Hot Tickets for June 5, 2013

The Rollings Stones dominate our largest Hot Tickets capacity category

  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: June 5, 2013

rolling_stones.jpgMick Jagger of the Rolling Stones rocks out at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.

The Rolling Stones should be getting some satisfaction from their tour performance, so far. The group earned the top three spots in this week's 15,001 or more capacity category. Tickets ranged from around $70-$600 at the three venues. The band's three dates at United Center in Chicago drew more than 40,000 fans, leading to a gross of more than $16.5 million. In May, Rolling Stones played two dates each at two California venues, with Los Angeles' Staples Center and
 Honda Center in Anaheim. The Staples Center dates grossed nearly $10 million, while more than 26,000 fans came to the Honda Center gigs. Next, the group plays at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, June 6. 

The 10,001-15,000 capacity venues had success with fights. Showtime Championship Boxing: Matthysse vs. Peterson brought 4,221 spectators to Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Hall, May 18. The Golden Boy-promoted event grossed nearly $400,000. The next Golden Boy event is the WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Championship featuring Marcos Maidana vs. Josesito Lopez at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., June 8. At Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., more than 5,000 people came to watch WWE Super Show on May 18. WWE Live heads to BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., June 7.

HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top acts and ticket sales as reported to VT PULSE. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each seating capacity category, which took place between May 15-June 5.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats





1) Rolling Stones Gross Sales: $16,524,615; Venue: United Center, Chicago; Attendance: 43,763; Ticket Range: $600-$73.66; Promoter: Concerts West, AEG Live; Dates: May 28-June 3; No. of Shows: 3



 2) Rolling Stones
Gross Sales: $9,933,548; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 28,313; Ticket Range: $600-$70; Promoter: Concerts West, AEG Live; Dates: May 3-20; No. of Shows: 2



 3) Rolling Stones
Gross Sales: $8,163,662; Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.; Attendance: 26,579; Ticket Range: $600-$69.85; Promoter: AEG Live, Concerts West; Dates: May 15-18; No. of Shows: 2



 4) George Strait
Gross Sales: $7,256,762; Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio; Attendance: 73,086; Ticket Range: $150-$20; Promoter: The Messina Group, AEG Live; Dates: June 1; No. of Shows: 1

5) Andre Rieu
Gross Sales: $5,174,566; Venue: Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile; Attendance: 28,758; Ticket Range: $39; Promoter: DG Medios; Dates: May 30-June 2; No. of Shows: 4








1) Kenny Chesney
Gross Sales: $464,000; Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Attendance: 10,093; Ticket Range: $79.50-$25; Promoter: AEG Live, The Messina Group; Dates: May 16; No. of Shows: 1



 2) Showtime Championship Boxing: Matthysse vs. Peterson
Gross Sales: $373,931; Venue: Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Hall; Attendance: 4,221; Ticket Range: $250-$25; Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions; Dates: May 18; No. of Shows: 1



 3) REO Speedwagon, Styx
Gross Sales: $247,155; Venue: Ford Center, Evansville, Ind.; Attendance: 5,001; Ticket Range: $56.50-$36.50; Promoter: Outback Concerts; Dates: May 15; No. of Shows: 1



 4) WWE Super Show
Gross Sales: $188,460; Venue: Ford Center, Evansville, Ind.; Attendance: 5,325; Ticket Range: $95-$15; Promoter: World Wrestling Entertainment; Dates: May 18; No. of Shows: 1

5) Stone Sour
Gross Sales: $148,460; Venue: Peoria (Ill.) Civic Center Arena; Attendance: 3,760; Ticket Range: $40; Promoter: In-house, Cumulus Radio; Dates: May 16; No. of Shows: 1








1) New Kids On The Block
Gross Sales: $937,748; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 22,217; Ticket Range: $79-$5; Promoter: Creative Artists Agency; Dates: May 28-31; No. of Shows: 3



 2) Cirque du Soleil Quidam
Gross Sales: $911,022; Venue: UCF Arena, Orlando, Fla.; Attendance: 15,898; Ticket Range: $100-$28; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: May 15-19; No. of Shows: 8



 3) Carrie Underwood
Gross Sales: $507,102; Venue: Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre; Attendance: 5,909; Ticket Range: $91.47-$43.33; Promoter: Global Spectrum; Dates: May 23; No. of Shows: 1



 4) Of Monsters and Men
Gross Sales: $370,447; Venue: Lachine Canal, Montreal; Attendance: 9,621; Ticket Range: $43.30-$38.49; Promoter: evenko, Greenland; Dates: May 24; No. of Shows: 1

5) WAR, Tower Of Power, Cheech & Chong
Gross Sales: $303,805; Venue: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; Attendance: 5,839; Ticket Range: $100-$27.50; Promoter: Nederlander; Dates: May 25; No. of Shows: 1








1) Wicked
Gross Sales: $2,704,235; Venue: Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Ind.; Attendance: 36,414; Ticket Range: $153-$48; Promoter: Broadway Theatre League; Dates: May 8-19; No. of Shows: 16



 2) Shania Twain
Gross Sales: $1,700,460; Venue: Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 12,963; Ticket Range: $250-$55; Promoter: AEG Live, Concerts West, Caesars Entertainment; Dates: May 21-26; No. of Shows: 4



 3) War Horse
Gross Sales: $709,374; Venue: Broward Center For The Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 11,682; Ticket Range: $89.50-$39.50; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: May 14-19; No. of Shows: 8

4) Alabama
Gross Sales: $546,807; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 8,507; Ticket Range: $147-$46; Promoter: In-house, Steve Litman Presents; Dates: May 27-28; No. of Shows: 2

5) Rock of Ages
Gross Sales: $488,548; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 8,577; Ticket Range: $90-$30; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust, Broadway Across America; Dates: May 17-19; No. of Shows: 5




The Weekly Hot Tickets chart is compiled by Rob Ocampo. To submit reports, e-mail HotTickets@venuestoday.com or fax to (714) 378-0040.
  • by Jessica Boudevin
  • Published: June 5, 2013