Hot Tickets for August 11, 2015

Hot summer tours

  • by Kimberly Wolfe
  • Published: August 11, 2015

Shania Twain performs at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (Photo by Allstate Arena)

Shania Twain has grossed nearly $3.5 million on our Hot Tickets chart this week with three stops on her Rock This Country Tour. The AEG Live-promoted tour began June 5 at KeyArena at Seattle Center and was originally scheduled to end Aug. 23 at SaveMart Arena, Fresno, Calif. However, due to high demand, the Rock This Country Tour was extended by 19 shows in North America. With ticket prices ranging from $46 to $151, Twain, with supporting act Gavin DeGraw, played back-to-back sold-out stops at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill., and Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn., July 29-31. Fans can catch Twain and DeGraw on the next stop of the tour in Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Aug. 12.

Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla began their 2015 Summer Tour in June, with nearly 50 stops across North America before ending at Bismarck (N.D.) Civic Center. The Live Nation and Pepper Entertainment-promoted night on Aug. 8 saw ticket prices ranging from $40 to $100 for the 9,900 fans in attendance. The sold-out performance grossed more than $751,000 at Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. The next stop on the Live Nation-promoted tour will be in Sedalia at the Missouri State Fair.

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 21-Aug. 11.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Kenny Chesney
Gross Sales: $5,394,025; Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.; Attendance: 57,368; Ticket Range: $225-$25; Promoter: The Messina Group / AEG; Dates: Aug. 1; No. of Shows: 1

2) Kenny Chesney
Gross Sales: $4,297,535; Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.; Attendance: 53,864; Ticket Range: $250-$25; Promoter: The Messina Group / AEG; Dates: July 25; No. of Shows: 1

3) Keith Urban
Gross Sales: $3,125,189; Venue: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta; Attendance: 26,534; Ticket Range: $200-$49.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Aug. 4; No. of Shows: 1

4) Shania Twain
Gross Sales: $1,313,440; Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.; Attendance: 13,495; Ticket Range: $136-$46; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: July 31; No. of Shows: 1

5) Shania Twain
Gross Sales: $1,265,461; Venue: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill.; Attendance: 12,331; Ticket Range: $151-$50.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: July 29; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil Varekai
Gross Sales: $1,140,917; Venue: Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 18,025; Ticket Range: $95-$40; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: July 29-Aug. 2; No. of Shows: 8

2) WWE Live
Gross Sales: $900,515; Venue: Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 10,831; Ticket Range: $255.58-$36.61; Promoter: WWE; Dates: Aug. 8; No. of Shows: 1

3) Shania Twain
Gross Sales: $888,554; Venue: iWireless Center, Moline, Ill.; Attendance: 9,499; Ticket Range: $136-$46; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: July 26; No. of Shows: 1

4) Def Leppard, Tesla, Styx
Gross Sales: $751,855; Venue: Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Attendance: 9,890; Ticket Range: $99.50-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation, Pepper Entertainment; Dates: Aug. 8; No. of Shows: 1

5) Blur
Gross Sales: $665,955; Venue: Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 8,871; Ticket Range: $94.86-$72.95; Promoter: Secret Sounds; Dates: July 25; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil Varekai
Gross Sales: $1,291,172; Venue: EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va.; Attendance: 2,279; Ticket Range: $110-$40; Promoter: In-house; Dates: July 22-26; No. of Shows: 8

2) Kenny Chesney
Gross Sales: $730,371; Venue: Harvey's Resort Casino Amphitheatre, Stateline, Nev.; Attendance: 7,524; Ticket Range: $149.50-$79.50; Promoter: The Messina Group / AEG; Dates: July 22; No. of Shows: 1

3) Journey
Gross Sales: $701,978; Venue: Mile One Centre, St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador; Attendance: 11,170; Ticket Range: $91.16-$41.57; Promoter: evenko, live nation; Dates: Aug. 2-3; No. of Shows: 2

4) Kelly Clarkson
Gross Sales: $491,340; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 5,932; Ticket Range: $99-$25; Promoter: Mohegan Sun; Dates: July 23; No. of Shows: 1

5) Ariana Grande
Gross Sales: $470,758; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 7,394; Ticket Range: $79.50-$29.50; Promoter: Mohegan Sun; Dates: Aug. 2; No. of Shows: 1

1) Mariah Carey
Gross Sales: $5,300,365; Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 34,499; Ticket Range: $250-$55; Promoter: AEG Live, Caesars Palace; Dates: July 6-26; No. of Shows: 9

2) The Book of Mormon
Gross Sales: $1,217,947; Venue: Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Boise, Idaho; Attendance: 15,487; Ticket Range: $155-$45; Promoter: MagicSpace Entertainment; Dates: July 21-26; No. of Shows: 8

3) Willie Nelson
Gross Sales: $347,496; Venue: Santa Barbara (Calif.) Bowl; Attendance: 4,563; Ticket Range: $109.50-$49.50; Promoter: Nederlander; Dates: July 22; No. of Shows: 1

4) Jim Gaffigan
Gross Sales: $329,968; Venue: Peabody Opera House, St. Louis; Attendance: 5,985; Ticket Range: $56.75-$46.75; Promoter: Outback Concerts; Dates: Aug. 2; No. of Shows: 2

5) Alice In Chains
Gross Sales: $265,077; Venue: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.; Attendance: 4,506; Ticket Range: $59.50-$49.50; Promoter: NS2, ; Dates: Aug. 7-8; No. of Shows: 2

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

 

  • by Kimberly Wolfe
  • Published: August 11, 2015