The dog days of summer are officially here after a week of record breaking heat (at least in the Chicago area). Although the temperatures have cooled a bit, interest in One Direction certainly hasn’t! Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson dominated the search results once again for a record breaking 7th straight week. Since Tickifieds was launched way back in 2008, no single performer has been able to eclipse 5 weeks in a row at #1. Not Miley Cyrus, not the Jonas Brothers, and not even Lady Gaga. Are we in store for a 1D-mania? With no clear challengers in sight it could be a while before 1 D is unseated…might as well get used to it!
Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches (July 2 – July 8, 2012)
1. One Direction
Although One Direction won’t be playing any shows in the US until late November, 1D is still dominating the search results.
Steven Tyler and Aerosmith will be hitting on the road through mid-August wrapping their 2012 Global Warming Tour with Cheap Trick. Scheduled shows include Bristow, Auburn Hills, Milwaukee (Summerfest), Boston, Philadelphia, East Rutherford, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Oakland, Los Angeles, Tacoma, and Bristow.
3. Zac Brown Band
Everything seems to be coming up Zac Brown these days. Their new album “Uncaged” will be out on July 10th. Already, their first single “The Wind” is getting regular airplay.
4. Chicago Cubs
Even though they have the worst record in all of baseball, Cub fans have a renewed interest in the team following the callup of top prospect Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo has lived up to the hype thus far hitting .386 with 4 HRs and 9 RBI in only 11 games.
5. KS Classic
Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg & E-40 will headline the 2012 KS Classic. The festival will take place at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO on August 24th, 2012
6. Mumford and Sons
The Mumford and Sons will be hitting the road in August and tickets quickly sold out. Some of the more popular tour stops include Hoboken, Portland (Maine), Bristol, Louisville, Columbus, Lincoln (Nebraska), and Morrison (Red Rocks).
7. MLB All Star Game
We’ve just past the midway point of the 2012 MLB season and that means it’s almost time for the Allstar break. The Home Run Derby will take place on Monday while the actual ASG will happen on Tuesday at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City.
8. AS Roma
The ever popular AS Roma football club will be playing some friendly matches in the US. The will be taking on Zaglebie Lubin at Wrigley Field on 7/22/2012, Liverpool FC at Fenway Park on 7/25/2012, and El Salvador on 7/27/2012 at Red Bull Arena.
9. Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney is currently out on tour with Tim McGraw as part of the “Brothers of the Sun” Tour. Upcming tour stops in July include Anaheim, Oakland, Denver, Indianapolis, and Cleveland.
10. Notre Dame Football
Here’s a little hint ticket buyers are starting to think about college football. Fans are apparently optimistic in South Bend. Big home games for the Irish this season include in state rival Purdue on 9/8, Michigan on 9/22, Stanford on 10/13, and BYU on 10/20. Notre Dame will also play the Miami Hurricanes at Solider Field on 10/6.
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.