Taylor Swift heads up this week’s slate of Hot Tours (see list, below), earning the No. 1 ranking with the first U.S. box office grosses reported from her 1989 World Tour. With both arenas and stadiums in the mix, the pop star kicked off the first North American leg of her seven-month trek with a sellout at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, La., on May 20. Arena dates in Louisville and Cleveland also land on the tally along with two stadium performances: a May 30 concert at Detroit’s Ford Field and a show in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on June 6. Ticket sales from all five performances total $16.8 million from 149,708 sold seats. (Not yet reported: Her Asian tour dates and the Baton Rouge, La., stop in May.)
Country headliner Kenny Chesney scores the second position on Hot Tours with $11.1 million in revenue from his Big Revival tour that launched in late March. During the past week, five performances were reported to Billboard Boxscore including two stadium shows. The first one on May 30, also at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, featured Eric Church heading a list of opening acts that included Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice and Old Dominion. The following weekend, Miranda Lambert topped the list of openers for Chesney’s June 6 event at Soldier Field in Chicago. Since kicking off in Nashville on March 26, the Big Revival tour has grossed $37.6 million with 483,556 fans in attendance at 27 shows.