Hot Tickets for November 8, 2017

Alice Cooper Slays Them In Oz

  • by Monique Potter
  • Published: November 8, 2017

Alice Cooper played SMG-run Greek Theatre, Los Angeles.

Celebrating 40 years of touring Australia, Alice Cooper and special guest Ace Frehley played the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Oct. 21, awakening the ear drums of the 4,000 fans in attendance and grossing nearly $450,000. Cooper’s renowned love of horror continues to manifest in his performances with pyrotechnics, spider-filled eyes on the drop curtain, dark visuals and creepy dolls, which lined the stage. The caped Prince of Darkness, 69, proved that he is not ready to retire as he brought plenty of energy and charisma and delivered a rock show that left his audience walking away feeling exhausted.

The MTV hit show, Nick Cannon presents Wild ‘N Out Live, has gone back to the streets and made an appearance at Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga., Oct. 28. The near-capacity crowd enjoyed the show’s trademark mix of hilarious stand-up comedy, music, improvisation and a chance to go on stage for some head-to-head competitions, which has made this show so popular. With ticket prices ranging from $35-$145, the show grossed over $700,000 with nearly 10,000 fans in attendance. Cannon’s crew of improvisers includes Rip Michaels, Hitman Holla, Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, Conceited, Matt Rife and DJ D-Wrek; they can be seen next at Agganis Arena, Boston, on Nov. 17.
 

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 Oct. 10-Nov. 7.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Cirque du Soleil - Toruk
Gross Sales: $6,251,044; Venue: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 67,301; Ticket Range: $155.61-$58.39; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil, TEG Live; Dates: Oct. 19-29; No. of Shows: 11

2) Eagles
Gross Sales: $3,859,098; Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 22,875; Ticket Range: $229.50-$59.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 20-21; No. of Shows: 2

3) Roger Waters
Gross Sales: $3,600,796; Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal; Attendance: 33,610; Ticket Range: $194.77-$42.85; Promoter: evenko, AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 16-19; No. of Shows: 3

4) RNB Fridays Live
Gross Sales: $2,057,569; Venue: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 21,770; Ticket Range: $190.99-$76.35; Promoter: Illusive Entertainment, Frontier Touring ; Dates: Oct. 12-13; No. of Shows: 2

5) Bruno Mars
Gross Sales: $1,737,033; Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas; Attendance: 14,820; Ticket Range: $145-$44.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 27; No. of Shows: 1

1) Janet Jackson
Gross Sales: $931,996; Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas; Attendance: 7,583; Ticket Range: $249-$59; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 14; No. of Shows: 1

2) Nick Cannon presents Wild ‘N Out Live
Gross Sales: $709,435; Venue: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 9,806; Ticket Range: $143-$34; Promoter: Rip Michaels Entertainment; Dates: Oct. 28; No. of Shows: 1

3) Chris Stapleton
Gross Sales: $656,408; Venue: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 10,351; Ticket Range: $70.75-$35.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 4; No. of Shows: 1

4) Jason Aldean
Gross Sales: $506,925; Venue: Ford Center, Evansville, Ind.; Attendance: 7,782; Ticket Range: $70.25-$30.25; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 14; No. of Shows: 1

5) Banda MS
Gross Sales: $452,054; Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas; Attendance: 4,617; Ticket Range: $177.31-$57.41; Promoter: Lizos Music; Dates: Oct. 27; No. of Shows: 1

1) Widespread Panic
Gross Sales: $1,100,020; Venue: Park Theater at Monte Carlo, Las Vegas; Attendance: 16,659; Ticket Range: $300-$65; Promoter: AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 27-29; No. of Shows: 3

2) Leningrad
Gross Sales: $496,860; Venue: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 5,422; Ticket Range: $150-$50; Promoter: A Entertainment; Dates: Oct. 12; No. of Shows: 1

3) R&B Super Jam
Gross Sales: $447,961; Venue: Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas; Attendance: 6,176; Ticket Range: $125-$59; Promoter: Urban Vibe Entertainment; Dates: Oct. 21; No. of Shows: 1

4) Alice Cooper
Gross Sales: $433,164; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 3,937; Ticket Range: $126.81-$61.33; Promoter: TEG Live; Dates: Oct. 21; No. of Shows: 1

5) Andre Rieu
Gross Sales: $428,395; Venue: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 5,717; Ticket Range: $116.50-$52.75; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Oct. 20; No. of Shows: 1

1) Wicked
Gross Sales: $4,636,840; Venue: DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 54,592; Ticket Range: $159-$37.50; Promoter: Broadway Grand Rapids; Dates: Oct. 18-Nov. 5; No. of Shows: 24

2) Diana Ross
Gross Sales: $1,842,578; Venue: Encore Theater at Wynn, Las Vegas; Attendance: 12,015; Ticket Range: $295-$59.50; Promoter: AEG Presents, In-house; Dates: Oct. 11-28; No. of Shows: 9

3) The Color Purple
Gross Sales: $1,835,194; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 32,200; Ticket Range: $150-$40; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: Oct. 24-29; No. of Shows: 8

4) Les Miserables
Gross Sales: $1,474,076; Venue: Peace Center, Greenville, S.C.; Attendance: 15,696; Ticket Range: $105-$45; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 5; No. of Shows: 8

5) The Little Mermaid
Gross Sales: $1,272,383; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 22,034; Ticket Range: $153-$27; Promoter: PFM, Nederlander Presentations (New York); Dates: Oct. 17-22; No. of Shows: 8

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: November 8, 2017