Photos: Tom Petty Rules Madison Sq. Garden
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Madison Square Garden.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers take the top spot on the Hot Tours chart with a box office gross of $17.3 million reported from a portion of the band's Mojo Tour that began in early June and wrapped on Oct. 7. The tour played amphitheaters and arenas throughout North America grossing more than $44 million overall during the entire four-month stretch, This week's chart includes performances from the last half of the tour, beginning with the Aug. 12 concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Among these reported dates, the top grosser came from the Boston area with two shows at the 19,900-seat outdoor amphitheater, Comcast Center, located in Mansfield. Attendance was 36,172 for both nights (Aug. 19, 21) with ticket sales topping $2 million.

Metallica ranks second on the Hot Tours list with more than $6.1 million in ticket sales from three sellouts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Oct. 16, 18-19). The arena was one of five Australian venues booked during the final leg of the heavy metal band's World Magnetic Tour that originally kicked-off in 2008. 42,603 total tickets were sold at the Brisbane arena for the three nights. Support acts were Lamb of God and Baroness.

Charting in at the No. 3 position this week is country superstar duo Brooks & Dunn with $5.8 million in reported concert grosses from their final 12 dates on the Last Rodeo Tour. The tour grossed $24.9 million overall this year, playing to over 600,000 fans since its start in April. The final performance for the duo came in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 2.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
$17,356,433
Aug. 12-Oct. 7
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/1)
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
Comcast Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/0)
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. (2/0)
Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (1/0)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (1/1)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte (1/0)
Superpages.com Center, Dallas (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/1)
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix, Ariz. (1/0)
287,956 (336,603)
2
METALLICA
$6,135,710
Oct. 16-19
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (3/3)
42,603 (42,603)
3
BROOKS & DUNN
$5,831,003
Aug. 7-Sept. 2
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/0)
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
Comcast Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/0)
Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach (1/0)
Ford Center, Oklahoma City (1/0)
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (1/0)
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/0)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
151,253 (207,445)
4
JUSTIN BIEBER
$2,065,840
Oct. 19-24
Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/1)
36,879 (36,879)
5
RASCAL FLATTS
$1,671,025
Oct. 15-17
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, Calif. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/0)
43,185 (57,000)
6
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
$1,535,001
Oct. 19-23
INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/1)
Ford Center, Oklahoma City (1/0)
FedExForum, Memphis (1/1)
Mobile Civic Center, Mobile, Ala. (1/0)
31,678 (33,186)
7
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR
$1,295,218
Oct. 19-24
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/0)
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit (1/0)
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/0)
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)
Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
24,804 (31,068)
8
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT LIVE
$995,208
Oct. 1-13
Paramount Theatre, Oakland (1/0)
Reno Events Center, Reno, Nev. (1/0)
Dodge Theatre, Phoenix (1/0)
NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles (1/0)
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (1/0)
San Diego Civic Theatre, San Diego (1/0)
Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)
16,693 (23,131)
9
GORILLAZ
$819,241
Oct. 6-22
Agganis Arena, Boston (1/1)
Frank Erwin Center, Austin (1/0)
11,077 (11,362)
10
PARAMORE
$708,259
Oct. 15
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/0)
9,246 (10,000)