Veteran rock band Bon Jovi  tops the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year with box office totals reported from six dates of The Circle Tour. Adding the $9.7 million in ticket sales from these six performances, the tour's overall gross passes the $50 million mark since its mid-February kick-off. Among the cities represented this week, Tampa produced the largest crowd with 18,298 in attendance at St. Pete Times Forum for an April 17 sold-out event ($1.7 million gross). Atlanta generated the most revenue, though, with an April 15 sellout at Philips Arena. Box office receipts totaled $1,815,719 with 16,510 fans in the house.
The X Factor Live Tour ranks No. 2 based on totals from four-show runs in both Dublin and Belfast, reported by Irish concert promoter Aiken Promotions. The four sold-out shows at the O2 in Dublin produced a total of €1.3 million in box office grosses ($1.8 million US$). Show dates were March 16, 30 and 31, with a matinee performance occurring on the later date. The Belfast shows were also sellouts and took place on March 17, 18, 29 and April 1 at the Odyssey Arena. Finalists from The X Factor vocal competition have toured for the past six years since the television event debuted in the U.K. in 2004. This year's outing has grossed more than $20 million (US$) and currently ranks as one of the year's 10 top-grossing tours.
English rocker Peter Gabriel  charts in the No. 3 spot on the Hot Tours list with reported box office totals from two North American venues. Two shows at Montreal's Bell Centre (April 28-29) were sold-out events generating $1.6 million (Canadian $) in ticket sales revenue. A two-show run at Radio City Music Hall in New York grossed $1.3 million with 11,628 tickets sold over both nights. Playing just a handful of North American dates, the New Blood Tour features Gabriel backed by an orchestra and void of any drum or guitar accompaniment.
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
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Sovereign Center, Reading, Pa. (1/1)
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