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Published on May 31st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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What are the hottest shows on the secondary concert ticket market this summer? Let’s take a look.

StubHub is the best-known site for re-selling concert tickets. Each at this time, they put out a list of what tours are generating the most action on the secondary market.

Taylor Swift is at the top of the list of secondary sellers, with market demand more than 40% greater than second-place Eagles.

2018 Top Selling Acts Overall
(Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2018.)
1. Taylor Swift
2. Eagles
3. Harry Styles
4. Beyoncé
5. Foo Fighters
6. Kenny Chesney
7. U2
8. Journey
9. Radiohead
10. Sam Smith

2018 Top Selling Acts Per Show
(Based on average sales per show for U.S. tour dates on StubHub from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2018.)
1. Ed Sheeran
2. George Strait
3. Eagles
4. Billy Joel
5. Justin Timberlake
6. Taylor Swift
7. P!nk
8. U2
9. Pearl Jam
10. Foo Fighters

(Source: Variety

 




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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