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Madonna Leads Hot Tours Roundup With Final Rebel Heart Shows

With the wrap of her Rebel Heart Tour, Madonna owns the No. 1 slot on the weekly tally of top-grossing Hot Tours, based on $62.4 million in sales from the final two legs of her four-continent jaunt…

With the wrap of her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna owns the No. 1 slot on the weekly tally of top-grossing Hot Tours (see list, below), based on $62.4 million in sales from the final two legs of her four-continent jaunt. A swing through seven Asian markets in February and a final trek in Australia and New Zealand rounded out the world tour that kicked off last fall in North America.

Her highest-grossing venue during the Asian leg was a two-night stand in the Tokyo metropolitan area at the Saitama Super Arena on Feb. 13 & 14. With $9.6 million in ticket sales, the arena also ranked as the highest grossing venue throughout the entire six-month trek. The tour finale, a two-show stint at Sydney’s Allphones Arena on March 19 & 20, generated $6 million in revenue, the top sales among the venues during the final leg Down Under.


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Final overall box office counts for the Rebel Heart tour totaled $169,804,336 from 1,045,479 sold tickets at 82 sold out performances worldwide.

Kevin Hart follows in the second slot on the Hot Tours recap based on a sold out engagement in Sydney, also at Allphones Arena. The comedian performed two nights at the venue, selling a total of 27,284 tickets on Feb. 7 and 8. With a $2.2 million box office take, the Sydney engagement was the final date for his What Now? tour’s Aussie leg that also included performances in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane during February.

Hart’s yearlong tour kicked off last April with 129 shows set in U.S. and Canadian markets through the end of 2015. An international leg began in January and included shows in European and Asian cities before heading to Australia. The What Now? tour’s final run was a string of South African dates at the end of March.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Van Morrison scores the No. 3 ranking on Hot Tours with a $1.6 million gross from two sold out concerts in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium. A total of 12,318 fans saw the veteran artist during the Jan. 15-16 run.

The L.A. engagement kicked off Morrison’s 2016 touring schedule that also included a three-night sold out stint at Oakland’s Fox Theater beginning on Jan. 18. A handful of European shows followed in March, and a series of U.S. shows are booked in April, including an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 23. Also, a slate of upcoming performances are booked in Europe during the summer months.

  HOT TOURS – MARCH 29, 2016
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported March 22-28
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  Feb. 4-March 20
  Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan (2/2)
  Impact Arena, Bangkok (2/2)
  Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan (2/2)
  AsiaWorld-Arena, Hong Kong (2/2)
  Studio City Event Center, Macau (2/2)
  SM Mall of Asia Arena, Manila (2/2)
  National Stadium, Singapore (1/1)
  Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand (2/2)
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/2)
  Brisbane Entertainment Center, Brisbane, Australia (2/2)
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/2)
  225,687 (225,687)
  March 7-8
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/2)
  27,284 (27,284)
  Jan. 15-16
  Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (2/2)
  12,318 (12,318)
  Jan. 14-16
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
  23,182 (23,182)
  March 23
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (1/1)
  16,863 (16,863)
  Feb. 26
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  12,206 (12,206)
  March 16-18
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (1/0)
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/0)
  16,532 (17,357)
  Feb. 20-27
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
  Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
  19,975 (20,172)
  Jan. 30-March 21
  Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville (1/1)
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/1)
  16,191 (16,191)
  Feb. 28-March 18
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
  SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)
  21,566 (23,727)