The Week’s Top U.S. Festivals & Tours, Presented by SeatGeek

Billie Eilish, SeatGeek’s top-ranked artist this week

Billie Eilish, SeatGeek’s top-ranked artist this week

The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, May 29.

Welcome back 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

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1. Billie Eilish (Rank last week: 2)

Following her return to the states for more North American tour dates, Eilish unseats Ariana Grande for the top spot this week. Up first for the “bad guy” singer is the west coast, including stops in San Francisco, Portland, and Vancouver.

2. Juice WRLD (Rank last week: 5)

Juice WRLD climbs three spots this week in the midst of the midwest leg of his “Death Race for Love” tour. The rapper is touring alongside Ski Mask The Slump God, with whom he plans to release a joint album in 2019.

3. Ariana Grande (Rank last week: 1)

Though she fell two spots, Ariana Grande remains a fixture on this top ten list as she continues her Sweetener World Tour. Next up for the singer are stops in Miami, Chicago, and Nashville.

4. Khalid (Rank last week: 6)

The 21-year-old singer climbs two spots on the heels of his first top five single on the Billboard Top 100, “Talk.”

5. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 8)

Shawn Mendes reaches the top five this week as his upcoming summer tour draws nearer. The opening date is in Portland on June 12, and the tour wraps up in the singer’s hometown of Toronto on September 6.

6. Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 4)

The JoBros lost a top five spot this week, but their upcoming reunion tour starting in August remains one of the hottest tours of summer 2019.

7. Paul McCartney (Rank last week: 27)

At 76 years old, the legendary Paul McCartney is still going strong. After returning from South America, McCartney kicked off the U.S. leg of his tour in New Orleans last week.

8. Twenty One Pilots

The Grammy-winning Ohio duo, known for putting on a great live show, kicked off the second North American leg of their “Bandito Tour” this past week. The tour ends in September.

9. The Rolling Stones (Rank last week: 9)

Mick Jagger and company hold the ninth spot this week after rescheduling their No Filter tour. The tour now begins in Chicago on June 21, and runs until a final show on August 31 in Miami.

10. Elton John (Rank last week: 17)

Sir Elton’s final tour runs through November, and may have gained some momentum from the recent release of the film about his life, “Rocketman.”


“Rising” Artists and Festivals

Past Week, Based on the Percent Increase in SeatGeek Web Traffic

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1. YG: +483%

The fourth studio album from L.A. rapper YG has been met with positive reviews from critics, and is driving demand up for the artist’s scheduled summer festival appearances.

2. Bayou Country Superfest: +370%

One of the hottest events on the country music festival each and every summer, this year’s edition was headlined by Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Kane Brown.

3. Boston Calling Music Festival: +330%

The 10th edition of Boston Calling featured performances by Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, Anderson .Paak, Travis Scott, and special guest Lil Nas X.

4. Paul McCartney: +236%

Demand for McCartney tickets spiked following his return to the States for the North American leg of his tour.

5. Schitt’s Creek: +232%

A night with the cast of the critically-acclaimed comedy show Schitt’s Creek has been a popular early summer ticket for fans seeking an alternative to sports and music events.


Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals

Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales

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Another week, another series of Ariana Grande tour stops topping the list of popular upcoming shows. Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, and Juice WRLD round out the top ten. Honorable mention just outside of this list include Twenty One Pilots in Grand Rapids and Janet Jackson in Las Vegas.