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More Than a Million People Have Seen Luke Bryan in Concert This Year

Luke Bryan tops the latest Hot Tours tally, as his latest reported live shows bring his 2015 concert attendance total to over 1 million.

Luke Bryan earns the top slot on the latest Hot Tours tally (see list, below) with $49 million in ticket sales reported from his Kick the Dust Up tour.

The tour launched on May 8 in Grand Forks, N.D., on the heels of his 2014 trek, That’s My Kind of Night, which extended into this year with European dates in March and North American runs in February and May. That tour wrapped the day before the new tour opened with a final performance in Canada.


Kick the Dust Up covered North American markets in two legs beginning with an opening jaunt that wrapped after 12 weeks on Aug. 1 in Pittsburgh. The second leg began with an arena stint in Atlanta for two nights on Aug. 21 and 22 and is set to close on Oct. 30 with a stadium performance in Detroit. Six stadium events are included in this tally, led by a sellout at the home venue of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. The Aug. 29 concert at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., drew 46,919 fans, taking $3.8 million at the box office. Denver, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Nashville also hosted the tour for stadium performances.

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Combined grosses from all of Bryan’s 2015 concerts — on both tours — currently total $56.6 million from 55 reported shows at 40 North American venues with an attendance count of 1,014,822.

Jam bands Phish and Dave Matthews Band follow at Nos. 2 and 3 respectively on the Hot Tours roundup with grosses reported from their summer treks throughout North American markets. Phish’s $14.1 million sales total comes from 255,493 sold seats at 18 performances beginning July 21 through Labor Day weekend. For the fourth consecutive year, the group wrapped its tour with a run of three shows during the holiday weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. This year’s event drew 69,907 fans on Sept. 4-6. Overall ticket sales from the band’s summer run – including four shows reported in previous weeks – reached $16.7 million from just over 300,000 sold tickets at 22 concerts.

Dave Matthews Band lands on Hot Tours with $13.3 million in revenue reported this week from 15 shows during the final two months of its summer tour that wrapped in Phoenix on Sept. 13. The tour began on May 13 in Austin, Texas with 39 venues on the itinerary during an 18-week span. Grosses totaled $40 million overall from 706,000 sold tickets during the run. Like Phish, the band also continued its Labor Day weekend tradition with a three-show stand at the Gorge in George, Wash. DMB has performed at the amphitheater during the holiday weekend every year since 2006.

  HOT TOURS – Oct. 20, 2015
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 13-19
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  May 1-Sept. 26
  FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ontario (1/1)
  Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (1/1)
  MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2/2)
  Alerus Center, Grand Forks, N.D. (1/1)
  Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)
  Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/1)
  Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/1)
  Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M. (1/1)
  Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver (1/1)
  Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kan. (1/1)
  TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis (1/0)
  Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Va. (2/1)
  Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (2/1)
  Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, Okla. (1/1)
  Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville (1/1)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (2/1)
  Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati (1/1)
  Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (2/2)
  The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa. (1/1)
  First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (2/1)
  Philips Arena, Atlanta (2/0)
  USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (2/2)
  Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. (1/1)
  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (2/1)
  FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland (1/1)
  Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J. (2/2)
  Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/1)
  Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (2/1)
  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/1)
  Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C. (2/1)
  894,347 (926,876)
  July 21-Sept. 6
  Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, Ore. (2/2)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
  Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas (1/0)
  Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)
  Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (2/0)
  Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville (1/1)
  Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)
  Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
  Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wis. (2/0)
  Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
  Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. (2/0)
  Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo. (3/0)
  255,493 (334,443)
  July 21-Sept. 13
  Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
  Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wis. (2/0)
  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/0)
  Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (2/1)
  Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colo. (2/0)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/0)
  The Gorge, George, Wash. (3/0)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
  Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif. (1/0)
  Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix (1/0)
  235,572 (318,018)
  Sept. 19-30
  MasterCard Center, Beijing (1/1)
  Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai (1/1)
  Impact Arena, Bangkok (1/0)
  Indoor Stadium, Singapore (1/1)
  AsiaWorld-Arena, Hong Kong (1/1)
  Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena, Seoul (1/0)
  53,625 (55,058)
  Aug. 27-Oct. 4
  Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
  Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/1)
  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
  Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y. (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatr, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/0)
  Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/0)
  Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M. (1/0)
  Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix (1/0)
  Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif. (1/0)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
  155,131 (184,978)
  Oct. 8-11
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/0)
  TD Garden, Boston (1/0)
  EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va. (1/0)
  27,498 (35,176)
  Oct. 8-10
  Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles (2/0)
  13,252 (13,764)
  Oct. 12
  Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan (1/0)
  15,218 (15,653)
  Oct. 3-9
  Prospera Place, Kelowna, British Columbia (1/1)
  Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia (1/1)
  CN Centre, Prince George, British Columbia (1/0)
  Enmax Centrium, Red Deer, Alberta (1/0)
  Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/0)
  30,675 (31,941)
  Oct. 17
  Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan (1/0)
  13,688 (14,216)