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Beyonce & Jay Z Sell Out Stadium Tour

Beyonce and Jay Z land atop the Hot Tours chart, having wrapped the North American leg of their On the Run tour that played stadiums in 16 markets during a six-week span in the summer. Box office…

Beyonce and Jay Z land atop the Hot Tours chart, having wrapped the North American leg of their On the Run tour that played stadiums in 16 markets during a six-week span in the summer. Box office grosses totaled $96 million from ticket sales reported by tour promoter Live Nation for 19 sold-out performances during the summertime trek that kicked off June 25 in Florida and wrapped Aug. 6 in California.

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The co-headlining couple booked two-show engagements in three markets on the schedule: New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The New York/New Jersey metropolitan area hosted the tour on July 11 and 12 with an attendance count of 89,165 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. With ticket sales totaling $11.5 million, the New Jersey venue was the top-grossing stadium during the tour’s U.S. and Canadian run. Los Angeles-area fans saw the tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with performances on Aug. 2 and 3. Jay Z and Beyoncé performed for 96,994 fans at the historic Southern California football venue, grossing $10.9 million. The final stadium during the summer run was AT&T Park, home of Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants. The Bay Area generated $8.8 million in ticket sales from 73,020 seats for sellouts on Aug. 5 and 6. Jay and Bey will cross the pond for the tour’s final engagement, a two-night stand in Paris on Sept. 12 and 13. The two concerts will occur at Stade de France and will be taped by HBO for broadcast on Sept. 20.

One Direction appear on the Hot Tours tally for the second week in a row (No. 2) with sales reported from the group’s ongoing Where We Are world tour. Concerts in two U.S. cities were reported this week, adding $13.7 million to the tour’s overall gross that now surpasses $243 million. A sold-out concert in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis drew a crowd of 52,315 on Aug. 27, and the final performances of the month came during the Labor Day holiday weekend with 104,617 tickets sold at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Aug. 29 and 30.

Taking the No. 5 slot on the weekly slate of top-grossing tours is Brad Paisley with $1.3 million in revenue from two concerts on his summer trek through North American venues. The country star’s Country Nation world tour, booked primarily in markets with outdoor amphitheaters, kicked off on May 16. Ticket sales topping $11.4 million were reported from 21 of those markets during the summer trek that features Randy Houser, Leah Turner, Charlie Worsham and Dee Jay Silver as support. Paisley will wrap his 2014 shed tour later this month with a final stop in the Washington, D.C., market on Sept. 20. Beginning in October, a string of Canadian arena dates are on the books through Nov. 22.

Arcade Fire score the No. 8 ranking on the Hot Tours tally with a $1 million gross from the final stop on their North American tour. The Canadian band has been on the road since March in support of its most recent album Reflektor, released last October. The final concert was at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal on Aug. 30 with more than 20,000 fans in attendance. In each performance during the tour, the Grammy-winning indie rock band covered a song by a local act in each state or Canadian province they visited. The final concert featured a cover of “I’ll Believe in Anything” by Wolf Parade, a Montreal band that has been on hiatus since 2011.

Weekly .com Boxscores – Aug. 27, 2014

Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

June 25-Aug. 6
Sun Life Stadium, Miami (1/1)
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati (1/1)
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (1/1)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia (1/1)
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore (1/1)
Rogers Centre, Toronto (1/1)
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. (2/2)
Georgia Dome, Atlanta (1/1)
Minute Maid Park, Houston (1/1)
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans (1/1)
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (1/1)
Soldier Field, Chicago (1/1)
Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
Safeco Field, Seattle (1/1)
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. (2/2)
AT&T Park, San Francisco (2/2)
832,769 (832,769)

Aug. 27-30
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis (1/1)
Soldier Field, Chicago (2/2)
156,932 (156,932)

Aug. 22
Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (1/1)
13,285 (13,285)

Aug. 29-30
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
29,792 (29,792)

Aug. 22-23
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
34,199 (35,645)

Aug. 17
Target Center, Minneapolis (1/1)
12,274 (12,274)

Aug. 22-23
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif. (1/0)
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
34,411 (40,000)

Aug. 30
Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal (1/0)
21,811 (25,000)

Aug. 28
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/0)
11,291 (11,584)

Aug. 28
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
6,051 (13,974)