Baby, Baby, NO: Justin Bieber Says 'None of It Is True'
Baby, Baby, NO: Justin Bieber Says 'None of It Is True'

Justin Bieber tops the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from the first two venues on the Australian leg of his My World Tour during April and May. Arenas in Brisbane and Sydney hosted the Canadian pop star with sold out crowds in both markets to kick off the brief trek Down Under. An April 26 performance at Brisbane Entertainment Centre grossed just over $1 million ($1.1 million US$) with 11,065 in attendance. Two days later, Bieber played the first night of a two show run in Sydney at the Acer Arena. Attendance for both nights neared the 30,000 mark with ticket sales totals topping $2.6 million ($2.8 million US$). Promoted by Frontier Touring Co., the Aussie tour leg continued into the first week of May playing arenas in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Landing at No. 2 are co-headliners Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks who appear on the Hot Tours tally together for a fourth week. The second place ranking, the duo's highest so far, is based on box office stats from two sold out concerts at the Hollywood Bowl on April 16 and 17. More than 32,000 fans filled the famed Los Angeles outdoor amphitheater for both performances, generating $3.5 million at the box office. Since the Heart & Soul Tour launched back in March, more than $13.7 million in ticket sales have been reported from nine sold out performances.

Latin superstar Chayanne ranks third on the list with concert totals reported from four South American cities on his April tour schedule. The first two shows were at venues in Ecuador with sellout crowds in both markets. The first concert was held at Coliseo General Rumiñahui in the city of Quito. The indoor sports arena sold 13,695 tickets for an April 7 performance. A stadium show at Estadio Modelo Alberto Spencer in Guayaquil followed on the 9th with a sellout crowd of 20,911. The following week the Latin pop singer played two concerts in Peru, first at Lima's Jockey Club on April 14 followed by a show at Jardin de la Cerveza in the city of Arequipa on April 16.

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





$4,044,210
April 26-29
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/1)
Acer Arena, Sydney (2/2)
40,546 (40,546)
2 ROD STEWART AND STEVIE NICKS






$3,557,030
April 16-17
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angles (2/2)
32,154 (32,154)
3 CHAYANNE





$2,936,560
April 7-16

Coliseo General Rumiñahui, Quito, Ecuador (1/1)

Estadio Modelo Alberto Spencer, Guayaquil, Ecuador (1/1)

Jockey Club, Lima, Peru (1/0)

Jardin de la Cerveza, Arequipa, Peru (1/0)

57,976 (66,606)
4 KEITH URBAN





$1,807,880
April 15-16
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/0)
14,334 (15,099)
5 ELTON JOHN





$1,719,989
April 9-10
Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/1)
Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark, Billings, Mont. (1/1)
23,040 (23,040)
6 DISTURBED





$1,638,186
April 24-28
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
Acer Arena, Sydney (1/0)
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia (1/0)
19,711 (23,662)
7 ARCADE FIRE






$1,412,093
April 14-25
The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas (1/1)
UIC Pavilion, Chicago (3/3))
29,399 (29,399)
8 CHRIS BROWN





$1,078,120
April 23
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
8,375 (9,958)
9 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND






$885,175
March 15
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
11,571 (14,033)
10 JAMES TAYLOR





$698,035
April 23-27
Bass Concert Hall, Austin, Texas (1/1)
Music Hall, Oklahoma City (1/1)
Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas (1/1)
8,650 (8,650)

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