If there was a theme to this weeks top ten it would have to be all about comebacks. Yeah, One Direction is still on top but this week we saw the return of several other pop stars who once dominated the Tickifieds Top 10 at some point in their careers. Not only did Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber earn their way back into the top 10 but the Jonas Brothers appear to be back as well.
If only the New Kids on the Block, who are currently touring with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, can gain a little traction the top 10 would really be dominated by bumble gum pop acts. Fortunately, some other events did make the list. Let’s take a look at the rest of this week’s list….
Top Events Week 13 (4/1/2013 to 4/8/2013)
1. One Direction
Without any massive on sale events or premiere sporting events to think of, One Direction easily defeated all other challengers. Unless there is a major concert announcement in the work, expect 1D to remain at the top until the NBA and NHL playoffs start.
2. Chicago Blackhawks
A bit of a surprise here as the Blackhawks have been floundering of late. However, the best team in hockey has fans that are amped up for another run at the Stanley Cup. Fan are really searching for 2013 Blackhawks Playoff tickets.
3. Taylor Swift
Much like Justin Bieber, this week Taylor Swift is enjoying somewhat of a resurgence. Tickets to quite a few of her sold out 2013 Red Tour concerts saw a huge spike in traffic. Popular Taylor Swift concerts coming up include 4/20 in Tampa Bay, 5/12 in Washington DC and 5/22 in San Antonio.
4. Kid Rock
Kid Rock recently announced the second leg of his 2013 tour and ticket demand sky rocketed. Joining Kid Rock on tour at select shows will be Uncle Kracker, Kool and the Gang and ZZ Top. The most popular shows right now include the Woodlands Pavilion on 7/19, Atlanta on 9/14 and the Nebraskaland Days on 6/21.
5. Jonas Brothers
Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas are back at it and will be out on tour this summer. While they aren’t as popular as they once were, they are certainly drawing plenty of attention from the Generation Y’ers. Popular concerts include 7/23 in Hartford, 7/16 at Blossom and 7/20 Jones Beach.
6. Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals continue to be one of the most exciting teams in baseball with the likes of young stars like Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasberg.
7. LA Galaxy
8. Honda Civic Tour
The 2013 Honda Civic Tour will feature Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane. As you would expect, ticket demand has been more than solid. Hot shows for this bunch include 9/14 at the Cruzan Amphitheater, 9/8 in Virginia Beach and 9/28 at the Gorge.
9. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber returns to the top 10 after a loooong hiatus. The increase in traffic is somewhat surprising as he is about to finish up his european tour and isn’t scheduled to perform in the US until June. Nonetheless, popular shows include San Diego on 6/22, Chicago on 7/9 and Brooklyn NY on 8/2.
10. Luke Bryan
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.