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Top Ticket Search Queries 2/23/2012

If you are involved in search engine optimization (SEO) you are probably well aware that Google no longer passes on search query data for users that are logged into their Google accounts.  With these recent changes it is becoming more and more important to analyze search data where ever you can obtain it.  Unless your website gets substantial search engine traffic it can be difficult to gather meaningful search engine data when anywhere from 40-60% of searches have no keyword data associated with it.  Fortunately, since Tickifieds gets thousands of unique visitors each day from search engines (primarily Google), we still get useful referral data even with a loss of roughly half of the data.  So, if you are an event ticket marketing guru you will want to check out or blog regularly as we will try and keep you informed on event ticket search trends.

In this new regular feature we combine search terms from major referring search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, AOL, Ask, Alta Vista, and Lycos with our native search to come up with the top 20 most searched performers and/or events.  Long-tailed keywords (which often include date, location, venue) are aggregated by performer where applicable.  As you can see from the list below, the most  searched for tickets typically involve performers with recent on sale events or events happening in the immediate future.

Tops in today’s search are the alternative rockers Chevelle.  The band from Grayslake Illinois is currently wrapping up their winter 2012 tour with sold out shows in Portland (Maine), New York, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Norfolk, Indianapolis, and Oklahoma City.

Top Ticket Search Queries for February 23, 2012

  1. Chevelle
  2. Madonna
  3. Jabbawockeez
  4. Young the Giant
  5. Rebelution
  6. Florence and the Machine
  7. San Antonio Rodeo
  8. Brantley Gilbert
  9. AMA Supercross
  10. NASCAR
  11. PBR – Professional Bull Riders
  12. Flogging Molly
  13. Eric Church
  14. Bassnectar
  15. Jason Aldean
  16. Wicked
  17. Lady Antebellum
  18. Mexico vs Sengal Soccer
  19. Miranda Cosgrove

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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Top Weekend Events 09/16 – 09/18

Welcome to your Wednesday top weekend events post!  This list is absolutely dominated by college football games.  A couple other things snuck in there, but for the most part, NCAA Football games are what’s drawing the fan’s eye these days.

The top event for this weekend, however, is not football, but the Austin City Limits Festival.  The Austin City Limits originally started as a live celebration of Texas music recorded American Public television music program by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).   It later evolved into the Austin City Limits Music Festival featuring regional, national and international artists with a wide range of musical styles including jazz, alt. rock, alt. country, folk and jam band.  The ACL Festival is an annual three-day festival with over 130 acts!  Over 70,000 fans attend each day.   Some of the big names for this year include Coldplay, Sara Bareilles, Cold War Kids, Foster the People, Kanye West,  Young the Giant, Stevie Wonder, My Morning Jacket, Alison Krauss, Social Distortion, Randy Newman, Airborne Toxic Event and Arcade Fire.  Not a bad line-up!

The Red Sox also make another appearance after a long absence.  They’ll be taking on the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Red Sox are expected to with the AL Wild Card this year.

Outside of that, it’s football, football, football!  The top NCAA Football game is the Florida State Seminoles versus the Oklahoma Sooners.  These two teams are two of the most talked about and followed programs in the history of the game.  This will be their first face-off in nearly a decade.  This game could send FSU back into the national spot light it so famously controlled or it could prove the Landry Jones was just what Oklahoma needed to send them to the National Championship.   While Oklahoma seemed to struggle a bit with their first game win against Utah State, FSU easily dominated Samford with a 59-6 win, a nice feat for Coach Jimbo Fisher’s debut.  This should be a very exciting game!

