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Dead & Company, Tool & The Weeknd Lead New Hot Tours Roundup

Dead & Company hits No. 1 on Billboard's weekly recap of Hot Tours based on reported box office totals from the band's final two dates of 2015. A year-end run of two performances in both the San…

Dead & Company hits No. 1 on Billboard’s weekly recap of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on reported box office totals from the band’s final two dates of 2015. A year-end run of two performances in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles markets generated $4.1 million in sales for former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with touring mate John Mayer.

San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium hosted the group on Dec. 27 and 28 with sellout crowds on both nights and 17,032 seats sold. The final stand of the year saw 30,852 Los Angeles-area fans in attendance at the Forum in Inglewood on Dec. 30 and 31.

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Dead & Company grossed more than $14 million during its fall tour based on sales reported by ten venues on the trek. More than 172,000 tickets were sold at those venues for a total of 13 performances. The band will have at least one 2016 appearance this summer with a festival date planned in June at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. No other dates have been announced.

Tool lands at No. 2 on the Hot Tours tally based on $3.3 million in sales from three venues on its 2016 tour through U.S. markets. The tour kicked off in San Francisco during the first week of the year, opening with a two-night stint at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Jan. 6 and 7. With sellout crowds on both nights, the overall gross for the engagement reached $1.4 million from 17,365 sold seats. Produced by Bay Area concert promoter Another Planet Entertainment, the two-show run was a return engagement for the band that also performed two shows there in March 2014 with 17,626 fans in attendance.

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Primus and Los Angeles-based 3Teeth are supporting Tool on its first effort on the road in almost two years. Sold-out performances at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Jan. 20 along with Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 23, included in this recap, are two of the 15 total dates scheduled through the end of January.

The Weeknd follows in the third slot among this week’s highest-grossing tours with a $2.8 million gross reported from his two-show stint at the L.A. Forum on Dec. 8 and 9. Both shows hosted capacity crowds with a total of 28,979 tickets sold during the engagement. The two performances generated the highest gross among the venues that reported sales figures from the tour that played U.S. and Canadian venues in November and December.

  HOT TOURS – JAN. 26, 2016
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 19-25
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  Dec. 27-31
  Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (2/2)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
  47,884 (47,884)
  Jan. 6-23
  Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (2/2)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  44,406 (44,406)
  Dec. 8-9
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
  28,979 (28,979)
  Dec. 17-19
  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (3/0)
  60,633 (61,236)
  Jan. 22
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
  18,515 (18,515)
  Dec. 9-14
  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
  Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg (1/0)
  29,028 (31,659)
  Dec. 29-31
  Fox Theatre, Atlanta (3/3)
  13,707 (13,707)
  Jan. 13
  United Center, Chicago (1/1)
  13,439 (13,439)
  Jan. 14-15
  Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (2/2)
  17,686 (17,686)
  Nov. 18
  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
  12,060 (15,995)