Boxoffice Insider: Phil Collins Wraps Latin America, U2 Reports Initial U.S. Dates

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– Phil Collins
Phil Collins performs at Barclaycard British Summertime at Hyde Park on June 30, 2017 in London, England.
Phil Collins’ long-awaited return to the road wowed Europe last year and he has followed that with a full run through Latin America this year. 
Making every effort to get himself to long-waiting fans, Collins took 12 markets throughout Central and South America, Mexico and Puerto Rico in February and March, and he was good enough to send reports of the whole affair to Pollstar.
Collins grossed almost $38 million in U.S. dollars, with an average of $3.17 million per market. The total number of tickets reported for the Live Nation-promoted tour was 351,923. 
Venue sizes varied widely on the trek, from small arenas like Auditorio Citibanamex March 6 in Monterrey, Mexico, which was configured for 6,207 tickets, to massive stadiums like Campo de Polo March 20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. That massive venue was able to sell 54,339 tickets.
The 67-year-old former Genesis frontman’s highest reported gross was over two nights at Allianz Parque in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Feb. 24-25, with 82,662 tickets sold for more than $9.5 million grossed. 
Ticket prices varied depending on local currency, but in Puerto Rico tickets for the performance at Coliseo de Puerto Rico March 23 cost between $60 and $195. 
The whole affair was supported by The Pretenders, and featured special spots from Hilda Lizarazu in Buenos Aires; Enrico Barbizi in Cordoba, Argentina; and Duca Leindecker in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
U2 In U.S. Reports Trickle In
U2 is continuing its eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE run in North America throughout June, but we have some initial reports.
The boys from Dublin have sold every available ticket on the tour’s first 13 shows. The ticket price has ranged from $41 to $325 everywhere except Las Vegas, where it was $46 to $330. So far U2 has grossed $28.4 million and moved 201,282 tickets in North America, with average gross at $3.1 million per market and 22,365 tickets sold.