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Iron Maiden And The Rocket Man Top ''Billboard Hot Tours'' List

Written by Chief Editor.

On October 17, Billboard published their latest Hot Tours compilation, with Elton coming in at #2.

Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden came in first, grossing $15.2 million in ticket sales. Elton made the grade, due to multiple show engagements in Las Vegas, as did Mötley Crüe

Sir Elton returned to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for his second run of shows this year, selling out 14 nights at the 4,000-seat showroom with box office sales totaling $8.9 million (Sept. 18-Oct. 12). His most recent prior Vegas appearance was a 13-show run in April and May. He is nearing the 1 million mark in attendance at the Colosseum, where he has performed multiple-night runs in nine of the last 10 years (excluding 2010). The Crüe’s Las Vegas concerts were held at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel during an 18-day span from Sept. 18 through Oct. 6). With 32,083 sold seats during the 12-show run, revenue topped $3.1 million for the AEG-produced engagement (No. 5).

Below are the full details. . . . 

Rank    ACT
    Total Gross
    Show Dates
    Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
    Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1    IRON MAIDEN
    $15,222,471
    Sept. 5-Oct. 2
    Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
    Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)
    San Manuel Amphitheater, Devore, Calif. (1/0)
    Foro Sol, Mexico City (1/0)
    Arena Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/1)
    Bio Parque, Curitiba, Brazil (1/0)
    Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires (1/0)
    Jockey Club, Asunción, Paraguay (1/0)
    Estadio Nacional, Santiago (1/0)
    263,860 (303,806)
   
2    ELTON JOHN
    $8,930,160
    Sept. 18-Oct. 12
    The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (14/14)
    57,889 (57,889)
   
3    MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR
    $7,761,670
    Oct. 9-13
    Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (7/0)
    59,810 (64,414)
   
4    JASON ALDEAN
    $6,181,483
    Sept. 20-Oct. 5
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
    Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/1)
    Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/0)
    Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash. (1/1)
    Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/0)
    Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
    Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
    Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
    Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
    139,642 (142,601)
   
5    MÖTLEY CRÜE
    $3,112,277
    Sept. 18-Oct. 6
    The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas (12/4)
    32,083 (36,570)
   
6    STEELY DAN
    $2,544,099
    Sept. 30-Oct. 8
    Beacon Theatre, New York (7/7)
    18,516 (18,516)
   
7    BLAKE SHELTON
    $1,830,752
    Oct. 3-5
    Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)
    BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
    INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/1)
    36,159 (36,159)
   
8    ALEJANDRO SANZ
    $1,770,702
    Oct. 1-5
    Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (4/0)
    34,243 (38,320)
   
9    AVICII
    $1,157,173
    Oct. 4
    Expo Bancomer Santa Fe, Mexico City (1/0)
    21,675 (22,685)
   
10    THE LUMINEERS
    $993,325
    Sept. 26-Oct. 9
    Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/1)
    Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (2/2)
    Mud Island Amphitheatre, Memphis (1/0)
    Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (1/0)
    25,462 (29,204)