Hot Tickets for March 15, 2017

Eric Church holdin' onto the top of the charts

  • by Monique Potter
  • Published: March 15, 2017

Eric Church plays to a sold-out crowd at Target Center, Minneapolis. (Photo Credit: Reid Long)

Eric Church officially launched his “Holdin’ My Own” tour on Jan. 13, at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb., and for the first time in his headlining history, there are no support acts. The Messina Touring Group and AEG Live-promoted show at The Palace at Auburn Hills, Mich., Feb 25, made our Hot Tickets chart this week. Church entertained a sold-out crowd of nearly 19,000 fans and, with tickets ranging from $25-$90, grossed over $1.2 million. This time around, in an effort to ensure that his “Church Choir” fans get good tickets at face value, Church revamped the on-sale and pre-sale process to eliminate scalpers from the equation.

Balancing touring with his time on "The Voice," Blake Shelton made our Hot Tickets chart three times this week with his “Doin’ It to Country Songs” tour, which takes him across the western half of the U.S. With a combined gross of over $2 million and approximately 31,000 fans in attendance, these shows highlighted not only Shelton’s hits, but also the catalogs of two of his famous mentorships, Raelynn and Sundance Head, who were his support acts. Fans can catch up with Shelton and his mentees at the Ford Center, Evansville, Ind., on March 16.

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 Feb. 14-March 14.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gross Sales: $3,553,466; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 40,383; Ticket Range: $99-$49; Promoter: Frank Productions, AEG Live; Dates: March 7-10; No. of Shows: 3

2) Cirque du Soleil - Toruk
Gross Sales: $2,432,337; Venue: Arena Monterrey (Mexico); Attendance: 40,668; Ticket Range: $96-$20.21; Promoter: Representaciones Apodaca, Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Feb. 23-26; No. of Shows: 6

3) UFC 209
Gross Sales: $2,273,877; Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 13,453; Ticket Range: $605-$80; Promoter: Zuffa Entertainment; Dates: March 4; No. of Shows: 1

4) Tommy Torres
Gross Sales: $1,313,003; Venue: Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan; Attendance: 18,029; Ticket Range: $225-$21; Promoter: Vallejo Entertainment; Dates: Feb. 17-18; No. of Shows: 2

5) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $1,233,087; Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.); Attendance: 18,940; Ticket Range: $89-$25; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Live; Dates: Feb. 25; No. of Shows: 1

1) Maroon 5
Gross Sales: $867,256; Venue: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y.; Attendance: 10,504; Ticket Range: $126-$30.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: March 5; No. of Shows: 1

2) Cirque du Soleil - OVO
Gross Sales: $802,904; Venue: Spokane (Wash.) Veterans Memorial Arena; Attendance: 11,633; Ticket Range: $115-$32; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Feb. 16-19; No. of Shows: 6

3) Blake Shelton
Gross Sales: $709,905; Venue: Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif.; Attendance: 11,676; Ticket Range: $72.50-$32.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Live; Dates: March 3; No. of Shows: 1

4) Blake Shelton
Gross Sales: $673,560; Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 10,430; Ticket Range: $90-$49.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Live, MGM Resorts; Dates: March 4; No. of Shows: 1

5) Blake Shelton
Gross Sales: $621,818; Venue: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego; Attendance: 9,362; Ticket Range: $82.50-$42.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group, AEG Live; Dates: March 11; No. of Shows: 1

1) James Taylor
Gross Sales: $664,253; Venue: ICC Sydney Theatre; Attendance: 6,831; Ticket Range: $117.81-$61.64; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 14; No. of Shows: 1

2) Sting
Gross Sales: $602,354; Venue: Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas; Attendance: 6,372; Ticket Range: $154-$54; Promoter: In-house, Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 23; No. of Shows: 1

3) Jose Carreras
Gross Sales: $532,087; Venue: ICC Sydney Theatre; Attendance: 3,218; Ticket Range: $359-$89; Promoter: Duet Entertainment; Dates: Feb. 18; No. of Shows: 1

4) Game of Thrones
Gross Sales: $484,925; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 7,475; Ticket Range: $99.50-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 25; No. of Shows: 1

5) Tobymac
Gross Sales: $425,467; Venue: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Texas); Attendance: 11,862; Ticket Range: $65-$15; Promoter: Awakening Events; Dates: Feb. 24-25; No. of Shows: 2

1) Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Gross Sales: $1,237,265; Venue: Peace Center, Greenville, S.C.; Attendance: 16,559; Ticket Range: $85-$25; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Feb. 21-26; No. of Shows: 8

2) The King & I
Gross Sales: $1,154,198; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 16,488; Ticket Range: $141-$21; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust, Broadway Across America; Dates: Feb. 28-March 5; No. of Shows: 8

3) Wilco
Gross Sales: $972,394; Venue: Chicago Theatre; Attendance: 13,594; Ticket Range: $81.50-$46; Promoter: Jam Productions; Dates: Feb. 22-26; No. of Shows: 4

4) Something Rotten
Gross Sales: $893,337; Venue: David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Fla.; Attendance: 15,359; Ticket Range: $97-$31; Promoter: In-house; Dates: March 7-12; No. of Shows: 8

5) The Sound of Music
Gross Sales: $887,834; Venue: DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 14,860; Ticket Range: $87-$35.70; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: Feb. 21-26; 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: March 15, 2017