 

Top Weekend Events 09/16 – 09/18

1.)    Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin, TX – Friday, September 16th

2.)    FSU vs. Oklahoma, Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL – Saturday, September 17th

3.)    Iowa State vs. UConn, Rentchler Field, Hartford, CT – Friday, September 16th

4.)   Boise State vs. Toledo, Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH – Friday, September 16th

5.)    BYU vs. Utah, Lavell Edwards Stadium,  Provo, UT – Saturday, September 17th

6.)    Washington vs. Nebraska,  Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE – Saturday, September 17th

7.)    Temple vs. Penn State, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia PA – Saturday, September 17th

8.)    Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, Boston, MA – Saturday, September 17th

9.)    Southeast Missouri State vs. Purdue, Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN – Saturday, September 17th

10.) Alabama vs. North Texas, Bryant Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL – Saturday, September 17th

Milwaukee Summerfest Heats up June 29th – July9th

Summerfest11 days, 11 stages over 700 bands.  That is just a brief summary of the Milwaukee Summerfest, the “Big Gig”. Every summer, usually around July 4th, droves of fans travel to Henry Maier Festival Park on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take part in the annual “World’s Largest Music Festival” as dubbed by Guinness World Records in 1999.  Summerfest usually has crowds of about 800,000 – 1,000,000 people over the 11 days to see amazing, headlining acts.  This has been an annual tradition since 1968.  The line-up is a who’s who of popular and familiar bands.  The bands range from Pop to Country to Hip Hop to Rap and everything in between.  There is absolutely something at Summerfest for everyone. What’s even better is that shows are “free” with purchase of admission of $8 – 15.  The headlining acts at the Marcus Amphitheatre are an additional cost however. There are also comedy shows and extreme sports exhibitions.  All in all, it’s a pretty outstanding deal.  If you’ve never heard, for been to Summerfest for that matter, you really should.

This year the opening headliner is Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra.

The exceptionally remarkable line-up is as follows, but please keep in mind that this is a very small sampling of the bands performing at the event.  The headlining act of the day is bolded.

Wednesday, June 29th

Matisyahu

Buddy Guy

Jack’s Mannequin

Meat Loaf

Saving Abel

Max Weinberg Experience

The Right Now

David Seebach’s Wonders of Magic

Hot Sauce

Thursday, June 30th

Kanye West with special Guest Kid Cudi

Better than Ezra

Owl City

Panic! At the Disco

Neon Trees

George Clinton

REO Speedwagon

Blackberry Smoke

Wanda Jackson

Jeanna Salzer Band

Friday, July 1st

Toby Keith with special guest Eric Church

Girl Talk

Los Lonely Boys

Los Lobos

Anberlin

Third Eye Blind

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Taj Mahal

I’m Not a Pilot

Friday, July 2nd

Jason Mraz with special guest Guster

Maroon 5

Stephen Marley

The Airborne Toxic Event

Loretta Lynn

Phil Vasser

Hinder

Cowboy Mouth

The Invaders

Saturday July 3rd

Kid Rock with special guests Sheryl Crow, Leroy Powell and the Messengers

Rise Against

Ben Harper

Taking Back Sunday

Blue Oyster Cult

Jayhawks

Fuel

Urge Overkill

Tuesday, July 5th

Def Leppard with special guest Heart

Paul Rodgers

Wiz Khalifa

Young the Giant

Switchfoot

Cinderella

The Wailers

My Darkest Days

Wednesday, July 5th

The Black Keys with special guests Florence + the Machine and Cage the Elephant

O.A.R.

Morris Day and Time

Tonic

Peter Frampton

Danny Gokey (from American Idol Season 9!)

Sick Puppies

Thursday, July 7th

Katy Perry with Marina and the Diamonds

Here Come the Mummies

Michael Franti

G. Love & the Special Sauce

Edwards Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Kansas

Finger Eleven

Yoder Mountain String Band

Friday, July 8th

Jason Aldean with special guests Chris young and Thompson Square

Goo Goo Dolls

Dropkick Murphy’s

Crash Kings

Leon Russell

Parachute

Michelle Branch

Sevendust

Saturday, July 9th

Britney Spears with special guests Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo

Dashboard Confessional

The Flaming Lips

Meat Puppets

Alkaline Trio

America

The BoDeans

Buckcherry

De La Soul

Sunday, July 10th

Sugarland with special guest Sara Bareilles

311

The Bravery

Amos Lee

Hollywood Undead