The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, based on SeatGeek data through Wednesday, September 25th.
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
1. Post Malone (Rank last week: 1)
Not only did he recently drop a new album, announce the lineup info for this year’s Posty Fest (which includes Meek Mill, Pharrell Williams and Rae Sremmurd), but Post Malone is also about to kick off the next chunk of his “Runaway Tour” in St. Paul, MN later this week.
2. Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 1)
Turns out once “Happiness Begins” it doesn’t seem to stop–at least if you’re a Jonas Brother. The trio are still riding high as they continue along on their tour, where they’re performing some of their first new material since 2013.
3. Luke Combs (Rank last week: 6)
Luke Combs is in the midst of his “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour,” but that hasn’t stopped the fast-rising country star from announcing yet another tour for early 2020. See him now, or see him when he kicks off the “What You See Is What You Get Tour” in February.
4. Green Day (Rank last week: 8)
Green Day is joining forces with Weezer and Fall Out Boy for the “Hella Mega Tour.” The tour will make stops at major arenas throughout the country, starting with T-Mobile Park in Seattle on July 17.
5. Florida Georgia Line (Rank last week: 7)
Right now, Florida Georgia Line are arguably the hottest duo in country–and they’ve got the credentials to prove it: the pair was recently nominated for the CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year award, set to air in November. Of course, you can catch them live a lot sooner than that on their “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country tour.”
SeatGeek “Rising” Artists and Festivals
Past Week, Based on the Percent Increase in SeatGeek Web Traffic
1. Rex Orange County +2,255%
Rex Orange County has just announced that his new album, Pony, will drop on October 25. To support the new material, he’ll hit the road on the “Pony Tour” starting January 9 in Phoenix.
2. Kenny Chesney +521%
Country stalwart Kenny Chesney has just revealed dates for his “Chillaxification Tour.” The major stadium tour kicks off in April 2020 at AT&T Park in Arlington, TX.
3. Calibash +388%
Although the actual event won’t be taking place until early next year, the excitement around Calibash–the premier Latin festival that features the hottest artists in reggae, urban, tropical, pop and hip-hop–is high. Tickets to next year’s event go on sale this weekend–don’t miss out.
4. Pentatonix: +239%
It must be getting near Christmas time, which can only mean one thing: Pentatonix has announced a holiday tour! The beloved a capella group will be hitting the road December in support of their Greatest Hits album.
5. Sabrina Claudio: +212%
Sabrina Claudio has just announced that her latest album, Truth Is, will be dropping on October 4. The singer has dropped several singles from the new LP, but will she announce a corresponding tour?
Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals
Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales
The King of New York City–no, not Jay-Z, but Billy Joel–sits atop his throne with his upcoming performance at Madison Square Garden the most popular event of the week. Not to be outdone by the piano man, Post Malone is next in line with his Sunday gig at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit garnering lots of attention. Post appears on this list two more times for his two-night run in St. Paul, MN at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday and Friday.
The Jonas Brothers are in the midst of their Southwest leg of tour dates, with fans in San Antonio and Houston in for a treat once the “Happiness Begins Tour” takes the stage in their cities this weekend. Florida Georgia Line are touring up the Cali coast this Friday and Saturday, with stops in Mountain View and Irvine on the docket.