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Taylor Swift Leads Hot Tours Thanks to 3-Night Sellout at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour at MetLife Stadium on July 22, 2018 in East Rutherford, N.J. 

The singer helps Messina Touring Group hold the top two spots, with Kenny Chesney coming in at No. 2.

Taylor Swift rules Billboard’s latest Hot Tours ranking as her Reputation Tour stretches to the East Coast, including three sold-out nights at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

Swift leads with $27,180,143 accrued over four shows reported to Billboard, led by the three-show run at MetLife in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The July 20-22 shows grossed $22,031,386 and featured support from Charli XCX and Camila Cabello.

Additionally, Swift stopped by Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium for one night (July 17), adding $5,148,757 over 51,323 tickets sold, also a sellout.

Messina Touring Group, which is promoting Swift’s latest tour, holds the top two spots on Hot Tours, as fellow Messina artist Kenny Chesney ranks at No. 2 from a pair of shows on his Trip Around the Sun Tour. The country star earned $5,261,295 from gross ticket sales, including shows at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium (July 21) and BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove in Mississippi (July 19).

Since beginning his tour in late April, Chesney has grossed nearly $75 million over 30 shows, varying between smaller sets featuring Old Dominion as an opener and larger blowouts that add Thomas Rhett and Brandon Lay to the billing.

See the full top 10 below, also including shows from Justin Timberlake, Roger Waters and more.

  HOT TOURS - JULY 28, 2018
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported July 17-23
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 TAYLOR SWIFT
  $27,180,143
  July 17-22
  FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland (1/1)
  MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. (3/3)
  216,977 (216,977)
   
2 KENNY CHESNEY
  $5,261,295
  BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove, Southaven, Miss. (1/0)
  Busch Stadium, St. Louis (1/1)
  57,267 (54,109)
   
3 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
  $3,991,280
  July 9-11
  O2 Arena, London (2/0)
  35,322 (32,312)
   
4 ROGER WATERS
  $3,817,000
  July 2-7
  Echo Arena, Liverpool (1/0)
  Manchester Arena, Manchester (1/0)
  Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, England (1/0)
  34,280 (31,900)
   
5 TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL
  $3,627,115
  July 18-22
  Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City (1/1)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/1)
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento (1/1)
  49,179 (49,179)
   
6 QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
  $3,276,590
  July 2-4
  O2 Arena, London (2/0)
  35,870 (32,471)
   
7 FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
  $2,785,510
  June 20-22
  O2 Arena, London (3/0)
  46,307 (40,528)
   
8 BILLY JOEL
  $2,353,322
  July 18
  Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
  18,758 (18,758)
   
9 PEARL JAM
  $1,669,400
  June 18
  O2 Arena, London (1/0)
  19,221 (18,539)
   
10 SAM SMITH
  $1,647,723
  July 7-21
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  Frank Erwin Center, Austin (1/0)
  24,926 (24,124)

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