The concert ticket is one of the most sought after tickets in the industry as there is no off-season for concert tours. With a year round demand for some of the music industry’s most prominent artists, the average ticket price for concerts can vary tremendously, but as demand for a concert builds so does the average price of the ticket.
Some of the biggest names in the music industry are spending 2018 on the road. U2 are set to return for a summer tour after their 2017 Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour became the biggest tour of last year. Other hit artists such as Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake are touring throughout 2018.
There are also top selling artists that will be coming out of retirement. George Strait will playing select shows in the US in some of his first tour dates in years, and The Eagles will be touring after the success of last year's Classic East and West.
One of the top pop acts of 2018 is Harry Styles who will the year playing shows across North America on his solo arena tour. Some of the other top pop artists of 2017 are Ed Sheeran and Pink.
In the country genre, a mixture of contemporary and established artists combined to make the list of the top tours of the year. Willie Nelson will hit the road again in 2018. Other country artists such as Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett continue to experience one of the best years of their growing careers.