Elton John and his famous red piano played Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, for a SirusXM Town Hall.

Elton John has recently announced that he will be touring less and less as the 70-year-old musician wants to spend more time with his children. With only six cities in his regional tour, he took top honors on our Hot Tickets chart this week with a stop at Ford Center, Evansville, Ind., Nov. 11, grossing over $1 million. The 10,000 fans in attendance were treated to all of John’s classic tunes along with a few of his newer songs.

The world-renowned singer also showed up on our chart with his Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The 14 appearances on Oct. 11 – Nov. 4 grossed nearly $10 million with 58,500 fans in attendance. John has also announced that, in sync with his personal decision to down scale his tour, he has also decided to end The Million Dollar Piano residency; he has announced the final 14 shows will occur in the spring of 2018.

With Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler’s Last Deal tour wrapping up next month, the All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn., was a fitting tribute to the retirement of an iconic singer whose career stretches 60 years. The sold-out event grossed $1.3 million with 15,000 concertgoers who enjoyed the more than 20 artists who took the stage to honor Rogers including: Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, and the incomparable Dolly Parton. Rogers and Parton wanted to go out like rock stars and ended the evening with a mic drop after their final performance together.

 

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 Oct. 17-Nov. 14.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Professional Bull Riders
Gross Sales: $6,572,590; Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 62,388; Ticket Range: $1,096-$45.24; Promoter: Professional Bull Riders; Dates: Nov. 1-5; No. of Shows: 5

2) Bruno Mars
Gross Sales: $1,726,867; Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif.; Attendance: 15,579; Ticket Range: $150-$47.14; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 3; No. of Shows: 1

3) All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert
Gross Sales: $1,317,866; Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.; Attendance: 15,530; Ticket Range: $299.50-$49.50; Promoter: Outback Concerts; Dates: Oct. 25; No. of Shows: 1

4) Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull
Gross Sales: $1,292,558; Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.; Attendance: 12,124; Ticket Range: $199.95-$39.95; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 21; No. of Shows: 1

5) Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gross Sales: $1,273,486; Venue: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz.; Attendance: 13,343; Ticket Range: $103.75-$53.75; Promoter: Frank Productions, AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 18; No. of Shows: 1

1) Elton John
Gross Sales: $1,058,660; Venue: Ford Center, Evansville, Ind.; Attendance: 10,319; Ticket Range: $159.50-$29.50; Promoter: Frank Productions, AEG Presents, NS2; Dates: Nov. 11; No. of Shows: 1

2) Midnight Oil
Gross Sales: $1,040,629; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 13,309; Ticket Range: $110.89-$64.26; Promoter: Frontier Touring ; Dates: Oct. 28; No. of Shows: 1

3) Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders
Gross Sales: $903,972; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 9,316; Ticket Range: $157.52-$79.79; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 2; No. of Shows: 1

4) Thomas Rhett
Gross Sales: $410,928; Venue: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.; Attendance: 8,869; Ticket Range: $71.50-$27; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 20; No. of Shows: 1

5) Michigan State vs. University of Georgia Exhibition Charity Game
Gross Sales: $343,790; Venue: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 10,471; Ticket Range: $250-$17.50; Promoter: Michigan State University Athletics; Dates: Oct. 29; No. of Shows: 1

1) Britney Spears
Gross Sales: $2,148,989; Venue: The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 12,600; Ticket Range: $495-$54; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Oct. 18-21; No. of Shows: 3

2) Britney Spears
Gross Sales: $1,908,384; Venue: The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 11,842; Ticket Range: $495-$54; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Oct. 25-28; No. of Shows: 3

3) Imagine Dragons
Gross Sales: $716,795; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 7,257; Ticket Range: $105-$65; Promoter: Paradigm, In-house; Dates: Nov. 4; No. of Shows: 1

4) Ana Gabriel
Gross Sales: $699,695; Venue: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 5,398; Ticket Range: $205-$65; Promoter: NYK Productions; Dates: Oct. 29; No. of Shows: 1

5) Khalid
Gross Sales: $500,487; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 10,872; Ticket Range: $53.35; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 7-8; No. of Shows: 2

1) Elton John
Gross Sales: $9,686,250; Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 58,496; Ticket Range: $500-$55; Promoter: AEG Presents, Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Oct. 11-Nov. 4; No. of Shows: 14

2) The King and I
Gross Sales: $1,249,053; Venue: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas; Attendance: 15,613; Ticket Range: $123-$32; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Oct. 25-29; No. of Shows: 8

3) Love Never Dies
Gross Sales: $1,225,273; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 20,910; Ticket Range: $160.50-$20; Promoter: PFM, Nederlander Presentations (New York), LND On Tour; Dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 5; No. of Shows: 8

4) Finding Neverland
Gross Sales: $1,191,106; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 18,242; Ticket Range: $135-$21; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust, Broadway Across America; Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 5; No. of Shows: 8

5) On Your Feet
Gross Sales: $1,160,370; Venue: David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Fla.; Attendance: 16,661; Ticket Range: $116.25-$14.75; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Oct. 24-29; 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.