Madonna, Fleetwood Mac & Elton John Lead New Hot Tours Roundup
Madonna heads up the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below), ranking No. 1 based on grosses from the final four venues of her Rebel Heart tour’s European trek during November and December.
She wrapped the 16-city fall run in Scotland on Dec. 20 at Glasgow’s 13,000-seat arena, SSE Hydro. Concerts at two more U.K. venues, Manchester Arena and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena as well as the Swiss arena Hallenstadion in Zürich led up to the fall finale. Revenue from all four sold out performances totaled $7.5 million from 47,267 sold tickets.
The Rebel Heart tour’s opening jaunts through North America and Europe amassed sold ticket revenue totaling $88 million during its 15-week span.
From 49 sold out concerts at 36 venues on both continents, overall 2015 attendance reached 669,315.
The pop star kicked off her 2016 schedule early in the year, beginning with a two-night stand in Mexico City on Jan. 6 and 7. A string of U.S. dates began on Jan. 10 in San Antonio, Texas, and continues through the end of the month. Shows in Asian markets are booked in February, and the Rebel Heart tour will wrap in March with a final swing through Australia and New Zealand.
Two more veteran acts, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John, follow Madonna on the Hot Tours recap, earning Nos. 2 and 3 respectively with concert grosses reported from Brisbane Entertainment Center during their tour’s Australian legs late in 2015.
Fleetwood Mac’s On With the Show tour ended with an Oceania run, wrapping on Nov. 22 after stops in nine cities in New Zealand and Australia. The Brisbane date was a two-night sold out stint on Nov. 10 and 12 that grossed $3.1 million from 22,725 sold seats at the 13,500-seat arena.
Elton John took his 2015 All the Hits tour for a final stretch through Asia and Australia during November and December after jaunts through North American and Europe earlier in the year. His Brisbane show on Dec. 8 drew a crowd of 9,713 fans, generating $1.3 million in box office revenue. The tour’s Aussie trek ended on Dec. 19 in Sydney.
|HOT TOURS - JAN. 19, 2016|
|Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 12-18|
|Show Date Range|
|Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)|
|Total Attendance (Capacity)|
|Hallenstadion, Zurich (1/1)|
|Manchester Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/1)|
|Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)|
|SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/1)|
|Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/2)|
|Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)|
|Metropolitan, Rio de Janeiro (5/0)|
|Teatro Opera Allianz, Buenos Aires (1/0)|
|Luna Park, Buenos Aires (1/0)|
|Parque de la Exposicion, Lima, Peru (1/0)|
|Fairfield Halls, Croydon, U.K. (1/0)|
|Regent Theatre, Ipswich, U.K. (1/0)|
|Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, U.K. (1/0)|
|Sage, Gateshead, U.K. (1/0)|
|Usher Hall, Edinburgh, U.K. (1/0)|
|Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, U.K. (1/1)|
|Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, U.K. (1/0)|
|Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, U.K. (1/0)|
|De Montfort Hall, Leicester, U.K. (1/0)|
|Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)|
|Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, U.K. (1/0)|
|Symphony Hall, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)|
|Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)|
|Eventim Apollo, London (1/0)|
|Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)|
|SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)|
|9||JORGE E MATEUS|
|Citibank Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil (4/0)|
|10||DEF LEPPARD & WHITESNAKE|
|SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)|