Hot Tours: Brad Paisley, Guns N' Roses, Tiesto, Nick Jonas

Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Brad Paisley tops the latest Hot Tours rankings with $2.2 million in box office grosses from his American Saturday Night Tour, currently on the road in the U.S. All four shows reported during the past week were sellouts with Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena producing the top attendance and gross totals. The Jan. 22 event in the Buckeye State's capital city grossed $741,696 with 13,328 tickets sold. Miranda Lambert and Justin Moore have been providing support for the tour's 2010 leg that kicked off on Jan. 7 in San Antonio.

Landing at No. 2 on the Hot Tours tally is veteran metal band Guns N' Roses. The band began the year with a trek through Canada that included the three arenas reporting totals during the past week. The Bell Centre in Montreal (Jan. 27) drew the largest crowd of the three with over 10,000 fans in attendance. The MTS Centre in Winnipeg (Jan. 13) and Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City (Feb. 1) also hosted the band on this leg of the tour. Upcoming tour dates for the group include stops in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

Tiësto makes his second appearance of the year on the Hot Tours list, with a No. 3 ranking for the week. Performances in four Mexican venues produced over $1.2 million (US$) in ticket sales for the Dutch DJ. The largest crowd (14,100) was at the Hipódromo de las Américas, an outdoor horseracing track in Mexico City. The Jan. 22 event grossed 8,561,006 pesos (US$669,807).

The first concert totals are in for Nick Jonas & the Administration's Who I Am Tour that began on Jan. 2 at the House of Blues in Dallas. Reported totals from eight venues place the band fifth among the Hot Tours of the week. Formed as a side project for Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, the group has been playing theaters and clubs on its early 2010 tour.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1
BRAD PAISLEY
$2,211,830
Jan. 21-24
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/1)
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Ill. (1/1)
39,659 (39,659)
2
GUNS N' ROSES
$1,596,398
Jan. 13-Feb. 1
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/0)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City (1/0)
21,942 (26,952)
3

TIËSTO
$1,297,915
Jan. 19-23
Expochihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico (1/0)
Centro de Espectáculos Sheriff, León, Mexico (1/1)
Hipódromo de las Américas, Mexico City (1/0)
Foro Alterno, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/1)
28,882 (29,700)
4
BLUE RODEO
$1,158,418
Jan. 5-30
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary (2/2)
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton (2/0)
Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia (1/0)
Eric Harvie Theatre, Banff, Alberta (1/1)
Enmax Centrium, Red Deer, Alberta (1/0)
Enmax Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta (1/0)
TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/0)
Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland (1/1)
27,065 (30,450)
5
NICK JONAS & THE ADMINISTRATION
$1,065,479
Jan. 2-21
House of Blues, Dallas (2/2)
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville (1/1)
Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
Beacon Theatre, New York (1/1)
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pa. (2/2)
Fox Theatre, Detroit (1/1)
Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Ill. (1/0)
State Theatre, Minneapolis (1/1)
27,249 (27,351)
6
THREE DAYS GRACE
$898,945
Jan. 6-16
Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia (1/0)
Prospera Place, Kelowna, British Columbia (1/0)
CN Centre, Prince George, British Columbia (1/0)
EnCana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, British Columbia (1/0)
General Motors Place, Vancouver (1/0)
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit (1/0)
27,427 (37,747)
7
LUIS FONSI
$676,165
Jan. 29
Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey (1/1)
13,291 (13,291)
8
JIM GAFFIGAN
$630,896
Jan. 29-31
Chicago Theatre, Chicago (4/4)
13,866 (13,866)
9
LADY GAGA
$610,177
Jan. 8-10
Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Ill. (3/0)
12,712 (13,032)
10
TEGAN AND SARA
$573,524
Jan. 5-15
Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver (2/2)
Community Theatre, Kelowna, British Columbia (1/1)
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary (2/2)
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton (2/2)
TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2/2)
21,060 (21,060)