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

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The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, July 3rd.

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: 2)

Ariana Grande returns to the top spot on the heels of strong ticket demand for her series of shows in St. Louis, Saint Paul and Milwaukee.

2. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 9)

Shawn Mendes jumped 7 spots this week as his tour comes through California with big stops in Los Angeles and San Diego.

3. Khalid (Rank last week: 3)

Khalid holds steady at 3 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.

4. Billie Ellish (Rank last week: 1)

Eilish finishes her 2019 tour off strong, with a stop in Milwaukee before finishing off in California. Rapper Denzel Curry will performing at all remaining stops.

5. Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 4)

With their most recent album sitting at #4 on the Billboard Chart, the JoBros have great momentum heading into their reunion tour that starts on August 7 in Miami.


“Rising” Artists and Festivals

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

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1. Scotty Sire: +967%

The former Viner turned YouTube star is seeing a huge increase in traffic ahead of a show in Anaheim on July 13th.

2. Unruly Citizens: +685%

Demand for this one day show at the Ford Center in Dallas on July 27th has been increasing rapidly. It will be headlined by Future and Juice WRLD, along with performances by Chief Keef, Yella Beezy, Zoey Dollaz, Mulatto, Guapdad 4000, Tay Money, Nanks, Barachi, Ill Chris, OG Toni D, and El Solito Dolores.

3. Chris Brown: +382%

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

4. Clairo: 373%

Clairo shot to prominence after her single “Pretty Girl” went viral on YouTube. She’s now seeing a huge spike in traffic thanks to being the opening act for Khalid’s Free Spirit Tour.

5. Widespread Panic: +343%

The rock band out of Athens, Georgia is gaining in popularity ahead of a series of stops throughout Florida and Tennessee in August.


Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals

Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales

The Rolling Stones tour keeps rolling with a big stop in Foxborough, followed by Billie Ellish’s stop in Milwaukee on Saturday, July 6th.  Stops by Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Paul McCartney and Phish round out the list.

Just outside of this top ten list, two performers in Las Vegas are seeing strong demand, as Janet Jackson in Vegas remains a hot ticket and Aerosmith is putting on a series of shows at the Park MGM in early July.