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.