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One Direction Sizzles Atop Latest Hot Tours Tally

One Direction makes a fifth appearance at No. 1 on the weekly roundup of Hot Tours (see list, below) since beginning its On the Road Again stadium tour. The Hot Tours ranking lists the week's ten…

One Direction makes a fifth appearance at No. 1 on the weekly roundup of Hot Tours (see list, below) since beginning its On the Road Again stadium tour. The Hot Tours ranking lists the week’s ten highest grossing tours reported to Billboard.

The On the Road Again show’s grosses total $80.6 million from the group’s summer trek through North America, reported during the past week, along with the first stop on the group’s eight-city fall tour through the United Kingdom and Ireland.


The tour’s summer leg through the U.S. and Canada kicked off on July 9 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, the first of 22 stadiums — along with one arena — booked in North America for the pop group. Wrapping in the Boston area on Sept. 12, the summertime trek added $72 million to the tour’s overall gross that now reaches $188 million after jaunts through five continents since the Feb. 7 launch. 2.1 million tickets have been sold for the tour’s 61 performances reported to Billboard Boxscore.

One Direction is currently on tour in Europe through the end of this month with shows booked in seven more cities following its sold-out engagement at London’s O2 arena in September. The six-show stint grossed $8.3 million from 90,696 sold seats to kick off the tour’s last leg. The final concert is planned for Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Oct. 31.

Following in the second slot on the Hot Tours roundup is veteran rock group Rush with $32.3 million in sold ticket revenue from its R40 Live tour. The tour played 30 cities during the summer run that spanned 13 weeks from May 2 until Aug. 1. With 27 arenas on the schedule, along with a handful of outdoor sheds, the tour logged an overall sold ticket count of 379,800. The top-performing venues were Madison Square Garden in New York with a top gross of $1.5 million from a June 29 sellout, and the largest crowd came from the Washington, D.C. market with 16,579 present on May 30 at Jiffy Lube Live, one of the three amphitheater dates during the run.

Next, at No. 3 in the ranking, is 5 Seconds of Summer, based on $24.7 million in sales reported from 41 performances on the Australian pop rock band’s Rock Out with Your Socks Out tour. Grosses in this tally come from the final two legs of the tour: a six-city stint during June in Australia and New Zealand followed by the tour’s final leg, a two-month trek through North America.

In its entirety, the 19-week world tour — the band’s first effort as a major tour headliner — racked up a total gross of $37.4 million from 69 concerts with 782,982 fans in attendance.

  HOT TOURS – Oct. 6, 2015
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Sept. 29-Oct. 5
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  July 9-Sept. 30
  Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego (1/1)
  Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. (1/1)
  CenturyLink Field, Seattle (1/1)
  BC Place Stadium, Vancouver (1/1)
  Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
  Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
  TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis (1/1)
  Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (1/1)
  Heinz Field, Pittsburgh (1/1)
  MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. (1/1)
  M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore (1/1)
  Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  Rogers Centre, Toronto (1/1)
  Soldier Field, Chicago (1/1)
  Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/1)
  FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland (1/1)
  Ford Field, Detroit (1/1)
  Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia (1/1)
  Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y. (1/1)
  Stade Olympique, Montreal (1/0)
  Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa (2/2)
  Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (1/1)
  O2 Arena, London (6/6)
  996,262 (1,001,361)
  May 2-Aug. 1
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
  BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
  Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/0)
  Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo. (1/1)
  Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas (1/1)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/0)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
  Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. (1/0)
  Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/1)
  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  United Center, Chicago (1/1)
  Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)
  Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
  Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
  Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
  KeyArena, Seattle (1/1)
  Moda Center, Portland (1/1)
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
  U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/0)
  Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif. (1/1)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  379,800 (382,389)
  June 18-Sept. 13
  Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand (1/1)
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (1/1)
  Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/1)
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (1/1)
  Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (1/1)
  Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (1/1)
  Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/0)
  Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/0)
  Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif. (1/0)
  Concord Pavilion, Concord, Calif. (1/0)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
  KeyArena, Seattle (1/0)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/0)
  Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/0)
  MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/0)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (2/0)
  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)
  Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (1/0)
  Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas (1/0)
  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
  Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/0)
  Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (1/0)
  Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/0)
  First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/0)
  Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/0)
  Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (1/0)
  XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
  Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (1/0)
  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
  Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (2/0)
  Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J. (1/0)
  XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/0)
  Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
  Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/0)
  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/0)
  Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.Y. (1/0)
  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/0)
  Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)
  522,313 (697,456)
4 U2
  Sept. 4-29
  Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy (2/2)
  Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (4/4)
  Ericsson Globe, Stockholm (4/4)
  Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (4/4)
  218,532 (218,532)
  Sept. 9-28
  Bell Centre, Montreal (2/2)
  Verizon Center, Washington (1/1)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/1)
  Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
  United Center, Chicago (1/1)
  132,769 (132,769)
  Sept. 25-28
  AT&T Park, San Francisco (1/1)
  Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (1/1)
  92,382 (92,382)
  Sept. 21-26
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (2/2)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (2/2)
  56,774 (56,774)
  Sept. 22-29
  Jockey Club, Lima, Peru (1/1)
  Allianz Parque, São Paulo, Brazil (1/1)
  Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil (1/1)
  67,275 (67,275)
  Aug. 28-Sept. 27
  Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/0)
  Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/0)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
  Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque (1/0)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
  USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
  XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
  Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
  Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/0)
  139,632 (166,762)
  Sept. 14-26
  Eventim Apollo, London (6/0)
  SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland (6/0)
  86,610 (87,616)