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Hot Tours: The Eagles, Roger Waters, Michael Buble

Hot Tours: The Eagles, Roger Waters, Michael Buble

The Eagles top this week's Hot Tours rankings with $5.8 million in box office grosses from two performances at Acer Arena in Sydney on Dec. 6-7. The band is wrapping its 2010 Long Road out of Eden tour schedule with concerts in five Australian venues during December. The two sellouts at Acer Arena are the first totals to be reported from the brief Aussie tour leg promoted by Frontier Touring Co. Attendance was 28,296 for both shows at the 21,000-seat arena, the second Sydney venue on the schedule. Prior to the concerts at Acer, the band played three shows at Sydney Entertainment Centre. Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne will also host the tour that continues through Dec. 22. The Eagles will resume their tour in 2011, with their first concert of the year scheduled for Impact Arena in Bangkok on Feb. 20.

With The Wall Tour nearing the end of its 2010 schedule, Roger Waters takes the No. 2 ranking based on box office totals reported by two U.S. venues. BankAtlantic Center, located in the Ft. Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise, Fla., hosted the veteran rocker for two sold out performances on Nov. 13-14 grossing $2.9 million from 24,939 sold tickets. Also reporting box office stats was Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. with a gross of $1.5 million from a sellout on Dec. 3 with 12,579 fans in the house.

Michael Bublé comes in at No. 3 on the Hot Tours list as his Crazy Love Tour winds down to its final 2010 performance on Dec. 13 in Los Angeles. Tour promoter Beaver Productions has reported the Canadian crooner's concert totals from arenas in Washington, D.C., Buffalo, N.Y., Grand Rapids, Mich. and Nashville, Tenn. Verizon Center, in the nation's capital, produced the top gross among the four markets with $917,735 in tickets from a concert on Nov. 30. The top attendance was recorded at HSBC Arena in Buffalo the following evening with a sellout crowd filling 11,308 seats. Sold out performances followed at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Dec. 3 and Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Dec. 5.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
Dec. 6-7
Acer Arena, Sydney (2/2)
28,296 (28,296)
Nov. 13-Dec. 3
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (2/2)
Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)
37,518 (37,518)
Nov. 30-Dec. 5
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
42,743 (43,550)

Nov. 24-27
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (4/0)
37,454 (38,732)

Dec. 5-6
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/0)
18,810 (27,370)
Nov. 18-Dec. 3
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (2/2)
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
41,068 (46,497)
Dec. 1-5
Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis (1/1)
Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Ind. (1/0)
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)
29,558 (30,032)
Sept. 24-Nov. 20
Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, Ill. (1/0)
Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
Erie Civic Center, Tullio Arena, Erie, Pa. (1/0)
The Fillmore, Detroit (1/0)
Nutty Jerry's, Winnie, Texas (1/0) Center, Dallas (1/0)
The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park, Houston (1/0)
Pershing Center, Lincoln, Neb. (1/0)
Black River Coliseum, Poplar Bluff, Mo. (1/0)
Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, Ill. (1/0)
Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, Green Bay, Wis. (1/0)
The Fillmore, Charlotte (1/1)
House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. (1/1)
49,957 (75,120)
Dec. 3-4
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia (1/0)
10,210 (15,173)
Sept. 25
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
12,994 (12,994)