Jutsin Bieber

Justin Bieber performs on the stage in concert at MasterCard Center on September 29, 2013 in Beijing, China


Justin Bieber tops the tally of Hot Tours for the second consecutive week with $8.6 million in reported grosses from two of the final cities on his Believe world tour: Mexico City and Brisbane, Australia. The Mexican capital city was the final market on the Canadian pop star’s 12-country fall trek through Latin America. The last date was a two-show engagement at Foro Sol, a stadium in Mexico City that can hold as many as 55,000 for concerts. The 20-year old structure is a venue that hosts professional baseball, but it has also served as a major Latin American concert destination since it was built in 1993. Bieber’s two-show run at Foro Sol on Nov. 18 and 19 grossed $6.9 million from 98,358 sold tickets. It is the highest-grossing concert engagement by a single headliner at the stadium this year, topping performances by One Direction, Black Sabbath, the Cure and the Killers among others.

The Believe tour’s Oceania leg kicked off on Nov. 23 in Auckland, New Zealand, but the first of the Australian venues was the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Bieber performed at the arena on Nov. 26 and 27, playing to more than 13,000 fans from the Brisbane market over both nights. Concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth round out the tour’s itinerary Down Under before the final performance on Dec. 8.

Box office grosses reported by two Latin American concert promoters earn four more tours a slot on the weekly top 10 list. Mexican event producer OCESA-CIE promoted concerts at three Mexican venues by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, earning the Argentine ska band the No. 2 ranking with $4.3 million in sales. In Monterrey on Nov. 20, the group played to a crowd of 8,130 at Auditorio Banamex, filling the auditorium to capacity. A concert in Guadalajara followed the next evening at Arena VFG with more than 11,000 in the house, and a stadium engagement in Mexico City drew a total of 93,566 fans over two nights at Foro Sol (Nov. 23-24).

OCESA-CIE also produced a four-show stint with co-headliners Lupita D’Alessio and Yuri on their Siempre Amigas tour. The Mexican singers shared the stage at Mexico City’s 9,600-seat Auditorio Nacional on Nov. 21-24 with 35,972 tickets sold during the run. The $2.1 million combined gross gives them the No. 4 ranking this week. The same venue hosted Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band for concerts on Nov. 13, 14 and 19 promoted by OCESA-CIE. With a performance on the 18th in Monterrey added to the mix, the former Beatles drummer grabs the fifth slot in the rankings with $1.9 million in revenue.

Sarah Brightman earns the 10th spot on the Hot Tours tally with concerts at three venues in Brazil during November. Promoted by Latin American entertainment company T4F-Time For Fun, the English singer’s Dreamchaser world tour grossed $1.1 million from theaters in Porto Alegre, Curitiba and São Paulo during its fall trek through four Latin American countries.


Weekly .com Boxscores - Dec. 4, 2013




Total Gross

Show Dates

Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)

Total Attendance (Capacity)




Nov. 18-27

Foro Sol, Mexico City (2/0)

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/0)

111,621 (127,706)




Nov. 20-24

Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico (1/1)

Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/0)

Foro Sol, Mexico City (2/0)

113,273 (128,042)




Nov. 26-30

Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/0)

Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)

Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)

34,320 (35,018)




Nov. 21-24

Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (4/0)

35,972 (38,324)




Nov. 13-19

Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (3/0)

Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico (1/0)

33,901 (35,574)




Nov. 22-30

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/0)

Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)

FedExForum, Memphis (1/0)

Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/0)

27,837 (36,041)




Nov. 23

Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)

13,798 (13,880)




Nov. 25

Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)

14,896 (14,896)




Nov. 30

Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (1/0)

12,585 (13,456)




Nov. 24-29

Teatro do SESI, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)

Teatro Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil (1/0)

Citibank Hall, São Paulo, Brazil (2/0)

9,194 (11,068)