George Strait Stands Atop Hot Tours For Second Week

George Strait makes his third 2013 entry on the weekly Hot Tours tally taking the No. 1 slot for the second consecutive week.  With $2.6 million in ticket revenue from two venues added to the Cowboy Rides Away Tour's overall numbers since launch, the legendary country artist's farewell stint on the road has topped $8 million as of the beginning of February. 

Included in Strait’s totals are two arenas in California that hosted the tour for single sold out shows - Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena with 16,769 sold tickets on Jan. 31 and the Save Mart Center in Fresno with an attendance count of 14,718 on Feb. 1.

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli lands at second place among the week's ten top grossing tours with a concert performance in south Florida on Feb. 8.  Touring in 2013 in support of his recently-released album of love songs titled Passione, the famed opera singer kicked off his year of worldwide touring at the BB&T Center in the city of Sunrise, Florda, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale.  An appearance at the du World Music Festival on March 22 in Abu Dhabi is next on the calendar for Bocelli who will also perform at arenas in U.S. cities during June.

Rock groups Shinedown and Three Days Grace kicked off their co-headlining trek in early February with plans to perform at arenas in U.S. markets through the end of March.  Box office grosses from five arenas that hosted the tour in February were reported during the past week, beginning with a concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis on February 5.  With P.O.D. on board as opener, the tour played to more than 28,000 fans in the five markets included in the current tally.

Weekly .com Boxscores - Feb. 13, 2013

ACT
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

GEORGE STRAIT
$2,651,868
Jan. 31-Feb. 1
Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento (1/1)
Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/1)
31,487 (31,487)

ANDREA BOCELLI
$1,990,015
Feb. 8
BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/0)
11,920 (12,402)

SHINEDOWN & THREE DAYS GRACE
$1,100,054
Feb. 5-10
Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis. (1/0)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, W. Va. (1/1)
Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tenn. (1/1)
28,018 (36,010)

JIMMY BUFFETT
$879,625
Feb. 7
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/0)
10,127 (11,908)

ERIC CHURCH
$563,911
Dec. 13-14
North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C. (1/1)
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
13,840 (13,840)

BLUE RODEO
$277,210
Feb. 6-8
Budweiser Gardens, London (1/0)
Place des Arts, Montreal (1/1)
6,530 (6,722)

YURIDIA
$187,328
Feb. 2
Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico (1/0)
5,453 (6,632)

BRANTLEY GILBERT
$163,301
Feb. 8
The Corbin Arena, Corbin, Ky. (1/1)
5,662 (5,662)

JOHNNY MATHIS
$157,853
Jan. 14
Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (1/0)
2,358 (2,595)

RON WHITE
$125,280
Jan. 24
Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (1/0)
2,518 (2,573)

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