Lady Gaga leads the pack on the latest tally of top-grossing Hot Tours (see list, below) with $9 million in ticket sales from her Joanne World Tour that was cut short in early February due to chronic pain. The pop star was in Europe for the tour’s final leg, originally planned for last fall but postponed until January due to her continuing health issues. With the final 10 concerts cut from the schedule, she played her last show in Birmingham, England on Feb. 1.
With final box office counts reported by promoter Live Nation, the overall gross from the run reached $95 million based on 841,935 sold tickets at 49 performances. The Joanne trek launched on Aug. 1 and was booked in North America and Europe primarily in arenas, but it also included her first four headlining concerts in U.S. stadiums. She played Major League ballparks in New York City, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco with more than 218,000 tickets sold at six performances.
The stadium dates were the top grossers on the tour with the highest counts logged at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The venue hosted 69,978 fans at two performances in late August with a total take of $9.5 million. The Forum in Los Angeles claims the top gross among the arenas with $3.6 million in sales from a two-night run during Gaga’s second week on the road. The arena with the highest sold ticket count was Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center with 32,296 sold seats on Sept. 10 & 11.