Marc Anthony Becomes Second-Highest Grossing Latin Touring Artist

Marc Anthony
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Marc Anthony performs in concert at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 28, 2018 in New York City. 

Reports from the first leg of Marc Anthony’s Legacy Tour land him at No. 2 on the Hot Tours recap (see below) dated Nov. 24, 2018, with $5.5 million, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. In all, The Legacy Tour has grossed $8 million and sold 67,149 tickets.

The seven shows that have played so far were promoted by Cardenas Marketing Network. Anthony started on a high note, grossing $576,000 at Boston’s Agganis Arena on Oct. 25 and grew from there, reaching a peak with $3.4 million at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Nov. 16-17.

The beginning of The Legacy Tour brings Anthony’s career total grosses, as reported to Billboard Boxscore, to $211.3 million. With these figures, he passes Santana ($206.6 million) to become the second-highest grossing Latin artist since Boxscore began tracking touring data in 1990. The only Latin artist who has out-grossed Anthony is Luis Miguel, with a towering total of $278.5 million.

Anthony’s career figure combines the $185 million he has grossed on solo headline tours with his cut of five co-headline tours.

The Legacy Tour will continue to play across the U.S. through a scheduled date at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. on Feb. 23, 2019. Further down the list at No. 8 is one of Anthony’s former touring partners, Alejandro Fernandez. Powered by the $972,000 gross at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Fernandez’s own career total bumps to $119.9 million.

See below for the full list, including appearances by Billy Joel, Josh Groban and Elton John.

  HOT TOURS - NOV. 24, 2018
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 13-19
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 U2
  Nov. 5 - 10
  3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (4/4)
  46,529 (46,529)
2 Marc Anthony
  Oct. 25 - Nov. 17
  Agganis Arena, Boston (0/1)
  AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas (1/1)
  Bert Ogden Arena, Edinburg, Texas (0/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla. (2/2)
  44,849 (47,758)
3 Drake
  Nov. 1
  Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (0/2)
  20,132 (20,268)
4 Billy Joel
  Nov. 10
  Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
  18,672 (18,672)
5 Twenty One Pilots
  Oct. 16 - Nov. 10
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (0/1)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  27,954 (28,323)
6 Elton John
  Oct. 24
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (0/1)
  14,447 (14,513)
7 Josh Groban
  Oct. 19 - Nov. 10
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (0/1)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (0/1)
  13,579 (15,666)
8 Alejandro Fernandez
  Nov. 11
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (0/1)
  9,551 (10,775)
9 Def Leppard
  Nov. 10
  ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney (1/1)
  7,649 (7,649)
10 Russ
  Nov. 9
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (0/1)
  11,963 (13,167)

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