Hot Tours: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Gary Allan, Zac Brown Band

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes a fifth appearance on the Hot Tours rankings - and a third stint at No. 1 - since beginning its 2009 winter tour in November. This week's No. 1 ranking is based on reported totals from 12 venues, eleven U.S. arenas and one Canadian. With a combined gross of $2.3 million from four performances, Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena is the touring ensemble's top-grossing venue this period. Combined attendance was just shy of 55,000 for both days (Dec. 19-20) that included matinee as well as evening performances. The sole Canadian venue was Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario with a sellout crowd on Dec. 29.

Country music impacts the Hot Tour rankings with MCA recording artist Gary Allan earning the No. 2 spot this week and Grammy nominee Zac Brown Band coming in at No. 6. Allan's grosses totaled $1.8 million and included box office stats from clubs, theaters, arenas and one amphitheater, Center in Dallas that had the highest gross among the 19 venues reported. That Oct. 24 outdoor event grossed just over $300,000 with 10,940 tickets sold. The Zac Brown Band's ranking is based on totals from six concerts in Nov. and Dec. including a Dec. 29 sellout at Pepsi Coliseum on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Indianapolis arena grossed $195,732, the band's top total among its reported shows.

With reported grosses from ten concerts in December, Canadian rock band Three Days Grace ranks third on this week's list of Hot Tours. The 10 reported shows were all at arenas in the band's home country with Toronto's Air Canada Centre producing the best attendance and gross. The Dec. 17 performance grossed $264,620 (Canadian $) with 6,750 in attendance. So far in 2010 Three Days Grace has been co-headlining a tour with Breaking Benjamin. Currently the bands have dates booked through early March.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
Dec. 16-30
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh (1/1)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/1)
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati (1/1)
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (4/0)
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/0)
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (2/0)
Sprint Center, Kansas City (2/0)
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (2/2)
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (2/0)
Toyota Center, Houston (2/0)
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario (1/1)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (2/0)
265,074 (292,321)
Oct. 14-Dec. 6
House of Blues, Chicago (1/1)
House of Blues, Houston (1/1)
House of Blues, New Orleans (1/1)
Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas (1/1)
United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas (1/0) Center, Dallas (1/0)
Pershing Center, Lincoln, Neb. (1/0)
Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, Minn. (1/0)
U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Ill. (1/0)
The Tabernacle, Atlanta (1/1)
The Fillmore, Charlotte (1/1)
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury, Md. (1/0)
Akron Civic Center, Akron, Ohio (1/1)
Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, W. Va. (1/0)
Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, Pikeville, Ky. (1/0)
Butte Civic Center, Butte, Mont. (1/0)
The Depot, Salt Lake City (1/1)
Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/0)
56,617 (72,431)
Dec. 2-22
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/0)
Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/0)
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/0)
Essar Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (1/0)
Sudbury Arena, Sudbury, Ontario (1/0)
John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario (1/0)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/0)
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario (1/0)
Cepsum, Montreal (1/0)
Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City (1/0)
36,965 (44,916)
Dec. 31
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/0)
11,534 (11,831)
Dec. 17-19
Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Ill. (3/0)
10,831 (13,206)
Nov. 13-Dec. 29
St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, Fla. (1/1)
Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Fla. (1/1)
Independence Events Center, Independence, Mo. (1/0)
Northrop Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis (1/0)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. (1/0)
Pepsi Coliseum, Indianapolis (1/1)
25,324 (29,781)
Oct. 29-Nov. 1
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. (1/0)
Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (1/1)
Trump Taj Mahal, Mark Etess Arena, Atlantic City (1/1)
15,472 (16,379)
Nov. 27-Dec. 6
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (2/0)
Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami (1/0)
Hard Rock Live, Orlando (1/0)
Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (1/0)
NOKIA Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston (1/0)
20,257 (32,543)
Dec. 9-19
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville (1/1)
Dodge Theatre, Phoenix (1/0)
Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywalk, Universal City, Calif. (2/0)
12,954 (18,363)
Dec. 9-11
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver (3/3)
8,220 (8,220)