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1D, NFL Playoffs and Rodeo Rocking in the New Year – Tickifieds Top 10

Houston-Rodeo-2013Despite the fact that this is one of the slowest times of the year for ticket sales, Tickifieds is pleased to report record levels of traffic over the past 7 days.  Although, traffic is not quite where it was prior to Google’s infamous “Penguin” update, we are getting really really close to being able to call it a full recovery.  Although One Direction is responsible for a good chunk of traffic, we saw some major gains made by other events.  Most notable of the bunch are the rodeo events (the Houston, San Antonio, and Austin Rodeos) and the NFL Playoffs (AFC and NFC Championship Games).

Even more encouraging is the diversity and depth of keywords that are bringing traffic to our event ticket classifieds.  Many events big and small listed at Tickifieds are again appearing on the first page of the search results within minutes or being listed.  So stay tuned as the Tickifieds Top 10 is about to get even more competitve….watch our One Direction!

Top Events Week 2, 2013

1.  One Direction

One Direction has picking up right where we left them in 2012… at #1.  These young blokes  are taking the nation by storm and the

2. AFC Championship Game

Despite the fact the teams involved were just finalized last night, the 2013 AFC Championship Game catapulted all the way to #2 this week.  This years AFC Championship will feature two of the most popular east coast teams – The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.

3. Taylor Swift

After several weeks seemingly cemented in at #2, Taylor Swift slipped one spot to #3 this week.  Tay -Tay fans fear not though as the NFL playoff are only temporary.

4. Houston Rodeo

Just when concert ticket sales take a bit of a lull, the Houston Rodeo comes in to save the day.  If you haven’t yet see the lineup, check out the 2013 HLSR Lineup.

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2012 Austin City Limits Festival Schedule and Guide

Austin City Limits Festival 2012

See the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, Florence of the Machine, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, The Afghan Whigs, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Gotye, and lots more at the 2012 ACL Festival!

The Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) is one of the biggest and best concert events every year.  2012 is will be no different as they once again have lined up some of the top musical talent in the world to play over 3 days on 8 stages.  Some highlight of the festival include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, Florence of the Machine, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, The Afghan Whigs, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Gotye, AVICII, Umphrey’s McGee, BASSNECTAR, and the Avett Brothers.  No matter what your musical tastes are, there is someting for everyone!

However, if you are planning to attend the festival it can be a pretty daunting task trying to determine what acts will be playing where and when.  That is why we have decided to put together a quick and easy schedule to help plan your ultimate festival experience.  While you can easily find the schedule over at the official Austin City Limits website, we thought their format was bulky and not easy to grab for you personal use.

So feel free to copy, print, or email the schedule below to help plan your weekend.  If you still need tickets be sure to check out our Texas Concert Ticket Classifieds!

Austin City Limits Friday October 12th, 2012

AMD Honda Austin Kiddie Limits
Asleep at the Wheel (12:30) The Wombats (11:45) Hullabaloo (11:30)
Delta Spirit (2:15) First Aid Kit (1:15) Rocknoceros (12:30)
The Afghan Whigs (4:15) Ben Howard (3:15) Big Don (1:30)
Weezer (6:15) A-Trak (5:15) Orange Sherbet (2:30)
AVICII (8:15) Thievery Corporation (7:15) Special Guest (3:15)
Ralph’s World (3:30)
Austin Ventures BMI Zilker Stage
Infantree (11:20) Megan McCormick (11:15) Stapletones (12:00 )
Quiet Corral (12:20) Colorfeels (12:30) Shields of Faith (1:30)
River City Extension (1:20) Justin Jones (2:30) The Relatives (3:00)
LP (2:30) Kenny Vaughan Trio (4:30) Lance Herbstrong (4:30)
Jovanotti (3:45) Patterson Hood (6:30) The Soul Rebels (6:00)
Trampled by Turtles (5:00) Umphrey’s McGee (7:30)
Black Lips (6:15)
M. Ward (7:30)
Barton Springs Bud Light
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister (11:45) Los Campesinos! (12:30)
Patrick Watson (1:30) The War On Drugs (2:30)
Esperanza Spalding (3:30) Tegan and Sara (4:30 )
Alabama Shakes (5:30) Florence + The Machine (6:30)
M83 (7:30) The Black Keys (8:30)

