Members of  “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” perform in the last incarnation of the wildly successful live touring franchise. (Courtesy Tyler Perry Studios)

Madea’s fond farewell rolls on

Fans have been showing up in droves to see Tyler Perry put on his Madea dress one last time as “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” heads toward its final date May 26 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Four shows, spread out over two days, at  Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va., grossed $1,092,233 and took the top spot on our 5,001-10,000 Capacity Hot Tickets chart. Attendance was 13,739; tickets ranged from $45 to $125. Live Nation was the promoter. (Read more about the “Madea” farewell tour from the May issue of VenuesNow.)

Rod Stewart shows no signs of slowing down his live touring franchise and topped our 10,001-15,000 Capacity chart with a stop at SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany, grossing $6,835,007.  Attendance was 7,656 and the ticket range was $33.61-$392.13. The show was promoted by Live Nation.

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 April 16-May 14.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
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5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $5,595,968; Venue: National Stadium, Singapore; Attendance: 49,810; Ticket Range: $56.98-$188.95; Promoter: AEG Presents; Dates: April 26; No. of Shows: 12) Metallica
Gross Sales: $5,275,940; Venue: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain; Attendance: 51,799; Ticket Range: $72.82-$140.05; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 5; No. of Shows: 13) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $4,902,433; Venue: Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan; Attendance: 37,790; Ticket Range: $84.95-$201.88; Promoter: AEG Presents; Dates: April 23; No. of Shows: 1

4) Pink
Gross Sales: $4,594,641; Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit; Attendance: 30,499; Ticket Range: $39.45-$349.45; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 26-27; No. of Shows: 2

5) “Domination Mexico”
Gross Sales: $4,090,935; Venue: Foro Sol, Mexico City; Attendance: 86,577; Ticket Range: $49.99-$252.59; Promoter: OCESA / CIE; Dates: May 3-4; No. of Shows: 2

1) Rod Stewart
Gross Sales: $6,835,007; Venue: SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany; Attendance: 7,656; Ticket Range: $33.61-$392.13; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 9; No. of Shows: 12) Post Malone
Gross Sales: $3,991,915; Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia; Attendance: 39,530; Ticket Range: $71.51-$138.15; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 30-May 2; No. of Shows: 33) Post Malone
Gross Sales: $2,211,710; Venue: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Australia; Attendance: 24,081; Ticket Range: $40.56-$202.63; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 4-5; No. of Shows: 2

4) Post Malone
Gross Sales: $1,517,181; Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia; Attendance: 14,599; Ticket Range: $73.25-$204.09; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 26; No. of Shows: 1

5) Troye Sivan
Gross Sales: $1,258,437; Venue: Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea; Attendance: 13,916; Ticket Range: $86.96-$96.62; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: April 27; No. of Shows: 1

1) Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour”
Gross Sales: $1,092,233; Venue: Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Va.; Attendance: 13,739; Ticket Range: $45-$125; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: May 4-5; No. of Shows: 42) Arijit Singh
Gross Sales: $720,475; Venue: Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas; Attendance: 6,887; Ticket Range: $59-$199; Promoter: Bright Brain Productions; Dates: May 5; No. of Shows: 13) B2K
Gross Sales: $586,365; Venue: The Theatre at Grand Prairie (Texas); Attendance: 5,823; Ticket Range: $59.50-$350; Promoter: G-Squared Events; Dates: April 19; No. of Shows: 1

4) Chayanne
Gross Sales: $567,282; Venue: Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York; Attendance: 4,182; Ticket Range: $71-$181; Promoter: in-house; Dates: April 25; No. of Shows: 1

5) B2K
Gross Sales: $512,498; Venue: Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Attendance: 5,365; Ticket Range: $59.50-$350; Promoter: G-Squared Events; Dates: April 21; No. of Shows: 1

1) Shen Yun Performing Arts
Gross Sales: $2,160,756; Venue: Prudential Hall, Newark, N.J.; Attendance: 17,572; Ticket Range: $80-$200; Promoter: in-house; Dates: April 26-May 4; No. of Shows: 102) Jerry Seinfeld
Gross Sales: $1,410,589; Venue: Beacon Theatre, New York; Attendance: 11,072; Ticket Range: $87.50-$195; Promoter: JS Touring; Dates: May 3-4; No. of Shows: 43) “The Lion King”
Gross Sales: $1,343,331; Venue: Dreyfoos Hall, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Attendance: 16,628; Ticket Range: $45-$185; Promoter: in-house; Dates: April 29-May 5; No. of Shows: 8

4) “The Lion King”
Gross Sales: $1,229,800; Venue: Dreyfoos Hall, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Attendance: 16,459; Ticket Range: $45-$185; Promoter: in-house; Dates: April 24-28; No. of Shows: 8

5) “Anastasia”
Gross Sales: $1,185,922; Venue: Broward Center, Au-Rene Theater, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 16,974; Ticket Range: $40.25-$90.25; Promoter: in-house, Broadway Across America; Dates: April 30-May 5; No. of Shows: 8

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