HOT TICKETS: NOV. 1, 2018

Drake takes a top spot with help from Migos; Richie reigns at Zappos

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: October 30, 2018

Drake performed at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., as part of his Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour. (Getty Images)

Rap superstar Drake's latest album, "Scorpion," features three No. 1 singles. Proving his intense popularity, Drake captured the No. 1 spot on our 10,001-15,000-capacity chart with two shows at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where he grossed $3,278,080, with attendance of 27,804 and a ticket range of $79.50-$229.50. Live Nation promoted the shows.

Also in Vegas, Lionel Richie, performing the tail end of his Vegas residency, nabbed the top spot on the 5,001-10,000-capacity chart with four shows at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. The "Dancing on the Ceiling" singer grossed $1,232,448, with attendance of 9,545 and a ticket range of $78-$284. Promoter was Caesars Entertainment/Live Nation.
 

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 Oct. 2 – Oct. 30.

15,000 or More Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) U2
Gross Sales:
$4,346,865; Venue: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam; Attendance: 33,543; Ticket Range: $40.61-$226.24; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Oct. 7-8; No. of Shows: 2

2) Jay-Z, Beyoncé
Gross Sales: $4,337,671; Venue: BC Place, Vancouver; Attendance: 39,032; Ticket Range: $19.37-$247.89; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Oct. 2; No. of Shows: 1

3) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $4,008,747; Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.; Attendance: 51,324; Ticket Range: $39.50-$119.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 13; No. of Shows: 1

4) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $3,954,931; Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville; Attendance: 45,888; Ticket Range: $39.50-$119.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 6; No. of Shows: 1

5) U2
Gross Sales: $3,597,016; Venue: Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg; Attendance: 27,191; Ticket Range: $40.61-$226.24; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Oct. 3-4; No. of Shows: 2

1) Drake
Gross Sales: $3,278,080; Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 27,804; Ticket Range: $79.50-$229.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 5-6; No. of Shows: 2

2) Jason Derulo
Gross Sales: $546,978; Venue: König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany; Attendance: 9,837; Ticket Range: $46.41-$174.03; Promoter: Concert Team; Dates: Oct. 3; No. of Shows: 1

3) Thomas Rhett
Gross Sales: $515,471; Venue: Allen County War Mem. Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Attendance: 9,459; Ticket Range: $29.75-$74.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 5; No. of Shows: 1

4) Maluma
Gross Sales: $328,134; Venue: König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany; Attendance: 4,237; Ticket Range: $58.01-$92.81; Promoter: Concert Team; Dates: Oct. 7; No. of Shows: 1

5) Joe Bonamassa
Gross Sales: $249,762; Venue: König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany; Attendance: 2,504; Ticket Range: $80.05-$152.25; Promoter: JR Affiliates; Dates: Oct. 2; No. of Shows: 1

1) Lionel Richie
Gross Sales: $1,232,448; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 9,545; Ticket Range: $78-$284; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 3-6; No. of Shows: 4

2) Ozuna
Gross Sales: $499,652; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 5,253; Ticket Range: $59-$200; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 27; No. of Shows: 1

3) Emmanuel & Mijares
Gross Sales: $414,031; Venue: Auditorio Telmex, Zapopan, Mexico; Attendance: 7,411; Ticket Range: $18.68-$117.41; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 18; No. of Shows: 1

4) Kesha
Gross Sales: $246,464; Venue: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney; Attendance: 3,156; Ticket Range: $57.67-$93.76; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 11; No. of Shows: 1

5) The Thank You Canada Tour
Gross Sales: $246,399; Venue: Abbotsford (B.C.) Centre; Attendance: 6,528; Ticket Range: $29.44-$88.31; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 5; No. of Shows: 1

1) “Anastasia”
Gross Sales: $1,342,505; Venue: Peace Center Concert Hall, Greenville, S.C.; Attendance: 16,215; Ticket Range: $35-$95; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 23-28; No. of Shows: 8

2) Sting, Shaggy
Gross Sales: $271,417; Venue: The Wiltern, Los Angeles; Attendance: 2,304; Ticket Range: $64.50-$204.50; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Oct. 15; No. of Shows: 1

3) Bob Dylan
Gross Sales: $265,570; Venue: Broward Ctr. Au-Rene Theater, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 2,625; Ticket Range: $63.75-$129.75; Promoter: In-house Promotion, AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 24; No. of Shows: 1

4) Sebastian Yatra
Gross Sales: $241,120; Venue: James L. Knight Center, Miami; Attendance: 2,672; Ticket Range: $39-$139; Promoter: Cardenas Marketing Network; Dates: Oct. 6; No. of Shows: 1

5) Wu-Tang Clan
Gross Sales: $238,637; Venue: St. Augustine (Fla.) Amphitheatre; Attendance: 4,064; Ticket Range: $55.14-$89.14; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 7; No. of Shows: 1

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

 

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: October 30, 2018