Hot Tickets for May 17, 2017

The Weeknd's Week Of Glory

  • by Monique Potter
  • Published: May 17, 2017

The Weeknd, playing his Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour set at Philips Arena, Atlanta.  (Photo credit: Lauren Arum Photography)

Phase one of The Weeknd’s 2017 world tour Starboy: Legend of the Fall launched Feb. 17, in Stockholm, Sweden, and is set to wrap up in summer as part of the Lollapalooza Festival at the Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, July 22. The Canadian singer, whose given name is Abel Tesfaye, made a stop at Philips Arena, Atlanta, May 13 and, along with support acts Rae Sremmurd, 6lack and rapper Belly, entertained a packed house grossing $1.4 million. With smoke, lights, laser lighting and a stage that resembles parts of a spaceship, the 15, 000 fans in attendance were treated not only to great music but a nonstop blast to their senses. The Weeknd will make his next stop May 18, at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

Neil Diamond showed up on our Hot Tickets chart this week with his own stop at Philips Arena, April 30. The Live Nation-promoted event, with ticket prices ranging from $30-$150, grossed $1.2 million and saw over 12,000 fans in attendance. Celebrating his five-decade career, the rock and roll Hall of Fame member embarked on his 50 Year Anniversary World Tour in April and will be on the road through the middle of August. Diamond can be seen next at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, May 21.

 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 April 18-May 16.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Luke Bryan
Gross Sales: $1,623,816; Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.; Attendance: 30,272; Ticket Range: $190-$34.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 5-6; No. of Shows: 2

2) The Weeknd
Gross Sales: $1,372,064; Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 15,087; Ticket Range: $150-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 13; No. of Shows: 1

3) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $1,322,826; Venue: U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati; Attendance: 16,736; Ticket Range: $129-$29; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: April 22; No. of Shows: 1

4) Def Leppard
Gross Sales: $1,281,677; Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.; Attendance: 15,236; Ticket Range: $149.50-$49.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 27; No. of Shows: 1

5) Neil Diamond
Gross Sales: $1,207,287; Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 12,235; Ticket Range: $149.50-$29.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 30; No. of Shows: 1

1) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $1,081,681; Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C.; Attendance: 14,447; Ticket Range: $89-$27; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: May 6; No. of Shows: 1

2) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $924,965; Venue: Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena; Attendance: 13,854; Ticket Range: $89-$18; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: May 5; No. of Shows: 1

3) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $857,408; Venue: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 11,574; Ticket Range: $89.50-$22.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: May 11; No. of Shows: 1

4) Dierks Bentley
Gross Sales: $477,341; Venue: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.; Attendance: 9,014; Ticket Range: $59.75-$29.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 5; No. of Shows: 1

5) Dierks Bentley
Gross Sales: $464,681; Venue: Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif.; Attendance: 10,513; Ticket Range: $51.80-$17; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 29; No. of Shows: 1

1) Shlomo Artzi
Gross Sales: $489,059; Venue: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 4,995; Ticket Range: $293-$44; Promoter: Cenit Productions and Entertainment; Dates: April 26; No. of Shows: 1

2) Julianne & Derek Hough: Move Live on Tour
Gross Sales: $401,008; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Attendance: 5,945; Ticket Range: $119-$30; Promoter: Live Nation, MSG Live; Dates: May 6; No. of Shows: 1

3) Radio Disney Music Awards
Gross Sales: $395,120; Venue: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles; Attendance: 5,165; Ticket Range: $179.75-$59.75; Promoter: ABC Cable Networks Group; Dates: April 29; No. of Shows: 1

4) Pepe Aguilar
Gross Sales: $379,147; Venue: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; Attendance: 4,476; Ticket Range: $175-$35.55; Promoter: Nederlander Concerts; Dates: April 22; No. of Shows: 1

5) Pure Sydney
Gross Sales: $377,974; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 5,526; Ticket Range: $79.78-$68.30; Promoter: Pure Music; Dates: April 22; No. of Shows: 1

1) Matilda
Gross Sales: $1,532,424; Venue: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 23,501; Ticket Range: $85-$35; Promoter: In-house, Broadway Across America; Dates: April 25- May7; No. of Shows: 16

2) The King and I
Gross Sales: $1,102,560; Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami; Attendance: 13,942; Ticket Range: $175-$29; Promoter: In-house, Broadway Across America; Dates: May 9-14; No. of Shows: 8

3) Paw Patrol Live!
Gross Sales: $744,973; Venue: ICC Darling Harbour Theatre, Sydney; Attendance: 21,946; Ticket Range: $59.50-$29.50; Promoter: TEG Life Like Touring ; Dates: April 20-23; No. of Shows: 11

4) Mamma Mia
Gross Sales: $730,075; Venue: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, Wis.; Attendance: 9,407; Ticket Range: $130-$45; Promoter: Broadway Across America, In-house; Dates: May 12-14; No. of Shows: 5

5) Riverdance
Gross Sales: $598,706; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 9,177; Ticket Range: $85-$30; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: May 5-7; No. of Shows: 5

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: May 17, 2017