Hot Tickets for August 30, 2017

Chesney Cashin' In

  • by Monique Potter
  • Published: August 29, 2017

Kenny Chesney gives a pintsized-fan a king-size welcome at his recent chart-busting show at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

After deciding to scale back his performances for 2017 with a handful of stops, Kenny Chesney was set to play only two stadium shows, both at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass., Aug. 25-26, taking our top spot this week. Chesney treated his faithful "No Shoes Nation" fans to a six-hour blast of country tunes, which included support performances by Midland, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett. The country superstar himself played a two-hour set spanning his 23-year career, and with no arena frills, concertgoers focused on the pure talent that graced the stage. Both sold-out performances grossed a whopping $12 million with over 121,000 faithful fans in attendance. After a mellow 2017 schedule, Chesney will be busy this fall putting out an album dedicated to his fans and planning a busier 2018 tour.

Another residency has hit the strip, and it landed on our Hot Tickets chart this week. The Who, the first rock band to take up residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, since opening in 2003, played six shows, July 29-Aug. 11, to near-capacity crowds. With ticket prices ranging from $75-$500, the shows grossed nearly $4 million with a combined attendance of 20,000. Pete Townshend, at 72 years old, is still power-sliding across the stage and showing off his classic guitar stage moves proving to fans that age is just a state of mind. Fortunately for Who fans, the 53-year-old band doesn’t plan on packing it in any time soon.
 

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 Aug. 1-29.

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: $12,095,688; Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; Attendance: 121,642; Ticket Range: $265-$60; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: Aug. 25-26; No. of Shows: 2

2) Guns N’ Roses
Gross Sales: $2,551,648; Venue: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal; Attendance: 23,117; Ticket Range: $319.91-$49.34; Promoter: evenko, Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 19; No. of Shows: 1

3) Lady GaGa
Gross Sales: $2,410,086; Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 15,893; Ticket Range: $350-$55.14; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 11; No. of Shows: 1

4) Shawn Mendes
Gross Sales: $1,600,160; Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto; Attendance: 27,972; Ticket Range: $69.28-$39.02; Promoter: Messina Touring Group; Dates: Aug. 11-12; No. of Shows: 2

5) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Gross Sales: $1,491,744; Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia; Attendance: 14,455; Ticket Range: $139.42-$31.87; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 17; No. of Shows: 1

1) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $1,970,116; Venue: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 21,055; Ticket Range: $99.50-$39.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group; Dates: Aug. 25-26; No. of Shows: 2

2) Jerry Seinfeld
Gross Sales: $1,278,707; Venue: Brisbane (Australia) Entertainment Centre; Attendance: 10,007; Ticket Range: $162.03-$64.78; Promoter: TEG Dainty; Dates: Aug. 9; No. of Shows: 1

3) Neil Diamond
Gross Sales: $946,313; Venue: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego; Attendance: 9,430; Ticket Range: $149.50-$49.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 8; No. of Shows: 1

4) J. Cole
Gross Sales: $882,578; Venue: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 10,068; Ticket Range: $99.50-$29.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 11; No. of Shows: 1

5) Lionel Richie with Very Special Guest Mariah Carey
Gross Sales: $646,769; Venue: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 7,974; Ticket Range: $500-$39.95; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 13; No. of Shows: 1

1) Britney Spears
Gross Sales: $2,248,513; Venue: The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 12,612; Ticket Range: $495-$54; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Aug. 9-12; No. of Shows: 3

2) Jerry Seinfeld
Gross Sales: $2,012,827; Venue: ICC Sydney Theatre; Attendance: 15,982; Ticket Range: $162.03-$64.78; Promoter: TEG Dainty; Dates: Aug. 11; No. of Shows: 2

3) Britney Spears
Gross Sales: $1,763,591; Venue: The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 10,641; Ticket Range: $495-$54; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Aug. 16-19; No. of Shows: 3

4) Britney Spears
Gross Sales: $1,702,986; Venue: The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 10,914; Ticket Range: $495-$54; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Aug. 23-26; No. of Shows: 3

5) Pitbull
Gross Sales: $833,604; Venue: The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 9,391; Ticket Range: $495-$34; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 2-5; No. of Shows: 3

1) The Who
Gross Sales: $3,958,374; Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 20,014; Ticket Range: $500-$75; Promoter: AEG Presents, Caesars Entertainment; Dates: July 29-Aug. 11; No. of Shows: 6

2) Motown The Musical
Gross Sales: $984,126; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 20,015; Ticket Range: $140-$20; Promoter: PFM, Nederlander Presentations (New York), Motown USA Tour; Dates: Aug. 1-6; No. of Shows: 8

3) Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton
Gross Sales: $301,492; Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 3,065; Ticket Range: $150-$59.50; Promoter: AEG Presents, Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Aug. 8; No. of Shows: 1

4) Donny & Marie
Gross Sales: $226,751; Venue: The Showroom at The Flamingo, Las Vegas; Attendance: 2,461; Ticket Range: $283-$104; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Aug. 8-12; No. of Shows: 5

5) Idina Menzel
Gross Sales: $200,630; Venue: Chicago Theatre; Attendance: 2,973; Ticket Range: $126-$36; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 12; 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 29, 2017