Future Rock Hall of Famers: When Will Today's Stars Be Eligible?


Year of Eligibility: 2014

Belgian pop group Clouseau takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours rankings with box office totals reported from its nine-show engagement at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium during December. 2010 was the 10th consecutive year that the band played multiple concerts in the 20,000-seat arena at the end of the year. The 2010 run by the act, fronted by brothers Kris and Koen Wauters, was dubbed "De Laatste Ronde"(The Final Round) as it has decided to end its annual December concert appearances at the arena. The final run grossed over €3.8 million ($5.1 million US$) with 129,134 in attendance for all nine shows, eight of which were sellouts. Over the past 10 years, the band drew more than 1.7 million fans to its December concert series in Antwerp.

Landing in the No. 2 position on the Hot Tours chart is jam band Phish with over $5 million in box office grosses from five concerts that occurred at the end of December. The band played just two venues to close out the year, with the first stop the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. on Dec. 27-28, where attendance topped 25,000 for both nights in Worcester. Then on Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 1, the group played to a total of 55,710 fans at New York City's Madison Square Garden with ticket sales grosses topping $3.5 million for all three sold out shows.

Madison Square Garden also hosted legendary artist Prince during December for two performances on Dec. 18 and 29, part of a tour outing titled the "Welcome 2 America"tour. Sellout crowds filled the Manhattan arena for both nights, with a total of 36,452 tickets sold. The combined gross total of $3.9 million gives the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer the No. 3 ranking on this week's Hot Tours tally.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
Dec. 17-29
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (9/8)
129,134 (130,000)
Dec. 27-Jan. 1
DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. (2/0)
Madison Square Garden, New York (3/3)
81,034 (82,652)
Dec. 18-29
Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
36,452 (36,452)
Nov. 23-Dec. 10
Brighton Centre, Brighton, U.K. (2/2)
LG Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (1/1)
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, U.K. (1/1)
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)
Aberdeen Press & Journal Arena, Aberdeen, U.K. (1/0)
Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, U.K. (1/0)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/0)
Wembley Arena, London (1/0)
74,727 (77,350)
Nov. 13-Dec. 5
Opera House, Blackpool, U.K. (1/0)
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, U.K. (1/0)
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
St. David's Hall, Cardiff, U.K. (1/0)
Royal Albert Hall, London (1/0)
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, U.K. (1/1)
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, U.K. (1/0)
Colston Hall, Bristol, U.K. (1/0)
Brighton Dome, Brighton, U.K. (1/0)
City Hall, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
Manchester Apollo, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
21,481 (23,490)
Dec. 17-18
Chicago Theatre, Chicago (4/3)
14,156 (14,172)
Dec. 12
Amway Arena, Orlando (2/0)
16,585 (23,962)
Nov. 9-30
Music Hall, Aberdeen, U.K. (1/0)
City Hall, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
Caird Hall, Dundee, U.K. (1/1)
Hull City Hall, Hull, U.K. (1/0)
Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, U.K. (1/1)
Grand Opera House, York, U.K. (1/0)
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)
Winter Gardens, Margate, U.K. (1/0)
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, U.K. (1/1)
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
St. George's Hall, Bradford, U.K. (1/0)
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, U.K. (1/0)
Guildhall, Southampton, U.K. (1/0)
Colston Hall, Bristol, U.K. (1/0)
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, U.K. (1/0)
indigO2, London (1/0)
Regent Theatre, Ipswich, U.K. (1/0)
18,697 (22,322)
Dec. 1
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/0)
8,015 (10,100)
Dec. 31
Chicago Theatre, Chicago (2/2)
7,082 (7,082)