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Darren Who? – Tickifieds Top 10

Darren Criss

Darren Criss will be out on tour in 2013 much to the delight of his legions of fans.

Although One Direction is still the #1 most searched for ticket in the land that is, it was still and interesting week as a performer I never even heard of popped up at #2 on this weeks’ top 10.  That performer is none other than Darren Criss.  While I like to think I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes  popular musical acts, this one caught me completely off guard.  I had to actually ‘google’ Mr. Criss to figure out who the heck he is.

It turns out, Darren Criss is a very talented fellow as he is an actor, singer, song writer and composer.  He is mostly know for his role as Blaine on the hit TV Series Glee but he also has had successful stints on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the movie  Girl Most Likely.

Criss’s first solo music tour, which is scheduled to visit 16 cities in the U.S. and Canada from May 29 – June 30, 2013, is set to include songs from Glee, StarKid, his Human EP, and new material from his upcoming solo album.

Top Events Week 15 (4/23/2013 to 5/1/2013)

1.  One Direction

I think we’ve all had enough of 1D….we get it, they are insanely popular.  If you don’t believe us just check out:

2.  Darren Criss

Darren Criss will be out on tour this summer playing songs for Glee, StarKid, his Human EP, and new material from his upcoming solo album.  Popular shows include Cleveland, Chicago, Boston and Toronto.

3.  Guns N Roses

Guns N Roses are back together and will be out on tour in select cities this summer.  GNR will be playing the 2013 River City Rockfest before heading out to perform in Houston, Dallas, Lubbock, Kansas City and Buffalo.

4.  Miami Heat

The Heat made easy work of the Milwaukee Bucks and are anxiously awaiting the winner of the Chicago Bulls / Brooklyn Nets series.  The Bulls would be an interesting matchup as they seem to have the Heat’s number (at least in the regular season).

5.  New York Rangers

The NY Rangers will open up the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals on Thursday (5/2/2013).  Despite the fact that the Rangers are only a #6 seed, fans still have high expectations following the acquisition of Rick Nash.

6.  Blake Shelton

Country music star Blake Shelton will be hitting the road this summer and fall as part of the “Ten Times Crazier Tour”.  Joining Blake on tour will be Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer.  Popular concerts include Bristow (Jiffy Lube Live), Noblesville (Klipsch Music Center) and Wantagh (Jones Beach).

7.  New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony and the NY Knicks are awaiting their shot at the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat.  However, the pesky Boston Celtics are not going to go down without a fight.  The Knicks were once up 3-0 but will now have to travel to Boston for Game 6.

8.  Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks earned the top overall seed and nothing less than the Stanley Cup will do for hockey fans in Chi-town.  The Blackhawks are already up 1-0 on the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

9.  Under The Influence Of Music Tour

Wiz Khalifa will be teaming up with A$AP Rocky on the 2013 Under the Influence of Music Tour.  Expect lots of smoke filled arenas at popular venues including Riverbend, Woodlands Pavilion, and the Gexa Energy Pavilion.

10.  The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers will be hitting the road this summer much to the delight of their fans. Tickets for shows in Virginia Beach, Atlanta and Charlotte are already drawing heavy interest.

This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from and organic traffic from search engines.  Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.

Guns N’ Roses 2011 Tour

Oh, whoa, Oh, Sweet Child o’ Mine!  Guns N’ Roses is going on tour again!  The fall 2011 tour marks the first Guns N’ Roses concerts that will take place in the United States for their Chinese Democracy lengthy tour.  The tour has been going on since 2006!  The tour has been performed internationally irregularly over the years and even toured Canada in early 2010. That part of the tour was plagued with front man Axl Rose’s antics and idiosyncrasies.  Hopefully the band has it together now!

Initially, the US tour was not so grand and their tour continues to grow since the concerts and onsales were announced earlier this month.  Expect the tour to continue to expand.

Leading up to the America leg of the tour, GNR will complete a two-week tour of South America and a four-date run of Mexico.

Currently, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member of Guns N’ Roses that still performs with the band.  The other senior most member of the group is keyboardist Dizzy Reed who started with them back in 1990.

GNR got its start way back in 1985 in Los Angeles, CA.  Under their belt are six studio albums, three EP’s and one live album.  A very fitting description of the mid-to-late 80’s and early 90’s years Guns n’ Roses has them described as “they brought forth a hedonistic rebelliousness and revived the punk attitude-driven hard rock scene, reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones.”  Their two most celebrated albums, the 1991 albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 and have sold a total 14 million copies in the United States alone and 35 million worldwide.


Guns N’ Roses itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 28 Orlando, FL Amway Center
October 29 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
October 31 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center *
November 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena *
November 5 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion *
November 12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
November 13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
November 15 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
November 19 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre *