The Lumineers light up the latest recap of the top 10 Hot Tours (see list, below), with the band's first eight shows of 2016, reported to Billboard Boxscore during the past week. The performances -- in support of the band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album Cleopatra -- generated more than $3.5 million at the box office.
The tour originally kicked off just days after the album was released in April 2016, and headlining dates and festival appearances in both Europe and North America were scheduled through the end of November. Following a hiatus during the holiday season, the trio resumed the trek in January with a slate of concerts booked in North America.
The first show of the new year, held at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., on Jan. 17, drew just over 7,800 fans, although average attendance at the first eight arenas was closer to 10,000. The largest crowd was logged at Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, with a count of 13,399 for a sellout on Jan. 28. Chicago-area fans produced the top gross, however, with a box office take of $660,400 for another sold out show on Jan. 20. The number of sold seats at Allstate Arena in the Rosemont suburb reached 12,461.
After the North American jaunt that continues through the end of March, the Lumineers will perform in Japan, Australia and South Africa during April. Later this summer they will join U2’s Joshua Tree Tour for 13 concerts and two nights with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Festival dates in Europe round out the band’s 2017 itinerary.
Meanwhile, two country tours earn a ranking in the Top 10 with ticket sales reported from new 2017 treks. A co-headlining turn with Lee Brice and Justin Moore takes the fourth slot on the Hot Tours tally, followed by Brantley Gilbert at No. 5.
Brice and Moore began their American Made Tour in mid-January with plans to perform in more than 30 cities stateside through the end of April. Performances at five venues are included in this tally including sellouts at La Crosse (Wis.) Center on Jan. 13 and Rosemont (Ill.) Theatre on the following evening. Sold ticket revenue reached just over $900,000 from 19,964 fans present at all five concerts. I Don’t Dance is Brice’s latest album that bowed in September 2014, but Moore will be touring in support of his more recent release Kinda Don’t Care that arrived on Aug. 12, 2016.
Gilbert is out behind the Jan. 27 debut of his new album, The Devil Don’t Sleep, kicking off his 12-week run on Feb. 2 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. Shows at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center and Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine, followed during the first weekend of February with grosses reaching $648,273 from 17,298 sold tickets.
|HOT TOURS -Feb. 7, 2017|
|Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 31-Feb. 6|
|Show Date Range|
|Total Attendance (Capacity)|
|CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/0)|
|Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)|
|Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)|
|Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis (1/0)|
|Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)|
|Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)|
|Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.) (1/0)|
|Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)|
|Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)|
|3||RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS|
|Target Center, Minneapolis (1/1)|
|4||LEE BRICE & JUSTIN MOORE|
|La Crosse (Wis.) Center (1/1)|
|Rosemont (Ill.) Theatre (1/1)|
|Corbin (Ky.) Arena (1/0)|
|Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (1/0)|
|Fox Theatre, Atlanta (1/0)|
|Santander Arena, Reading, Pa. (1/0)|
|Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/0)|
|Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, Maine (1/1)|
|Citibank Hall, São Paulo (1/0)|
|7||HENRIQUE E JULIANO|
|Citibank Hall, São Paulo (2/0)|
|8||EMMANUEL & MIJARES|
|Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (1/0)|
|David A. Straz, Jr. Center, Morsani Hall, Tampa (1/1)|
|Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan (1/0)|