HOT TICKETS for April 19, 2017

John Mayer's MSG gig wows NYC

  • by Monique Potter
  • Published: April 18, 2017

John Mayer kicked off his The Search for Everything world tour on March 31 at Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. This tour stretches across eight countries before the first leg wraps May 12, at The O2, London. Mayer made a stop at Madison Square Garden, making our Hot Tickets chart this week, with the Live Nation-promoted event grossing $1.4 million with ticket prices ranging from $50-$120. The nearly 15,000 fans in attendance, along with all online ticket buyers for the North American tour dates, will also receive a physical copy of his new album The Search for Everything. Fans can catch the next John Mayer show this Friday, April 21, at The Forum, Inglewood, Calif.

The much-loved comedian/television and movie star Billy Crystal is having a stellar year with his 2017 Spend the Night with Billy Crystal tour, which hit our Hot Tickets chart this week. Crystal brought his unique, stand-up comedy show to the Chicago Theatre where he entertained over 7,000 fans with two sold-out, Jam Productions-promoted events on April 1-2, grossing nearly $650,000. Crystal will be bringing the laughs with his unpredictable humor to the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, on April 27.

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 21-April 18.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Mega Mezcia
Gross Sales: $1,832,240; Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 18,595; Ticket Range: $289-$49; Promoter: Latin Events; Dates: April 11; No. of Shows: 1

2) John Mayer
Gross Sales: $1,413,563; Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 14,793; Ticket Range: $119.75-$49.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 5; No. of Shows: 1

3) Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gross Sales: $1,225,612; Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 13,104; Ticket Range: $103-$53; Promoter: Frank Productions, AEG Presents; Dates: April 14; No. of Shows: 1

4) Radiohead
Gross Sales: $1,190,710; Venue: Rose Quarter, Portland, Ore.; Attendance: 12,879; Ticket Range: $99.50-$69.50; Promoter: AEG Presents; Dates: April 9; No. of Shows: 1

5) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $1,099,179; Venue: Pepsi Center Arena, Denver; Attendance: 16,351; Ticket Range: $89-$29; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: April 5; No. of Shows: 1

1) Journey, Asia
Gross Sales: $553,362; Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Attendance: 8,613; Ticket Range: $97.50-$37.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: March 31; No. of Shows: 1

2) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $541,050; Venue: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho; Attendance: 9,647; Ticket Range: $89-$24; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: March 24; No. of Shows: 1

3) Twenty One Pilots
Gross Sales: $540,284; Venue: Brisbane (Australia) Entertainment Centre; Attendance: 9,414; Ticket Range: $68.05-$60.48; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: March 27; No. of Shows: 1

4) Twenty One Pilots
Gross Sales: $534,356; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 9,091; Ticket Range: $69.52-$62.01; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 8; No. of Shows: 1

5) Journey, Asia
Gross Sales: $532,577; Venue: Ford Center, Evansville, Ind.; Attendance: 7,558; Ticket Range: $99.50-$36.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 1; No. of Shows: 1

1) Bon Jovi
Gross Sales: $1,491,610; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 9,205; Ticket Range: $195-$125; Promoter: In-house, CAA; Dates: April 1; No. of Shows: 1

2) Def Leppard
Gross Sales: $573,968; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 7,235; Ticket Range: $129-$59; Promoter: In-house, AGI; Dates: April 12; No. of Shows: 1

3) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $562,206; Venue: Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont.; Attendance: 7,754; Ticket Range: $89-$67; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: March 22; No. of Shows: 1

4) Muluma
Gross Sales: $468,927; Venue: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles; Attendance: 6,862; Ticket Range: $126.50-$36.50; Promoter: Goldenvoice; Dates: March 26; No. of Shows: 1

5) Ice Cube
Gross Sales: $447,742; Venue: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 5,323; Ticket Range: $254-$59; Promoter: In-house; Dates: April 7; No. of Shows: 1

1) Wicked
Gross Sales: $1,778,912; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 20,017; Ticket Range: $195-$25; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust, Broadway Across America; Dates: April 12-16; No. of Shows: 8

2) An American in Paris
Gross Sales: $1,150,689; Venue: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas; Attendance: 14,407; Ticket Range: $123-$25; Promoter: In-house; Dates: April 11-16; No. of Shows: 8

3) Beautiful
Gross Sales: $1,030,696; Venue: Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Neb.; Attendance: 13,430; Ticket Range: $120-$35; Promoter: Omaha Performing Arts Presents; Dates: April 4-9; No. of Shows: 8

4) Something Rotten
Gross Sales: $791,628; Venue: Peace Center, Greenville, S.C.; Attendance: 10,598; Ticket Range: $85-$25; Promoter: In-house; Dates: April 11-16; No. of Shows: 8

5) Billy Crystal
Gross Sales: $646,989; Venue: Chicago Theatre; Attendance: 7,060; Ticket Range: $146.50-$36; Promoter: Jam Productions; Dates: April 1-2; No. of Shows: 2

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

 

  • by Monique Potter
  • Published: April 18, 2017