Hot Tours: Linkin Park & Incubus, Journey, Enrique and J-Lo

Linkin Park performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Honda Civic Tour, co-headlined by rock acts Linkin Park and Incubus, score this week's No. 1 Hot Tours ranking as the annual sponsored rock concert makes its way through North America.

The 2012 edition, with MuteMath also on the bill, launched on August 11 at the outdoor amphitheater Jiffy Lube Live, located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The 16-city trek crossed the U.S. with performances primarily at outdoor sheds, but also in the mix were stops at three arenas and one stadium. The stadium show was held at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the 27,000-seat home venue for two Major League Soccer teams, Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA. The concert on September 8 at the Los Angeles-area venue grossed $1.7 million from a sellout crowd of 24,936. The tour wrapped two days later in San Diego with final overall counts topping $11.2 million in ticket sales from 16 performances. Attendance totaled 228,427 for the 4-week tour.

Journey is second among this week's list of ten 10-grossing tours with more than $10.4 million reported from the first 19 performances on the band's 2012 tour that kicked off during the summer. This week's totals include the tour's first show at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, Calif. on July 21 through its Sept. 1 appearance at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. The tour's top attendance so far was logged at Cheyenne Frontier Days, the nine-day rodeo and western entertainment event held each summer in the Wyoming capital city. A total of 15,626 fans were in the grandstand for the concert on July 26.

Journey was last year's recipient of the "Legend of Live" Award at the Billboard Touring Awards, held during the Billboard Touring Conference each November in New York City. This year's Touring Conference will occur on Nov. 7-8 at The Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

Landing at No. 3 on the Hot Tours tally is Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez's co-headlining tour with $8.4 million in box office grosses reported from the final seven markets on the 19-city tour that began in mid-July. During the final two weeks of the tour, two of the cities on the itinerary hosted the Latin pop stars for two performances - Los Angeles with shows on August 16-17 at Staples Center and Miami with the tour's final two nights at American Airlines Arena on August 31 and September 1. Overall, the seven-week tour grossed more than $21.1 million at the box office with 265,647 tickets sold at 24 concerts.


Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
Aug. 11-Sept. 10
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/1)*
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)*
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/1)
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J. (1/1)
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/1)
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/1)
Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/1)
Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas (1/1)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colo. (1/1)
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/1)
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/1)
Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. (1/1)
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/1)
228,427 (228,427)
* Linkin Park only
July 21-Sept. 1
San Manuel Amphitheater, Devore, Calif. (1/0)
California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles (1/0)
Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyo. (1/0)
The Gorge, George, Wash. (1/0)
Montana State Fair, Great Falls (1/0)
USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
Idaho Center Amphitheater, Nampa, Idaho (1/0)
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/0)
Revel Resort, Ovation Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/0)
Watertown Fairgrounds Arena, Watertown, N.Y. (1/0)
CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (1/0)
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines (1/0)
Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M. (1/1)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas (1/0)
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, Ala. (1/0)
Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. (1/0)
Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul (1/1)
183,376 (236,772)
Aug. 16-Sept. 1
Staples Center, Los Angeles (2/2)
Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)
AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/1)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/0)
American Airlines Arena, Miami (2/2)
101,166 (102,189)
Aug. 31-Sept. 12
The Gorge, George, Wash. (3/1)
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/0)
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/0)
113,234 (140,149)
Aug. 11-25
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (5/5)
28,460 (28,460)
Sept. 13-15
DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/1)
58,769 (58,769)
Sept. 1-11
Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn. (1/0)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, N.Y. (1/0)
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1/0)
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/0)
Sovereign Center, Reading, Pa. (1/0)
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati (1/0)
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/0)
33,664 (47,594)
Sept. 13-15
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/1)
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
47,884 (56,018)
Sept. 14-15
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte (1/0)
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (1/0)
31,672 (37,000)
Sept. 13-15
Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. (1/0)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)
23,075 (28,262)