Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Tour Tops Hot Tours
Cirque Du Soleil

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour soars to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours tally with ticket sales revenue reported from arenas in eight European cities. Combined grosses from 31 performances of the Cirque du Soleil touring production totaled $19.4 million with multiple concerts at each venue. The most shows were held at the 17,000-seat Bercy arena in Paris (April 2-7) with a total of eight performances. The sold ticket count topped 58,000 from all eight shows in Paris. Since the Immortal tour began in 2011, two million fans of the late King of Pop have seen the show, producing a revenue total that nears the $212 million mark.

Luis Miguel takes the No. 2 slot among the top-grossing tours of the week with $9.6 million in box office grosses from 16 concerts at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. The first concert was held on Jan. 31, followed by ten performances in February and five more in March. His run of multiple concerts at the Mexico City concert venue during the early months of the year continues a tradition for the Latin pop singer. He last appeared there in 2011 when he played 20 shows during February and March, grossing over $10 million. Based on box office totals reported to Billboard, he has performed multiple-show runs at the Mexican capital city’s national auditorium seven times since 2000.

No. 3 this week is country star Jason Aldean who earns his first Hot Tours ranking since launching the Night Train Tour on February 21 in Bossier City, La. From the tour’s first ten concerts reported during the past week, the sold ticket count is 143,919 with grosses topping $8.4 million. Among the venues included in this week’s report is the first stadium date on the Georgia native’s 2013 tour schedule. His concert on April 13 was held at Sanford Stadium on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. The sold out event drew a crowd of 60,968 and also featured fellow country singers Luke Bryan and Jake Owen on the bill.

Ranking fourth this week is the Killers with three concerts grossing $5.7 million reported from the Battle Born World Tour that supports the rock band’s most recent album release. The first concert occurred on March 4 at Hamburg’s O2 World arena, part of the European leg of the tour that ran during February and March. Also included are two concerts in Mexican venues that wrapped a Latin American trek that kicked off in late March and ran through April 13. The Las Vegas-based rockers will launch a North American leg of the tour on April 27 at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
Rank    ACT
    Total Gross
    Show Dates
    Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
    Total Attendance (Capacity)
    Feb. 5-April 14
    Papp László Sportaréna, Budapest (2/0)
    O2 Arena, Prague (2/0)
    Park&Suites Arena, Montpellier, France (2/0)
    Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (3/0)
    Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (3/0)
    Ülker Sports Arena, Istanbul (5/0)
    Palais Omnisports Bercy, Paris (8/0)
    Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon (6/0)
    211,618 (314,965)
    Jan. 31-March 21
    Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (16/0)
    140,857 (152,320)
    Feb. 21-April 13
    CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, La. (1/1)
    The Cajundome, Lafayette, La. (1/1)
    Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Miss. (1/1)
    Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (2/2)
    Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
    Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. (1/1)
    AMSOIL Arena, Duluth, Minn. (1/1)
    Alerus Center, Grand Forks, N.D. (1/0)
    Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga. (1/1)
    143,919 (146,537)
    March 4-April 13
    O2 World, Hamburg (1/0)
    Estadio Tres de Marzo, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/0)
    Foro Sol, Mexico City (1/0)
    91,484 (94,796)
    April 12-13
    Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/1)
    New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (1/1)
    34,297 (34,297)
    April 11-20
    Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala. (1/1)
    The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas (2/2)
    18,114 (18,114)
    April 12
    Selland Arena, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
    9,112 (9,146)
    April 19
    Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (1/0)
    7,657 (8,017)
    April 6-19
    Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C. (1/0)
    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, N.J. (1/0)
    The Bushnell, Mortensen Hall, Hartford, Conn. (1/0)
    Beacon Theatre, New York (1/1)
    9,796 (11,119)
    March 8-9
    O2 World, Hamburg (2/2)
    23,234 (23,234)