Vans Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman

Vans Warped Tour is moving around the country. So far, two successful California dates have made our charts. The AEG Live and Goldenvoice-promoted shows were just one date each. The tour grossed $741,772 at AT&T Park in San Francisco on June 23. The very next day, Vans Warped Tour brought more than 15,000 people to Seaside Park in Ventura, Calif. Tickets for the tour run $21.99-$42. Next, the show heads to First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., July 12, and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., July 13.

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's Brothers of the Sun tour dominated the largest Hot Tickets category, claiming four of the five spots. The largest grossing stop was July 7 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Their Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and Target Field in Minneapolis stops each brought more than $4 million. This weekend, the Brothers of the Sun tour plays Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Calif., and O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.

WWE Raw wrestled onto the chart in two categories, playing venues with capacities from 10,001-15,000. The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum performance in Fort Wayne, Ind., June 15 brought a crowd of 8,435. July 1 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, WWE Raw grossed more than $260,000. WWE Raw Smackdown and Super Show heads to Tucson (Ariz.) Arena July 14, while WWE Raw plays Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas July 16. 

HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top acts and ticket sales as reported to VT PULSE. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each seating capacity category, which took place between June 13-July 11.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw
Gross Sales: $5,109,399; Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago; Attendance: 51,100; Ticket Range: $262.50-$32.50; Promoter: AEG Live, The Messina Group; Dates: July 7; No. of Shows: 1

2) Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw
Gross Sales: $4,841,193; Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh; Attendance: 53,325; Ticket Range: $257.25-$36.25; Promoter: AEG Live, The Messina Group, North Shore Ent.; Dates: June 30; No. of Shows: 1

3) Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw
Gross Sales: $4,483,461; Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis; Attendance: 42,524; Ticket Range: $275-$29.50; Promoter: AEG Live, The Messina Group; Dates: July 8; No. of Shows: 1

4) Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw
Gross Sales: $3,495,146; Venue: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati; Attendance: 42,716; Ticket Range: $263-$33.50; Promoter: AEG Live, The Messina Group, Ohio Valley Ent.; Dates: July 1; No. of Shows: 1

5) Vans Warped Tour
Gross Sales: $741,772; Venue: AT&T Park, San Francisco; Attendance: 21,000; Ticket Range: $42-$21.99; Promoter: AEG Live, Goldenvoice; Dates: June 23; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Neil Diamond
Gross Sales: $1,163,254; Venue: John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario; Attendance: 9,375; Ticket Range: $146.62-$68.16; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: June 28; No. of Shows: 1

2) Vans Warped Tour
Gross Sales: $557,246; Venue: Seaside Park, Ventura, Calif.; Attendance: 15,810; Ticket Range: $42-$21.99; Promoter: AEG Live, Goldenvoice; Dates: June 24; No. of Shows: 1

3) One Direction
Gross Sales: $502,620; Venue: Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 9,586; Ticket Range: $59.50-$29.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: June 26; No. of Shows: 1

4) Lady Antebellum
Gross Sales: $499,278; Venue: Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 9,758; Ticket Range: $79.50-$35; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: June 22; No. of Shows: 1

5) WWE Raw
Gross Sales: $278,260; Venue: Allen County War Mem. Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Attendance: 8,435; Ticket Range: $95-$15; Promoter: World Wrestling Ent.; Dates: June 25; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
Gross Sales: $451,500; Venue: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live; Attendance: 7,000; Ticket Range: $200-$25; Promoter: AEG Live, Goldenvoice; Dates: June 23; No. of Shows: 1

2) Star Struck
Gross Sales: $362,385; Venue: Newcastle (Australia) Entertainment Centre; Attendance: 10,795; Ticket Range: $143.39-$28.68; Promoter: HCCPS; Dates: June 15-16; No. of Shows: 4

3) WWE Raw
Gross Sales: $260,470; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 6,391; Ticket Range: $95-$15; Promoter: World Wrestling Ent.; Dates: July 1; No. of Shows: 1

4) The B-52’s, Squeeze
Gross Sales: $240,850; Venue: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; Attendance: 5,283; Ticket Range: $65-$10; Promoter: Nederlander; Dates: June 30; No. of Shows: 1

5) The Avett Brothers
Gross Sales: $199,305; Venue: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live; Attendance: 5,200; Ticket Range: $42.50-$36.50; Promoter: AEG Live, Goldenvoice; Dates: June 22; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Celine Dion
Gross Sales: $5,645,838; Venue: Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 34,827; Ticket Range: $250-$55; Promoter: AEG Live, Concerts West, Caesars Ent.; Dates: June 26-July 8; No. of Shows: 9

2) Wicked
Gross Sales: $1,389,350; Venue: Wharton Center for Perf. Arts, E. Lansing, Mich.; Attendance: 18,388; Ticket Range: $140-$38; Promoter: In-house; Dates: June 27-July 1; No. of Shows: 8

3) Blue Man Group
Gross Sales: $1,182,638; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 19,578; Ticket Range: $85-$31; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust; Dates: June 15-24; No. of Shows: 13

4) La Cage Aux Folles
Gross Sales: $1,039,804; Venue: Broward Center for the Perf. Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 20,467; Ticket Range: $69.50-$25.50; Promoter: Broadway Across America, Florida Theatrical Assoc.; Dates: June 12-24; No. of Shows: 16

5) Star Academie
Gross Sales: $841,053; Venue: K.C. Irving Reg. Centre, Bathurst, New Brunswick; Attendance: 17,319; Ticket Range: $48.57; Promoter: evenko, Productions J; Dates: June 27-30; No. of Shows: 6

The Weekly Hot Tickets chart is compiled by Josh Huckabee. To submit reports, e-mail HotTickets@venuestoday.com or fax to (714) 378-0040.