Hot Tours: Andre Rieu, Cliff Richard, Fleetwood Mac
Musician Andre Rieu performs on stage at Acer Arena on October 15, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Getty

Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the Hot Tour rankings with more than $32 million in ticket sales reported from his 30th Anniversary Tour currently on the road in Europe. Totals from venues in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands were reported during the past week with the highest-reported gross coming from the Amsterdam Arena. With ticket sales topping $10 million from two shows, Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra played to 55,502 of his native countrymen. The Classical artist has been touring throughout the year and ranks as one of the top-grossing tours of 2009.

Landing at No. 2 on the Hot Tours ranking is Cliff Richard and his original band The Shadows who reunited this fall for a 50th Anniversary farewell tour. Promoter Live Nation has reported totals from ten U.K. venues on the schedule including five sold out performances in London. The band played three nights at the O2 Arena (Sept. 25-26, 28) and returned to London on Oct. 22-23 with two shows at Wembley Arena. The other eight venues throughout the U.K. also reported sellouts.

Totals from the European leg of its Unleashed Tour place Fleetwood Mac on the Hot Tours list with grosses topping $13 million from ten venues. Top-grosser is a two-show run at Wembley Arena (Oct. 30-31) with 22,209 in attendance and ticket sales at $2.5 million. After the U.K. trek, the tour will continue in December with dates in Australia and New Zealand.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ANDRÉ RIEU
$32,362,563
Aug. 28-Nov. 1
Thialf, Heerenveen, Netherlands (3/0)
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (2/0)
Messehalle, Dresden, Germany (1/0)
Arena Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany (1/0)
Eissporthalle, Kassel, Germany (1/0)
Saarlandhalle, Saarbrücken, Germany (1/1)
BigBox, Kempten, Germany (1/0)
Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany (1/0)
Kornmarkt, Heidelberg, Germany (1/1)
Acer Arena, Sydney (2/0)
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia (2/0)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/0)
Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand (2/2)
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (2/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (4/0)
212,081 (224,659)
2 CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS
$20,229,630
Sept. 25-Oct. 23
O2 Arena, London (3/3)
Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, U.K. (1/1)
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (3/3)
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (2/2)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, U.K. (2/2)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/1)
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (2/2)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (2/2)
Wembley Arena, London (2/2)
209,020 (209,020)
3 MILEY CYRUS
$14,244,407
Oct. 21-Nov. 9
FedExForum, Memphis (1/0)
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Ala. (1/1)
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
United Center, Chicago (1/1)
Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/0)
Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
Freedom Hall Coliseum, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/0)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/1)
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (2/2)
TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
207,047 (216,103)
4 FLEETWOOD MAC
$13,124,830
Oct. 8-Nov. 3
Parken Stadion, Copenhagen (1/0)
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm (1/0)
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
Ahoy, Rotterdam (1/1)
Le Zenith, Paris (1/1)
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, U.K. (1/1)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
Wembley Arena, London (2/0)
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
124,021 (130,343)
5 TOM JONES
$6,153,698
Sept. 23-Oct. 30
Oslo Spektrum, Oslo (1/0)
Malmö Arena, Malmö, Sweden (1/1)
Forum Horsens, Horsens, Denmark (1/0)
Ahoy, Rotterdam (1/0)
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (3/2)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
LG Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, U.K. (1/1)
Brighton Centre, Brighton, U.K. (1/0)
Wembley Arena, London (1/0)
Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
80,645 (86,476)
6 BLACK EYED PEAS
$5,924,327
Oct. 1-13
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/1)
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (1/1)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/1)
Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia (1/1)
Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand (1/1)
69,552 (69,767)
7 RASCAL FLATTS
$5,902,758
Oct. 15-30
Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/1)
HP Pavilion, San Jose (1/1)
Konocti Field Amphitheater, Kelseyville, Calif. (2/2)
General Motors Place, Vancouver (1/0)
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/0)
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/1)
Rose Garden, Portland (1/0)
84,860 (89,018)
8 ELTON JOHN
$3,765,916
Oct. 10-25
Hartwall Areena, Helsinki (1/0)
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (1/0)
Ahoy, Rotterdam (1/0)
35,412 (44,744)
9 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
$3,459,026
Nov. 7-8
Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
37,064 (37,064)
10 THE KILLERS
$2,649,030
Nov. 5-8
Auditorio Telmex, Zapopan, Mexico (1/1)
Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (2/0)
52,000 (52,226)