Panic! at the Disco Leads Latest Hot Tours Recap

Brendon Urie of Panic at The Disco performs at The Beverly Hilton on Feb. 11, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Brendon Urie of Panic at The Disco performs at The Beverly Hilton on Feb. 11, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Panic! at the Disco leads the pack on the latest slate of Hot Tours (see list below), based on $7.8 million in sold ticket revenue recently reported from its 2017 tour that kicked off in late February.

On the road in support of the studio album Death of a Bachelor, released early in 2016, the band launched the tour Feb. 24 with a sold-out concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The seven-week run through 36 U.S. markets wrapped April 15 in south Florida.

First-quarter box office counts from the tour, reported by promoter Live Nation, show that 247,447 tickets were sold at arenas in 25 American cities from the beginning of the trek through the end of March, with revenue from those concerts landing at $11.7 million.

The tour continued into April, though, with 11 more performances before the finale. Adding gross estimates from those concerts yet to be reported, the overall box office take was about $17 million when the tour closed. About 350,000 fans saw the Death of a Bachelor Tour during its run.

Following on the Hot Tours tally are three touring artists with ticket sales from shows performed at London’s O2 Arena during their treks through Europe. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and John Mayer each earn a slot on the weekly recap based on box office counts reported by the arena.

With the No. 2 ranking, Mars scored a $6.3 million box office total from four shows at the London venue during his 24K Magic World Tour’s 11-week jaunt through Europe. His concerts on April 18-19 and 21-22 drew a total of 71,135 fans. Also included in this tally is a later show in Switzerland on May 12. Mars performed for a sellout crowd of 13,888 at Hallenstadion in Zurich with sales topping $1.3 million.

Sheeran’s 2017 world tour launched in Italy on March 16 and hit 19 markets in Europe through May 3. The last date on the trek was his three-night stint at the O2 Arena on the first three days of May. He takes the No. 4 Hot Tours ranking based on $5 million in revenue from 55,708 sold seats during the run.

Mayer (No. 7) played the venue on May 11 and 12, the final two nights of his brief swing through six European cities during May. With 30,709 fans in attendance, sales from the two performances reached $1.7 million. The world tour in support of his April release The Search For Everything kicked off in Albany, N.Y., at the end of March and is set to run through early September.

  HOT TOURS - May 23, 2017
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported May 16-22
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 PANIC! AT THE DISCO
  $7,862,407
  March 4-31
  DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. (1/0)
  Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
  Wolstein Center, Cleveland (1/0)
  Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.) (1/0)
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/0)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/0)
  Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/0)
  Baxter Arena, Omaha, Neb. (1/0)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/0)
  UCCU Center, Orem, Utah (1/0)
  Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/0)
  WaMu Theater, Seattle (1/0)
  Moda Center, Portland (1/0)
  Viejas Arena, San Diego (1/0)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/1)
  Allen (Texas) Event Center (1/0)
  170,806 (180,937)
   
2 BRUNO MARS
  $7,733,170
  April 18-May 12
  O2 Arena, London (4/4)
  Hallenstadion, Zurich (1/1)
  85,023 (85,023)
   
3 GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE
  $7,288,971
  March 6-31
  TD Garden, Boston (1/0)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (1/0)
  Spectrum Center, Charlotte (1/0)
  BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/0)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/0)
  AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/0)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/0)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/0)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/0)
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/0)
  KeyArena, Seattle (1/0)
  102,049 (156,074)
   
4 ED SHEERAN
  $5,093,280
  May 1-3
  O2 Arena, London (3/3)
  55,708 (55,708)
   
5 BILLY JOEL
  $5,046,093
  May 13
  Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
  48,162 (48,162)
   
6 THE WEEKND
  $4,744,274
  April 29-May 13
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
  Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
  47,434 (47,434)
   
7 JOHN MAYER
  $3,566,897
  March 31-May 12
  Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (1/0)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  O2 Arena, London (2/2)
  54,567 (56,989)
   
8 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
  $3,111,853
  May 14-18
  Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
  Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/1)
  34,624 (34,624)
   
9 GREEN DAY
  $3,067,150
  March 5-28
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
  Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
  DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. (1/0)
  Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh (1/0)
  Joe Louis Arena, Detroit (1/0)
  State Farm Center, Champaign, Ill. (1/0)
  58,792 (63,334)
   
10 ELTON JOHN
  $2,939,841
  March 5-23
  Spokane (Wash.) Arena (1/1)
  Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque (1/1)
  Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas (1/0)
  33,444 (33,720)
   
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