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Dave Matthews Band takes the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with revenue reported from its summertime tour through North American outdoor concert venues. Kicking off in Birmingham, Ala. in April, the 22-week tour included 34 amphitheaters and two stadiums, wrapping on Sept. 8 in the San Francisco Bay area. With an overall tour gross topping $40 million, more than 712,000 tickets were sold at 47 performances. The tour featured numerous artists as show openers - typical for the band’s summer touring efforts. This year a total of 23 acts provided support on select dates. The top-grossing engagement was a three-day run at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington State on Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 1), the band’s traditional destination to close out the summer touring season. Total attendance for the weekend stand at the Gorge was 50,473. DMB is set to appear at the annual Farm Aid concert in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Sept. 21 and then finish the year with a handful of performances in South Africa and South America.

Phish ranks second on the weekly Hot Tours tally with $18 million in sales from 20 concerts on its summer trek through the U.S. and Canada that launched in early July. The jam band’s top gross came from the final market, Denver in a three-show Labor Day run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. With sales topping $3.7 million, the Aug. 30-Sept. 1 stand marked the band’s third consecutive year to work the holiday weekend at the Denver-area soccer stadium.

The final numbers are in from the summer leg of Bruno Mars’ Moonshine Jungle Tour (No. 3) that ran from June 22 through Sept. 1 in North America. Reported during the past week were stats from 12 performances, but adding the sales that came in throughout the summer, overall revenue from the tour totaled $41.5 million from 43 concerts in 40 venues. Mars will begin the European leg of his tour on Oct. 2 in Belfast and will remain on the continent through late November.

Singer/actress Ariana Grande makes her first appearance on Hot Tours at No. 9 with box office stats reported from club and theater dates in 10 North American cities. With sellouts at eight venues, a total of 21,001 tickets were sold. The top grosser was a sold out concert on Sept. 9 at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles with 2,351 fans in attendance.

 

RankACT

Total Gross

Show Dates

Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)

Total Attendance (Capacity)

 

1 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

$40,225,978

April 6-Sept. 8

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, Ala. (1/1)

Snowden Grove Amphitheater, Southaven, Miss. (1/1)

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/0)

Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas (1/0)

Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin (1/0)

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (2/0)

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)

Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa. (1/0)

First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/0)

Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)

Comcast Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (2/0)

Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. (2/0)

Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (2/1)

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (2/0)

Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J. (2/0)

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y. (1/0)

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)

Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wis. (2/0)

DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)

Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/1)

Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (1/0)

MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/0)

Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (2/1)

Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala. (1/1)

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte (1/0)

Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/0)

Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo. (2/0)

USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)

The Gorge, George, Wash. (3/0)

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (1/1)

Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/1)

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)

712,088 (957,217)

 

2 PHISH

$18,015,930

July 3-Sept. 1

Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (1/0)

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (3/0)

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/0)

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)

Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. (2/1)

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, Ga. (2/0)

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago (3/1)

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)

The Gorge, George, Wash. (2/0)

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/1)

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo. (3/2)

365,052 (418,591)

 

3 BRUNO MARS

$13,050,074

June 24-Aug. 30

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)

TD Garden, Boston (1/1)

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/1)

Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)

Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)

United Center, Chicago (1/1)

Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)

Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)

American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)

Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)

Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)

American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)

179,103 (179,103)

 

4 MICHAEL BUBLÉ

$3,318,628

Sept. 11-15

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/1)

Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/0)

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/0)

43,502 (43,890)

 

5 RASCAL FLATTS

$1,560,620

Sept. 12-14

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix (1/0)

Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/1)

44,808 (56,011)

 

6 EMMANUEL & MIJARES

$1,245,729

Sept. 6-7

Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)

18,630 (19,170)

 

7 BLAKE SHELTON

$1,231,102

Sept. 12-14

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/0)

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)

28,911 (29,824)

 

8 FUN.

$977,415

Aug. 27-Sept. 8

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (1/1)

Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (2/2)

22,095 (22,095)

 

9 ARIANA GRANDE

$679,360

Aug. 13-Sept. 9

The Fillmore, Silver Spring, Md. (1/1)

Best Buy Theater, New York (1/1)

Electric Factory, Philadelphia (1/1)

Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, N.J. (1/1)

Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, Mass. (1/1)

Sound Academy, Toronto (1/1)

Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Mich. (1/1)

Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Ill. (1/0)

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City (1/0)

Club NOKIA, Los Angeles (1/1)

21,001 (21,870)

 

10 SASHA, BENNY Y ERIK

$635,203

Sept. 4-5

Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)

18,790 (19,150)

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