The Eagles, shown during a September concert at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., were a hot ticket in New Zealand. (Getty Images)

Eagles make it look easy in NZ; Mariah Carey beats back Broadway

It’s not quite a double eagle on the scorecard, but it’s an Eagles double on Hot Tickets this week, as the band topped two of our categories during its New Zealand swing. The band drew 31,519 for a March 2 show at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, grossing $6.66 million, leading the largest category, and had sales of nearly $3.3 million for two shows Feb. 26-27 at Spark Arena in Auckland.

It was nearly a Broadway takeover among venues with capacities of 5,000 or less, but Mariah Carey held off the charge. Her three shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas during Feb. 13-16 grossed $1.68 million and drew a total of 9,318. Following her were stops by the touring productions of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Miss Saigon” and “A Bronx Tale.

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 Feb. 12-March 12.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Eagles
Gross Sales:
$6,661,580; Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand; Attendance: 31,519; Ticket Range: $65.55-$272.44; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: March 2; No. of Shows: 12) Billy Joel
Gross Sales: $4,837,237; Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix; Attendance: 40,964; Ticket Range: $49.50-$149.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: March 9; No. of Shows: 13) Metallica
Gross Sales: $2,531,895; Venue: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky.; Attendance: 21,183; Ticket Range: $65-$135; Promoter: FPC Live, NS2; Dates: March 9; No. of Shows: 14) Justin Timberlake
Gross Sales: $2,178,970; Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.; Attendance: 14,655; Ticket Range: $59-$279; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 22; No. of Shows: 1</p >5) Eric Church
Gross Sales: $2,170,258; Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto; Attendance: 29,413; Ticket Range: $24.69-$139.38; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: March 8-9; No. of Shows: 2
1) Eagles
Gross Sales: $3,297,111; Venue: Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 19,645; Ticket Range: $66.36-$234.33; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: Feb. 26-27; No. of Shows: 22) Arctic Monkeys
Gross Sales: $1,328,597; Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne; Attendance: 19,454; Ticket Range: $58.15-$69.78; Promoter: Frontier Touring; Dates: Feb. 26-27; No. of Shows: 23) Blake Shelton
Gross Sales: $1,002,467; Venue: Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville; Attendance: 10,961; Ticket Range: $29.66-$143.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: March 7; No. of Shows: 14) Ms. Lauryn Hill
Gross Sales: $889,137; Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne; Attendance: 11,379; Ticket Range: $86.67-$569.89; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 13; No. of Shows: 15) James Taylor
Gross Sales: $886,740; Venue: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R.I.; Attendance: 9,774; Ticket Range: $66-$100; Promoter: Beaver Productions; Dates: March 2; No. of Shows: 1
1) Kylie Minogue
Gross Sales: $1,408,406; Venue: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney; Attendance: 12,659; Ticket Range: $81.13-$142.40; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Frontier Touring; Dates: March 5-6; No. of Shows: 22) Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Gross Sales: $963,782; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 9,498; Ticket Range: $56-$258; Promoter: LM Events, Vivatumusica; Dates: March 1-2; No. of Shows: 23) John Butler Trio & Missy Higgins
Gross Sales: $752,956; Venue: Bimbadgen Estate, Pokolbin, Australia; Attendance: 11,000; Ticket Range: $67.89; Promoter: Frontier Touring, Roundhouse Entertainment; Dates: Feb. 16; No. of Shows: 14) James Taylor
Gross Sales: $637,095; Venue: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio; Attendance: 6,825; Ticket Range: $66-$100; Promoter: Beaver Productions; Dates: Feb. 26; No. of Shows: 15) Kelly Clarkson
Gross Sales: $633,717; Venue: PPL Center, Allentown, Pa.; Attendance: 8,325; Ticket Range: $38-$402; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: March 9; No. of Shows: 1
1) Mariah Carey
Gross Sales: $1,677,518; Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Attendance: 9,318; Ticket Range: $55-$250; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Feb. 13-16; No. of Shows: 32) “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Gross Sales: $1,464,529; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 20,514; Ticket Range: $27.50-$197.50; Promoter: Nederlander Concerts; Dates: Feb. 12-17; No. of Shows: 83) “Fiddler on the Roof”
Gross Sales: $1,387,407; Venue: Broward Center, Au-Rene Theater, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 19,093; Ticket Range: $40.25-$90.25; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Broadway Across America; Dates: Feb. 26-March 3; No. of Shows: 84) “Miss Saigon”
Gross Sales: $1,371,951; Venue: Belk Theater, Charlotte; Attendance: 17,879; Ticket Range: $25-$249.50; Promoter: Blumenthal Performing Arts; Dates: Feb. 19-24; No. of Shows: 95) “A Bronx Tale”
Gross Sales: $1,245,355; Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis; Attendance: 17,504; Ticket Range: $21-$141; Promoter: Broadway Across America, Hennepin Theatre Trust; Dates: Feb. 19-24; No. of Shows: 8
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