The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, August 21st.
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. Jonas Brothers (Rank last week: 1)
The Jonas Brothers are still sitting pretty in the number one spot, likely due to the fact that they’re in the midst of the “Happiness Begins” tour. The tour, which is slated to run through December 15, is currently on its East Coast leg of shows.
2. Florida Georgia Line (Rank last week: 2)
Not to be outdone by the JoBros, country duo Florida Georgia Line are also enjoying an epic wave of popularity as their “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” tour charges forward. With stops in the South, Midwest and California still left on the docket, don’t expect them to move from this list anytime soon.
3. Post Malone (Rank last week: 7)
Things are heating up in the Post Malone world. Not only is the musician gearing up for his fall “Runaway” tour (where he will be joined by Swae Lee), he’s also rumored to be releasing new material at any moment. Get excited.
4. Shawn Mendes (Rank last week: 4)
Shawn Mendes has been on the road for the better part of the summer. But all good things must come to an end, and after stops in Canada, Brooklyn, Philly and Connecticut it all comes to an end. Miss your chance to see him live? He’ll be performing at this year’s VMAs on August 26.
5. Rolling Stones (Rank last week: 8)
With just two concerts left on their rescheduled “No Filter” tour, the Rolling Stones are seemingly just as popular now as when they first began. Folks living in Arizona will be able to see them at the State Farm Stadium on August 26, and Florideans can catch them at the Hard Rock in Miami on August 31.
“Rising” Artists and Festivals
Past Week, Based on the Percent Increase in SeatGeek Web Traffic
1. Highly Suspect: 230
These Cape Cod rockers just dropped two tracks off their upcoming album — the first new music fans have heard in nearly three years. Folks will have the chance to hear the fresh material live, as the band has just hit the road for a fall tour that takes them through November.
2. Mark Knopfler: 116%
Guitarist Mark Knopfler has just kicked off his North American tour, in support of his new LP Down the Road Whenever. The Dire Straits frontman will be on the road from now until mid-September promoting his ninth solo effort.
3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: 111%
Trans-Siberian Orchestra are back at it with another holiday tour. While the massive crew of musicians won’t be hitting the road until November, this annual tradition is one you don’t want to miss.
4. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: 99%
Bob Seger is going to retire — some day. For now, the musician (along with his Silver Bullet Band) is still tacking on dates to the “Roll Me Away” farewell tour, which is set to pick back up from mid-September to mid-October.
5. Reba McEntire: 95%
Not only was Reba McEntire tapped to host the CMA Awards this year, but the country icon happens to have a few tour dates coming up as well. Catch her around the East Coast and Midwest in the coming weeks, and don’t forget about those Caesars Palace shows in December!
Most Popular Upcoming Tour Stops and Festivals
Upcoming Week, Based on SeatGeek Ticket Sales
As long as the Rolling Stones are on tour, they’ll always dominate in popularity as evidenced by the last few weeks of data. Shawn Mendes’ fandom also continues to grow, with an upcoming two-night run at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to prove it. While Florida Georgia Line and Queen are no stranger to the spotlight, the rise of Tame Impala is a bit more of an outlier. The band has just a handful of North American tour dates which kick off this week.