Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Dave Matthews Band, Rascal Flatts

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The Black Eyed Peas claim the week's top-grossing tour with $14.8 million in concert grosses reported from 15 North American arenas. The top totals among the reported venues came from two Canadian markets: Toronto and Montreal. Toronto's Air Canada Centre produced the highest gross, a combined total of $2.6 million from two sold out shows (July 27-28) with 28,433 in attendance, but the Bell Centre in Montreal sold the most tickets for a single performance (16,451) for the July 31 concert. Among the American venues, the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. had the top gross ($1.07 million on Aug. 4) while the Scottrade Center in St. Louis sold the most tickets (14,592 on Aug. 14). Over $70 million in ticket sales revenue from the E.N.D. World Tour has been reported to Billboard since it kicked-off last fall.

Dave Matthews Band ranks at No. 2 with totals reported from the final dates on its 2010 summer tour schedule. Among the reported events are multi-show appearances at two major league baseball stadiums. A two-show engagement at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. drew 70,716 fans to the home stadium of the New York Mets for performances on July 16-17. Iconic Wrigley Field in Chicago was the final venue on this summer's tour outing. The Chicago Cubs' home venue hosted the jam band on Sept. 17-18 with sellouts on both nights. Combined attendance was 78,302 with gross sales just under $6 million. Also included in the band's total is a three-show appearance at The Gorge, in George, Wash. This is the 14th consecutive year DMB has played the 20,000-seat amphitheater located in central Washington State. The gross total of $2.1 million from the concerts on Sept. 3-5 is the highest among the reported amphitheaters this week. The band will kick-off a string of fall concerts with an appearance at Farm Aid on Oct. 2 in Milwaukee, but is not planning to tour in 2011.

RankArtist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1
THE BLACK EYED PEAS
$14,834,947
July 27-Aug. 23
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/2)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario (1/1)
TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
XL Center, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore (1/1)
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/1)
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
208,543 (208,543)
2
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
$14,436,546
July 16-Sept. 18
Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y. (2/1)
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/1)
Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/0)
The Gorge, George, Wash. (3/0)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
Superpages.com Center, Dallas (1/1)
Qwest Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/0)
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/0)
Wrigley Field, Chicago (2/2)
293,410 (313,228)
3
RASCAL FLATTS
$5,939,088
Aug. 12-Sept. 5
Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. (1/0)
Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa. (1/0)
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/1)
Freedom Hall Coliseum, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y. (1/0)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
New York State Fair, Syracuse, N.Y. (1/0)
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
135,006 (172,491)
4
METALLICA
$5,040,120
Sept. 15-18
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/1)
Acer Arena, Sydney (1/1)
41,434 (42,499)
5
JUSTIN BIEBER
$3,022,183
Sept. 14-20
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/1)
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
59,995 (59,995)
6
TIM McGRAW
$2,119,532
Sept. 19-21
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
Acer Arena, Sydney (1/1)
20,947 (21,788)
7
POWDERFINGER
$1,960,730
Sept. 18-19
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (2/0)
21,267 (21,600)
8
STYX
$1,661,160
July 3-Sept. 5
Black Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Lampe, Mo. (1/0)
Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, Ore. (1/0)
Oregon Garden, Silverton, Ore. (1/0)
Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Wash. (1/0)
Montana State Fair, Great Falls, Mont. (1/0)
Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Ivins, Utah (1/0)
Orange County Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, Calif. (1/0)
The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, Calif. (1/0)
Jackson County Fair, Jackson, Mich. (1/0)
Musikfest, Bethlehem, Pa. (1/0)
Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/0)
Celebrate Virginia, Fredericksburg, Va. (1/0)
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, N.J. (1/0)
Community Theatre, Morristown, N.J. (1/0)
Du Quoin State Fair, Du Quoin, Ill. (1/0)
Smokies Park, Kodak, Tenn. (1/0)
Champion Window Field, Florence, Ky. (1/0)
Sheboygan County Fair, Plymouth, Wis. (1/0)
42,808 (89,562)
9
JOHN MAYER
$1,521,061
Aug. 4-22
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y. (1/0)
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/0)
26,044 (31,875)
10
BOB DYLAN
$1,267,455
Aug. 11-31
Dehler Park, Billings, Mont. (1/1)
Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise, Idaho (1/1)
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/0)
Ogren Park at Allegiance Field, Missoula, Mont. (1/1)
22,744 (23,268)