Hot Tours: Jonas Brothers, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire
Hot Tours: Jonas Brothers, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire

Hot Tours provides a weekly snapshot of worldwide concert touring activity, and based on box office totals reported by promoters and venues during the most recent reporting week (Sept. 2-8), the Jonas Brothers top the chart. The pop trio is No. 1 this period with reported totals arriving from the last six U.S. dates on their current world tour. Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena was the last American arena on the tour schedule and also the venue with the highest box office gross among the six arenas reporting. The Aug. 27 concert in Cleveland grossed just over $1.2 million, but the totals from the five other markets (Charlotte, Atlanta, Lexington, Nashville and Columbus) were in the same ballpark. All six passed the $1 million mark.

Veteran bands Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire reunited this summer for another co-headlining tour in U.S. arenas and amphitheaters, and this week's Hot Tours include the totals from 10 of the shows. The $3.8 million in ticket sales from those markets place the tour in the No. 2 spot. Since hitting the road in early June, the tour's total gross surpasses $9.6 million, based on the 26 shows reported so far. Sill to arrive are the receipts for a handful of late-August dates. AEG Live promoted most of the dates on the tour, but a few Live Nation-owned amphitheaters were also included on the schedule.

Two more dates are in from the current U.S. leg of Bruce Springsteen's "Working on a Dream Tour." Shed dates from Boston and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. add over $3.5 million to the tour's year-to-date total that already stretches beyond $115 million.

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

$6,541,807
Aug. 21-27
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/1)
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY. (1/0)
Sommet Center, Nashville (1/1)
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (1/0)
105,737 (110,708)
2
CHICAGO & Earth, Wind & Fire

$3,805,489
July 11-Aug. 26
NOKIA Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)
WaMu Theater at Qwest Field Event Center, Seattle (1/0)
HP Pavilion, San Jose (1/0)
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/1)
Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/0)
NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles (1/1)
Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (1/0)
Harvey's Resort & Casino, Lake Tahoe, Nev. (1/0)
Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta (1/0)
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/0)
61,676 (84,288)
3
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND

$3,594,693
Aug. 22-25
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. (2/0)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (1/0)
49,524 (65,359)
4
DEF LEPPARD

$3,333,300
Aug. 21-25
Superpages.com Center, Dallas (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colo. (1/0)
USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
63,152 (70,024)
5
BLINK-182

$3,071,882
Aug. 21-27
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J. (1/1)
90,832 (93,552)
6 GREEN DAY

$2,312,898
Aug. 5-25
Amway Arena, Orlando (1/0)
Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/0)
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/0)
ARCO Arena, Sacramento (1/0)
The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
54,692 (65,093)
7
NICKELBACK

$2,256,993
Aug. 22-26
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colo. (1/1)
USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
54,279 (57,178)
8
MARCO ANTONIO SOLÍS & PEPE AGUILAR

$1,796,965
Aug. 21-Sept. 5
Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque (1/0)
El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas (1/1)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/0)
27,020 (36,432)
9
LIL WAYNE

$1,649,681
Aug. 21-24
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/0)
Superpages.com Center, Dallas (1/0)
Starlight Theatre, Kansas City (1/0)
37,564 (50,856)
10
INCUBUS

$1,581,619
July 28-Aug. 22
Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. (1/1)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
Superpages.com Center, Dallas (1/0)
45,601 (50,930)

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