Pearl Jam Fest Wows With Chris Cornell/Temple of The Dog, Multiple Guests
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder sings his heart out at the PJ20 Festival, Sept. 3-4, 2011 in East Troy, WI.

Veteran band Pearl Jam tops the weekly Hot Tours tally with $25.4 million in ticket sales totals reported from eight venues on its recent concert tour through South and Central America. Kicking off with two performances at Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 3-4, the band played in nine markets before wrapping the fall outing at Mexico City's Foro Sol on Nov. 24. All nine shows were held at stadiums except for the Rio de Janerio performance on Nov. 6, staged at Praça da Apoteose (or Apotheosis Square), a Rio city square and outdoor concert site. The shows in São Paulo and Rio de Janerio were followed by concerts in two more Brazilian markets, Curitiba and Porto Alegre with single-show dates following in Argentina, Peru and Costa Rica.

Country legend Dolly Parton is second on this week's list of top-grossing tours with grosses reported from three venues on the Australia leg of her Better Day World Tour that ended in Melbourne on Dec. 1. The tour's Aussie leg kicked off on Nov. 8 in Perth and played in five more cities before wrapping. This week's tally includes multi-show runs in three of the six markets, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Sydney's 21,000-seat Allphones Arena hosted Parton on Nov. 15 and 29 with combined attendance of 15,707 for both nights. The Melbourne performances were held on Nov. 22-23 and Dec. 1 at Rod Laver Arena. Total attendance for all three shows was 25,882. The Brisbane Entertainment Centre sold a total of 21,691 tickets for concerts on three consecutive nights, Nov. 25-27.

Taylor Swift ranks third this week with $10.4 million in box office grosses reported from the final eight venues on her Speak Now World Tour that launched in February and wrapped on Nov. 22 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Included in this week's tally is the seventh and final stadium concert on the country star's 2011 tour, a sold out performance at Houston's Minute Maid Park on Nov. 5. Following the Houston concert, Swift played arena shows in Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, Charlotte, Raleigh and Columbia, S.C. before the tour's final two performances in New York on Nov. 21-22.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 PEARL JAM
$25,427,230
Nov. 3-24
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo (2/0)
Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
Estádio Vila Capanema, Curitiba, Brazil (1/0)
Estádio Zequinha, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires (1/0)
Estadio Universidad San Marcos, Lima (1/0)
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (1/0)
Foro Sol, Mexico City (1/0)
311,845 (391,910)
2 DOLLY PARTON
$10,610,060
Nov. 15-Dec. 1
Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (3/0)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (3/0)
63,280 (72,451)
3 TAYLOR SWIFT

$10,479,660
Nov. 5-22
Minute Maid Park, Houston (1/1)
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)
American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/1)
RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (1/1)
Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
147,836 (147,836)
4 STING
$9,463,806
Oct. 21-Dec. 10
Citi Wang Theatre, Boston (2/2)
Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn. (1/1)
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pa. (2/2)
DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. (2/2)
Massey Hall, Toronto (2/2)
Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
Fox Theatre, Detroit (1/1)
Roseland Ballroom, New York (2/2)
The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach (2/2)
Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/1)
Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston (2/2)
Wells Fargo Theatre, Denver (1/1)
Comerica Theatre, Phoenix (1/1)
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (1/1)
Reno Events Center, Reno, Nev. (1/1)
Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles (3/3)
Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco (2/2)
Paramount Theatre, Seattle (2/2)
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver (3/3)
102,788 (102,788)
5 JAY-Z & KANYE WEST
$7,039,227
Nov. 3-26
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)
55,678 (56,252)
6 BRITNEY SPEARS

$6,253,170
Nov. 15-20
Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
Arena Anhembi, São Paulo (1/0)
Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires (1/0)
55,409 (105,613)
7 ELTON JOHN

$6,002,420
Nov. 30-Dec. 7
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/0)
34,460 (35,261)
8 KINGS OF LEON
$4,397,950
Nov. 8-16
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (3/0)
36,360 (38,744)
9 ANDREA BOCELLI
$4,167,640
Dec. 2-4
Verizon Center, Washington (1/0)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/0)
24,273 (25,460)
10 RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND
$3,904,262
Nov. 7-20
Luna Park, Buenos Aires (2/0)
Gigantinho, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
Credicard Hall, São Paulo (2/0)
Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1/0)
Centro de Convenções, Brasília, Brazil (1/0)
Chevrolet Hall, Recife, Brazil (1/0)
38,094 (68,125)