Hot Tickets for August 23, 2017

Sheeran Shines

  • by Monique Potter
  • Published: August 22, 2017


Ed Sheeran, arguably one of the world’s most popular male solo artists, is currently making his way through the North American leg of his ÷ tour (pronounced 'divide tour') promoting his new album ÷. Sheeran, along with his opening act James Blunt, made a stop at Staples Center, Los Angeles, for a three-night, sold-out run, Aug. 10-12, grossing over $3.6 million with ticket prices ranging from $40-$100. Armed with only an acoustic guitar and a loop pedal, the one-man band charmed over 40,000 fans and continues to grow in popularity with each passing performance. Coming up this week, Sheeran will be making a two-night appearance at Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga., Aug. 25-26.

IleSoniq, one of Canada’s most in-demand music festivals, took place Aug. 11-12, at Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, overlooking abundant vegetation and rolling hills. The fourth annual electronic dance festival brought in an attendance of 55,000 and grossed nearly $4 million. Some of IleSoniq’s headliners included Tiesto, Porter Robinson, Infected Mushroom and Damien Lazarus. Plans for IleSoniq 2018 are already in motion.

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 25-Aug. 22.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Phish - The Baker’s Dozen
Gross Sales: $15,041,405; Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 227,385; Ticket Range: $74-$54; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: July 21-Aug. 6; No. of Shows: 13

2) Coldplay
Gross Sales: $3,985,870; Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal; Attendance: 35,246; Ticket Range: $179.17-$23.49; Promoter: evenko, Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 8-9; No. of Shows: 2

3) IleSoniq 2017
Gross Sales: $3,812,775; Venue: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal; Attendance: 54,707; Ticket Range: $211.02-$79.23; Promoter: evenko; Dates: Aug. 11-12; No. of Shows: 2

4) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $3,622,203; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 40,731; Ticket Range: $99.50-$39.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group; Dates: Aug. 10-12; No. of Shows: 3

5) Neil Diamond
Gross Sales: $2,637,097; Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, Calif.; Attendance: 23,635; Ticket Range: $179.50-$49.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 10-12; No. of Shows: 2

1) Celine Dion
Gross Sales: $1,448,536; Venue: First Direct Arena, Leeds, England; Attendance: 8,897; Ticket Range: $186.50-$55.95; Promoter: AEG Presents, Concerts West, Marshall Arts; Dates: Aug. 2; No. of Shows: 1

2) Shawn Mendes
Gross Sales: $575,557; Venue: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 9,832; Ticket Range: $67.50-$47.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group; Dates: July 29; No. of Shows: 1

3) Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows
Gross Sales: $447,596; Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas; Attendance: 6,145; Ticket Range: $125.50-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: July 29; No. of Shows: 1

4) WWE Live!
Gross Sales: $155,275; Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Attendance: 4,277; Ticket Range: $100-$20; Promoter: Event Services, WWE; Dates: July 31; No. of Shows: 1

5) WWE Live!
Gross Sales: $152,905; Venue: Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario; Attendance: 3,419; Ticket Range: $120-$20; Promoter: WWE; Dates: Aug. 6; No. of Shows: 1

1) Kenny Chesney
Gross Sales: $1,469,255; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 14,313; Ticket Range: $125-$95; Promoter: In-house, Dale Morris & Associates; Dates: Aug. 10-11; No. of Shows: 2

2) Marco Antonio Solis
Gross Sales: $494,540; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 5,213; Ticket Range: $150-$45; Promoter: First Row Productions; Dates: Aug. 11; No. of Shows: 1

3) Sigur Ros
Gross Sales: $392,271; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 5,376; Ticket Range: $79.04; Promoter: Secret Sounds; Dates: July 25; No. of Shows: 1

4) RL Grime
Gross Sales: $387,875; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 5,509; Ticket Range: $77.85; Promoter: We Are BBE; Dates: July 28; No. of Shows: 1

5) Echo & The Bunnymen
Gross Sales: $333,024; Venue: Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Attendance: 7,899; Ticket Range: $62.50-$32.50; Promoter: In-house, OCFEC; Dates: July 29; No. of Shows: 1

1) Blondie, Garbage
Gross Sales: $216,777; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York; Attendance: 2,774; Ticket Range: $144-$53.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 1; No. of Shows: 1

2) Buckingham McVie
Gross Sales: $141,683; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York; Attendance: 2,961; Ticket Range: $119.50-$19; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 10; No. of Shows: 1

3) The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Gross Sales: $111,147; Venue: Place des Arts, Montreal; Attendance: 2,144; Ticket Range: $62.34-$34.90; Promoter: evenko; Dates: Aug. 6; No. of Shows: 1

4) Cloud 9
Gross Sales: $21,172; Venue: David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Fla.; Attendance: 979; Ticket Range: $28-$14; Promoter: In-house; Dates: July 12-Aug. 6; No. of Shows: 17

5) Margaret Glaspy
Gross Sales: $5,680; Venue: Lincoln Hall, Chicago; Attendance: 284; Ticket Range: $20; Promoter: Jam Productions; Dates: July 26; No. of Shows: 1

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: August 22, 2017