TicketsNow Entertainment Index Charts Hottest-Selling Summer Concert Tours

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — With temperatures on the rise, the concert scene is heating up across the nation with some of the most popular musical acts going on tour this summer. From country to rock, classics to pop, some of the hottest musical artists are taking their shows on the road, creating great demand for concert tickets. TicketsNow, Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace, provides a snapshot of the most sought-after concert tickets of the season in the company’s Entertainment Index for May. 

“Now that we’ve officially kicked-off the summer entertainment season, we are seeing a number of artists launching their tours,” said Julia Vander Ploeg, general manager of TicketsNow. “Music fans can shop our site with confidence, as TicketsNow is the only resale marketplace able to offer Ticketmaster verification and barcode reissue on all Ticketmaster tickets, including tickets for all events held at Live Nation amphitheaters.”

Top-Selling Concerts for May 2012 (by tickets sold):


1. American Idols LIVE!

2. Justin Bieber

3. One Direction

4. Drake

5. Jason Aldean

6. Kenny Chesney

7. Roger Waters

8. Carrie Underwood

9. Dave Matthews Band

10. Lady Antebellum

Hottest Tickets by City

New York/New Jersey   


Southern California

1.  Barbara Streisand  

1. Jason Aldean  

1. American Idols LIVE!

2.  American Idols LIVE!  

2. Kenny Chesney     

2. Enrique Iglesias

3.  One Direction   

3. American Idols LIVE!     

3. One Direction


Dallas/Fort Worth 


1.  Vincente Fernandez 

1. Kenny Chesney 

1. American Idols LIVE!

2.  American Idols LIVE! 

2. Drake 

2. Drake

3.  Roger Waters 

3. One Direction 

3. Jack White

About TicketsNow

TicketsNow is your connection to all of the fun and excitement of live entertainment events. A leading online resale marketplace for music, theater, and sports tickets, TicketsNow provides fans secure and convenient access to tickets that are often hard to get through other distribution channels. TicketsNow is the only resale marketplace with the ability to validate tickets and fulfill them through Ticketmaster’s TicketFast™ delivery. A Live Nation Entertainment company, TicketsNow powers a number of partner marketplaces, including the Official Fan Marketplace for Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Radio City Music Hall, US Open Tennis, Los Angeles Lakers, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, Capital One Bowl, and Champs Sports Bowl, as well as several other college bowls and universities. For more information, visit, and @TicketsNow.