Courtesy Golden 1 Center – Jay-Z
Jay-Z draws a packed house at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., Dec. 17.
Paul McCartney and Depeche Mode fell off the Global Concert Pulse, meaning there were shakeups at the top and a cohort of new entries to the chart.
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.
The peak slot is occupied by Bruno Mars, who was reporting an average gross of $3.4 million in 24 cities over the last three months. His average ticket price was around $102 with an average of 33,000 per city.
Bruno isn’t done taking the world by storm, as he recently announced a final North American leg of his “24k Magic” tour with special guest Cardi B, with dates stretching into October of this year. His next performances at press time was Feb. 27 in Auckland, New Zealand’s Spark Arena, the first of four nights at the venue with Dua Lipa. He follows New Zealand with extensive runs through Australia, Southeast Asia and then Europe. Basically, Bruno Mars is slowly taking over the world.
Jay-Z has finally gotten into the Top 5 with the reports from his “4:44” tour averaging more than $1.4 million in 25 cities. He sits at the No. 5 spot on this week’s chart.
The first new entry on the chart is Erasure at the No. 51 position. The synthpop duo reported an average gross of $121,403 in 13 cities, with an average of 2,048 tickets. The group is booked throughout Europe in the coming weeks, followed by an extensive run through Latin America and a full North American leg. The last dates currently planned are three nights at The Wiltern in Los Angeles Aug. 24-26.
Another new entry is Ron White at No. 56. He was averaging $102,267 in 16 cities, with an average ticket price of nearly $53. This isn’t his first time on the chart, as we had him as one of the three comedy acts in the Top 100 when we broke the Global Concert Pulse by genre in November.
Luke Combs also entered the chart at No. 68, and did very well in the tickets sold category, averaging 2,829 in 11 cities. His average gross was at $67,683 largely because his average ticket price was just under $24.
Other new entries on the chart include Paul Carrack (No. 69), Don Broco (No. 74), Tommy Emmanuel / David Grisman (No. 89), Sunrise Avenue (No. 92), Nahko And Medicine for the People (No. 99) and Seven (No. 100).
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, registered users can order a Boxoffice history report.