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Michael Buble's Milestone O2 Shows Lead Hot Tours

Michael Buble grabs the top ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below) with box office sales reported from the final stop on his To Be Loved tour's third and final trek through Europe.

London's O2 arena hosted the tour on Dec. 15 and 16, marking a return engagement for the Canadian crooner who kicked off the trek at the same venue in the summer of 2013 with 10 shows. The two sold-out concerts last December drew 30,533 fans, adding $3.5 million in ticket sales to the tour's overall gross that now tops $118 million since launch. 

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With a total of 12 performances, Buble is among the short list of touring artists who have performed 10 shows or more at the O2 arena during a single tour, as reported to Billboard Boxscore. 

Prince had the longest run with 21 concerts during August and September of 2007, just months after the venue opened. The Spice Girls had 17 shows beginning in December of that year through January 2008. English comedian Peter Kay played 15 nights in 2010-11 during his arena tour through the U.K. and Ireland. Bon Jovi's Circle tour played the arena for 12 shows in June 2010, and Beyoncé took the Mrs. Carter tour to London for 12 concerts, six in the spring of 2013 and six the following year. One Direction's Take Me Home tour played 11 nights in 2013, and Rihanna took the O2 stage a total of 10 times in the fall of 2011 on her Loud tour. Finally, London native Michael McIntyre took his stand-up comedy tour to the arena for 10 shows in 2012.

Buble's world tour began on June 30, 2013, in support of the album To Be Loved that debuted in April of that year. The tour's opening leg was in Europe, and two more jaunts through the continent followed in 2014, first from January through March and finally in November and December. North American markets hosted the tour on two separate legs, first in the fall of 2013 and again last summer. Also in 2014 was a six-city Oceania trek as well as a run through four cities in South America in September.

The tour resumed in 2015 on January 13 in Shanghai, the first of ten Asian cities on tap through mid-March.  The final leg of the tour will be in South Africa with venues booked in three cities before wrapping in Johannesburg on March 22.

The To Be Loved tour ranked No. 10 on Billboard's year end Top 25 Tours with $74 million in sales logged from 73 shows. The overall reported gross since the tour began in 2013 through the end of 2014 totals $118.3 million from more than 1.2 million sold tickets at 113 performances.

 HOT TOURS - Jan. 28, 2015
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 21-27
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1MICHAEL BUBLÉ
 $3,505,440
 Dec. 15-16
 O2 Arena, London (2/2)
 30,533 (30,533)
  
2QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
 $3,300,140
 Jan. 17-18
 O2 Arena, London (2/0)
 33,003 (34,093)
  
3LINKIN PARK
 $3,154,280
 Nov. 22-24
 Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
 O2 Arena, London (2/0)
 42,114 (47,024)
  
4ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
 $2,187,896
 Nov. 28-29
 O2 Arena, London (1/0)
 Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/1)
 25,107 (26,971)
  
5FLEETWOOD MAC
 $1,734,803
 Jan. 24
 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
 13,154 (13,154)
  
6ERIC CHURCH
 $1,690,329
 Jan. 22-24
 Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
 Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
 U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/1)
 38,407 (38,684)
  
7BRYAN ADAMS
 $1,687,967
 Nov. 22-23
 O2 Arena, London (1/0)
 Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
 26,226 (28,211)
  
8ANDREA BOCELLI
 $1,641,640
 Nov. 20
 O2 Arena, London (1/0)
 11,231 (15,121)
  
9MARIAH CAREY
 $1,563,173
 Dec. 15-22
 Beacon Theatre, New York (6/6)
 16,196 (16,196)
  
10BOB DYLAN
 $1,511,562
 Nov. 28-Dec. 3
 Beacon Theatre, New York (5/5)
 13,951 (13,951)