Following the announcement that he was retiring from performing, Paul Simon’s farewell tour dominated yesterday’s ticket sales across resell site 15 of Simon’s 20 final North American shows were among the day’s best-seller list, with his June 15 gig in Boston claiming the top spot. His two-night stint at the Hollywood Bowl followed closely behind in the Nos. 2 and 3 spots, with shows in Austin, Portland, Nashville and Chicago scattered across the Top 20.

Like Simon, Elton John’s farewell tour is among the hottest sellers. The British composer snagged two spots on the list, along with shows from Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars.

Two sports events were able to infiltrate the concert-heavy list. The August meeting between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates, which will feature the Giants’ official retirement of Barry Bonds’ jersey, came in at No. 9. This year’s Daytona 500 race earned the No. 13 spot.

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Ticket Club Top 20 Best-Selling Events – February 6, 2018

  1. Paul Simon (Friday, June 15, 2018 at TD Garden – Boston, MA)
  2. Paul Simon (Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA)
  3. Paul Simon (Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA)
  4. Paul Simon (Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center – PA – Philadelphia, PA)
  5. Paul Simon (Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO)
  6. Paul Simon (Monday, June 04, 2018 at Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX)
  7. Paul Simon (Sunday, June 10, 2018 at DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI)
  8. Paul Simon (Friday, May 25, 2018 at Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA)
  9. San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Saturday, August 11, 2018 at AT&T Park – San Francisco, CA)
  10. Paul Simon (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC)
  11. Paul Simon (Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN)
  12. Justin Timberlake (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY)
  13. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Daytona 500 (Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL)
  14. Elton John (Friday, November 30, 2018 at Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA)
  15. Bruno Mars (Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Park Theater – Monte Carlo – Las Vegas, NV)
  16. Elton John (Friday, February 09, 2018 at Caesars Palace – Colosseum – Las Vegas, NV)
  17. Paul Simon (Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter – Portland, OR)
  18. Paul Simon (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at United Center – Chicago, IL)
  19. Paul Simon (Friday, June 08, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN)
  20. Paul Simon (Friday, June 01, 2018 at American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX) advertisement