The diva's tour has played to more than 300,000 fans… and counting.
Madonna heads up Billboard’s weekly ranking of concert touring artists, landing at No. 1 on the Hot Tours recap (see list, below) based on $25.4 million in sales reported from her Rebel Heart world tour. This tally includes the final 12 stops on the first leg of the tour that played 20 cities in North America during September and October.
Since the tour launched on Sept. 9, Madonna has performed for more than 300,000 fans at 24 shows, generating box office sales totaling $46 million. The trek through U.S. and Canadian markets wrapped on Oct. 29 in San Diego, but the tour began its second leg just six days later. A seven-week jaunt through 11 European countries began on Nov. 4 in Köln, Germany and will continue until Dec. 20, wrapping for the year in Glasgow, Scotland.
Top box-office stats from the tour so far include a $5.2 million gross from two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sept. 16-17, the highest-grossing engagement among all of the venues on the schedule. The Garden’s sold ticket count of 28,371 is also the highest attendance recorded. Among the arenas that hosted the tour for just one performance, the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas produced the top sales total with $3.5 million on Oct. 24. Brooklyn’s Barclays Center logged the largest crowd among the single-show dates with 14,258 present on Sept. 19.
U2 follows at No. 2 in the Hot Tours ranking with $17.4 million reported from three arenas on the European leg of the band’s Innocence + Experience tour. Following a summer trek through North America that racked up $76.2 million at the box office, the 12-city run through Europe kicked off on Sept. 4 in Turin, Italy. Revenue from the first seven European venues adds $41.6 million to the tour’s overall sales total that currently tops out at $117.8 million. More than one million tickets have been sold at 58 performances on the six-month trek.
Sales from only five venues remain unreported on the 2015 arena tour that wraps at the end of the month in the Irish band’s home city of Dublin. The final engagement will be four performances at 3Arena on Nov. 23-24 and 27-28.
Zedd scores a slot on the Hot Tours roundup at No. 6 with $1.4 million in sales reported this week from 10 events on the Russian-German music producer’s world tour. With concerts set in Asia, North America and Europe from August through November, the tour supports his album True Colors that debuted in May. Since the tour kicked off on Aug. 6, reported grosses total $4.7 million from 115,947 sold tickets at 24 events.
HOT TOURS - Nov. 3, 2015
Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 27-Nov. 2
Show Date Range
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit (1/1)
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/2)
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (2/2)
Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
Moda Center, Portland (1/1)
SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/1)