New Kids On The Block perform at Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas.

It’s a blast from the past as New Kids on the Block kicked off The Total Package tour May 12, at the Schottenstein Center, Coloumbus, Ohio. This North American tour consists of 43 dates wrapping up July 16, at the Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Fla. After learning from past tours that collaboration is key to a successful tour, Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul are joining the New Kids for this special 90’s experience. The trifecta of icons performed their way onto our Hot Tickets chart this week grossing over $650,000 with ticket prices ranging from $30-$200. The Live Nation-promoted event will be bringing the Total Package to fans May 26, at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.

Barbra Streisand showed up on our Hot Tickets chart twice this week with appearances at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y., May 5, and Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 6. With over 25,000 fans in attendance, Streisand charmed both sold-out audiences with her unique blend of personal stories and powerful songs, and with ticket prices ranging from $100-$600, grossed nearly $7 million.


HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top acts and ticket sales as reported to VT PULSE. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each seating capacity category, which took place between April 25-May 23.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $5,098,611; Venue: The O2 Arena, London; Attendance: 55,707; Ticket Range: $97.17-$48.59; Promoter: Kilimanjaro Live; Dates: May 1-3; No. of Shows: 3

2) Barbra Streisand
Gross Sales: $3,682,129; Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Attendance: 14,464; Ticket Range: $615.50-$104.50; Promoter: In-house; Dates: May 6; No. of Shows: 1

3) The Weeknd
Gross Sales: $3,372,209; Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, Calif.; Attendance: 32,347; Ticket Range: $205-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 29-30; No. of Shows: 2

4) Barbra Streisand
Gross Sales: $3,119,293; Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.; Attendance: 11,435; Ticket Range: $616-$105; Promoter: In-house; Dates: May 5; No. of Shows: 1

5) WWE
Gross Sales: $1,905,365; Venue: The O2 Arena, London; Attendance: 26,024; Ticket Range: $453.47-$32.39; Promoter: Triple A Entertainment; Dates: May 8-9; No. of Shows: 2

1) Mother's Day Music Festival
Gross Sales: $859,716; Venue: Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Hall; Attendance: 11,603; Ticket Range: $137-$47; Promoter: Platinum Productions; Dates: May 13; No. of Shows: 1

2) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $693,755; Venue: Peoria (Ill.) Civic Center Arena; Attendance: 10,568; Ticket Range: $89-$25; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: May 12; No. of Shows: 1

3) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $679,563; Venue: SNHU Arena, Manchester, N.H.; Attendance: 10,675; Ticket Range: $89-$18; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: April 29; No. of Shows: 1

4) New Kids On The Block
Gross Sales: $657,323; Venue: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 9,516; Ticket Range: $199.95-$29.95; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 13; No. of Shows: 1

5) Shawn Mendes
Gross Sales: $607,881; Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin; Attendance: 12,228; Ticket Range: $64.62-$39.34; Promoter: Semmel Concerts Entertainment, FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen; Dates: May 3; No. of Shows: 1

1) Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
Gross Sales: $1,918,295; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 15,916; Ticket Range: $139-$79; Promoter: In-house, CAA; Dates: May 5-6; No. of Shows: 2

2) Chris Rock
Gross Sales: $865,926; Venue: Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas; Attendance: 10,356; Ticket Range: $125-$49.50; Promoter: In-house, Live Nation; Dates: May 12-13; No. of Shows: 2

3) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $650,722; Venue: Santander Arena, Reading, Pa.; Attendance: 8,500; Ticket Range: $89-$35; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: May 18; No. of Shows: 1

4) Arijit Singh
Gross Sales: $578,174; Venue: Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas; Attendance: 4,964; Ticket Range: $315-$70; Promoter: Roshni Productions; Dates: April 28; No. of Shows: 1

5) Guy featuring Teddy Riley
Gross Sales: $428,211; Venue: Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas; Attendance: 6,101; Ticket Range: $89-$39.50; Promoter: G-Squared Events; Dates: May 6; No. of Shows: 1

1) Wicked
Gross Sales: $3,960,259; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 40,343; Ticket Range: $195-$25; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust, Broadway Across America; Dates: May 2-14; No. of Shows: 16

2) Phantom of the Opera
Gross Sales: $1,779,963; Venue: Plaza Theatre, El Paso, Texas; Attendance: 23,873; Ticket Range: $125-$45; Promoter: Jam Theatricals; Dates: May 3-14; No. of Shows: 15

3) Book Of Mormon
Gross Sales: $1,436,703; Venue: Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wis.; Attendance: 17,581; Ticket Range: $135-$45; Promoter: In-house, Broadway Across America; Dates: May 9-14; No. of Shows: 8

4) Finding Neverland
Gross Sales: $1,358,933; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 19,944; Ticket Range: $150-$30; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: May 16-21; No. of Shows: 8

5) Motown The Musical
Gross Sales: $763,412; Venue: DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 12,549; Ticket Range: $90-$35; Promoter: Broadway Grand Rapids; Dates: May 2-7; No. of Shows: 8

The Weekly Hot Tickets chart is compiled by Monique Potter. To submit reports, e-mail HotTickets@venuestoday.com or fax to (714) 378-0040.