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Girl Talk, Bassnectar, DJ Tiesto and Pretty Lights.  Look out for performances by any of these artists in 2013 including some of the popular electronic music festivals.

4. Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson’s 2012 Stronger Tour was a smashing success.  While Kelly has not announced any major tour plans for 2013 she will be playing with Jason Aldean at his special Wrigley Field concert.  If Ms. Clarkson’s popularity has taught us anything it’s that performers who can bridge genres (country and pop in particular) seem to do extremely well.  As such we expect Taylor Swift to have a huge 2013.

5.  Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean is one of the hottest country music performers around right now.  He had a fantastic 2012 that began with the tail leg of his 2012 My Kinda Party Tour and ended with the announcement of his 2013 Night Train Tour.  2013 should be another big year for Mr. Aldean as his solo stadium tours including a show at Fenway Park have already sold out.

6. NASCAR

It’s no secret that NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the US.  However, most event ticket marketers ignore that sport for some reason.  The sport should continue to grow in 2013- especially the Sprint Cup Series.  Some of the more popular races include the Daytona 500, Food City 500, Samsung 500, Sprint Showdown and All-Star Race XXVIII, Coca-Cola 600, Bank of America 500, Brickyard 400 and the AAA Texas 500.

7.  Taylor Swift

What is remarkable about Taylor Swift’s appearance at #7 is that she was only relevant for the last few months of the year following the announcement of her 2013 Red Tour.  Taylor Swift’s popularity across multiple genres and age groups gives her a shot at challenging One Direction for the top spot in 2013.

8.  Eric Chruch

Country music’s Eric Church saw his star climb to new heights in 2012 with his solo Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour. 2013 should be just as good as Eric Church will continue his solo tour through february before joining Kenny Chesney on his No Shoes Nation Tour.  Country music appears to be here to stay so be sure to be on the lookout for the next big thing.

9.  Notre Dame Football

While college football is always a steady performer, usually a team comes from no where to capture the attention of the nation.  This year it was Notre Dame who came out of nowhere to become the #1 team in the Nation and earn a trip to the BCS Championship game.  For 2013 keep an eye out for Texas A&M as freshman Heisman Trophy winner Johnny “Football” Manziel will be getting them lots of national attention.

10.  Justin Bieber 

Justin Bieber coming in at #10 is a bit of a surprise.  While just making the top ten is an achievement, many expected the Biebs to performer better.   It just goes to show you how quickly a pop-star can fade and be replaced- especially the young ones.  A lesson for 2013…jump on the next teen pop sensation early!

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.

July 2012 Music Festival Guide

Summer is officially here!  The kids are out of school, the temperatures are really heating up, and the music festival season is upon us.    July is typically one of the biggest months for the increasingly popular music festival scene.  In our 2012 July Music Festival Guide we will tell you about some of the biggest festivals taking place this upcoming month and point out some other interesting festivals you might not have heard of.

Talking about music festivals in July would not be complete if we didn’t at least mention what is dubbed as the World’s Largest Music Festival- Milwaukee Summerfest.  This years edition will include headliners Rascal Flatts, Gary Allen with Rodney Atkins, Kelly Clarkson with Train, Lady Antebellum, The Beach Boys, Tiesto, Iron Maiden, Zac Brown Band, Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson, Aerosmith, and Neil Diamond.

Other major music festivals are the All Good Music and High Sierra Music Festivals.  The AGM Fest will take place over 4 days at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.  The 2012 lineup includes the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Flaming Lips, Bob Weir, and Bruce Hornsby. The HSM Festival will take place at the High Sierra Music Festival Grounds in Quincy California and will include Ben Harper, STS9, Railroad Earth, Galactic, Built To Spill, Toots and the Maytals, Ryan Bingham, Soulive, ALO, Lotus, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Big Gigantic, The Devil Makes Three, Deer Tick and many more!

One of the festivals you may not have heard of before is Camp Bisco.  This electronic music festival is actually in its 11th year but has really grown recently as the popularity of electronic music has skyrocketed.  Camp Bisco 11 will feature hot acts such as the Disco Biscuits, Skrillex, Amon Tobin Isam, Crystal Castles, Bassnectar, Big Boi, Zeds Dead, Portugal the Man, Lotus, and tons more!

Check out our list below of the top music festivals taking place this July!

