In today’s music industry, an artist needs to tour if they hope to keep themselves afloat.
Summer is prime time for touring. Many fans go to StubHub, the largest ticket-resale market, in search of cheaper tickets or passes to shows that have sold out.
StubHub has analyzed the top-selling performers this summer, looking at sales on its site for dates ranging from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2016.
It looks like Adele is taking the top perch, which Taylor Swift had in 2015 with her “1989” tour.
Rock ‘n’ roll is surprisingly durable this year, taking up half of the list, and fetching high ticket prices for legacy acts.
“Looking at highest average sales per show, there’s a trend among rock acts performing well with Metallica, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead in the top three spots,” StubHub spokesperson Jessica Erskine told Business Insider. “These acts all have large catalogues of work and especially dedicated fan bases who are willing to show up and pay more, which is what makes each of these shows stand out.”
Here’s the full list of top-selling artists this summer that StubHub sent to Business Insider:
10. Billy Joel
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9. Paul McCartney
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8. Kenny Chesney
7. Twenty One Pilots
6. Guns N’ Roses
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3. Justin Bieber
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Based on total sales for all dates on StubHub from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
PLUS: The top-selling shows
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StubHub also looked at the highest average sales per show for dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Metallica topped the list, thanks to its single summer show.
2. Pearl Jam
5. Billy Joel
6. Paul McCartney
7. Justin Bieber
10. Guns N’ Roses