Author: Bob Allen

Hot Tickets: May 23, 2019

Pink performs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (Scott Audette) HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events and ticket sales as reported to VN Pulse via Pollstar. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each capacity category, that took place April 23-May 21. More than 15,000 Capacity 10,001-15,000 Capacity 5,001-10,000 Capacity 5,000 or Less Capacity 1) Pink Gross Sales: $4,356,430; Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal; Attendance: 32,780; Ticket Range: $44.43-$193.27; Promoter: in-house, Evenko, Live Nation; Dates: May 17-18; No. of Shows: 22) Billy Joel Gross Sales: $2,656,202; Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 18,673; Ticket Range: $65.50-$149.50; Promoter: in-house; Dates: May 9; No. of Shows: 1 3) Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga Gross Sales: $2,476,285; Venue: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill.; Attendance: 23,490; Ticket Range: $59-$179; Promoter: Vivatumusica; Dates: May 3-4; No. of Shows: 2 4) Eric Church Gross Sales: $2,438,578; Venue:… Continue Reading Hot Tickets: May 23, 2019

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Live! Roundup: Strait to the Top

George Strait showed himself to be king of the rodeo again. (Getty Images) George Strait’s performances have been rare since he retired from regular multiple-date touring five years ago, but he’s back on Hot Tickets this month. Two sold-out performances from March take the No. 1 and 2 spots on the largest capacity category, More Than 15,000. Much fanfare accompanied the King of Country for his top-ranked performance March 17 as he smashed his own attendance record at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, drawing 80,108 fans at NRG Stadium. The concert — the 30th of his career at the Houston event — racked up $12.6 million and marked the end of the annual rodeo, which kicked off Feb. 25. With special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen on the bill, Strait surpassed the attendance record he set during his last record-breaking stint at the rodeo in 2013. That… Continue Reading Live! Roundup: Strait to the Top

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Mendes Tops $22M With Opening Run

Shawn Mendes performs during his three-show run at London’s O2 Arena in April. (Getty Images) Tour wraps up set of Europe dates; North American leg starts June 12 The numbers are in from the opening European leg of Shawn Mendes: The Tour, the Canadian pop star’s 2019 solo headlining trek that launched in Amsterdam on March 7. According to box office summaries reported by promoter Messina Touring Group, the overall gross from the tour’s first leg totaled $22.8 million from 328,631 sold tickets. Mendes sold out 27 performances at 23 venues in 15 countries during the European run, which wrapped with a three-night stint at London’s O2 Arena, April 16-17 and 19. Mendes’ London engagement was his highest grossing from Europe and also the only one to include three performances, although he played two nights at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome and Dublin’s 3Arena. At the O2, his three-show gross reached $3.3… Continue Reading Mendes Tops $22M With Opening Run

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Hot Tickets: May 2, 2019

The Backstreet Boys perform in New York City’s Central Park. (Courtesy Bubbleworks) The boy bands are back in town and on the charts Boy bands — or rather, boy bands that have turned into lifetime careers for their members — have taken over our Hot Tickets chart this week. Take That, whose members range in age from 45 to 51, took the top spot on our 10,001 to 15,000 Capacity chart with four shows at FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, England, with a gross of $5,032,148. Attendance was 44,585 with a ticket range of $71.63-$128.93. The promoter was SJM. The love for ’90s boy band stars also struck on this side of the pond, where the Backstreet Boys, ages 39-45, nabbed the top three spots on our 5,001-10,000 Capacity chart with three different stops at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The highest grosser was a three-day run April… Continue Reading Hot Tickets: May 2, 2019

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Hot Tickets: April 25, 2019

HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events and ticket sales as reported to VN Pulse via Pollstar. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each capacity category, that took place March 26-April 23. More Than 15,000 Capacity 10,001-15,000 Capacity 5,001-10,000 Capacity 5,000 or Less Capacity 1) Billy Joel Gross Sales: $2,513,614; Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 18,665; Ticket Range: $65.50-$149.50; Promoter: in-house; Dates: April 12; No. of Shows: 12) Eric Church Gross Sales: $2,338,406; Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland; Attendance: 29,564; Ticket Range: $23-$139; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: April 19-20; No. of Shows: 2 3) Pink Gross Sales: $2,305,789; Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif.; Attendance: 14,602; Ticket Range: $43.89-$349.94; Promoter: in-house, Live Nation; Dates: April 10; No. of Shows: 1 4) Justin Timberlake Gross Sales: $2,272,579; Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y.; Attendance: 17,544; Ticket Range:… Continue Reading Hot Tickets: April 25, 2019

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