Austin City Limits Saturday October 13th, 2012

AMD Honda Austin Kiddie Limits
Dev(12:30) Caveman (11:45) Rocknoceros (11:30)
The Whigs (2:00) Zola Jesus (1:15) Jambo (12:30)
Metric (4:00) Big K.R.I.T. (3:00) Orange Sherbet (1:30 )
The Shins (6:00) Big Gigantic (5:00) Hullabaloo (2:30)
Jack White (8:00) BASSNECTAR (7:00) Special Guest (3:15)
Austin Ventures BMI Zilker Stage
Quiet Company (11:15) Nikki Lane (11:15) Disciples of Joy (11:30)
Wild Child (12:00) Native Run (12:30) The Baylor Choir (1:00)
Wheeler Brothers (1:00) Gardens & Villa (2:00) Sonámbulo (2:20)
Dry the River (2:00) Space Capone (4:00) La Vida Bohéme (4:00)
Father John Misty (3:15) Kishi Bashi (6:00) Lee Fields & The Expressions (5:30)
Michael Kiwanuka (4:30) Antibalas (7:00)
Punch Brothers (5:45)
Steve Earle (7:00)
Barton Springs Bud Light
The Deep Dark Woods (11:45) Civil Twilight (12:30)
Bombay Bicycle Club (1:15) Rufus Wainwright (2:00)
Oberhofer (3:00) Andrew Bird (4:00)
Band of Skulls (5:00) The Roots (6:00)
Gotye (7:00)  Neil Young and Crazy Horse (8:00)

Austin City Limits Sunday October 14th, 2012

AMD Honda Austin Kiddie Limits
The Boxer Rebellion (12:15) The Features (11:30) Big Don (11:30)
Gary Clark Jr. (2:15) Freelance Whales (1:15) Jambo (12:30)
The Civil Wars (4:15) POLICA (3:15) The Q Brothers (1:30)
The Avett Brothers (6:15) Die Antwoord (5:15) The School of Rock (2:30)
Crystal Castles (7:30) Peter DiStefano & Tor (3:15)
Special Guest (3:50)
Ralph’s World (4:05)
Austin Ventures BMI Zilker Stage
The Eastern Sea (11:20) Noah Gundersen (11:05) G.S.T. (11:45)
Kopecky Family Band (12:20) Royal Teeth (12:15) The Mighty Sincere Voices (1:15)
Moon Duo (1:20) Lera Lynn (2:15) The Aaron Ivey Band (2:45)
The Devil Makes Three (2:30) The Dunwells (4:15) Thundercat (4:15)
Bad Books (3:45) Willis Earl Beal (6:15) Ruthie Foster (5:45)
The Lumineers (5:00) Barrington Levy (7:15)
Old 97’s (6:15)
Randy Rogers Band (7:30)
Barton Springs Bud Light
Alt-J (11:30) Kimbra (12:15)
Stars (1:15) NEEDTOBREATHE (2:15)
Tennis (3:15) Two Door Cinema Club (4:15)
The Weeknd (5:15) Iggy & The Stooges (6:15)
Childish Gambino (7:15) Red Hot Chili Peppers (8:15)

Tickifieds Top Events Week 9, 2012

Duke BasketballAlthough March is still a few days away, college basketball is really starting to dominate events for week 9 of 2012 (February 27th through March 4th).  Most NCAA teams are wrapping up their regular season this week and preparing for the conference tournaments with big games against some heated rivals.

In this week’s top event we see #4 Duke Blue Devils matched up against #6  North Carolina Tarheels.  Both teams are tied with 25-4 records (12-2 in the ACC) and the winner will get the #1 seed in the ACC Tournament.  Also likely on the line is a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.  Barring a complete collapse by the winner of this game in the ACC Tourney, the top ACC team will like earn a #1 seed in on of the NCAA Regionals.

Aside from the big ACC game, top events this week include some key SEC and Big 10 matchups and so big time concerts.  So with further delay, here are your top 10 events this week!

