Where on earth is Justin Timberlake? With Jay Z and Beyoncé hitting the road together and Taylor Swift stoking excitement in Asia, the ­increasingly global summer concert season promises to be a robust one as charted by this map of hot-ticket concerts

Summertime is concert time and, increasingly, the touring industry has a global audience to tap. As Billboard Boxscore statistics indicate, these are boom times for live music. In 2013, ticket sales soared to a record gross of $4.8 billion, up nearly 30 percent over 2012 and 9 percent over the market's 2009 peak. And early returns point to an even better year in 2014.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In

Tagged