One Direction continues to build upon their record with 8 straight weeks atop the Tickifieds Top Events list. The British boy band is absolutely destroying the competition as they occupy the 9 of the top 10 search terms this week and 34 of the top 40. They only other term to sneak into the top 10 was Jason Aldean. However, the good news is we finally have some new artists and sports teams on the list this week. Following all the attention of the All Star Game, two MLB teams make the list in the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. Football is also showing some signs of life as two popular Texas teams make their debut – the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. I know one thing, this blogger cannot wait for football to come…with One Direction shows scheduled out to 2013, football is our only hope in the efforts to crown a new champion.
Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches (July 9 – July 15, 2012)
1. One Direction
8 weeks in a row and Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson show no signs of letting go of their grip on teenage girls.
2. Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean is back on the list and comes in at #2 this week. The country music star will be hit the road hard in the coming week with shows in Wisconsin (Twin Lakes for Country Thunder and Eau Claire for Country Jam USA), Delaware, North Carolina (Charlotte and Raliegh), and New Jersey (Camden).
3. Texas Longhorns
Football is BIG in Texas and the Longhorns are the state team of choice. After a few down years many expect to see them contend for a Big 12 title this year with the Oklahoma Sooners. Texas will look to build upon the #1 rushing attack and defense and improve upon their 8-5 year.
4. Toby Keith
Toby Keith is having a big year following the release of his “Red Solo Cup” single. Toby will be on tour throughout the summer and has shows in Iowa (Great Jones County Fair), Wisconsin (Country Thunder), Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York this July.
5. Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox find themselves in unfamiliar territory – last place in the competitive AL East. However, they are still within striking distance as they are .500 and are still in the chase for a wildcard spot.
6. Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves are an impressive 10 games above .500 but trail the Washington Nationals by 3 games. With an extra wildcard spot this year, the Braves are poised for post-season with a cast of new characters like Martin Prado, Jason Heyward, and Freddie Freeman.
7. American Idol Tour
With auditions for season 12 getting ready to start, the season 11 Idols will be out on the road for American Idols Live 2012. Winner Phil Phillips, Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, and Skylar Laine will be in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose, LA, Ontario, San Diego, Glendale (AZ), Dallas, Lafayette (LA) and Jackson (MS).
8. Country Thunder
Country music fans in the Midwest are excited to see the incredible lineup of Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Steve Holy, Easton Corbin, and Hunter Hayes at the 2012 Country Thunder. Twin Lakes will be thumping next weekend!
9. Fresh Music Fest
The 2012 version of the Fresh Music Festival will feature Keith Sweat, Dough E. Fresh, K-Ci and JoJo. The Fest will hit Detroit on 7/20, Richmond on 7/28, and Macon Georgia on 8/3.
10. Dallas Cowboys
Didn’t we already mention football is big in Texas? Well if you need further proof, the Dallas Cowboys come in at #10 this week. Not a bad showing with several weeks before the preseason even starts!
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.