Hot Tours: U2, Bruce Springsteen, Vicente Fernandez

Wes Orshoski
U2's Adam Clayton and The Edge perform at Giants Stadium near New York City, September 23, 2009.

Live Nation has reported the last six dates on the fall leg of U2's "360 Tour" including the sold out performance at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. (Oct. 25) that set a new record for highest attendance (97,014) by a solo headliner in a single-show engagement. Sold out stadiums in the Houston, Oklahoma City, Phoenix and Las Vegas markets were also among the band's final stops on this leg of the tour. The final show was at Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium (Oct. 28).

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band rank among the week's Hot Tours with box office totals reported from venues in three markets. Top numbers arrived from Philadelphia where the "Working on a Dream Tour" played four nights at the Wachovia Spectrum during the arena's final month of operation. Combined attendance for all four shows (Oct. 13-14, 19-20) was 60,416 with grosses nearing $6 million.

Mexican singer Vicente Fernández lands on the Hot Tours list with over $7 million in concert grosses reported by Ralph Hauser Promotions. Four of the shows occurred in June and July and the remaining six were from October, all part of the veteran ranchera singer's U.S. trek. Fernández ranks among the top-grossing Latin touring artists of the year, as does Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona who also charts this week. Arjona's totals, reported by promoter Evenpro/Water Brother, include three stadium shows in Ecuador from July as well as four concerts in Venezuela that occurred in September.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 U2
Oct. 14-28
Reliant Stadium, Houston (1/1)
Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Okla. (1/1)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas (1/1)
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. (1/1)
B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver (1/1)
363,083 (363,083)
Oct. 13-Nov. 2
Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia (4/3)
Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/0)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
89,139 (97,713)
June 21-Oct. 18
Reno Events Center, Reno, Nev. (1/0)
Pepsi Center, Denver (1/0)
Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, Ariz. (1/0)
El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas (1/0)
AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/0)
Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas (1/0)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/0)
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
78,487 (97,351)
Oct. 13-20
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/0)
AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/1)
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (1/1)
74,758 (76,601)
July 22-Sept. 25
Estadio Modelo Alberto Spencer, Guayaquil, Ecuador (1/0)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador (1/0)
Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar, Cuenca, Ecuador (1/0)
Estadio Luis Aparicio, Maracaibo, Venezuela (1/0)
Plaza De Toros, San Cristóbal, Venezuela (1/0)
Teatro Teresa Carreño, Caracas, Venezuela (1/0)
Estadio Monumental, Maturín, Venezuela (1/0)
69,392 (112,516)
Oct. 17-30
KeyArena, Seattle (1/0)
EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Mich. (1/1)
Wolstein Center, Cleveland (1/0)
John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario (1/0)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
44,229 (47,280)
Oct. 16-28
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia (1/0)
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (1/0)
28,417 (40,182)
Oct. 31-Nov. 1
Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City (2/2)
30,974 (30,974)
Oct. 16-21
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/0)
Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, Concord, Calif. (1/0)
FedExForum, Memphis (1/0)
Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (1/0)
31,501 (44,587)
Oct. 21-24
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/0)
1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore (1/1)
Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/1)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
42,525 (44,174)