Andre Rieu Leads Charge of Classical Artists on Hot Tours

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Andre Rieu performs at Ziggo Dome on Jan. 6, 2018.

Hitting the ground running to kick off the new decade, Andre Rieu impacts the Feb. 8-dated Hot Tours recap (see below) at No. 2 with his first set of concerts of 2020. The Dutch conductor and violinist earned over $6 million from eight shows between Jan. 11 and Feb. 1, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Rieu opened the new year on home base, with a series of shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. His European tour continues, following 12 shows in Spain, Portugal, and more in the Netherlands throughout November and December. The 2020 kickoff at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome was the biggest of the lot, selling 11,519 tickets and grossing $1.229 million.

Meanwhile, the six-show sweep through Germany earned a total of $3.6 million from 44,402 tickets sold. With at least nine more German shows scheduled during 2020, Rieu will likely finish the year as one of the country’s top earners -- he was fourth in 2019 with a gross of $9 million, only behind global stadium superstars P!nk, Ed Sheeran, and Metallica.

Rieu’s reported $91.6 million career gross in Germany places him at fourth place among all-time earners, behind The Rolling Stones ($296.1 million), U2 ($125.9 million), and Depeche Mode ($93.7 million).

Following over 100 international shows in Europe, South America, and Australia, Rieu will return stateside in March, playing nine shows in Florida, California, Phoenix, and Las Vegas between March 11-22. Before and after this North American run, he will be touring consistently throughout Europe into 2021.

Rieu isn’t the only classical artist hitting the Boxscore charts this week, as Andrea Bocelli hits No. 3 on Hot Tours with $4.9 million in grosses reported from December 2019 shows.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, featuring Celine Dion, Marc Anthony, and Little Big Town.

 HOT TOURS - FEB. 8, 2020
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 28 - Feb. 3
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
1Celine Dion
 Jan. 8 - 21
 Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (1/1)
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla. (2/2)
 Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
 86,477 (86,477)
2Andre Rieu
 Jan. 11 - Feb. 1
 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1/1)
 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/1)
 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany (0/1)
 SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (0/1)
 Arena Burnberger Verischerung, Nurnberg, Germany (0/1)
 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (0/1)
 Konig-Pilsner Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (0/1)
 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (1/1)
 67,319 (71,841)
3Andrea Bocelli
 Dec. 5 - 12
 Chase Center, San Francisco (1/1)
 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas (0/1)
 25,426 (25,803)
 Jan. 22 - Feb. 1
 American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (0/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
 37,875 (38,410)
5Keith Urban
 Jan. 10 - 18
 The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (1/4)
 14,540 (16,264)
6The Lumineers
 Jan. 31 - Feb. 1
 Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville, Asheville, N.C. (2/2)
 9,986 (9,986)
7Marc Anthony
 Jan. 26
 Agganis Arena, Boston, Mass. (0/1)
 4,770 (5,673)
 Dec. 10 - 11
 Agganis Arena, Boston, Mass. (0/2)
 7,740 (9,899)
9Brantley Gilbert
 Jan. 23 - 30
 Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario (1/1)
 Tribute Communities Centre, Oshawa, Ontrario (1/1)
 TaxSlayer Center, Moline, Ill. (0/1)
 9,981 (11,596)
10Little Big Town
 Jan. 16 - 18
 Carnegie Hall, New York (1/1)
 Apollo Theatre, New York (2/2)
 5,192 (5,192)


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