Ricardo Arjona

Ricardo Arjona

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Latin pop singer Ricardo Arjona rises to No. 1 on the weekly roundup of Hot Tours (see list, below) with $3.6 million in ticket sales reported from the final five venues on his four-week trek through the U.S. He ranked second on the tally of top touring artists just two weeks ago when sales were reported from the first four U.S. arenas. His tour through 13 American cities wrapped on March 29, totaling $9.3 million in overall ticket sales from 84,047 sold seats at 14 shows.

Ricardo Arjona Brings His Viaje Tour to the U.S.

On the road since the summer in support of his latest album Viaje, released last April, the Guatemalan singer-songwriter began the tour with a slate of concerts in Latin American countries during the summer and fall. Following early 2015 appearances in Mexico, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, he launched the American jaunt in Miami. The U.S. opener on Feb. 27 at American Airlines Arena produced the largest crowd among all the venues Stateside. The South Florida arena logged an attendance count of 12,113 for the show. The venue producing the highest gross was Madison Square Garden, with $1.6 million in revenue reported from the New York City arena’s March 8 event.

Arjona now ranks second among the year’s top-grossing Latin touring artists based on box office grosses reported from the first quarter. Only Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull rank higher with a $15 million take from their co-headlining tour during the first two months. His overall ticket sales this year currently total $11.7 million, based on reported Boxscores through the end of his U.S. run.

Following a two-week break, Arjona is set to hit the road again this month with a swing through five Venezuelan cities between April 14 and 23. An arena performance in Monterrey, Mexico is on the books for late-May.

  HOT TOURS - April 8, 2015
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported April 1-7
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 RICARDO ARJONA
  $3,694,282
  March 20-29
  Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/0)
  NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles (2/0)
  Viejas Arena, San Diego (1/0)
  33,337 (50,167)
   
2 JOHN MELLENCAMP
  $3,065,173
  March 5-31
  Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio (1/1)
  McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas (1/1)
  Bass Concert Hall, Austin (1/0)
  Saenger Performing Arts Center, New Orleans (1/0)
  BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham, Ala. (1/0)
  Fox Theatre, Atlanta (1/0)
  Times-Union Center, Moran Theatre, Jacksonville (1/0)
  Broward Center, Au-Rene Theater, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (1/1)
  Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla. (2/1)
  Dr. Phillips Center, Walt Disney Theater, Orlando (1/1)
  Township Auditorium, Columbia, S.C. (1/0)
  North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, S.C. (1/0)
  Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte (1/1)
  Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Va. (1/0)
  Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C. (1/0)
  33,125 (35,595)
   
3 FLEETWOOD MAC
  $2,991,472
  March 23-31
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
  INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/0)
  23,753 (24,797)
   
4 ELTON JOHN
  $1,260,753
  March 7
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
  13,514 (14,481)
   
5 STEVIE WONDER
  $1,052,053
  April 4
  Frank Erwin Center, Austin (1/0)
  10,304 (11,797)
   
6 KYLIE MINOGUE
  $754,893
  March 21
  Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
  6,865 (7,227)
   
7 SARAH MCLACHLAN
  $706,307
  March 25-April 1
  St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, Fla. (1/0)
  Broward Center, Au-Rene Theater, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (1/0)
  Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla. (1/0)
  Orpheum Theatre, Memphis (1/0)
  9,449 (10,744)
   
8 NEIL DIAMOND
  $608,755
  March 28
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
  6,965 (6,965)
   
9 ZZ TOP
  $383,486
  March 17-April 2
  Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
  Adler Theatre, Davenport, Iowa (1/0)
  6,095 (6,934)
   
10 SUGAR SAMMY
  $358,007
  March 4-27
  Salle Desjardins, La Sarre, Quebec (1/0)
  Théâtre Télébec, Val D’or, Quebec (1/0)
  Théâtre du Cuivre, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec (1/1)
  Conseil des Arts, Hearst, Ontario (1/0)
  Salle André-Mathieu, Laval, Quebec (2/0)
  Salle Edwin-Bélanger, Montmagny, Quebec (1/0)
  Théâtre Michel-Côté, Alma, Quebec (1/1)
  Théâtre L’Olympia, Montreal (1/0)
  Maison de la Culture, Gatineau, Quebec (1/1)
  Théâtre des Deux-Rives, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec (1/1)
  Maison des Arts Dejardins, Drummondville, Quebec (1/1)
  Salle Albert-Rousseau, Quebec City (2/0)
  10,277 (10,917)