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

The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, June 19th.

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. Ariana Grande (Rank last week: 3)

Ariana Grande returns to the top spot on the heels of strong ticket demand for her series of shows in New York — two at Barclays Center, and two at Madison Square Garden.

2. Billie Eilish (Rank last week: 2)

Eilish finishes her 2019 tour off strong, with stops in major cities including Washington D.C., Nashville, and Los Angeles (where she will play three shows) through mid-July. Rapper Denzel Curry will be performing at all remaining stops.

3. Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 4)

With their most recent album sitting atop the Billboard Chart, the JoBros have great momentum heading into their reunion tour that starts on August 7 in Miami.

4. Khalid (Rank last week: 5)

Khalid climbs one spot this week as his “Free Spirit Tour” remains one of the hottest of the summer. The “Talk” singer likely has another hit single on the way, with Ed Sheeran announcing Khalid as one of the collaborators on his upcoming album due out July 12.

5. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 6)

Demand to see the Canadian star live has stayed strong following his first tour stop in Portland last week. Expect to see Mendes on this list throughout the duration of his tour, which ends in September.


“Rising” Artists and Festivals

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

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1. Illenium: +323%

Denver-based artist Nick Miller, who goes by Illenium, recently announced his third studio album (titled “Ascend”) and an upcoming tour that includes venues like Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

2. Coachella: +244%

Though the next edition of the festival is still nearly a year away, the first batch of tickets for Coachella 2020 went on sale last week.

3. Chris Brown: +146%

Following the success of his recent hit “No Guidance” with Drake, Chris Brown will kick off the 2019 INDIGOAT TOUR in late August.

4. Meek Mill: 107%

Two of raps biggest stars are teaming up for a co-headlining tour: Meek Mill and Future will visit 24 cities from August to October. To top it off, YG, Mustard, and Megan Thee Stallion will join for certain dates.

5. Grit & Biscuits: +102%

The southern music-focused “entertainment concept” is gaining popularity in cities like New Orleans and Charlotte.


Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals

Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales

The Rolling Stones kick off their much-awaited summer tour with two shows in Chicago at Soldier Field. Fellow rocker Paul McCartney’s show in San Diego takes the second spot on this list of popular upcoming shows, and Ariana Grande, Khalid, and other top acts round out the list.

Just outside of this top ten list, two shows in Las Vegas are seeing strong demand, as Janet Jackson in Vegas remains a hot ticket and Khalid’s stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena is among the most popular throughout his tour.