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Zac Brown Band Approaches $30 Million on The Owl Tour, Tops Hot Tours Recap

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Zac Brown Band performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 21, 2019 in Las Vegas.

The country act nabbed the highest-grossing engagement of their decade-plus career.

Zac Brown Band proved themselves, again, as one of country’s most reliable earners on the road, as The Owl Tour tops the Hot Tours recap (dated Oct. 5). According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, new reports amounting to $21.3 million push the summer tour’s total to $29.5 million over 27 dates.

The tour began June 7, less than two months after the conclusion of the band’s previous run, Down the Rabbit Hole Live (2018-19). The Owl Tour has spanned amphitheaters (and select stadiums) around North America, playing 27 shows through Sept. 20.

In six cities on The Owl Tour, Zac Brown Band has doubled up with two shows, ranging from tour openers on June 7-8 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, N.H., to the Sept. 6-7 stint at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. The tour’s highlight was a two-night run at Boston’s Fenway Park, where the group grossed $5.5 million and sold 71,514 tickets. This is enough to make it the band’s highest-grossing engagement ever, surpassing its last double-header at Fenway Park by a scant $14,784 (a margin of 0.3%).

The tour will play another seven dates in October before wrapping. Averaging just over $1 million per night so far, the final gross will head into the $35-40 million range. On the Oct. 5-dated Billboard charts, Zac Brown Band’s sixth studio LP, The Owl, debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

See below for the full Hot Tours recap, featuring Phil Collins, Alejandro Fernandez and Florida Georgia Line.

 HOT TOURS - OCT. 5, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Sept. 24 - 30
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1Zac Brown Band
 $21,257,831
 June 30 - Sept. 20
 American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wis. (0/1)
 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
 FivePoint Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (0/2)
 Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colo. (0/1)
 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (2/2)
 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (0/1)
 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (0/1)
 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (0/1)
 Fenway Park, Boston, Mass. (2/2)
 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (1/2)
 XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (0/1)
 North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (0/1)
 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (0/1)
 319,737 (385,735)
  
2Florida Georgia Line
 $12,356,648
 July 11 - 27
 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
 XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/1)
 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (1/1)
 Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (1/1)
 XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Thater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)
 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/1)
 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
 172,279 (172,279)
  
3Bruno Mars
 $9,787,031
 Sept. 3 - 14
 Park Theater, Las Vegas (7/7)
 36,630 (36,630)
  
4Lizzo
 $4,395,743
 July 2 - Sept. 26
 Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2/2)
 Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin (1/1)
 Magnolia, Milan, Italy (1/1)
 McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, Ore. (2/2)
 Ram's Head, Annapolis, Md. (1/1)
 Gallagher Way, Chicago, Ill. (1/1)
 The Fillmore, New Orleans, La. (2/2)
 Yeungling Center, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
 The Fillmore, Miami Beach, Fla. (1/1)
 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
 Agganis Arena, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
 Budweiser Stage, Toronto (1/1)
 Radio City Music Hall, New York (2/2)
 The Anthem, Washington, D.C. (2/2)
 91,534 (91,534)
  
5Eric Clapton
 $2,804,165
 Sept. 13
 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (1/1)
 13,789 (13,789)
  
6Phil Collins
 $2,141,989
 Sept. 23
 American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (0/1)
 13,561 (14,115)
  
7Jonas Brothers
 $1,865,751
 Sept. 25
 American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (0/1)
 13,947 (14,665)
  
8Eric Church
 $1,600,560
 Sept. 20 - 21
 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (2/2)
 24,491 (24,491)
  
9Alejandro Fernandez
 $1,436,094
 Sept. 15
 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)
 8,775 (8,775)
  
10Iron Maiden
 $1,186,931
 Sept. 13
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
 12,704 (12,704)