POTW: Katy Perry, Gaga, Bieber and more '2011 Billboard Music Awards' Finalists
Roger Waters, nominated for 2011 Billboard Music Awards' Top Touring Artist, rocks out on "The Wall Live" at 02 Arena on May 11, in London.

Rock legend Roger Waters returns to the top of the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from June dates of The Wall Live Tour as it continued its trek through Europe. Zürich's Hallenstadion hosted the tour for two shows on June 6-7 and then two more on June 24-25 grossing just over 8 million Swiss francs ($9.6 million US$) for all four sellouts. Combined attendance was just under 40,000 for the run. Waters made two-show appearances in three German cities, Mannheim (June 3-4), Hamburg (June 10-11) and Berlin (June 15-16) as well as single show performances in Herning, Denmark (June 14), Munich (June 21), Budapest (June 23) and Düsseldorf where the tour played its sole stadium date among the June performances. The 54,000-seat soccer stadium drew 33,299 fans for a concert on June 19. Arena dates in two U.K. markets, Birmingham (June 27) and Manchester (June 28) and a final show in Paris (June 30) closed out the month.

Taylor Swift holds the No. 2 spot on Hot Tours based on ticket sales topping $15.7 million from five U.S. markets on the North American leg of her Speak Now World Tour. Among the venues represented in this week's totals are two more NFL stadiums on the country music star's summer itinerary. A June 18 performance at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, drew a crowd of 52,009 with sales just over $4 million. Then the following weekend she returned to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. for the second year in a row, grossing $8 million, her highest reported gross total on record. Combined attendance for both sold out performances on June 25-26 was more than 110,000. Her appearance at the stadium last year during the Fearless Tour grossed $3.7 million from a sellout on June 5, 2010.

Veteran rocker Bob Seger scores a third place ranking with totals reported from his spring tour through North America that wrapped at the end of May. His Hot Tours placement is based on totals from eight markets including Detroit where the tour played three nights at the Palace of Auburn Hills, grossing $3.3 million from sold out performances (May 17, 19, 21). The tour, which kicked off in late March, grossed more than $21 million from 26 concerts, with attendance nearing the 300,000 mark.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ROGER WATERS
$29,362,701
June 3-30
SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (2/2)
Hallenstadion, Zürich (4/4)
O2 World, Hamburg (2/2)
Jyske Bank BOXEN, Herning, Denmark (1/1)
O2 World, Berlin (2/2)
Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf (1/1)
Olympiahalle, Munich (1/1)
Papp László Sportaréna, Budapest (1/1)
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/1)
Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, Paris (1/1)
203,763 (203,763)
2 TAYLOR SWIFT
$15,726,119
June 14-26
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (2/2)
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh (1/1)
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
XL Center, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. (2/2)
218,709 (218,709)
3 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
$8,590,388
April 26-May 26
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/1)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/1)
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/1)
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (3/3)
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (1/1)
125,903 (125,903)
4 SADE
$1,161,940
June 30
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
9,827 (11,423)
5 OZZY OSBOURNE
$1,096,510
April 16
Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá (1/0)
10,082 (30,000)
6 RIHANNA

$1,045,114
June 28
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
14,148 (14,148)
7 VICENTE FERNÁNDEZ
$742,288
June 10
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/0)
7,873 (8,821)
8 ALISON KRAUSS + UNION STATION
$723,183
June 23-26
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (1/0)
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/0)
Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (1/0)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, Calif. (1/1)
12,094 (16,592)
9 TIM McGRAW
$711,235
June 26
John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario (1/1)
8,167 (8,167)
10 EDDIE VEDDER
$697,220
June 28-July 2
Chicago Theatre, Chicago (2/2)
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis (1/1)
9,348 (9,348)

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print