Summer is a time for the outdoors, for leisurely nights, and for having lots of fun. It’s also the perfect season for concerts. Luckily for concertgoers in the United States, there’s no shortage of musical acts willing to hit the road and perform live music for their fans.
In 2017, $8 billion worth of tickets to major concerts were sold in the United States, according to concert industry publication Pollstar. Live music is big business, and with many fans willing to pay hundreds of dollars to see their favorite performers, it’s no wonder many musicians choose to spend their summers on the road.
By creating an index based on metrics such as followers on concert tracking website Songkick and annual page views of each artist’s Wikipedia page, 24/7 Wall St. has determined the 100 most popular musicians going on tour this summer.