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Ticket Liquidator

April 03, 2012 14:10 ET

Fans Crown Jason Aldean the Champion of Ticket Liquidator's Concert Madness Bracket Tournament

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - In a contest that saw almost 15,000 votes cast, the last artist standing in Ticket Liquidator's Concert Madness Tournament is rising country superstar Jason Aldean. Aldean defeated a field that included legends like Madonna, Van Halen and Bruce Springsteen, garnering 2,186 votes in his march to the championship. Just like the NCAA March Madness Tournament, Ticket Liquidator's Concert Madness Tournament featured stunning upsets, razor-thin margins of victory, extreme blowouts, and one single matchup in which more than 3,000 votes were cast.

The creative team at Ticket Liquidator designed their own bracket tournament to coincide with March Madness, featuring 18 of the top musical acts touring this summer, and people that "like" Ticket Liquidator's page on Facebook voted for the acts they were most excited about seeing. The bracket consisted of 16 artists, with a play-in round featuring an additional four matchups.

The month-long, five-round tournament ended with a Cinderella run for the ages, as Jason Aldean started out as a four seed in the play-in round and had to beat Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay on his way to the championship. Top seeds for the tournament included Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay and Madonna. Number two seeds include Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Barbra Streisand and Nickelback & Bush. The Final Four -- Aldean, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna and Coldplay -- ended with a championship matchup of Jason Aldean vs. Coldplay, with Aldean securing a 605-420 victory.

The most stunning upset of the tournament came in the very first matchup of the first round when Jason Aldean took down fan favorite Lady Gaga by more than 60 votes after many had predicted Gaga would win the whole bracket. After that victory, Aldean continued to gain momentum as he steamrolled through the tournament. The closest matchup of the entire tournament was also the one that received the most votes -- 3,365 to be exact -- when Coldplay narrowly defeated Madonna by only 14 votes in a Final Four matchup. The biggest blowout of the tournament was Ozzy Osbourne's 799-84 shellacking of Barbra Streisand.

Georgia-born country music singer Jason Aldean has solidified a spot at the top of the country music scene. His self-titled debut album and follow-up album Wide Open are certified platinum, while 2007's Relentless is certified gold. If Aldean's Ticket Liquidator Concert Madness win is any indication, he will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come, with the Aldean Army of fans mobilized behind him. Aldean is hitting the road this summer for the My Kinda Party Tour 2012 alongside Luke Bryan and Lauren Alaina, and fans across the country are lining up to see the show in person. If you are one of the many fans looking forward to the 2012 Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan My Kinda Party Tour you can find a wide assortment of tickets at Ticket Liquidator.

For more information about Ticket Liquidator's 2012 Concert Madness Tournament, visit Ticket Liquidator's blog Live Toast at Stay tuned to Ticket Liquidator's Live Toast Blog and page on Facebook for some upcoming fun and exciting promotions as the summer concert season approaches.

About Ticket Liquidator: Ticket Liquidator is a nationwide network through which companies and consumers list tickets for 60,000-80,000 events at any particular time. Offering customers access to almost 10,000,000 tickets through its marketplace, Ticket Liquidator specializes in hard-to-find concert tickets, theater tickets and sports tickets from North America and all the way to Canada and Europe. Ticket Liquidator is headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut. Ticket Liquidator is in no way associated with any of the artists or the venues listed. The contest Concert Madness Tournament conducted on the TicketLiquidator page on Facebook was in no way associated with Facebook and no physical prize was offered.

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