Author: Bob Allen & Brad Weissberg

Hot Tickets: Dec. 19, 2019

Billy Joel greets his fans during a show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. (Getty Images) Two top spots for MSG Live shows MSG Live-promoted shows topped two of the categories on this week’s Hot Tickets chart. Billy Joel led the way, with a show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden landing on top of our More Than 15,000 Capacity chart. Joel grossed $2,433,563 and played to 18,462 fans. The ticket range was $65.50-$149.50. Cirque du Soleil’s entrance into the holiday market with “Twas the Night Before” is a success. Nine shows at the Chicago Theatre earned $2,248,527, which landed the new touring family show at No. 1 on our 5,000 or Less Capacity chart. Over 31,000 fans attended the shows, which had a ticket range of $30-$125. HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events and ticket sales as reported to VN Pulse via Pollstar. Following are the top […]

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Hot Tickets: Dec. 12, 2019

Rod Stewart performs at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England. (Getty Images) Jonathan Lee joins boldface names atop charts Big names dominated the top spots on the Hot Tickets charts this week. Cher topped the More Than 15,000 Capacity chart with a show at Madison Square Garden that grossed $3,842,660; Rod Stewart, played 3Arena in Dublin and grossed $2,469,507, topping the 10,001-15,000 Capacity chart; and Mariah Carey led the 5,000 or Less Capacity chart with three shows of her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, which grossed $1,563,837. Jonathan Lee, a Taiwanese musician and producer, brought his version of Mandopop to the U.S. and grabbed the remaining top spot, in the 5,001-10,000 Capacity category. Lee grossed $1,183,418 off two shows at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with an attendance of 8,416 and a ticket range of $98-$238. IEM Group promoted the shows. HOT TICKETS is […]

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Hot Tickets: Dec. 5, 2019

André Rieu plays at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. (Getty Images) Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu has taken his Johann Strauss Orchestra to 15,000 or More Capacity venues and proven that classical music is as big a draw as pop and rock. This week, 70-year-old Rieu claimed the No. 1 spot on that chart with six shows at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, with a gross of $5,892,655. He and his orchestra played to 75,915 music fans, with a ticket range of  $44.62-$133.87. The shows were promoted by André Rieu Productions/in-house. Another act with longevity, Fleetwood Mac, took the No. 2 spot on that chart with a show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas that grossed $2,939,051. The show was attended by 15,464 fans and the ticket range was  $69.50-$770. Live Nation promoted the show. HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events and ticket sales as […]

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Hot Tickets: Nov. 21, 2019

Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton of U2 perform Nov. 15 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images) ‘Joshua Tree Tour’ takes root in Australia, plus a knockout boxing gross In Australia, two shows of U2’s “Joshua Tree Tour” took the top two spots on our More Than 15,000 Capacity chart this week. The band’s show at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne was No. 1, with a gross of $6,909,669. The show at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane grossed $5,043,387. Over 105,000 fans paid $29.07-$239.58 to hear the band play their biggest album live. The tour is promoted by  Live Nation Global Touring. Big Las Vegas boxing matches are always a major draw and Golden Boy Boxing: Canelo vs. Kovalev, hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, didn’t disappoint. The much-hyped match for the light heavyweight title punched its way to the No. 1 spot […]

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Hot Tickets: Nov. 14, 2019

“Wicked” celebrates 13 years at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. (Getty Images) ‘Wicked’ good, and a big time in Glasgow for Little Mix Hit musical “Wicked” is still topping charts almost 20 years after it started touring. An eight-show run at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre took the No. 1 spot on our Hot Tickets 5,000 or Less Capacity chart this week with a gross of $3,023,014. The “Wicked” witches played to 33,043 fans with a ticket range of $25-$199. Broadway in Atlanta was the promoter. U.K. girl group Little Mix entered our charts with a No. 1 showing in the 10,001-15,000 Capacity category after grossing a healthy $2,486,754 playing three shows at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The former “X Factor” contestants entertained 35,099, and the ticket range was $36.28-$233.65. SJM promoted the show. HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events and ticket sales as reported to VN […]

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