Luke Bryan made the biggest splash of the new artists to chart on Pollstar ‘s Global Concert Pulse this week, with an average gross of $1.05 million and 19,323 tickets sold on his current tour, which put him at No. 17.
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Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.
Bryan’s “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour” began May 5 in Nashville. Box office reports submitted to Pollstar over the last three months include three shows at the Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford, N.H., which sold 21,468 tickets and grossed 1.4 million Aug. 8-11, Sprint Center in Kansas City which sold out 11,782 tickets and grossed just under $800,000, as well as the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., where he sold 17,395 tickets and grossed a hefty $1.23 million June 25.
He also played major festivals including Faster Horses, Gulf Coast Jam, Watershed, and his own Farm Tour, which played six dates at the end of September/early October in the Midwest U.S. His average ticket price is $54.57.
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Luke Bryan is booked by WME’s Jay Williams, who was just named co-head of WME Nashville.
Also new on the chart was everyone’s favorite sad clown, Puddles Pity Party, who reported recent sellouts for venues including Iron City in Birmingham, Ala., July 29 (621 tickets, $18,584 gross, The Palladium in Tampa, Fla., July 13 (765, $22,672), and 900 tickets sold at Plaza Live in Orlando, Fla., July 15, grossing $28,080.
Puddles is managed by Red Light Management’s Stuart Ross.
At No. 99 on the list and new to the chart this week was Vallejo-Calif.-based hip-hop group SOB x RBE, which is is represented by Paradigm’s Randall Uritsky, who told Pollstar summer California dates sold out in less than a week, and there were room upgrades in Portland and Seattle.
“It’s been an exciting start to their young career,” Uritsky said.
SOB x RBE has reported sellouts to Pollstar
including the UC Theatre in Berkeley Aug. 1 (1,350 tickets, $40,550 gross), The Catalyst in Santa Cruz July 30 (1,000, $23,500), Ace of Spades in Sacramento July 29 (1,000, $25,000) and Roseland Theatre in Portland, Ore., which moved 1,360 tickets and grossed $20,400.
The Global Concert Pulse ranks each artist by its average boxoffice gross per city worldwide and is based on data reported within the last three months. All figures in U.S. dollars. The new tours are currently touring artists to debut on the Concert Pulse Chart based on new data submitted to Pollstar.