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, May 22.
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. Ariana Grande (Rank last week: 3)
Ariana Grande regains the top spot this week, with upcoming stops on her Sweetener tour taking place in Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Tampa, and Miami.
2. Billie Eilish (Rank last week: 5)
The 17-year-old rising star returns to the states for more North American tour dates beginning on May 29. Fans can expect to hear her hit “bad guy” in concert, which according to Pandora is a top candidate for 2019’s “Song of the Summer.
3. BTS (Rank last week: 4)
The group wrapped up the U.S. leg of their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour in New York at MetLife Stadium this past weekend.
4. Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 1)
The JoBros lost the top spot this week, but remain in the top five. Their recently announced reunion tour and first album in six years — to be released next month — makes the trio one of the most coveted concert tickets in the country.
5. Juice WRLD (Rank last week: 7)
Juice WRLD climbs two spots this week in the midst of the east coast leg of his tour. The rapper is touring alongside Ski Mask The Slump God through mid-June before making appearances at festivals including Bonnaroo in Tennessee and Made in America in Philadelphia.
6. Khalid (Rank last week: 8)
In the midst of one of the hottest tours of the summer, Khalid also managed to launch The Great Khalid Foundation, a performing arts nonprofit in his hometown of El Paso.
7. Garth Brooks (Rank last week: 17)
The country star returns to the top 10 list this week in advance of the final three stops on his “Stadium Tour” in Denver, Eugene, and Boise.
8. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 6)
Mendes hangs on to a top 10 spot this week, even as his single “If I Can’t Have You” fell to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
9. The Rolling Stones (Rank last week: 15)
Following a postponement to allow Mick Jagger to have heart surgery, the Stones have rescheduled their No Filter tour. The tour now starts in Chicago on June 21, and runs until a final show on August 31 in Miami.
10. Kane Brown (Rank last week: 10)
Brown held steady at number 10 this week, and found time to appear on American Idol in the midst of his Ride All night tour alongside Jason Aldean.
“Rising” Artists and Festivals
Past Week, Based on the Percent Increase in SeatGeek Web Traffic
1. Madonna: +431%
It has been a busy month for Madonna: she announced new dates for her Madame X tour, released more singles from her upcoming album — one of which is a duet with rapper Quavo — and released a music video for her song “Crave” with Swae Lee.
2. Disclosure: +343%
The music duo made up of two English brothers is playing an interesting mix of shows over the next week: a couple club shows, an appearance at Movement Music Festival in Detroit, and a performance with Four Tet at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
3. Electric Daisy Carnival: +325%
EDC held its annual Las Vegas festival May 17 through 19, and was headlined by David Guetta, Deadmau5, A$AP Rocky, Diplo, and Steve Aoki, among others.
4. Tyler, The Creator: +232%
The rapper released his fifth studio album on May 17, titled IGOR, and will be making headliner appearances at both Gov Ball and Firefly music festivals.
5. Janet Jackson: +210%
Jackson opened her Metamorphosis residency at the Park MGM’s Park Theater in Las Vegas on May 17. There are currently dates set for the Janet Jackson Vegas residency through August.
Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals
Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales
Ariana Grande continues to dominate this list week after week, making up four of the top ten most popular tour stops over the next seven days. Honorable mention outside of this list include Imagine Dragons in New York at Radio City Music Hall and Pitbull in Las Vegas.