Roger Waters Wraps North American Us + Them Tour, Grosses Over $18M From Latest Trek

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Roger Waters performs on stage during the 'US + THEM' tour at Rogers Arena on Oct. 28, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.

Roger Waters has completed the opening leg of his Us + Them world tour with a two-night engagement in Vancouver on Oct. 28 and 29, the last stop on a 45-city jaunt through North America that launched in late May. The tour's latest trek, from Oct. 2-29, has grossed over $18 million.

The Us + Them world tour ranks among this week’s 10 top-grossing Hot Tours (see list below) based on shows reported recently from the seven Canadian arenas that ended the opening run.

The tour’s first leg racked up $89 million in ticket sales from 63 concerts scheduled during a five-month stretch. More than 734,000 fans of the Pink Floyd alum caught the tour in North American markets during the run. 

Prior to the Canadian dates that all occurred in October, Waters performed stateside -- from the tour’s debut concert in Kansas City, Mo., on May 26 through a two-night stint in Boston to close out September. A three-show engagement at Staples Center in Los Angeles is the top grosser on the tour so far with $5.6 million at the box office from just over 38,000 sold seats. The top Canadian venue, Air Canada Centre is next with $4.6 million earned, also from a three-show run. The Toronto arena logged an overall attendance count of 40,061 -- the most tickets sold at any one venue during the opening leg of the tour.

The Us + Them tour is on hiatus for the remainder of 2017, but is set to resume in January with an Oceania leg that will include nine concerts booked in seven cities in Australia and New Zealand. A European run will follow from mid-April through Aug. 31, the last date scheduled so far.

Waters’ last tour, The Wall Live that ran from 2010 through 2013, currently ranks as the fifth highest grossing tour of all time, based on Billboard’s Boxscore archives. That tour was attended by more than 4.1 million fans and grossed $459 million from 219 performances. U2’s 360° tour (2009-2011) still heads up the all-time list with a total gross of $736 million.

  HOT TOURS - Nov. 7, 2017
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 31-Nov. 6
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 METALLICA
  $45,898,762
  July 5-Oct. 28
  Camping World Stadium, Orlando (1/0)
  Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (1/0)
  SunTrust Park, Atlanta (1/0)
  Comerica Park, Detroit (1/0)
  Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. (1/0)
  University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (1/0)
  Petco Park, San Diego (1/0)
  CenturyLink Field, Seattle (1/0)
  O2 Arena, London (2/0)
  SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland (1/1)
  Manchester (England) Arena (1/1)
  427,974 (475,466)
   
2 PAUL MCCARTNEY
  $19,432,610
  Oct. 13-20
  Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
  Allianz Parque, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
  Estádio do Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1/0)
  Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil (1/0)
  173,086 (200,489)
   
3 ROGER WATERS
  $18,651,180
  Oct. 2-29
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (3/3)
  Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City (2/2)
  Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (1/0)
  Bell Centre, Montreal (3/0)
  Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/0)
  Rogers Place, Edmonton (2/0)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (2/0)
  167,533 (179,221)
   
4 THE WEEKND
  $10,456,393
  Sept. 6-Oct. 29
  Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/0)
  TD Garden, Boston (1/0)
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/0)
  Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
  Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/0)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/0)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)
  Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/0)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/0)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  132,906 (143,794)
   
5 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
  $9,496,688
  Sept. 7-28
  Dow Event Center, Saginaw, Mich. (1/0)
  DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich. (1/0)
  Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y. (1/0)
  TD Garden, Boston (1/0)
  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
  U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati (1/0)
  Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.) (1/1)
  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh (1/0)
  98,788 (101,651)
   
6 ELTON JOHN
  $8,482,620
  Sept. 22-30
  BB Print Stadium, Mackay, Australia (1/0)
  WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia (1/0)
  Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Australia (2/1)
  Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns, Australia (1/0)
  68,098 (71,364)
   
7 TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL
  $7,678,672
  Oct. 12-27
  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh (1/1)
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
  Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum (1/1)
  BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
  Amway Arena, Orlando (1/1)
  KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/1)
  94,997 (94,997)
   
8 DEAD & COMPANY
  $6,357,746
  June 30-July 1
  Wrigley Field, Chicago (2/0)
  79,489 (86,856)
   
9 KID ROCK
  $6,218,557
  Sept. 6-20
  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
  Little Caesars Arena, Detroit (6/6)
  97,306 (97,600)
   
10 TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
  $5,356,430
  Sept. 21-25
  Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (3/0)
  49,217 (52,205)
   
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