Hot Tours: Steely Dan, Luis Miguel, Rascal Flatts
Hot Tours: Steely Dan, Luis Miguel, Rascal Flatts

Steely Dan secures a No. 1 ranking on Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from its summer touring trek, dubbed the Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven Tour. The North American leg of the tour kicked off in Seattle with a sellout crowd at the WaMu Theater on July 2. WaMu is a performance venue located within the Seattle Seahawks NFL stadium complex, the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Sold out performances followed in four more West Coast markets including Los Angeles where the band played a two-show stint at the Greek Theatre on July 8-9. The tour continued during the summer playing cities in the U.S. as well as one Canadian market, Toronto on July 22 with a concert at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. This week's reported gross totaling $11.7 million comes from all 40 performances beginning with the Seattle launch through the two-show run at the Tower Theatre in the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby on Sept. 9-10. Following the Philly-area shows, the band played a seven-night run at the Beacon Theatre in New York City (Sept. 14-23) and is booked at Boston's Citi Wang Theatre for shows on Sept. 28, 30 and Oct. 1. The North American leg will wrap with two more West Coast performances (Las Vegas and San Diego) in October and then head Down Under with dates scheduled in Australia and New Zealand through early November.

Ranking second on this week's Hot Tours tally is Latin music star Luis Miguel with ticket sales totals reported from four shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the final stop on his year-long concert tour that kicked off on Sept. 15, 2010 at the same venue. The Grammy-winning singer followed the 2010 Las Vegas opening with a tour leg through South America last fall and began 2011 with a string of dates in U.S. venues. Performances followed in Mexico throughout the spring including a 20-show run in Mexico City during February and March that grossed over $10 million. The final North American leg wrapped with the four Colosseum performances on Sept. 15-18. Combined attendance from the Las Vegas run was 15,206 for all four nights, with gross ticket sales topping $2.5 million.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
July 2-Sept. 10
WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle (1/1)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, Calif. (1/1)
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/1)
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (2/2)
Brady Theatre, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla. (1/1)
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis (1/1)
Fox Theatre, Detroit (1/0)
PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati (1/0)
Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre, Toledo, Ohio (1/1)
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (1/1)
Ives Concert Park, Danbury, Conn. (1/1)
Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. (1/1)
MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Conn. (1/1)
Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, Va. (1/0)
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. (1/1)
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C. (1/1)
Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta (2/0)
Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston, W. Va. (1/1)
Musikfest, Bethlehem, Pa. (1/1)
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Ill. (2/2)
Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen, Mich. (1/1)
Louisville Palace, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, Nashville (1/1)
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (1/0)
Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala. (1/0)
Fox Theatre, St. Louis (1/1)
Starlight Theatre, Kansas City (1/0)
Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee (2/2)
Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul (1/0)
Orpheum Theatre, Omaha (1/1)
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pa. (2/2)
187,859 (216,192)
Sept. 15-18
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (4/3)
15,206 (16,231)
Sept. 15-18
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, Calif. (1/0)
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
San Manuel Amphitheater, Devore, Calif. (1/0)
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
57,325 (79,000)
Sept. 10-17
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
35,723 (36,390)
Sept. 13-14
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
FedExForum, Memphis (1/0)
20,509 (23,532)

Sept. 18
Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
6,184 (10,809)

July 18
Comcast Arena, Everett, Wash. (1/0)
7,829 (8,094)
Aug. 17
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
7,389 (9,444)
Sept. 10-16
Citi Wang Theatre, Boston (1/0)
Chicago Theatre, Chicago (1/1)
5,995 (7,097)
July 18
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
4,448 (5,193)

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