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Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour Crosses $70 Million Mark

Justin Bieber has entered the final stretch of his Purpose World Tour’s North American trek following a three-week break during a run through eight Canadian cities. A performance on June 11 at…

Justin Bieber has entered the final stretch of his Purpose World Tour’s North American trek following a three-week break during a run through eight Canadian cities. A performance on June 11 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, kicked off the tour’s final six weeks on the road in the U.S. and Canada; it will wrap with a two-night stint at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 18 and 19.

The pop star tops this week’s slate of top-grossing touring artists (see list below) based on 11 sold-out concerts reported by national tour promoter AEG Live. From 145,774 sold tickets, Bieber added another $14 million in box office revenue to his overall tour gross that has now reached $70 million from 51 performances since the tour launched March 9 (in Seattle).

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The venue with the top box-office stats in this week’s tally is Target Center, with $1,514,540 in ticket sales from a sellout crowd of 14,498 (June 19). The Minneapolis venue has the fifth-highest gross among all of the arenas that have hosted the tour for one show, led by American Airlines Center in Dallas with $1,563,920 in sales (April 10). The highest attendance count among the tour’s single-show dates was logged April 20 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., with 16,496 fans in the house.

Following the Purpose World Tour’s North American stint, two Tokyo performances are on the books for August. Then, a three-month jaunt through European markets is set for this fall.

Also landing among this week’s top 10 tours is the Rock Paper Scissors North American Tour, starring co-headliners Sting and Peter Gabriel. The tour hits the road for five weeks this summer in the U.S. and Canada. The veteran English rockers kicked off their joint trek June 21 in Columbus, Ohio, followed by three more arena performances in Washington, D.C., New York and Toronto. Also included during the tour’s opening week were two of the six amphitheater dates on the itinerary: a June 24 show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on New York’s Long Island and a June 26 concert at BB&T Pavilion in the Philadelphia market. Box-office revenue from the first six markets on the tour schedule, reported this week by promoter Live Nation, reached $9.7 million from 86,654 sold seats at six sold-out performances.

Booked primarily at indoor arenas, the tour will visit a total of 19 cities through July 24. Included along with the tour’s arena and shed dates are festival appearances this week at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Le Festival d’été de Québec) and Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest.

HOT TOURS – JULY 5, 2016
Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported May June 28-July 4.

Rank, ACT
    Total Gross
    Show Date Range
    Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
    Total Attendance (Capacity)

    June 11-27
    MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
    Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
    Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
    SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
    Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. (1/1)
    Target Center, Minneapolis (1/1)
    Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/1)
    Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
    U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati (1/1)
    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/1)
    Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
    145,774 (145,774)

    June 21-29
    Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
    Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
    Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)
    BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J (1/1)
    Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
    Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
    86,654 (86,654)

    June 11-17
    Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, U.K. (1/1)
    KCOM Stadium, Hull, U.K. (1/1)
    Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, U.K. (1/1)
    65,455 (65,455)

    April 13-June 14
    BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/0)
    CFE Arena, Orlando (1/0)
    BJCC Arena, Birmingham, Ala. (1/1)
    Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis (1/0)
    Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
    1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colo. (1/0)
    Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (1/1)
    Moda Center, Portland (1/0)
    WaMu Theater, Seattle (1/0)
    Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/0)
    Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles (1/1)
    BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
    Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
    Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
    Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. (1/0)
    Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium (1/0)
    Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
    107,122 (124,357)

    June 18-20
    Madison Square Garden, N.Y. (3/3)
    38,697 (38,697)

    May 16-June 17
    Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
    Forest Hills Stadium, New York (2/0)
    38,964 (40,181)

    June 15-25
    Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia (1/0)
    Forest Hills Stadium, New York (1/0)
    13,377 (17,980)

    June 22-29
    Parque de la Exposoción, Lima, Peru (1/1)
    Movistar Arena, Santiago (1/1)
    DirecTV Arena, Buenos Aires (1/1)
    Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
    Expo Unimed, Curitiba, Brazil (1/0)
    25,789 (27,073)

    June 28-29
    Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia (2/0)
    24,852 (25,160)

    June 15
    Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
    12,017 (13,000)


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