Jonas Brothers Rake In Nearly $20M for First 12 Shows of Happiness Begins Tour

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From left: Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas photographed on April 11, 2019 at Fox Studios in Los Angeles.

The tour is already averaging a larger gross per show than any other tour in the band’s career.

Jonas Brothers’ first tour in six years is off to a strong start, racking up just under $20 million in its first dozen dates.

The tour, which kicked off Aug. 7 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, grossed $19 million in its first 12 shows (Aug. 7-24) -- all sellouts -- with 164,638 tickets sold, according to data reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Thus far, the tour is paced by a $2.8 million-grossing, two-night set at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Aug. 23-24, with its biggest one-night affair coming via Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia ($1.9 million) on Aug. 18.

Though the tour is still in its infancy (it’s currently planned through February 2020), its average gross per show -- $1.6 million -- puts it on pace to be the top-grossing tour in the band’s history in terms of average per venue, exceeding the $1.1 million mark set by its 2009 world tour.

The group’s Happiness Begins Tour is set for a North American run through Dec. 15 in Inglewood, Calif., followed by a Dec. 30 date in Nassau, The Bahamas. The tour then hops to Europe, where it has dates scheduled through Feb. 22 in Paris. Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw are the tour’s North American openers.

It’s the Jonas Brothers’ first tour since a North American jaunt that ran June-October 2013, prior to the band’s breakup.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, which also features Backstreet Boys, Ed Sheeran and more.

 HOT TOURS - SEPT. 7, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Aug. 27-Sept. 2
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1Backstreet Boys
 $25,410,634
 July 12-Aug. 21
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario (1/1)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
 Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta (0/1)
 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia (1/1)
 Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett, Wash. (0/1)
 Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (0/1)
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (0/1)
 SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (0/1)
 Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. (0/1)
 Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (0/1)
 Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (0/1)
 United Center, Chicago, Ill. (0/1)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (0/1)
 TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (0/1)
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (0/1)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (0/1)
 PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (0/1)
 274,908 (280,179)
  
2Ed Sheeran
 $25,376,914
 Aug. 16-26
 Roundhay Park, Leeds, England (1/2)
 Chantry Park, Ipswich, England (2/4)
 276,342 (321,548)
  
3Jonas Brothers
 $18,960,388
 Aug. 7-24
 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla. (1/1)
 Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (1/1)
 Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
 PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
 TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
 Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (1/1)
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario (1/1)
 164,638 (164,638)
  
4Luke Bryan
 $18,764,713
 June 2-Aug. 8
 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C. (0/1)
 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (0/1)
 KeyPank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (0/1)
 Riverbend Music Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz. (0/1)
 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M. (1/1)
 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (1/1)
 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (0/1)
 CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (0/1)
 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (0/2)
 Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala. (0/2)
 Brandon Amphitheater, Brandon, Miss. (0/1)
 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, Ala. (0/1)
 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga. (0/1)
 Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (0/1)
 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla. (0/1)
 Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (0/1)
 Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (0/1)
 323,066 (359,346)
  
5Shawn Mendes
 $6,755,518
 Aug. 6-18
 PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1/1)
 Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (2/2)
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
 TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (2/2)
 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (1/1)
 89,941 (89,941)
  
6Hugh Jackman
 $6,502,850
 Aug. 2-7
 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia (0/6)
 76,483 (78,209)
  
7Michael Buble
 $3,439,470
 Aug. 1-3
 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (0/2)
 Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec (0/1)
 21,780 (37,608)
  
8KISS
 $2,616,194
 July 4-16
 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (1/1)
 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (0/1)
 24,960 (27,499)
  
9Bryan Adams & Billy Joel
 $2,616,194
 Aug. 1-12
 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, N.H. (0/1)
 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (0/1)
 Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, N.Y. (0/1)
 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkson, Mich. (0/1)
 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, N.Y. (0/1)
 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (0/1)
 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (0/1)
 60,306 (103,033)
  
10MONSTA X
 $1,939,926
 July 13-Aug. 10
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany (0/1)
 Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif. (0/1)
 17,966 (19,096)

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