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Hot Tours Roundup: Andre Rieu, Toby Keith & Ariana Grande Lead List

Classical, country and pop head up this tally of the week's highest-grossing Hot Tours with concert sales reported from touring efforts by violinist and orchestra conductor, André Rieu, veteran…

Classical, country and pop head up this tally of the week’s highest-grossing Hot Tours (see list, below) with concert sales reported from touring efforts by violinist and orchestra conductor, André Rieu, veteran country headliner Toby Keith and pop star Ariana Grande.

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Rieu earns the top slot on the weekly top 10 ranking with $19.1 million in ticket sales reported from summer and fall dates on his orchestral tour in European and Latin American cities. After a full slate of concerts during the first half of the year, the Dutch artist began his summer trek with a run of five shows in Bucharest in June and an annual string of concerts during July in Maastricht, his home city in the Netherlands. August dates in Chile and Peru as well as performances in three Mexican markets in October round out the year on the road for Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra. Ticket sales from his tour top $30 million since the beginning of the year.

Keith takes the second spot on the Hot Tours roundup based on box office revenue reported from his Good Times & Pick Up Lines tour that kicked off in late May in the San Francisco Bay area. Grosses total $16.5 million from 415,134 sold tickets at 31 concerts during the run set primarily in outdoor amphitheaters. Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio drew the largest crowd during this year’s tour, logging an attendance count of 20,406 on Aug. 9. Keith has played the Cleveland-area amphitheater every year since 2002. His highest attendance at the venue during the past 14 years came in 2012 with 22,037 fans present for his Live in Overdrive tour.

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With $8.4 million in sales from 17 reported concerts, Grande hits the tally at No. 3 with her Honeymoon tour that played in North America, Europe and Asia from late-February through the end of October. This recap includes a performance from her European jaunt during May and June along with 14 subsequent dates in North America and a show in Mexico. A handful of concerts remain on the tour that supports the singer’s My Everything album that bowed in August 2014. Only appearances in Abu Dhabi, London and Tokyo remain on the schedule for the world tour that wraps on Dec. 9. 

  HOT TOURS – Nov. 17, 2015
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 10-16
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  June 5-Oct. 18
  Piata Constitutiei, Bucharest, Romania (7/0)
  Vrijthof, Maastricht, Netherlands (7/7)
  Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile (4/0)
  Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru (1/1)
  Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (1/1)
  Auditorio Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico (2/2)
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (5/5)
  281,669 (286,730)
  May 29-Nov. 10
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
  San Manuel Amphitheater, Devore, Calif. (1/0)
  Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix (1/0)
  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, N.H. (1/0)
  DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)
  Mosaic Place, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (1/1)
  Cowboys Stampede, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
  Turning Stone Casino Event Center, Verona, N.Y. (1/0)
  XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/0)
  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
  Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
  Great Jones County Fair, Monticello, Iowa (1/0)
  Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyo. (1/0)
  USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
  Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, Ala. (1/0)
  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/0)
  Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)
  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
  Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
  Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/1)
  XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
  Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (1/1)
  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/0)
  Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
  Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/0)
  First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/0)
  Laughlin Event Center, Laughlin, Nev. (1/0)
  Alaska Airlines Center, Anchorage (2/2)
  415,134 (471,089)
  June 12-Oct. 18
  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/0)
  Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/0)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
  Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
  Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/0)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2/2)
  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
  INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/0)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
  Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
  Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (1/0)
  164,092 (177,930)
  Nov. 2-6
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (3/0)
  37,443 (37,680)
  May 15-Oct. 2
  Ford Pavilion, Beaumont, Texas (1/0)
  Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/0)
  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center,  Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
  Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/0)
  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/0)
  The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa. (1/0)
  United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas (1/0)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/0)
  139,907 (178,335)
  Oct. 1-10
  O2 Arena, London (7/0)
  92,885 (106,935)
  July 9-Aug. 2
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2/2)
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (3/3)
  66,205 (66,205)
  Sept. 23-Nov. 6
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
  Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (2/2)
  Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
  Chicago Theatre, Chicago (3/3)
  37,075 (38,752)
  June 29-Nov. 5
  Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/0)
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
  Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg (1/0)
  O2 Arena, London (2/0)
  62,940 (71,975)
  Nov. 4-8
  Madison Square Garden, New York (1/0)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/0)
  28,857 (35,833)