Dierks Bentley's 'What the Hell' Tour Earns $26 Million

Dierks Bentley
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Dierks Bentley performs during his 'What The Hell' world tour at Shoreline Amphitheatre on August 20, 2017 in Mountain View, Calif.

The country star's tour played to over 660,000 fans at more than 50 shows in the U.S. and Canada.

The final box office counts have been reported for Dierks Bentley’s What The Hell tour, and the trek brought in $26.4 million in revenue and played to 660,507 fans.

The tour visited 51 North American cities this year, while the country headliner ranks among the highest-grossing country tours of 2017, based on grosses reported to Billboard Boxscore. He performed single shows in 51 U.S. and Canadian markets – with 22 sellouts.

The last 22 performances of the tour -- occurring June 16 through Sept. 2 -- were reported during the past week, earning Bentley the No. 2 slot on the weekly recap of Hot Tours (see list below). Sales from these final dates totaled $13.1 million from 372,235 sold seats.

The largest crowd of the tour was tracked at Klipsch Music Center in the Indianapolis market with 24,560 fans in the house on July 22. That event topped the attendance count at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill. by just 33 tickets, but the Chicago-area amphitheater produced the top gross of the tour: $820,107 on July 28.

The What The Hell tour launched on Jan. 19 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio and continued through Sept. 2. Bentley’s final performance was a sold out date at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in the Denver suburb of Englewood.

  HOT TOURS - Sept. 26, 2017
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Sept. 19-25
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 U2
  $18,711,910
  Sept. 12-22
  Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans (1/1)
  University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
  Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif. (1/1)
  171,164 (171,164)
   
2 DIERKS BENTLEY
  $13,103,904
  June 16-Sept. 2
  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/1)
  Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)
  Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)
  KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/1)
  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/0)
  American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/0)
  Daily's Place, Jacksonville (1/1)
  Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach (1/0)
  Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/1)
  Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
  BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (1/0)
  Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif. (1/1)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
  Honda Center, Anaheim (1/1)
  Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/1)
  Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque (1/0)
  Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colo. (1/1)
  372,235 (415,184)
   
3 NEIL DIAMOND
  $11,950,213
  July 14-Aug. 8
  INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/1)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
  KeyArena, Seattle (1/1)
  Moda Center, Portland (1/1)
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/1)
  Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/1)
  121,687 (121,687)
   
4 LADY GAGA
  $3,629,942
  Sept. 10-11
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (2/2)
  32,296 (32,296)
   
5 JANET JACKSON
  $1,708,430
  Sept. 9-23
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
  Honda Center, Anaheim (1/0)
  21,495 (25,466)
   
6 ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
  $1,237,100
  Sept. 15
  T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (1/0)
  9,614 (12,561)
   
7 J. COLE
  $1,038,009
  Aug. 18
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  11,050 (11,050)
   
8 QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
  $1,034,567
  Aug. 5
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  9,260 (9,260)
   
9 MARC ANTHONY
  $1,024,331
  Sept. 16
  Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/0)
  7,205 (10,579)
   
10 GLORIA TREVI & ALEJANDRA GUZMÁN
  $919,771
  Sept. 14-17
  The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (2/1)
  7,550 (7,772)
   
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