Bieber Tops Hot Tours with 113k Sold, $12.2 Million in Sales

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is No. 1 on Billboard’s weekly slate of Hot Tours based on revenue from the Latin American leg of his Believe tour that covered 12 countries during a four-week trek. Five concerts were reported this week, four of which were stadium shows. With more than 113,000 sold tickets, sales topped $12.2 million from cities in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile. The top gross and attendance counts came from Chile with a Nov. 12 performance in the largest stadium in the country, Estadio Nacional. Located in Santiago, the venue hosted a crowd of 48,000 to see the Canadian pop star along with Carly Rae Jepsen who provided support for the show.  Bieber also performed at the Santiago stadium during the My World tour, his first as a headliner in 2011.
 
Scoring a second-place Hot Tours ranking is Justin Timberlake with the first box office stats reported from his 20/20 Experience world tour that launched on Nov. 6 in the New York City metropolitan area.  Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was the site of the opening concert that drew a sellout crowd of 14,513.  During the tour’s first five days, the six-time Grammy winner followed the Brooklyn concert with shows in four more northeastern U.S. cities, selling out each performance.  Revenue topped $6.7 million from a combined total of 57,617 sold seats at all four venues. The 21,000-seat Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. saw the most traffic with a total of 16,110 fans in attendance for a Nov. 9 performance. JT’s world tour continues its 22-city opening trek through U.S. cities through Dec. 19 before closing down for the holiday season. The 2014 schedule kicks off on Jan. 13 in Canada.
 
Now in the final days of his fall swing through 38 U.S. cities, Michael Bublé earns this week’s No. 3 ranking with a box office gross of $6.1 million from arenas in seven western U.S. cities.  Produced by New Orleans-based Beaver Productions, the North American leg of the Canadian singer’s To Be Loved tour has now passed the $30 million mark in ticket sales.  Since beginning on Sept. 7 in Chicago, more than 366,000 fans have attended concerts in 35 U.S. markets. The fall leg of the tour is set to wrap on Nov. 30 in Oakland, but Bublé will hit the road again in January, kicking off a European leg that runs through March.