The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, July 17th.
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
1. Wiz Khalifa (Rank last week: 5)
The Pittsburgh rapper is in the early stages of his “Decent Exposure Tour” alongside French Montana, and ticket demand is rising quickly. The top tour of the past week heads to Camden, NJ and Bristow, VA next.
2. Billie EIlish (Rank last week: 2)
A staple of this list all summer long, Eilish has held onto the number two spot this week despite the bulk of her tour being over. The 17-year-old rising star plays a handful of festivals this fall in addition to a few individual performances.
3. Florida Georgia Line (Rank last week: 7)
The country duo brings their popular tour — which features another duo, Dan + Shay — to the East Coast this week before heading to the U.S. midwest and south.
4. Khalid (Rank last week: 3)
Khalid’s “Free Spirit Tour” remains one of the hottest of the summer, as the “Talk” singer has been on this top 10 list for weeks on end. While ticket demand remains steady, a few lucky fans in San Antonio were treated to an impromptu karaoke performance at a local restaurant, not tickets required.
5. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 1)
The Canadian superstar has ceded the top spot this week, but his shows remain highly in-demand. Mendes goes to Kansas City, Tulsa, and Dallas next.
“Rising” Artists and Festivals
Past Week, Based on the Percent Increase in SeatGeek Web Traffic
1. OVO Fest: +4374%
Drake’s Toronto music festival returns this year after taking the year off in 2018, and fans have responded in a big way. Tickets for the two-day, star-studded lineup — which includes Drake on August 5 — experienced a more than 4000% increase in web traffic over the past week.
2. Day6: +1470%
K-Pop group Day6 is seeing big increases in interest following the release of a new single, “Time Of Our Life,” and will kick off a world tour on August 9 in Daegu, Korea.
3. Post Malone: +846%
The rapper and singer recently announced his new Runaway Tour, which kicks off on September 14 in Tacoma, Washington. Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh will open for most shows.
4. Twenty One Pilots: 607%
The rockers from Ohio announced a new leg of their Bandito Tour, supporting their 2018 album Trench. Tickets went on sale this week.
5. Premios Juventud: +234%
Univision’s youth awards show, taking place July 18 in Miami, boasts some of the top acts in Latin music.
Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals
Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales
Rock stars dominate the list of hottest upcoming events next week, with The Rolling Stones, Queen, and country duo Florida Georgia Line making up seven of the top 10 shows. Rapper Wiz Khalifa and pop artists Khalid and Shawn Mendes round out the rest of this list.