Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Indexes Launch With Billie Eilish, Letterkenny Problems At #1
Just weeks after Bandsintown launched twenty-four Worldwide, US and City Live Music Charts, the top-ranked concert discovery platform has added the Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Index, four new weekly touring indexes available exclusively on Billboard.
The Billboard + Bandsintown Index is comprised of four new weekly charts: Global Top Artists, U.S. Top Artists, Global Rising Artists and U.S. Rising Artists. The Top Artists rankings include acts with 250,000 or more Bandsintown trackers (followers), and the Rising Artists measures acts with 10,000-249,999 trackers. These weekly rankings are based on percentage growth in overall engagement for the previous 30 days and include new trackers, ticket clicks and event RSVPs.
Billboard expanded its touring coverage from two weekly rankings to seven monthly charts earlier this year.
Billie Eilish leads this week’s inaugural Top Artists ranking, both globally and in the US. “Her lead is fueled by a 111% increase in ticket clicks and 104% in event RSVPs on Bandsintown,” writes Eric Frankenberg, Billboard Chart Manager, Boxscore. “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),” continues Frankenberg, “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.
Bandsintown’s Fabrice Sergent at Billboard Live Music Summit
Frankenberg will join Billboard senior director of touring and live Dave Brooks on stage at next week’s Billboard Live Music Summit for “How Data Supports Developing Artists: A Conversation With Bandsintown’s Fabrice Sergent” to take a deeper dive into how Bandsintown is providing a uniquely predictive look at fan activity in the important live music sector.