HOT TICKETS: FEB. 7, 2019

Elton and Cher, together again — on the Hot Tickets charts

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: February 6, 2019

Elton John performs during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Two music legends that hit it big in the 1970s topped our 10,001- to 15,000-capacity Hot Tickets chart this week.

The Rocket Man, Elton John, whose first U.S. chart hit was "Your Song" in 1970, soared to the No. 1 slot with a stop at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, where he performed on his farewell tour. The show grossed $1,361,249, with attendance of 11,517 and a ticket range of $49.50-$224.50. The show was an in-house promotion with AEG Presents.

Fans continue to "Believe" in Cher, whose first No. 1 hit as a solo artist was in 1971 when "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" sailed to the top of the charts, establishing the former Mrs. Bono as a force to be reckoned with all by herself. Now, 48 years later, Cher is once again on the charts for a stop at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Ga. The show grossed $1,347,638, with attendance of 9,657 and a ticket range of $47.95-$500. It was an in-house promotion.

Fun Fact: When Cher returned to TV in 1975 with her new variety show sans Sonny, her first guest was ... Elton John.

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 Jan. 8-Feb. 5.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Eric Church
Gross Sales:
$2,922,111; Venue: CHI Health Center, Omaha, Neb.; Attendance: 29,511; Ticket Range: $29-$139; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Jan. 18-19; No. of Shows: 2

2) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $2,879,053; Venue: TD Garden, Boston; Attendance: 28,606; Ticket Range: $30-$139; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Feb. 1-2; No. of Shows: 2

3) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $2,842,220; Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver; Attendance: 17,440; Ticket Range: $49.50-$250; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Jan. 28; No. of Shows: 1

4) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $2,774,525; Venue: Madison Square Garden Arena, New York; Attendance: 18,522; Ticket Range: $55-$275; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Jan. 31; No. of Shows: 1

5) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $2,632,660; Venue: Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Attendance: 29,200; Ticket Range: $29-$139; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Jan. 25-26; No. of Shows: 2

1) Elton John
Gross Sales: $1,361,249; Venue: Pechanga Arena, San Diego; Attendance: 11,517; Ticket Range: $49.50-$224.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion, AEG Presents; Dates: Jan. 29; No. of Shows: 1

2) Cher
Gross Sales: $1,347,638; Venue: Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 9,657; Ticket Range: $47.95-$500; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 25; No. of Shows: 1

3) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $1,064,106; Venue: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Man.; Attendance: 11,959; Ticket Range: $37.68-$171.25; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Feb. 4; No. of Shows: 1

4) “Grease – The Arena Experience”
Gross Sales: $850,741; Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia; Attendance: 13,496; Ticket Range: $49.30-$105.08; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Harvest Rain Theatre Co.; Dates: Jan. 19; No. of Shows: 2

5) Florence + The Machine
Gross Sales: $714,605; Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia; Attendance: 12,142; Ticket Range: $73.28; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Chugg Entertainment; Dates: Jan. 12; No. of Shows: 1

1) A-Lin
Gross Sales: $641,212; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 5,309; Ticket Range: $68-$188; Promoter: In-house Promotion, IEM Group; Dates: Feb. 2; No. of Shows: 1

2) Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail”
Gross Sales: $512,660; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 6,038; Ticket Range: $67-$168; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Jan. 27; No. of Shows: 1

3) Keith Urban
Gross Sales: $506,495; Venue: Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow, Australia; Attendance: 5,290; Ticket Range: $50.21-$129.24; Promoter: In-house Promotion, TEG Live; Dates: Jan. 23; No. of Shows: 1

4) Greensky Bluegrass
Gross Sales: $334,600; Venue: The Anthem, Washington, D.C.; Attendance: 7,195; Ticket Range: $40-$60; Promoter: I.M.P.; Dates: Feb. 1-2; No. of Shows: 2

5) Anderson .Paak
Gross Sales: $306,434; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Australia; Attendance: 5,425; Ticket Range: $64.64; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Jan. 9; No. of Shows: 1

1) “Miss Saigon”
Gross Sales: $1,493,363; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 21,174; Ticket Range: $27.50-$197.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 22-27; No. of Shows: 8

2) “Fiddler on the Roof”
Gross Sales: $1,405,575; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 21,205; Ticket Range: $22.50-$192.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 8-13; No. of Shows: 8

3) “On Your Feet!”
Gross Sales: $1,281,643; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 18,341; Ticket Range: $25-$131; Promoter: Broadway Across America, Hennepin Theatre Trust; Dates: Jan. 22-27; No. of Shows: 8

4) Tedeschi Trucks Band
Gross Sales: $551,340; Venue: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville; Attendance: 6,774; Ticket Range: $39.50-$99.50; Promoter: NS2; Dates: Jan. 31-Feb. 2; No. of Shows: 3

5) “Dancing With The Stars”
Gross Sales: $534,280; Venue: Rosemont (Ill.) Theatre; Attendance: 6,876; Ticket Range: $65-$85; Promoter: NS2, FPC Live; Dates: Feb. 2; No. of Shows: 2

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: February 6, 2019