5 Seconds of Summer's World Tour Finishes On Top

Tom Van Schelven
5 Seconds of Summer

Plus: Dixie Chicks’ North American and European run racks up $50 million

5 Seconds of Summer leads the latest Hot Tours tally (see list, below) with the final grosses reported for the conclusion of the band's Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour. The trek was the group's second headlining tour, which covered four continents during an eight month span in 2016.

With the bulk of the tour’s box office stats reported during the past week, $26 million in ticket sales earns the Australian quartet the top slot on the Hot Tours roundup.

Add that sum to grosses reported earlier this year and the tour wrapped with an overall box office take of $39 million from 743,906 sold seats at 102 performances.

Touring in support of its second studio album, Sounds Good Feels Good, released in Oct. 2015, the band hit the road in mid-February with an 11-show sweep through Asian markets. A European leg kicked off on April 5 with 34 cities booked in 15 countries through mid-June. A North American jaunt was next and continued through late-September and, finally, a three-city stint in the group’s home country wrapped with two shows in Sydney on Oct. 4 and 5.

London’s O2 Arena produced the highest gross and attendance counts during the tour with $1.3 million in sales earned from 25,408 fans at sold out performances on April 7 and 8, but the highest gross for a single performance was $838,378 at Manila’s SM Mall of Asia Arena on March 12. Among the venues the hosted the tour for one show, Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania, drew the largest crowd with 13,887 present on July 2.

Dixie Chicks follow at No. 2 on the Hot Tours recap based on $19.4 million in box office revenue from 24 of the final 2016 concerts on the DCX MMXVI World Tour, reported during the past week by concert promoter Live Nation. Although the country trio is set to resume the tour next spring in Australia, this year’s trek through Europe and North America wrapped on Oct. 10.

Overall sales surpass the $50 million mark worldwide based on concerts reported to Billboard Boxscore in 2016. The top box office counts came from one of the tour’s multiple-show engagements in North America, a two-night stint at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on June 21 and 22. With just over $2 million in sales, the shows were attended by a total of 30,477 fans. Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena logged the highest gross among the single-show dates with a $1.5 take on Aug. 17.

Based on reported Boxscores, gross and attendance averages from the current tour are about 25 percent higher than the Dixie Chicks’ last U.S. trek, the Accidents & Accusations Tour a decade ago. The new tour’s performances compare more closely to the Top of the World Tour counts from 2003. This year’s gross averages are similar to that trek, although the number of sold tickets per show was about 12 percent higher 13 years ago.

 HOT TOURS - NOVEMBER 1, 2016
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 25-31
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
15 SECONDS OF SUMMER
 $25,957,822
 Feb. 19-Oct. 5
 Century Hall, Nagoya, Japan (1/0)
 Intex, Osaka, Japan (1/0)
 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (2/1)
 Grand Stage, Shanghai, China (1/0)
 NTU Sports Center, Taipei, Taiwan (1/0)
 Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1/0)
 The Star Theatre, Singapore (1/0)
 Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Jakarta (1/0)
 Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand (1/0)
 AsiaWorld-Arena, Hong Kong (1/0)
 SM Mall of Asia Arena, Manila (1/0)
 Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
 Brighton Centre, Brighton, U.K. (1/0)
 First Direct Arena, Leeds, U.K. (1/0)
 Capital FM Arean, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
 Genting Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (2/0)
 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (2/0)
 SSE Arena, Belfast, U.K. (1/0)
 3Arena, Dublin (2/0)
 Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna (1/0)
 Arena de Verona, Italy (1/1)
 Palalottomatica, Rome (1/1)
 Olympiahalle, Munich (1/0)
 AccorHotels Arena, Paris (1/0)
 Zenith, Lille, France (1/0)
 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (2/0)
 Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
 Galaxie, Amneville, France (1/0)
 Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark (1/0)
 Forum, Copenhagen (1/0)
 Spektrum, Oslo (1/0)
 Ericsson Globe, Stockholm (1/0)
 Hartwall Areena, Helsinki (1/0)
 Saku Suurhall, Tallinn, Estonia (1/0)
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (1/0)
 SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (1/0)
 Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (1/0)
 Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (1/0)
 Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid (1/0)
 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
 BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)
 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/0)
 Pepsi Center, Denver (1/0)
 USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/0)
 White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash. (1/0)
 Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/0)
 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash. (1/0)
 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
 Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif. (1/0)
 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irivne, Calif. (1/0)
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix (1/0)
 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque (1/0)
 AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/0)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/0)
 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas (1/0)
 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/0)
 Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico (1/1)
 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)
 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (1/1)
 Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (2/0)
 489,696 (721,416)
  
2DIXIE CHICKS
 $19,421,696
 Aug. 12-Oct. 10
 Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/0)
 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, Ga. (1/1)
 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/0)
 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/0)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
 USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
 BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
 Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/0)
 I wireless Center, Moline, Ill. (1/0)
 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
 First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/0)
 KFC Yum! Center, Louisivlle, Ky. (1/0)
 Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio (1/0)
 Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis. (1/0)
 Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
 SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/0)
 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
 Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/0)
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/1)
 274,353 (319,553)
  
3PHISH
 $8,903,461
 Sept. 2-Oct. 25
 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo. (3/0)
 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C. (2/0)
 Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/0)
 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville (2/2)
 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, Ga. (2/0)
 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (2/0)
 151,201 (169,918)
  
4DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
 $5,952,568
 July 19-Sept. 4
 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
 Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irivne, Calif. (1/0)
 The Gorge, George, Wash. (3/0)
 102,932 (116,676)
  
5DRAKE & FUTURE
 $1,752,511
 Aug. 21
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 13,402 (13,402)
  
6BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR
 $1,353,781
 Sept. 23
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 16,899 (16,899)
  
7AC/DC
 $1,216,141
 Sept. 20
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 14,089 (14,089)
  
8SIA
 $749,417
 Oct. 21
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/0)
 11,131 (13,530)
  
9BJORK
 $500,841
 Sept. 24
 Eventim Apollo, London (1/1)
 5,136 (5,136)
  
10BONNIE RAITT
 $289,539
 Oct. 22
 Fox Theatre, Atlanta (1/0)
 3,978 (4,426)