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Sting & Shaggy’s European Summer Trek Races Past $10 Million For Strong Hot Tours Start

Sting and Shaggy grace the latest Hot Tours tally.

Pop/rock legend Sting and reggae superstar Shaggy grace the latest Hot Tours tally (see below), as the first leg of their 44/876 Tour impacts the list.

According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the dynamic duo grossed $10.8 million on the road during the trek’s opening leg in Europe, playing to 132,155 fans across the continent, spread across 23 sold-out shows. That’s enough for a No. 4 placement on the Hot Tours tally dated Sept. 8, 2018, which is led by Celine Dion’s run of comeback dates.

Sting and Shaggy toured extensively throughout Europe, playing a wide variety of theaters, outdoor parks, and historical sites. Both the smallest and largest shows of the tour were at Italian venues, in Trani (2,210) and Verona’s Arena di Verona (12,468). But Rosenheim, Germany delivered the biggest gross of the summer, pulling in $1.1 million at Mangfallpark on July 14. The duo also toured through Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands.


While Hot Tours only tracks grosses tied to individual artists, Sting & Shaggy also played eight festivals this summer, outside of the $10.8 million earned from their own headline shows.

The 44/876 tour was in support of their album of the same name, released via Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records on April 20. The title refers to the country calling code for Sting’s native U.K. and the North American area code for Shaggy’s home in Jamaica. The set has spent 12 nonconsecutive weeks atop the Reggae Albums chart.

The summer European tour was promoted by Live Nation and will come to North America this fall, kicking off on September 14 at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Fla.

Check out the full Hot Tours recap below.


HOT TOURS – SEPT. 8, 2018


Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Aug. 28-Sept. 3






Total Gross


Show Date Range


Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)


Total Attendance (Capacity)






Celine Dion




June 26-Aug. 14


Tokyo Dome, Tokyo (1/1)


The Venetian Arena, Macau, China (2/2)


Grand Ballroom at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (2/2)


Sentul International Convention Center, Jakarta (1/1)


Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan (3/3)


SM Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines (2/2)


Impact Arena, Bangkok (1/1)


Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (2/2)


Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/2)


Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (0/1)


Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (2/2)


Spark Arena, Auckland (3/3)


259,443 (259,443)




Beyonce & Jay-Z




Aug. 16-26


Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)


New Era Field, Orchard Park, N.Y. (1/1)


Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. (1/1)


Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville (1/1)


Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta (2/2)


251,716 (251,716)




Justin Timberlake




Aug. 16-29


Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (1/1)


Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna (1/1)


Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2/2)


GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands (0/1)


Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/1)


Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, England (1/1)


Manchester Arena, Manchester, England (0/1)


123,366 (123,366)




Sting & Shaggy




June 19-Aug. 5


Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2/2)


Herodes Atticus Odeon, Athens (2/2)


Bratislava Castle, Bratislava (1/1)


Roman Quarry, St. Margarethen (1/1)


Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemboug (1/1)


Arena Nordvest, Kristiansund (1/1)


Royal Park Live, Paleis Soestdijk, Baarn, Netherlands (1/1)


Volkspark, Mainz, Germany (1/1)


Fulda Domplatz, Fulda (1/1)


Barockgardens, Fussen (1/1)


Mangfallpark, Rosenheim (1/1)


Roman Theater, Vienne, France (1/1)


Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany (1/1)


Cagliari Roman Amphitheatre, Sardina (1/1)


Parco della Musica, Rome (1/1)


Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy (1/1)


Arena Flegrea, Naples (1/1)


Teatro Greco, Sicily (1/1)


Piazza del Popolo, Ascoli (1/1)


Fossato del Castello, Trani (1/1)


Arena del Regina 1 Ipotesi, Cattolica (1/1)


132,155 (132,155)




Iron Maiden




Aug. 10-11


O2 Arena, London (0/2)


34,788 (37,364)




Brooks & Dunn & Reba McEntire




Aug. 15-25


The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (0/6)


19,971 (19,971)




Backstreet Boys




Aug. 1-11


Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/3)


Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/3)


20,965 (24,218)




Lionel Richie




Aug. 15-28


Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/3)


Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/3)


Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/2)


20,737 (26,883)




Billy Joel




Aug. 23


Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)


18,758 (18,758)




Sam Smith




Aug. 28-29


Staples Center, Los Angeles (2/2)


27,307 (27,307)