July 2012 Music Festival Schedule

Sunday

July 01, 2012

TBA

Freihofers Jazz Festival
Saratoga PAC, Saratoga Springs, NY
Sunday

July 01, 2012

7:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat Doug E Fresh K-Ci and JoJo
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
Tuesday

July 03, 2012

9:00PM

Check Yo Ponytail 2
Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday

July 03, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat Doug E Fresh K-Ci and JoJo
Amway Center, Orlando, FL
Wednesday

July 04, 2012

5:00PM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Thursday

July 05, 2012

TBA

High Sierra Music Festival

High Sierria Music Festival Grounds, Quincy, CA

Thursday

July 05, 2012

5:00PM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Thursday

July 05, 2012

4:45PM

Scream It Like You Mean It Festival
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Thursday

July 05, 2012

TBA

T in the Park (3 day camping pass)
Balado Airfield, Balado,
Friday

July 06, 2012

10:00AM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Friday

July 06, 2012

5:15PM

Scream It Like You Mean It Festival
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Friday

July 06, 2012

4:00PM

80/35 Music Festival
Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA
Saturday

July 07, 2012

10:00AM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Saturday

July 07, 2012

11:00AM

80/35 Music Festival
Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA
Sunday

July 08, 2012

10:00AM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Sunday

July 08, 2012

6:00PM

Ghetto Rescue Ffoundation
Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Tuesday

July 10, 2012

6:00PM

America Rocks Tour
Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
Wednesday

July 11, 2012

8:00PM

WoodyFest
City Winery, New York, NY
Thursday

July 12, 2012

8:00PM

WoodyFest
City Winery, New York, NY
Thursday

July 12, 2012

3:30AM

Craven Country Jamboree- Weekend Pass
Craven Country Jamboree Festival Site, Craven, SK
Thursday

July 12, 2012

TBA

Camp Bisco 11
Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville, NY
Friday

July 13, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat, Doug E Fresh, K-Ci and JoJo
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
Friday

July 13, 2012

7:00PM

Summerland: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms
Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
Friday

July 13, 2012

8:00PM

WoodyFest
City Winery, New York, NY
Friday

July 13, 2012

4:00PM

Shockwave Fest: Fear Factory
Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagle Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Friday

July 13, 2012

TBA

Forecastle Festival
Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY
Saturday

July 14, 2012

8:30PM

Tanglewood Anniversary Celebration
Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA
Saturday

July 14, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat Doug E Fresh K-Ci and JoJo
Mobile Civic Center Arena, Mobile, AL
Saturday

July 14, 2012

TBA

Forecastle Festival
Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY
Sunday

July 15, 2012

7:00PM

Gigboss Presents
House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
Sunday

July 15, 2012

TBA

Forecastle Festival
Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY
Tuesday

July 17, 2012

8:30PM

Check Yo Ponytail 2
Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday

July 19, 2012

TBA

All Good Music Festival
Legend Valley, Thornville, OH
Thursday

July 19, 2012

12:00PM

Jamboree In The Hills
Jamboree Park, Morristown, OH
Friday

July 20, 2012

12:00PM

Firefly Music Festival
Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
Friday

July 20, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival
Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
Saturday

July 21, 2012

7:00PM

Summer Hamfest
Jacobs Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
Saturday

July 21, 2012

4:00PM

Shockwave Fest: Fear Factory
Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Saturday

July 21, 2012

8:00PM

XPoNential Music Festival – Wilco
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Friday

July 27, 2012

TBA

Soundtown Music Festival – Weekend Pass
Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
Friday

July 27, 2012

12:00PM

Soundtown Music Festival
Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
Saturday

July 28, 2012

12:00PM

Soundtown Music Festival
Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
Saturday

July 28, 2012

3:30AM

Catalpa NYC Festival – Weekend Pass
Randalls Island Park, New York, NY
Saturday

July 28, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat, Doug E Fresh, K-Ci and JoJo
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
Sunday

July 29, 2012

11:00AM

Catalpa NYC Festival: Snoop Dogg, Girl Talk & Matt and Kim
Randalls Island Park, New York, NY
Sunday

July 29, 2012

2:00PM

Countryfest 2012- Darius Rucker
Innsbrook After Hours, Glen Allen, VA

To get tickets to these and other tickets be sure to check out our concert ticket classifieds or search Tickifieds Direct.

Tickifieds.com Top Ticket Searches (3/2 to 3/4/2012)

Well the weekend is about over and I hope that all our loyal readers feel much more refreshed than I do.  It was an extremely busy weekend over here as we have been slaving away working on a new project – Event Bark.  Event Bark is a local event and entertainment guide where users can list local events.  While you may think that sounds a lot like Tickifieds it is actually quite different.  Although you can list event tickets for sale, Event Bark is much more focused on local and community events.  So, in addition to the normal concert, theater, and sporting events users can list thinks like garage sales, benefits and fundraisers, If you have a few minutes I encourage you to check it out and let us know what you think.  It has some really cool features such as integrated maps where you can view local events.  Any feedback would be appreciated as the site is still in beta.

