Returning to the concert stage is Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse who ranks No. 1 this week with over $7.1 million in ticket sales from the Summer Soul Festival tour in Brazil during January. The British singer headlined the brief concert tour that also included Kansas City native Janelle Monáe and soul singer Mayer Hawthorne on the bill. Reported by promoter Evenpro/Water Brother, the tour began on Jan. 8 with a crowd of 9,000 attending an outdoor performance at El Divino in Florianópolis in southern Brazil. Two days later Winehouse headlined two concerts in Rio de Janeiro at the 16,000-seat HSBC Arena with gross sales topping 4.1 million Brazilian reais ($2.4 million US$). Sellout crowds filled the Rio venue for both performances with a combined attendance total of 24,523 for both nights. Another festival tour date followed on Jan. 13 with just over 10,000 in attendance at Centro de Convenções, a convention center in the coastal city of Recife in the northeastern part of the country. The last show was on Jan. 15 in São Paulo at Arena Anhembi with 30,502 attending a sold out outdoor performance.

During October and November of 2010, veteran Canadian singer Leonard Cohen played a string of ten shows in Australia and New Zealand before closing out the year touring in North America. This week's Hot Tours chart includes totals from the last two appearances on his brief tour Down Under. The first date (Nov. 20) was an outdoor performance at Hanging Rock near Woodend, Victoria, 75km northwest of Melbourne. Hanging Rock, a volcanic rock formation, is a tourist destination in the region. The concert was a sellout, grossing more than $1.7 million with 14,483 fans in attendance. The last date on the Australian leg of the tour was on Nov. 24 at nib Stadium. The 20,000-seat soccer stadium in Perth drew 10,483 fans. Overall during the stretch through New Zealand and Australia last fall, Cohen grossed $16.5 million and sold 113,336 tickets during 14 concerts.

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



$7,193,170
Jan. 8-15
Summer Soul Festival, El Divino, Florianópolis, Brazil (1/0)
HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (2/2)
Summer Soul Festival, Centro de Convenções, Recife, Brazil (1/0)
Summer Soul Festival, Arena Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/1)
74,505 (75,225)
2 LEONARD COHEN



$3,358,500
Nov. 20-24
Hanging Rock, Woodend, Australia (1/1)
nib Stadium, Perth, Australia (1/0)
24,966 (29,483)
3 LINKIN PARK



$3,151,282
Jan. 20-31
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)
United Center, Chicago (1/1)
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
54,477 (54,477)
4 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS



$897,644
Jan. 29
Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/1)
13,320 (13,320)
5 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA



$879,178
Dec. 29
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (2/2)
17,142 (17,142)
6 KID ROCK



$876,616
Jan. 25-Feb. 1
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/0)
17,944 (21,219)
7 JERRY SEINFELD



$494,781
Jan. 7-8
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla. (3/3)
6,447 (6,447)
8 PAUL WELLER



$490,971
Feb. 3-4
Aberdeen Press & Journal Arena, Aberdeen, U.K. (1/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
9,499 (10,700)
9 MAROON 5



$471,532
Jan. 30
Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/0)
5,964 (6,725)
10 JIMMY BUFFETT



$467,758
Jan. 26
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (1/1)
3,298 (3,298)

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