Ed Sheeran took time off from packing stadiums last month to speak at the premiere of the documentary “Songwriter” in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

Ed Sheeran, no stranger to big numbers this year, added to his stats with an impressive two-night stand at Gillette Stadium near Boston that grossed nearly $10 million. Sheeran pulled in total attendance of 110,238 on a ticket range running from $39.50 up to $119.50. 

Twenty hours by plane (give or take) to the southwest, Pink was filling seats in New Zealand, where she grossed $6.3 million over six nights at Spark Arena in Auckland. Tickets ranged from $66.25 to $132.58, and the shows drew 71,273.

HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events and ticket sales as reported to VNPulse via Pollstar. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each capacity category, that took place Aug. 21–Sept. 18.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales:
$9,832,549; Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; Attendance: 110,238; Ticket Range: $39.50-$119.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: Sept. 14-15; No. of Shows: 2

2) Drake
Gross Sales: $8,768,216; Venue: Madison Square Garden Arena, New York City; Attendance: 70,703; Ticket Range: $53.50-$263.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 24-28; No. of Shows: 4

3) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $4,481,289; Venue: Ford Field, Detroit; Attendance: 47,804; Ticket Range: $39.50-$119.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: Sept. 8; No. of Shows: 1

4) Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Gross Sales: $3,197,264; Venue: Madison Square Garden Arena, New York City; Attendance: 25,593; Ticket Range: $53.50-$219; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 21-22; No. of Shows: 2

5) Childish Gambino
Gross Sales: $2,557,840; Venue: Madison Square Garden Arena, New York City; Attendance: 27,678; Ticket Range: $43.50-$123.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 14-15; No. of Shows: 2

1) Pink
Gross Sales: $6,322,035; Venue: Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 71,273; Ticket Range: $66.25-$132.58; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 4-11; No. of Shows: 6

2) Bob Dylan
Gross Sales: $564,345; Venue: Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 6,003; Ticket Range: $74.30-$142.47; Promoter: Chugg Entertainment; Dates: Aug. 26; No. of Shows: 1

3) Westernhagen
Gross Sales: $411,528; Venue: Konig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany; Attendance: 5,318; Ticket Range: $32.37-$96.01; Promoter: Semmel Concerts Entertainment; Dates: Aug. 29; No. of Shows: 1

4) Trevor Noah
Gross Sales: $372,884; Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia; Attendance: 6,286; Ticket Range: $60.07-$82.34; Promoter: Adrian Bohm Presents; Dates: Aug. 25; No. of Shows: 1

5) Queens of the Stone Age
Gross Sales: $311,742; Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia; Attendance: 4,460; Ticket Range: $66.59-$83.23; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: Sept. 12; No. of Shows: 1

1) Jennifer Lopez
Gross Sales: $2,576,956; Venue: Zappos Theater At Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 12,419; Ticket Range: $54-$412; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation, Red Mercury Entertainment, Fuse; Dates: Sept. 12-15; No. of Shows: 3

2 A.R. Rahman
Gross Sales: $1,363,536; Venue: Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas; Attendance: 6,624; Ticket Range: $59-$2,499; Promoter: AZ, Hiba Entertainment, Tasacom & Molabs Media, Suleman Bhimani Presents; Dates: Sept. 8; No. of Shows: 1

3) Keith Urban
Gross Sales: $1,304,865; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 13,117; Ticket Range: $65-$105; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 7-8; No. of Shows: 2

4) Trevor Noah
Gross Sales: $777,312; Venue: ICC Sydney, Sydney; Attendance: 13,587; Ticket Range: $59.32-$81.60; Promoter: Adrian Bohm Presents; Dates: Aug. 29-30; No. of Shows: 2

5) Chayanne
Gross Sales: $677,367; Venue: Hulu Theater At Madison Square Garden, New York City; Attendance: 5,134; Ticket Range: $71.50-$191.50; Promoter: Cardenas Marketing Network; Dates: Sept. 7; No. of Shows: 1

1) “Springsteen On Broadway,” Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $1,932,670; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 3,792; Ticket Range: $75-$850; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Sept. 4-7; No. of Shows: 4

2) “Springsteen On Broadway,” Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $1,930,020; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 3,792; Ticket Range: $75-$850; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Aug. 28-31; No. of Shows: 4

3) Disney Junior Dance Party
Gross Sales: $363,703; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 7,171; Ticket Range: $50-$185; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 15-16; No. of Shows: 3

4) Ian Anderson
Gross Sales: $317,310; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 2,788; Ticket Range: $99-$166; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 11; No. of Shows: 1

5) Pimpinela
Gross Sales: $218,905; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 2,220; Ticket Range: $76-$226; Promoter: NYK Productions; Dates: Aug. 24; No. of Shows: 1

The weekly Hot Tickets chart is compiled by Pollstar. For more information, email Teamboxoffice@pollstar.com or click here to submit your Box Office data now.