Avenged Sevenfold Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200
Avenged Sevenfold Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

Avenged Sevenfold claims the No. 1 spot on the Hot Tours rankings with more than $3.6 million in box office grosses reported from the Welcome to the Family Tour, which kicked off on April 22 at CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Joined by opening acts Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine and Sevendust on select dates, the California rock band headlined 16 shows during the tour that ran during April and May. According to tour promoter Frank Productions, the number of sold seats neared the 100,000 mark for the tour. Avenged Sevenfold was also a top draw at Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte on May 7 with 30,000 fans in attendance for the rock festival's first outing. The band was the final act on the main stage that also featured performances by Godsmack, Three Days Grace and Stone Sour, among other bands during the all-day music festival event.

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Comedy entertainers Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy rank second among the week's list of top-grossing tours with ticket sales totals reported from the trio's co-headlining trek titled Them Idiots Whirled Tour. Gross totals from the five shows reported by tour promoter Outback Concerts during the past week, all staged in North American arenas, were $2.8 million with London, Ontario's John Labatt Centre producing the top ticket sales total. The May 7 performance grossed almost $700,000 (US$). Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center drew the largest crowd with 11,597 in attendance on April 22. Among this week's reported concerts were two performances that featured only Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy in the headlining slot. The shows, both in Canadian arenas, were at General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario on April 20 and Memorial Auditorium in Kitchener, Ontario the following evening. The promoter also reported two smaller events that were sole headlining efforts by both Engvall and Larry. Bill Engvall headlined a performance on April 19 at Thunder Bay (Ontario) Community Auditorium and Larry the Cable Guy's show was at Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on the same night.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 AVENGED SEVENFOLD





$3,666,256
April 22-May 18
CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, La. (1/0)
Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (1/0)
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/0)
Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, Ill. (1/0)
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1/1)
Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (1/0)
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine (1/0)
MassMutual Center, Springfield, Mass. (1/0)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
UCF Arena, Orlando (1/1)
Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Fla. (1/0)
The Cajundome, Lafayette, La. (1/0)
Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City (1/0)
INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/0)
Lone Star Event Center, Lubbock, Texas (1/0)
Alamodome, San Antonio (1/0)
99,725 (135,363)
2 JEFF FOXWORTHY, BILL ENGVALL, LARRY THE CABLE GUY






$3,624,347
April 15-May 7
Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. (1/0)
Thunder Bay (Ontario) Community Auditorium (1/1) *ENGVALL only
Essar Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (1/0) *LARRY only
General Motors Centre, Oshawa, Ontario (1/0) *ENGVALL & LARRY only
Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener, Ontario (1/0) *ENGVALL & LARRY only
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/0)
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/0)
John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario (1/0)
60,762 (66,136)
3 KENNY CHESNEY





$2,031,107
May 12-14
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, S.C. (1/1)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/0)
37,988 (40,334)
4 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND





$1,115,175
May 14
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
14,485 (14,485)
5 LIL WAYNE





$993,872
April 24
Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/0)
10,399 (11,596)
6 YANNI





$814,157
May 8-15
NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles (1/0)
Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/0)
12,826 (17,317)
7 ZAC BROWN BAND






$768,414
May 12-13
Raley Field, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/1)
14,573 (14,573)
8 LUIS MIGUEL





$618,563
May 14
Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/0)
5,155 (6,272)
9 ATMOSPHERE






$380,811
April 20-May 14
Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (1/0)
MacEwan Conference & Event Centre, Calgary, Alberta (1/0)
Starlite Room, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
Odeon Events Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
12,529 (12,951)
10 JACKSON BROWNE





$358,694
April 21-May 17
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Ind. (1/0)
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson, Miss. (1/0)
5,969 (6,775)