Katy Perry performed at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids. Mich.

Eight dates into her Witness tour, Katy Perry made her way to Madison Square Garden, New York, Oct. 2 and 6, where she turned her music into a visual showpiece for the near-capacity crowds grossing a total of $2.6 million. Perry is pulling out all the stops for her fourth concert tour, which includes several nods to ‘80s pop culture with a Pac-Man interface, cassettes, boombox clip art and Miami Vice colors and neon. The eye-popping spectacle also includes Perry’s favorite stage props like giant hot pink flamingos, a giant fly, and her famous shark prop from the Super Bowl. Perry, and her large stage production, can be seen next on Oct. 31 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto.

Known as the last of the great crooners, Tony Bennett, at the age of 91, is still selling out venues like the prestigious Radio City Music Hall, New York, where he performed on Oct. 6, to a packed house filled with generations of fans which included baby boomers, Generation X and millennials. The Live Nation and MSG Live-promoted performance gave the seven-decade recording artist the opportunity to showcase his gift while grossing nearly $600,000. While there are rumors that this may be his farewell tour, the native New Yorker continues to electrify audiences and prove that age is just a state of mind.
 

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 Sept. 26-Oct. 24.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Guns N’ Roses
Gross Sales: $6,164,080; Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 41,818; Ticket Range: $250-$59; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 11-16; No. of Shows: 3

2) Bruno Mars
Gross Sales: $3,635,500; Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington; Attendance: 15,929; Ticket Range: $150-$49.50; Promoter: AEG Presents; Dates: Sept. 29-30; No. of Shows: 2

3) Katy Perry
Gross Sales: $2,618,095; Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 21,688; Ticket Range: $220-$44.50; Promoter: Goldenvoice; Dates: Oct. 2, 6; No. of Shows: 2

4) Marco Antonio Solis
Gross Sales: $2,548,034; Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, Calif.; Attendance: 23,887; Ticket Range: $204-$45; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 13-14; No. of Shows: 2

5) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $2,503,225; Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.; Attendance: 31,883; Ticket Range: $99.50-$39.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group; Dates: Oct. 6-7; No. of Shows: 2

1) G-Dragon
Gross Sales: $1,279,216; Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin; Attendance: 9,161; Ticket Range: $200.64-$88.52; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 30; No. of Shows: 1

2) Gorillaz
Gross Sales: $718,601; Venue: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 9,707; Ticket Range: $97.75-$43.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 11; No. of Shows: 1

3) Janet Jackson
Gross Sales: $620,967; Venue: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego; Attendance: 8,004; Ticket Range: $250-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 7; No. of Shows: 1

4) Steely Dan
Gross Sales: $416,636; Venue: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 5,958; Ticket Range: $150-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 16; No. of Shows: 1

5) Halsey
Gross Sales: $359,441; Venue: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 6,172; Ticket Range: $69.50-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 19; No. of Shows: 1

1) Ricardo Arjona
Gross Sales: $709,826; Venue: EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va.; Attendance: 6,745; Ticket Range: $159-$59; Promoter: CMN; Dates: Oct. 11; No. of Shows: 1

2) Migos
Gross Sales: $638,856; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 10,341; Ticket Range: $70.62; Promoter: Frontier Touring ; Dates: Oct. 12-13; No. of Shows: 2

3) Solange
Gross Sales: $630,682; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Attendance: 10,998; Ticket Range: $86.50-$36.50; Promoter: Bowery Presents, MSG Live; Dates: Oct. 2-3; No. of Shows: 2

4) Tony Bennett
Gross Sales: $593,785; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Attendance: 5,630; Ticket Range: $151-$56; Promoter: Live Nation, MSG Live; Dates: Oct. 6; No. of Shows: 1

5) Harry Styles
Gross Sales: $501,793; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Attendance: 5,942; Ticket Range: $93.50-$53.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 28; No. of Shows: 1

1) The Phantom of the Opera
Gross Sales: $1,409,193; Venue: Place des Arts, Montreal; Attendance: 19,510; Ticket Range: $91.78-$31.92; Promoter: evenko, Broadway Across Canada; Dates: Oct. 4-15; No. of Shows: 8

2) Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Gross Sales: $1,231,804; Venue: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas; Attendance: 15,474; Ticket Range: $123-$32; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Oct. 3-8; No. of Shows: 8

3) Tedeschi Trucks Band
Gross Sales: $1,126,777; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York; Attendance: 16,489; Ticket Range: $120-$43.50; Promoter: Metropolitan Entertainment Consultants; Dates: Oct. 6-14; No. of Shows: 6

4) The Sound of Music
Gross Sales: $945,491; Venue: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 13,339; Ticket Range: $85.25-$35.25; Promoter: BAA, In-house; Dates: Oct. 10-15; No. of Shows: 8

5) Steve Martin, Martin Short
Gross Sales: $754,419; Venue: Chicago Theatre; Attendance: 7,100; Ticket Range: $221.50-$66; Promoter: Nitelite Promotions, MSG Live; Dates: Oct. 6-7; No. of Shows: 2

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