Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.), a double-CD memento of the band's London shows in June, races straight to the top of European Top 100 Albums. The album will not be released
Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.), a double-CD memento of the band's London shows in June, races straight to the top of European Top 100 Albums. The album will not be released in the United States, and is only available in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The first official live album of the Chili Peppers' 21-year career, "Hyde Park" enters at No. 1 in the United Kingdom -- on sales of 63,000 units -- and in Switzerland. Its other Top 10 European debuts are No. 2 in Austria, No. 3 in Italy, No. 4 in Holland, No. 5 in Ireland and France and No. 8 in Germany. The three sellout Hyde Park shows on June 19, 20 and 25, sold 258,000 tickets and grossed $17,187,234, according to producer/promoter Clear Channel Entertainment U.K.
Maroon 5's "Songs About Jane" (J), now in its 17th week on Top 100 Albums, achieves its highest ranking to date, moving 8-5. That's thanks to climbs of 9-5 in Holland and 13-10 in the United Kingdom, where the album has sales of 400,000, according to BMG. It also holds at No. 3 in Finland. The group begins a 29-date European tour Oct. 4 in Cambridge, England; ticket demand in London has led to the addition of several shows there, bringing the total to six.
"Adios" (Regel23/SPV), the 16th album by German metal quartet Böhse Onkelz, opens at No. 1 in its home country and No. 4 in Switzerland. That's an exact repeat of the performance in those markets of its 2002 set "Dopamin" (Virgin). "Adios" opens at No. 6 on the aggregate chart. The group plays an open-air 15th anniversary concert tonight (Thursday) as part of the Wacken rock festival, 50km from Hamburg in the Schleswig-Holstein region, and starts a tour of Germany and Switzerland August 28.
New at No. 15 on Top 100 Albums is "Die Sommerfete" (Polydor) by Big Brother Allstars, a spinoff of the German version of the "Big Brother" reality TV series. It opens at No. 3 there.
Anglo-American-Swedish rock trio Placebo's fourth album "Sleeping With Ghosts" (on Delabel in France) reaches No. 1 in France, 16 months after release. Augmented earlier this year with a second CD of cover songs, the album climbs 51-1 in France following the group's live shows there, and has sales there of 550,000, according to the label. Placebo has a new hits collection, "Once More With Feeling," due in October.
O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Time/Vale) scores an eighth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, but has new competition from D-12's "How Come" (Interscope), up 37-3 after a No. 4 debut in the United Kingdom. New at No. 4 overall is the title theme from the new "Thunderbirds" movie by British boy band Busted. Twinned with the track "3 AM," it becomes the group's fourth local No. 1 with first-week sales of 70,000 units.