R-Truth puts John Cena in a tight spot during WWE Presents Monday Night RAW at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, Oct. 24, 2011.

WWE Summerslam wrestled into Hot Tickets with an Aug. 19 event at Staples Center in Los Angeles, which grossed more than $1 million. The annual, live and pay-per-view event brought 14,205 fans to Staples Center. It was the only sports event to make the charts this week. 

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw make their last appearance on the chart as part of the Brothers of the Sun tour. The duo wrapped their hugely-successful run at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with two shows that grossed almost $10 million combined. The Aug. 24-25 dates were attended by 111,209 people. 

Cirque du Soleil had three offerings make Hot Tickets this week, with Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, “Dralion” and “Quidam” all doing well in the U.S. and Canada. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour sold tickets starting at more than $50 for two shows at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. “Dralion” broke the $1 million-mark at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, bringing out about 2,500 more people than its Michael Jackson counterpart but at a lower ticket price, and “Quidam” had an eight-show run at Prospera Place in Kelowna, B.C.

Daniel Tosh is the first comedian to show up on the chart in a while. The viral video host brought his stand-up comedy to Santa Barbara (Calif.) Bowl, where almost 5,000 people came to laugh. He has two dates each in September, October, and November at the Terry Factor Theatre at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

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. 8-Sept. 5.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw
Gross Sales: $9,926,110; Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.; Attendance: 111,209; Ticket Range: $250-$44.50; Promoter: AEG Live, The Messina Group; Dates: Aug. 24-25; No. of Shows: 2

2) Madonna
Gross Sales: $3,466,064; Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal; Attendance: 16,070; Ticket Range: $353.42-$45.44; Promoter: Live Nation, evenko; Dates: Aug. 30; No. of Shows: 1

3) Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Gross Sales: $1,669,651; Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver; Attendance: 15,456; Ticket Range: $251.96-$50.39; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Aug. 10-11; No. of Shows: 2

4) Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gross Sales: $1,642,426; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 30,162; Ticket Range: $59.50-$39.50; Promoter: AEG Live, Goldenvoice; Dates: Aug. 11-12; No. of Shows: 2

5) WWE Summerslam
Gross Sales: $1,135,590; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 14,205; Ticket Range: $450-$25; Promoter: World Wrestling Ent.; Dates: Aug. 19; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
Gross Sales: $1,029,724; Venue: Page Park, Dixon, Ill.; Attendance: 15,000; Ticket Range: $69-$59; Promoter: Jam Productions; Dates: Aug. 18; No. of Shows: 1

2) Cirque du Soleil “Dralion”
Gross Sales: $1,023,902; Venue: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore; Attendance: 18,081; Ticket Range: $150-$28; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Aug. 22-26; No. of Shows: 7

3) Kenny Rogers
Gross Sales: $505,446; Venue: Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 5,641; Ticket Range: $126.48-$75.17; Promoter: Pacific Ent., Bluehawk Presents; Dates: Aug. 12; No. of Shows: 1

4) American Idols Live
Gross Sales: $380,782; Venue: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, R.I.; Attendance: 6,840; Ticket Range: $66-$29.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Aug. 26; No. of Shows: 1

5) Slash
Gross Sales: $362,050; Venue: Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 4,197; Ticket Range: $99.20; Promoter: Premium Ent.; Dates: Aug. 17; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Neil Diamond
Gross Sales: $3,402,885; Venue: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; Attendance: 28,460; Ticket Range: $250-$49; Promoter: Nederlander; Dates: Aug. 11, 16, 18, 23, 25; No. of Shows: 5

2) Cirque du Soleil “Quidam”
Gross Sales: $802,371; Venue: Prospera Place, Kelowna, B.C.; Attendance: 11,270; Ticket Range: $101.38-$38.02; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Aug. 22-26; No. of Shows: 8

3) 2NE1
Gross Sales: $653,716; Venue: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live; Attendance: 6,680; Ticket Range: $200-$30; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 24; No. of Shows: 1

4) Slash
Gross Sales: $382,995; Venue: CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand; Attendance: 3,672; Ticket Range: $104.29; Promoter: Premium Ent.; Dates: Aug. 19; No. of Shows: 1

5) Linkin Park, Incubus
Gross Sales: $345,058; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 5,404; Ticket Range: $69.50-$49.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 12; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) The Fresh Beat Band
Gross Sales: $698,584; Venue: King Center, Melbourne, Fla.; Attendance: 1,962; Ticket Range: $39.50-$29.50; Promoter: AEG Live, In-house; Dates: Aug. 23; No. of Shows: 1

2) Tony Bennett
Gross Sales: $258,438; Venue: Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 2,582; Ticket Range: $195-$58.50; Promoter: AEG Live, Concerts West, Caesars Ent.; Dates: Sept. 1; No. of Shows: 1

3) Huey Lewis & The News, Joe Cocker
Gross Sales: $247,461; Venue: Santa Barbara (Calif.) Bowl; Attendance: 3,789; Ticket Range: $89-$43; Promoter: Nederlander; Dates: Aug. 19; No. of Shows: 1

4) Il Divo
Gross Sales: $243,778; Venue: State Theatre, Cleveland; Attendance: 2,651; Ticket Range: $126.50-$39.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Aug. 14; No. of Shows: 1

5) Daniel Tosh
Gross Sales: $237,635; Venue: Santa Barbara (Calif.) Bowl; Attendance: 4,565; Ticket Range: $59-$39; Promoter: Live Nation, Nederlander; Dates: Aug. 18; No. of Shows: 1

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