Concert Charts: Joel & John Team Up To Top Latest Concert Tally
Concert Charts: Joel & John Team Up To Top Latest Concert Tally

Co-headliners Billy Joel and Elton John top the Hot Tours ranking with totals from two venues on their 2009 "Face2Face" tour. Although a majority of their dates have been arena performances, a couple of stadiums were also on the schedule this summer, including a stop at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass on July 18. More than 52,000 fans filled the stadium for a sold out performance grossing over $6.2 million. A sellout at Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena rounds out the duo's reported take. With shows in Buffalo (July 24) and Albany (July 27) postponed due to Joel being ill with the flu, the pair hopes to resume, and conclude, the current leg of the tour with their other stadium stop, Philadelphia's Citizen's Bank Ballpark on July 30 and August 1.

Outdoor performances in Ireland place Rod Stewart among the top-grossing touring artists with sellout crowds at two venues. Dublin's RDS Arena was the site for a July 5th performance with over 25,000 fans in attendance, and Thomond Park, a rugby stadium in Limerick hosted a sellout crowd the night before.

Rascal Flatts ranks among the top Hot Tours with four reported shows including a sold out July 18 stadium date of their own. Wrigley Field in Chicago was the first stadium-headlining concert for the country superstars who are on the road this summer with their "American Living Unstoppable" Tour.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL
$8,237,133
July 14-18
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. (1/1)
70,402 (70,402)
2 ROD STEWART
$5,236,454
July 4-5
Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick, Ireland (1/1)
RDS Arena, Dublin (1/1)
42,459 (42,459)
3 RASCAL FLATTS
$4,691,818
July 18-25
Wrigley Field, Chicago (1/1)
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)
Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/1)
80,516 (83,467)
4 COLDPLAY
$3,999,995
July 11-16
The Gorge, George, Wash. (1/1)
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, Calif. (1/0)
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/1)
76,918 (82,352)
5 AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE
$3,986,664
July 14-24
E Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/0)
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/0)
San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego (1/0)
Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/0)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
63,756 (74,646)
6 IL DIVO
$3,371,458
July 13-24
Wells Fargo Theatre, Denver (1/1)
Dodge Theatre, Phoenix (1/1)
Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/0)
Cox Arena, San Diego (1/1)
Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywalk, Universal City, Calif. (1/1)
Save Mart Center, Fresno (1/0)
HP Pavilion, San Jose (1/0)
Reno Events Center, Reno, Nev. (1/0)
41,192 (45,888)
7 KENNY CHESNEY
$3,211,524
July 23-25
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah (1/0)
Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyo. (2/0)
49,294 (64,215)
8 DEF LEPPARD
$3,104,018
June 25-July 15
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/0)
Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/0)
73,079 (107,277)
9 BEYONCE
$3,007,832
July 11-16
Honda Center, Anaheim (1/0)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/0)
Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
29,518 (34,908)
10 JONAS BROTHERS
$2,924,094
July 7-9
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/0)
Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
Bradley Center, Milwaukee (1/0)
49,730 (53,158)