Hot Tickets for August 6, 2014

Lionel Richie plays in Canada, while the Canadian hockey team battles USA in Australia

  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: August 5, 2014

Lionel Richie played at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont., July 31. Before taking the stage, he stopped for a photo op that included Business Manager Karl Loeb, Marketing Coordinator Bethany Wood, Marketing Coordinator Marcy Redmond, Richie, General Manager Brian Ohl, and Director of Marketing Chris Campbell.

Lionel Richie grossed more than $350,000 for his July 31 performance at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont. More than 5,800 people came to see the soulful star at the Live Nation-promoted show. Richie's next appearance will be at the Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, Oct. 24, which is expanding from a two-day to a three-day event, followed by a performance at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla.

The United States and Canada battled it out in an exhibition series of International Ice Hockey held at Australian arenas in July. Two dates of International Ice Hockey: Canada vs. USA at Perth Arena grossed more than $2.6 million, July 11-12, while a single date, July 26, at Allphones Arena in Sydney drew nearly 16,000 attendees. Tickets for the Douglas Webber Group-promoted series ran around $75-$235. The tour also stopped at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, July 19, and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, July 25.

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 July 8-Aug. 5.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) International Ice Hockey: Canada vs. USA
Gross Sales: $2,669,214; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 22,848; Ticket Range: $237.03-$76.97; Promoter: Douglas Webber Group; Dates: July 11-12; No. of Shows: 2

2) International Ice Hockey: Canada vs. USA
Gross Sales: $1,889,875; Venue: Allphones Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 15,937; Ticket Range: $231.67-$73.50; Promoter: Douglas Webber Group; Dates: July 26; No. of Shows: 1

3) Reventon Super Estrella 2014
Gross Sales: $1,400,995; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 16,241; Ticket Range: $199-$19.25; Promoter: Goldenvoice; Dates: July 19; No. of Shows: 1

4) Lady Gaga
Gross Sales: $1,056,525; Venue: Toyota Center, Houston; Attendance: 11,410; Ticket Range: $200-$35; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: July 16; No. of Shows: 1

5) Lady Gaga
Gross Sales: $1,014,606; Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas; Attendance: 11,427; Ticket Range: $200-$35; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: July 17; No. of Shows: 1

1) Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Gross Sales: $548,459; Venue: Cajundome, Lafayette, La.; Attendance: 6,052; Ticket Range: $125-$50; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: July 29-30; No. of Shows: 2

2) Lionel Richie
Gross Sales: $352,974; Venue: Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario; Attendance: 5,818; Ticket Range: $109.57-$36.22; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: July 31; No. of Shows: 1

3) Marco Antonio Solis
Gross Sales: $277,055; Venue: Stockton (Calif.) Arena; Attendance: 3,296; Ticket Range: $125-$40; Promoter: Marquez Brothers; Dates: Aug. 2; No. of Shows: 1

4) Julianne & Derek Hough: Move Live on Tour
Gross Sales: $151,643; Venue: Maverik Center, Salt Lake City; Attendance: 3,875; Ticket Range: $67-$31.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: July 17; No. of Shows: 1

5) Lil Boosie
Gross Sales: $135,436; Venue: Stockton (Calif.) Arena; Attendance: 2,775; Ticket Range: $72.50-$32.50; Promoter: Full Pull Entertainment; Dates: July 17; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil Dralion
Gross Sales: $1,676,110; Venue: Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada (Spain); Attendance: 27,666; Ticket Range: $92.29-$35.45; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil, Live Nation; Dates: July 23-27; No. of Shows: 9

2) Cirque du Soleil Dralion
Gross Sales: $1,487,012; Venue: Pabellon Multiusos Fontes do Sar, Santiago, Spain; Attendance: 21,958; Ticket Range: $96.92-$44.42; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil, Live Nation; Dates: July 10-20; No. of Shows: 10

3) Queen + Adam Lambert
Gross Sales: $1,340,489; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 14,649; Ticket Range: $99.50-$79.50; Promoter: In-house; Dates: July 19-25; No. of Shows: 2

4) New Kids On The Block
Gross Sales: $1,126,168; Venue: The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 11,069; Ticket Range: $300-$29.50; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: July 10-13; No. of Shows: 4

5) Lorde
Gross Sales: $672,614; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 10,672; Ticket Range: $69.43; Promoter: Frontier Touring Company; Dates: July 11-12; No. of Shows: 2

1) Cirque du Soleil Corteo
Gross Sales: $11,433,686; Venue: Big Top Tent at Complejo Al Rio, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Attendance: 138,096; Ticket Range: $140.16-$63.38; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil, Time for Fun; Dates: June 6-Aug. 3; No. of Shows: 66

2) Shania Twain
Gross Sales: $2,187,641; Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 20,137; Ticket Range: $250-$55; Promoter: Concerts West, AEG Live, Caesars Entertainment; Dates: July 12-23; No. of Shows: 8

3) Donny & Marie
Gross Sales: $610,511; Venue: The Showroom at The Flamingo, Las Vegas; Attendance: 6,046; Ticket Range: $286-$104.50; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: July 8-26; No. of Shows: 15

4) Steely Dan
Gross Sales: $522,085; Venue: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.; Attendance: 4,540; Ticket Range: $250-$99.50; Promoter: NS2; Dates: Aug. 1-2; No. of Shows: 2

5) Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy
Gross Sales: $451,555; Venue: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 8,253; Ticket Range: $74.75-$34.75; Promoter: Cirque Tours, In-house; Dates: July 22-27; No. of Shows: 8

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

 

  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: August 5, 2014