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Radiohead's Pre-Coachella Arena Shows Hit Hot Tours Tally

Thom Yorke of Radiohead
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Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at Zilker Park on September 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. 

Radiohead scores a slot on Billboard’s latest tally of Hot Tours (see below) with ticket sales reported from a brief U.S. trek leading up to its headlining stint at the Coachella Festival. The tour began in Miami on March 30, but the performances included in this recap are the second and third dates on the trek.

First up was the English band’s performance on April 1, a sold-out concert at Atlanta’s Philips Arena with a crowd of 13,057 in attendance. Promoted by AEG Presents, the show racked up ticket sales totaling more than $1 million. Two nights later the tour stopped at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, logging a sold ticket count of 12,656. The performance, also a sellout, grossed $876,841 and was produced by local promoter Beaver Productions.

The 2017 tour is a continuation of Radiohead’s jaunt last year in support of its most recent album, A Moon Shaped Pool. Following the May 2016 release, the group performed a series of shows in European venues during May and June as well as a string of summer festival appearances. A handful of North American dates were also included last summer: a two-show stint at New York’s Madison Square Garden in July and two concerts at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in August. Then in October, the band wrapped the 2016 schedule with two performances at Mexico City’s Sports Palace.

Following the Coachella appearances on April 14 and 21, Radiohead will return to Europe for a slate of upcoming tour dates planned in ten countries this summer. A two-night run at Oslo’s Spektrum on June 6 and 7 will kick off the four-week trek that wraps on July 7 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  HOT TOURS - April 11, 2017
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported April 4-10
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 ERIC CHURCH
  $4,639,683
  March 22-31
  Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont. (1/1)
  Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/1)
  Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City (1/1)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/1)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento (1/1)
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
  78,720 (78,720)
   
2 RADIOHEAD
  $1,913,914
  April 1-3
  Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
  Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/1)
  25,713 (25,713)
   
3 THE LUMINEERS
  $1,400,459
  March 28-31
  MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
  SasTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/0)
  Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
  31,568 (31,883)
   
4 JOURNEY
  $1,085,940
  March 31-April 1
  Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/1)
  Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/0)
  16,171 (17,183)
   
5 ARIANA GRANDE
  $1,042,336
  March 30
  Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. (1/1)
  11,547 (11,547)
   
6 TWENTY ONE PILOTS
  $1,017,603
  Feb. 15-16
  Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. (2/2)
  23,807 (23,807)
   
7 GREEN DAY
  $929,422
  March 30-April 3
  Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis. (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
  16,200 (16,200)
   
8 BILLY CRYSTAL
  $810,708
  Jan. 21-March 24
  Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, Miami (1/1)
  Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego (1/1)
  Boch Center, Wang Theatre, Boston (1/0)
  7,427 (7,552)
   
9 BRANTLEY GILBERT
  $755,409
  April 6-8
  Dow Event Center Arena, Saginaw, Mich. (1/0)
  U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Ill. (1/0)
  Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  20,371 (21,338)
   
10 JERRY SEINFELD
  $735,494
  April 7
  Fox Theatre, Atlanta (2/0)
  9,176 (9,190)
   

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