Jason Aldean & More Country Stars Top Hot Tours

Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean performs during his sold out 'Night Train Tour 2013' at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Blake Shelton & Rascal Flatts round out the top 3.

Country music dominates the first three slots on the weekly slate of Hot Tours based on ticket sales reported from summer treks by Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Rascal Flatts. The country headliners are all on the road in North American cities performing primarily in outdoor amphitheaters, but arena dates and stadium events are also included in the mix.

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Aldean leads the pack with more than $13 million in box office revenue from his Burn It Up tour, which kicked off at the beginning of May. His sales this week come from five stadium shows and one amphitheater date. The stadium concerts all occurred in home venues of Major League Baseball teams, beginning with the home ballpark of the Cleveland Indians, Progressive Field. The July 18 performance was a sellout with more than 40,000 fans in attendance to see Aldean along with tour openers Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Miranda Lambert also joined the tour for the Cleveland performance, as well as two other stadium shows on the schedule: Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park on July 19 and PNC Park in Pittsburgh on July 26. Rounding out the list was a July 25 concert in Washington, D.C., at Nationals Park and the final stadium show on Aug. 1 at Citizens Bank Park, the home field of the Philadelphia Phillies. Aldean's shed date in this week's tally was his Aug. 2 performance at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Conn., one of the largest outdoor amphitheaters in the U.S. The venue can accommodate as many as 30,000 people.

Taking the No. 2 slot is Shelton, with concerts at two venues in Canada and two in the U.S. The Canadian dates were sold-out arena performances in Saskatoon (July 22) and Edmonton (July 23) with local artist MacKenzie Porter providing support. Next Shelton took his Ten Times Crazier tour to New York City, playing Madison Square Garden on Aug. 1. Following opening sets by Dan + Shay, the Band Perry and Neal McCoy, the Country Music Association's reigning male vocalist of the year performed his string of hits for the sellout crowd of 14,014. The following evening he traveled to western New York, selling out an outdoor performance at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center. Only 17 shows remain on the schedule for the 2014 leg of Shelton's tour, which is booked in U.S. and Canadian markets through early October.

Rascal Flatts follow at No. 3 with sales reported from six shows on the group's summer tour in support of the album Rewind, released May 13. The tour followed the album release, kicking off May 16 with outdoor amphitheater dates booked for a North American jaunt that runs through Oct. 11. A handful of arena concerts and festival stops appear on the schedule, but the six shows in this tally were all shed dates. The Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, drew the largest crowd among the shows in this week's tally. The veteran country trio played to a sellout crowd of 19,445 in the Akron suburb on Aug. 1. The show produced a sales total of $704,447, the highest gross for a single performance since the group's Rewind tour began.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds score a No. 4 ranking on Hot Tours, with $2.5 million in ticket sales from their 2014 tour through North American markets. The 16-show outing during June and July marked the Australian rock band's second year of touring in support of the album Push the Sky Away, released in February of last year. The band toured extensively in 2013, performing in Australia, North America and Europe throughout the year. Cave will return to the road later this year with solo dates booked in Australia and New Zealand. He is set to perform in eight markets during November and December.

Weekly .com Boxscores - Aug. 13, 2014

Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

July 18-Aug. 2
Progressive Field, Cleveland (1/1)
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati (1/1)
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
PNC Park, Pittsburgh (1/0)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia (1/1)
XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
213,738 (218,986)

July 22-Aug. 2
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/1)
59,572 (59,572)

July 25-Aug. 3
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/0)
Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach (1/0)
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/1)
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (1/0)
93,606 (113,445)

June 16-July 31
Louisville Palace, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)
Milwaukee Theatre, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/0)
Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Denver (1/0)
Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles (2/0)
Paramount Theatre, Seattle (1/1)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles (1/1)
Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles (1/1)
Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater, Austin, Texas (1/1)
Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans (1/0)
DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/0)
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (1/0)
Masonic Temple, Detroit (1/0)
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto (1/1)
44,777 (48,155)

Aug. 5-9
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, Texas (2/0)
Toyota Center, Houston (2/0)
19,342 (26,450)

Aug. 6-9
Mud Island Amphitheatre, Memphis (1/1)
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/1)
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/1)
18,638 (18,638)

July 24-Aug. 2
Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyo. (1/0)
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif. (1/0)
27,825 (39,000)

July 26
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/0)
10,154 (10,937)

Aug. 2
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/0)
9,144 (10,616)

July 26
Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (1/0)
10,471 (13,415)


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