Special Report

100 Most Popular Musicians on Tour This Fall

Christopher Polk / Getty Images

Very few popular musicians can avoid spending time on the road. Just as touring is essential for up and coming musical acts it is important for today’s top artists. If new musicians tour to raise awareness and money, established stars tour to keep relevant, keep their fans happy, and make even more money.

In 2017, $8 billion worth of tickets to major concerts were sold in North America, according to concert industry publication Pollstar. Among the 100 top grossing tours, the average ticket price was nearly $79 – the highest price on record. This is an increase from under $30 twenty years ago.

This fall, many top artists will be hitting the road in the U.S., either after a hiatus or touring overseas during the summer. 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 fall.

Click here to see the most popular musicians on tour this fall.

Among the most popular musicians touring this fall is Shawn Mendes, who at only 19 years old managed an impressive rise to fame by posting videos on the social app Vine. He’s among the most popular artists on the list with both the 10th most monthly listeners on Spotify and 10th most Wikipedia page views over the past year. The Canadian singer-songwriter is taking advantage of this popularity – and perhaps his youthful stamina – by scheduling 94 concerts, the most among all the artists on our list.

Behind Mendes, the musicians with the most scheduled concert dates are Twenty One Pilots, who will be playing 62 shows. Las Vegas rockers Panic! at the Disco and music legend Elton John – who at 71 is proving that roadlife isn’t just a young person’s game, despite it being his farewell tour – will be playing 58 shows each.

Other musicians plan on being much less active. Pitbull, Lil Wayne, Meghan Trainor, and Nickelback each have only one show scheduled in the U.S. Fans of these acts will have to be much more vigilant if they’d like to see their favorite artist in concert.

To identify this fall’s best concerts, 24/7 Wall St. created an index based on the weighted average of the number of fans tracking an artist’s tour dates on live music-tracking site Songkick as well as the average daily number of visits to the artist’s Wikipedia page over the past 12 months (as of July 29, 2018). To be considered for the ranking, an artist or band needed to be currently on tour in the United States and have an average of 500,000 fans tracking them on Songkick. Each artist’s biggest hit was determined by total number of plays on Spotify or Billboard performance in cases where the majority of a musician’s recorded output does not appear on Spotify, such as Jay-Z.

100. Childish Gambino
> Total number of shows: 33 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 856,048
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 25,756,268
> Biggest hit: Redbone

[in-text-ad]

99. Phoenix
> Total number of shows: 15 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 845,482
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 3,454,806
> Biggest hit: 1901

98. Snow Patrol
> Total number of shows: 61 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 804,610
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,339,591
> Biggest hit: Chasing Cars

97. Lady Antebellum
> Total number of shows: 31 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 779,492
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 3,216,592
> Biggest hit: Need You Now

96. Rod Stewart
> Total number of shows: 34 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 552,610
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 4,474,845
> Biggest hit: Maggie May

95. Vampire Weekend
> Total number of shows: 4 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 869,605
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 3,309,633
> Biggest hit: A-Punk

94. Neil Young
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 586,611
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 3,277,830
> Biggest hit: Heart of Gold

[in-text-ad-2]

93. Death Cab for Cutie
> Total number of shows: 48 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 885,120
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 2,875,252
> Biggest hit: I Will Follow You Into the Dark

92. Meghan Trainor
> Total number of shows: 1 concert
> Followers on Songkick: 614,538
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 10,618,365
> Biggest hit: Like I’m Gonna Lose You

91. Deadmau5
> Total number of shows: 10 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 786,615
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 3,281,138
> Biggest hit: Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff

90. Florence + the Machine
> Total number of shows: 37 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 778,137
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 9,849,697
> Biggest hit: Dog Days Are Over

[in-text-ad]

89. Mac Miller
> Total number of shows: 26 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 759,606
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,400,763
> Biggest hit: Donald Trump

88. Zedd
> Total number of shows: 34 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 780,849
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 24,028,263
> Biggest hit: Stay

