Hip-Hop Is Huge, but on the Concert Circuit, Rock Is King

Everyone thinks hip-hop is king, but in the concert business, rock rules.

Older rockers like the Rolling Stones get most of the credit for driving North America’s $8 billion concert-touring industry, but an underappreciated reason for live music’s boom is the strength of smaller acts.

Drive-By Truckers is one example. The Athens, Ga., band,…

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