100 Most Popular Musicians on Tour in 2019
20. John Legend
> Total number of shows: 2
> Followers on Songkick: 1,309,961
> Most recent album: A Legendary Christmas (2018)
Grammy-winning R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist John Legend released his first Christmas album in October. In support of the release, he toured briefly, wrapping up the tour on Dec. 30 last year. He is scheduled to appear at “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration,” with Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, and others on Jan. 13.
19. Foo Fighters
> Total number of shows: 15
> Followers on Songkick: 1,525,459
> Most recent album: Concrete and Gold (2017)
The first 2019 tour stop for Dave Grohl’s prolific post-Nirvana rock band is Atlanta in early February, followed by two dates in New Orleans and one each in Rockingham, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio, before the group takes off for a 10-city European jaunt.
18. Mariah Carey
> Total number of shows: 27
> Followers on Songkick: 983,745
> Most recent album: Caution (2018)
Mariah Carey is currently slated to play a string of dates at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The singer will continue to play live through 2019 in support of her recent “Caution” album, which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this past November.
17. Travis Scott
> Total number of shows: 30
> Followers on Songkick: 766,831
> Most recent album: Astroworld (2018)
Rapper Travis Scott will be playing shows throughout the country on his 2019 “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour. The tour is in support of his recently released third album, “Astroworld.”
16. Kings of Leon
> Total number of shows: 3
> Followers on Songkick: 1,876,081
> Most recent album: WALLS (2016)
These Tennessee-born purveyors of Dixie-flavored rock — three brothers and a cousin — will headline this year’s SandJam music festival in April in Panama City Beach, Florida, along with Third Eye Blind, Cold War Kids, The Revivalists, and other rockers.
15. Elton John
> Total number of shows: 120
> Followers on Songkick: 1,153,454
> Most recent album: Wonderful Crazy Night (2016)
Sir Elton John is not letting his 71 years stop him from pursuing his scheduled 120 upcoming concerts. The shows are a part of John’s three-year farewell tour.
> Total number of shows: 40
> Followers on Songkick: 1,404,553
> Most recent album: Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2016)
Heavy metal legends Metallica will be causing extensive headbanging as they tour throughout the U.S. this year. Although it’s been over two years since the release of their last album, “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,” the band has plenty of back catalog to keep fans happy.
13. The Rolling Stones
> Total number of shows: 15
> Followers on Songkick: 1,491,685
> Most recent album: Blue & Lonesome (2016)
This celebrated 56-year-old rock band just keeps on going. Guitarist Keith Richards (himself 75 years old, as is Mick Jagger) has hinted that a new Stones album might be forthcoming this year. In the meantime, the band embarks on its 15-date “No Filter” tour of the U.S. in April — their first full schedule of performances since 2015’s “Zip Code” tour.
12. The Killers
> Total number of shows: 1
> Followers on Songkick: 1,915,980
> Most recent album: Wonderful Wonderful (2017)
This 18-year-old rock band out of Las Vegas has only one performance on the books for 2019, at the iHeartRadio ALTer EGO show in Southern California on Jan. 19. In contrast, they played 37 dates in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. in 2017-18 in support of their last album, “Wonderful Wonderful.”
11. Snoop Dogg
> Total number of shows: 11
> Followers on Songkick: 1,264,793
> Most recent album: Bible of Love (2018)
Martha Stewart collaborator Snoop Dogg has announced that he hopes to become a Canadian citizen, which may be why four of his 11 announced concert dates for this year are north of the border.