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Arcade Fire's Mexico City Shows Hit Hot Tours Recap

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William Butler and Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire perform at The Forum on Oct. 20, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. 

Arcade Fire scores a slot on Billboard’s weekly Hot Tours recap (see list below) with ticket sales reported from two venues in Mexico on the Canadian band’s Infinite Content tour. The brief trek to Mexico included two sold-out performances in the capital city’s National Auditorium on Nov. 29 and 30 followed by one show at VFG Arena in Guadalajara on Dec. 2. Sales at both venues reached $1.5 million from a total of 27,358 sold tickets. Opening for both dates was Colombian band Bomba Estéreo.   

Arcade Fire previously visited Mexico on its 2010 tour with a handful of dates, including Mexico City’s Sports Palace. Another appearance in the city followed in 2014 at the Vive Latino Festival held in March of that year at Foro Sol stadium.    

Arcade Fire’s 2017 tour launched in June ahead of the July release of its latest album Everything Now. It began with a summer trek throughout European countries featuring both headlining dates and festival appearances. A jaunt through U.S. and Canadian markets followed from early September into November prior to a Latin American run that included the shows in Mexico City and Guadalajara. Grosses from Europe were not reported to Boxscore, but sales from 23 reported concerts in the Americas totaled more than $10 million from over 180,000 sold tickets.   

The Infinite Content tour is ongoing with dates booked in 2018 through the summer. A stretch of concerts in Europe is set to begin in April and will continue into June. Also on the books are a string of U.S. festival appearances in July.

  HOT TOURS - Jan. 30, 2018
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 23-29
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 TIMBIRICHE
  $1,938,712
  Nov. 16-Dec. 2
  Acrópolis, Puebla, Mexico (1/0)
  World Trade Center, Veracruz, Mexico (1/0)
  Hípico de Juriquilla, Querétaro, Mexico (1/0)
  Estadio de Béisbol Francisco Villa, Morelia, Mexico (1/0)
  El Domo, San Luis Potosí, Mexico (1/0)
  26,404 (35,606)
   
2 LOS AUTÉNTICOS DECADENTES
  $1,750,706
  Nov. 17
  Foro Sol, Mexico City (1/0)
  61,362 (63,818)
   
3 ARCADE FIRE
  $1,552,181
  Nov. 29-Dec. 2
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/2)
  Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/0)
  27,358 (30,052)
   
4 PEPE AGUILAR
  $949,574
  Jan. 27
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
  10,334 (10,334)
   
5 THE KILLERS
  $814,493
  Jan. 16
  United Center, Chicago (1/1)
  14,027 (14,027)
   
6 WILLIE NELSON
  $782,206
  Dec. 29-31
  Austin (Texas) City Limits Live at Moody Theater (3/3)
  6,218 (6,218)
   
7 AVENGED SEVENFOLD
  $686,383
  Jan. 19
  Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City (1/1)
  13,204 (13,204)
   
8 LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE
  $578,378
  Dec. 1-2
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)
  16,723 (18,742)
   
9 THE AVETT BROTHERS
  $563,427
  Jan. 18-20
  Louisville (Ky.) Palace (3/3)
  7,488 (7,488)
   
10 EMMANUEL & MIJARES
  $495,240
  Dec. 7
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (1/0)
  9,302 (9,489)

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