Stones Top Pollstar Concert Pulse, Dave Chappelle, Jack Johnson, Slayer Debut

 The Rolling Stones are still top on the Pollstar Global Concert Pulse Chart, with an average gross north of $10 million per event following its “No Filter” European tour promoted by Concerts West / AEG Presents. 

Rolling Stones No Filter
– Rolling Stones No Filter
The gargantuan average grosses of the Stones, U2 ($8.9 million), Coldplay ($5.7 million, Metallica ($4 million) and Lady Gaga ($3.4 million) have pushed Guns N’ Roses out of the top five for the first time since July. 
And they’re no slouch either at $3.25 million and 28,672 tickets per show. 
While Axl and Co.’s average gross is not quite up there with the upper echelon, they’ve had so many dates on the “Not In This Lifetime” tour legs (and just announced another leg of European dates for Summer 2018) that GNR is still a top bet to be the top tour of the year based on ticket sales. 
New on this week’s chart is Dave Chappelle at No. 24, who is doing 7,653 tickets per night and grossing more than $888,000 per show with an average ticket price of $116.
Chappelle’s touring plans in 2017 included a month-long night residency at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, promoted by Live Nation, which had various musicians and comedians including four nights with The Roots and two with Chris Rock.
The four shows with The Roots, which also included Lil Wayne, sold 22,744 tickets Aug. 1-4, grossing $2.67 million, as submitted to Pollstar. 
The two shows with Chris Rock, which also included Jeffrey Ross, T.I., and Amy Schumer, sold 11,828 tickets and grossed $1.58 million.
Other individual reports from that run include Aug. 24 with Ali Wong, John Mayer, and Lil John, which grossed $749,257, Aug. 23 with Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Talib Kweli, Chris Tucker, Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Belamy BELLAMY ($725,905), Aug. 20 with Ms. Lauryn Hill ($857,265) and Aug. 19 with Childish Gambino and Hannibal Buress ($857,265).
Chappelle is booked by Rick Greenstein at Gersh.  

Dave Chappelle
Gerald Herbert / AP, file
– Dave Chappelle
Performing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
Also new on the chart this week is Jack Johnson, at No. 30, with an average gross of $758,437 and 14,547 tickets sold. Average ticket price was $52.14.
Johnson has been doing outdoor shows including the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s, which sold 17,072 tickets and grossed just shy of $1.2 million July 28-29. 
He also did two shows at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley July 26-27, which moved 16,926 tickets and grossed $1.17 million.
He was also on the Farm Aid benefit Sept. 16 at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., which also included Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Band and Tim Reynolds. This year’s Farm Aid grossed $1.5 million and sold 21,825 tickets.
Next up for Johnson is six more shows in Australia, where he’ll surely enjoy the southern hemisphere’s sunny climes in early December.
Johnson is booked by Tom Chauncey at Partisan Arts.
Also new on the chart is Slayer, at No. 63. The “Reign in Blood” metal gods did a headline run with contemporaries Lamb of God and Behemoth, taking in theatres and arenas from July to August. Reports submitted to Pollstar include 5,833 tickets sold Aug. 9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, which grossed $301,560, and 7,963 tickets sold to the Forum in Inglewood Aug. 5, which grossed $402,241.  Average ticket price for Slayer is $46.94.
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.