LCD Soundsystem Scores on Hot Tours Tally With Fall Run

Ruvan Wijesooriya
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem earns a slot on the latest weekly recap of Hot Tours (see list below) based on two sold out performances during the group’s recent fall trek. On the road in support of its September release American Dream, the reunited band played the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Nov. 14 and 15, grossing more than $1.1 million from 17,069 sold tickets.

The Bay Area was one of two west coast markets included on the run through North American cities that stretched from October through December. The fall tour schedule also included Los Angeles as well as Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Montreal and Toronto among others. A multiple-show stint in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y. closed out the run through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping just before the Christmas holiday.

LCD Soundsystem announced its reunion in early 2016 after a disbandment that lasted nearly five years. Steady concert appearances during the past two years in North America and Europe -- along with a handful of dates in Australia, Japan and Mexico -- led up to the release of the new album on Sept. 1. American Dream, the band’s first album in seven years, spawned two nominations at the upcoming 60th Grammy Awards on Jan. 28.

The world tour is set to resume later this month with an appearance in Colorado, but the band will head to Australia and New Zealand in February for a trek through five cities Down Under. Latin America and Europe is on the itinerary from March through June.

From 24 concerts reported to Billboard Boxscore for LCD Soundsystem since the beginning of 2016, the performances -- aside from festival appearances -- are averaging a gross of about $200,000 per show from primarily theater-sized venues. Booked buildings do vary in size, however, from clubs to arena-sized setups. The sold ticket counts so far average about 3,500 seats per date, but attendance totals vary considerably depending on the venue capacity.

 HOT TOURS - Jan. 9, 2018
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 2-8
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1ABEL PINTOS
 $3,555,990
 Dec. 16-18
 Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires (2/2)
 53,678 (53,678)
  
2TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
 $2,011,625
 Dec. 3-20
 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (2/2)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/1)
 32,771 (32,771)
  
3KASKADE
 $1,448,678
 Dec. 30-31
 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (2/2)
 17,000 (17,000)
  
4LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
 $1,130,821
 Nov. 14-15
 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (2/2)
 17,069 (17,069)
  
5KEVIN HART
 $1,049,010
 Dec. 30
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
 9,340 (9,340)
  
6JAY-Z
 $954,552
 Dec. 17
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/0)
 11,459 (15,370)
  
7XSCAPE
 $787,272
 Jan. 5
 Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)
 11,757 (11,757)
  
8AMY GRANT & MICHAEL W. SMITH
 $431,997
 Dec. 10
 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
 9,046 (9,046)
  
9SEVEN LIONS
 $415,750
 Nov. 18
 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (1/1)
 8,500 (8,500)
  
10LIAM GALLAGHER
 $380,502
 Jan. 4
 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (1/1)
 5,380 (5,380)