Top Events 2012 Week 7 (2/27/2012 to 3/4/2012)

1.  Duke vs North Carolina Basketball 3/3/2012 Cameron Indoor Stadium

ACC college basketball fans have the matchup they have been waiting for all season.  The Cameron Crazies at Cameron Indoor Arena will be rocking for this game!

2.  Michigan State vs Ohio State Basketball 3/4/2012 Breslin Center

Although Michigan State already has the 2012 Big 10 Championship wrapped up, the #10 Ohio State Buckeyes will be looking to make a statement against the #5 Spartans.  A convincing win and MSU might have a shot at a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

3.  Florida vs Kentucky Basketball 3/4/2012 Oconnell Center

The #16 Florida Gators will be looking to improve their NCAA Tournament seed by beating the #1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Last time these two teams met, the Gators got smoked by 20 points!

4.  Van Halen 3/3/2012  Mohegan Sun Arena

David Lee Roth is back with Van Halen and tickets to their show in Uncasville sold out extremely quickly.  With their massive 2012 tour underway, expect Van Halen to be frequent members of the top 10 club.

5.  Eric Church 3/3/2012 Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Country crooner Eric Church is one of the hottest country musicians currently on tour.  His party songs like “Homeboy”, “Smoke a little Smoke”, and “Drink in my hand” are sure to be hit during his live performances.

6.  Bruce Hornsby 3/2/2012 Smothers Theatre

Most people think of Bruce Hornsby as a 80’s pop icon but his true fans know his as the musical genius he is.  Aside from his hit albums with The Range, he also was a key member of the Grateful Dead from 1988 until Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995.

7.  Luke Bryan 3/2/2012 Forrest County Multi Purpose Center

Luke Bryan is probably most famous for his campy “Rain is a Good Thing” song but this country musician has blossomed into a true country music star with his latest album “Tailgates and Tanlines”.

8  Red Hot Chili Peppers 2/29/2012 San Diego Sports Arena

Anthony Kiedis, Flea, and the gang are back together selling out shows across the country.  Their show in their homestate is garnering quite a bit of attention.

9.  International Friendly: Chile vs. Ghana 2/29/2012 PPL Park

With the World Cup coming this summer, many international teams are scheduling in some “Friendlies” here on US soil.  Soccer seems to be gaining traction with fans in America of late so expect to see plenty of these type of games making the top 10 list in the future.

10.  The Black Keys 3/4/2012 Schottenstein Center

The Black Keys are turning out to be one of the biggest rock bands on this generation.  If generation X was during the 90’s, what generation are we up to now?

This top 10 list is compiled from data from our partner website Tickifieds.  Events are ranked by using a combination of page views, search queries, and unique visitors.

2012 Coachella Lineup Released

2012 Coachella LineupThe Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella) is one of the largest and most anticipated annual summer music festivals.  The 2012 version of the festival will be held on two separate weekends (April 13-15 and April 20-22) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.  Coachella consistently bring in some of the top musical acts in the world and this year will be no different with headliners including The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg.

This year’s version of the festival will also include quite a few reunions as well.  90’s era rockers Mazzy Star, Pulp, fIREHOSE, Refused, and At the Drive-In will all being playing together for the first time in a while.   No matter what you musical taste you are certain to find something to tickle your fancy.  Below is the full list of acts scheduled to perform.

Friday (4/13/2012 and 4/20/2012)
The Black Keys, Swedish House Mafia, Pulp, Refused, Arctic Monkeys, Mazzy Star, Afrojack, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Amon Tobin, Cat Power, Madness, Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong, GIRLS, The Rapture, Madeon, M. Ward, The Horrors, Frank Ocean, Horrors, James Alesso, Sebastien, Yuck, Neon Indian, Dawes, Black Angels, Deathgrips, Wu Lyf, Breakbot, Atari Teenage Riot, Feed Me, Givers, Other Lives, Band of Skulls, R3hab, Wolfgang, Midnight Beast, EMA, Ximena Sarinana, Kendrick Lamar, The Dear Hunter, Honeyhoney, Hello Seahorse!, Sheepdogs, LA Riots

