Hot Tours: Pink, AC/DC, Beyoncé, Nickelback, Kid Rock

Australian concert promoter Michael Coppel Presents has reported box office totals from the summer leg of Pink's "Funhouse Tour" which played multiple shows in nine Aussie venues from May through August.

The American singer/songwriter performed at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on seventeen nights throughout the summer with ticket sales topping $17.2 million ($21.7 Australian). Combined attendance for all shows at the Melbourne tennis stadium was 214,956. Pink also played twelve shows in Sydney - ten shows during June and July at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and two in August at Acer Arena in the city's Olympic Park. Overall attendance in Sydney was 146,420 with $12.6 million in ticket sales ($15.5 Australian). With tour grosses topping $55 million from the Australian leg, Pink is ranked among the top ten tours worldwide for 2009.

Promoter Live Nation has also reported box office numbers from quite a few of their North America summer tours. Some of the totals reported during this tracking period (Sept. 9-15) date as far back as April. AC/DC ranks among the week's Hot Tours with August totals that include four sold out stadiums in Canada which grossed over $16 million. Seven more Beyoncé shows from June and July place the R&B star back on the Hot Tours list, and Canadian rock group Nickelback ranks with nine reported shows - six from April and three from more recent performances. Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Rock and Rebels Tour" chart with five dates from June and July, and six Coldplay concerts from May though July are also among the shows reported this week by Live Nation.

Madonna has wrapped her "Sticky & Sweet Tour" with the final two dates appearing on this week's ranking. Sellouts in Sofia, Bulgaria (Aug. 29) and Tel Aviv (Sept. 1 & 2) add $19.5 million to her overall worldwide total of more than $222 million for the year.

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

$52,378,305
May 22-Aug. 26
Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia (4/0)
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (6/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (17/0)
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia (4/0)
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia (10/0)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (12/0)
AIS Arena, Bruce, Australia (2/0)
Wollongong Entertainment Center, Wollongong, Australia (2/0)
640,176 (664,108)
2
MADONNA

$19,553,001
Aug. 29-Sept. 2
Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria (1/1)
Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv (2/2)
153,334 (153,334)
3
AC/DC

$17,793,074
Aug. 22-31
Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/1)
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver (1/1)
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/0)
204,922 (205,572)
4
FRENCH & SAUNDERS

$9,955,794
June 27-Aug. 4
Theatre Royal, Canberra, Australia (3/0)
Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia (12/0)
Brisbane Convention Center, Brisbane, Australia (4/0)
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia (9/0)
Burswood Theatre, Perth, Australia (7/0)
Festival Theatre, Adelaide, Australia (3/0)
Civic Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand (7/0)
106,878 (112,005)
5
PAUL McCARTNEY

$7,926,798
Aug. 5-6
Fenway Park, Boston (2/0)
68,626 (70,607)
6

BEYONCÉ


$7,387,241
June 23-July 10
1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore (1/0)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. (1/1)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/0)
83,496 (88,593)
Aug. 5-6
Fenway Park, Boston (2/0)
7
NICKELBACK

$6,706,908
April 8-Sept. 3
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa (1/1)
Superpages.com Center, Dallas (1/1)
CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, La. (1/1)
AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/0)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
Amphitheater in Clark County, Ridgefield, Wash. (1/0)
The Gorge, George, Wash. (1/1)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/0)
134,570 (138,334)
8
KID ROCK & LYNYRD SKYNYRD

$5,415,062
June 26-July 18
Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)
Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/0)
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (1/0)
Comerica Park, Detroit (2/2)
130,287 (135,449)
9
COLDPLAY

$5,127,584
May 18-July 10
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Pelham, Ala. (1/0)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
Sommet Center, Nashville (1/1)
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (1/0)
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/0)
Amphitheater in Clark County, Ridgefield, Wash. (1/1)
73,275 (85,696)
10
RICARDO ARJONA

$4,088,409
July 30-Aug. 16
American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/0)
Amway Arena, Orlando (1/0)
Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/0)
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/0)
Patriot Center, Fairfax, Va. (1/0)
Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas (1/0)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
NOKIA Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)
Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas (1/0)
AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/0)
46,561 (77,484)

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