Hot Tours: Journey, Justin Bieber, Marc Anthony

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Journey soars to the top of the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from outdoor amphitheaters and arenas during the North American summer leg of the Eclipse Tour. After launching the tour in late February, the band played Latin American and European dates during the spring before kicking off its U.S. and Canadian schedule in mid-July. The $21 million in box office grosses included in this week's tally come from 33 one-off performances that occurred from July 23 through the end of September. The largest crowd during the summer trek came from the Chicago market with 20,688 in attendance on July 30 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in city of Tinley Park. The top-grossing venue was the 19,900-seat Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass. on Aug. 12. The Boston-area outdoor amphitheater brought in $962k from 15,470 tickets sold.

Justin Bieber is No. 2 on the ranking based on a $6 million gross from two shows in Mexico City on Oct. 1-2. Performing at Foro Sol, the Mexican capital city's 55,000-seat baseball stadium, the pop singer drew more than 94,000 fans for both shows. The concerts in Mexico kicked off the final Latin American leg of the My World Tour that began in June 2010. The tour wraps in Caracas, Venezuela on Oct. 19.

Latin pop star Marc Anthony ranks third on Hot Tours with ticket sales reported from six U.S. venues on his current concert tour. The first performance was on Sept. 9 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. with grosses topping $1.2 million. The following evening, Anthony played to a sellout crowd of 7,631 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Heading south to Miami, the tour next played two sold out dates at the American Airlines Arena on Sept. 16-17. With gross sales of $2.1 million, fans from the Miami market bought 24,444 tickets for both concerts. A string of performances followed at three west coast venues beginning with a Sept. 22 concert at San Diego State University's Viejas Arena. The next day the tour stopped in Oakland at the Oracle Arena and then hit the Los Angeles area on the 24th and 25th with a two-show run at the Gibson Amphitheatre. With attendance at the Universal City venue totaling 11,884 for both nights, tickets sales came in at just over the $1 million mark.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
July 23-Sept. 28
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/1)
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, Phoenix (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/0)
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/0)
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/0)
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J. (1/0)
Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (1/0)
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)
Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/0)
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte (1/0)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
Comcast Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/0)
First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/0)
New York State Fair, Syracuse (1/0)
Great Allentown Fair, Allentown, Pa. (1/0)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (1/0)
Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/0)
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (1/0)
1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/1)
Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)
AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/0)
Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas (1/1)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City (1/0)
Starlight Theatre, Kansas City (1/0)
432,240 (561,840)
Oct. 1-2
PForo Sol, Mexico City (2/0)
94,449 (106,028)
Sept. 9-25
Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (1/0)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
American Airlines Arena, Miami (2/2)
Viejas Arena, San Diego (1/0)
Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/0)
Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, Calif. (2/0)
66,394 (69,242)
Aug. 11-Oct. 8
Opium Mar, Barcelona (1/1)
Israel Trade Fairs Center, Tel Aviv (2/2)
Palais Mehdi, Marrakech, Morocco (1/1)
War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, N.Y. (1/1)
Selland Arena, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. (1/0)
38,596 (44,523)
Sept. 29-Oct. 1
James Brown Arena, Augusta, Ga. (1/1)
Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Va. (1/1)
Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W. Va. (1/1)
25,033 (25,033)
Oct. 6
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/1)
10,107 (10,107)
Oct. 4-9
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/0)
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1/0)
Fox Theatre, Detroit (1/0)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/0)
16,316 (22,941)
Sept. 18
Estadio Racing Club, Buenos Aires (1/0)
22,430 (24,976)
Oct. 8
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
13,408 (13,408)
Aug. 15-31
Luna Park, Buenos Aires (2/0)
The Ritz Ybor, Tampa (1/0)
10,242 (13,886)