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, based on SeatGeek data through Wednesday, November 6th.

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

Seatgeek Latest Ranking

1. Elton John (Rank last week: 5)

Elton John is still serenading fans around the country one last time on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.” The iconic pianist will take his musical stylings to Philadelphia this weekend, for a two-night run at the Wells Fargo Center.

2. Post Malone (Rank last week: 1)

After a strong showing at last weekend’s Posty Fest, Post Malone is as on top of his game as he’s ever been. You can catch the multi-talented musician on the “Runaway Tour” this weekend.  On Friday, Post and Swae Lee will perform at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ, and on Sunday they’ll head to the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.

3. Luke Combs (Rank last week: 2)

Luke Combs is having a great year. The rising country star is still in the midst of his uber successful “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour,” but he also made waves last month with the announcement of the “What You See is What You Get Tour” slated for 2020. You can see him when he performs at in San Diego and Phoenix this weekend.

4. Billie Eilish (Rank last week: 4)

Unless you’re planning on attending one of the two Jingle Ball concerts Billie Eilish will be performing at this winter, fans will have to wait until spring of 2020 to catch her live. Her “Where Do We Go? World Tour” will kick off in March 9 in Miami at the American Airlines Arena.

5. Bad Bunny (Rank last week: 3)

Bad Bunny has just kicked off a fresh leg of his “X 100Pre Tour,” which will see the Latin superstar throughout parts of the South, Southwest and East Coast. Fans living in Texas and Tulsa will get a taste of the musician when he performs there this weekend.


SeatGeek “Rising” Artists and Festivals

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

Traffic Increase


1. Tame Impala +686%

Tame Impala are back in the spotlight with the long-awaited release of a new album and a corresponding tour to boot. They’ll be joined by Clairo for a series of concerts in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Mexico City. The new record, titled The Slow Rush, will be out in February of next year.

2. Kiss +423%

Kiss have just revealed the final 75 dates of their “Farewell Tour,” which ironically doesn’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. You’ll have the entirety of 2020 to see them perform in every nook and cranny of the United States, plus a plethora of overseas performances. The final concert date will take place on July 17 in New York City.

3. Ateez: +376%

Although they only debuted one year ago, K-Pop group Ateez is already making quite the impression on the music world. They snagged themselves an MTV EMA last week for “Best Korean Act,” an impressive first-time win after a first-time nomination.

4. Korn: +239%

Korn and Breaking Benjamin are teaming up for a joint arena tour this winter. The fun kicks off on January 23 in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center, followed by stops throughout Canada, tons of shows in the Midwest, and gigs along the Pacific. The final show will take place on March 1 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno.

5. Sturgill Simpson: +214%

Tickets go on sale this weekend for Sturgill Simpson’s “A Good Look’n Tour” dates. He’ll be joined by Tyler Childers for the 2020 trek, which begins on February 21 in Alabama and doesn’t wrap up until May 24 at the KFC Yum! Center in Kentucky.



Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals

Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales

The hottest event of the week, for Travis Scott fans at least, is the rapper’s upcoming Astroworld Festival. Held at NRG Park in Houston, the one-day event is sold out despite the lineup still being unknown. Meanwhile, on the East Coast, Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” will make its way to Philly for two nights at the Wells Fargo Center this weekend. Post Malone’s “Runaway Tour” continues to trek on, with fans living in the Denver area getting the chance to see him at the Pepsi Center on November 10.

Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener Tour” picks back up on November 9 with a performance at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Grande will stick around the NY-Tristate area for a bit, playing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on November 12. Luke Combs, still on his “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour,” will perform in San Diego at the Pechanga Arena on November 7, and at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ on November 8. It’s a good weekend of music for pop, country and rap fans alike.