Rolling Stones & Lady Gaga Wrap Up Their Tours on Top

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Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones walk onto the Adelaide Oval for a photo call ahead of their Australian tour on October 23, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. 

The Rolling Stones lead the weekly slate of Hot Tours with $21.7 million in sales reported from the final four concerts on its 14 On Fire tour that played in 19 countries on 3 continents this year. The tour's final leg through seven cities in Australia and New Zealand wrapped with a sold out performance at Auckland's rugby venue, Mt Smart Stadium on Nov. 22.

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The 14 On Fire tour ended with ticket sales topping $165.1 million from 25 sold-out shows at 22 venues in Europe, Asia and Oceania. From the Feb. 21 launch in Abu Dhabi through the finale in New Zealand, the final sold ticket count totaled 862,900, based on Boxscores reported by promoter Concerts West/AEG Live.

The tour's highest-grossing engagement came during the first leg through five Asian cities in February and March. The Stones played three shows at the Tokyo Dome on Feb. 26, March 4 and 6, grossing $27.9 million from 147,493 sold tickets. The three-show run is not just the 14 On Fire tour's top gross, but also the highest-grossing concert stand in 2014 by any touring artist.

Landing at No. 2 in the Hot Tours tally is Lady Gaga with box office stats reported from the final five shows of her ArtRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball that ran from May through November. The tour followed the November 2013 release of her album Artpop, launching on May 4 with a 33-city swing through North America. Treks followed in Asia and Australia, and the tour's final leg was a two-month jaunt through European markets. The final performance was on Nov. 24 in Paris at the Palais Omnisports Bercy with a sellout arena crowd of 13,013 and a $1.2 million gross.

Overall sales totaled $83 million from 920,088 sold tickets at 74 performances during the tour's seven-month span. Like the Rolling Stones, Gaga's top gross also came from a multiple-show stint in Tokyo. She played two shows on Aug. 13 and 14 at QVC Marine Field, a baseball stadium in the Tokyo market. With 50,453 sold tickets, the two-night stand topped $7.8 million in box office revenue. She also played a stadium date in Japan on her Born This Way Ball in 2012. On that tour, she performed three shows at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena, also in the greater Tokyo area, grossing $18.3 million from 96,550 sold seats.

 HOT TOURS - Dec. 3, 2014
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 26-Dec. 2
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
 Nov. 12-22
 Allphones Arena, Sydney (1/1)
 Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley, Australia (1/1)
 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/1)
 Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand (1/1)
 81,930 (81,930)
 Nov. 13-24
 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/1)
 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/1)
 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/1)
 Palais Omnisports Bercy, Paris (1/1)
 49,857 (49,857)
 Nov. 24-29
 Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Va. (1/0)
 Constant Center, Norfolk, Va. (1/0)
 Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W. Va. (1/0)
 CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)
 21,060 (22,795)
 Nov. 13-22
 Le Grand Théâtre de Québec, Quebec City (1/0)
 Théâtre St-Denis, Montreal (2/0)
 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick (1/0)
 Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/0)
 Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook, Newfoundland (1/0)
 Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland (1/0)
 16,481 (18,599)
 Nov. 19-22
 Credit Union Place, Summerside, Prince Edward Island (1/0)
 Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/0)
 Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
 13,113 (15,488)
 Nov. 10-14
 Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/1)
 Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
 General Motors Centre, Oshawa, Ontario (1/1)
 14,512 (14,512)
 Nov. 21-23
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/0)
 13,802 (17,227)
 Nov. 6-15
 Citibank Hall, São Paulo, Brazil (4/0)
 Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro (2/0)
 15,228 (16,094)
 Nov. 14
 Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1/1)
 13,233 (13,233)
 Nov. 7
 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (1/1)
 8,764 (8,764)


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