Ed Sheeran Leads Hot Tours With South American Trek

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Ed Sheeran performs at Palalottomatica on Jan. 26, 2015 in Rome, Italy. 

Ed Sheeran leads the weekly Hot Tours roundup (see list, below) of the top-grossing touring artists based on tickets sales reported from his two-week trek through South America during April.

On the road since last August in support of his latest album x, the English singer-songwriter kicked off the six-city run on April 19 following earlier treks this year in Europe, Asia and Oceania. His opening performance in Bogotá, Colombia was the first of eight sellouts during the South American leg that wrapped at the end of the month in Rio de Janeiro. Sales at all six venues totaled $4.7 million from just over 75,000 sold tickets. Miami-based event producer Move Concerts handled promotion for the tour that also included dates in Peru, Chile and Argentina along with Colombia and Brazil.

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Sheeran just kicked off a 48-city North American leg on May 6 that will continue through late-September. In July he will also be heading back home to headline three performances at Wembley Stadium in London as well as two shows at Dublin’s Croke Park. All five concerts have already sold out. Later in November and December, he is tapped for a five-city stand in Australia and New Zealand to close out the year.

Country stars Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line both score a slot on the Hot Tours tally with sales reported from their ongoing headlining tours in North American markets. Aldean’s Burn It Down tour, ranked third, grossed $1.7 million from four concerts at arenas in three Northwestern states. With Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr as opening acts, the Burn It Down trek drew 33,762 fans to performances in Bozeman, Montana, Spokane, Wash. and Eugene, Ore.

Vocal duo Florida Georgia Line scores the No. 4 ranking with $1.7 million in sales from four stops on its tour through the U.S. and Canada that kicked off in January.  The tour, supporting the group’s second studio album Anything Goes, is set to run through mid-October. This recap includes grosses from venues in South Carolina, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Live Nation is promoting both of the tours during their North American runs this year.

 HOT TOURS - May 6, 2015
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported April 29-May 5
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1ED SHEERAN
 $4,726,982
 April 19-30
 Centro de Eventos y Conciertos BIMA, Bogotá, Colombia (1/1)
 Jockey Club, Lima, Peru (1/1)
 Pista Atletica, Santiago, Chile (1/1)
 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2/2)
 Espaço das Américas, São Paulo, Brazil (2/2)
 HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1/1)
 75,028 (75,028)
  
2FLEETWOOD MAC
 $2,837,833
 April 10-14
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
 25,343 (25,343)
  
3JASON ALDEAN
 $1,787,750
 April 22-25
 Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont. (2/0)
 Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/1)
 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore. (1/1)
 33,762 (35,935)
  
4FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
 $1,780,873
 April 30-May 3
 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (1/0)
 Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W. Va. (1/1)
 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (1/1)
 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1/1)
 36,525 (37,643)
  
5KATY PERRY
 $1,720,368
 March 1-12
 Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
 O2 World, Hamburg, Germany (1/0)
 20,936 (24,664)
  
6BILLY JOEL
 $1,600,611
 May 1
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
 17,429 (17,429)
  
7QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
 $1,149,070
 Feb. 19
 Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
 13,000 (13,000)
  
8SYSTEM OF A DOWN
 $971,523
 April 6
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
 13,820 (13,820)
  
9JASON MRAZ
 $958,384
 April 7-13
 Citibank Hall, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
 Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
 Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires (2/0)
 Teatro Caupolicán, Santiago, Chile (1/0)
 13,835 (17,921)
  
10LINDSEY STIRLING
 $907,888
 April 9-27
 Teatro Cariola, Santiago, Chile (1/0)
 Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
 Citibank Hall, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
 Teatro do SESI, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
 Teatro Opera Allianz, Buenos Aires (2/0)
 Teatro Astengo, Rosario, Argentina (1/0)
 Teatro Estudio Cavaret, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/1)
 Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico City (1/0)
 18,341 (23,142)
  
  

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