Now, that the Event Bark pitch is out of the way, let’s take a look at what was hot over the weekend terms of ticket searches.  Top this weekend was swedish DJ Avicii who has 2 sold out shows in Kingston, RI and Amherst, MA in April.  It seems club music is here to stay with the popularity of Avicii, Bassnectar, and Skrillex.  Who knew?  Also ranking well this weekend are college basketball with conference tournament on the schedule for the upcoming week and international soccer.  The US and Mexico have scheduled several “Friendlies” leading up to the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying matches that seem to be extremely popular.  So here are the Top 25 Tickets searches this weekend…

Top 25 Ticket Searches (3/2/2012 to 3/4/2012)

  1. Avicii
  2. Big East Basketball Tournament
  3. Madea Gets A Job
  4. USA vs Antigua Soccer
  5. Florence and the Machine
  6. NCAA Tournament
  7. Young the Giant
  8. Eric Church
  9. Big 10 Basketball Tournament
  10. Mexico vs Senegal
  11. Eddie Vedder
  12. ACC Basketball Tournament
  13. USA vs Scotland Soccer
  14. The Naked and Famous
  15. Zac Brown Band
  16. USA vs Brazil Soccer
  17. Kelly Clarkson
  18. Kenny Rogers
  19. The Kooks
  20. Cody Simpson
  21. Madonna
  22. Jason Aldean
  23. Brazil vs Argentina Soccer
  24. Big 12 Basketball Tournament
  25. SEC Basketball Tournament

If you are looking for tickets to see any of the above performers be sure to check out the ticket listings at Tickifieds.com!

2012 Hangout Music Festival Revealed

The Hangout Music Festival, often referred to as the nation’s largest beach party, recently announced the lineup for the 3rd annual event in 2012.  This 3 day music festival will take place on May 18th through the 20th at Gulf Shores Beach in Gulf Shores Alabama.and will once again feature some top notch entertainment.  Headliners include the uber popular Dave Matthews Band and Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Other major acts slated to take the stage include Jack White of the White Stripes, The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Skrillex, former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, Dispatch, and The Flaming Lips.  Special performances include The String Cheese Incident performing two sets and the Flaming Lips performing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. hangout festival 2012

2012 Hangout Festival Lineup

Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, Chris Cornell, Dispatch, Steve Winwood, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mac Miller, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, G. Love and Special Sauce, Randy Newman, Young the Giant, Dr. Dog, Cage the Elephant, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, M. Ward, Yelawolf, Switchfoot, Rebelution, Julian Marley, Zeds Dead, Mavis Staples, Shpongle, Gary Clark Jr., Allen Stone, Big Freedia, The Devil Makes Three, Paper Diamond, Futurebirds, Tribal Seeds, Hey Rosetta!, Sleeper Agent, The Lumineers, Archnemesis, Rich Aucion, Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns.

This relatively new festival has made some major waves (no pun intended) since it’s inception in 2010.  This festival is unique in it’s ability to combine a traditional music festival with a true beach experience.  The Hangout Music Festival is quickly becoming one of the top destination festivals in the country on par with the likes of Bonnaroo and Coachella.  The first batch of tickets to this event recently went on sale and sold out in less than 3 hours.  So if you haven’t already gotten tickets to this event you better do so quick.

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Lollapalooza 2011 – 20th Anniversary

One of the greatest things about summer in the past decade or so has been the great summer festivals.   Lollapalooza is one in particular always stands out for it’s amazing line-up and fantastic backdrop.  Not many large cities have the capabilities to host large scale musical events.  Thankfully, Chicago can in Grant Park with the skyline at one background and Lake Michigan as the other.  The festival is scheduled to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago until 2010.

Between August 3 – 6, Chicago will once again host some of the biggest acts around, as it has since 1995.  Lollapalooza originally started in 1991, and had changed and morphed into a single city, multi-day, musical extravaganza.  Originally conceived by Jane’s Addictions Perry Farrell, this year is the 20th anniversary of the legendary festival.  Lollapalooza has featured a wide range of popular bands and launched the popularity of many including: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, The Cure, Primus, The Killers, Rage Against the Machine, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Alice in Chains, Tool, Hole, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Strokes, Lady GaGa and the Starlight Revue, and Green Day.

The top headliners for 2011 include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse.  Also scheduled to perform at Lollapallooza 2011 are 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.

Electronic and DJ acts appearing on the Perry’s stage include Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Afrojack, Modselektor, Skrillex, PerryEtty vs Chris Cox, Chuckie, The Glitch Mob, Busy P, Joachim Garraud and more.

So, there is certainly something for everyone!

If you don’t feel like going to a crowded outdoor festival, festival organizers have booked nearly 30 club concerts throughout the Windy City.  Local club owners are very thankful for official performances sanctioned by Lollapalooza as they funnel some vital summer business off-site to local clubs.  Some of the bigger after hours shows include the Cold War Kids at the Metro, Death from Above 1979, Afrojack and the Arctic Monkeys.

The first weekend in August in Chicago should be an excellent and hectic time for those that love music.