The 2023 summer time live performance and competition season is in full swing, with main artists bringing blockbuster tours across the globe and massive events presenting packed payments to fields of followers. So what are a few of the season’s most sought-after tickets? StubHub has illuminated the query with its annual summer time tour preview, unpacking ticket gross sales knowledge for exhibits happening now by Labor Day (September 4th).
It ought to come as no shock that girls are ruling summer time, contemplating that each Taylor Swift and Beyoncé are out on the street. These two artists high StubHub’s High 10 In-Demand Artists of the Summer time listing, and their ticket gross sales are resulting in this season being “a record-breaking one for dwell music,” in keeping with StubHub spokesperson Adam Budelli.
A Swift ticket has been a scorching commodity longer than some Swifties have even been alive, however “The Eras Tour” is already the singer’s strongest outing but. Summer time dates for the trek have already tripled the whole gross sales of the summer time dates for Swift’s 2018 “Fame Tour”; with new Mexico and South American dates introduced, that quantity is bound to climb larger. Sitting at No. 1, that is the third time Swift has topped StubHub’s listing, having beforehand completed first in 2015 and 2018.
The BeyHive can also be out in drive, pushing gross sales for Beyoncé’s “Renaissance Tour” to a 120% enhance in comparison with the last sale numbers for her co-headlining “On the Run II” tour with JAY-Z again in ’18. Even P!NK is getting in on the motion, together with her 33-date “Summer Carnival” trek incomes her a first-time placement in StubHub’s roundup. Collectively, the three feminine artists within the high 10 outsell the boys by 50%.
These males embrace acts like Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd (making his first look on the listing). Texas king George Strait is the sixth most in-demand artist regardless of solely having seven exhibits scheduled, proof that nation is as soon as once more a scorching summer time live performance ticket. Of the highest 25 world live performance occasions this summer time, the George Strait present on June 24 in Denver with Chris Stapleton is the one occasion that isn’t a Taylor Swift live performance.