Florida Georgia Line Storms Hot Tours Ranking

Austin Hargrave
Florida Georgia Line photographed on Sept. 18 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Co.

Florida Georgia Line makes a splash in the upper reaches of the latest Hot Tours ranking (see list, below), as the country duo's tour lands at No. 3 with with $2.9 million in box office grosses reported from the first six arenas on the schedule.

The Billboard Music Award-winning act kicked off its North American trek with a sellout crowd at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio on Jan. 15, joined by opening acts Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard, who will provide support throughout the tour. With total attendance topping the 60,000 mark in the first six cities, the highest sold ticket count came from North Little Rock, Ark. A crowd of 12,846 was in the house for the group's Jan. 24 performance at Verizon Arena.

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With bookings in 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada scheduled through Oct. 17, the Anything Goes tour is set primarily in arenas during the winter months and outdoor amphitheaters this summer. Also on the books is a four-city stint on the C2C Country to Country festival tour in Europe during February and March with Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and others. 

Florida Georgia Line also has various North American festival appearances are planned this summer along with select stadium dates on Bryan's Kick the Dust Up tour.

Meanwhile, English singer and Grammy Award nominee Sam Smith takes the No. 5 Hot Tours ranking with $1.2 million in box office revenue from two arena dates on his 16-city North American tour that kicked off in Atlanta on Jan. 9 and wrapped on Feb. 4 in Vancouver. This tally includes tickets sales from concerts on Jan. 20 in Toronto and Jan. 23 in Chicago.

Smith's 2015 tour, beginning with the brief North American run -- his first arena headlining effort on the continent -- will include subsequent treks through 17 European cities, six markets in Australia and New Zealand and a handful of other dates booked through mid-July.

Lastly, Dutch violinist and orchestra conductor André Rieu tops this week's tally with ticket sales reported from his tour's European leg that began on November 13 in Amsterdam. Performances at 25 venues during a three-month span ending on Jan. 30 add $15 million to the classical artist's continuing worldwide touring efforts that landed him at No. 20 on Billboard's ranking of Top 25 Tours for 2014 with $52 million in sales.

Rieu's ongoing European tour will continue through the first half of the year, culminating with the annual multiple-show stint in his home city of Maastricht, Netherlands in July. Following a two-month break, concerts are planned in three Mexican cities in October, and then another European trek will kick off on Nov. 12 in Paris.

 HOT TOURS - Feb. 4, 2015
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 28-Feb. 3
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1ANDRÉ RIEU
 $15,134,294
 Nov. 13-Jan. 30
 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/0)
 Ahoy, Rotterdam (1/0)
 Paleis 12, Brussels (1/0)
 Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul (1/0)
 Ülker Sports Arena, Istanbul (1/0)
 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, U.K. (1/0)
 3Arena, Dublin (2/2)
 Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
 Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/0)
 First Direct Arena, Leeds, U.K. (1/0)
 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
 Wembley Arena, London (2/0)
 Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)
 LG Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
 Festhalle, Frankfurt (1/0)
 Arena Trier, Trier, Germany (1/0)
 Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany (1/0)
 Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (1/0)
 Olympiahalle, Munich (1/0)
 Salzburgarena, Salzburg (1/0)
 Chemnitz Arena, Chemnitz, Germany (1/0)
 GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany (1/0)
 Sparkassen-Arena-Kiel, Kiel, Germany (1/0)
 König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (1/0)
 146,102 (182,755)
  
2BILLY JOEL
 $3,212,326
 Jan. 22-31
 American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
 American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
 33,189 (33,189)
  
3FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
 $2,922,566
 Jan. 15-24
 Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio (1/1)
 Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio (1/1)
 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (1/1)
 Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Miss. (1/0)
 The Cajundome, Lafayette, La. (1/1)
 Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
 60,310 (62,148)
  
4ERIC CHURCH
 $1,758,568
 Jan. 27-30
 Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
 Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/1)
 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/0)
 36,486 (36,693)
  
5SAM SMITH
 $1,213,584
 Jan. 20-23
 Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
 UIC Pavilion, Chicago (1/1)
 21,885 (21,885)
  
6ELTON JOHN
 $806,042
 Jan. 10
 Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu (1/1)
 7,926 (7,926)
  
7THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
 $636,264
 Oct. 29-Nov. 14
 Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany (1/0)
 Columbiahalle, Berlin (1/0)
 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg (1/0)
 Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany (1/0)
 Zenith, Munich (1/0)
 LKA Longhorn Club, Stuttgart, Germany (1/1)
 Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (1/0)
 18,712 (25,800)
  
8ABOVE & BEYOND
 $502,395
 Nov. 20
 Hordern Pavilion - Sydney
 5,503 (5,503)
  
9THE 1975
 $395,192
 Jan. 16-17
 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (2/0)
 8,698 (10,542)
  
10PASSENGER
 $341,402
 Jan. 23
 Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney (1/0)
 3,839 (4,041)