With the 2012 holiday season officially here (it is “Black Wednesday” afterall), tickets sales are already starting to peak as more and more people are giving the gift of tickets. This time of year, theater events are extremely popular as families are looking for things to do together. This is evidenced by the surging popularity of Disney on Ice Events (#2 this week). Although they just missed the list this week, popular holiday shows like the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Nutcracker, A Christmas Story and Trans-siberian Orchestra’s The Lost Christmas Eve are on the cusp on breaking into the Top 10 events. We are also nearly upon college football bowl game season. As the Bowl bids are announced, expect college football to once again dominate the rankings.
Top 10 Weekly Event Ticket Searches (11/15 – 11/21/2012)
1. One Direction
It seems One Direction is everywhere these days. Parents must be feeling the pressure to get their kids tickets to one of their many 2013 shows as Christmas gift. Popular shows continue to be 6/21 in Atlanta, 7/22 in Dallas, and 7/26 in Hershey (currently the most popular). Also in HUGE demand are the coveted Meet and Greet passes!
2. Disney On Ice
Also holding strong this week are the Disney on Ice shows playing throughout the country. If you haven’t taken the time to market these events you should really start as Disney on Ice keywords aren’t nearly as competitive as uber popular performers like 1D and Taylor Swift.
3. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift continues to be extremely popular follow a slough of recent on sales. Swift’s most popular shows in 2013 include 5/8 in Columbus, 5/25 in Dallas, 7/20 in Philadelphia and 8/10 in Chicago.
4. Bon Jovi
The ever popular Bon Jovi recently announced plans for their 2013 “Because We Can’ Tour for 2013. Most in demand tour stops include 2/10 in Washington DC, 2/27 in Atlanta, 3/14 in Louisville, and 4/16 in Denver.
5. San Antonio Rodeo
The 2013 San Antonio Rodeo lineup was recently announced much to the delight of country music fans. The lineup includes top acts such as Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Gary Allan, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley.
6. MLS Cup
The 2012 MLS Cup will feature David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. Fans in the Los Angeles area are excited and tickets are seemingly in big time demand – at least as far as soccer goes.
7. Eric Church
Rising country music star Eric Church continues to be a popular act. Eric will be playing several shows in November and December before kicking off his 2013 tour of Canada. he will also be joining Kenny Chesney on his 2013 No Shoes Nation tour. Popular Eric Church concerts in 2012 include 11/28 in Charlotte, 11/29 in Duluth GA, 11/30 in Columbia SC, and 12/7 in Tulsa OK.
8. Clemson Tigers
The Clemson Tigers have a huge game against the #12 South Carolina Gamecocks. A win for the Tigers and they would likely earn a trip to a BCS Bowl game!
9. Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning has the Denver Broncos in 1st place in the AFC West and fans are starting to get excited about their post-season prospects. The Broncos have upcoming home games against Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12/2), Cleveland Browns (12/23) and the KC Chiefs (12/30) before the playoffs start.
10. 2013 Daytona 500
With the 2012 NASCAR season completed, racing fans are turning their attention to 2013. The 2013 season will kickoff on February 24th with the 55th running of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series premier event the Daytona 500.
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.