Stones Top Concert Pulse, Brian Wilson, PJ Masks, 2 Chainz Debut

The Rolling Stones are still on top of the Global Concert Pulse Chart, with an average gross north of $10 million, while newcomers to the chart this week include Brian Wilson (No. 54), Stephen Stills / Judy Collins (No. 76), PJ Masks Live (No. 79) and 2 Chainz (No. 84). 

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The Rolling Stones’ “No Filter Tour” stops at Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich Sept. 20.

It’s a tough gross to top, although U2 is close at $8.92 million per night – and the band recently announced a new album and 2018 North American arena dates that start in May. While U2 played stadiums in 2017, there are a lot of available dates between the 2018 arena shows announced so far…   

Pollstar’s Global Concert Pulse chart ranks tours by average gross over the last three months.

The legendary Brian Wilson spoke to Pollstar in January about the Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour, which ran from April to October and also played Europe.  

That was an extension of the tour that originally started in March of 2016 and played into December, taking in markets including Australia, Israel, Japan and Dubai to go along with a North American run.

Recent box office reported to Pollstar for the Wilson tour include Oct. 14 at the Pacific Amphitheatre at Costa Mesa, Calif., which sold 4,623 tickets and grossed $354,351, Sept. 23 at Radio City Music Hall (3,674, $324,197), and Aug. 3 at the Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre in Glasgow, Scotland, which sold 2,250 and $117,522.

Wilson’s average gross on the Concert Pulse chart was $172,319, with ticket sales at 2,047 and an average ticket price of $84.17.

The Stephen Stills / Judy Collins joint tour hit the chart at No. 76, with an average gross of $87,561 and average tickets sold of 1,258, with an average ticket price of $69.90.  The tour is in support of their first album together, Everybody Knows.

Collins spoke to Pollstar at length about the tour and her history with Stills (she was the inspiration for CSNY’s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”).

Reports from the July-November co-bill include Oct. 13 at the Bergen Performing Arts Ctr. in Englewood, N.J., which sold out 1,289 and grossed $84,285, Sept. 6 at Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay (1,414, sold out, $84,840) and Oct. 8 at Hart Theatre in Albany, which also sold out, 978 tickets and $65,933.

“PJ Masks Live,” based on the Disney Junior show featuring children who by night fight crime in their pajamas, also made a splash this week, at No. 79 on the chart, grossing an average $80,829 and selling 1,899 tickets at an average of $42.55.  

Reports submitted to Pollstar for the PJ Masks tour include Oct. 29 (two shows) at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which sold a total of 2,324 tickets and grossed $94,585, Oct. 25 at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall in Hunstville, Ala., (1,519, $58,070) and 1,766 tickets at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, which grossed $75,710.

Dates for the superhero trio of Catboy, Gekko and Owlette continue into mid-December, with Canadian dates just announced, including six dates in Alberta.

Rapper 2 Chainz, No. 84 on the chart, is averaging $75,925 and 1,791 tickets after wrapping up a recent North American tour of major clubs including Emo’s in Austin Sept. 25 (1,550, $461,288), House of Blues Boston Sept. 5 (2,340, $105,650) and The Pageant in St. Louis (2,000, $85,528). His Pretty Girls Like Trap Music album dropped in June and debuted at No. 2.  

Average ticket price to see 2 Chainz is $42.39. He’s booked by WME’s  Cindy Agi.