Coldplay's 'Head Full of Dreams' Tour: $144 Million Earned (So Far)

Paul Familetti
Coldplay perform at MetLife Stadium on July 16, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J.

Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour has grossed $144.3 million (so far!) according to data reported to Billboard Boxscore. That sizable sum is for the world tour’s European and Latin American legs, which played 30 shows and to 1.7 million fans.

The tour is currently on the road in the U.S., and will head to Australia and New Zealand in December.

The band tops the weekly Hot Tours roundup (see list, below), with the final European dates reported from the tour that is currently on the road in North America. The run through Europe kicked off in France on May 24 and stretched for six weeks, wrapping on July 6 in Denmark.

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This tally includes the final five stadiums on the European itinerary, beginning with a two-night stint at the 55,000-seat Amsterdam Arena on June 23 and 24. Sellouts at Berlin’s Olympiastadion, Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion and Friends Arena in the Stockholm market followed before the British band made its final stop in Europe at Copenhagen’s Telia Parken -- also a two-night engagement. The Danish capital city’s soccer stadium produced the top box office counts among the five venues with $9.1 million earned from 144,475 sold seats on July 5 and 6.

The tour’s third leg, a seven-week trek through U.S. markets, launched on July 16 and is due to wrap on Sept. 3 in the San Francisco Bay Area. A final jaunt through four markets in New Zealand and Australia will close out the tour in December.

Iron Maiden also lands on this Hot Tours recap at No. 2 with the final counts reported from its own trek through Europe that included headlining dates and festival appearances at 32 cities in 24 countries during a 10-week span.

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The European tour was the final leg of the band’s Book of Souls World Tour that played in six continents from Feb. 24 through Aug. 4. Overall ticket sales from the tour reached $54.6 million from 47 reported shows with 816,721 tickets sold during the 23-week run.

Included in this week’s tally for Iron Maiden are 13 concerts from the band’s final stretch through Europe that added $19.5 million in revenue to the tour’s overall box office counts. Among these final shows, the highest gross was logged at Ullevi Stadion in Gothenburg, Sweden. With a crowd of 54,507 in attendance and $4.1 million in ticket sales, the June 17 performance ranks as the Book of Souls Tour’s highest-grossing single engagement worldwide.

 HOT TOURS - AUGUST 23, 2016
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Aug. 16-22
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1COLDPLAY
 $31,261,670
 June 23-July 6
 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (2/2)
 Olympiastadion, Berlin (1/1)
 Volksparkstadion, Hamburg (1/1)
 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden (1/1)
 Telia Parken, Copenhagen (2/2)
 414,468 (414,468)
  
2IRON MAIDEN
 $19,566,602
 May 31-July 30
 Waldbühne, Berlin (1/1)
 GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands (1/0)
 Telenor Arena, Oslo (1/1)
 Ullevi Stadion, Gothenburg, Sweden (1/0)
 Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark (1/0)
 Kantolan tapahtumapuisto, Hämeenlinna, Finland (1/0)
 Stadion Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland (1/0)
 Eden Arena, Prague (1/0)
 MEO Arena, Lisbon (1/1)
 Barclaycard Center, Madrid (1/1)
 Mediolanum Forum, Milan (1/1)
 Piazza Unita d'Italia, Trieste, Italy (1/0)
 Piata Constitutiei, Bucharest (1/0)
 278,158 (292,955)
  
3KENNY CHESNEY
 $8,155,754
 Aug. 4-13
 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
 Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. (1/0)
 Ford Field, Detroit (1/0)
 105,040 (114,584)
  
4DRAKE & FUTURE
 $6,804,352
 Aug. 4-8
 Madison Square Garden, New York (4/4)
 58,085 (58,085)
  
5DEF LEPPARD
 $2,065,089
 July 9-Aug. 8
 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
 Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. (1/0)
 Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/0)
 23,525 (26,094)
  
6TWENTY ONE PILOTS
 $1,952,326
 July 21-Aug. 11
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (2/2)
 41,661 (41,661)
  
7PHISH
 $1,707,355
 July 18-20
 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (3/3)
 26,265 (26,265)
  
8SHAWN MENDES
 $1,156,900
 Aug. 10-17
 Fox Theatre, Detroit (1/1)
 Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore (1/1)
 Erie County Fair, Hamburg, N.Y. (1/1)
 Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia (1/1)
 Tsongas Center at Umass Lowell, Lowell, Mass. (1/1)
 31,302 (31,302)
  
9DADDY YANKEE & DON OMAR
 $993,009
 July 30
 Madison Square Garden, New York (1/0)
 12,782 (15,133)
  
10THE CURE
 $985,271
 July 31
 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (1/1)
 10,944 (10,944)