Hot Tickets for June 18, 2014

The cowboy rides into the sunset and two English artists tackle large audiences

  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: June 17, 2014

10455294_10152641229524245_9114791573963918444_n-1.jpgBryan Gale from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., was one of the more than 104,000 attendees for George Strait's final show at AT&T Center in Arlington, Texas. He shared this photo via Facebook.

The Cowboy has officially ridden away. George Strait wrapped his final tour, Cowboy Rides Away, with a June 7 show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, that broke the record for the largest indoor concert attendance of all time. The previous record of 85,000 for a Rolling Stones concert was eclipsed by the 104,793 fans that came out to see Strait. The Messina Group and AEG Live-promoted show grossed more than $18 million. It was a fitting ending point for Strait, who played the opening concert at AT&T Stadium in 2009. His two-year goodbye tour grossed more than $97.5 million, playing to 1,079,612 fans.

Two English stars are making the rounds, with Robbie Williams staying in Europe and Ellie Goulding enjoying Australia and New Zealand. Williams grossed more than $3 million in two shows at Hallenstadion in Zurich, June 2-3, with tickets starting at more than $99. Previously, he traveled to O2 World Hamburg for a May 21 show that brought out more than 24,000 fans. Williams' Swings Both Ways Live tour travels around the United Kingdom until Sept. 11, when he heads to Australia for two shows at Perth Arena. His next performances are two dates at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England, June 22-23.

Goulding grossed more than $330,000 each for single dates at CBS Canterbury Arena in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Hordern Pavilion in Sydney. Both dates were promoted by Frontier Touring Company, with tickets costing around $65. Goulding is preparing to hit the festival circuit, with performances at London's Capital FM Summertime Ball on June 21, Open Air Festival in St. Gallens, Switzerland, on June 27, Rock A Field at Festivalgelände Herchesfeld in Luxembourg on June 28 and Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, England, on June 29. Throughout the summer, she will participate in festivals as far-reaching as Ilosaarirock at Ilosaari in Joensuun, Finland, July 13; Mix FM Presents at Biel, Beirut, Lebanon, July 23; and Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 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 May 20-June 17.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) George Strait
Gross Sales: $18,194,374; Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas; Attendance: 104,793; Ticket Range: $250-$25; Promoter: The Messina Group, AEG Live; Dates: June 7; No. of Shows: 1

2) Katy Perry
Gross Sales: $5,058,855; Venue: The O2 Arena, London; Attendance: 53,871; Ticket Range: $144.14-$25.44; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 27-31; No. of Shows: 4

3) Rocklahoma
Gross Sales: $2,654,412; Venue: Catch The Fever Music Grounds, Pryor, Okla.; Attendance: 53,814; Ticket Range: $379-$74; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: May 23-25; No. of Shows: 3

4) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $2,256,079; Venue: The O2 Arena, London; Attendance: 14,983; Ticket Range: $186.53-$76.31; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: June 10; No. of Shows: 1

5) Cirque du Soleil Dralion
Gross Sales: $2,074,667; Venue: The O2 Arena, London; Attendance: 22,969; Ticket Range: $92.15-$75.39; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil, Live Nation; Dates: June 4-8; No. of Shows: 7

1) Robbie Williams
Gross Sales: $3,220,433; Venue: Hallenstadion, Zurich; Attendance: 26,000; Ticket Range: $177.68-$99.94; Promoter: Appalooza Productions; Dates: June 2-3; No. of Shows: 2

2) Robbie Williams
Gross Sales: $2,371,515; Venue: O2 World Hamburg; Attendance: 24,307; Ticket Range: $127.27-$46.04; Promoter: FKP Scorpio; Dates: May 21; No. of Shows: 2

3) Cirque du Soleil Quidam
Gross Sales: $1,522,364; Venue: O2 World Hamburg; Attendance: 17,218; Ticket Range: $108.37-$48.77; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil, MLK; Dates: June 4-8; No. of Shows: 7

4) Kings of Leon
Gross Sales: $1,221,543; Venue: Hallenstadion, Zurich; Attendance: 12,405; Ticket Range: $106.61-$96.61; Promoter: abc Productions; Dates: June 9; No. of Shows: 1

5) Miley Cyrus
Gross Sales: $1,219,322; Venue: Hallenstadion, Zurich; Attendance: 12,628; Ticket Range: $98.83-$87.73; Promoter: abc Productions; Dates: June 7; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil Quidam
Gross Sales: $1,641,527; Venue: Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; Attendance: 15,472; Ticket Range: $115.09-$54.16; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil, MLK; Dates: June 11-15; No. of Shows: 8

2) George Strait
Gross Sales: $1,504,497; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 6,859; Ticket Range: $379-$89; Promoter: In-house; Dates: June 5; No. of Shows: 1

3) Ellie Goulding
Gross Sales: $333,182; Venue: CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand; Attendance: 5,243; Ticket Range: $63.84; Promoter: Frontier Touring Company; Dates: June 11; No. of Shows: 1

4) Ellie Goulding
Gross Sales: $331,856; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 5,353; Ticket Range: $68.49; Promoter: Frontier Touring Company; Dates: June 3; No. of Shows: 1

5) Bastille
Gross Sales: $331,474; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; Attendance: 5,347; Ticket Range: $68.49; Promoter: Frontier Touring Company; Dates: June 14; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil Corteo
Gross Sales: $6,052,307; Venue: Big Top Tent at Cordoba (Argentina) Fair Complex; Attendance: 64,801; Ticket Range: $141.45-$63.96; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil, Time for Fun; Dates: May 2-25; No. of Shows: 31

2) Shania Twain
Gross Sales: $3,197,239; Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 28,208; Ticket Range: $250-$55; Promoter: Concerts West, AEG Live, Caesars Entertainment; Dates: May 20-June 7; No. of Shows: 11

3) Guns N’ Roses
Gross Sales: $2,335,608; Venue: The Joint, Las Vegas; Attendance: 25,232; Ticket Range: $195-$69.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: May 21-June 7; No. of Shows: 9

4) The Book of Mormon
Gross Sales: $1,569,089; Venue: Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing, Mich.; Attendance: 19,262; Ticket Range: $150-$25; Promoter: In-house; Dates: June 10-15; No. of Shows: 8

5) Sister Act
Gross Sales: $901,735; Venue: State Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 14,289; Ticket Range: $105-$21; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust; Dates: May 27-June 1; No. of Shows: 8

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: June 17, 2014