Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Katy Perry

Bon Jovi claims the No. 1 ranking on this week's list of Hot Tours based on ticket sales from concerts that occurred during March in five North American markets. Arenas in Chicago, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Vancouver hosted the legendary rock band with sellout crowds at all performances generating more than $12 million in box office grosses. Vancouver's Rogers Arena drew the largest crowd with 34,672 in attendance for a two-night run on March 25-26. Gross sales at the 19,000-seat venue were $3,241,752 (US$). The band also played two nights at United Center in Chicago (March 8-9) with a total attendance of 33,884 for both sold out shows. Included in this week's tally are sellouts at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on March 17 with 17,112 fans in attendance as well as a Las Vegas performance two nights later at the MGM Grand Garden with 15,136 in the house. The Salt Lake City market produced 17,146 ticket buyers for a sold out concert on March 22 at EnergySolutions Arena.

Country star Kenny Chesney takes the No. 2 spot in this week's rankings with five concerts reported during the past week totaling more than $3.7 million in box office ticket sales. The Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. is the sole outdoor venue among the five concerts included in this week's counts. An April 29 outdoor concert at the San Francisco-area venue drew 19,685 country music fans to see the four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year. After the Bay Area concert, the Goin' Coastal Tour moved to the Phoenix market with a sold out show at Arena in the suburb of Glendale on May 1. Sellouts followed at i wireless Center in Moline, Ill. on May 5 and at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. the following evening. Next on the schedule was a May 7 performance in Grand Rapids, Mich. at Van Andel Arena with a sellout crowd of 10,707 in attendance.

Katy Perry is third on this week's list of Hot Tours with a two-show gross total from the first venue on the Australian leg of her California Dreams Tour. Sold out concerts on April 28 and 29 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne produced ticket sales totals topping $2 million ($2.2 million US$). The pop star's 2011 tour began in Europe back in February and will move on to Japan following the shows in Australia and New Zealand. North American arena dates will kick off in early June.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
March 8-26
United Center, Chicago (2/2)
AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/1)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City (1/1)
Rogers Arena, Vancouver (2/2)
117,950 (117,950)
April 29-May 7
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0) Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
i wireless Center, Moline, Ill. (1/1)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/1)
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
62,289 (62,604)
April 28-29

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/2)

24,649 (24,649)
April 15-22
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/1)
Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
23,337 (23,337)
April 8-29
The Rave, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/0)
D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
Boom Boom Room, Windsor, Ontario (2/2)
Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto (1/0)
Rock City, Grande Prairie, Alberta (1/1)
Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
35,510 (37,793)
April 22-24
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (3/3)
12,361 (12,361)
April 20-21
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/0)
12,566 (14,662)
April 14-May 6
Times-Union Center, Moran Theatre, Jacksonville (1/0)
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami (1/1)
David A. Straz, Jr. Center, Morsani Hall, Tampa (1/0)
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Orlando (1/0)
Fox Theatre, Atlanta (1/0)
Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
Civic Auditorium, San Jose (1/1)
16,494 (21,309)
April 14-16
Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/0)
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/0)
14,670 (19,321)
April 6
Amway Arena, Orlando (1/0)
9,765 (13,981)