BTS Tops Hot Tours Recap With $20 Million Earned in Japan

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BTS is back on top of Billboard’s Hot Tours recap (dated Aug. 3, 2019) with reports from four Japanese shows in July. The seven Seoul superstars grossed a combined $20.3 million and sold 107,153 tickets according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

In all, the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour has grossed $99.3 million since launching on May 4 with a series of U.S. stadium double-headers. BTS played eight shows in May, totaling the month’s top-grossing tour, followed by stints in London and Paris in June. And now, they’ve hit Osaka and Shizuoka, Japan, on July 6-7 and 13-14, respectively. Both engagements chart on the Current Boxscore’s latest update, rankings at Nos. 2-3.

All eight engagements on the tour have placed in the top 10 of Billboard’s Boxscore chart and further, the Shizuoka play impacting this week’s charts becomes the group’s sixth to gross over $10 million. Each engagement has been two shows, totaling 16 concerts since May. The Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour has averaged $6.2 million and 50,945 tickets per show.

The 2019 tour followed the release Map of the Soul: Persona and the group’s first performance on Saturday Night Live. Soon after, the effort became the group’s third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while its single “Boy With Luv” reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

BTS will play an additional four shows in Asia in October before wrapping their 2019 tour, all but guaranteeing a nine-figure gross for the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, featuring new reports from Michael Bublé, Jennifer Lopez and Paul McCartney.

  HOT TOURS - AUG. 3, 2019
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported July 23 - 29
   
  ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
RANK  
1 BTS
  $20,318,927
  July 6 - 14
  Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka, Japan (2/2)
  Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA, Shizuoka, Japan (2/2)
  208,707 (208,707)
   
2 Ed Sheeran
  $14,439,750
  July 3 - 8
  National Arena, Bucharest, Romania (1/1)
  Letany Airport, Prague, Czech Republic (2/2)
  187,080 (206,024)
   
3 Michael Bublé
  $13,825,556
  July 9 - 24
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
  Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (1/1)
  BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
  Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
  Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (1/1)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
  112,540 (112,540)
   
4 Hugh Jackman
  $13,296,965
  June 25 - July 17
  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (0/1)
  TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
  State Farm Arena, Atlanta (0/1)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
  BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (0/1)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (0/1)
  Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (2/2)
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (0/1)
  Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (0/1)
  Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego, Calif. (0/1)
  SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (1/1)
  132,259 (137,936)
   
5 Paul McCartney
  $9,651,835
  July 10 - 13
  SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (1/1)
  Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (1/1)
  62,704 (62,704)
   
6 Billy Joel
  $8,679,365
  July 11 - 26
  Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
  Camden Yards Stadium, Baltimore, Md. (1/1)
  57,912 (57,912)
   
7 Elton John
  $8,273,940
  May 29 - July 7
  Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy (1/1)
  Bowling Green, Wisebaden, Germany (1/1)
  WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain (1/1)
  Messe Graz, Graz, Austria (1/1)
  Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (1/1)
  Mura Storiche, Lucca, Italy (1/1)
  74,646 (74,646)
   
8 Shawn Mendes
  $7,024,966
  July 8 - 20
  Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego, Calif. (1/1)
  Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
  Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. (2/2)
  Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (1/1)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
  97,154 (97,154)
   
9 Def Leppard
  $3,620,223
  July 12 - 22
  Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/1)
  Avenir Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick (1/1)
  Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec (0/1)
  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (0/1)
  Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario (0/1)
  45,216 (47,815)
   
10 Jennifer Lopez
  $2,980,082
  July 10 - 22
  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (1/1)
  State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
  25,801 (25,801)
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