Concert Charts: Fierce Showing By Beyonce On Top Tours List

Beyoncé takes over the No. 1 slot on Hot Tours rankings for the latest reporting week with box office totals arriving for her "I Am..." world tour. AEG Live, the promoter of the tour's European leg reports more than $23 million in ticket sales, including four sellouts at London's O2 Arena and four more sellouts at Dublin's O2. European totals from April, May and early June were all reported by AEG during the past week, so combined with more recent U.S. shows promoted by Live Nation, Beyoncé easily lands in the top spot on this week's rankings. With reported grosses topping $36 million since the tour began, her show ranks among the top 15 grossing tours of the year, with still more dates scheduled into the fall.

The summer amphitheater season is well underway and four tours earning spots in the top 10 made stops in North American outdoor venues. Veteran English band Def Leppard is on the road with Poison and Cheap Trick providing support and five of their shed dates chart this week. The Vans Warped Tour kicks off its 15th year with strong initial totals come in for six of its shows. A summer co-headlining package featuring Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd lands on the chart with totals from four venues. Their "Rock and Rebels Tour II," promoted by Live Nation, is a follow-up to last year's successful outing together. Omaha rockers 311 just wrapped this year's Unity Tour with Ziggy Marley and The Expendables. The seven shows reported during the past week top $1.5 million in ticket sales.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 BEYONCE
$26,476,830
April 26-July 9
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (1/0)
O2 Arena, Prague (1/0)
O2 World, Berlin (1/1)
Scandinavium, Göteborg, Sweden (1/0)
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm (1/1)
König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (1/0)
Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon (1/0)
Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid (1/1)
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (1/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/1)
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
O2 Arena, London (4/4)
Manchester Evening News, Manchester, U.K. (1/1)
O2, Dublin (4/4)
Odyssey Arena, Belfast (2/2)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/1)
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/0)
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/0)
ARCO Arena, Sacramento (1/0)
357,074 (368,210)
2 U2
$15,431,038
July 15-18
Stade Charles-Ehrmann, Nice (1/1)
Olympiastadion, Berlin (1/1)
143,906 (143,906)
3 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
$9,962,966
July 14-21
Hampden Park, Glasgow, U.K. (1/1)
Stadio Olimpico, Rome (1/0)
Stadio Olimpico, Torino, Italy (1/1)
121,152 (125,797)
4 KKENNY CHESNEY
$4,486,866
July 1-18
Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee (1/1)
Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/1)
AT&T Park, San Francisco (1/0)
68,580 (69,733)
5 ANDRÉ RIEU
$3,411,889
July 10-14
Vrijthof, Maastricht, Netherlands (5/5)
38,950 (38,950)
6 DEF LEPPARD
$3,058,034
June 30-July 8
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/0)
Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
Comcast Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/0)
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/0)
57,611 (89,354)
7 VANS WARPED TOUR
$2,425,738
June 30-July 11
Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix (1/0)
Superpages.com Center, Dallas (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/1)
Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/0)
Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City, Cleveland (1/0)
Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal (1/0)
78,420 (99,062)
8 KID ROCK & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
$2,049,722
June 30-July 8
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/0)
Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone, Bonner Springs, Kan. (1/0)
Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/0)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/0)
58,079 (73,833)
9 311
$1,571,101
June 29-July 7
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia (1/1)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Virginia Beach (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte (1/0)
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (1/0)
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
67,325 (123,369)
10 KISS
$992,525
July 13
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
13,566 (15,242)

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