Sir Paul McCartney performs live on stage at the O2 Arena during his Freshen Up tour in London. (Getty Images)

McCartney freshens up in São Paulo with big two-night stand

Legends never go out of style: Paul McCartney’s Freshen Up tour played two shows at Allianz Parque in São Paulo and grossed a healthy $9,086,590, which landed Sir Paul on top of this week’s Hot Tickets chart for capacities of more than 15,000. The shows were seen by 90, 284 fans with tickets ranging from $53.49 to $238.05. The shows were promoted by T4F-Time For Fun.

Pa’L Norte is a music and art festival held every year since 2012 in Monterrey, Mexico. This year’s edition landed in second place on the More Than 15,000 Capacity chart with two dates grossing $8,002,700 at  Parque Fundidora. More than 130,000 attended. Tickets ranged from $46.83 to $130.09. The festival was promoted by OCESA/CIE and Representaciones Apodaca.

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 March 5-April 2.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Paul McCartney
Gross Sales:
$9,086,590; Venue: Allianz Parque, São Paulo, Brazil; Attendance: 90,384; Ticket Range: $53.49-$238.05; Promoter: T4F-Time For Fun; Dates: March 26-27; No. of Shows: 2

2) Pa’L Norte
Gross Sales: $8,002,700; Venue: Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, Mexico; Attendance: 131,584; Ticket Range: $46.83-$130.09; Promoter: OCESA / CIE, Representaciones Apodaca; Dates: March 22-23; No. of Shows: 2

3) Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament
Gross Sales: $4,154,557; Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 75,780; Ticket Range: $40.02-$183.35; Promoter: in-house; Dates: March 13-16; No. of Shows: 6

4) Drake
Gross Sales: $3,525,355; Venue: AccorHotels Arena, Paris; Attendance: 30,475; Ticket Range: $76.83-$176.99; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: March 13-15; No. of Shows: 3

5) Arctic Monkeys
Gross Sales: $3,427,273; Venue: Foro Sol, Mexico City; Attendance: 64,467; Ticket Range: $41.63-$156.11; Promoter: OCESA / CIE; Dates: March 24; No. of Shows: 1

1) Michael Bublé
Gross Sales: $1,227,042; Venue: Pechanga Arena, San Diego; Attendance: 10,024; Ticket Range: $65-$139.50; Promoter: Beaver Productions; Dates: March 31; No. of Shows: 1

2) Kelly Clarkson
Gross Sales: $722,569; Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C.; Attendance: 10,825; Ticket Range: $39-$399; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: March 30; No. of Shows: 1

3) Legends of Hip Hop
Gross Sales: $542,824; Venue: Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis; Attendance: 7,614; Ticket Range: $52-$125; Promoter: North American Entertainment Group; Dates: March 23; No. of Shows: 1

4) Arctic Monkeys
Gross Sales: $540,835; Venue: Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 9,160; Ticket Range: $54.62-$65.55; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: March 6; No. of Shows: 1

5) Kelly Clarkson
Gross Sales: $500,544; Venue: Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 9,275; Ticket Range: $25-$403; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: March 28; No. of Shows: 1

1) Blake Shelton
Gross Sales: $1,175,947; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 13,974; Ticket Range: $76-$137; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: March 21-22; No. of Shows: 2

2) Ariana Grande
Gross Sales: $1,112,692; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 7,097; Ticket Range: $59-$279.95; Promoter: in-house; Dates: March 30; No. of Shows: 1

3) G.E.M. (Get Everybody Moving)
Gross Sales: $969,458; Venue: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco; Attendance: 4,699; Ticket Range: $112.50-$392.50; Promoter: Another Planet Entertainment; Dates: March 22; No. of Shows: 1

4) Kiss
Gross Sales: $969,342; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 7,254; Ticket Range: $79-$169; Promoter: in-house; Dates: March 23; No. of Shows: 1

5) Mariah Carey
Gross Sales: $941,320; Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Attendance: 5,943; Ticket Range: $78.95-$493.95; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: March 25; No. of Shows: 1

1) “Wicked”
Gross Sales: $1,461,312; Venue: Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Boise, Idaho; Attendance: 15,024; Ticket Range: $49-$179; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: March 12-17; No. of Shows: 8

2) “Hello Dolly!”
Gross Sales: $1,352,775; Venue: The Smith Center, Reynolds Hall, Las Vegas; Attendance: 14,671; Ticket Range: $32-$138; Promoter: in-house; Dates: March 19-24; No. of Shows: 8

3) “Miss Saigon”
Gross Sales: $1,222,473; Venue: Academy of Music, Philadelphia; Attendance: 14,436; Ticket Range: $20-$129; Promoter: in-house; Dates: March 19-24; No. of Shows: 8

4) “On Your Feet!”
Gross Sales: $1,039,923; Venue: Whitney Hall, Louisville, Ky.; Attendance: 17,175; Ticket Range: $17.75-$102.42; Promoter: in-house, Broadway in Louisville; Dates: March 12-17; No. of Shows: 8

5) “Les Misérables”
Gross Sales: $988,388; Venue: Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Ind.; Attendance: 12,480; Ticket Range: $55-$95; Promoter: Broadway Theatre League of South Bend; Dates: March 19-24; No. of Shows: 8

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.