87. Nelly
> Total number of shows: 13 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 806,863
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 7,746,410
> Biggest hit: Dilemma

86. Carrie Underwood
> Total number of shows: 3 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 624,382
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 3,947,500
> Biggest hit: Before He Cheats

85. 2 Chainz
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 798,303
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 14,873,973
> Biggest hit: It’s A Vibe

84. Rick Ross
> Total number of shows: 9 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 713,184
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,962,801
> Biggest hit: Hustlin’

[in-text-ad-2]

83. Bastille
> Total number of shows: 14 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 979,746
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 10,252,418
> Biggest hit: Pompeii

82. System of a Down
> Total number of shows: 6 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 773,160
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,825,730
> Biggest hit: Chop Suey!

81. Ludacris
> Total number of shows: 7 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 811,567
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 3,403,772
> Biggest hit: My Chick Bad

80. The Beach Boys
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 670,203
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 5,575,354
> Biggest hit: Wouldn’t It Be Nice

[in-text-ad]

79. Lynyrd Skynyrd
> Total number of shows: 37 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 608,611
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 8,363,797
> Biggest hit: Sweet Home Alabama

78. Blake Shelton
> Total number of shows: 3 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 515,386
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 4,757,436
> Biggest hit: Sangria

77. The Chainsmokers
> Total number of shows: 21 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 783,571
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 28,590,140
> Biggest hit: Closer

76. Luke Bryan
> Total number of shows: 35 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 659,916
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 5,787,279
> Biggest hit: Play It Again

75. Gucci Mane
> Total number of shows: 13 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 581,258
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 12,605,619
> Biggest hit: I Get the Bag

74. Ne-Yo
> Total number of shows: 4 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 919,096
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 11,020,055
> Biggest hit: Time of Our Lives

[in-text-ad-2]

73. Jack Johnson
> Total number of shows: 3 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 996,898
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 5,643,206
> Biggest hit: Better Together

72. Beck
> Total number of shows: 15 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 851,279
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 4,020,671
> Biggest hit: Loser

71. Train
> Total number of shows: 9 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,033,972
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 9,564,782
> Biggest hit: Hey, Soul Sister

70. Jessie J
> Total number of shows: 39 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 881,215
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 9,571,986
> Biggest hit: Bang Bang

[in-text-ad]

69. Meek Mill
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 556,025
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 11,080,011
> Biggest hit: All Eyes on You

68. Nas
> Total number of shows: 11 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 686,650
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 5,061,306
> Biggest hit: If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)

67. Major Lazer
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 993,588
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 24,914,998
> Biggest hit: Lean On

66. Jason Mraz
> Total number of shows: 62 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,046,441
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 14,397,249
> Biggest hit: I’m Yours

65. Weezer
> Total number of shows: 13 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 949,791
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,100,011
> Biggest hit: Island in the Sun

64. Bon Iver
> Total number of shows: 5 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,056,038
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 4,301,379
> Biggest hit: Skinny Love

[in-text-ad-2]

63. Nickelback
> Total number of shows: 1 concert
> Followers on Songkick: 1,008,536
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,227,639
> Biggest hit: How You Remind Me

62. Tyga
> Total number of shows: 6 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 871,926
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 24,678,772
> Biggest hit: Ayo

61. Billy Joel
> Total number of shows: 10 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 730,364
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 8,578,017
> Biggest hit: Piano Man

60. Panic! At the Disco
> Total number of shows: 58 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 925,947
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 14,681,959
> Biggest hit: This Is Gospel

[in-text-ad]

59. Stevie Wonder
> Total number of shows: 7 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 809,936
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 8,912,638
> Biggest hit: Superstition

58. G-Eazy
> Total number of shows: 29 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 624,885
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 18,092,560
> Biggest hit: Me, Myself & I

57. Twenty One Pilots
> Total number of shows: 62 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 911,611
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 16,028,041
> Biggest hit: Stressed Out

