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One Direction’s Where We Are Tour Attended by 3.4 Million Fans

In the latest Hot Tours recap, new concert grosses and attendance figures for Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Lady Gaga and Robbie Williams are reported.

Justin Timberlake‘s 20/20 Experience world tour leads the pack in this week’s ranking of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on $48.4 million in ticket sales reported from concerts in North America, Europe and Australia.

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His 16-city summertime trek through markets in the U.S. and Canada kicked off on July 9 in Buffalo, N.Y., and continued through mid-August. Highlights from the North American leg include a sold out run of two shows in Montreal (July 25-26), the tour’s fifth Canadian stop since its November 2013 launch.


The pop star also performed in Ottawa this summer as well as Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton during the opening leg. Shows in two European markets and four of the six cities scheduled in Australia and New Zealand during the fall were also reported this week, bringing Timberlake’s ongoing tour gross closer and closer to the $200 million mark. More than 1.7 million fans have seen the 20/20 Experience tour since it began on Nov. 6, 2013 in New York City.

One Direction makes its last stand on the Hot Tours recap for the year, having wrapped the massive Where We Are stadium tour that topped $290 million in sales after 69 performances. The final three venues on the tour schedule were reported this week, giving the boy band the No. 4 Hot Tours ranking with a three-show gross of $13.1 million. A total of 157,042 tickets were sold at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa and the tour’s final venue, Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

With concerts in 19 countries in North and South America and Europe from April 25 through October 5, the Where We Are tour logged a total attendance count of 3,439,560 during its 5-month span.

Pop diva Lady Gaga lands in the second slot on the weekly ranking of top-grossing tours with more than $46.9 million in revenue reported from her world tour, dubbed artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball.

The concerts in this week’s tally, reported by promoter Live Nation, span a four-month period from June 3 through Oct. 5 and were attended by more than half a million fans at 39 performances.  On the road this year in support of her album ARTPOP, released last November, Gaga is now in the final stretch of the tour that has visited 14 countries since kicking off on May 4. With treks through North America, Asia and Australia behind her, Gaga is now in Europe where the tour will wrap on Nov. 24. With 15 cities remaining on the schedule, the overall gross now tops $60 million and counting.

Robbie Williams scores a Hot Tours mention, earning the No. 3 ranking with $16.5 million in sales from nine performances on his Swing Both Ways tour. The English pop star hit the road in late April, performing in 16 cities in European prior to a U.K. jaunt that began on June 13 in Belfast.

The seven-city swing through his home country was capped by a four-night stand at London’s O2 Arena (July 8-9, 11-12) with $8.4 million in sales from more than 62,000 sold seats. A single performance at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena is also included in this report, as well as two-show runs in two markets during the tour’s four-city swing through Australia in September.  With sellouts at all four shows, the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and Sydney’s Allphones Arena added $7 million to the tour coffers from 49,188 sold tickets.

  HOT TOURS Boxscores – Oct. 8, 2014
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Dates
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  July 9-Oct. 2
  First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte (1/1)
  Baltimore Arena, Baltimore (1/1)
  Times Union Center, Albany (1/1)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
  Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa (1/1)
  Bell Centre, Montreal (2/2)
  Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (2/2)
  Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/1)
  AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/1)
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
  Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
  PGE Arena, Gdansk, Poland (1/1)
  Kórinn, Kopavogur, Iceland (1/1)
  Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (2/2)
  Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (2/2)
  Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/2)
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/2)
  402,853 (402,853)
  June 3-Oct. 5
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
  Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee (1/0)
  Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
  Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
  First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
  United Center, Chicago (1/1)
  AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/1)
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (2/2)
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (2/2)
  U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/1)
  Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (1/1)
  EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City (1/1)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
  KeyArena, Seattle (1/1)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
  QVC Marine Field, Tokyo (2/2)
  Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (1/1)
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/2)
  Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/1)
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/2)
  Meydan Racecourse, Dubai (1/1)
  HaYarkon Park, Tel Aviv (1/1)
  ITÜ Stadyumu, Istanbul (1/1)
  Olympic Stadium, Athens (1/1)
  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/1)
  Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/1)
  Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark (1/1)
  Telenor Arena, Oslo (1/1)
  O2 World, Hamburg (1/1)
  O2 Arena, Prague (1/1)
  509,741 (514,629)
  July 2-Sept. 28
  Phones 4u Aren, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
  O2 Arena, London (4/0)
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/2)
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/2)
  119,810 (124,872)
  Oct. 1-5
  Georgia Dome, Atlanta (1/1)
  Raymond James Stadium, Tampa (1/1)
  Sun Life Stadium, Miami (1/1)
  157,042 (157,042)
  Sept. 11-Oct. 5
  Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/1)
  Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif. (1/1)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/1)
  Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/1)
  Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/1)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
  USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/1)
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
  Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/1)
  San Manuel Amphitheater, Devore, Calif. (1/1)
  163,739 (163,739)
  Aug. 30-Sept. 28
  Viñedos el Cielo, Ensenada, Mexico (1/0)
  Coliseo Centenario, Torreón, Mexico (1/0)
  Estadio Almanza, Chihuahua, Mexico (1/0)
  Complejo Deportivo, Juárez, Mexico (1/0)
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/0)
  Centro Expositor, Puebla, Mexico (1/0)
  World Trade Center, Veracruz, Mexico (1/0)
  Teatro al Aire Libre Tabasco, Villahermosa, Mexico (1/0)
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (3/3)
  71,583 (98,431)
  Sept. 26-Oct. 1
  Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
  O2 Arena, London (3/0)
  42,300 (53,778)
  Aug. 29-30
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/2)
  23,327 (23,327)
  June 27-28
  O2 Arena, London (2/0)
  27,627 (31,180)
  Oct. 4-5
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (2/2)
  32,182 (32,182)