Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

What does your website do?

Shows on Fire finds the hottest tour announcements today right when they're just announced. Filter, sort and analyze data from Instagram and Twitter posts to uncover the most popular events.

What makes an announcement hot?

We use data from announcement posts on Instagram and Twitter to determine how hot a tour is. Higher number of comments and engagement rate indicates greater popularity.

Does your website recommend shows to buy?

No, we do not recommend shows to buy. We are a research tool and help guide people in the right direction for shows or tours to look at.


Announcements

What preset buttons are available on this week's announcements page?

Use our preset buttons to quickly find the hottest announcements, presales and on sales for today, tomorrow or this week. They are sorted by the number of comments from the announcement post in descending order. For Twitter posts, comments are replaced by the number of shares.

What preset buttons are available on past announcements page?

The first set of preset buttons are for the hottest announcements and most popular artists within the last 30 days. These are free for all users with a signed up account.

Sign up now to view 610 past tour announcements within the last 30 days for free.

The second set of preset buttons are for all past hottest announcements and most popular artists. Hottest announcements are sorted by number of comments in descending order. Most popular artists are sorted by engagement rate in descending order.

How are the fire icons determined?

A yellow fire icon means an announcement has 300 to 700 comments.

A red fire icon means there are over 700 comments.

If over 1,000 comments happen within the first hour of announcing, that usually means it is really hot.

What is the button for?

Be the first to discover tours that have not been announced yet.

What is a good engagement rate for an announcement?

A good baseline for the engagement rate is anything over 8%, but that should take in account the average comments per post. A 10% engamement rate with 1,100 average comments is a lot better than 20% engagement rate with only 50 average comments.

What filters are available for announcements?

You can filter announcements by announcement, presale and on sale dates. Filters are also available for number of comments, engagement rate, followers and average comments per post. You can sort each column by descending or ascending order.

How do I clear the preset buttons and filters?

Reset Button

Press the red reset button next to the search bar. This will clear all filters, the search bar and sort by newest announcements for this week.

I don't see a search bar. Where is it?

The ability to search for announcements are only available to members with a paid subscription plan .


Artist and Tour Information

What data do you use for the Google Trends graph?

We use the past 5 years of Youtube search data. Rising artists have an upward slope like this Billie Eilish's tour page.

What is interest by subregion?

This is the definition of interest by subregion on Google Trends' page:

See in which location your term was most popular during the specified time frame. Values are calculated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 100 is the location with the most popularity as a fraction of total searches in that location, a value of 50 indicates a location which is half as popular. A value of 0 indicates a location where there was not enough data for this term.

Note: A higher value means a higher proportion of all queries, not a higher absolute query count. So a tiny country where 80% of the queries are for "bananas" will get twice the score of a giant country where only 40% of the queries are for "bananas".

What do the numbers mean in the Billboard section?

Peak means the peak position on the chart.

Weeks means the number of weeks stayed on the chart.

We show the last four weeks of chart positions starting with the week of the tour announcement. This way you can see if the song or artist is trending up or down.

Why are there two sections for Youtube videos?

One section is for top Youtube videos and the other is for recent Youtube videos. This gives you an insight on how popular the performer was and if they are still getting a lot of views with their recent videos. Some channels may be incorrect.

How come not all shows in the tour are shown?

Currently, we are unable to find every show in the tour. You can still see enough shows with venue capacities to determine if the performer is playing small clubs or large arenas.


Show Analytics

Some columns are hidden. How do I view all the columns?

Click on . To view and hide certain columns, check and uncheck the checkboxes next to it's name.

You can view all columns at once by checking "All Columns". Unchecking this resets back to the default columns.

What preset buttons are available for the analytics page?

Quickly see shows with presales and on sales for today or tomorrow.

SMALL VENUES - Filters and sorts all the smallest venues in ascending order

RISING GOOGLETRENDS - Filters the slope of the Google Trends graph to find rising artists or performers

MOST FOLLOWERS - Sorts the number of Spotify followers in descending order to see the most followed artists

MOST POPULAR - Sorts the Spotify popularity score in descending order to see the most popular artists

RECENT ALBUM - Filters artists with recently released albums to discover new album tours

BILLBOARD CHARTS - Filters artists with chart rankings on Billboard's Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100, Emerging Artists or Top Album Sales

What columns/filters are available for the analytics page?

Announced, Performers, Venue, Capacity, City, State, Category, Genre, Presale, On Sale, Min Price, Max Price, Slope, Spotify Followers, Spotify Popularity, Album Count, Days Since Last Album, Last Album Release Date, Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100, Emerging Artists, Top Album Sales

What is the timeframe of the Google Trends' slope?

The slope is calculated using only the previous year of data.