As August comes to a close, we enter the home stretch of the major festival and tour season. While there’s still much to come, a certain urgency begins to bubble below the surface of these shows. They become last chances to see favorite acts before they hibernate—or sail to Ibiza—or whatever it is famous musicians do in their off time.
So, with a little help from our friends at SeatGeek, we’ve marked the occasion by compiling the most sold out tours for the coming month. This list is determined not only by the frequency of a sell out, but by the premiums these tickets demand. Some of the results may surprise you; others, likely will not.
5. Leon Bridges
Photo by Amanda Koellner
The 50’s throwback sound that catapulted Leon Bridges to mini-stardom has created a ticket purchasing furor. Although the Forth Worth native is playing notably smaller venues then the rest of this list, his ticket premiums are averaging near three times face value via most secondary markets.