Sebastian Maniscalco’s four-show run at Madison Square Garden sold the most tickets in a weekend for any comedy engagement in the history of the venue. (Kevin Mazur)

So this comedian goes into Madison Square Garden …

Red-hot comedian Sebastian Maniscalco took the title for most tickets sold ever at Madison Square Garden for a comedy show engagement with four shows of his Stay Hungry tour Jan 19-20, and easily took the top spot on our highest-capacity Hot Tickets chart this week. The new King of Comedy grossed $8,282,629, with attendance of 72,960 and a ticket range of $39-$350. The shows were promoted by Outback Concerts.

English pop rock band The 1975 took the top spot on our 10,001- to 15,000-capacity chart,
grossing $518,302 for one show at FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, England. Attendance was 13,187 with a ticket range of $35.02-$41.39.

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. 1-29.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Sebastian Maniscalco
Gross Sales:
$8,282,629; Venue: Madison Square Garden Arena, New York; Attendance: 72,960; Ticket Range: $39-$350; Promoter: Outback Concerts; Dates: Jan. 19-20; No. of Shows: 4

2) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $2,426,930; Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio; Attendance: 16,151; Ticket Range: $49.50-$250; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Jan. 19; No. of Shows: 1

3) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $2,345,203; Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans; Attendance: 16,331; Ticket Range: $49.50-$225; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Jan. 15; No. of Shows: 1

4) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $2,246,972; Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas; Attendance: 15,967; Ticket Range: $49.50-$250; Promoter: Live Nation Global Touring; Dates: Jan. 24; No. of Shows: 1

5) Metallica
Gross Sales: $2,213,550; Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville; Attendance: 16,340; Ticket Range: $75-$145; Promoter: NS2; Dates: Jan. 24; No. of Shows: 1

1) The 1975
Gross Sales: $518,302; Venue: FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England; Attendance: 13,187; Ticket Range: $35.02-$41.39; Promoter: In-House, SJM; Dates: Jan. 25; No. of Shows: 1

2) André Rieu
Gross Sales: $506,841; Venue: Festhalle, Frankfurt; Attendance: 6,470; Ticket Range: $44.63-$135.04; Promoter: André Rieu Productions; Dates: Jan. 19; No. of Shows: 1

3) Britain’s Strongest Man
Gross Sales: $305,287; Venue: FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England; Attendance: 4,686; Ticket Range: $25.47-$222.85; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Giants Live; Dates: Jan. 19; No. of Shows: 1

4) Motorcycle Trials
Gross Sales: $133,490; Venue: FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England; Attendance: 3,399; Ticket Range: $28.65-$41.39; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 5; No. of Shows: 1

5) Winter Jam: Newsboys United
Gross Sales: $106,443; Venue: Ford Center, Evansville, Ind.; Attendance: 4,129; Ticket Range: $15-$49.99; Promoter: Premier Productions; Dates: Jan. 7; No. of Shows: 1

1) Wobbleland
Gross Sales: $796,160; Venue: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco; Attendance: 15,261; Ticket Range: $49.50-$75; Promoter: Another Planet Entertainment; Dates: Jan. 18-19; No. of Shows: 2

2) A$AP Rocky
Gross Sales: $342,709; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 6,043; Ticket Range: $39.50-$59.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 18; No. of Shows: 1

3) Sarah Brightman
Gross Sales: $312,143; Venue: Auditorio Telmex, Zapopan, Mexico; Attendance: 5,014; Ticket Range: $22.89-$445.10; Promoter: Zignia Live; Dates: Jan. 22; No. of Shows: 1

4) Toto
Gross Sales: $225,518; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Australia; Attendance: 3,497; Ticket Range: $70.46; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Secret Sounds; Dates: Jan. 3; No. of Shows: 1

5) “Reality Fighting MMA”
Gross Sales: $207,543; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 4,035; Ticket Range: $43-$78; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 5; No. of Shows: 1

1) “Les Miserables”
Gross Sales: $1,555,788; Venue: Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa; Attendance: 19,977; Ticket Range: $38-$153; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 15-20; No. of Shows: 8

2) Greta Van Fleet
Gross Sales: $208,208; Venue: Paramount Theatre, Seattle; Attendance: 5,548; Ticket Range: $37.50-$40; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 9-10; No. of Shows: 2

3) The Beach Boys
Gross Sales: $199,233; Venue: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta; Attendance: 2,314; Ticket Range: $47-$120; Promoter: In-house Promotion, National Artists Corporation; Dates: Jan. 20; No. of Shows: 1

4) ZZ Top
Gross Sales: $197,209; Venue: Redding (Calif.) Civic Auditorium; Attendance: 1,968; Ticket Range: $69.50-$89.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Jan. 20; No. of Shows: 1

5) “Porgy & Bess”
Gross Sales: $191,359; Venue: Broward Center, Au-Rene Theater, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 2,025; Ticket Range: $40-$200; Promoter: In-house Promotion, South Florida Symphony Orchestra; Dates: Jan. 23; No. of Shows: 1

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.