Hot Tours: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Il Divo, Andrea Bocelli


Trans Siberian Orchestra

Box office totals from 19 venues on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra winter tour place the rock ensemble in the top spot of this week's Hot Tours ranking. Ticket sales topped $9.8 million based on grosses earned from 29 reported shows. Of the 19 arenas reporting, 10 hosted the band for two shows, an afternoon matinee performance followed by an evening show.

The top attendance was at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa (Dec. 6) with a combined total of 18,793 filling the arena for both sold out concerts. The best-attended single show appearance was at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte (Nov. 28) with a sellout crowd of 12,154.

Promoter Live Nation has reported operatic vocal group Il Divo's fall concert totals from treks through Australia and New Zealand, as well as Latin America, landing the quartet in the No. 2 position among the latest tally of Hot Tours. Based on totals from events occurring between Oct. 2 and Nov. 10, the group grossed more than $8.8 million from 17 venues in 16 cities. They played two arenas in Sydney - Acer Arena (Oct. 17) and Sydney Entertainment Centre (Oct. 18). Winners of the Breakthrough Award at the Billboard Touring Awards ceremony in November, Il Divo finished at No. 17 among the Top 25 Tours of 2009.

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli ranks as the third highest-grossing Hot Tour on this week's list based on totals reported from three U.S. arenas. The famed tenor played the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. on Dec. 5 followed by appearances at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas (Dec. 12) and Anaheim's Honda Center (Dec. 13).

Making its debut appearance on Hot Tours is Furthur, a rock band formed by former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. The supergroup (which also includes Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane and Joe Russo) first performed back in September, but two-show engagements at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City (Dec. 8-9) and Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall (Dec. 12-13) place the band in this week's rankings.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

Nov. 27-Dec. 17
Reno Events Center, Reno, Nev. (2/0)
ARCO Arena, Sacramento (2/0)
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/1)
HP Pavilion, San Jose (2/0)
Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (2/2)
RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C. (2/2)
Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
Honda Center, Anaheim (1/0)
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego (1/0)
Amway Arena, Orlando (2/2)
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas (2/0)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (2/2) Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (2/0)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (2/2)
1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore (1/1)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (1/1)
236,075 (262,309)

Oct. 2-Nov. 10
Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand (1/0)
Westpac Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand (1/0)
Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia (1/0)
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (1/0)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
Acer Arena, Sydney (1/0)
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/0)
Jockey Club, Lima, Peru (1/0)
Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1/0)
Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chile (1/0)
Coliseo Cubierto El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia (1/0)
Estacionamiento del C.C.C.T., Caracas, Venezuela (1/0)
Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José, Costa Rica (1/0)
Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic (1/0)
Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/0)
87,764 (149,998)
Dec. 5-13
Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (1/0)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/0)
Honda Center, Anaheim (1/0)
33,605 (38,722)

Nov. 27-Dec. 5
Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (2/2)
Madison Square Garden, New York (3/3)
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (1/0)
100,546 (100,557)

Dec. 8-12
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/0)
Acer Arena, Sydney (2/2)
43,670 (46,975)

Dec. 15-16
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/0)
20,535 (22,300)

Nov. 30-Dec. 20
Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Fla. (1/0)
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla. (1/0)
Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Fla. (1/0)
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Ala. (1/0)
Broadbent Arena, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)
BancorpSouth Center, Tupelo, Miss. (1/0)
CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, La. (1/0)
The Cajundome, Lafayette, La. (1/0)
American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas (1/0)
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio (1/0)
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
Arkansas State University Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Ark. (1/0)
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Miss. (1/0)
Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Ind. (1/0)
63,687 (84,084)
Sept. 30-Oct. 9
Fox Theater, Oakland (2/0)
The Pearl at The Palms, Las Vegas (1/1)
UIC Pavilion, Chicago (1/1)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/0)
19,374 (19,844)
Nov. 15
Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/0)
12,906 (17,565)
Dec. 8-13
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (2/2)
Convention Hall, Asbury Park, N.J. (2/0)
14,739 (14,751)

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