Taylor Swift reigns atop Billboard’s Hot Tours tally for the second consecutive week with $15.2 million in ticket sales reported from the finals three stops on the first North American leg of her 1989 World Tour. (See list, below.) Performances at Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena and PNC Arena in Raleigh round out the five arena dates during the three-week trek that began on May 20. She followed those sold out shows on June 8 and 9 with a two-night stand in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field, the last U.S. engagement before heading to Europe.
The pop singer has included the home stadium of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles on her past three tours, selling out five concerts in the venue. During the Speak Now tour in 2011, she packed the stadium on one August evening and returned two years later with her Red tour for two July performances. This year’s run on June 12 and 13 racked up more than $11.9 million in box office revenue from 101,052 sold seats.
With Vance Joy as special guest, along with Shawn Mendes on the stadium shows, Swift played for more than 279,000 fans at nine U.S. concerts promoted by AEG Live’s The Messina Group. All of the shows were sellouts, generating more than $32.1 million at the box office. Swift will kick off her six-city jaunt through Europe on June 19 and return for a second North American trek early in July.
Following in the second slot on Hot Tours is first-time tour headliner 5 Seconds of Summer with $10.4 million in sales from 23 concerts reported during the past week. The pop/rock group launched the European leg of its Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour in Lisbon on May 4 and continued on the road through June 14 with concerts in 25 cities.
The highest-grossing venue during the European trek was the last arena on the schedule, London’s SSE Arena (formerly Wembley Arena) with $1.6 million in sales from sellouts on June 12, 13 and 14. Promoted by SJM Concerts, combined attendance during the three-night run totaled 31,211.
The Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour grossed $12.3 million during its initial trek through 13 European countries that spanned six weeks. From 27 concerts, the number of sold tickets totaled 252,005.
Next on the schedule is an Oceania trek kicking off in New Zealand on June 18, followed by a five-city stint through the Australian band’s home country. On July 17, the tour heads to North America and will remain on the road in U.S. and Canadian markets through mid-September.
|HOT TOURS - June 17, 2015|
|Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported June 10-16|
|Show Date Range|
|Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)|
|Total Attendance (Capacity)|
|Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/1)|
|PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)|
|Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia (2/2)|
|2||5 SECONDS OF SUMMER|
|May 4-June 14|
|MEO Arena, Lisbon (1/1)|
|Barclaycard Center, Madrid (1/1)|
|Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy (1/1)|
|Mediolanum Forum, Milan (1/1)|
|Forum, Copenhagen (1/1)|
|Ericsson Globe, Stockholm (1/1)|
|Olympiahalle, Munich (1/1)|
|König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (1/1)|
|Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/1)|
|Palais 12, Brussels (1/1)|
|Zénith, Paris (1/1)|
|3Arena, Dublin (2/2)|
|Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/1)|
|First Direct Arena, Leeds, U.K. (1/1)|
|Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (2/2)|
|Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (1/1)|
|Manchester Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/1)|
|Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/1)|
|SSE Arena, London (3/3)|
|WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla. (1/0)|
|Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (1/0)|
|Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/0)|
|MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/0)|
|Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)|
|Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin (1/0)|
|Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (3/0)|
|5||MARCO ANTONIO SOLÍS|
|Auditorio Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico (2/0)|
|Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix (1/0)|
|Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)|
|7||OV7 & KABAH|
|Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)|
|8||NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK|
|Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)|
|9||LANA DEL REY|
|Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)|
|Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)|