Rock band Foo Fighters and country duo Florida Georgia Line lead the latest Hot Tours ranking (see list, below) of the week’s top-grossing touring artists with box office revenue reported from winter treks of their ongoing tours.
The Seattle-based rockers return to No. 1 on Hot Tours for the second time in three weeks based on ticket sales from the band’s jaunt through South American cities during January. Six concerts from the Foo Fighters’ tour were reported this week by Latin American promoter T4F-Time For Fun, bringing the trek’s overall gross from South America to $19.7 million from seven shows with more than a quarter of a million tickets sold.
Florida Georgia Line also appeared on the Hot Tours recap recently, landing at No. 3 during the first week of February with sales totals reported from the duo’s Anything Goes tour that launched on Jan. 15. This week the tour hits No. 2 in the ranking with $2.9 million in sales from performances during February at six North American arenas. Gross sales from tour’s first 12 arena dates total $5.9 million from 114,859 sold seats.
Following at No. 3 in the Hot Tours tally is Bachata singer Romeo Santos with $2.7 million in revenue reported from a stadium performance on Feb. 14 in Mexico City. With a sellout crowd in attendance at Foro Sol, the Mexican capital city’s outdoor sports and entertainment venue, promoter OCESA reported 48,298 sold tickets for the event.
The native New Yorker and former lead singer of the group Aventura is currently on the road in South American markets through March 13 and will kick off a three-week European trek in Spain on March 20. A North American leg of his tour, set to begin in late-May, is currently booked through July 11.
Earning a slot on Hot Tours at No. 6 is Harry Connick Jr., based on $864,046 in sales reported from his winter theater tour through U.S. markets. The four-week trek began at the Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center on Feb. 4 and is set to wrap at New York City’s Lincoln Center on March 7. Included in this recap are five venues from the tour’s swing through three Southeastern states: Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
|HOT TOURS – Feb. 25, 2015|
|Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Feb. 18-24|
|Show Date Range|
|Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)|
|Total Attendance (Capacity)|
|Estadio Nacional, Santiago (1/0)|
|Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires (1/0)|
|Estacionamento da FIERGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)|
|Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/1)|
|Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)|
|Esplanada do Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1/0)|
|2||FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE|
|Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa (1/1)|
|Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/1)|
|i wireless Center, Moline, Ill. (1/1)|
|Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (1/1)|
|Rogers K-Rock Centre, Kingston, Ontario (1/1)|
|Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)|
|Foro Sol, Mexico City (1/1)|
|Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)|
|Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario (1/0)|
|Allphones Arena, Sydney (1/0)|
|Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia (1/0)|
|6||HARRY CONNICK JR.|
|Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah, Ga. (1/1)|
|Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, Miami (1/1)|
|Maxwell C. King Center, Melbourne, Fla. (1/1)|
|Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla. (1/1)|
|Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, S.C. (1/0)|
|El Domo, San Luis Potosí, Mexico (1/0)|
|Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1/0)|
|NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles (1/0)|
|Dr. Phillips Center, Walt Disney Theater, Orlando (1/0)|
|Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, Fla. (1/1)|