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Motley Crue’s Final Tour Rolls On

Motley Crue tops the latest Hot Tours roundup, as its Final Tour wraps its 2014 North American run.

Mötley Crüe takes the No. 1 slot on the weekly Hot Tours ranking (see list, below) with $5.1 million in sales reported from its Final Tour that wrapped for the year in Spokane, Wash., on Nov. 22.

The tour launched on July 2 with Alice Cooper and the Raskins onboard as special guests for a trek through U.S. and Canadian markets, set primarily in outdoor amphitheaters during the summer and indoor arenas in the fall.

Included in this week’s tally are six sold-out concerts at three arenas in Canada and three in the U.S. during the final days of the Crüe’s North American jaunt. Rogers Arena in Vancouver leads the pack with a $1 million gross, the highest among the six venues in this report. The concert on Nov. 21 was a sellout attended by 13,025 fans in the western Canadian market. The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., was the top grosser among the U.S. buildings with sales totaling $860,949 from 14,514 sold seats.


During the Final Tour’s 20-week North American run in 2014, major markets Los Angeles and New York City produced the top ticket sales totals. The veteran rock band’s July 21 performance at the Hollywood Bowl racked up $1.3 million in sales from a sold out amphitheater crowd of 16,488 to claim the top gross. Second on the list is one of the fall arena dates, a sellout on Oct. 28 at New York’s Madison Square Garden with revenue totaling $1,082,041.

Box office sales total more than $28.5 million, based on Boxscores reported to Billboard since the tour launched in July. The sold ticket count totals 496,833 from 38 concerts at 17 sheds and 20 arenas during the run. Mötley Crüe has announced that the current tour will be its final outing, but the tour is not a wrap. The band will return to the road in 2015 with a five-show run in Japan set to begin on Feb. 11. Festival appearances in Sweden and England are booked for next June.

The tour will visit other countries outside America, but will return to the U.S. “for just a few select dates” towards the end of the year. The band intends to close the trek with a Dec. 31, 2015, show in Los Angeles.

  HOT TOURS – Nov. 26, 2014
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 19-25
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  Nov. 13-22
  CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/1)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
  Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
  Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
  Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/1)
  73,261 (73,261)
  Nov. 13-22
  Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario (1/1)
  FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ontario (1/0)
  Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (1/0)
  Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis. (1/1)
  Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/1)
  Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/1)
  67,877 (68,502)
  Nov. 14-15
  Arena Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/1)
  HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro (1/1)
  41,810 (41,810)
  Nov. 11-22
  Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (1/1)
  Birmingham (Ala.) Jefferson Convention Complex (1/0)
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)
  Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
  North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C. (1/1)
  Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. (1/1)
  37,501 (37,796)
  Oct. 17-25
  Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore. (1/1)
  KeyArena, Seattle (1/1)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
  Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/1)
  45,048 (47,868)
  Sept. 24-Oct. 11
  Movistar Arena, Santiago (1/0)
  Mandarine Park, Buenos Aires (2/0)
  Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
  Master Hall, Curitiba, Brazil (1/0)
  Espaço das Américas, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)
  Vivo Rio, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
  Net Live, Brasília, Brazil (1/0)
  Chevrolet Hall, Recife, Brazil (1/0)
  Siará Hall, Fortaleza, Brazil (1/0)
  30,942 (61,530)
  Nov. 4-15
  Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City (1/0)
  Net Live, Brasília, Brazil (1/0)
  Master Hall, Curitiba, Brazil (1/1)
  Espaço das Américas, São Paulo, Brazil (2/0)
  Devassa On Stage, Florianópolis, Brazil (1/1)
  Auditório Araújo Vianna, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)
  23,746 (38,652)
  Oct. 24-31
  Auditorio Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico (3/0)
  21,667 (24,437)
  Nov. 16
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (2/0)
  11,694 (13,829)
  Nov. 14-21
  Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/0)
  Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio (1/1)
  Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, Colo. (1/1)
  16,994 (18,815)