HOT TICKETS: OCT. 18

Adding to the Experience: U2 rocks on at Madrid's WiZink Center

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: October 16, 2018

U2 made its final stop on the U.S. leg of its Experience + Innocence tour at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

U2 picked up the second half of its Experience + Innocence tour in August and hasn't slowed down since. Two dates in Madrid at WiZink Center grossed $6,734,444, with attendance of 30,816 and a ticket range of $45.40-$391.68, took the second spot in the category for venues with a capacity of more than 15,000 in our Hot Tickets chart this week. The promoter was Live Nation Global Touring.

Christina Aguilera is back with a bang. Riding high after her stint on "The Voice,"
Aguilera took the top spot in two capacity categories: 5,001-10,000 and 5,000 or less. Two performances at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall grossed $1,122,464, with attendance of 11,290 and a ticket range of $33-243.50. Live Nation and the in-house team were promoters for the 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 Sept. 18–Oct. 16.

15,000 or More Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Eric Clapton
Gross Sales:
$6,741,558; Venue: Madison Square Garden Arena, New York City; Attendance: 30,496; Ticket Range: $63-$744; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 6-7; No. of Shows: 2

2) U2
Gross Sales: $6,734,444; Venue: WiZink Center, Madrid; Attendance: 30,816; Ticket Range: $45.40-$391.68; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Sept. 20-21; No. of Shows: 2

3) Drake
Gross Sales: $5,135,225; Venue: Toyota Center, Houston; Attendance: 45,594; Ticket Range: $59.50-$199.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 2; No. of Shows: 3

4) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $4,339,349; Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago; Attendance: 47,263; Ticket Range: $39.50-$119.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 4; No. of Shows: 1

5) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $4,169,873; Venue: PNC Park at North Shore, Pittsburgh; Attendance: 41,014; Ticket Range: $43.50-$123.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Sept. 29; No. of Shows: 1

1) Jason Derulo
Gross Sales: $371,799; Venue: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland; Attendance: 6,356; Ticket Range: $38.31-$71.43; Promoter: DF Concerts; Dates: Sept. 22; No. of Shows: 1

2) Jason Derulo
Gross Sales: $358,729; Venue: 3Arena, Dublin; Attendance: 6,137; Ticket Range: $52.90-$58.72; Promoter: MCD Productions; Dates: Sept. 19; No. of Shows: 1

3) Timbiriche
Gross Sales: $265,767; Venue: Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 2,573; Ticket Range: $49-$304; Promoter: First Row Productions; Dates: Sept. 23; No. of Shows: 1

4) Jason Derulo
Gross Sales: $192,168; Venue: The SSE Arena, Belfast; Attendance: 3,664; Ticket Range: $48.70-$53.90; Promoter: MCD Productions; Dates: Sept. 20; No. of Shows: 1

5) Jim Gaffigan
Gross Sales: $189,440; Venue: Allen County War Mem. Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Attendance: 3,666; Ticket Range: $47.75-$57.75; Promoter: Outback Concerts; Dates: Sept. 21; No. of Shows: 1

1) Christina Aguilera
Gross Sales: $1,122,464; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York City; Attendance: 11,290; Ticket Range: $33-$243.50; Promoter: In-House, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 3-4; No. of Shows: 2

2) Leon Bridges
Gross Sales: $894,586; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York City; Attendance: 11,727; Ticket Range: $50-$90.50; Promoter: The Bowery Presents / AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 5-6; No. of Shows: 2

3) Christina Aguilera
Gross Sales: $716,316; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 6,051; Ticket Range: $76-$126; Promoter: In-House, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 6; No. of Shows: 1

4) Janet Jackson
Gross Sales: $643,564; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 6,712; Ticket Range: $59-$499.95; Promoter: In-House, Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 30; No. of Shows: 1

5) Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience
Gross Sales: $532,514; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 5,412; Ticket Range: $59.50-$109.50; Promoter: In-House, Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 28; No. of Shows: 1

1) Christina Aguilera
Gross Sales: $339,739; Venue: Wang Theatre-Boch Center, Boston; Attendance: 3,368; Ticket Range: $41.25-$275.25; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 8; No. of Shows: 1

2) Joan Baez
Gross Sales: $283,533; Venue: Chicago Theatre, Chicago; Attendance: 3,548; Ticket Range: $41.50-$121.50; Promoter: In-House, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 5; No. of Shows: 1

3) Jerry Seinfeld
Gross Sales: $261,730; Venue: Ziff Ballet Opera House-Arsht Center, Miami; Attendance: 2,374; Ticket Range: $67.50-$175; Promoter: In-House, JS Touring; Dates: Sept. 21; No. of Shows: 1

4) Chayanne
Gross Sales: $258,782; Venue: Wang Theatre-Boch Center, Boston; Attendance: 2,436; Ticket Range: $51-$151; Promoter: Cardenas Marketing Network; Dates: Sept. 27; No. of Shows: 1

5) Donny & Marie Osmond
Gross Sales: $246,371; Venue: Flamingo, Las Vegas; Attendance: 2,787; Ticket Range: $104-$283; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment; Dates: Sept. 18-22; 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: October 16, 2018