Hot Tickets for February 19, 2014

Musicals and the king of country score big grosses on this week's chart

  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: February 18, 2014

book-of-mormon-logo.jpeg"The Book of Mormon" recently wrapped a 15-show run at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, which grossed nearly $5 million. More than 65,000 people attended the shows, with tickets costing $50-$145. The show is currently playing at Prince of Wales Theatre in London until April 5, and at Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles through May 11, as well as Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center, where it ends Feb. 23. After Durham, the production heads to The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore until March 9.

George Strait continues to dominate the largest capacity category in Hot Tickets, filling three of the five slots. The Cowboy Rides Away tour grossed more than $4.5 million combined in three shows Feb. 7-14. US Airways Center in Phoenix had the highest-grossing stop, with nearly 17,000 attendees coming to see Strait, who was joined by Martina McBride. McBride also joined for the show at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Feb. 8, and Little Big Town served as the opener for the stop at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., Feb. 14. Strait takes a break until March 1 with a show at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., followed by a stop at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., March 7, and Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., March 8. 

"Once," the musical based on the movie of the same name, has had success in Florida, with shows in Orlando and Miami both grossing more than $800,000 each. More than 14,000 people came out for eight shows at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, Jan. 28-Feb. 2. Also, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami hosted the musical Feb. 4-9, with tickets ranging $26-$125. The show heads to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, Fla., Feb.18-23.


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 Jan. 21-Feb. 18.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats






1) George Strait, Martina McBride
Gross Sales: $1,663,082; Venue: US Airways Center, Phoenix; Attendance: 16,961; Ticket Range: $98.50-$76.50; Promoter: The Messina Group, AEG Live; Dates: Feb. 7; No. of Shows: 1

2) George Strait, Little Big Town
Gross Sales: $1,618,370; Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.); Attendance: 18,849; Ticket Range: $89.50-$69.50; Promoter: The Messina Group, AEG Live; Dates: Feb. 14; No. of Shows: 1



3) George Strait, Martina McBride
Gross Sales: $1,524,102; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 17,273; Ticket Range: $93.50-$72.50; Promoter: The Messina Group, AEG Live; Dates: Feb. 8; No. of Shows: 1

4) Cirque du Soleil Varekai
Gross Sales: $1,335,696; Venue: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario; Attendance: 18,069; Ticket Range: $144.82-$40.26; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Jan. 29-Feb. 2; No. of Shows: 8

5) Elton John
Gross Sales: $1,326,560; Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal; Attendance: 14,381; Ticket Range: $137.62-$34.06; Promoter: evenko, Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 5; No. of Shows: 1









1) Cirque du Soleil Dralion
Gross Sales: $3,671,465; Venue: Ice Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia; Attendance: 52,209; Ticket Range: $101.58-$42.33; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Jan. 22-Feb. 2; No. of Shows: 15



2) Luke Bryan
Gross Sales: $689,104; Venue: Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Hall; Attendance: 12,143; Ticket Range: $59.75-$39.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 15; No. of Shows: 1

3) Zac Brown Band
Gross Sales: $502,088; Venue: Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis.; Attendance: 7,243; Ticket Range: $74.50-$49.50; Promoter: Frank Productions; Dates: Feb. 6; No. of Shows: 1

4) Jason Aldean
Gross Sales: $464,955; Venue: Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario; Attendance: 8,938; Ticket Range: $54.54-$36.44; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 8; No. of Shows: 1

5) Blue Rodeo
Gross Sales: $214,961; Venue: Halifax (Nova Scotia) Metro Centre; Attendance: 4,506; Ticket Range: $50.10-$29.34; Promoter: evenko, Live Nation; Dates: Jan. 31; No. of Shows: 1









1) Cirque du Soleil Varekai
Gross Sales: $757,025; Venue: WFCU Centre, Windsor, Ontario; Attendance: 11,978; Ticket Range: $140.27-$28.42; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Jan. 23-26; No. of Shows: 7

2) Cirque du Soleil Varekai
Gross Sales: $693,654; Venue: Covelli Centre, Youngstown, Ohio; Attendance: 12,077; Ticket Range: $145-$28; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Feb. 12-16; No. of Shows: 7

3) The Fresh Beat Band
Gross Sales: $424,206; Venue: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles; Attendance: 11,349; Ticket Range: $65-$24.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Feb. 8-9; No. of Shows: 4



4) Love Affair Concert
Gross Sales: $232,745; Venue: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 5,850; Ticket Range: $70-$25; Promoter: Pacific Concert Group; Dates: Feb. 15; No. of Shows: 1

5) John Milton
Gross Sales: $226,980; Venue: McAllen (Texas) Convention Center; Attendance: 14,072; Ticket Range: $20-$15; Promoter: Jesus Assad; Dates: Jan. 2-Feb. 2; No. of Shows: 22









1) The Book of Mormon
Gross Sales: $4,994,424; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 65,202; Ticket Range: $145-$50; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: Jan. 30-Feb. 9; No. of Shows: 15

2) Shania Twain
Gross Sales: $1,735,213; Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 15,135; Ticket Range: $250-$55; Promoter: Concerts West, AEG Live, Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Feb. 11-15; No. of Shows: 4

3) Once
Gross Sales: $860,923; Venue: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Orlando, Fla.; Attendance: 14,509; Ticket Range: $80.50-$38.50; Promoter: Broadway Across America Orlando; Dates: Jan. 28-Feb. 2; No. of Shows: 8



4) Once
Gross Sales: $847,932; Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami; Attendance: 11,627; Ticket Range: $125-$26; Promoter: In-house, Broadway Across America; Dates: Feb. 4-9; No. of Shows: 8

5) Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Gross Sales: $762,451; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 17,280; Ticket Range: $62-$22; Promoter: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Dates: Feb. 14-16; No. of Shows: 5




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

 

  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: February 18, 2014