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

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Billie Eilish at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 14th, 2019 in Los Angeles (photo: Glenn Francis/Pacific Pro Digital Photography (CC BY-SA 4.0))

The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, June 5.

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

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1. Billie Eilish (Rank last week: 1)

The teenage musician is on fire right now: her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? returned to the top spot on the Billboard album chart, and her current tour is the hottest in the country.

2. Ariana Grande (Rank last week: 3)

A top-three fixture so far this summer, Ariana Grande continues her ‘Sweetener World Tour’ with stops in Nashville, Atlanta, and Charlotte up next.

3. Khalid (Rank last week: 4)

Khalid’s single “Talk” remains in the Billboard Hot 100 top five, and his ‘Free Spirit World Tour’ continues its torrid pace as well, moving up an additional spot from last week.

4. Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 6)

The JoBros are back in the top five, and release their fifth studio album, Happiness Begins, on Friday, June 7th.

5. Paul McCartney (Rank last week: 7)

The 76-year-old superstar is still going strong, and takes his ‘Freshen Up’ tour to cities in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Texas over the next two weeks.

6. Luke Bryan (Rank last week: 11)

The country singer cracks the top ten this week in the midst of his ‘Farm Tour’ and a performance at the CMT Awards.

7. Luke Combs (Rank last week: 13)

Combs wraps up the East Coast leg of his ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’ tour in cities in New York and New Hampshire this week.

8. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 5)

The Canadian pop star made an appearance at a Raptors NBA Finals game last week, but would likely miss a potential Game 7 in Toronto as his upcoming tour begins on June 12.

9. Tyler, The Creator (Rank last week: 56)

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Odd Future cofounder: Tyler released his fifth album, titled IGOR, and announced a tour alongside GoldLink, Jaden Smith, and Blood Orange that begins this fall.

10. Juice WRLD (Rank last week: 2)

The rapper closes out his ‘Death Race for Love’ tour with stops in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and Oklahoma City.  Appearances at three major festivals — Bonnaroo, Unruly Citizens, and Made in America — will follow.


“Rising” Artists and Festivals

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

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1. Conan Gray: +1328%

Popular YouTube star and pop artist Conan Gray has been on tour with Panic! At the Disco, will play the Lollapalooza and Life is Beautiful festivals, and finishes out the year with solo tour dates across the U.S.

2. NF: +985%

The Michigan rapper recently released “The Search,” which is the first single and title track for his upcoming fourth album.

3. Tyler, The Creator: +679%

Tyler, The Creator fans who were unable to catch him at recent festival appearances are showing strong demand for his recently announced IGOR tour dates.

4. mxmtoon: +378%

The 18-year-old artist from Oakland who built a following behind her single “Prom Dress” is playing solo shows this fall.

5. Dead & Company: +318%

The popular Grateful Dead spinoff, featuring John Mayer, is back for another summer stint that kicked off on May 31 in Mountain View, California. Demand is strong for upcoming shows, particularly to see Dead and Company at Wrigley Field.


Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals

Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales

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The usual suspects return for this list of popular upcoming shows, with Ariana Grande taking four of the top ten spots. Honorable mention outside of this list includes Ozuna in Miami and Tool in Hampton, Virginia.