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Country star Kenny Chesney has wrapped his "Sun City Carnival Tour" marking the seventh year in a row that his tour has topped the 1 million mark in overall attendance. With a final sold out show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (Sept. 19), the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year passed $70 million in gross ticket sales for the year. Also reported during the past week by The Messina Group, the tour promoter, was a sold out arena date at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill. (Sept. 17). Chesney has stated that the Indianapolis show will be his last for the foreseeable future as he intends to take a break from touring and will not be headlining a major tour next summer.

Nashville-based rockers Kings of Leon rank second on this week's Hot Tours ranking with totals reported from September dates in the U.S. and Canada, as well as shows in the U.K. from earlier in the summer. The band played three shows in June at London's O2 Arena selling almost 60,000 tickets with a gross of $2.7 million (£1.6 million). That was a return engagement for the band who sold out the London arena with a one-off show last December. More recently, the band played to a sellout crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sept. 9) and in Canada at London, Ontario's John Labatt Centre (Sept. 20). Touring in support of their album "Only by the Night" the Grammy-winning band has played arenas, stadiums and outdoor venues throughout North America, Australia and the U.K. including a number of summer music festivals as headliner.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 KENNY CHESNEY
$3,570,305
Sept. 17-19
U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Ill. (1/1)
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (1/1)
52,734 (52,734)

2 KINGS OF LEON
$3,473,869
June 15-Sept. 20
O2 Arena, London (3/1)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario (1/0)
75,022 (76,033)
3 KEITH URBAN
$3,406,716
June 27-Aug. 18
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/1)
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. (1/1)
59,452 (59,648)
4 METALLICA
$3,232,691
Aug. 1-Sept. 14
Marlay Park, Dublin (1/0)
Sommet Center, Nashville (1/1)
37,711 (38,311)
5 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
$3,047,912
Sept. 4-6
The Gorge, George, Wash. (3/0)
57,718 (66,626)
6 AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE
$2,811,008
Sept. 9-15
Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1/0)
Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Conn. (1/1)
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine (1/1)
Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (1/1)
War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, N.Y. (1/1)
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. (1/1)
44,476 (45,670)
7 BEYONCE
$2,686,497
Sept. 15-16
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/0)
23,448 (24,548)
8 NICKELBACK
$2,398,129
Sept. 5-9
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/1)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/0)
Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque (1/0)
46,706 (49,927)
9 LUIS MIGUEL
$2,166,736
Sept. 12-15
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (4/2)
13,638 (16,497)
10 AC/DC
$2,046,128
Sept. 6-8
San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego (1/0)
Honda Center, Anaheim (1/0)
23,156 (24,150)