Chris Stapleton Eclipses 2 Million Tickets Sold With Final 2019 Shows

Chris Stapleton
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Chris Stapleton performs onstage during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Chris Stapleton leads the Dec. 7-dated Hot Tours recap with reports from the final month of his 2019 All-American Road Show Tour. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, these final 13 sold-out reports amounted to $13.5 million and 169,290 tickets sold, pushing his 2019 total to $30.9 million and 417,604 tickets.

Stapleton’s recent grosses move his career total past the nine-figure mark. To date, he has reported earnings of $115.5 million and paid attendance of 2,041,783 tickets.

Stapleton toured from July 9 (Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.) through Nov. 2 (KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky.). He went out with a bang, as the Louisville show was his highest-grossing show of the year, at $1.395 million from 15,748 tickets. The show is Stapleton’s fourth biggest engagement ever. Three other dates from the 2019 run join his career-history top 10: North Little Rock, Ark. (Aug. 23, Simmons Bank Arena); Greensboro, N.C. (Oct. 19, Greensboro Coliseum), and Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 11, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla).

The 2019 run was swift, playing 33 shows in 33 markets in the U.S. Stapleton played maximum-capacity arenas and amphitheaters in each city, rather than doubling up in more intimate venues, much like his 2017 and 2018 tours.

This year’s trek built upon the strong foundation laid by Stapleton’s last few years of touring. In 2019, he averaged $937,000 per night, up 4% from 2018’s $903,000, which had already bumped by 42% from 2017’s $637,000 pace.

See below for the full Hot Tours recap, featuring Marc Anthony, Elton John, and the first reports of the 2019 Trans-Siberian Orchestra holiday tour.


  HOT TOURS - DEC. 7, 2019
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 26 - Dec. 2
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 Chris Stapleton
  Oct. 3 - Nov. 2
  JQH Arena, Springfield, Mo. (1/1)
  Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla. (1/1)
  FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn. (1/1)
  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
  Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/1)
  North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C. (1/1)
  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/1)
  Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. (1/1)
  Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. (1/1)
  Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/1)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. (1/1)
  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
  169,290 (169,290)
2 Elton John
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (2/2)
  Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio (1/1)
  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
  NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseu,, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/1)
  89,099 (89,099)
3 Luke Bryan
  Sept. 5 - Oct. 25
  Budweiser Stage, Toronto (1/1)
  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (0/1)
  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va. (0/1)
  Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y. (0/1)
  Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (0/1)
  Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (0/1)
  Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
  Ford Field, Detroit, Mich. (0/1)
  160,708 (179,353)
4 Post Malone
  Nov. 14 - 21
  Oakland Arena, Oakland, Calif. (1/1)
  Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. (2/2)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
  63,980 (63,980)
5 Marc Anthony
  Nov. 2 - 11
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn (1/1)
  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (0/1)
  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (0/1)
  36,257 (38,145)
6 Hozier
  Oct. 21 - Nov. 19
  Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
  Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, Calif. (1/1)
  Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Ariz. (1/1)
  Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, N.M. (1/1)
  Chicago Theatre, Chicago (2/2)
  Palace Theatre, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  Akron Civic Center, Akron, Ohio (1/1)
  Turning Stone Casino, Verona, N.Y. (1/1)
  Rochester Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, N.Y. (1/1)
  Boch Center - Shubert Theatre, Boston, Mass. (2/2)
  Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, Pa. (1/1)
  The Anthem, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
  The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
  53,437 (53,437)
7 The Black Keys
  Nov. 19
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  13,186 (13,186)
8 Sebastian Maniscalco
  Nov. 15
  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (0/1)
  16,180 (19,000)
9 Anuel AA
  Nov. 8
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
  12,317 (12,317)
10 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  Nov. 13
  Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis. (0/2)
  12,837 (14,040)

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