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Ricardo Arjona Tops Latest Hot Tours Tally

 Ricardo Arjona
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Ricardo Arjona performs at The Verizon Theatre on Sept. 17, 2017 in Dallas. 

Meanwhile, Marc Anthony follows in the second slot with a collective gross of $2.8 million from two shows on his tour.

Latin stars Ricardo Arjona and Marc Anthony both earn a slot on the latest top 10 ranking of Hot Tours (see list below) based on sales reported this week by concert promoter Cardenas Marketing Network. Arjona ranks No. 1 on the weekly tally based on $5 million in sold ticket revenue from the last five concerts on his run through U.S. markets, and Anthony follows in the second slot with a collective gross of $2.8 million from two shows on his tour.

On the road this year in support of his April release Circo Soledad, Arjona began the 13-city American trek on Sept. 7 and ended on Oct. 15 at Orlando’s Amway Center, the last of the five arena dates included in this recap. Adding the box office totals from the first eight performances that were reported in a previous week, the U.S. leg grossed $8.9 million during its five-week run, logging an overall attendance of 85,911.

Before wrapping in Orlando with a sold out show, Arjona played to capacity crowds at arenas in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City -- as well as Miami’s American Airlines Arena that hosted the Circo Soledad tour’s largest crowd. The attendance at the south Florida venue reached 12,460 on Oct. 14 with a gross of $1.4 million.

Anthony scores his Hot Tours ranking with concerts in two West Coast markets reported from his ongoing Full Circle tour booked in the U.S. during the last half of 2017. The trek kicked off stateside on Aug. 25 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is set to finish in early December in Chicago.

His first show on this week’s tally is an Oct. 6 performance at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, his sole appearance in the San Francisco Bay Area on this trek. His next concert two nights later was in Los Angeles and ranks as the highest grossing show on the tour so far. Sales hit $1.8 million at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Oct. 8 with an attendance count of 15,004.

Box office revenue from the first six arenas on the American run total $6.4 million so far with overall tour attendance logged at 59,348. Among the remaining dates is a two-night stint in Miami in November as well as shows in the Washington D.C. market, Atlanta and the final stop at Chicago’s Allstate Arena on Dec. 3.

  HOT TOURS - Oct. 24, 2017
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 17-23
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 RICARDO ARJONA
  $5,002,537
  Oct. 8-15
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/0)
  EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va. (1/0)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)
  46,552 (48,421)
   
2 MARC ANTHONY
  $2,827,460
  Oct. 6-8
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/0)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  24,531 (27,112)
   
3 THE WEEKND
  $2,687,052
  Oct. 5-11
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
  29,284 (29,284)
   
4 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
  $2,533,867
  Oct. 16-18
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
  Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
  26,666 (26,666)
   
5 FOO FIGHTERS
  $2,252,425
  Sept. 19-Oct. 12
  O2 Arena, London (1/0)
  The Anthem, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
  24,285 (25,013)
   
6 TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
  $1,214,696
  Oct. 6-14
  Beacon Theatre, New York (6/6)
  16,489 (16,489)
   
7 NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
  $1,079,170
  Sept. 30
  O2 Arena, London (1/0)
  17,205 (17,934)
   
8 SCORPIONS
  $1,030,607
  Oct. 7
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  12,040 (12,040)
   
9 JIMMY BUFFETT
  $970,233
  Oct. 13
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/0)
  9,627 (12,544)
   
10 ALICE COOPER
  $760,652
  Oct. 17-21
  Perth (Australia) Arena (1/0)
  Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (1/0)
  6,976 (8,684)
   

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