The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, May 15th.
Welcome to our weekly report on the world of live music, based on exclusive data from SeatGeek, a ticketing platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert, and theater events. Read on for insights into the most popular artists and festivals from the prior and upcoming weeks.
Most Popular Artists and Festivals
Past Week, Based on SeatGeek Web Traffic
1. Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 3)
The JoBros’ recently announced reunion tour and first album in six years (to be released in June) makes the trio the most sought-after concert ticket in the U.S. this week.
2. Rolling Loud Festival (Rank Last Week: 44)
The fifth-annual hip-hop festival in Miami featured a star-studded lineup headlined by Migos, Travis Scott, and Kid Cudi.
3. Ariana Grande (Rank last week: 1)
Ariana Grande lost the top spot but remained in the top three, with upcoming stops on her Sweetener tour taking place in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.
4. BTS (Rank last week: 2)
Interest in seeing South Korean boy band BTS remains strong as the group heads to New York City this upcoming weekend for two final tour stops at MetLife Stadium.
5. Billie Eilish (Rank last week: 4)
One of the hottest acts thus far in 2019, Eilish plays her final tour stop overseas on May 25 before returning for more North American dates.
6. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 7)
Mendes climbs a spot in the top 10 ranks this week on the heels of his highest-charting single to date, “If I Can’t Have You,” which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
7. Juice WRLD (Rank last week: 4)
A fixture on this list since the start of his tour, Juice WRLD’s upcoming dates cover the east coast before he makes a visit to the midwest in late May and June.
8. Khalid (Rank last week: 5)
The 21-year-old singer will take a break from his Free Spirit Tour to headline the second day of Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama, this weekend.
9. Luke Combs (Rank last week: 10)
Combs continues his summer-long “Beer Never Broke My Heart” tour and is testing out some new music for audiences along the way.
10. Kane Brown (Rank last week: 21)
The country singer cracks the top 10 the same week he was announced as a performer at the CMT Music Awards, where he is nominated for video and male video of the year for “Good as You” and “Lose It.”
“Rising” Artists and Festivals
Past Week, Based on the Percent Increase in SeatGeek Web Traffic
1. Rolling Loud Festival: +1280%
Ticket demand spiked in advance of what has become one of the biggest events on the hip-hop calendar each festival season.
2. Marc Anthony: +465%
Interest in the Latin star shot up following his May 10 release of Opus, his first album in six years. He will embark on a short fall tour in support of the new music.
3. Logic: +310%
Following the release of his fifth LP, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Logic announced a fall tour that begins in October in Vancouver, BC.
4. Ari Lennox: +270%
The 28-year-old singer, who is signed to J. Cole’s record label, released her debut album on May 7. She will be touring across the country throughout the summer months.
5. GOT7: +181%
The K-Pop group announced on May 7 their “Keep Spinning” tour, which kicks off in Seoul on June 15 before heading to North America and then back overseas.
Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals
Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales
For the second week in a row, BTS and Ariana Grande make up five of the top six most popular tour stops for the upcoming week. The Garth Brooks show at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh ranks in the top three, and Juice WRLD, Jason Aldean, and Pink shows round out the top 10.