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Arcade Fire, Bon Iver Score on Hot Tours With London Concerts

Arcade Fire sits atop the latest weekly slate of top-grossing Hot Tours based on sales reported from London's SSE Arena, Wembley during the band's spring trek through Europe.

Arcade Fire sits atop the latest weekly slate of top-grossing Hot Tours (see below) based on sales reported from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley during the band’s spring trek through Europe. The Canadian rockers played the venue on April 11-13, grossing $2.3 million (£1.6 million) during the three-night engagement attended by over 30,000 fans. AEG Presents produced the event that featured Preservation Hall Jazz Band in the opening slot.

Touring in support of its July 2017 album Everything Now, Arcade Fire kicked off its tour – called the Infinite Content tour – prior to the album release, playing European dates last summer. During the fall, the band brought the tour to North America with shows planned at 26 U.S. and Canada venues, followed by a brief run through Latin America last December.

This year, the group continued the Infinite Content trek in the U.K. and 6 more European countries during April. In addition to the London engagement, shows were also set in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. The current run through Europe is set to wrap on April 28 in Paris, but more dates on the continent as well as in North America are planned for the summer.

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Also earning a ranking on this week’s Hot Tours tally is Bon Iver, following Arcade Fire in the No. 2 slot based on its own London engagement. The band played eight shows at the Eventim Apollo during February and March, earning over $2 million (£1.5 million) from all eight performances based on a overall attendance count that reached 40,855.

The London shows followed a string of January dates in Texas and Mexico City that kicked off Bon Iver’s touring in 2018. A run through North America is set to begin in May and will include festival appearances at Bonnaroo in June and San Francisco’s Outside Lands in August.

  HOT TOURS – APRIL 24, 2018
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported April 17-23
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 ARCADE FIRE
  $2,387,530
  April 11-13
  SSE Arena, Wembley, London (3/0)
  30,661 (34,779)
   
2 BON IVER
  $2,099,540
  Feb. 21-March 5
  Eventim Apollo, London (8/0)
  40,855 (41,121)
   
3 PAUL WELLER
  $1,892,586
  Feb. 17-March 1
  Brighton (U.K.) Centre (1/1)
  Bournemouth (U.K.) International Centre (1/1)
  Plymouth (U.K.) Pavilions (1/1)
  Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, U.K. (1/1)
  First Direct Arena, Leeds, U.K. (1/0)
  Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
  Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
  Manchester (U.K.) Arena (1/0)
  33,486 (36,192)
   
4 PAUL CARRACK
  $1,383,414
  Feb. 3-March 24
  Symphony Hall, Bimingham, U.K. (3/1)
  Bournemouth (U.K.) Pavilion (1/0)
  Harrogate (U.K.) Convention Centre (1/0)
  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, U.K. (2/1)
  Barbican Centre, York, U.K. (1/1)
  Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
  Colston Hall, Bristol, U.K. (1/0)
  De Montfort Hall, Leicester, U.K. (1/0)
  Palladium, London (1/0)
  Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, U.K. (2/1)
  Sage, Gateshead, U.K. (2/1)
  The Anvil, Basingstoke, U.K. (1/0)
  Guildhall, Preston, U.K. (1/0)
  City Hall, Sheffield, U.K. (1/1)
  Milton Keynes (U.K.) Theatre (1/0)
  G Live, Guildford, U.K. (2/1)
  Winter Gardens, Margate, U.K. (1/0)
  30,710 (33,495)
   
5 ALABAMA
  $946,142
  April 13-15
  Fox Theatre, Atlanta (3/3)
  13,080 (13,080)
   
6 YES
  $916,944
  March 13-25
  Colston Hall, Bristol, U.K. (1/1)
  City Hall, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
  Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, U.K. (1/1)
  Sage, Gateshead, U.K. (1/0)
  Symphony Hall, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
  Brighton (U.K.) Centre (1/0)
  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, U.K. (1/0)
  Palladium, London (2/2)
  14,151 (15,027)
   
7 LIT AF TOUR HOSTED BY MARTIN LAWRENCE
  $831,250
  April 13
  Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
  11,717 (11,717)
   
8 FOO FIGHTERS
  $776,680
  April 22
  CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, La. (1/1)
  10,304 (10,304)
   
9 HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE IN CONCERT
  $598,651
  Feb. 10-11
  Altria Theater, Richmond, Va. (3/0)
  9,463 (10, 286)
   
10 ERASURE
  $569,885
  Feb. 23-24
  Eventim Apollo, London (2/2)
  8,712 (8,712)