After expanding Billboard’s touring coverage from two weekly rankings to seven monthly charts earlier this year, Billboard has partnered with Bandsintown for four new predictive weekly indexes that feature the top trending touring artists domestically and worldwide.
The Bandsintown + Billboard Index includes four new weekly charts: Global Top Artists, U.S. Top Artists, Global Rising Artists and U.S. Rising Artists. The Top Artists rankings include all acts with 250,000 or more Bandsintown trackers, while the Rising Artists lists feature acts with 10,000-249,999 trackers.
These weekly rankings are based on percentage growth in overall engagement during a rolling month, including new trackers, ticket clicks and event RSVPs (all four indexes will update weekly, using data from the previous 30 days).
Fans can become a “tracker” of their favorite artists on bandsintown.com by searching for any given act. All artist pages host a complete touring schedule, links to music and merchandise, and allows fans to post show reviews. Each individual show listing has options to click through to purchase a ticket link (ticket clicks) in addition to links to RSVP within Bandsintown, by selecting “interested” or “going.”
Billie Eilish leads the inaugural Top Artists ranking, both globally and Stateside. Her lead is fueled by a 111% increase in ticket clicks and 104% in event RSVPs on bandsintown. Eilish will relaunch the Where Do We Go? World Tour with a string of sold-out U.S. arena shows in March and April before continuing in Europe and South America throughout 2020.
The Amity Affliction score the No. 4 slot on the global rankings (No. 24 on the U.S. index), though not with the uniform momentum that landed Eilish the pole position. The Australian metal band bumps by 1.6% in total trackers and 8.8% in event RSVPs but sports a spectacular 234% increase in ticket clicks.
The Global and U.S. Rising indexes are headed by Letterkenny, on tour with nine cast members of the relevision series of the same name, bolstered by a new tour that went on sale on Oct. 25. Their 2020 trek kicks off in Moncton, Canada, on Feb. 27 and, 42 shows later, will wrap on April 21 in Los Angeles. Following last week’s on-sale, engagement skyrocketed by over 200% in all three metrics, including a 275% jump in global event RSVPs.
Tate McRae and Dermot Kennedy rank at No. 2 on the Rising indexes globally and domestically, respectively.
While both Rising rankings primarily feature developing acts like Summer Walker (No. 7 Global; No. 5 U.S.) and SiR (No. 25 Global; No. 20 U.S.), there are also some familiar faces with smaller tracking followings. Among them, Sinead O’Connor is No. 31 on the global index and cracks the top 10 on the U.S. index with a mighty 4,193% increase in ticket clicks for her worldwide tour. O’Connor will hit a handful of European cities throughout the remainder of 2019 before playing 24 intimate shows in North America in 2010, largely in City Winery venues.
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