Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Lady Gaga

Rock legend Roger Waters earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours chart with box office grosses reported from Latin American performances in March and April as well as shows in the U.S. and Canada during May. The trek through Latin America generated $78.9 million in ticket revenue from 17 performances in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Santiago was the first city on the schedule when The Wall Live Tour began its trek through South America at the beginning of March. Two performances at the Estadio Nacional in the Chilean capital city grossed more than 4.4 billion pesos ($9.2 million US$) with 93,926 tickets sold for both nights (March 2-3). In Argentina, a record-breaking nine-show run at Estadio River Plate in Buenos Aires produced $37.9 million in box office revenue (164.4 million pesos) and is the tour's top-grossing concert engagement since launching in September of 2010.

Two sold out stadium concerts in Mexico City on April 27-28 was The Wall Live Tour's final Latin American stop before playing the first U.S. venue on the final North American leg of the tour. The first show, at Houston's Toyota Center on May 1, kicked off a 15-show blitz through the U.S. and Canada during the month of May that brought in $27.5 million at the box office from 250,659 sold seats. All 15 shows were sellouts, including three stadium dates on the May itinerary. Waters played San Francisco's AT&T Park on May 11 as well as the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 19. Then on May 26, he performed in the Vancouver market with a sellout crowd in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium.

Country superstars Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw make their first appearance as co-headliners on the Hot Tours tally with the first box office totals reported from the Brothers of the Sun Tour that will be playing in U.S. stadiums through the end of August. The tour launched on June 2 at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium with a crowd of 48,443 in the house for the country music event that also featured Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Jake Owen in support slots. From the first four concerts on the tour schedule, ticket sales revenue was $16.5 million from 186,182 sold seats. Following the Tampa performance, the tour played the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on June 3 and then hit the Dallas and Kansas City markets the following weekend with shows at Cowboys Stadium on June 9 and Arrowhead Stadium the following evening.

Rank

Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ROGER WATERS
$106,464,750
March 2-June 1
Estadio Nacional, Santiago (2/0)
Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires (9/0)
Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (2/0)
Foro Sol, Mexico City (2/2)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/1)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
AT&T Park, San Francisco (1/1)
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/1)
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/1)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles (1/1)
Rose Garden, Portland (1/1)
KeyArena, Seattle (1/1)
B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver (1/1)
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (2/2)
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2/2)
1,043,425 (1,080,672)
2 KENNY CHESNEY & TIM McGRAW
$16,498,065
June 2-10
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa (1/0)
Georgia Dome, Atlanta (1/0)
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas (1/0)
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City (1/0)
186,182 (197,341)
3 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND

$15,279,297
May 30-June 10
Olympiastadion, Berlin (1/1)
Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastián, Spain (1/1)
Stadio San Siro, Milan (1/1)
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (1/1)
200,740 (200,740)
4 LADY GAGA
$14,593,337
May 17-31
Nangang World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan (2/2)
Mall of Asia Arena, Manila (2/2)
Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok (1/1)
Indoor Stadium, Singapore (3/3)
113,518 (113,518)
5 PAUL McCARTNEY
$8,854,510
May 5-8
Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/0)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (1/0)
80,266 (89,315)
6 PRINCE

$7,540,270
May 14-30
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (3/2)
42,086 (42,900)
7 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

$4,363,179
April 27-May 26
State Theatre, Minneapolis (1/1)
Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia (1/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/1)
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (1/0)
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/0)
Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
56,022 (57,417)
8 JUAN GABRIEL
$4,184,311
May 8-16
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (7/7)
65,252 (65,252)
9 JASON ALDEAN
$3,347,009
May 10-19
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/1)
i wireless Center, Moline, Ill. (1/1)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/1)
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, Ala. (1/1)
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (2/2)
81,826 (81,826)
10 NKOTBSB
$3,096,636
April 24-May 19
Manchester Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/1)
33,367 (43,270)

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