For nearly three decades, Billboard Boxscore has been the center of reporting on the live music industry, celebrating the top artists, venues, and promoters that power the touring business. In addition to their continued weekly reporting, covering the top events submitted each week, Billboard is introducing a monthly boxscore series where we will chart the top events of each calendar month, providing a more accurate and comparative look at performances over a standardised period.
The new section will also include the top tours, promoters, and four venues charts organised by capacity, as well in-depth analysis and interviews featuring leading show producers and entertainment executives.
Business has been consistent for John across the tour and his February showing indicates he isn’t slowing down. He doubled up in four of the eight cities he hit, playing two nights apiece at the Forum (Inglewood, Calif.), Pepsi Center (Denver), Allstate Arena (Rosemont, Ill.) and Target Center (Minneapolis).
John’s is one of a few farewell treks gracing the Top Tours list, followed by KISS (No. 2) and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (No. 13). Both veteran bands are routinely selling out arenas as well but haven’t done repeat business in major markets like John.