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, July 10th.

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. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 2)

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

2. Billie Eilish (Rank last week: 4)

Eilish finishes her 2019 tour off strong, with stops in Los Angeles and San Diego through mid-July. Rapper Denzel Curry will performing at all remaining stops.

3. Khalid (Rank last week: 3)

Khalid holds steady at the third spot for another 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. Ariana Grande (Rank last week: 1)

Ariana Grande dropped a few stops, which is expected given her tour will take a hiatus between July 13th and November 9th. Expect to see her back near the top of the list come October though.

5. Wiz Khalifa (Rank last week: 15)

Wiz Khalifa made a big jump this week off the back of his first tour stop in Atlanta on July 9th. Expect to see strong demand for the rapper’s Decent Exposure tour throughout the rest of the summer.


“Rising” Artists and Festivals

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

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1. Wiz Khalifa: +236%

The rapper is surging as he kicked off his Decent Exposure tour with a stop in Atlanta and will be touring throughout the North East in July.

2. Kane Brown: +212%

Country singing sensation Kane Brown continues to rise as his Ride All Night tour with Jason Aldean continues through to September.

3. Essence Music Festival: +193%

The 25th anniversary of the Essence Music Festival took place on July 5th with performances from the likes of Nas, Timbaland and Missy Elliott.

4. Rob Zombie: 192%

Rob Zombie’s Twins of Evil tour with Marilyn Manson is picking up steam ahead of some stops in Huntington and Cincinnati.

5. Jaden Smith: +192%

Jaden has seen a nice bump in traffic in anticipation of his September performances with Tyler, The Creator on his Igor Tour.


Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals

Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales

Paul McCartney’s huge stop at Dodger Stadium is the largest show of the next 7 days, followed by Florida Georgia Line in Mansfield and another LA show by Billie Ellish, at The Greek Theater.

Just outside of this top ten list, two shows in Las Vegas are seeing strong demand, as Bruno Mars in Vegas remains a hot ticket.