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How great is the demand for Taylor Swift tickets? Measured this way, not as great as demand for tickets for this Canadian.

We’re going to be living with Taylor Swift Mania until at least the end of November 2024. Her fanbase mixed with those afflicted with some kind of FOMO have created an seemingly insatiable demand for tickets for the Eras tour.

A company called Ticketgum did a few calculations to determine how many stadium shows (specifically at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles would be required if Taylor wanted to satisfy ever single request for a ticket based on the number of streams she gets. Surprisingly, she finished second when the math was done. (The whole premise is a bit dodgy, but just go with me on this.)

Top 20 most streamed global artists would have to play SoFi Stadium this many times.

 Artist  Monthly Listeners  No. of SoFi Stadium Shows Needed (Capacity: 70,240)
1The Weeknd112,344,4641,599
2Taylor Swift98,184,7531,398
3Bad Bunny83,221,5601,185
4Ed Sheeran78,598,5551,119
5Dua Lipa75,233,6481,071
6Rihanna74,229,0531,057
7David Guetta73,206,9211,042
8Drake73,073,4821,040
9Justin Bieber72,257,4101,029
10Travis Scott70,577,8241,005
11Miley Cyrus69,677,785992
12Billie Eilish68,980,285982
13Shakira67,394,281959
14Ariana Grande66,854,054952
15Coldplay66,752,587950
16Post Malone66,685,443949
17Calvin Harris65,922,161939
18Eminem63,779,313908
19Nicki Minaj63,207,415900
20Harry Styles61,854,037881

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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