Hot Tours: Usher, Michael Bublé, Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Singer Usher arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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R&B superstar Usher leads the Hot Tours list this week with totals from the final 10 concerts on the North American leg of his OMG Tour. The fall leg wrapped on New Year's Eve at American Airlines Arena in Miami with a sold out crowd of 12,992 in attendance. The tour, however, was not on hiatus for long. Usher kicked off the 2011 portion on Jan. 12 in Berlin at the O2 World Arena, the first of 41 venues booked in Europe, Dubai and Australia through early April. Since its start on Nov. 10 in Seattle, the OMG Tour has grossed more than $28.5 million with nearly 377,000 tickets sold at 28 arenas.

Earning the No. 2 ranking is Michael Bublé with final totals reported from the European leg of his Crazy World Tour. Included in this week's tallies are the grosses from four venues located in the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. The first was GelreDome, a 34,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium in Arnhem, Netherlands where Bublé drew 24,313 fans for a performance on Oct. 28. Two concerts followed in Spain: one at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi on Oct. 30 and one the following evening at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid. Wrapping the European leg of the tour in Portugal, the final two performances were on Nov. 2-3 at the 17,000-seat arena, Pavilhão Atlântico in Lisbon. Following the European shows, Bublé returned to North American to close out the year with performances through mid-December. Box office totals from those shows have already been reported to Billboard and appeared in the Hot Tours rankings in previous weeks.

$3.1 million in box office grosses reported from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual winter tour give the rock orchestra the No. 3 ranking on this week's Hot Tours list. The total comes from six performances at four U.S. arenas including Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center that sold 22,449 tickets for matinee and evening performances on Nov. 20, grossing just over $1 million. The highest single-show attendance was at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum with 17,579 in the house on Dec. 11.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 USHER


$10,065,874
Dec. 13-31
Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
XL Center, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (1/1)
FedExForum, Memphis (1/1)
American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
130,936 (130,936)


2 MICHAEL BUBLÉ



$5,017,216
Oct. 28-Nov. 3
GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands (1/0)
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (1/0)
Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid (1/0)
Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon (2/0)
69,465 (79,757)


3 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA



$3,115,098
Nov. 13-Dec. 11
Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. (2/0)
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Va. (1/1)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (2/0)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/0)
66,337 (79,385)

4

JUSTIN BIEBER



$1,491,509
Dec. 21-23
BJCC Arena, Birmingham, Ala. (1/1)
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
27,818 (27,818)
5 RAMMSTEIN


$718,965
Dec. 11
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
12,101 (12,101)
6 THE BLACK KEYS



$544,463
Dec. 30-Jan. 1
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago (3/3)
14,617 (14,617)
7 CARRIE UNDERWOOD


$485,723
Dec. 22
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)
10,553 (10,553)
8 JOHN MELLENCAMP



$415,780
Nov. 5-13
The Midland by AMC, Kansas City (1/1)
Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Ind. (1/0)
4,831 (4,854)

9 WEEZER





$409,234
Jan. 7-8
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago (2/2)
9,686 (9,686)
10 AMY GRANT & VINCE GILL





$382,619
Dec. 9-14
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, Fla. (1/0)
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, Fla. (1/0)
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C. (1/1)
5,944 (6,509)

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