Hot Tours: Lady Gaga, Usher, Heart

Hot Tours: Lady Gaga, Usher, Heart

Lady Gaga tops Hot Tours with box office totals arriving from the third North American leg of her Monster Ball Tour. Ticket sales topping $9.1 million were reported this week from six sold out concerts during the first 10 days of March. Two of the venues were in the Canadian province of Ontario including Toronto's Air Canada Centre which produced the top gross and attendance figures among the half-dozen arenas - $1.8 million and 16,488, respectively, on March 3. Scotiabank Place in Ottawa hosted the tour on March 6. The American venues were Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. (March 1), Boston's TD Garden (March 8) and the Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus (March 10). The top grosser among the U.S. arenas was HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. with ticket sales of $1.58 million from the March 4 performance.

The 23,000-seat O2 Arena in London reported its 2011 year-to-date box office totals during the past week catapulting five touring artists to a spot on the Hot Tours tally. Taking the No. 2 spot behind Lady Gaga is Usher with a total gross of £2.8 million ($4.6 million US$) from his five shows in London on Feb. 2-3, 17-18 and 21. British boy band JLS ranks sixth based on a two-show gross total of £917,355 ($1.4 million US$) from concerts on Jan. 15-16, eclipsing the Irish pop group Westlife that lands in the No. 7 position in the rankings. Westlife's two concerts were on March 11-12. The final two tours with concerts at O2 Arena are English comedian Russell Howard ranking No. 9 based on totals from his performances on Feb. 19-20 and Roxy Music at No. 10 from a Feb. 7 show.

Veteran rock band Heart takes the No. 3 spot on the Hot Tours chart with totals reported from February arena and theater dates in Canada. Ticket sales topped $3.4 million from the 18 shows reported. A total of 49,132 tickets were sold during the February trek that wrapped on the 26th in Vancouver.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 LADY GAGA
$9,105,481
March 1-10
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa (1/1)
TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
85,832 (85,832)
2 USHER
$4,656,200
Feb. 2-21
O2 Arena, London (1/0)
69,761 (70,260)
3 HEART
$3,438,067
Feb. 1-26
Civic Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (1/0)
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick (1/0)
Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/1)
Place Des Arts, Montreal (1/0)
Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa (1/0)
Centre in the Square, Kitchener, Ontario (1/0)
Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario (1/0)
Massey Hall, Toronto (1/0)
K-Rock Centre, Kingston, Ontario (1/1)
Sudbury Arena, Sudbury, Ontario (1/0)
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/0)
TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/0)
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton (1/0)
Canada Games Arena, Grande Prairie, Alberta (1/0)
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary (1/0)
CN Centre, Prince George, British Columbia (1/0)
Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia (1/1)
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver (1/0)
49,132 (58,000)
4 RIHANNA
$2,929,180
March 4-5
Acer Arena, Sidney (2/2)
22,406 (22,406)
5 ALAN JACKSON
$1,769,420
March 7
Acer Arena, Sydney (1/1)
12,667 (12,667)
6 JLS
$1,453,830
Jan. 15-16
O2 Arena, London (2/0)
28,654 (31,140)
7 WESTLIFE
$1,420,080
March 11-12
O2 Arena, London (2/0)
21,128 (25,000)
8 JANET JACKSON
$1,350,916
March 7-9
Chicago Theatre, Chicago (3/3)
10,403 (10,403)
9 RUSSELL HOWARD
$1,248,540
Feb. 19-20
O2 Arena, London (2/0)
30,830 (31,432)
10 ROXY MUSIC
$1,214,640
Feb. 7
O2 Arena, London (1/0)
12,370 (13,487)