HOT TICKETS: NOV. 29, 2018

André Rieu takes a bow in Sydney; Taylor Swift lights up Tokyo

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: November 28, 2018

André Rieu, shown performing during a German TV show, filled seats in Sydney this month. (Sebastian Widmann)

Proving that music of all kinds has a place in the modern live-event world, classical violinist André Rieu took the top spot on our 5,001-10,000-capacity Hot Tickets chart this week, grossing $1,868,450 playing at ICC Sydney Theatre Nov. 21-22. Attendance was 15,886 with a ticket range of $55.96-$183.48. Rieu promotes his own shows.

Proving that Taylor Swift is an unstoppable touring megastar, her latest concerts blew out the competition and landed at spots one, two and five on our chart for capacities of more than 15,000. Two shows at Tokyo Dome grossed $14,859,847, with attendance of 100,109 and a ticket range of $123.77-$176.82. Live Nation promoted all of Swift's shows.

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. 30 – Nov. 27.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Taylor Swift
Gross Sales:
$14,859,847; Venue: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo; Attendance: 100,109; Ticket Range: $123.77-$176.82; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 20-21; No. of Shows: 2

2) Taylor Swift
Gross Sales: $7,686,563; Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney; Attendance: 72,805; Ticket Range: $67.30-$106.26; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 2; No. of Shows: 1

3) Drake
Gross Sales: $5,754,943; Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 44,010; Ticket Range: $59.50-$199.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 16-18; No. of Shows: 3

4) Roger Waters
Gross Sales: $5,020,763; Venue: Estadio Nacional, Santiago; Attendance: 52,624; Ticket Range: $56.02-$402.18; Promoter: DG Medios y Espectaculos; Dates: Nov. 14; No. of Shows: 1

5) Taylor Swift
Gross Sales: $4,338,125; Venue: Optus Stadium, Burswood, Australia; Attendance: 43,907; Ticket Range: $67.30-$106.26; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 6; No. of Shows: 1

1) U2
Gross Sales: $6,400,639; Venue: 3Arena, Dublin; Attendance: 46,529; Ticket Range: $39.66-$220.95; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Nov. 5-10; No. of Shows: 4

2) Phish
Gross Sales: $4,506,155; Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 58,795; Ticket Range: $45-$85; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 3; No. of Shows: 4

3) Def Leppard
Gross Sales: $820,415; Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia; Attendance: 9,223; Ticket Range: $74.06-$146.21; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Nov. 2; No. of Shows: 1

4) “Una Notte Italiana”
Gross Sales: $802,273; Venue: Hallenstadion, Zürich; Attendance: 8,230; Ticket Range: $78.50-$357.70; Promoter: Stargarage AG; Dates: Nov. 3; No. of Shows: 1

5) Marco Antonio Solís
Gross Sales: $716,896; Venue: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego; Attendance: 7,712; Ticket Range: $44-$394; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 3; No. of Shows: 1

1) André Rieu
Gross Sales: $1,868,450; Venue: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney; Attendance: 15,886; Ticket Range: $55.96-$183.48; Promoter: In-house Promotion, André Rieu Productions; Dates: Nov. 21-22; No. of Shows: 2

2) Backstreet Boys
Gross Sales: $1,484,562; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 10,978; Ticket Range: $34-$294; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 7-10; No. of Shows: 3

3) Backstreet Boys
Gross Sales: $1,341,778; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 10,079; Ticket Range: $34-$294; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 14-17; No. of Shows: 3

4) Oprah Winfrey
Gross Sales: $820,450; Venue: Tsongas Center, Lowell, Mass.; Attendance: 4,978; Ticket Range: $129-$254; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Nov. 15; No. of Shows: 1

5) Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Gross Sales: $808,117; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Attendance: 13,123; Ticket Range: $35.50-$76; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Larry Magid Entertainment; Dates: Nov. 18; No. of Shows: 2

1) “Hamilton”
Gross Sales: $3,195,601; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 21,474; Ticket Range: $65-$195; Promoter: Professional Facilities Mgmt., Nederlander Concerts; Dates: Nov. 13-18; No. of Shows: 8

2) “Hamilton”
Gross Sales: $2,537,910; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 21,312; Ticket Range: $65-$195; Promoter: Professional Facilities Mgmt., Nederlander Concerts; Dates: Nov. 6-11; No. of Shows: 8

3) “Springsteen On Broadway”, Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $1,935,170; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York; Attendance: 3,792; Ticket Range: $79-$850; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Nov. 7-10; No. of Shows: 4

4) “Fiddler on the Roof”
Gross Sales: $1,101,440; Venue: Mortensen Hall, Hartford, Conn.; Attendance: 14,392; Ticket Range: $19.50-$109.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Nov. 6-11; No. of Shows: 8

5) “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Gross Sales: $1,086,066; Venue: Chicago Theatre, Chicago; Attendance: 19,253; Ticket Range: $35-$125; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Nov. 16-18; No. of Shows: 7

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: November 28, 2018