Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour has topped StubHub’s 2019 Year in Live Experiences report as the top selling ticket. Legacy artists including Rolling Stones, Queen and Billy Joel filled out the top four spots, while Ariana Grande came in fifth. Grande was the only female act to break the top 10, according to ticket sales through the resale site.
“The touring landscape in 2019 was dominated by Elton John and The Rolling Stones,” said general manager of music and theatre for StubHub Jeff Poirier in a release. “The legends they are, fans flocked to see them throughout the entire year as they did with so many legacy rock acts. It’s unusual that so few pop and contemporary acts hit the list this year. Ariana Grande and Luke Combs are the most contemporary acts represented in the top ten, but we do see a stronger presence if we expand our analysis to the top 15 acts where BTS, Florida Georgia Line and Lady Gaga show high demand.”