Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is tops among the weekly tally of Hot Tours, leading the pack with $15.7 million in ticket sales revenue from 11 recent performances on her Red Tour. Included is the first stadium date on the North American tour leg that launched back in March. The performance was on May 4 in Detroit with a sellout crowd of 48,265 in attendance at Ford Field, home venue of the NFL’s Detroit Lions. The Red Tour is set to play nine more stadiums in the U.S. and Canada through August as well as four stadium dates in Australia in December.

Joining Swift on the Hot Tours chart this week are three other country music artists currently on the road in North American markets. Kenny Chesney lands at No. 3 in the rankings with grosses reported from five concerts on his No Shoes Nation Tour, including two stadium dates of his own: a May 4 event at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys on May 11. Carrie Underwood takes the sixth-place ranking with ten concerts reported from her Blown Away Tour, now in the homestretch and set to wrap its run of arena dates next week. Brad Paisley makes his inaugural 2013 appearance on Hot Tours at No. 9 with the first reported shows from his Beat This Summer Tour that kicked off on May 9 in St. Louis. Shows in the Indianapolis and Chicago markets followed, the first stops on a North American trek that is booked through the end of August.

Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen is second on this week’s tally with reported box office stats from 21 performances on his Old Ideas World Tour that launched last summer in Europe. This week’s gross and attendance totals come from concerts that occurred March 2 through April 28 in theaters and arenas in the U.S. and Canada. Among the mix was a two-show stint in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 6 and 7. Both performances were sellouts producing a combined ticket sales count of 11,515 with gross revenue topping $1.7 million. The top gross on the tour so far was $4.5 million (US$) from a four-show run in Dublin last September, and the top North American numbers come from Montreal’s Bell Centre with just over $2 million in ticket sales on November 28 and 29. Since the tour began in Belgium last August, overall gross revenue is $53.3 million from 524,467 sold tickets at 77 concerts.

Weekly .com Boxscores - May 15, 2013
Rank    ACT
    Total Gross
    Show Dates
    Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
    Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1    TAYLOR SWIFT
    $15,712,389
    April 18-May 12
    Philips Arena, Atlanta (2/2)
    Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)
    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (1/1)
    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/1)
    Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/1)
    Ford Field, Detroit (1/1)
    KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
    Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
    Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (2/2)
    190,749 (190,749)
   
2    LEONARD COHEN
    $9,505,604
    March 2-April 28
    Paramount Theatre, Oakland (2/2)
    Save-On-Foods Ctr., Victoria, British Columbia (1/1)
    Chicago Theatre, Chicago (1/1)
    Milwaukee Theatre, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/1)
    David A. Straz, Jr. Center, Tampa (1/1)
    James L. Knight Center, Miami (1/1)
    Fox Theatre, Atlanta (1/1)
    Orpheum Theatre, Memphis (1/1)
    Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans (1/1)
    Louisville Palace, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
    Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn. (1/1)
    Radio City Music Hall, New York (2/2)
    Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario (1/1)
    Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/1)
    Harbour Station, St. John, New Brunswick (1/1)
    Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick (1/1)
    Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland (1/1)
    MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
    Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/1)
    86,743 (86,743)
   
3    KENNY CHESNEY
    $8,906,203
    April 25-May 11
    Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
    Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/1)
    Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/0)
    Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. (1/1)
    Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas (1/0)
    125,306 (129,600)
   
4    THE CURE
    $8,048,614
    April 4-19
    HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
    Arena Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
    Jockey Club, Asunción, Paraguay (1/0)
    Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru (1/0)
    Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia (1/0)
    89,878 (110,000)
   
5    ELTON JOHN
    $7,671,630
    April 20-May 11
    The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (13/8)
    48,353 (50,460)
   
6    CARRIE UNDERWOOD
    $4,789,631
    April 16-May 2
    Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, S.C. (1/1)
    Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (1/1)
    James Brown Arena, Augusta, Ga. (1/1)
    Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
    Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
    Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio (1/1)
    Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, Texas (1/1)
    The Cajundome, Lafayette, La. (1/1)
    Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)
    U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Ill. (1/1)
    83,899 (83,899)
   
7    TOOL
    $3,621,840
    May 3-6
    Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/0)
    Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
    28,871 (35,338)
   
8    ALEJANDRO SANZ
    $2,272,246
    March 18-May 12
    Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
    Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
    Coliseo Cubierto El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia (1/0)
    Plaza Figali, Panama City, Panama (1/0)
    Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José, Costa Rica (1/0)
    Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/0)
    28,616 (46,274)
   
9    BRAD PAISLEY
    $2,084,672
    May 9-11
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
    Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/1)
    First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/0)
    64,300 (68,006)
   
10    MUSE
    $1,949,807
    April 23-26
    Bell Centre, Montreal (2/0)
    Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City (1/0)
    35,337 (36,815)