StubHub has announced a list of the most popular live events for 2022.
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According to ticket sales, StubHub says Elton John was the most popular touring artist worldwide based on cumulative ticket sales on StubHub North America and Viagogo.
The list includes:
- Elton John
- Harry Styles
- cool game
- bad rabbit
- Mötley Crüe
- Morgan Wallen
- Billie Eilish
- Garth Brooks
- Justin Bieber
In terms of sporting events, the top ticket sales went to the World Series game between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies, according to StubHub. It was a total cumulation for both the top event and the second most popular, the FIFA World Cup.
The list includes:
- World Series
- FIFA World Cup
- Super Bowl LVI (Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals)
- College Football Playoff National Championship (Georgia vs. Alabama)
- San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams — NFC Championship
- Tennessee Volunteers at Georgia Bulldogs (College Football)
- Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix
- MLB All-Star Game
- Formula 1 Austin Grand Prix
- Red River Showdown: Oklahoma vs. Texas (College Football)
StubHub believes Los Angeles and New York will be the top entertainment cities in 2023, followed by Miami, Las Vegas and Paris.
Ticket sellers say Elton John will once again be the headliner next year, but he will face competition from Taylor Swift and Coldplay.
“This year has proven that pandemic demand continues to drive excellent sales for global touring acts and sporting events,” StubHub Chief Business Officer Cris Miller said in a news release. “The sales, headlines and trends we’ve seen this year are strong indications that next year could be a record year for Miami and Paris as markets to watch, and Taylor Swift and Coldplay are the acts we predict will dominate the charts in 2023.”
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