Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 26: Bon Jovi performs at New Meadowlands Stadium on May 26, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Bon Jovi grabs the top spot on Hot Tours for the fifth time this year, with recent box office grosses totaling $46.9 million reported from the final month of the band's Live 2011 Tour that wrapped at the end of July.

Kicking off the last set of Bon Jovi concerts was a sold-out performance in Turkey on July 8 at Istanbul's new multi-purpose stadium, Türk Telekom Arena with a crowd of 35,723. Two days later, the band played to more than 53,000 fans at an outdoor event in Piata Constitutiei, or Constitution Square, one of the largest city squares in downtown Bucharest, Romania. Concerts followed in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Austria, Belgium and Spain before the European leg of the tour ended in Lisbon, Portugal on the 31st. The final show was at the Parque da Bela Vista, a large, open area in Lisbon that has been the site of many major concert events in past years. From the February kick-off through the final performance, more than 1.5 million fans saw Bon Jovi on tour in North America and Europe. Overall tour grosses from the Live 2011 Tour topped $142 million from 57 sold out concerts.

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Enrique Iglesias scores a No. 2 ranking with ticket sales reported from three Australian markets on the world tour supporting his album Euphoria that was released last year. The Australian leg kicked off on July 23 in Sydney with a sold out performance at Acer Arena followed by another sellout at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on July 25. Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena was the last of the Aussie venues, selling out concerts on July 27 and 28. A total of 37,598 tickets were sold at all three arenas for four performances, which generated $4.8 million in ticket sales ($5.3 million US$). The Spanish singer began his Euphoria Tour in North America back in January and will return for a final North American leg this fall, wrapping on October 22 in Miami.

Country singer Keith Urban lands in third place with $3 million in box office grosses from seven concerts in six U.S. markets. Sellouts were reported at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena (Aug. 6) with 14,219 in attendance and in Wichita, Kan. with 5,422 in the house at INTRUST Bank Arena (Aug. 16). The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. (Atlanta market) hosted Urban's Get Closer World Tour for two performances (Aug. 4-5) drawing a total crowd of 16,441 for both nights.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
July 8-31
Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul, Turkey (1/1)
Piata Constitutiei, Bucharest, Romania (1/1)
Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany (1/1)
Stadion Letzigrund, Zürich, Switzerland (1/1)
Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany (1/1)
Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy (1/1)
Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece (1/1)
Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria (1/1)
Zeebrugge Beach, Bruges, Belgium (1/1)
Estadio Olímpico, Barcelona, Spain (1/1)
Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastián, Spain (1/1)
Parque da Bela Vista, Lisbon, Portugal (1/1)
528,652 (528,652)
July 23-28
Acer Arena, Sydney (1/1)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/1)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/2)
37,598 (37,598)
July 28-Aug. 16
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga. (2/0)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati (1/0)
Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn. (1/0)
INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/1)
60,783 (72,970)
Aug. 13-21
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (2/2)
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/1)
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
60,437 (60,437)
July 22-31
Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile (1/0)
Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil (2/0)
Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1/0)
29,916 (36,212)
Aug. 6-12
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/0)
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/0)
Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, Ill. (1/1)
23,023 (25,059)
June 9-10
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)
18,011 (19,366)
Aug. 17
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
7,359 (9,000)
Aug. 17
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/0)
9,296 (10,220)
10 BLINK-182
Aug. 16
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
9,908 (11,888)


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