56. Pearl Jam
> Total number of shows: 7 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,044,557
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,409,423
> Biggest hit: Alive

55. Foster the People
> Total number of shows: 6 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,179,864
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 9,403,086
> Biggest hit: Pumped Up Kicks

54. Gwen Stefani
> Total number of shows: 13 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 590,185
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,454,549
> Biggest hit: Hollaback Girl

[in-text-ad-2]

53. Arcade Fire
> Total number of shows: 9 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,088,556
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 3,453,593
> Biggest hit: Wake Up

52. Future
> Total number of shows: 6 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 933,936
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 22,985,739
> Biggest hit: Mask Off

51. blink-182
> Total number of shows: 18 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,050,712
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 7,826,905
> Biggest hit: All The Small Things

50. The xx
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,193,260
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 4,964,787
> Biggest hit: Intro

[in-text-ad]

49. Christina Aguilera
> Total number of shows: 23 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 837,945
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 11,991,134
> Biggest hit: Beautiful

48. Big Sean
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,177,832
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 12,909,392
> Biggest hit: Bounce Back

47. Eric Clapton
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 778,005
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,984,863
> Biggest hit: Cocaine

46. OneRepublic
> Total number of shows: 3 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,314,150
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 23,523,781
> Biggest hit: Counting Stars

45. Paramore
> Total number of shows: 3 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,219,543
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 6,645,991
> Biggest hit: Misery Business

44. Paul McCartney
> Total number of shows: 5 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 511,036
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 8,223,906
> Biggest hit: Band On the Run

[in-text-ad-2]

43. A$AP Rocky
> Total number of shows: 7 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,072,536
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 18,190,879
> Biggest hit: F**kin’ Problems

42. Enrique Iglesias
> Total number of shows: 12 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 994,980
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 16,847,934
> Biggest hit: El Pérdon

41. Fall Out Boy
> Total number of shows: 31 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,272,369
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 9,928,418
> Biggest hit: Centuries

40. 50 Cent
> Total number of shows: 5 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 917,734
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 11,096,710
> Biggest hit: In Da Club

[in-text-ad]

39. Migos
> Total number of shows: 61 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 581,727
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 19,530,331
> Biggest hit: Bad and Boujee

38. John Mayer
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,165,500
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 14,437,170
> Biggest hit: Free Fallin’ (Live)

37. Kelly Clarkson
> Total number of shows: 2 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 919,406
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 8,112,745
> Biggest hit: Because of You

36. J. Cole
> Total number of shows: 36 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,138,081
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 12,030,829
> Biggest hit: No Role Modelz

35. Gorillaz
> Total number of shows: 12 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,140,538
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 9,587,154
> Biggest hit: Feel Good Inc

34. Sam Smith
> Total number of shows: 26 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 976,387
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 18,410,962
> Biggest hit: Stay With Me

[in-text-ad-2]

33. Shawn Mendes
> Total number of shows: 94 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 619,186
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 26,213,518
> Biggest hit: There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

32. Mariah Carey
> Total number of shows: 30 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 899,791
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 7,611,216
> Biggest hit: All I Want for Christmas Is You

31. Kesha
> Total number of shows: 7 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,138,835
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 9,000,554
> Biggest hit: TiK ToK

30. Fleetwood Mac
> Total number of shows: 53 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,071,045
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 11,090,557
> Biggest hit: Go Your Own Way

[in-text-ad]

29. Arctic Monkeys
> Total number of shows: 38 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,390,892
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 10,187,576
> Biggest hit: Do I Wanna Know?

