October 11, 2013 10:00 ET

Country Music Leads Concert Ticket Trend in Q3 2013 Report

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwired - Oct 11, 2013) - Online ticket marketplace today released its report on ticket sale trends for Q3 2013. In concert trends, summer ticket sales proved that country music is king, as three of the category's top five performers were country artists.

"Over the years, country music has grown from a niche market into a major cornerstone of the touring industry," observed Danielle Metcalf, Operations Manager at "Even as musicians like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and George Strait spend long stretches of time on the road, year after year, there's been a consistently growing demand for their tickets on the marketplace."

Concert category rankings for are below. For the full Q3 report, with complete sales trends for the sports and theater categories, please visit the Press Box.

Top Concert Acts on *

1. The Eagles
2. Luke Bryan
3. Justin Timberlake
4. George Strait
5. Jason Aldean

While country acts trended strongly over the summer, the Eagles were the top concert act of Q3. This marks the second straight quarter that concert sales have been dominated by the classic rock veterans, who show no signs of slowing, as their immensely popular History of the Eagles Tour runs through Q4. Continuing to look ahead, seasonal acts like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra are also expected to jingle their way into the concert rankings for the holiday quarter.

* Based on sales reports for July 1-September 30, 2013. Trademarked terms are the property of their respective owners and are used strictly for descriptive purposes. TicketNetwork is an online ticket marketplace and is in no way associated with the trademark owners or artists mentioned.

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