Hot Tours: Elton John & Billy Joel, Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses
Musicians Elton John and Billy Joel perform at the HP Pavilion on February 16, 2010 in San Jose, California. FilmMagic

Elton John & Billy Joel's Face 2 Face Tour ranks at the top of the latest Hot Tours tally based on two performances at Seattle's KeyArena on Feb. 3 and 6. The shows were make-up dates originally scheduled for last November but postponed due to John taking ill. Both concerts were sellouts with a combined total of $3.7 million in box office grosses. 27,605 fans attended the two sold out performances.

Veteran rock band Mötley Crüe is second among the current list of Hot Tours based on totals from its Dead of Winter Canadian Tour that played 10 cities during January and February. Totals from eight of those concerts were reported during the past week with an overall gross of $2.8 million ($3 million Canadian) earned at the box office. Of those eight shows, the top attendance came at Edmonton's Rexall Place, home arena for the NHL's Oilers. The Jan. 27 event produced over half-a-million Canadian dollars in gross ticket sales. The band's short Canadian trek follows a busy 2009 on the road beginning with last year's Saints of Los Angeles Tour in North America and Europe as well as the second consecutive summer Crüe Fest Tour that played July through September.

Guns N' Roses lands at No. 3 in the rankings based on box office totals from the Canadian leg of its Chinese Democracy World Tour. With six venues submitting totals during the most recent reporting period, combined grosses topped $2.6 million (over $2.7 million Canadian). The 17,500-seat arena Rexall Place in Edmonton produced the band's top gross and attendance on Jan. 17 just as it did for Mötley Crüe 10 days later.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL

$3,779,949
Feb. 3-6
KeyArena, Seattle (2/2)
27,605 (27,605)
2 MÖTLEY CRÜE

$2,843,519
Jan. 23-Feb. 5
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, British Columbia (1/0)
General Motors Place, Vancouver (1/0)
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary (1/0)
Rexall Place, Edmonton (1/0)
Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/0)
MTS Centre, Winnipeg (1/0)
Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City (1/0)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
41,795 (50,112)
3 GUNS N' ROSES

$2,681,795
Jan. 16-Feb. 4
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary (1/0)
Rexall Place, Edmonton (1/0)
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/0)
Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/0)
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick (1/0)
Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/0)
34,761 (44,380)
4
JEFF FOXWORTHY, BILL ENGVALL, LARRY THE CABLE GUY

$2,602,111
Jan. 29-Feb. 6
TD Garden, Boston (1/0)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/0)
44,183 (51,255)
5 THREE DAYS GRACE & BREAKING BENJAMIN

$2,463,160
Jan. 15-Feb. 2
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/0)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. (1/0)
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, Minn. (1/0)
La Crosse Center, La Crosse, Wis. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, Minn. (1/0)
Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, Ill. (1/0)
Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Neb. (1/0)
U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1/0)
Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Ind. (1/0)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/0)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/0)
Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, W. Va. (1/0)
65,391 (90,506)
6 JASON ALDEAN

$1,011,641
Jan. 22-Feb. 5
Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, S.C. (1/1)
Macon Coliseum, Macon, Ga. (1/1)
Salem Civic Center, Salem, Va. (1/1)
Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, N.C. (1/1)
32,780 (32,780)
7 JOHN MAYER

$967,779
Feb. 4-13
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/0)
John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario (1/0)
16,002 (18,121)
8 BLACK EYED PEAS

$915,689
Feb. 10
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/0)
14,748 (15,054)
9 MARIAH CAREY

$616,950
Feb. 1-4
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pa. (1/0)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
6,272 (7,866)
10 TAYLOR SWIFT

$555,396
Feb. 8
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia (1/1)
7,180 (7,180)

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