28. Mumford & Sons
> Total number of shows: 3 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,595,216
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 7,171,077
> Biggest hit: I Will Wait

27. Pitbull
> Total number of shows: 1 concert
> Followers on Songkick: 1,449,021
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 18,885,616
> Biggest hit: Timber

26. Jay-Z
> Total number of shows: 29 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 885,476
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 7,995,310
> Biggest hit: Empire State of Mind

25. Metallica
> Total number of shows: 37 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,298,980
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 9,736,415
> Biggest hit: Enter Sandman

24. Foo Fighters
> Total number of shows: 17 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,433,070
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 8,694,152
> Biggest hit: Everlong

[in-text-ad-2]

23. Queen
> Total number of shows: 10 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,258,180
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 18,886,103
> Biggest hit: Bohemian Rhapsody

22. Elton John
> Total number of shows: 58 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,047,892
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 10,684,827
> Biggest hit: Rocket Man

21. Wiz Khalifa
> Total number of shows: 25 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,609,256
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 22,330,619
> Biggest hit: See You Again

20. Travis Scott
> Total number of shows: 11 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 581,638
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 16,628,065
> Biggest hit: goosebumps

[in-text-ad]

19. Radiohead
> Total number of shows: 4 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,701,534
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 7,309,293
> Biggest hit: Creep

18. Jennifer Lopez
> Total number of shows: 15 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 908,435
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 14,786,608
> Biggest hit: Ain’t Your Mama

17. Shakira
> Total number of shows: 21 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,117,874
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 27,016,504
> Biggest hit: Chantaje

16. The Killers
> Total number of shows: 4 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,781,726
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 11,449,251
> Biggest hit: Mr. Brightside

15. Britney Spears
> Total number of shows: 15 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,222,598
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 10,353,680
> Biggest hit: Toxic

14. Imagine Dragons
> Total number of shows: 13 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,726,216
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 38,794,698
> Biggest hit: Thunder

[in-text-ad-2]

13. The Weeknd
> Total number of shows: 5 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,753,146
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 26,806,865
> Biggest hit: Starboy

12. Post Malone
> Total number of shows: 15 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 562,264
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 40,022,940
> Biggest hit: rockstar

11. Lil Wayne
> Total number of shows: 1 concert
> Followers on Songkick: 1,875,490
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 16,721,735
> Biggest hit: Sucker For Pain

10. Chris Brown
> Total number of shows: 7 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,857,792
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 21,628,556
> Biggest hit: Five More Hours

[in-text-ad]

9. Nicki Minaj
> Total number of shows: 49 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,697,864
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 33,637,625
> Biggest hit: Bang Bang

8. Maroon 5
> Total number of shows: 25 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 2,395,473
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 43,177,367
> Biggest hit: Sugar

7. Justin Timberlake
> Total number of shows: 3 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,737,343
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 23,874,475
> Biggest hit: CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!

6. Katy Perry
> Total number of shows: 11 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 2,075,204
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 17,494,874
> Biggest hit: Dark Horse

5. Taylor Swift
> Total number of shows: 17 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,745,830
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 21,727,486
> Biggest hit: Look What You Made Me Do

4. Beyoncé
> Total number of shows: 29 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 2,083,791
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 25,696,992
> Biggest hit: Halo

[in-text-ad-2]

3. Bruno Mars
> Total number of shows: 27 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 2,174,727
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 25,622,801
> Biggest hit: That’s What I Like

2. Ed Sheeran
> Total number of shows: 28 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 1,938,050
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 39,968,204
> Biggest hit: Shape of You

1. Drake
> Total number of shows: 55 concerts
> Followers on Songkick: 2,418,555
> Monthly Spotify listeners: 63,658,135
> Biggest hit: One Dance

Sponsored: Want to Retire Early? Here’s a Great First Step

Want retirement to come a few years earlier than you’d planned? Or are you ready to retire now, but want an extra set of eyes on your finances?

Now you can speak with up to 3 financial experts in your area for FREE. By simply clicking here you can begin to match with financial professionals who can help you build your plan to retire early. And the best part? The first conversation with them is free.

Click here to match with up to 3 financial pros who would be excited to help you make financial decisions.

Thank you for reading! Have some feedback for us?
Contact the 24/7 Wall St. editorial team.