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
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1METALLICA
 $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)
  
2PAUL 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)
  
3ROGER 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)
  
4THE 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)
  
5BOB 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)
  
6ELTON 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)
  
7TIM 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)
  
8DEAD & COMPANY
 $6,357,746
 June 30-July 1
 Wrigley Field, Chicago (2/0)
 79,489 (86,856)
  
9KID 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)
  
10TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
 $5,356,430
 Sept. 21-25
 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (3/0)
 49,217 (52,205)