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Demi Lovato's Tell Me You Love Me World Tour Earns $20 Million in Opening Run

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Demi Lovato performs onstage during the "Tell Me You Love Me" World Tour at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on March 16, 2018 in New York City. 

Heading up Billboard’s weekly slate of highest-grossing Hot Tours (see list, below) is Demi Lovato, who tallied more than $20 million during the opening leg of her 2018 Tell Me You Love Me World Tour. With concerts set in 20 cities in North America, the pop singer hit the road on Feb. 26 in support of her album Tell Me You Love Me. From her sold-out launch at San Diego’s Viejas Arena through the final concert Stateside at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on April 2, she performed for more than 262,000 fans.

The top grosser among the 20 venues on the tour’s first jaunt was Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with more than $1.5 million in revenue. The March 16 performance -- her first in the metropolitan New York City market on this tour -- logged a total sold ticket count of 15,249. Other highlights on the trek include Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., which drew the largest crowd on the run: A total of 16,141 tickets were sold at the arena for her sold-out stint on March 24. The two Canadian markets included were Montreal and Toronto, with shows on March 17 and 19, respectively. DJ Khaled and Kehlani served as opening artists for the North American trek, produced by Live Nation.

Europe is the next destination for the Tell Me You Love Me tour, which is set to kick off on May 24 in Northern Ireland. With both arena dates and festival appearances on the schedule, Lovato will stay on the continent through the end of June. Later, a run through Latin American markets is booked in the fall, beginning in Mexico on Sept. 20.

Lovato last appeared on the road in a co-headlining turn with pop star Nick Jonas in 2016. Dubbed the Future Now tour, the trek played primarily in North America that year, grossing more than $16 million from 280,045 sold seats. The jaunt included 37 dates in U.S. and Canadian cities, as reported by Live Nation.

 HOT TOURS - APRIL 10, 2018
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported March 27-April 9
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
 Feb. 26-April 2
 Viejas Arena, San Diego (1/1)
 SAP Center, San Jose (1/0)
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/0)
 Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/0)
 American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
 Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit (1/0)
 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/1)
 Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
 Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/0)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/0)
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
 TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
 American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
 Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
 Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
 262,403 (273,981)
 Feb. 15-March 21
 Madison Square Garden, New York (3/3)
 Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
 American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
 68,794 (68,794)
 Feb. 24-27
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/0)
 BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/0)
 Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
 35,334 (38,297)
 March 22
 Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
 17,288 (17,288)
 March 17-26
 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (1/1)
 American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
 29,776 (32,725)
 March 23-25
 EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va. (1/1)
 Agganis Arena, Boston (1/1)
 Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
 22,744 (22,744)
 March 9-11
 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles (1/0)
 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/0)
 SAP Center, San Jose (1/0)
 20,463 (26,018)
 March 2-11
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (1/1)
 Hallenstadion, Zurich (1/0)
 22,235 (22,304)
 March 2-23
 Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan (1/1)
 Radio City Music Hall, New York (1/0)
 Pepsi Center, Denver (1/0)
 24,993 (27,384)
 March 12-14
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (1/0)
 Hallenstadion, Zurich (1/0)
 22,878 (26,893)