Hot Tours: Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay
Hot Tours: Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay

Radiohead scores a No. 1 ranking on the latest Hot Tours tally with ticket sales reported from two concerts in Mexico City during April. Touring in support of its album "The King of Limbs" released in 2011, the English rock band performed at the outdoor sports stadium, Foro Sol in the Mexican capitol city on April 17 and 18. Attendance for both nights totaled 87,986, generating more than 63.2 million pesos in ticket sales revenue ($4.7 million US$). Opening acts for both performances were Caribou and Other Lives. Radiohead launched its 2012 tour in Miami in late February and performed in 13 U.S. cities before playing the two shows in Mexico. The band also appeared at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California on April 14 and 21.

Coldplay, No. 3 on the current Hot Tours recap, has kicked off the North American leg of its "Mylo Xyloto" Tour that began with a European trek during the last three months of 2011. The first concert this year was in Canada at Edmonton's 17,500-seat arena, Rexall Place on April 17. With Metronomy and The Pierces providing support, the Grammy-winning band grossed more than $1.2 million from 14,306 sold tickets. The first U.S. venue on the current leg was the Rose Garden in Portland with a sold out performance on April 24. With 12,966 sold seats, the arena box office reported ticket sales topping the $1 million mark. The tour follows the 2011 release of the band's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto," and will continue through late-September.

Canadian rock band Nickelback lands on the Hot Tours chart this week at No. 9 with the first performance reported from its Here and Now Tour that began in early April. Montreal's Bell Centre garnered over $1 million in ticket revenue from a sold out concert on April 21 with a crowd totaling 13,688. Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days were the show openers. Nickelback will be performing at North American arenas through the end of June, followed by a string of outdoor amphitheater dates during July. A European leg of the tour will begin in early September.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 RADIOHEAD
$4,781,550
April 17-18
Foro Sol, Mexico City (2/0)
87,986 (109,234)
2 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
$4,567,570
April 24-27
HP Pavilion, San Jose (1/0)
Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles (2/2)
48,474 (49,928)
3 COLDPLAY

$2,297,277
April 17-24
Rexall Place, Edmonton (1/0)
Rose Garden, Portland (1/1)
27,272 (29,204)
4 BRYAN ADAMS
$1,670,587
April 17-19
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
Centre Georges-Vézina, Chicoutimi, Quebec (1/1)
Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City (1/1)
28,179 (28,359)
5 RAMMSTEIN
$1,284,212
Feb. 27-April 23
O2, Dublin (1/1)
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/0)
16,457 (20,983)
6 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S MICHAEL JACKSON TOUR

$1,190,012
April 24-28
Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/0)
Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (2/0)
12,554 (26,503)
7 ERICH CHURCH

$1,176,303
April 26-28
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/1)
U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Ill. (1/1)
33,112 (33,112)
8 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
$1,105,188
Feb. 16-17
Odyssey Arena, Belfast (1/1)
O2, Dublin (1/1)
22,381 (22,381)
9 NICKELBACK
$1,007,640
April 21
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
13,688 (13,688)
10 PULP
$797,644
April 23
Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (1/0)
17,269 (18,462)

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