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Troye Sivan's Bloom Tour Does Blockbuster Business in Asia

Sivan played his most-attended and highest-grossing shows ever in Shanghai and Seoul.

After launching the Bloom Tour in September with a two-month North American leg, Troye Sivan is hitting his stride with a handful of Asian dates in April. Sivan impacts the Hot Tours recap dated May 25, 2019, at No. 3, fueled by an April 22 performance at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena and an April 27 show at Seoul’s Olympic Gymnasium #2. Combined, these and two other shows in Taipei, Taiwan, and Tokyo grossed $2.9 million and sold 32,210 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

The April 22 and 27 performances set a personal record for the South African-born, Australian-raised singer-songwriter. They each grossed $1.2 million, selling 13,916 tickets (Seoul) and 12,138 tickets (Shanghai) respectively. These figures mark the highest-grossing, most-attended and highest-charting engagements of his career. In terms of pure gross, his previous bests were $366,000 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 9, 2018, and $310,000 at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on Oct. 30, 2018.

Those domestic grosses are less than one-third of what Sivan earned in Seoul and Shanghai. This may be due to heavy anticipation, as this was his first Asian tour, after extensive touring in North America, Europe and, on his 2016 Blue Neighbourhood Tour, in Australia. He has yet to bring the Bloom Tour to his native Australia, but considering he performed better there on a per-show basis than in North America in 2016, we can reasonably expect similarly strong results on his next trek down under.

Sivan’s worldwide tour takes its name from his sophomore full-length studio album Bloom, which became his highest-charting title on the Billboard 200 when it debuted and peaked at No. 4 on Sept. 15, 2018.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, topped by Ed Sheeran and Pink. Both pop superstars pull double duty, as they also lead the April Boxscore report. Further down the list, Aerosmith begin their Las Vegas residency and comedian Trevor Noah tours throughout the U.S.

 HOT TOURS - MAY 25, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported May 14 - 20
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
1Ed Sheeran
 April 4 - 28
 Taoyuan City Stadium, Taoyuan, Taiwan (1/1)
 Tokyo Dome, Tokyo (1/1)
 National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (0/1)
 Fantasy Road Outdoor Venue, Hong Kong, China (1/1)
 Songdo Moonlight Festival Park, Incheon, South Korea (0/1)
 Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan (1/1)
 National Stadium, Singapore (1/1)
 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand (0/1)
 277,864 (284,951)
 April 1 - 27
 Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (1/1)
 Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (1/1)
 Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
 Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. (1/1)
 SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (1/1)
 Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind. (1/1)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (2/2)
 129,787 (129,787)
3Troye Sivan
 April 22 - 29
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China (1/1)
 Toyosu PIT, Tokyo (0/1)
 Olympic Gymnasium #2, Seoul, South Korea (0/1)
 Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan (1/1)
 32,210 (32,434)
 April 6 - 26
 The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (0/9)
 46,358 (47,006)
5John Mellencamp
 April 9 - 30
 James W. Miller Auditoriuim, Kalamazoo, Mich. (1/1)
 Dow Event Center Theatre, Saginaw, Mich. (1/1)
 Weidner Center for the Arts, Green Bay, Wisc. (1/1)
 Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, Neb. (1/1)
 Century II Convention Center Concert Hall, Wichita, Kan. (1/1)
 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, S.D. (1/1)
 First Interstate Center for the Arts, Spokane, Wash. (1/1)
 Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Ore. (1/1)
 Keller Auditorium, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, Calif. (1/1)
 Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/1)
 Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, Ariz. (1/1)
 Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, N.M. (1/1)
 30,909 (30,909)
6Trevor Noah
 April 12 - 27
 Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. (0/1)
 Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, Md. (0/1)
 The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, Texas (2/2)
 Fox Theatre, Detroit, Mich. (2/2)
 United Center, Chicago (1/1)
 41,541 (44,721)
7Zac Brown Band
 April 13 - 26
 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C. (0/1)
 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (0/1)
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (0/1)
 45,526 (64,461)
 April 18 - 27
 Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Fla. (1/1)
 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, Fla. (1/1)
 Grand Ole Orpy House, Nashville (1/1)
 Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, Ga. (0/1)
 BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove, Southaven, Miss. (0/1)
 30,121 (40,830)
 April 4 - 10
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (0/1)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
 TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (0/1)
 30,139 (35,292)
 April 28
 TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
 13,192 (13,192)