Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers take the top spot on the Hot Tours chart with a box office gross of $17.3 million reported from a portion of the band's Mojo Tour that began in early June and wrapped on Oct. 7. The tour played amphitheaters and arenas throughout North America grossing more than $44 million overall during the entire four-month stretch, This week's chart includes performances from the last half of the tour, beginning with the Aug. 12 concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Among these reported dates, the top grosser came from the Boston area with two shows at the 19,900-seat outdoor amphitheater, Comcast Center, located in Mansfield. Attendance was 36,172 for both nights (Aug. 19, 21) with ticket sales topping $2 million.
Metallica ranks second on the Hot Tours list with more than $6.1 million in ticket sales from three sellouts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Oct. 16, 18-19). The arena was one of five Australian venues booked during the final leg of the heavy metal band's World Magnetic Tour that originally kicked-off in 2008. 42,603 total tickets were sold at the Brisbane arena for the three nights. Support acts were Lamb of God and Baroness.
Charting in at the No. 3 position this week is country superstar duo Brooks & Dunn with $5.8 million in reported concert grosses from their final 12 dates on the Last Rodeo Tour. The tour grossed $24.9 million overall this year, playing to over 600,000 fans since its start in April. The final performance for the duo came in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 2.