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Topping this week's Hot Tours tally is Grammy-winning group Black Eyed Peas with reported box office totals from seven U.S. dates on the band's E.N.D. World Tour. Promoted by Concerts West/AEG Live, the tour's 2010 schedule kicked off in Atlanta at Philips Arena on Feb. 4, followed by stops in Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Nashville, Birmingham and Columbus. Grosses from these U.S. markets total just over $5 million, but more than $13.5 million in ticket sales have been reported since the tour began last fall.

Australian markets are well represented among this week's Hot Tours with box office stats reported from eight venues down under. Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena was the top-grossing Aussie venue hosting four tours that rank among the week's top 10. Cliff Richard & The Shadows' 50th anniversary reunion tour ranks at No. 2, Rob Thomas at No. 5, The Motown Event, featuring veteran R&B acts such as The Four Tops, The Temptations, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves & The Others, at No. 6 and country star Taylor Swift at No. 8.

Other Australian venues contributing box office totals this week include the 13,500-seat Brisbane Entertainment Centre which also hosted Cliff Richard, Rob Thomas and the Motown Event. The Sydney Entertainment Centre brought in two of those tours (Cliff Richard and Motown) and Acer Arena in Sydney had a Rob Thomas performance.

Australian dates were also part of Dutch DJ Tiësto's schedule, and totals from four venues place him in the No. 3 spot on the week's Hot Tours list. He played Melbourne's Hisense Arena, Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Brisbane's outdoor concert venue Riverstage and the Metro City club in Perth. A total of nine performances at those four venues grossed $3.7 million (US$).

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

BLACK EYED PEAS
$5,096,867
Feb. 4-16
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)
Sommet Center, Nashville (1/1)
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Ala. (1/1)
Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
86,303 (86,303)
2

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS
$4,217,080
Feb. 13-21
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/1)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/0)
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/1)
41,080 (42,475)
3

TIËSTO
$3,744,192
Jan. 29-Feb. 12
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (2/2)
Riverstage, Brisbane (1/0)
Hisense Arena, Melbourne (3/2)
Metro City, Perth (3/0)
42,814 (49,286)
4
BILLY JOEL & ELTON JOHN
$3,669,632
Feb. 10-22
Rose Garden, Portland (1/1)
Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
30,910 (30,910)
5
ROB THOMAS
$2,768,552
Feb. 5-17
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/0)
Acer Arena, Sydney (1/0)
25,748 (27,271)
6
THE MOTOWN EVENT
$2,060,039
Feb. 16-23
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/0)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/0)
20,306 (24,541)
7

JOHN MAYER
$1,923,429
Feb. 5-17
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C. (1/1)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
34,701 (34,701)
8

TAYLOR SWIFT
$1,627,510
Feb. 10-11
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/2)
23,493 (23,493)
9

RICARDO ARJONA
$1,511,893
Feb. 13-14
Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (2/2)
27,441 (27,441)
10
IL DIVO
$1,247,627
Dec. 11-18
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto (1/1)
Beacon Theatre, New York (3/0)
Citi Wang Theatre, Boston (1/0)
12,347 (14,145)

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