Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band Play Record Four-Hour Show
Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band Play Record Four-Hour Show

Bruce Springsteen scores a No. 1 ranking on Hot Tours with $19.4 million in ticket sales reported from six cities on his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. Included are the first five markets on the European leg that kicked off in Sevilla, Spain on May 13 with 22,045 in attendance at Estadio Olímpico. This marked a return visit for Springsteen who also played the stadium three years ago during the Working on a Dream Tour. A concert in the Canary Islands followed on May 15 with a crowd of 23,908 at Estadio de Gran Canaria, a 31,000-seat outdoor soccer stadium in the city of Las Palmas. After two shows at Barcelona's Estadio Olímpico on May 17 and 18, The Boss played two sold out concerts in Germany - a performance at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt on May 25 and one show in Cologne at RheinEnergieStadion on the 27th. At both stadiums, attendance was just over 40,000.

Prince is second on this week's Hot Tours chart with box office grosses reported from two concerts in Brisbane, Australia during his three-city Welcome 2 Australia Tour. The first show at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre was on May 18 and a second performance occurred on May 26. Combined attendance for both nights was 17,798 with an overall gross total of $3.2 million. He also played multiple performances in Melbourne and Sydney during May.

Operatic vocal group Il Divo earns the No. 4 ranking with the first North American totals reported from its 2012 concert tour in support of the album Wicked Game, released last November. Windsor, Ontario was the first city on the North American leg that kicked off on May 18 with a sold out performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor. Concerts followed in four other Canadian markets - Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax, Nova Scotia - generating $2.3 million from 24,563 sold tickets at five concerts. The quartet will remain on the road in the U.S. and Canada throughout the summer.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
$19,415,104
May 2-27
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
Estadio Olímpico, Sevilla, Spain (1/0)
Estadio de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Canary Islands (1/0)
Estadio Olímpico Lluís Companys, Barcelona (2/1)
Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt (1/1)
RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany (1/1)
222,953 (244,355)
2 PRINCE
$3,212,670
May 18-26
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/0)
17,798 (20,036)
3 ROGER WATERS

$2,485,892
May 3-22
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
Rose Garden, Portland (1/1)
22,190 (22,505)
4 IL DIVO
$2,323,828
May 18-24
The Colosseum at Caesars, Windsor, Ontario (1/1)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/0)
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario (1/0)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/0)
24,563 (30,714)
5 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
$1,544,392
May 25-28
Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/0)
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
27,418 (28,187)
6 JOHN FOGERTY

$1,124,420
April 5
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
8,543 (8,802)
7 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S MICHAEL JACKSON TOUR

$1,094,039
May 22-25
Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (1/0)
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati (1/0)
11,506 (17,886)
8 MIRANDA LAMBERT
$938,627
May 18-19
Landers Center, Southaven, Miss. (1/0)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
21,069 (21,497)
9 DAVID GARRETT
$890,636
April 12
O2 World, Hamburg (1/0)
10,661 (11,942)
10 THE BEACH BOYS
$742,131
May 21-22
Chicago Theatre, Chicago (2/2)
6,643 (6,643)

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