HOT TICKETS: DEC. 6, 2018

Roger Waters plays La Plata; Sam Smith takes on Rod Laver

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: December 5, 2018

Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters' show, here playing London's Hyde Park, traveled to South America. (AEG Presents)

International stops fueled our Hot Tickets chart this week.

Roger Waters took the top spot on our chart for capacities of more than 15,000 with two shows at Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata (Argentina). They grossed $5,170,252 with attendance of 82,406. Live Nation promoted the shows.

A slimmed-down Sam Smith took the top spot on the 10,001-15,000-capacity chart with two stops at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Together the shows grossed $2,272,573, with attendance of 26,729 and a ticket range of $63.83-$118.02. The promoter was Frontier Touring.

HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events and ticket sales as reported to VN Pulse via Pollstar. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each capacity category, that took place Nov. 6-Dec. 4.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Roger Waters
Gross Sales:
$5,170,252; Venue: Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata (Argentina); Attendance: 82,406; Ticket Range: $62.73; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 6-10; No. of Shows: 2

2) Taylor Swift
Gross Sales: $3,617,593; Venue: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 35,749; Ticket Range: $62.09-$98.03; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 9; No. of Shows: 1

3) Sam Smith
Gross Sales: $3,453,446; Venue: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 36,969; Ticket Range: $61.52-$117.17; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: Nov. 14-17; No. of Shows: 3

4) Elton John
Gross Sales: $3,310,272; Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 24,920; Ticket Range: $59.50-$249.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion, AEG Presents; Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 1; No. of Shows: 2

5) Roger Waters
Gross Sales: $3,285,421; Venue: Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica; Attendance: 46,111; Ticket Range: $71.18; Promoter: Move Concerts; Dates: Nov. 24; No. of Shows: 1

1) Sam Smith
Gross Sales: $2,272,573; Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia; Attendance: 26,729; Ticket Range: $63.83-$118.02; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: Nov. 6-7; No. of Shows: 2

2) Kevin Bridges
Gross Sales: $1,771,370; Venue: The SSE Arena, Belfast; Attendance: 41,583; Ticket Range: $31.86-$50.97; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Off The Kerb Productions; Dates: Nov. 7-11; No. of Shows: 5

3) Sam Smith
Gross Sales: $1,516,092; Venue: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia; Attendance: 16,720; Ticket Range: $61.52-$117.17; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: Nov. 10-11; No. of Shows: 2

4) André Rieu
Gross Sales: $1,301,093; Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne; Attendance: 11,295; Ticket Range: $55.96-$183.47; Promoter: André Rieu Productions; Dates: Nov. 17; No. of Shows: 1

5) Def Leppard, Scorpions
Gross Sales: $1,231,650; Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne; Attendance: 12,837; Ticket Range: $72.04-$142.03; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 8; No. of Shows: 1

1) Luis Miguel
Gross Sales: $795,622; Venue: Auditorio Telmex, Zapopan, Mexico; Attendance: 8,043; Ticket Range: $24.75-$197.98; Promoter: OCESA / CIE; Dates: Nov. 22; No. of Shows: 1

2) Imagine Dragons
Gross Sales: $545,812; Venue: Auditorio Citibanamex, Monterrey, Mexico; Attendance: 7,534; Ticket Range: $29.70-$118.79; Promoter: OCESA / CIE; Dates: Nov. 17; No. of Shows: 1

3) Florida Georgia Line
Gross Sales: $542,518; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 5,556; Ticket Range: $53-$188; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Dec. 1; No. of Shows: 1

4) Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Gross Sales: $534,096; Venue: Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas; Attendance: 6,117; Ticket Range: $49.50-$145.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Nov. 17; No. of Shows: 1

5) David Byrne
Gross Sales: $468,877; Venue: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney; Attendance: 5,537; Ticket Range: $71.26-$111.43; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Frontier Touring; Dates: Nov. 20; No. of Shows: 1

1) “Springsteen On Broadway,” Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $2,423,700; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 4,740; Ticket Range: $79-$850; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Nov. 13-17; No. of Shows: 5

2) “Springsteen On Broadway,” Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $1,929,320; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York; Attendance: 3,792; Ticket Range: $79-$850; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 1; No. of Shows: 4

3) “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Gross Sales: $1,081,451; Venue: Academy of Music, Philadelphia; Attendance: 13,170; Ticket Range: $20-$129; Promoter: Broadway Philadelphia; Dates: Nov. 6-11; No. of Shows: 8

4) “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Gross Sales: $1,069,960; Venue: Academy of Music, Philadelphia; Attendance: 13,201; Ticket Range: $20-$129; Promoter: Broadway Philadelphia; Dates: Nov. 13-18; No. of Shows: 8

5) Nine Inch Nails
Gross Sales: $898,329; Venue: Saenger Theatre, New Orleans; Attendance: 7,350; Ticket Range: $99.50-$175; Promoter: Beaver Productions; Dates: Nov. 23-25; No. of Shows: 3

The weekly Hot Tickets chart is compiled by Pollstar. For more information, email Teamboxoffice@pollstar.com or click here to submit your Box Office data now.

 

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: December 5, 2018