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Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour Has Already Grossed Over $50 Million

Austin Hargrave
Kenny Chesney photographed on Aug. 25, 2014 at Hangar 41 in Nashville, Tenn.

Kenny Chesney’s ongoing stadium and arena trek, the Big Revival tour, lands in the No. 1 slot on the latest Hot Tours (see list, below) tally with $15.8 million in sales reported from six North American performances. Three of the shows were stadium dates featuring co-headlining stints by both Jason Aldean and Eric Church. Aldean shared the stage for the June 20 concert at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. as well as a show the following Saturday at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. Church joined the tour for the June 13 Georgia Dome concert in Atlanta, his third stadium appearance on the tour. Along with arena shows in Charlotte and Sioux Falls, S.D., an outdoor event in Canada is also included in the mix. Chesney played to more than 10,000 fans at Vancouver’s Ambleside Park on June 25.

Since kicking off in March, the Big Revival tour has reached $53 million in box office sales from 33 performances. More than 663,000 fans have bought tickets in 30 cities during the 22-week jaunt through the U.S. and Canada. The summer tour will end in August at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., the same stadium where Chesney has wrapped his three previous tours.

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New Kids on the Block scores the third-place ranking based on ticket sales from three arenas during its Main Event tour that wrapped on July 2. Shows in the Grand Rapids, Mich., Philadelphia and Montreal markets drew more than 27,000 fans, grossing $1.8 million at the box office. The Philly performance at Wells Fargo Center was the best attended with a sellout crowd of 12,558 on June 19.

With TLC and Nelly on the bill as opening acts, the veteran pop group kicked off its tour at the beginning of May with concerts set in 43 cities during the nine-week run. Final sales totals from the tour are not yet available, but in the 10 shows reported to Billboard this summer, grosses average $665,000 per concert with attendance just over 10,500.

Maná scores the No. 4 Hot Tours ranking with $1.8 million in sales from events in Chicago and Atlanta during the group’s summer jaunt through the U.S. that began on June 10. The Mexican rock band from Guadalajara is touring this year behind the April release of its album Cama Incendiada.  So far six performances have been reported, totaling just over $7 million in sales from 70,000 sold seats.

The 14-city U.S. leg set to wrap on July 11 will be followed by seven concerts in Spain later in the summer and finally a four-show run in Mexico in the fall.

 HOT TOURS - July 8, 2015
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported July 1-7
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1KENNY CHESNEY
 $15,872,514
 June 11-27
 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/0)
 Georgia Dome, Atlanta (1/0)*
 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)
 Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis. (1/1)**
 Ambleside Park, Vancouver (1/0)
 CenturyLink Field, Seattle (1/0)**
 * with ERIC CHURCH
 ** with JASON ALDEAN
 179,903 (186,423)
  
2THE ROLLING STONES
 $12,127,078
 June 23-27
 Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/1)
 Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
 72,047 (72,047)
  
3NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
 $1,890,974
 May 30-June 30
 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
 27,281 (29,838)
  
4MANÁ
 $1,876,163
 June 22-27
 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/0)
 Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/0)
 19,091 (20,464)
  
5VIOLETTA
 $1,810,019
 June 27-30
 Citibank Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil (4/0)
 HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
 22,559 (26,662)
  
6IMAGINE DRAGONS
 $1,522,863
 June 27-July 3
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
 29,238 (29,238)
  
7RUSH
 $1,340,006
 June 25
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 13,476 (13,476)
  
8THE WHO
 $1,192,337
 May 17
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 12,383 (12,383)
  
9BARRY MANILOW
 $971,920
 June 13
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/0)
 11,406 (12,500)
  
10VANS WARPED TOUR
 $932,624
 June 19-21
 Fairplex Park, Pomona, Calif. (1/0)
 Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, Calif. (1/0)
 23,571 (35,000)