Hot Tours: Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Justin Bieber

PHISHYear of Eligibility: 2014

With ticket sales reported from the final dates of its 2010 Summer Tour, Phish takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours chart with a combined gross of $7.4 million from five markets. Following a month-long break after the first leg of the summer tour ended on July 4, the band's first venue on the August schedule was the Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. (Aug. 5-7) All three performances at the intimate 8,500-seat amphitheater on the campus of the University of California Berkeley were sellouts with 26,016 in attendance. The next stop was a two-night stint at Telluride (Colo.) Town Park (Aug. 9-10) with sold out crowds at both shows. The band followed those dates with two-performance runs at amphitheaters in Noblesville, Ind. and East Troy, Wis., wrapping the summer leg on Aug. 17-18 with two sold out concerts at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. Since its June 11 kick-off in Chicago, Phish has played a total of 29 performances during the Summer Tour. With total grosses surpassing $22.2 million, the band currently ranks among the 15 top-grossing tours of the year. More dates are scheduled for October following an Oct. 8 appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

With more than $4 million in box office grosses from six venues during August, the Dave Matthews Band earns this week's No. 2 ranking. The lone arena in the mix was the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan. that hosted the band on Aug. 14 with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears featured as the opening act. The five remaining venues were outdoor amphitheaters in California. Two were in the southern part of the state with Brett Dennen providing support - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista (San Diego market) on Aug. 20 and Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Aug. 21. The next three venues were in Northern California with Raphael Saadiq onboard as show opener. An Aug. 25 concert in Concord at the Sleep Train Pavilion was followed by an Aug. 27 show at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Marysville. The last California show on the itinerary occurred the following evening at Shoreline Amphitheatre in the San Francisco Bay area.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
Aug. 5-18
Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (3/3)
Telluride Town Park, Telluride, Colo. (2/2)
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (2/0)
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wis. (2/0)
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (2/2)
142,408 (183,865)
Aug. 14-28
INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/0)
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/0)
Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, Concord, Calif. (1/0)
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, Calif. (1/0)
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
71,345 (98,618)
Aug. 21-28
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario (1/1)
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa (1/1)
Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (1/1)
Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (1/1)
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
75,454 (75,454)
Aug. 24-28
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego (1/1)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
32,593 (32,593)
July 7
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/0)
12,748 (13,500)
July 23
Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
6,078 (8,019)
Aug. 24-25
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/0)
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (1/1)
9,326 (10,382)
July 8
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (1/1)
5,798 (5,798)
July 1-Aug. 9
Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/0)
8,556 (16,345)
July 23-31
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas (1/0)
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (1/0)
7,684 (11,877)