Shinedown performs at Xfinity Arena, Everett, Wash., on Oct. 26. (Photo by David Conger)

Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin are halfway through their joint U.S. tour, which kicked off Oct. 16 with a sold-out show at Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.  The co-headlining bands have made it on our Hot Tickets chart twice this week with an Oct. 26 stop at Xfinity Arena at Everett (Wash.) and a Nov. 4 show at U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Frank Productions-, NS2-, and CMoore Live-promoted tour dates grossed $448,000 in ticket sales with more than 11,000 fans in attendance. With nine stops left on the tour before its conclusion in Portland, Maine, at Cross Insurance Arena, fans can catch Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin’s next performance Nov. 13 at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

Bob Weir has resurrected The Grateful Dead, yet again, as Dead & Company with three of the Dead’s “core four” and big name additions, namely John Mayer. The tour, which began Oct. 29 at Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y., will make 22 stops throughout the U.S. before ending with back-to-back shows at The Forum in Los Angeles Dec. 30-31. The Oct. 29 event grossed $1 million in ticket sales alone, with ticket prices ranging from $47 to $97. The Live Nation-promoted event saw nearly 13,000 fans packed into Times Union Center. Fans in Ohio can catch Dead & Company’s next stop Nov. 13 at Nationwide Arena, Colombus.

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 Oct. 20-Nov. 10.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Dead & Company
Gross Sales: $999,667; Venue: Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y.; Attendance: 12,851; Ticket Range: $96-$47; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 29; No. of Shows: 1

2) Dare to Dream
Gross Sales: $941,124; Venue: SAP Center at San Jose (Calif.); Attendance: 34,637; Ticket Range: $82-$22; Promoter: Feld Entertainment; Dates: Oct. 18-25; No. of Shows: 9

3) Monster Jam
Gross Sales: $878,209; Venue: Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan; Attendance: 47,278; Ticket Range: $45-$7; Promoter: ElyRadical Productions; Dates: Nov. 6-8; No. of Shows: 4

4) The Comedy Get Down
Gross Sales: $655,185; Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 12,294; Ticket Range: $69.75-$49.75; Promoter: Outback Concerts; Dates: Oct. 24; No. of Shows: 1

5) Mana
Gross Sales: $618,550; Venue: Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City; Attendance: 27,996; Ticket Range: $107.46-$17.91; Promoter: Zignia Live ; Dates: Oct. 28-29; No. of Shows: 2

1) Neil Diamond
Gross Sales: $1,568,980; Venue: Brisbane (Australia) Entertainment Centre; Attendance: 16,762; Ticket Range: $112.65-$42.20; Promoter: Dainty Group; Dates: Nov. 3-5; No. of Shows: 2

2) Wang Feng
Gross Sales: $572,118; Venue: Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 4,339; Ticket Range: $631.38-$68.83; Promoter: E2 Media; Dates: Nov. 7; No. of Shows: 1

3) Russell Brand
Gross Sales: $470,549; Venue: Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 6,953; Ticket Range: $93.49-$64.70; Promoter: Adrian Bohm Presents; Dates: Oct. 24; No. of Shows: 1

4) Kevin Hart
Gross Sales: $398,629; Venue: Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif.; Attendance: 6,063; Ticket Range: $89.50-$49.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 29; No. of Shows: 1

5) Russel Brand
Gross Sales: $373,057; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 5,321; Ticket Range: $92.78-$64.21; Promoter: Adrian Bohm Presents; Dates: Oct. 20; No. of Shows: 1

1) Steve Martin & Martin Short
Gross Sales: $290,163; Venue: Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I.; Attendance: 5,581; Ticket Range: $123-$23; Promoter: URI Student Entertainment Committee; Dates: Nov. 7; No. of Shows: 1

2) Miguel Bose
Gross Sales: $284,378; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 2,956; Ticket Range: $300-$49; Promoter: Latino Live Productions; Dates: Oct. 29; No. of Shows: 1

3) Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Gross Sales: $229,452; Venue: U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Attendance: 5,473; Ticket Range: $42.50-$25; Promoter: Frank Productions, NS2, CMoore Live; Dates: Nov. 4; No. of Shows: 1

4) Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Gross Sales: $218,348; Venue: Xfinity Arena at Everett (Wash.); Attendance: 5,680; Ticket Range: $45-$25; Promoter: Frank Productions, NS2, CMoore Live; Dates: Oct. 26; No. of Shows: 1

5) Katt Williams
Gross Sales: $217,866; Venue: Cedar Park (Texas) Center; Attendance: 3,093; Ticket Range: $89.75-$39.75; Promoter: ABG Promotion, Cedar Park Center; Dates: Oct. 31; No. of Shows: 1

 

 

1) Jim Gaffigan
Gross Sales: $791,859; Venue: State Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 14,546; Ticket Range: $55.75-$45.75; Promoter: Hennepin Theatre Trust, Outback Concerts; Dates: Nov. 4-7; No. of Shows: 7

2) Beauty and the Beast
Gross Sales: $640,971; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 12,164; Ticket Range: $142-$27; Promoter: PFM, Nederlander Presentations (New York); Dates: Oct. 23-25; No. of Shows: 5

3) Mark Knopfler
Gross Sales: $584,876; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York; Attendance: 5,548; Ticket Range: $161-$61; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 20-21; No. of Shows: 2

4) Miami City Ballet
Gross Sales: $351,568; Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami; Attendance: 4,781; Ticket Range: $189-$20; Promoter: Miami City Ballet; Dates: Oct. 23; No. of Shows: 3

5) John Cleese and Eric Idle
Gross Sales: $343,506; Venue: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta; Attendance: 4,524; Ticket Range: $96.50-$56.50; Promoter: Just For Laughs; Dates: Oct. 21-22; No. of Shows: 2

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