It’s starting to look like summer on Pollstar’s Global Concert Pulse chart, as the Top 5 is full of top-notch acts, including two new entries.
The chart is once again led by Justin Timberlake , but at the No. 2 spot this week is Phil Collins, who recently submitted complete reports for his tour of Latin America, averaging a gross of $3.2 million and 29,326 tickets per market, though that does include two-night stands in multiple cities.
The former Genesis drummer was swapping currencies in different markets throughout Latin America so the numbers for his ticket price vary widely, but his average ticket price converts to $145. Collins has now earned himself an extended break before he takes headline dates throughout North America starting in October.
Another new entry on this week’s chart is Kenny Chesney, whose current tour mixes stadiums and amphitheatres, for an average attendance of 33,313 per market. Kenny kept ticket prices down though, with an average ticket price of $94, the lowest in the top 5, despite having the highest average attendance. He was averaging $3.1 million per market.
Chesney’s largest gig so far in 2018 has been Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., where he moved 55,292 tickets for a gross of $6.2 million.
Ricardo Arjona hopped onto the Concert Pulse this week, with 11 markets reporting an average gross of $721,915 on 7,969 tickets. His next dates on the books are in Chile and Argentina in the fall.
Taylor Swift has also submitted additional reports, but she still does not have 10 markets in the last three months, meaning she does not yet appear on Concert Pulse, but when she does it will surely be at the top. TayTay’s most recent report was a showstopper: 105,208 tickets sold over two nights at Chicago’s Soldier Field June 1-2 for a gross of $14,576,697.