HOT TICKETS FOR MAY 17, 2018

A hot start for U2

  • by Rob Knapp
  • Published: May 15, 2018

Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 11. (Getty Images)

U2 kicked off its "Experience + Innocence" tour in Tulsa, Okla., on May 2, one of three of the group's dates to take spots in the top capacity category. SAP Center at San Jose, Calif., delivered the top gross: $3,703,304 for 28,579 in attendance over two shows.

Singer-songwriter Maluma also showed some chart dominance, piling up three entries across two categories, all for Texas stops. The highest gross among them was for a show at Laredo Energy Center: $801,625 for an audience of 8,567. 

HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events ranked by gross 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 April 17-May 15.

15,000 or More Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) U2
Gross Sales:
$3,703,304; Venue: SAP Center At San Jose, Calif.; Attendance: 28,579; Ticket Range: $325-$41; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: May 7-8; No. of Shows: 2

2) U2
Gross Sales: $2,188,948; Venue: BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.; Attendance: 16,570; Ticket Range: $325-$41; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: May 2; No. of Shows: 1

3) U2
Gross Sales: $2,001,462 ; Venue: Miller Park, Milwaukee; Attendance: 16,300; Ticket Range: $325-$41; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: May 4; No. of Shows: 1

4) Chris Lee (Li Yuchun)
Gross Sales: $1,709,438; Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai; Attendance: 10,568; Ticket Range: $294.77-$59.58; Promoter: Guangzhou LoveLive Culture Co.; Dates: Apr. 29; No. of Shows: 1

5) Pink
Gross Sales: $1,661,156; Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 12,441; Ticket Range: $260-$29; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Apr. 21; No. of Shows: 1

1) Michael McIntyre
Gross Sales: $932,591; Venue: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England; Attendance: 18,982; Ticket Range: $74.31-$33.78; Promoter: Off The Kerb Productions; Dates: May 4-5; No. of Shows: 2

2) Harry Styles
Gross Sales: $895,011; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 9,256; Ticket Range: $114.08-$76.71; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: Apr. 21; No. of Shows: 1

3) "Disney On Ice Presents Frozen"
Gross Sales: $814,566; Venue: Long Beach (Calif.) Arena; Attendance: 25,746; Ticket Range: $115-$15; Promoter: Feld Entertainment; Dates: Apr. 19-22; No. of Shows: 8

4) Maluma
Gross Sales: $749,082; Venue: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas; Attendance: 6,895; Ticket Range: $150.50-$60.50; Promoter: Agave Productions, Cardenas Marketing Network; Dates: Apr. 22; No. of Shows: 1

5) Imagine Dragons
Gross Sales: $736,350; Venue: Konig - Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany; Attendance: 11,141; Ticket Range: $68.17-$56.31; Promoter: Prime Entertainment; Dates: Apr. 18; No. of Shows: 1

1) Bon Jovi
Gross Sales: $1,514,260; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 8,503; Ticket Range: $200-$130; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Live Nation; Dates: May 5; No. of Shows: 1

2) "Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend"
Gross Sales: $1,232,517; Venue: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 17,800; Ticket Range: $412-$54; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Apr. 21-22; No. of Shows: 2

3) Cirque du Soleil - "Crystal"
Gross Sales: $849,345; Venue: South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, British Columbia; Attendance: 15,960; Ticket Range: $97.12-$27.19; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Apr. 18-22; No. of Shows: 8

4) Maluma
Gross Sales: $801,625; Venue: Laredo (Texas) Energy Arena; Attendance: 8,567; Ticket Range: $140.50-$50.50; Promoter: Agave Productions, Cardenas Marketing Network; Dates: Apr. 21; No. of Shows: 1

5) Maluma
Gross Sales: $695,207; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 5,046; Ticket Range: $169.50-$59.50; Promoter: Agave Productions, Cardenas Marketing Network; Dates: Apr. 28; No. of Shows: 1

1) "Springsteen On Broadway," Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $1,928,605; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 3,792; Ticket Range: $850-$75; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: May 2-5; No. of Shows: 4

2) "Springsteen On Broadway," Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $1,925,155; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 3,792; Ticket Range: $850-$75; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Apr. 17-20; No. of Shows: 4

3) "The Color Purple"
Gross Sales: $1,189,317; Venue: The Smith Center / Reynolds Hall, Las Vegas; Attendance: 14,874; Ticket Range: $123-$32; Promoter: In-House Production; Dates: Apr. 24-29; No. of Shows: 8

4) "Waitress"
Gross Sales: $1,183,267; Venue: Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa, Fla.; Attendance: 16,250; Ticket Range: $148-$38; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Apr. 24-29; No. of Shows: 8

5) Jerry Seinfeld
Gross Sales: $862,032; Venue: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 7,256; Ticket Range: $165-$82.50; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment Inc., AEG Presents: Dates: Apr. 20-21; 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 Rob Knapp
  • Published: May 15, 2018