Marc Anthony Becomes Second-Highest Grossing Latin Touring Artist

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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
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1U2
 $6,405,471
 Nov. 5 - 10
 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (4/4)
 46,529 (46,529)
  
2Marc Anthony
 $5,526,298
 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)
  
3Drake
 $2,645,654
 Nov. 1
 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (0/2)
 20,132 (20,268)
  
4Billy Joel
 $2,352,151
 Nov. 10
 Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
 18,672 (18,672)
  
5Twenty One Pilots
 $2,328,262
 Oct. 16 - Nov. 10
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (0/1)
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
 27,954 (28,323)
  
6Elton John
 $2,179,947
 Oct. 24
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (0/1)
 14,447 (14,513)
  
7Josh Groban
 $1,260,594
 Oct. 19 - Nov. 10
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (0/1)
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (0/1)
 13,579 (15,666)
  
8Alejandro Fernandez
 $972,507
 Nov. 11
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (0/1)
 9,551 (10,775)
  
9Def Leppard
 $718,147
 Nov. 10
 ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney (1/1)
 7,649 (7,649)
  
10Russ
 $709,651
 Nov. 9
 Staples Center, Los Angeles (0/1)
 11,963 (13,167)

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