Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, The Pop Festival, Lady Gaga
Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, The Pop Festival, Lady Gaga

Earning the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours rankings is The X Factor Live tour featuring finalists from the seventh season of the popular U.K. television talent show that aired during the fall of 2010. Leading the list of performers on the tour is the show's winner, Matt Cardle who won the title in last December's finale. Concert promoter 3A Entertainment has reported the gross and attendance totals from the first 10 venues on the tour that kicked-off on Feb. 19 at Birmingham's LG Arena. A total of 33 performances generated ticket sales revenue topping £8.6 million ($14 million US$) from 284,393 tickets sold. All of the venues hosted the tour for more than one show, and Scotland's Aberdeen Press & Journal Arena had the most performances with five shows scheduled from March 27 through 31. The tour played seven shows in London with matinee and evening performances on both March 5 and 6 at Wembley Arena and three sold out performances at the O2 Arena on March 19-20. The Manchester Evening News Arena brought in the tour for four concerts on March 12-13 and three other arenas each had three-show runs - Liverpool's Echo Arena, Brighton Centre and Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena and Capital FM Arena in Nottingham both hosted the tour for two performances each.

The No. 2 ranking on Hot Tours belongs to The Pop Festival with $13.5 million in concert grosses, continuing the multi-act nature of this week's chart. Colombian pop star Shakira headlines the list of artists on the South America-based tour that also includes Train and Ziggy Marley . With totals from six markets reported by promoter Evenpro/Water Brother, the highest-grossing venue was Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil. Ticket sales from the March 19 performance topped 7 million Brazilian reais ($4.2 million US$) with more than 45,000 in attendance at the city's largest outdoor soccer stadium.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 THE X FACTOR LIVE





$14,038,017
Feb. 19-March 31
LG Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (4/0)
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (2/0)
Wembley Arena, London (4/0)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (3/0)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (4/0)
Brighton Centre, Brighton, U.K. (3/3)
O2 Arena, London (3/3)
Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, U.K. (2/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (3/0)
Aberdeen Press & Journal Arena, Aberdeen, U.K. (5/0)
284,393 (292,378)
2 THE POP FESTIVAL: SHAKIRA, TRAIN & OTHERS






$13,516,890
March 12-27
Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia (1/0)
Centro de Eventos Fiergs, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasília, Brazil (1/0)
Estadio Fútbal Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela (1/0)
115,550 (137,700)
3 LADY GAGA





$10,048,886
March 22-31
Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)
Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento (1/1)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/1)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
Viejas Arena, San Diego (1/1)
Honda Center, Anaheim (1/1)
96,047 (96,047)
4 USHER





$9,269,660
March 2-29
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (2/0)
Acer Arena, Sydney (4/0)
87,040 (91,960)
5 IRON MAIDEN





$6,810,800
March 20-30
Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia (1/0)
Estadio Universidad San Marcos, Lima, Peru (1/0)
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro (1/0)
Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasília, Brazil (1/0)
82,571 (106,400)
6 BOYZONE





$5,928,487
Feb. 21-March 13
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/0)
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (3/0)
Wembley Arena, London (1/0)
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
LG Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
Brighton Centre, Brighton, U.K. (2/2)
O2 Arena, London (1/0)
Aberdeen Press & Journal Arena, Aberdeen, U.K. (2/0)
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, U.K. (2/0)
106,060 (113,113)
7 RICKY MARTIN





$3,908,348
March 25-28
Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (4/0)
53,953 (54,081)
8 KYLIE MINOGUE





$3,410,570
March 19-30
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (2/0)
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, U.K. (3/0)
39,073 (43,561)
9 Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks






$1,496,710
March 4
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/1)
11,162 (11,162)
10 FURTHUR






$2,478,626
March 10-April 3
Best Buy Theater, New York (5/5)
Patriot Center, Fairfax, Va. (1/0)
Radio City Music Hall, New York (3/3)
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh (1/0)
Fox Theatre, Atlanta (1/1)
42,533 (45,621)