Hot Tickets for April 18, 2012

Van Halen and Red Hot Chili Peppers continue successful tours while Orleans Arena in Las Vegas has success with one-off event

  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: April 18, 2012

Van Halen opens tour at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 18. (Photo by Paul Hooper).

Van Halen sees continued success with their throwback tour. Tickets ranged from $28.50-$148.50 for their April 16 date at Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena. The Live Nation-promoted tour features Kool & The Gang as the opening act and will stop at Philips Arena in Atlanta April 19 and Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum April 21.

Rockabillies Car Show once again proved that using all assets that a venue has to offer always pays off. The 9,500-capacity Orleans Arena in Las Vegas hosted Rockabillies Car Show in its parking lot April 7, drawing more than 27,000 attendees to the venue. Tickets were $30.

Red Hot Chili Peppers made an appearance in Hot Tickets for the second report in a row. The third show on their tour, the April 2 concert at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., posted an $803,398 gross. More than 12,000 attended their March 31 outing at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The group now heads to eastern Canada for four dates.

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 March 28-April 18.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Less Seats

1) Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Gross Sales: $2,363,651; Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia; Attendance: 19,174; Ticket Range: $250-$50; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: April 10-11; No. of Shows: 2

2) X Factor Live!
Gross Sales: $1,256,620; Venue: The O2 Arena, London; Attendance: 38,560; Ticket Range: $52.13-$26.06; Promoter: 3A Ent.; Dates: March 31-April 1; No. of Shows: 3

3) POP2012
Gross Sales: $825,006; Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif.; Attendance: 12,344; Ticket Range: $75-$50; Promoter: Skills DJ Workshop, Inc.; Dates: March 31; No. of Shows: 1

4) Cirque du Soleil “Quidam”
Gross Sales: $734,139; Venue: Thompson Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.; Attendance: 11,912; Ticket Range: $100-$28; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: April 4-8; No. of Shows: 7

5) Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gross Sales: $676,675; Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.; Attendance: 12,066; Ticket Range: $61.50-$41.50; Promoter: C3 Presents, Frank Productions; Dates: March 31; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Gross Sales: $1,301,898; Venue: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh; Attendance: 15,645; Ticket Range: $250-$50; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: April 13-15; No. of Shows: 3

2) Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove
Gross Sales: $842,486; Venue: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 32,854; Ticket Range: $100-$11; Promoter: Feld Ent.; Dates: March 28-April 1; No. of Shows: 9

3) Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gross Sales: $640,965; Venue: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 10,482; Ticket Range: $63.50-$43.50; Promoter: Frank Productions; Dates: April 10; No. of Shows: 1

4) Van Halen
Gross Sales: $446,534; Venue: Jacksonville (Fla.) Vet. Mem. Arena; Attendance: 5,014; Ticket Range: $148.50-$28.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 16; No. of Shows: 1

5) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $359,520; Venue: CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, La.; Attendance: 9,969; Ticket Range: $42.50-$34.75; Promoter: Frank Productions, NS2; Dates: April 13; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Rockabillies Car Show
Gross Sales: $810,960; Venue: Orleans Arena (Parking Lot), Las Vegas; Attendance: 27,032; Ticket Range: $30; Promoter: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender; Dates: April 7; No. of Shows: 1

2) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $236,387; Venue: BancorpSouth Center, Tupelo, Miss.; Attendance: 6,691; Ticket Range: 42.50-$34.75; Promoter: Frank Productions, NS2; Dates: April 12; No. of Shows: 1

3) Evanescence
Gross Sales: $183,743; Venue: Newcastle (Australia) Entertainment Centre; Attendance: 2,032; Ticket Range: $102.30; Promoter: Michael Coppel Presents; Dates: March 28; No. of Shows: 1

4) Casting Crowns
Gross Sales: $123,344; Venue: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia; Attendance: 3,776; Ticket Range: $84-$29; Promoter: Generation Exodus; Dates: March 29; No. of Shows: 1

5) J. Cole
Gross Sales: $119,530; Venue: Tsongas Center, Lowell, Mass.; Attendance: 6,439; Ticket Range: $22-$17; Promoter: Univ. of MA Lowell Student Activities; Dates: March 30; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Wicked
Gross Sales: $5,674,167; Venue: Keller Auditorium, Portland, Ore.; Attendance: 79,350; Ticket Range: $125-$25; Promoter: Fred Meyer Broadway Across America Portland; Dates: March 14-April 8; No. of Shows: 32

2) Les Miserables
Gross Sales: $902,022; Venue: Wharton Center for Perf. Arts, E. Lansing, Mich.; Attendance: 15,624; Ticket Range: $85-$32; Promoter: In-house; Dates: April 3-8; No. of Shows: 8

3) Memphis
Gross Sales: $424,444; Venue: Wharton Center for Perf. Arts, E. Lansing, Mich.; Attendance: 8,046; Ticket Range: $67-$30; Promoter: In-house; Dates: March 27-April 1; No. of Shows: 8

4) South Pacific
Gross Sales: $248,938; Venue: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla.; Attendance: 4,200; Ticket Range: $70-$50; Promoter: In-house; Dates: April 6-7; No. of Shows: 3

5) Galileo Galilei
Gross Sales: $238,525; Venue: Newmark Theatre, Portland, Ore.; Attendance: 3,701; Ticket Range: $84-$58; Promoter: Portland Opera; Dates: March 30-April 7; No. of Shows: 5

The Weekly Hot Tickets chart is compiled by Josh Huckabee. To submit reports, e-mail HotTickets@venuestoday.com or fax to (714) 378-0040.
  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: April 18, 2012
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