Hot Tickets for April 12, 2017

Journey and Asia prove old-school acts still rock

  • by Monique Potter
  • Published: April 12, 2017

Journey and Asia kicked off a 2017 co-headlining tour in March, and their Spokane (Wash.) Veterans Memorial Arena show made our Hot Tickets chart this week. With ticket prices ranging from $30-$95, the CMoore Live-promoted event grossed over $600,000 with 8,100 fans rocking out to some of the bands’ most iconic hits. Journey and Asia are currently taking a break from their tour, but will be picking back up in Las Vegas at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino where they will begin a residency that is scheduled to take up most of May. There have also been a slew of new dates added to the tour, which will keep the bands sharing a stage through summer.

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards hit many of the right notes as the show took #1 this week, grossing nearly $6 million at its new home at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Over 11,000 country music fans saw ticket prices ranging from $350-$750 for the sold-out event, where Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan returned to the stage to host. The ratings showed almost 11-million viewers tuning in to watch country music’s biggest event of the year.

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 March 14-April 11.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards
Gross Sales: $5,948,538; Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 11,363; Ticket Range: $750-$350; Promoter: Academy of Country Music; Dates: April 2; No. of Shows: 1

2) Justin Bieber
Gross Sales: $3,591,943; Venue: Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 35,420; Ticket Range: $118.58-$48.29; Promoter: AEG Presents, Concerts West, Frontier Touring ; Dates: March 18; No. of Shows: 1

3) KCON 2017
Gross Sales: $1,556,510; Venue: Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City; Attendance: 21,573; Ticket Range: $240.44-$53.43; Promoter: CJ Entertainment; Dates: March 17-18; No. of Shows: 2

4) Dixie Chicks
Gross Sales: $1,235,317; Venue: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 12,383; Ticket Range: $151.30-$75.61; Promoter: Chugg Entertainment, Rob Potts Entertainment Edge; Dates: March 29; No. of Shows: 1

5) Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard
Gross Sales: $1,229,399; Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.; Attendance: 15,574; Ticket Range: $299.50-$25; Promoter: Outback Concerts; Dates: April 6; No. of Shows: 1

1) Dixie Chicks
Gross Sales: $833,765; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 7,536; Ticket Range: $149.98-$74.95; Promoter: Chugg Entertainment; Dates: April 5; No. of Shows: 1

2) Santana , Doobie Brothers
Gross Sales: $758,688; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 7,638; Ticket Range: $123.80-$82.53; Promoter: Chugg Entertainment; Dates: April 7; No. of Shows: 1

3) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $650,701; Venue: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.; Attendance: 13,105; Ticket Range: $89-$22; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Presents; Dates: April 7; No. of Shows: 1

4) Blake Shelton
Gross Sales: $632,235; Venue: Ford Center, Evansville, Ind.; Attendance: 9,366; Ticket Range: $82.50-$32.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group; Dates: March 16; No. of Shows: 1

5) Journey, Asia
Gross Sales: $620,262; Venue: Spokane (Wash.) Veterans Memorial Arena; Attendance: 8,071; Ticket Range: $95-$29.50; Promoter: CMoore Live; Dates: March 16; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil - OVO
Gross Sales: $1,352,563; Venue: H-E-B Center at Cedar Park (Texas); Attendance: 19,658; Ticket Range: $120-$37; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: March 15-19; No. of Shows: 7

2) Elton John
Gross Sales: $1,112,819; Venue: The Broadmoor World Arena at Colorado Springs; Attendance: 9,081; Ticket Range: $159.50-$49.50; Promoter: Goldenvoice; Dates: March 16; No. of Shows: 1

3) Elton John
Gross Sales: $984,951; Venue: Tucson (Ariz.) Arena; Attendance: 8,199; Ticket Range: $159.50-$49.50; Promoter: Goldenvoice; Dates: March 21; No. of Shows: 1

4) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert
Gross Sales: $711,598; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Attendance: 9,685; Ticket Range: $83.50-$43.50; Promoter: Live Nation, MSG Live; Dates: March 31-April 1; No. of Shows: 2

5) Franco De Vita
Gross Sales: $634,718; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Attendance: 5,600; Ticket Range: $179-$49; Promoter: Loud And Alive; Dates: March 25; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cher
Gross Sales: $2,885,444; Venue: The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md.; Attendance: 15,826; Ticket Range: $360-$120; Promoter: AEG Presents, MRES; Dates: March 17-26; No. of Shows: 6

2) The Bodyguard
Gross Sales: $1,259,071; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 20,184; Ticket Range: $125-$30; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: March 28-April 2; No. of Shows: 8

3) Jersey Boys
Gross Sales: $1,085,922; Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami; Attendance: 13,397; Ticket Range: $165-$29; Promoter: In Concert Ltd, Broadway Across America; Dates: April 4-9; No. of Shows: 8

4) Jerry Seinfeld
Gross Sales: $735,494; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 9,176; Ticket Range: $171.50-$46.50; Promoter: JS Touring; Dates: April 7; No. of Shows: 2

5) Joe Bonamassa
Gross Sales: $532,238; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 4,190; Ticket Range: $575-$89; Promoter: J & R Adventures; Dates: March 17-18; No. of Shows: 2

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: April 12, 2017