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Just-Wrapped Journey & Def Leppard Tour Played to More Than 1 Million Fans

Journey & Def Leppard
Erik Kabik

Journey & Def Leppard

Impacting the Hot Tours recap (see below) dated Oct. 20, 2018, at No. 2 is Journey and Def Leppard, thanks to reports from the final leg of their North American co-headline tour. With the fourth leg’s $17.5 million included, the tour wraps with $97.1 million from 1,003,198 tickets sold, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. The trek’s biggest show was the fourth leg’s opener, a show at AT&T Park in San Francisco, grossing $3.9 million.   

The tour was extensive, playing 56 dates across the United States, plus two shows in Canada, in Toronto and Vancouver. The rock heavyweights alternated between venue sizes, enlisting extra support on the 10 stadium shows. Peter Frampton, The Pretenders, Cheap Trick and Foreigner guested whenever capacity exceeded 30,000. Toronto’s Rogers Centre was the biggest room they played throughout the trek, with 45,083 tickets available for sale.   


Keith Urban leads the latest recap 28 new reports for his Graffiti U World Tour. Urban adds $17.9 million to the trek’s total with arena and amphitheater shows dating July 15 through Oct. 6, 2018. Kelsea Ballerini and Lindsay Ell trade off supporting duties throughout the tour.   

The Graffiti U World Tour now boasts a total gross of $30.7 million across 48 shows so far. Urban has sold out nine of these dates, seven of which played in Canada. The tour traveled north for an eight-show run from Sept. 12 (Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick) to Sept. 25, 2018 (Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia). An Australian country singer, Urban has historically delivered strong numbers in Canada. On his 2016 ripCORD World Tour, he sold out 71% of his Canadian shows, compared to 16% of his U.S. shows.

The tour is split between AEG, Live Nation, and Sakamoto Entertainment, with additional dates promoted by Another Planet Entertainment, CMoore Live, and Red Mountain Entertainment. Urban will play in North America through Nov. 3 (American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas) before traveling to his native Australia for nine shows in January 2019.

See below for the full Hot Tours recap.

 HOT TOURS - OCT. 20, 2018
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 8-15
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
1Keith Urban
 July 15 - Oct. 6
 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M. (0/1)
 Shoreline Amphithratre, Mountain View, Calif. (0/1)
 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C. (0/1)
 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, Ga. (0/1)
 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (0/1)
 XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (0/1)
 Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (0/1)
 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (0/1)
 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (0/1)
 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Va. (0/1)
 Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, Ark. (0/1)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (0/1)
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (0/1)
 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (0/1)
 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick (1/1)
 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (1/1)
 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
 SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
 Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia (1/1)
 Matthew Knight Arena, Boise, Idaho (0/1)
 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (0/1)
 Adams Center, Missoula, Mont. (0/1)
 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz. (0/1)
 Laughlin Event Center, Laughlin, Nev. (0/1)
 Staples Center, Los Angeles (0/1)
 286,904 (416,622)
2Journey & Def Leppard
 Sept. 21 - Oct. 7
 AT&T Park, San Francisco (1/1)
 Petco Park, San Diego, Calif. (0/1)
 Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (1/1)
 Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, Idaho (1/1)
 Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
 The Gorge, George, Wash. (0/1)
 Rogers Arena, Vancouver (0/1)
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
 177,709 (181,531)
 Madison Square Garden, New York (4/4)
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn (3/3)
 114,710 (114,710)
4Ed Sheeran
 Oct. 4- 13
 Soldier Field, Chicago (1/1)
 Nissan Stadium, Nashville (1/1)
 Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
 144,575 (144,475)
5Queen + Adam Lambert
 Sept. 1 - 22
 The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (0/2)
 The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (0/3)
 The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (0/2)
 The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (3/3)
 46,866 (48,600)
6Alejandro Fernandez
 Aug. 23 - Oct. 7
 Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (0/1)
 American Airlines Arena, Miami (0/1)
 Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (0/1)
 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)
 SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (0/1)
 Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif. (0/1)
 American Airlines Center, Dallas (0/1)
 Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas (0/1)
 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas (0/1)
 Toyota Center, Houston (0/1)
 54,814 (77,023)
7Paul Simon
 Sept. 20 - 21
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 26,916 (26,916)
8Jeff Lynne's ELO
 Aug. 21 - 22
 Madison Square Garden, New York (0/2)
 25,593 (28,125)
9Sam Smith
 July 27 - Sept. 5
 Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (1/1)
 Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. (1/1)
 SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (1/1)
 36,796 (36,796)
10Foo Fighters
 July 16 - 17
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 31,343 (31,343)