Just as they're in a heated battle for the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 200 with David Bowie, Bon Jovi takes the No. 1 ranking on the weekly Hot Tours chart with ticket sales totals reported from the first 14 cities on the Because We Can Tour that launched on Feb. 10 in Washington, D.C.  Of the 14 arenas, two hosted the band for two-night runs: Bell Centre in Montreal and Air Canada Centre in Toronto - both grossing more than $4 million in ticket sales revenue.  The top U.S. gross came on opening night at the Verizon Center in D.C. with revenue totaling just over $2 million from a sellout crowd of 16,876.  The total box office gross from all 16 sold out shows was more than $26.5 million.  

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Following the trek throughout North America this spring, the Because We Can Tour is set to play two dates in South Africa in May followed by a jaunt through Europe during May and June.  A string of U.S. stadium shows is on the books for July as well as a headlining appearance at Rio de Janeiro's seven-day music festival, Rock in Rio on September 20.  Bon Jovi's last tour was the Live 2011 Tour that grossed over $142 million playing arenas and stadiums in North America and Europe with over 1.5 million fans in attendance at 57 sold out shows.  

Latin music star Ricardo Arjona earns the second slot among the week's top 10 grossing tours with totals reported from the final leg of his Metamorfosis World Tour that began in January of last year and played U.S. and Latin American dates through mid-December. Arjona's totals for this week come from the final U.S. leg of the tour that began on February 7 in Fairfax, Va. at George Mason University's 10,400-seat Patriot Center.  Two days later, New York City's Madison Square Garden produced the top gross on the Guatemalan singer/songwriter's U.S. trek: $1.3 million from a sellout crowd of 11,905.  The final U.S. performance was in Miami at American Airlines Arena.  The March 9 concert drew 13,552 fans with ticket sales topping $1.2 million.

 

Weekly .com Boxscores - March 13, 2013

ACT

Total Gross

Show Dates

Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)

Total Attendance (Capacity)

 

1. BON JOVI

$26,530,704 

Feb. 10-March 10

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)

Bell Centre, Montreal (2/2)

Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/2)

Scotiabank Place, Ottawa (1/1)

CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)

Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/1)

First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)

Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)

Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa (1/1)

BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)

Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/1)

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (1/1)

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)

264,927 (264,927)

 

2. RICARDO ARJONA

$7,454,886 

Feb. 7-March 9

Patriot Center, Fairfax, Va. (1/1)

Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/0)

Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, Rosemont, Ill. (2/0)

Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)

Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)

Comerica Theatre, Phoenix (1/0)

Theatre at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (1/0)

NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles (2/2)

American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/0)

85,146 (90,743)

 

3. THE WHO

$6,920,203 

Feb. 14-26

BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)

Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)

Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario (1/0)

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/1)

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/0)

Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. (1/0)

Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (1/0)

75,301 (85,747)

 

4. MICHAEL JACKSON IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR-CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

$6,895,155 

Dec. 26-Feb. 24

Palacio de Deportes, Madrid (5/0)

Palaolimpico, Torino, Italy (2/0)

Mediolanum Forum, Milan (4/0)

83,399 (93,464)

 

5. CARRIE UNDERWOOD

$2,747,471 

Feb. 25-March 8

Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)

Stockton Arena, Stockton, Calif. (1/1)

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)

Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/1)

Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/1)

Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, N.M. (1/1)

47,422 (47,422)

 

6. NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE

$1,272,670 

March 10

Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/0)

9,987 (11,154)

 

7. MUSE

$1,142,968 

March 5-8

Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)

Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)

Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis (1/1)

20,180 (22,308)

 

8. ED SHEERAN

$1,051,780 

March 1

Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/1)

12,678 (12,678)

 

9. LINKIN PARK

$849,096 

Feb. 26

Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/0)

8,576 (11,226)

 

10. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

$825,196 

March 3

Arena VFG, Guadalajara (1/0)

12,374 (12,388)

 

 

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