Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon

Roger Waters is No. 1 in the Hot Tours rankings with more than $53 million in box office grosses reported during the past week from the European leg of The Wall Live tour. Adding this week's totals to the grosses from venues in the U.K. that were reported earlier, ticket sales totals from Europe top $67 million. Since the tour began in September of last year, the overall gross total through May 31 was $156 million, but the tour is not over. Waters is currently on the road in Europe with dates booked through July 12 when the tour is scheduled to wrap with three performances in Athens.

Veteran rock band Iron Maiden takes the No. 2 spot in the rankings this week with totals reported from tour legs in both South America and Europe. The South American shows, reported during the past week by promoter Evenpro/Water Brother, occurred in early April. The band played two concerts in Brazil (April 3 in Recife and April 5 in Curitiba) and a stadium event in Argentina on April 8 at Estadio Vélez Sársfield in Buenos Aires. The best-attended concert was in Chile at the 47,000-seat Estadio Nacional in Santiago, the largest stadium in the country. With 43,780 fans in attendance, the performance on April 10 grossed 1.2 billion pesos ($2.6 million US$). The European shows, reported by Wizard Promotions, were all sellouts at venues in Germany during late-May and early-June. At a concert on June 3, Berlin's 17,000-seat arena, O2 World, drew a crowd of 12,817, the top attendance reported from the six German arenas in this week's tally.

Kings of Leon's third place ranking comes solely from the Nashville rock band's headlining effort at Slane Castle in Ireland on May 28. The event was in celebration of the 30th anniversary since the first concert was staged on the grounds at the castle in 1981. A sellout crowd of 79,686 generated over €5.7 million in tickets sales ($8.2 million US$) for the all-day event that included support from Irish band Thin Lizzy, the first headliner at the outdoor concert site thirty years ago.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ROGER WATERS
$53,850,024
March 21-May 31
Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon (2/2)
Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid (2/2)
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (2/2)
Mediolanum Forum, Milan (4/4)
GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands (3/3)
Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (1/1)
O2 Arena, Prague (2/2)
Atlas Arena, Lódz, Poland (2/2)
Olympiski, Moscow (1/1)
SKK Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia (1/1)
Hartwall Areena, Helsinki (2/2)
Telenor Arena, Oslo (2/2)
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm (2/2)
Parken Stadion, Copenhagen (1/1)
O2, Dublin (2/2)
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (2/2)
Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, Paris (2/2)
530,845 (530,845)
2 IRON MAIDEN
$10,499,308
April 3-June 7
Parque de exposições do Cordeiro, Recife, Brazil (1/0)
Arena Expotrade, Curitiba, Brazil (1/0)
Estadio Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires (1/0)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago (1/0)
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (1/1)
König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (1/1)
Olympiahalle, Munich (1/1)
O2 World, Hamburg (1/1)
O2 World, Berlin (1/1)
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany (1/1)
163,680 (186,404)
3 KINGS OF LEON
$8,248,480
May 28
Slane Castle, Slane, Ireland (1/1)
79,686 (79,686)
4 KENNY CHESNEY
$5,310,870
June 2-4
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte (1/0)
FedExField, Landover, Md. (1/0)
69,678 (73,377)
5 WESTLIFE
$3,359,670
April 2-10
O2, Dublin (5/5)
41,124 (41,124)
6 PETER KAY

$3,126,690
April 28-May 3
O2, Dublin (6/6)
53,230 (53,230)
7 MICHAEL BUBLÉ
$3,095,135
June 7-13
Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio (1/1)
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1/0)
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/0)
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (1/0)
40,964 (42,443)
8 OLLY MURS
$2,962,829
April 30-May 31
Regent Theatre, Ipswich, U.K. (1/1)
City Hall, Newcastle, U.K. (1/1)
Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, U.K. (2/2)
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, U.K. (1/1)
Opera House, Blackpool, U.K. (1/1)
Manchester Apollo, Manchester, U.K. (2/2)
Empire Theatre, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
Corn Exchange, Cambridge, U.K. (1/1)
Royal Centre, Nottingham, U.K. (1/1)
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (1/1)
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, U.K. (1/1)
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
Colston Hall, Bristol, U.K. (1/1)
City Hall, Sheffield, U.K. (2/2)
Guildhall, Portsmouth, U.K. (1/1)
Brighton Centre, Brighton, U.K. (1/1)
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, U.K. (5/5)
HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (3/3)
Caird Hall, Dundee, U.K. (1/1)
70,462 (70,462)
9 RIHANNA
$2,269,580
June 10-11
Bell Centre, Montreal (2/2)
26,452 (26,452)
10 KATY PERRY
$2,155,212
March 28-June 11
O2, Dublin (1/1)
Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
UCF Arena, Orlando (1/1)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
49,827 (49,827)

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