New Kids on the Block's 2017 Total Package Tour Earns $40 Million

New Kids on the Block perform during The Total Package Tour
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New Kids on the Block perform during The Total Package Tour at KeyArena on June 7, 2017 in Seattle.

Final box-office counts have been reported for New Kids on the Block’s Total Package Tour, which wrapped last month after a nine-week run through 46 North American cities. Ticket sales from the Live Nation-produced trek surpassed the $40 million mark from more than half a million sold seats at 48 performances. The summertime jaunt lands in the second slot on the weekly tally of 10 top-grossing Hot Tours (see list below).

The tour launch coincided with the release of Thankful, the boy band’s EP that bowed on May 12; the opening concert was held on the same day in Columbus, Ohio. Joining the summer trek were Paula Abdul, returning to the road for the first time in 25 years, and Boyz II Men, who also provided support for New Kids on the Block’s original Package Tour four years ago.

The Total Package Tour was a career retrospective, heavy on the early hits along with music from the new EP. A highlight of the jaunt was a performance at Fenway Park in the band’s hometown of Boston. The July 8 event drew 34,519 fans to the historic stadium, racking up more than $2.8 million in sales. The top-grossing arena during the trek was Allstate Arena in the Chicago market. With a total of 22,332 fans present for concerts on June 15 and 16, the box office take was just under $1.8 million.

A single amphitheater show and a club date – both in Southern California - were also included on the Total Package Tour schedule. The band played the Hollywood Bowl early in June for a crowd of more than 17,000 fans, grossing $1.5 million. The sole club performance was held on May 27 at Anaheim’s House of Blues. The sold-out event was part of the recently relocated venue’s 25th-anniversary celebration.

The tour’s final concert was on July 16 at the 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The sold-out show drew 5,385 fans.

  HOT TOURS - Aug. 1, 2017
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported July 25-31
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 U2
  $50,126,030
  July 8-22
  Twickenham Stadium, London (2/2)
  Olympiastadion, Berlin (1/1)
  Stadio Olimpico, Rome (2/2)
  Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona (1/1)
  Croke Park, Dublin (1/1)
  433,309 (433,309)
   
2 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
  $40,349,533
  May 12-July 16
  Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
  U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati (1/0)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/0)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
  BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/1)
  House of Blues, Anaheim (1/1)
  T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (1/0)
  Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
  Viejas Arena, San Diego (1/0)
  Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/0)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/0)
  SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (1/0)
  Moda Center, Portland (1/1)
  KeyArena, Seattle (1/0)
  Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/0)
  CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/0)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/0)
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (2/0)
  Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/0)
  Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/0)
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/0)
  KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/0)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/0)
  Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/0)
  Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.) (1/0)
  Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (1/0)
  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh (1/0)
  Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/0)
  PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. (1/0)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/0)
  Fenway Park, Boston (1/1)
  Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (1/0)
  PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
  Spectrum Center, Charlotte (1/0)
  Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/0)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
  Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Fla. (1/1)
  533,578 (589,521)
   
3 ED SHEERAN
  $22,128,968
  June 29-July 30
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/2)
  KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (2/2)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (2/2)
  Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City (1/1)
  Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
  Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
  SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
  Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta (2/2)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
  Tacoma (Wash.) Dome (1/1)
  Moda Center, Portland (1/1)
  256,850 (256,850)
   
4 DEPECHE MODE
  $18,688,516
  July 1-23
  Stade de France, Paris (1/1)
  Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany (1/1)
  SKK Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia (1/1)
  Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow (1/1)
  NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kiev, Ukraine (1/1)
  PGE Narodowy, Warsaw (1/1)
  Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1/1)
  276,685 (276,685)
   
5 BILLY JOEL
  $4,753,087
  July 28
  Target Field, Minneapolis (1/1)
  38,964 (38,964)
   
6 SAM HUNT
  $3,821,445
  July 21-29
  Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (1/1)
  XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/1)
  CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (1/1)
  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/0)
  Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/1)
  103,287 (105,986)
   
7 SHAWN MENDES
  $3,536,782
  July 21-29
  AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/1)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)
  Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
  73,266 (73,266)
   
8 J. COLE
  $3,043,369
  July 9-15
  Honda Center, Anaheim (1/0)
  Oracle Arena, Oakland (2/2)
  38,739 (41,002)
   
9 KENDRICK LAMAR
  $1,249,664
  July 15
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  11,441 (11,441)
   
10 PENN & TELLER
  $1,183,400
  June 20-25
  Eventim Apollo, London (6/0)
  18,472 (19,721)
   
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