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1 Direction Slides to #2 – Tickifieds Top 10

Pearl Jam 2013

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It’s been a while since our last post and a lot has happen since then within the event ticket industry.  Perhaps most notable is the fact that we have a new top event here at the Tickifieds Top 10.  Surprise, surprise….it’s Super Bowl XLVII.  Between all the parties, hotel rooms, vip packages and actual game tickets, the Super Bowl has been responsible for a considerable amount of traffic since the participants were reveled.

Despite all of the hype surrounding the Super Bowl, it has also been a strong week for other sports events.  In particular, college basketball conference tournaments.  As Marsh Madness approaches expect heavy interest in college basketball. The Rodeos also made a strong showing – see the list below for more details.

Top Events Week 5, 2013

1.  Super Bowl XLVII

It’s not much of a surprise that the most watched sports event in the world comes in at #1 this week.  Tonight the Frank Gore and San Francisco 49ers will take on Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

2.  One Direction

After weeks and weeks of being #1, 1D has finally dropped back to the pack.  Although One Direction events are still getting plenty of traffic, their grip atop our rankings is starting to slip.

3. Dixie National Rodeo

Although the biggest events happen in Texas, rodeo and country music fans will be flocking to Mississippi next week for the 2013 Dixie National Rodeo.  Playing this year will be Easton Corbin, Joe Nichols, Dustin Lynch, Loretta Lynn, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, and Gloriana!  The fun begins 2/7 and continues through 2/13/2013.

4. PAC 12 Basketball Tournament

This years PAC 12 Basketball Tournament will be hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  What better excuse to hit Sin City than to take in college hoops at it’s finest.  The tournament begins on 3/13 and concludes on 3/16 with the championship game.  The Arizona Wildcats are the heavy favorites.

5. Big Ten Tournament

It’s been an incredible year for Big 10 basketball with Michigan, Indiana, Michigan State, and Ohio State all floating around the top 10.  This years festivities will take place at the United Center in Chicago from 3/14 to 3/17/2013.

6.  Mexico vs Peru

As we have mentioned on numerous occassions, international soccer matches hosted here in the US are really gaining in popularity.  This exhibition between Mexico and Peru will be played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on 4/17/2013.

7.  Pearl Jam

One of the biggest concert announcements to happen in the new year was when Eddie Vedder confirmed rumors that Pearl Jam would be playing historic Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 19th, 2013.  Pearl Jam will also be playing a special show at the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario.

8. Houston Rodeo

The Houston Rodeo slipped a few spots this week but demand is still high for this annual event at Reliant Stadium.  The 2013 Houston Rodeo is sure to be special with an all star lineup that includes Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown, Bruno Mars, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and so many more!

9. Big 12 Basketball Tournament

Although football is king in the Big 12, ticket demand for the 2013 basketball tournament remains strong.  Like most years, the Kansas Jayhawks are heavy favorites to win the conference tournament.

10.  San Antonio Rodeo

The first of the highly anticipated rodeos is about to kick off.  The 2013 San Antonio Rodeo starts on Thursday February 7th with a special concert by Clay Walker and runs through Saturday February 23rd, 2013.  Hot acts include Thompson Square, Lee Brice, OneRepublic, and Lady Antebellum.

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.

Super Bowl XLVII Closing in on 1D – Tickifieds Top 10

Super Bowl XLVII will feature the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

Super Bowl XLVII will feature the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

Are you ready for the 2 week long, non-stop 24 hour media blitz that comes along with the Super Bowl?  Now that the AFC (Baltimore Ravens) and NFC Champions (San Francisco 49ers) have been crowned, the next two weeks will be filled with analysis, story lines, and of course talk of the most watched sporting event in the world – the Super Bowl.  Super Bowl 47 will take place at the Superdome in New Orleans Louisiana on February 3rd. 2013.

Although tickets to the big game are in big time demand and can be hard to get, many ticket brokers and speculators also profit off of the many Super Bowl related events,  Some of the top events this year include Media Day and Taste of the NFL,  in addition to Emeril Lagasse Pre-GameMaxim, Playboy, and Leather and Laces Parties

Top Events Week 3, 2013

1.  One Direction

One Direction is still number one but their grip finally appears to be slipping.  1D is still insanely popular but the gap is cetainly narrowing.

2.  Super Bowl XLVII

Not much of a surprise here as the most watched sporting event in the world comes in at #2 this week.  Super Bowl 47 will feature the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.  Expect demand to be huge for this event during the next 2 weeks.  Also hot are all the Super Bowl Parties including the Leather and Laces, DirecTv and Playboy VIP Events.

3.  Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift holds strong at #3 once again.  Her most popular shows include Columbus Ohio (5/8/2013), L.A. (8/20/2013), and MetLife Stadium (7/13/2013).

4.  Bob Seger

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will be back out on tour in 2013 on their Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour.  This has been one of the bigger concert announcements of 2013 and should continue to do well throughout the duration of the tour.

5.  Houston Rodeo

The Houston Rodeo falls 1 spot this week but it really isn’t due to any loss of popularity but rather a surge in activity for the Super Bowl.  With the Rodeo only a month away, expect sales to continue to be strong.  For the full HLSR lineup and details check out our previous blog post:  2013 Houston Rodeo Schedule and Lineup!

