Elton John performs during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. (Getty Images)
Elton and Cher, together again — on the Hot Tickets charts
Two music legends that hit it big in the 1970s topped our 10,001- to 15,000-capacity Hot Tickets chart this week.
The Rocket Man, Elton John, whose first U.S. chart hit was “Your Song” in 1970, soared to the No. 1 slot with a stop at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, where he performed on his farewell tour. The show grossed $1,361,249, with attendance of 11,517 and a ticket range of $49.50-$224.50. The show was an in-house promotion with AEG Presents.
Fans continue to “Believe” in Cher, whose first No. 1 hit as a solo artist was in 1971 when “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves” sailed to the top of the charts, establishing the former Mrs. Bono as a force to be reckoned with all by herself. Now, 48 years later, Cher is once again on the charts for a stop at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Ga. The show grossed $1,347,638, with attendance of 9,657 and a ticket range of $47.95-$500. It was an in-house promotion.
Fun Fact: When Cher returned to TV in 1975 with her new variety show sans Sonny, her first guest was … Elton John.
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 Jan. 8-Feb. 5.
More Than 15,000 Capacity
5,000 or Less
|1) Eric Church
$2,922,111; Venue: CHI Health Center, Omaha, Neb.; Attendance: 29,511; Ticket Range: $29-$139; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Jan. 18-19; No. of Shows: 2
2) Eric Church
3) Justin Timberlake
4) Justin Timberlake
5) Eric Church
|1) Elton John
Gross Sales: $1,361,249; Venue: Pechanga Arena, San Diego; Attendance: 11,517; Ticket Range: $49.50-$224.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion, AEG Presents; Dates: Jan. 29; No. of Shows: 1
3) Justin Timberlake
4) “Grease – The Arena Experience”
5) Florence + The Machine
Gross Sales: $641,212; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 5,309; Ticket Range: $68-$188; Promoter: In-house Promotion, IEM Group; Dates: Feb. 2; No. of Shows: 1
2) Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail”
3) Keith Urban
4) Greensky Bluegrass
5) Anderson .Paak
|1) “Miss Saigon”
Gross Sales: $1,493,363; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 21,174; Ticket Range: $27.50-$197.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 22-27; No. of Shows: 8
2) “Fiddler on the Roof”
3) “On Your Feet!”
4) Tedeschi Trucks Band
5) “Dancing With The Stars”
|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.|