Jason Aldean Burns Up Latest Hot Tours Recap

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Jason Aldean performs onstage during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.  

Jason Aldean heads up the weekly listing of Hot Tours with the first box office stats reported from his We Were Here tour that kicked off on Jan. 14. The first leg of the tour ran for six weeks, hitting 18 cities in the U.S. through the end of February with Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses as show openers.

The highest-grossing performance during the opening dates was the last show on the schedule, a sold out performance at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. on Feb. 27. Sales totaled $778,363 from 12,543 sold seats at the 87-year-old arena. Omaha, Neb. produced the largest crowd, though, with 12,717 fans in the house for a Jan. 22 concert at the CenturyLink Center. So far on the tour, Aldean has performed 19 shows at 18 arenas in the U.S., racking up $9.3 million in revenue from more than 172,000 sold tickets.

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The We Were Here trek follows the country star’s Burn It Down tour that ran for a year-and-a-half in support of his October 2014 release, Old Boots, New Dirt. That solo headlining run, attended by more than 1.5 million fans, wrapped last October with an overall gross of $69.9 million earned at 100 concerts. Aldean also co-headlined with Kenny Chesney at 10 stadiums last summer grossing $59.7 million from 12 performances.

Bruce Springsteen appears on the Hot Tours recap for the second consecutive week based on reported box office stats from his River tour that is currently on the road in North American markets through the end of April. Sold out concerts in four venues give the rock legend the No. 2 slot in the tally with $8.9 million in sold ticket revenue. Since kicking off his River tour with the E Street Band on Jan. 16, Springsteen’s overall gross at 18 performances now totals $39.5 million from 312,382 sold tickets.

Carrie Underwood’s third place ranking comes from $4.3 million earned at the final five performances of her Storyteller tour’s opening leg in the U.S. during February. Although she is currently on a brief five-city swing through Europe, she is set to kick off the tour’s second North American run on March 17. The jaunt through 32 cities will wrap in Canada at the end of May.

 HOT TOURS - MARCH 8, 2016
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported March 1-7
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1JASON ALDEAN
 $9,335,231
 Jan. 14-Feb. 27
 i wireless Center, Moline, Ill. (1/0)
 Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/1)
 U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Ill. (2/1)
 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/0)
 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/0)
 JQH Arena, Springfield, Mo. (1/1)
 Alerus Center, Grand Forks, N.D. (1/0)
 Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, N.D. (1/1)
 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)
 Landers Center, Southaven, Miss. (1/1)
 Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/0)
 Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Mo. (1/1)
 Berglund Center, Roanoke, Va. (1/0)
 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (1/0)
 Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, N.C. (1/1)
 Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. (1/0)
 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/1)
 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
 172,844 (189,441)
  
2BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
 $8,995,120
 Feb. 23-29
 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (1/1)
 First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y. (1/1)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
 68,631 (68,631)
  
3CARRIE UNDERWOOD
 $4,321,316
 Feb. 17-25
 CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)
 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va. (1/1)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
 Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
 64,517 (64,517)
  
4LUKE BRYAN
 $2,593,332
 Feb. 25-27
 Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (2/2)
 29,434 (29,434)
  
5IRON MAIDEN
 $2,519,201
 Feb. 24-28
 BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
 BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)
 32,899 (32,899)
  
6PRINCE
 $1,554,860
 Feb. 25
 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (1/0)
 12,057 (13,206)
  
7KEVIN HART
 $824,246
 Feb. 6
 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/1)
 9,884 (9,884)
  
8YANNI
 $530,165
 Feb. 5-14
 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla. (1/1)
 Dr. Phillips Center, Walt Disney Theater, Orlando (1/0)
 Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, Fla. (1/1)
 6,528 (6,591)
  
9DIANA ROSS
 $478,244
 Feb. 6-25
 Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah, Ga. (1/1)
 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla. (1/0)
 Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Midland, Texas (1/0)
 5,528 (6,246)
  
10ANA GABRIEL
 $313,238
 Feb. 28
 Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan (1/0)
 3,552 (4,578)