Concert Pulse: Iron Maiden In Europe, The Final Vans Warped Tour Hits The Chart

Iron Maiden
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– Iron Maiden
plays Rockavaria festival in Munich, Germany, June 9.

Taylor Swift’s Reputation stadium tour rumbles on, putting up impossible-to-ignore numbers across the board while new entries such as Iron Maiden and the final
Swift’s average gross per market somehow rises to more than $12 million per city as she wraps up multi-night stands in major markets. The latest report is from Rogers Centre in Toronto, which moved 100,309 tickets Aug. 3-4 for a gross of more than $11 million.  That comes after Swift put up mind-boggling numbers with back-to-back, three-night runs at Gillette Stadium (174,764 tickets, $21.8 million) and MetLife Stadium (165,654, $22.03 million) at the end of July.  
While front-row tickets are being sold at a premium at up to $500 on the primary market, her average ticket price is still a modest $127.
Her tour continues its North American leg into October, with two nights at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as well as AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before hitting Australia and Japan for seven dates. Her average gross is sure to stabilize somewhat as much of her remaining tour includes single-night stops in smaller markets.
Meanwhile, major tours including Iron Maiden (No. 15) and the final Vans Warped Tour (No. 37) hit the chart as new entries. <blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink=”” data-instgrm-version=”9″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:540px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”><div style=”padding:8px;”> <div style=” background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;”> <div style=” background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;”></div></div> <p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”> <a href=”” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”>So, there&#39;s something happening in Tallinn tonight… #BePartOfTheLegacy #LegacyOfTheBeastTour #IronMaiden #Tallinn</a></p> <p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”>A post shared by <a href=”” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”> Iron Maiden</a> (@ironmaiden) on <time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2018-05-26T07:24:50+00:00″>May 26, 2018 at 12:24am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src=”//”></script>
Iron Maiden, always big in Europe, is no different this year, having wrapped a Euro leg on the Legacy Of The Beast tour with familiar markets like the band’s native UK (Metro Radio Arena, 10,342 tickets, $781,859 gross) as well as more secondary and tertiary territories such as Helsinki (May 28-29, $2.15 million) and Estonia, where aviation enthusiast Bruce Dickinson (via his Ed Force One) and his mates sold out the Saku Suurhall with 8,284 tickets and $547,305. 
Another report from the tour, which began in late May, includes July 5-6 at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, which sold 30,539 tickets and grossed $2.18 million. The tour wrapped Aug. 11 at The O2 in London.
On the Concert Pulse, the band charted at No. 15, with $1.74 million grossed per city and 21,037 tickets sold.  The tour, with Killswitch Engaged as support on most dates and international dates expected in 2019, is named after the comic and mobile game released by the band in 2017. It’s described as a type of greatest hits tour from the veteran metal band known for anthemic headbanger hits such as “The Trooper,” “Run For The Hills” and “The Number Of The Beast.”

Warped Tour 2018 Lineup Poster
– Warped Tour 2018 Lineup Poster
The final Vans Warped Tour sendoff has led to some of its biggest numbers in years, with an average gross of $564,327 grossed and 14,316 tickets sold over 36 shows. 
Just some of the accolades coming to Pollstar about the final Warped tour and founder Kevin Lyman include from Paradigm agent Matt Galle, who represents Warped veterans My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday
“At the time they both just had demos and were unknown” Galle told Pollstar. “Kevin was one of the main people that first stepped out and took a chance on them and put them on Warped a bunch of times, and profiled them on big stages and as their crowds grew moved them up. We have nothing but respect for Kevin. Taking Back Sunday actually popped up on one of the California dates this year. They weren’t playing that market with Coheed and really wanted to be part of the last Warped. I went to the Connecticut one in Hartford, the only date I could see, with my buddies 3Oh!3, and Kevin really helped played a part in breaking them too.”