Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, The X Factor, Peter Gabriel, Carrie Underwood
Veteran rock band Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year with box office totals reported from six dates of The Circle Tour. Adding the $9.7 million in ticket sales from these six performances, the tour's overall gross passes the $50 million mark since its mid-February kick-off. Among the cities represented this week, Tampa produced the largest crowd with 18,298 in attendance at St. Pete Times Forum for an April 17 sold-out event ($1.7 million gross). Atlanta generated the most revenue, though, with an April 15 sellout at Philips Arena. Box office receipts totaled $1,815,719 with 16,510 fans in the house.
The X Factor Live Tour ranks No. 2 based on totals from four-show runs in both Dublin and Belfast, reported by Irish concert promoter Aiken Promotions. The four sold-out shows at the O2 in Dublin produced a total of €1.3 million in box office grosses ($1.8 million US$). Show dates were March 16, 30 and 31, with a matinee performance occurring on the later date. The Belfast shows were also sellouts and took place on March 17, 18, 29 and April 1 at the Odyssey Arena. Finalists from The X Factor vocal competition have toured for the past six years since the television event debuted in the U.K. in 2004. This year's outing has grossed more than $20 million (US$) and currently ranks as one of the year's 10 top-grossing tours.
English rocker Peter Gabriel charts in the No. 3 spot on the Hot Tours list with reported box office totals from two North American venues. Two shows at Montreal's Bell Centre (April 28-29) were sold-out events generating $1.6 million (Canadian $) in ticket sales revenue. A two-show run at Radio City Music Hall in New York grossed $1.3 million with 11,628 tickets sold over both nights. Playing just a handful of North American dates, the New Blood Tour features Gabriel backed by an orchestra and void of any drum or guitar accompaniment.
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
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Sovereign Center, Reading, Pa. (1/1)