Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Aventura, Michael Bublé

Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi perform at Key Arena on February 19, 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

Bon Jovi sits at No. 1 atop this week's Hot Tours rankings based on reported box office stats from 12 arenas on the act's The Circle Tour. Concert totals from March 8 through April 11 were reported by promoter Concerts West/AEG Live adding over $25 million to the band's overall tour gross which has now reached the $40 million mark. Five of this week's 12 reported venues booked the tour for two-show engagements including Montreal's Bell Centre which produced the best overall gross and attendance totals. The 21,242-seat arena grossed more than $4 million from two performances (March 19-20) with 37,526 fans buying tickets. Next was Wachovia Center in Philadelphia that filled 36,697 seats during two sold out performances (March 23-24) with tickets sales topping $3.4 million. The American Airlines Center in Dallas (April 10-11) and St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center (April 7-8) also sold more than 30,000 tickets during two-night runs. The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. brought in the band for two nights (March 26-27), while seven additional venues had single performances. All shows were sellouts.

Latin band Aventura ranks second this week with $5.6 million in ticket sales from its four-show headlining stint at New York City's Madison Square Garden (Jan. 20-21, Feb. 1-2). The Bronx, New York natives drew 75,000 fans to the arena, selling out all four shows. The group's first appearance at The Garden was in March 2006 where they performed before a sellout crowd of 5,399 in the facility's Theater venue. The following year they graduated to the arena and sold 16,462 seats for a single performance on Sept. 1, 2007, earning over $1.1 million.

Canadian vocalist Michael Bublé is No. 3 in the rankings with totals from three more dates on his 2010 Crazy Love Tour. Reported by promoter Beaver Productions of New Orleans, the top-grosser of the three venues was Staples Center in Los Angeles with ticket sales of over $1.1 million from a sellout crowd of 13,627.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
March 8-April 11
Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
Qwest Center, Omaha (1/1)
INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/1)
Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. (1/1)
Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)
Bell Centre, Montreal (2/2)
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia (2/2)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (2/2)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (2/2)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (2/2)
277,882 (277,882)
Jan. 20-Feb. 2
Madison Square Garden, New York (4/4)
72,000 (72,000)
April 6-9
Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/1)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
38,219 (38,219)


Jan. 17-April 9
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
Wembley Arena, London (1/1)
John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario (1/1)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
44,117 (45,702)
March 31-April 10
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y. (1/0)
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1/0)
Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, Pikeville, Ky. (1/1)
Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/0)
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/1)
Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, Ill. (1/1)
47,463 (49,824)
Feb. 27-April 5
Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
Patriot Center, Fairfax, Va. (1/1)
1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore (1/1)
E Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/1)
37,301 (37,301)
March 9-29
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, U.K. (2/1)
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)
Brighton Centre, Brighton, U.K. (1/0)
HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (1/0)
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
City Hall, Newcastle, U.K. (2/1)
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, U.K. (1/0)
New Theatre, Oxford, U.K. (1/0)
Guildhall, Portsmouth, U.K. (1/0)
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, U.K. (1/1)
Colston Hall, Bristol, U.K. (1/1)
St. David's Hall, Cardiff, U.K. (1/0)
Manchester Apollo, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
City Hall, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
33,552 (34,418)
Feb. 22-March 11
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (1/0)
Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand (1/0)
Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand (1/0)
Wollongong Entertainment Center, Wollongong, Australia (1/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
16,066 (19,024)
Feb. 18-26
Westpac Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand (1/0)
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand (1/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
11,164 (13,417)
Feb. 26-March 14
Radio City Music Hall, New York (2/0)
Citi Wang Theatre, Boston (3/0)
16,133 (21,183)