6.  Chicago Cubs

Fresh off the 2013 Chicago Cubs Convention fans are already starting to think baseball.  Although the Cubs aren’t expected to compete for the NL Central this year they do have an exciting core of young players (Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo, and Jeff Samardzija) who should be fun to watch.  Regardless of how they fare in 2013 fans will still flock to Wrigley Field.

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2013 Houston Rodeo Lineup and Schedule

Jason Aldean Houston Rodeo

Jason Aldean will be one of many of the hottest country music stars schedule to perform at the 2013 Houston Rodeo. Tickets go on sale on Saturday January 12th, 2013.

Country music fans rejoice…the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) lineup has been announced and tickets are about to go on sale!  The ever popular Houston Rodeo is of course a rodeo and livestock show but they also feature some of the top entertainers primarily from the world of country music but also pop, hip-hop, rock and even rap.   This years concert lineup is no different different with an amazing lineup that includes country stars Toby Keith, Gary Allan, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan.  George Strait, Martina McBride and the Randy Rogers Band will close out the 2013 HLSR.

This years lineup also includes some diversity with popular acts like Demi Lovato with special guest Austin Mahone, Bruno Mars, Styx, Mary J. Blige, Julion Alvarez and Pit Bull scheduled to perform.

Tickets to the 2013 Houston Rodeo go on sale to the public on Saturday January 12th, 2013 at !0:00 AM.  Be sure to get your tickets early as tickets are always in big demand.

2013 Houston Rodeo Schedule and Lineup

Event Venue Date/Time
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Toby Keith Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
6:45 PM
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Gary Allan Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
6:45 PM
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Alan Jackson Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
6:45 PM
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
6:45 PM

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1D Maintains Momentum in 2013 – Tickifieds Top 10

OneDirection-2013-TourHappy New Year!  Although this time of year is typically one of the slowest in the event ticket industry, several events this week are keeping sales going relatively strong.  Top on the list this week are none other than 1 Direction and Taylor Swift.  This battle that surfaced last fall has continued into 2013 and is showing no signs of slowing down.

The first week of 2013 was also good for sports.  The NFL playoffs got underway this past weekend and fans are eager to buy up any tickets floating around in the secondary ticket market.  With college football ending tonight, fans are also interested in college basketball tickets.  High on the list include conference tournaments in addition to the 2013 Final Four.

Last and certainly not least, this week we also find the ever popular Houston Rodeo make the list for the first (but likely not the last) time.  With a powerhouse lineup of some of the most popular country and pop performers, this event will be HUGE.  If you haven’t been on top of this event from a marketing prospective you really need to jump on this now.

Here are the rest of this week’s top 10…

Top Events Week 1, 2013

1.  One Direction

One Direction has picking up right where we left them in 2012… at #1.  These young blokes  are taking the nation by storm and they only seem to be growing in popularity.  Whatever happened to Justin Bieber?

2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift continues to attract a lot of attention for her upcoming 2013 Red Tour.  While she hasn’t been able to surpass One Direction this far she has shown that she isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

3.  Baltimore Ravens

Ray Lewis recently announced that he is retiring at the end of the season.  That means it might be the last hurrah for the Baltimore Ravens.  This weekend they will head into Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

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Luke Bryan Headlines 20-city Dirt Road Diaries Tour

Luke Bryan 2013 TourCountry music star Luke Bryan recently announced his Dirt Road Diaries Tour that will hit 20 cities throughout the U.S. in the early part of 2013.  Despite years of commercial success, this will be the first tour for Luke where he will be the headlining act. Join Luke Bryan on the tour will be Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line (FGL).  Thompson Square could be considered a headlining act themselves.  Thompson Square has won numerous awards including Top Vocal Duo (ACMA), Vocal Duo of the Year (CMA) and Single by a Breakthrough Artist & Single by a Duo/Group (ACA).

Luke Bryan has released 3 albums during his young career including I’ll Stay Me (2007),  Doin’ My Thing (2009), and Tailgates & Tanlines (2011).  Luke Bryan hit it big in 2010 when he earned Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist (ACMA) and Breakthrough Video of the Year (CMT).  In 2012 he won the coveted Favorite Male Country Artist from the American Music Awards.

Luke Bryan 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour Schedule

  • 1/17/2013 – Ford Center-Evansville – Evansville, IN
  • 1/18/2013 – Von Braun Center Arena – Huntsville, AL
  • 1/19/2013 – Landers Center – Southaven, MS
  • 1/25/2013 – Germain Arena – Estero, FL
  • 1/26/2013 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
  • 2/7/2013 – Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
  • 2/8/2013 – Bryce Jordan Center – University Park, PA
  • 2/15/2013 – Huntington Center – Toledo, OH
  • 2/16/2013 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2/17/2013 – US Cellular Coliseum – Bloomington, IL
  • 2/21/2013 – Allen County Memorial Coliseum – Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2/22/2013 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
  • 2/23/2013 – Mizzou Arena – Columbia, MO
  • 2/28/2013 – Resch Center – Green Bay, WI
  • 3/1/2013 – Tyson Events Center – Sioux City , IA
  • 3/2/2013 – i wireless Center – Moline, IL
  • 3/14/2013 – The Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
  • 3/21/2013 – Florence Civic Center – Florence, SC
  • 3/22/2013 – Crown Center of Cumberland County – Fayetteville, NC
  • 3/23/2013 – John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA

In addition to Luke Bryan’s headlining performances on the Dirt Road Diaries Tour, Luke Bryan will also be playing the below listed shows.