Sade at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo Credit: Kent Smith)

Sade grossed close to $1 million with her performance at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Sept. 2. The Live Nation-promoted show sold tickets for a huge price range from $11.50-$520.25. This represents the last stop on the singer's first tour in 10 years, which played shows around the world. The tour kicked off at Palais Nikaia in Nice, France, and included shows at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden; Saku Arena in Tallinn, Estonia; Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia; Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE, among others, as well as across the U.S.

Jason Aldean brings country to the Hot Tickets chart this week, with three shows on the East Coast. His Aug. 25 date at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, N.Y., had the highest gross, earning just more than $800,000. The performances at Farm Bureau Live Amphitheater in Virginia Beach and Bethel (N.Y.) Woods Center for the Arts both grossed in the $600,000-range. Aldean next plays at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., Sept. 13 and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis in Maryland Heights, Mo., Sept. 14.

The most prominent tour on the chart is American Idols Live, with five dates appearing on Hot Tickets. Ticket prices ranged from $29.50-$66 for all shows, with the highest grossing and attended date being the Sept. 7 performance at Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Hall. The tour wrapped Sept. 11 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.

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 Aug. 22-Sept. 12.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Sade
Gross Sales: $949,099; Venue: U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix; Attendance: 11,326; Ticket Range: $520.25-$11.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 2; No. of Shows: 1

2) Jason Aldean
Gross Sales: $801,206; Venue: Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y.; Attendance: 21,703; Ticket Range: $59-$30; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 25; No. of Shows: 1

3) Jason Aldean
Gross Sales: $669,083; Venue: Farm Bureau Live Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va.; Attendance: 20,055; Ticket Range: $59-$29.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 24; No. of Shows: 1

4) Jason Mraz
Gross Sales: $609,080; Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal; Attendance: 9,772; Ticket Range: $66.84-$46.27; Promoter: evenko, Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 8; No. of Shows: 1

5) Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias
Gross Sales: $493,748; Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 9,260; Ticket Range: $149.50-$29.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Aug. 29; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Cirque du Soleil “Dralion”
Gross Sales: $842,481; Venue: Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Hall; Attendance: 14,312; Ticket Range: $150-$28; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Aug. 29-Sept. 2; No. of Shows: 7

2) Jason Aldean
Gross Sales: $618,041; Venue: Bethel (N.Y.) Woods Center for the Arts; Attendance: 15,889; Ticket Range: $74.50-$29.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 26; No. of Shows: 1

3) American Idols Live
Gross Sales: $350,948; Venue: Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Hall; Attendance: 6,117; Ticket Range: $66-$29.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Sept. 7; No. of Shows: 1

4) American Idols Live
Gross Sales: $316,276; Venue: Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn.; Attendance: 5,586; Ticket Range: $66-$29.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Sept. 1; No. of Shows: 1

5) Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Qualifier
Gross Sales: $28,892; Venue: Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 1,302; Ticket Range: $35.20-$19.29; Promoter: Red Bull NZ; Dates: Sept. 1; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) John Fogerty
Gross Sales: $992,182; Venue: Mile One Centre, St. Johns, Newfoundland; Attendance: 11,112; Ticket Range: $128.03-$20.57; Promoter: evenko, Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 7-8; No. of Shows: 2

2) Cirque du Soleil “Quidam”
Gross Sales: $763,478; Venue: Abbotsford (B.C.) Ent. & Sports Centre; Attendance: 11,360; Ticket Range: $107.62-$36.89; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Aug. 29-Sept. 2; No. of Shows: 8

3) American Idols Live
Gross Sales: $292,820; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 3,920; Ticket Range: $76-$66; Promoter: AEG Live, Live Nation; Dates: Sept. 2; No. of Shows: 1

4) American Idols Live
Gross Sales: $282,631; Venue: Cumberland Co. Civic Center, Portland, Maine; Attendance: 4,976; Ticket Range: $66-$29.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Aug. 25; No. of Shows: 1

5) American Idols Live
Gross Sales: $233,468; Venue: Sovereign Center, Reading, Pa.; Attendance: 4,061; Ticket Range: $66-$29.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Sept. 8; No. of Shows: 1

 

1) Il Volo
Gross Sales: $192,249; Venue: Place des Arts, Montreal; Attendance: 2,680; Ticket Range: $90.36-$39.88; Promoter: evenko, Live Nation; Dates: Aug. 29; No. of Shows: 1

2) Train
Gross Sales: $185,805; Venue: St. Augustine (Fla.) Amphitheatre; Attendance: 3,775; Ticket Range: $65-$39.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: Sept. 6; No. of Shows: 1

3) Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
Gross Sales: $180,868; Venue: Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles; Attendance: 2,713; Ticket Range: $85-$28; Promoter: Nederlander; Dates: Sept. 1; No. of Shows: 1

4) Sublime with Rome
Gross Sales: $178,487; Venue: Sunset Cove Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, Fla.; Attendance: 4,638; Ticket Range: $45-$39.50; Promoter: AEG Live SE; Dates: Aug. 31; No. of Shows: 1

5) The Fresh Beat Band
Gross Sales: $163,725; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 4,561; Ticket Range: $37-$27; Promoter: AC Ent.; Dates: Aug. 26; No. of Shows: 1

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