HOT TICKETS: NOV. 8, 2018

Backstreet Boys aren't playin' games; Cher scores in Australia

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: November 6, 2018

Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie D. of the Backstreet Boys perform outside Radio City Music Hall during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show. (Steven Ferdman/VMN18)

The ageless Backstreet Boys are still topping our Hot Tickets charts. This week the boy band took the top spot on our 5,001-10,000-capacity chart with three shows of their Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Gross sales were $1,588,569, with attendance of 11,245 and a ticket range of $34-$294. The promoter was Caesars Entertainment/Live Nation.

Another Vegas stalwart, the legendary Cher, also grabbed a spot on our Hot Ticket chart this week. Her show at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, grossed $1,763,776, with attendance of 13,132 and a ticket range of $90.18-$222.48. The show was promoted in-house.

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. 9–Nov. 6.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Drake
Gross Sales:
$8,179,408; Venue: Forum, Inglewood, Calif.; Attendance: 65,832; Ticket Range: $59.50-$229.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 16; No. of Shows: 4

2) Taylor Swift
Gross Sales: $6,755,570; Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne; Attendance: 63,027; Ticket Range: $68.57-$108.26; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 26; No. of Shows: 1

3) Roger Waters
Gross Sales: $6,138,611; Venue: Allianz Parque, São Paulo; Attendance: 81,545; Ticket Range: $32.57-$199.84; Promoter: T4F-Time For Fun; Dates: Oct. 9-10; No. of Shows: 2

4) U2
Gross Sales: $5,296,896; Venue: The O2 Arena, London; Attendance: 36,633; Ticket Range: $45.58-$247.48; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Oct. 23-24; No. of Shows: 2

5) U2
Gross Sales: $4,916,091; Venue: Manchester (England) Arena; Attendance: 36,851; Ticket Range: $45.59-$247.48; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Oct. 19-20; No. of Shows: 2

1) U2
Gross Sales: $7,066,718; Venue: Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Italy; Attendance: 50,661; Ticket Range: $40.61-$226.24; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Oct. 11-16; No. of Shows: 4

2) Cher
Gross Sales: $1,763,776; Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia; Attendance: 13,132; Ticket Range: $90.18-$222.48; Promoter: In-House; Dates: Oct. 12; No. of Shows: 1

3) Elton John
Gross Sales: $1,648,595; Venue: NYCB Live: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.; Attendance: 11,984; Ticket Range: $59.50-$249.50; Promoter: AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 9; No. of Shows: 1

4) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $1,002,357; Venue: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa.; Attendance: 10,922; Ticket Range: $33-$228; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Oct. 15; No. of Shows: 1

5) Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Gross Sales: $930,806; Venue: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne, England; Attendance: 8,694; Ticket Range: $65.13-$149.79; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 9; No. of Shows: 1

1) Backstreet Boys
Gross Sales: $1,588,569; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 11,245; Ticket Range: $34-$294; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 24-27; No. of Shows: 3

2) Lionel Richie
Gross Sales: $1,444,283; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 10,824; Ticket Range: $78-$284; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 17-20; No. of Shows: 3

3) Lionel Richie
Gross Sales: $1,204,467; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 9,577; Ticket Range: $78-$284; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 10-13; No. of Shows: 3

4) Keith Urban
Gross Sales: $606,900; Venue: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio; Attendance: 7,032; Ticket Range: $57.50-$87.50; Promoter: FPC Live; Dates: Oct. 18; No. of Shows: 1

5) MercyMe
Gross Sales: $488,697; Venue: Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, Independence, Mo.; Attendance: 10,891; Ticket Range: $21.75-$75; Promoter: Rush Concerts; Dates: Oct. 25-26; No. of Shows: 2

1) “Springsteen On Broadway,” Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $2,414,700; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 4,740; Ticket Range: $79-$850; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Oct. 16-20; No. of Shows: 5

2) “Springsteen On Broadway,” Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $1,937,995; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 3,792; Ticket Range: $79-$850; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Oct. 24-27; No. of Shows: 4

3) Joey Dee & the Starliters
Gross Sales: $1,247,633; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 15,760; Ticket Range: $21-$175; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust; Dates: Oct. 22-27; No. of Shows: 7

4) Sting, Shaggy
Gross Sales: $452,547; Venue: Santa Barbara (Calif.) Bowl; Attendance: 3,634; Ticket Range: $55.50-$180.50; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring, Goldenvoice / AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 29; No. of Shows: 1

5) Donny & Marie Osmond
Gross Sales: $298,541; Venue: Flamingo, Las Vegas; Attendance: 3,125; Ticket Range: $104-$283; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Oct. 16-20; No. of Shows: 5

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: November 6, 2018