Billboard Touring Awards: Roger Waters, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen Win Big
Billboard Touring Awards: Roger Waters, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen Win Big

Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story, closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wrapped on July 21 in Canada, were reported during the past week, totaling $28.1 million from 247,671 sold seats. The Wall Live recently topped Billboard's mid-year touring chart.

Three of the venues reported were major league baseball stadiums: Boston's Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium in New York and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Boston performance was on July 1 with a crowd of 27,847 in attendance. Waters played two shows at Yankee Stadium with a combined attendance total of 62,188 for both July 6 and 7, and the Philadelphia date was on July 14 with ticket sales totaling 36,773. The final performance was an outdoor event on the Plains of Abraham, a historic battlefield in Quebec City. The last concert on July 21 drew more than 71,000 fans. The Wall Live Tour kicked off in Toronto on September 15, 2010, and overall ticket sales since the launch total $377.9 million. From 192 performances, the total number of tickets sold tops 3.3 million.

Bruce Springsteen is second on this week's Hot Tours chart with grosses reported from the last two dates on the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour. Two shows at Ullevi Stadion in Gothenburg, Sweden drew more than 131,000 fans on July 27 and 28 and grossed more than $11.9 million (US$), the tour's top gross so far. The European leg wrapped on July 31 in Finland with a sellout crowd of 43,534 in attendance at Helsinki's Olympiastadion. A second North American leg will begin on Aug. 14 with shows booked for two consecutive nights at Fenway Park in Boston. Stadium and arena dates are on the books through early December.

Landing at No. 9 among this week's 10 top-grossing tours is the GIGANT3S Tour featuring Latin music stars Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solís and Chayanne. An August 5 concert at Orlando's Amway Center is the first performance reported from the tour that kicked off two days earlier in Miami. Produced by Cardenas Marketing Network, the tour is set to play arenas in U.S. markets through mid-September.

Rank

Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ROGER WATERS
$28,127,450
July 1-21
Fenway Park, Boston (1/1)
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. (2/2)
PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/1)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia (1/1)
Plains of Abraham, Quebec City (1/0)
247,671 (251,650)
2 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
$15,957,166
July 27-31
Ullevi Stadion, Gothenburg, Sweden (2/2)
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (1/1)
175,140 (175,140)
3 MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

$3,003,624
July 31-Aug. 4
First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/0)
TD Garden, Boston (2/0)
27,285 (30,170)
4 BRAD PAISLEY
$2,574,508
July 25-28
California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles (1/1)
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, Calif. (1/0)
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/1)
Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (1/1)
56,106 (60,331)
5 IL DIVO
$2,391,440
July 27-Aug. 4
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary (1/0)
Rexall Place, Edmonton (1/0)
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/0)
MTS Centre, Winnipeg (1/0)
Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, Rosemont, Ill. (2/0)
33,567 (47,106)
6 AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE

$2,260,202
July 25-31
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/0)
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/0)
Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/0)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
The Cajundome, Lafayette, La. (1/1)
Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Miss. (1/1)
40,692 (44,661)
7 RASCAL FLATTS

$1,308,856
July 27-28
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/1)
41,692 (41,692)
8 ROD STEWART & STEVIE NICKS
$1,138,693
July 28
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)
11,466 (11,466)
9 GIGANT3S: MARC ANTHONY, MARCO ANTONIO SOLÍS, CHAYANNE
$753,958
Aug. 5
Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
6,671 (12,767)
10 KISS & MÖTLEY CRÜE
$672,485
Aug. 1
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)
6,050 (9,401)