Motley Crue's Final Concerts Rock Latest Hot Tours Tally
37,000 fans attended the band's final three shows; plus: Daddy Yankee and Don Omar's tour kick-off makes a splash.
Mötley Crüe rocks the upper reaches of the weekly Hot Tours recap (see list, below) based on ticket sales from the last venue on the veteran metal band’s farewell tour.
The final stop on the tour was Los Angeles where the band formed 35 years ago. More than 37,000 hometown fans filled Staples Center for performances on Dec. 28, 30 and 31, generating $2.7 million in box office revenue for the tour finale, placing it at No. 2 on the tally. The trek kicked off on July 2, 2014 and wrapped on New Year’s Eve after a one-and-a-half year run.
The Crüe’s final tour began with a 70-city trek through North America during the second half of 2014 followed by stints in Japan, Australia and New Zealand in early 2015. European festival appearances last June led to a second jaunt through North America beginning in July through the end of October. A European leg in November and a final stand in U.S. and Canadian markets round out the farewell tour that closed after some 150 dates.
Latin artists Daddy Yankee and Don Omar head up the Hot Tours list with a $3.1 million reported gross from a four-night concert engagement in early December in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The run of performances at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot was announced as a kick-off of the pair’s 60-date co-headlining tour that is set to hit this road this year and continue into 2017.
The tour, called The Kingdom: Daddy Yankee vs. Don Omar, is patterned after a boxing match with musical sets or “rounds” from both artists. The opening stint in San Juan drew a total of 45,752 fans. The actual 2016 itinerary has not been released, but potential markets on the trek include New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Phoenix, Houston and Atlanta among others.
English rocker Paul Weller lands third in the weekly touring recap with $2.7 million in ticket sales reported from his trek through the U.K. during November and December. The tour, produced by London-based 3A Entertainment, covered nine markets during its two-week span with more than 49,000 tickets sold at 10 performances.