Boxoffice Insider: Kid Rock’s American Rock N Roll Tour

Kid Rock
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– Kid Rock
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich.

Kid Rock enters the Pollstar Concert Pulse chart at No. 10 this week, with an average gross of $889,672 and 9,929 tickets sold, continuing the theme that  rock is very much alive and thriving.  

While Kid Rock’s tour made some headlines for having to change its name from “The Greatest Show On Earth” when Ringling Bros. alleged trademark infringement, the tour has many impressive reports including the kickoff Jan. 19 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which sold out 15,943 tickets and grossed more than $1.3 million.

Others include 14,266 tickets sold to KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Jan. 20 ($1.2 million) and Feb. 16 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, which also sold out at 12,328 tickets and grossed $1.1 million. Average ticket price over the last three months was $89.60. Kid just wrapped up his “Chillin The Most Cruise” and has more U.S. amphitheatre headline dates starting in August. Kid Rock is repped by Rick Roskin at CAA.

However, the biggest splash this week easily goes to Justin Timberlake, as his “Man Of The Woods” tour gets underway with sellouts reported already. Timberlake is grossing an average $3.3 million per show report, and is apparently seeing no resistance on a ticket price averaging $143 per seat.

Justin Timberlake
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– Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake dances and sings his way around U.S. Bank Stadium during halftime of Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots in Minneapolis Feb. 4.

Those shows include two at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, which sold 32,142 tickets and grossed more than $3.5 million March 13 and March 15, as well as sellouts at Capital One Arena, Madison Square Garden and Prudential Center.

Christian band MercyMe hits the Pulse at No. 33, with an average gross of $200,000.

Manager Scott Brickell of BrickHouse Entertainment told Pollstar the “MercyMe LIVE” Tour sold out 16 markets including St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Nashville’s world-renowned Ryman Auditorium.

“MercyMe has always been a great touring act and puts on an amazing live show,” Brickell said. “However, there seems to be a resurgence since the release of their most recent album, Lifer, and the newly released motion picture, ‘I Can Only Imagine’ (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions), based on the story behind the mega hit song of the same name.”

“MercyMe will reprise the line-up with longtime friends Tenth Avenue North for ‘The Imagine Nation Tour’ this fall with 20+ markets on the docket.”