Prior to her show at STAPLES Center September 14, 2016 Carrie Underwood poses with Donna DiBenedetto, AEG Live; Ann Edelblute, Carrie Underwood’s Manager, The HQ; Christy Castillo Butcher, STAPLES Center; Carrie Underwood; Lee Zeidman, STAPLES Center; Debra Rathwell, AEG Live; Jeff Frasco, Carrie Underwood’s Agent, CAA.

Carrie Underwood is dominating our Hot Tickets chart yet again with four performances between Sept. 4-16 on her Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round. The international tour that began in Jan. included 92 stops and is scheduled to end Nov. 28 at Maverik Center, West Valley Center, Utah. The AEG Live-promoted tour grossed more than $2.3 million in ticket sales alone with stops at Spokane (Wash.) Veterans Memorial Arena, Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif., Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho, and Valley View Casino Center, San Diego. Fans can catch the next Underwood and her opening acts Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers Sept. 22 in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena.

George Strait sells out yet another residency weekend at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. With more than 34,000 fans in attendance, ticket prices ranged from $75 to $200 at the Sept. 9-10 shows. The Messina Touring Group-promoted nights grossed $6.5 million. The Strait to Vegas residency currently has two more weekends scheduled:  Dec. 2-3, and Feb. 17-18, 2017.

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 Aug. 23-Sept. 20.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) George Strait
Gross Sales: $6,539,271; Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 34,483; Ticket Range: $200-$75; Promoter: Messina Touring Group; Dates: Sept. 9-10; No. of Shows: 2

2) Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Gross Sales: $2,459,600; Venue: United Center, Chicago; Attendance: 19,313; Ticket Range: $150-$55; Promoter: Jam Productions; Dates: Aug. 28; No. of Shows: 1

3) Coldplay
Gross Sales: $2,208,750; Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 15,302; Ticket Range: $179.50-$29.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 1; No. of Shows: 1

4) Drake, Future
Gross Sales: $2,089,942; Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 14,625; Ticket Range: $179.50-$49.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 11; No. of Shows: 1

5) Bad Boys Reunion Family Tour
Gross Sales: $1,431,449; Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 13,922; Ticket Range: $294-$44.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 4; No.of Shows: 1

1) Carrie Underwood
Gross Sales: $727,474; Venue: Spokane (Wash.) Veterans Memorial Arena; Attendance: 11,389; Ticket Range: $76-$46; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Sept. 4; No. of Shows: 1

2) Carrie Underwood
Gross Sales: $548,570; Venue: Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif.; Attendance: 7,910; Ticket Range: $76-$46; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Sept. 13; No. of Shows: 1

3) Carrie Underwood
Gross Sales: $547,292; Venue: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho; Attendance: 8,276; Ticket Range: $76-$46; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Sept. 6; No. of Shows: 1

4) Carrie Underwood
Gross Sales: $517,752; Venue: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego; Attendance: 7,216; Ticket Range: $79.50-$49.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Sept. 16; No. of Shows: 1

5) Cirque du Soleil – Toruk
Gross Sales: $436,955; Venue: Ford Center, Evansville, Ind.; Attendance: 4,064; Ticket Range: $140-$33; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Sept. 2-4; No.of Shows: 4

1) Meghan Trainor
Gross Sales: $617,688; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Attendance: 11,868; Ticket Range: $59.95-$39.95; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 8-9; No. of Shows: 2

2) Kiss
Gross Sales: $607,645; Venue: Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, W.Va.; Attendance: 6,109; Ticket Range: $125-$39.50; Promoter: NS2, Frank Productions, CMoore Live; Dates: Sept. 10; No. of Shows: 1

3) Kiss
Gross Sales: $359,271; Venue: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio; Attendance: 5,562; Ticket Range: $125-$39.50; Promoter: NS2, Frank Productions, CMoore Live; Dates: Aug. 24; No. of Shows: 1

4) Kiss
Gross Sales: $334,071; Venue: Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, Maine; Attendance: 4,888; Ticket Range: $125-$39.50; Promoter: NS2, Frank Productions, CMoore Live; Dates: Sept. 4; No.of Shows: 1

5) Brad Paisley
Gross Sales: $324,585; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 3,827; Ticket Range: $150-$55; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Aug. 25; No. of Shows: 1

1) R. Kelly
Gross Sales: $145,108; Venue: Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend; Attendance: 1,729; Ticket Range: $228.50-$62.50; Promoter: Suave Entertainment; Dates: Sept. 2; No. of Shows: 1

2) The Beach Boys
Gross Sales: $124,065; Venue: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, Texas; Attendance: 1,794; Ticket Range: $80-$50; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Aug. 25; No. of Shows: 1

3) Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally
Gross Sales: $122,245; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York; Attendance: 2111; Ticket Range: $69.50-$49.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 23; No. of Shows: 1

4) Broadway in the Hood – The Wiz
Gross Sales: $120,951; Venue: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas; Attendance: 3,326; Ticket Range: $65-$15; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Sept. 3; No of Shows: 2

5) Weird Al Yankovic
Gross Sales: $120,364; Venue: DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 2,144; Ticket Range: $85-$37.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 26; No.of Shows: 1

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