Saturday(4/14/2012 and 4/21/2012)
Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Shins, David Guetta, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kaskade, Miike Snow, Jeff Mangum, Sebastian Ingrosso, Andrew Bird, Feist, Firehose, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, St. Vincent, Martin Solveig, Subfocus, Sbtrkt, Flying Lotus, Manchester Orchestra, Kasabian, AWOL Nation, Azealia Banks, Squeeze, A$AP Rocky, Buzzcocks, Kaiser Chiefs, Destroyer, The Head and the Heart, Laura Marling, Tuneyards, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Black Lips, The Big Pink, Childish Gambino, The Vaccines, Zed’s Dead, Grouplove, Jacques Lu Cont, We Were Promised, Jetpacks, Gary Clark Jr., Borgore, Dragonette, We Are Augustines, Mt. Eden, Destructo, Suedehead, Keep Shelley in Athens, Pure Filth Sound

Sunday (4/15/2012 and 4/22/2012)
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, At the Drive-In, Justice, Florence and the Machine, AVICII, La Roux, Beirut, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, The Hives, DJ Shadow, Calvin Harris, Nero, Wild Flag, Modeselektor, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Santigold, Flux Pavilion, Dr. P, Gotye, Seun Keti, Egypt 80, Beats Antique, Fitz and the Tantrums, Araabmuzik, Company Flow, Real Estate, Zed, Le Bucherettes, Greg Ginn, The Growlers, Noisia, Morgan Page, Gaslamp Killer, First Aid Kit, Oberhofer, Lissie, Thundercat, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Housse de Racket, Fanfarlo, Spector, Gardens & Villa, Airplane Boys, Sleeper Agent

To find tickets to Coachella 2012 and other concerts in California be sure to check out Tickifieds- Free Event Ticket Classifieds.

The Black Keys Confirm Dates for 2012 Tour

Black Keys 2012 TourThe upstart alternative rock band The Black Keys have recently announced dates and cities for their upcoming 2012 US tour.   The Black Keys are just finishing up touring Europe and will be promoting their new album “El Camino”.  Joining The Black Keys on tour will be fellow Alt-rockers the Arctic Monkeys.  The Black Keys have announced 18 shows thus far and the tour will begin on Friday March 2nd at the US Bank Arena in their home state of Ohio.

The Black Keys formed in 2001 and have released 7 albums including The Big Come up (2002), Thickfreakness (2003), Rubber Factory (2004), Magic Potion (2006), Attack  & Release (2008), Brothers (2010), and El Camino (2011).  Interestingly, the Black Keys really got their break via the movie and video game industry as well as numerous tv commercials   Songs from the Black Keys have appear in movies such as “School of Rock”, “I Love You Man”, “Black Snake Moan”, “Live Free or Die”, “The Go Getter”, “Zombieland”, “I’m Not There” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and popular video games like MLB 06: The Show, NHL 08, Grand Theft Auto IV, NASCAR 09, FIFA 11, and NHL 11.  As such, The Black Keys are extremely popular with college kids.

2012 The Black Keys Tour Schedule

Friday, March 02, 2012
8:00PM
The Black Keys
US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, March 03, 2012
12:00AM
The Black Keys
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
Sunday, March 04, 2012
TBA
The Black Keys
Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
7:30PM
The Black Keys
Cumberland Civic Arena, Portland, ME
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
7:30PM
The Black Keys
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Friday, March 09, 2012
TBA
The Black Keys
Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Saturday, March 10, 2012
TBA
The Black Keys
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, March 12, 2012
TBA
The Black Keys
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
12:00AM
The Black Keys
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
7:30PM
The Black Keys
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Friday, March 16, 2012
TBA
The Black Keys
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Sunday, March 18, 2012
7:30PM
The Black Keys
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Monday, March 19, 2012
TBA
The Black Keys
United Center, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
TBA
The Black Keys
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
Thursday, March 22, 2012
8:00PM
The Black Keys
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Friday, March 23, 2012
12:00AM
The Black Keys
Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VA
Saturday, March 24, 2012
8:00PM
The Black Keys
Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
7:30PM
The Black Keys
Woodlands Pavilion, Woodlands, TX