Photos: The Stars Ring in 2010
Recording artists apl.de.ap, will.i.am, Fergie and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas perform onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010 at Aria Resort & Casino at the City Center on December 31, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty

Continuing the North American leg of its E.N.D. World Tour, pop/hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas tops the Hot Tours rankings for the second time this year with totals reported from 11 arenas. A total of $8.8 million was the combined gross for these venues which brings the overall tour tally to $23 million since it kicked off last fall. Major markets New York, Philadelphia and Boston were represented in this batch of totals, as well as smaller markets such as Hampton, Va., Lexington, Ky. and Raleigh, N.C. All of the markets produced sellout crowds for the tour with New York's Madison Square Garden filling the most seats: 15,595 on Feb. 24.

Grammy-winner John Mayer has ranked among the Hot Tours five times during the past six weeks, and this most-recent appearance marks his second time in the No. 2 slot. Playing arenas in the U.S. and Canada since early-February, his concert grosses now surpass $13 million from the 23 shows that have been reported thus far in 2010. Among the six dates submitted during the past week, Toronto's Air Canada Centre produced the top numbers: 14,966 in attendance for a sold out performance on Feb. 14 and ticket sales of $1.2 million (Canadian $). The top-grossing U.S. venue was the American Airlines Center in Dallas with $754,395 at the box office and 12,131 fans in the house.

Two more stops on Billy Joel and Elton John's co-headlining tour land the legendary duo on the Hot Tours chart this week in the No. 3 position. Sold out performances at two upstate New York venues brought in over $3.4 million at the box office. Buffalo's HSBC Arena (March 9) and Albany's Times Union Center (March 11) sold a combined total of 31,565 tickets.

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé ranks fourth this week on the Hot Tours list based on ticket sales data from three arenas reported by New Orleans promoter Beaver Productions. The capacity size varied at all three venues - 8,950 at Pittsburgh's Petersen Events Center (March 17), 10,063 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. (March 19) and the largest crowd of 13,190 at Madison Square Garden (March 20), but all three shows were sellouts.

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

BLACK EYED PEAS
$8,850,734
Feb. 17-March 4
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/1)
RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/1)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va. (1/1)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/1)
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh (1/1)
139,979 (139,979)
2
JOHN MAYER
$4,154,518
Feb. 14-March 19
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa (1/0)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
Frank Erwin Center, Austin (1/1)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
FedExForum, Memphis (1/0)
64,333 (67,512)
3

BILLY JOEL & ELTON JOHN
$3,448,357
March 9-11
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (1/1)
31,565 (31,565)
4
MICHAEL BUBLÉ
$2,958,842
March 17-20
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)
DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. (1/1)
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
32,203 (32,203)
5

JAY-Z
$2,860,479
March 5-7
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (1/1)
Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Va. (1/1)
31,405 (31,405)
6

THREE DAYS GRACE & BREAKING BENJAMIN
$2,697,311
Feb. 13-March 5
Paul E. Tsongas Arena, Lowell, Mass. (1/1)
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine (1/1)
Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/0)
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/0)
James Brown Arena, Augusta, Ga. (1/0)
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/0)
Germain Arena, Estero, Fla. (1/0)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/0)
Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Fla. (1/1)
River Center Arena, Baton Rouge, La. (1/0)
CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, La. (1/0)
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
71,250 (95,417)
7

ERIC CLAPTON & JEFF BECK
$2,161,280
Feb. 21
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
15,204 (15,204)
8

MUSE
$1,974,030
March 10-15
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
United Center, Chicago (1/1)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
39,823 (40,482)
9

METALLICA
$1,792,301
14-Mar
Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/1)
17,286 (17,286)
10
GUNS N' ROSES
$1,677,431
Jan. 24-31
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario (1/0)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/0)
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa (1/0)
22,505 (29,200)

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