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The Biggest Concert In Every State in 2018

December 21, 2018

"Billboard" took their data on this year's highest-grossing tours, and broke it down by region, to come up with a rundown of the most popular tours in each state.

1.  ED SHEERAN made the most money on the road in 2018 but most of his touring was international. TAYLOR SWIFT's'Reputation' tour was #1 in the U.S. She was the biggest draw in 18 states:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

No other act was #1 in more than four states.

2. The EAGLES and PINK took four states apiece. The Eagles did the best in Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, and Iowa, while Pink was #1 in Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, and Virginia.

3.  A bunch of acts had two states: Beyoncé and Jay-Z's show was a hit in Maryland and South Carolina, Dave Matthews Band was #1 in Mississippi and New Hampshire, the Foo Fighters took South Dakota and Wyoming, the Journey / Def Leppard ticket was a draw in Arkansas and Idaho . . .

Justin Timberlakewas the top show in Nevada and Utah, and Luke Bryan was huge in the non-contiguous U.S., taking both Alaska and Hawaii.

4.  And 14 acts took just one state: Connecticut loves Lady Gaga, Delaware showed up for comedian Chris D'Elia, Maine saw a lot of Elton John, Montana is still into Pearl Jam, New Mexico bought a lot of Blake Shelton tickets New York loves Drake, North Carolina put some bread in Billy Joel's jar, Ed Sheeran got some cash out of North Dakota, George Strait was the top concert in Oklahoma . . .Ozuna was big in Puerto Rico, which apparently counts even though they aren't actually a state, Thomas Rhett was #1 in Rhode Island, and Fleet Foxes were the most popular in Vermont. Which is SO Vermont. West Virginia paid up to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill . . . and Wisconsin really showed up to see Kenny Chesney.

Check out the interactive map HERE

 

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