Hot Tours: James Taylor & Carole King, Michael Bublé, Westlife
Musician James Taylor and Carole King perform onstage at the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring James Taylor at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. Getty

The Troubadour Reunion Tour, starring co-headliners James Taylor and Carole King, is this week's top-grossing tour with more than $23 million in box office grosses reported from 13 venues. All were arenas except for the Hollywood Bowl where the veteran entertainers played to 51,168 fans during three performances (May 13-15). The $3.5 million in sold tickets at the Los Angeles amphitheater is the tour's top reported gross since its March 26 kick-off in Australia. Two shows at Boston's TD Garden also surpassed the $3 million mark in ticket sales. The 19,600-seat arena hosted the tour for two nights (June 19-20) with a combined attendance of 30,851 from both shows. Other venues with two-show stints were Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (June 8, 23), Philadelphia's Wachovia Center (June 10, 22) and the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (June 12-13).

Michael Bublé ranks No. 2 this week based on reported ticket sales totals from venues in two continents during May and June. At Sheffield Arena on May 6 the Canadian singer began a six-market run through the U.K. that produced £3.4 million in sold tickets. The top attendance came from the Manchester Evening News Arena with a crowd of 14,042 for one performance on May 9. Promoted by Live Nation, the brief trek was the Crazy Love Tour's first U.K. leg, but it is scheduled to return to Europe in September and October following a North American summer schedule. Also reported during the past week were totals from four June performances in the U.S. promoted by New Orleans-based Beaver Productions. Sellout crowds were reported at arenas in Tulsa, St. Louis, Kansas City and Omaha. His best totals came from the Sprint Center in Kansas City (June 26) with over $1 million in gross revenue from 12,905 sold tickets.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1

JAMES TAYLOR & CAROLE KING
$23,164,335
May 7-June 26
Rose Garden, Portland (1/0)
KeyArena, Seattle (1/0)
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (3/0)
Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/0)
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (2/1)
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia (2/1)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (2/1)
TD Garden, Boston (2/0)
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/0)
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh (1/1)
268,926 (290,482)
2

MICHAEL BUBLÉ
$8,638,840
May 6-June 27
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
S.E.C.C., Glasgow, U.K. (1/1)
M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/1)
LG Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/1)
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/1)
111,106 (112,248)
3

WESTLIFE
$6,997,686
May 6-31
Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (2/0)
LG Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (2/0)
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (3/1)
S.E.C.C., Glasgow, U.K. (3/0)
M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, U.K. (2/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
126,167 (140,931)
4
RIHANNA
$3,747,434
May 7-17
LG Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
60,539 (68,674)
5

CHER
$3,280,525
June 15-27
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (8/0)
27,551 (33,225)
6

AEROSMITH
$1,812,340
June 15
O2 Arena, London (1/0)
12,963 (15,417)
7

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
$1,715,298
June 22-23
Huntington Park, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)
29,785 (29,785)
8

AVENTURA
$1,713,813
June 17-23
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/0)
Stockton Arena, Stockton, Calif. (1/0)
Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
Honda Center, Anaheim (1/1)
25,752 (32,131)
9

MAXWELL & JILL SCOTT
$1,421,196
June 18
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
11,832 (13,006)
10

MARK KNOPFLER
$1,412,920
May 30-June 4
Royal Albert Hall, London (6/6)
25,320 (25,320)