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Taylor Swift's '1989 World Tour': $173 Million Grossed So Far

Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
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Taylor Swift and Keith Urban perform during The 1989 World Tour live in Toronto at Rogers Center on October 2, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour returns to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tours recap (see list, below), her sixth turn this year atop the weekly tally of highest-grossing touring artists. Ticket sales totaling $13.6 million reported this week from three venues on the second North American leg bring the world tour’s overall gross to $173 million from 59 reported concerts.

The current run through U.S. and Canadian markets began with an arena performance on July 6 in Ottawa. Now in its homestretch, the 17-week jaunt is set to wrap in Tampa at the end of October. Since the 1989 tour launched in May, Swift has performed for more than 1.5 million fans at 24 arenas and 13 stadiums based on reported box office stats.

Shania Twain scores a Hot Tours ranking this week, landing at No. 2 with $13.6 million in revenue from her farewell tour titled Rock This Country. From 16 concerts recently reported by tour promoter AEG Live, the country femme’s sold ticket count jumps by more than 155,000, bringing the overall tour attendance to 648,071. Grosses add up to $61 million from 60 performances reported since the June opener.

The Rock This Country tour is set to wrap at the end of this month after a 20-week run through the U.S. and Canada. Separated into two legs, tickets went on sale in March for the opening run that played 40 cities during the summer months. In May a second leg was announced with 24 additional shows beginning in mid-September. Only five venues remain on the schedule that ends on Oct. 27 in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Following in the third slot on the tally is Mexican singer Juan Gabriel with $5.6 million in sales from a string of six shows at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City during September.  The veteran entertainer sold out each performance at the venue, logging an overall attendance count of 57,120 for the run. He also appeared at the same theater earlier this year, racking up $9.5 million in sales from 12 performances during a five-week span in April and May.

 HOT TOURS - Oct. 13, 2015
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 6-Oct. 12
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
 Sept. 28-Oct. 8
 Scottrade Center, St. Louis (2/2)
 Rogers Centre, Toronto (2/2)
 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
 142,940 (142,940)
 Sept. 12-Oct. 11
 Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/0)
 Moda Center, Portland (1/0)
 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (2/0)
 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/0)
 Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. (1/0)
 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)
 Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/1)
 Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
 Kohl Center, Madison, Wis. (1/0)
 Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/0)
 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
 PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. (1/0)
 First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/0)
 Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City (1/1)
 Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
 155,476 (169,231)
 Sept. 17-27
 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (6/6)
 57,120 (57,120)
 Oct. 1-3
 Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)*
 American Airlines Arena, Miami (2/2)
 45,037 (47,886)
 Sept. 15
 Wrigley Field, Chicago (1/1)
 29,732 (29,732)
 Sept. 29-Oct. 7
 Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/0)
 INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/0)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
 FedExForum, Memphis (1/1)
 45,547 (46,720)
 Oct. 6
 Pista Atletica, Santiago, Chile (1/1)
 23,438 (23,438)
 Oct. 2-3
 Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan (2/0)
 25,542 (27,605)
 June 29-July 4
 Royal Albert Hall, London (2/2)
 Genting Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
 Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, U.K. (1/1)
 First Direct Arena, Leeds, U.K. (1/0)
 22,152 (22,299)
 Oct. 3
 Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/0)
 13,361 (13,535)