New Entries Flood Concert Pulse Chart: Avenged Sevenfold, Bon Iver, Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson
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– Aaron Watson
World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.

The top five positions are rounded out by some familiar faces but the bottom-end of the latest Global Concert Pulse chart features a whole slew of new names.

Pollstar’s 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.

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Depeche Mode is at the No. 4 position with an average gross of $1,793,298, bumping down Lady Gaga, with Paul McCartney still solidly holding the No. 1 spot.

The guys from Depeche Mode recently announced another leg of North American dates for the Global Spirit Tour, meaning the group will be on the road until July, with their next performance Feb. 16 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

A highlight on Depeche Mode’s upcoming routing is a run of stadiums in Latin America including Foro Sol in Mexico City; Simon Bolivar Park in Bogota, Colombia; Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru; Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile; Estadio Unico in La Plata, Argentina; and Allianz Parque in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The first new entry on the chart is Avenged Sevenfold at No.24. The group reported an average gross of $481,272 and an average of 9,418 tickets in 11 cities. Avenged Sevenfold has been on tour with Bullet For My Valentine and Breaking Benjamin since Jan. 12 and that run is scheduled to close Saturday Feb. 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Forget what you see on the Grammys,” Avenged Sevenfold’s manager told Pollstar in comment on the band’s placement. “With nine sellouts, merch through the roof and no stiffs, rock is anything but dead.”

The next new entry on the chart is Bon Iver at No. 43, who held a reported average gross of $223,787 in 11 cities, with an average attendance of 3,870. Bon Iver has one more North American play planned Feb. 17 in Milwaukee, then he holds down a residency at Eventim Apollo in London until March 5.

Avenged Sevenfold
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– Avenged Sevenfold
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Mich.

After that there are 12 new entries in the bottom 20 on the chart, starting with the tribute band Get The Led Out – American Led Zeppelin at No. 82, with an average gross of $45,462 and an average attendance of 1,376 in 14 cities.

Other newcomers include Paula Poundstone at No. 87, Lecrae at No. 93, Aaron Watson at No. 95, Puddles Pity Party at No. 96, and Matisyahu at No. 100.

Matisyahu is still solidly booked until March 18 at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Concert Pulse lets you know which artists have recently submitted reports to Pollstar, and if there is anyone who you want to see the nitty-gritty details on, you can order a Boxoffice history report.