The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, August 14th.
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
Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 7)
It’s no surprise to see the Jonas Brothers popularity soaring this week. Their highly-anticipated “Happiness Begins” tour recently kicked off at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, and they’re only just getting started.
Florida Georgia Line (Rank last week: 1)
This power country duo have spent the last few weeks juggling between the first and second spot on this list. They’re currently halfway through their “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” tour, with stops throughout the South and West Coast still on the horizon.
Khalid (Rank last week: 5)
With just one US date left to go on his “Free Spirit” tour, Khalid has maintained his status as one of the year’s most popular artists. Miss your chance to see him this summer? We’d venture to guess that a winter tour announcement is just around the corner.
Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 3)
Shawn Mendes is not going anywhere. The 21-year-old singer/songwriter sensation is still on tour through the first week of September, and just last week earned himself three Teen Choice Awards. The people have spoken.
Thomas Rhett (Rank last week: 2)
If you don’t know who Thomas Rhett is, you will soon. The rising country star is in the middle of his “Very Hot Summer” tour, with a string of southern dates still ahead of him. In the meantime, you can hear his latest single “Look What God Gave Her” all over country radio.
“Rising” Artists and Festivals
Past Week, Based on the Percent Increase in SeatGeek Web Traffic
A Day to Remember: +676%
This band has been going strong for 15 years, and their devoted fans will have the chance to catch them live once again. Last week they announced the “Degenerates Tour” alongside I Prevail and Beartooth, slated for the fall.
Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival: +314%
When Tyler, the Creator isn’t busy putting out killer albums, he’s also curating festivals. The lineup for this year’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival was just released, and it features headliners like Solange, Juice WRLD, and of course Tyler himself.
Lana Del Rey: +167%
With a new album on the way and a corresponding tour slated for fall, Lana Del Rey has seen a major spike in popularity over the last week. Her “Norman F–king Rockwell” tour kicks off on September 21 in Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach Theater.
Paul Simon: +142%
Although Paul Simon is technically retired from the road, that didn’t stop him from headlining last weekend’s Outside Lands Music Festival. Unfortunately, fans hoping to catch the legend live are out of luck — for now.
Smashing Pumpkins: +128%
Smashing Pumpkins have joined forces with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (along with special guests AFI) for a summer tour. You can catch them for the remainder of August, performing throughout the Midwest and Southwest.
Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals
Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales
The Rolling Stones are still reigning supreme on their rescheduled summer tour, with a show at Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium coming up this weekend. Not to be outdone, country legend George Strait will take the stage at the massive Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots) alongside Blake Shelton on Friday.
Although Shawn Mendes, Khalid and Queen all make appearances on this week’s list, the Jonas Brothers are still dominating with shows in Boston, Philadelphia and DC swiftly gaining popularity.