Returning to the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year is hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas with box office totals from their E.N.D. World Tour. Grosses from the final 16 venues on the initial North American leg of the tour, which just wrapped in Vancouver, total $15.2 million. That brings the tour's overall gross to $37.6 million since it kicked off last fall. Top numbers this week come from the band's hometown of Los Angeles with $1.9 million in revenue at the Staples Center on March 29-30. Combined attendance at the arena was 29,220 for both sold out shows. Chicago's United Center (March 13) and General Motors Place in Vancouver (April 11) also drew enough fans in their single performances to take ticket revenue past the $1 million mark.
English rock band Muse just wrapped the first North American leg of this year's world tour which is set to head to European venues in May. Totals reported from five of the band's recent North American appearances give them the No. 2 Top Tours ranking for the week with $2.7 million. Boston's TD Garden had the best box office results - 14,770 tickets for a sold out concert on March 6. L.A. rock band Silversun Pickups was the opening act for Muse during its North American schedule this year.
During the past week, Melbourne's 16,820-seat Rod Laver Arena reported box office stats from several of its recent concerts resulting in Hot Tours chart appearances for Lady GaGa, Carole King & James Taylor and Whitney Houston. Charting at No. 3 is Lady GaGa with a three-show gross total of $2.9 million (Australian $) and combined attendance of 39,299 from sold out concerts on March 23-24 and April 9. Carole King and James Taylor joined forces for a handful of concert dates this spring dubbed the Troubadour Reunion Tour, and the opener was held in the Melbourne venue on March 27. The veteran vocalists rank No. 4 on the Hot Tours list with a gross of $2.8 million (Australian). Finally, box office totals from Whitney Houston's March 1 performance at Rod Laver Arena give the R&B star this week's No. 5 ranking. With 10,366 tickets purchased, the singer grossed $1.5 million (Australian).